Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ben Folds Unrapped

After seein the musical Wicked(based on the book by Gregory Maguire about how the wicked witch became so wicked), so I decided to read the book. I was supried at how adult the feateres were. So much for the family freindly musical :-(.

But I shouldn't complane. My favorite musician had songs about such themes. His name is Ben Folds(still trying to figure out if that's his stage name or not). Heres why I like him:

1. His voice. I don't know how to describe it, but he has a fairly unusual voice for his age. But hey, the dudes from North Carolina :p. PS: NC is acually a state. Who knew? I considered it more like the District of Columbia(burn).

2.The lyrics to his songs. they don't really rymn, but they're thought provocing. Sometimes you have to think to get the point of the song. When you lisin to his song "Brick", you'll understand.

3.The way he uses the piano. Its practicly in every song. Seriosly, he's the Vince Guiraldi of this geration.

My favorite song by him is possibly "Army". Its about the aimlessness of life and is somewhat self-biographical.

FYI: Vince Guiraldi did the piano music for Peanuts(with good ol' Charlie brown).