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“Sky High” video

The band has released the video for Sky High, taken from last year’s album The Sound of the Life of the Mind. The track also appears on the recent live compilation, Ben Folds Five Live.

“Rhymes with Nothing” latest from Ryan

Ben’s touring bassist Ryan Lerman has posted his latest song, Rhymes with Nothing, to YouTube. As with his earlier songs, he’s multi-tracked it, playing drums, electric bass and Fender keyboard, and the video is presented in the VideoSong multi-frame visual style. Ryan tweets that he’ll have a full album out in about six months.

Update: Ryan posted another song, After the Fact, today on YouTube. (25 April 2011)

“Saskia Hamilton” video

Charlie McDonnell, prolific video-maker known on YouTube as charlieissocoollike, and who happens to turn 20 today, has made a video for the new song Saskia Hamilton starring, well, Charlie McDonnell. Ben says it’s the “official” video, even though it’s not issued through Nonesuch, as Ben did ask him to do it. Anyway, have a look and add your comments along with Charlie’s gazillion other fans. Update: As of October 9, Charlie says he’s had a half million views.