Posts Tagged ‘Rufus Wainwright’

Ben Folds Comes Alive

June 25th, 2007 5 comments

My two and a half regular readers will know that I am quite partial to the genius of Mr Ben Folds. I have never had the opportunity to see the great man live (if you’re reading this, Mr Folds, please get your hornrimmed-glassed ass down to the southern tip of Africa, sir, gush gush gush). So his live album, the Ben Folds Five lives album, the few live tracks on the EPs, DVD rips and bootlegs will have to do for me. I have collated some decent-quality live stuff (thanks in part to my friend Mo). And here’s sharing with y’all. I’ve made myself an unofficial live mix-tape (er, CD-R) which includes none of the great live versions below, but other tracks from these concerts (the Perth gig is a DVD-rip from the brilliant concerts with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra). If enough people want it, I’ll post it. Place your desperate pleas in a comment.

Ben Folds – Army (live in New York, Summerstage 2004) “Bah bah bah, babababababa etc”
Ben Folds with Rufus Wainwright – Careless Whispers (ibid.; DVD rip, not the shitty version floating around on the Interweb)

Ben Folds – Narcolepsy (live in Perth, March 2005, DVD rip) check out the opera dude!
Ben Folds – Zak And Sara (live in Perth, March 2005, DVD rip)

Ben Folds – The Luckiest (live In Berlin, 4 June 2005. Soundboard bootleg)
Ben Folds – All You Can Eat (live In Berlin, 4 June 2005) hear Folds speak Deutsch.