Saturday night Ben Folds played at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. You'd think I would be there , front and center.
But I was not. I (for some reason) didn't find out about it until much much too late. Tickets were around $400 a piece by the time I started searching for them. I am still a little bit teary thinking about it.
So I've been watching the videos on youtube instead. I've included some in this post.
Here's Ben instructing the crowd (which I wasn't in, in case you didn't get that part) in a three part harmony for Not The Same:
This is Ben telling a story about his children and the song 'Gracie' he wrote for his daughter:
This is one of my favorite songs. I sing it around the house all the time and even tried to get Jeremiah to play it on his classical guitar. It's all about moving away from his friends and family with some bitch. My favorite line:
'Down comes the reign of the telephone czar, it's ok to call, I will answer for myself.'
He plays in Cleveland the day before my birthday. Cleveland is not all that far away from us, but still a little bit of a trip. So we'll see.