Ooh, I love these kinds of albums. Ben Folds is set to release supersunnyspeedgraphic on October 24th, a collection of songs from Ben’s internet EPs, b-sides, and his animated film work (Over The Hedge). All are apparently sonically different from the old versions – rerecorded, remixed or remastered. Pre-order it here . . . OR try and win it. Yep, I’ve got one signed copy of Ben Folds’ new album to give away to the person who writes me the best poem in the comments. I don’t care what kind/format/topic, but bonus points, as always, if you make me laugh.
Here are streams of two of the new versions of songs on the album:
And I smiled to see that it has a new version of this song on it, just a fantastic little tongue-in-cheek ditty from the Sunny 16 EP (2003). This would be ideal as anyone’s theme song:
“There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You” – Ben Folds
Like you’ve got nothing to prove
No matter what you might do
There’s always someone out there cooler than you
I might just get up and dance
Or buy some acid-wash pants
When you don’t care then you got nothing to lose”
AMEN to that, brother.