Friday, March 18, 2011

She's a brick, and I'm drowning slowly

Gosh, there are just some songs that make me miss the 90s, hella bad. Ben Folds' music is the current missing link.

NBC had a show in December called The Sing-Off. I caught it this season, which happened to be its second season. I must say, it is waaaay better than that shite music program Fox promotes the hell out of. The Sing-Off is all vocal - a capella music and there is absolutely no other instruments in any episode. It's a competition show and it's amazing. It really needs to be kept on air and watched. These groups are awe inspiring. The judges were Ben Folds, Shawn Stockton (Boyz II Men), and Nicole Sherzinger (PCD, Dancing With The Stars). They were constantly floored by the level of talent each group brought to the floor. I know I've referenced the show in previous entries - On The Rocks, and Street Corner Symphony, are somewhere within the last couple months. I do have to admit, there is a reason Street Corner Symphony was the runner up. There is just something about those boys that makes you melt when they sing.

But SCS is not 1997. True, they are currently touring with Ben Folds, this post is about 90s music and the uber geeky nerd, Ben Folds. This show renewed my fascination in Mr. Folds. I remember buying Whatever And Ever Amen when it came out. On cassette. And I thought "this dude is interesting. I can roll with it". However, over the years, I lost track of his music. Life took me in other directions and I missed out on some of his music. That's not to say that I didn't hear the random single on a radio station. But watching NBC made me realise I missed out on a good artist. Hearing his old songs again, brought up memories from when I first heard them. Like everyone else that happens to. So, in essance, NBC actually has done a good thing for once. It gave me back some inspiration. But I thank Ben Folds for being the originator. And although Vevo videos are botch jobs, I give you, for your listening pleasure, Brick.

Now don't go and say it don't bring back some groovy thoughts...