Woke Up Way Too Late

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sheffield1The genius of Ben Folds is not just the albums he releases. You don’t understand the intense creativity and expression of the man until you see or hear him perform live. At his best, Folds improvises one or more songs as part of his set, often about banal, mundane subjects like buoyant force or the local basketball coach, re-imagines his songs in the moment, and interacts with his audience in an energetic, personal way that most artists just don’t care to do. Folds fansite TheSuburbs.co.uk has created a filedump site called Woke Up Way Too Late as a repository of rare Folds material and a staggering collection of live bootlegs, which Folds has reportedly approved personally.


Jonathan Nathan is a writer and a comedian who lives in Kansas. He is smugly superior. More from this author →