Sunday, September 27, 2009

Zak and Sara with an Orchestra

Back in early 2005, Ben Folds did a concert in Perth, backed by the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra. He played versions of his songs that had been arranged by Australian composers and it is probably the best live DVD I've ever seen. Case in point: Zak and Sara, the very first song performed:


This just illustrates how totally awesome Ben Folds is. For those of you that want more (the smart folk), you can buy the DVD here. Seriously, just twelve bucks. I've listened to it innumerable times and it never gets old. Track list:

Zak and Sara
Smoke
Fred Jones Part 2
Steven's Last Night In Town
Boxing
Annie Waits
Brick
Evaporated
Not the Same
The Ascent of Stan
Lullaby
Narcolepsy
Rock This Bitch
The Luckiest

So... yeah. Pretty awesome.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Video Dating



I can't decide if this is funny or sad. Probably sad. Some of the best phrases:

"I'm an executive by day and a wildman by night."
"Perhaps a nice bath with some champagne and candles."
"What I'm not looking for is some big, overgrown monster that's always thinking about food."
"I'm looking for the goddess. Are you the goddess?"
"No fatties, no hamsters, no dopers, no smokers, no alcoholics, no Donna Juanitas, no poseurs, no crazies."
"Life is a playground and I want someone to play with."
"I'm interested in most phases of data processing."