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Tuesday, October 12   >>

BEN FOLDS FANS ARE ASSHOLES

A lot of them are. I've met tons of them throughout the years, in a mutual quest to find people with whom to share some musical common ground. After all, Folds' music is, in its exterior, pussy music for guys who couldn't break into the punk scene, and that isn't really appealing to most brosefs in high school. Anyway, a lot of his fans are really passionate--more than myself, and I think I'm pretty hardcore to some extent--but a majority of them have turned into Folds-hating snobs who continue to associate themselves with Folds only to try to convince his fanbase and, hopefully, Folds himself, that Folds has sucked for the past 10 years and that he should bring back the now-defunct Ben Folds Five group and go back to his roots and stop being a pop-pandering sell-out.

Meanwhile, Folds has released a steady stream of really diverse pop music in the last decade, and, in my ears, has only gotten better. Music changes because people change, and that's okay.

I don't know why I'm telling you this, but it just felt right. This track, "Dr. Yang," is among his meatiest, most epic works, and it just came out in 2008. And the guy is, like, 40something years-old. Listen loud.



He's the fucking man.