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The how and why of leaking your own album, in two forms: Ben Folds Five and Wiley

In July 2008, there was a suspicious leak of new Ben Folds Five material, two months in advance of the (then) forthcoming album, Way to Normal. One month later, Ben Folds confessed that he and his touring band made the 6 fake songs in 8 hours (plus three tunes actually from the album), and he compared the fake tracks to the real album. Two years later, Wiley tweeted that he sacked his manager, and in a form of retaliation, shared 11 seemingly random collections of tracks in various forms of completion. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 7, 2011 - 51 comments

We thought it would be a coffeeshop album

MeFi favorites Ben Folds and Nick Hornby have recorded an album together: Lonely Avenue. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 27, 2010 - 14 comments

Number One Song After Number One Song

All-girl a cappella group tackles "Bitches Ain't Shit". [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Aug 30, 2010 - 149 comments

Are you sad? We've come to cheer you up.

SLYT: Ben Folds responds to Merton's Chat Roulette Improv (slightly NSFW: language) [more inside]
posted by miratime on Mar 21, 2010 - 67 comments

Your favorite typeface rocks.

Your favorite rock typefaces. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 16, 2008 - 17 comments

Spock is Greek?

Star Trek: The Animated Series + Shatner (previously) "singing" (previ|ously) Common People (previously) = THIS.
posted by Sys Rq on Jun 9, 2008 - 40 comments

Come down now, they'll say

Such Great Heights performed by Ben Folds with a piano and unusual percussions.
Probably everyone already knows the original and the Iron&Wine's cover, but have you ever listened the live cover by the Dresden Dolls (mp3 link)?
posted by darkripper on Nov 10, 2006 - 84 comments

Warp Speed, Mr. Folds!

William Shatner's new album hits the stores today. Produced by Ben Folds, of course.
posted by eustacescrubb on Oct 5, 2004 - 45 comments

Common People, Cap'n

William Shatner covers 'Common People' by Pulp, with the help of Ben Folds and Joe Jackson. Album of further genius forthcoming. [thanks Suw!]
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 22, 2004 - 41 comments

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