Song of the Day #2,124: ‘Emaline (Live)’ – Ben Folds Five

ben_folds_fiveWhen picking my five desert island songs, or however you want to characterize this list of essential tracks, I knew I had to include a Ben Folds Five tune.

The harder question was which one.

Something from the debut album — ‘Jackson Cannery’ or ‘Philosophy,’ perhaps, or ‘Alice Childress’? Or one of the lush standouts from their sophomore effort — ‘Selfless, Cold and Composed’ or ‘Missing the War’?

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Song of the Day #206: ‘Emaline’ – LHarris41

lharris41I am wrapping up a week from hell and this is the closest I’ve been to running out of steam and not having a Song of the Day ready to roll. But I am not prepared to break a 205-song streak, so I must muscle through.

In order to buy myself some time, I’m going to take it easy this week and feature some cover songs by people on YouTube. This will save me the headache of dealing with the record label Nazis who keep pulling my videos, and I won’t spend a whole lot of time writing them up either.

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Song of the Day #27: ‘Emaline (Live)’ – Ben Folds Five

I’m not generally very big on live albums. I prefer hearing the music at it was performed and produced in the studio and committed to tape (or disc, or computer file) for all time.

Don’t get me wrong, I love going to concerts and hearing music performed live. But taking a live performance and pinning it down just feels wrong, like watching a DVD of a Broadway play.

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