Whilst putting the site together I knew I’d obviously have to write the first posts and I’ve spent some time thinking of where to start when in all honesty I knew who the artist would be, I just wasn’t sure what track to go with – it made sense to start at the beginning.

Whilst some people who know me would imagine I’ve listened to Ben Folds forever I remember very clearly my introduction to him whilst on holiday in Crete. Without some cross checking and asking family I couldn’t tell you what year for sure but I was probably about 15 – 16 or thereabouts. Having made the usual group of holiday friends we had spotted a piano in the reception area of the hotel. Both me and my sisters could play a little and we started tapping away on it, one of the other kids with us sat down and started fiddling around and played the basic riff from the song – it sounded great, so simple and lovely, there’s a sentimental feel just to the piano riff.
Having found out what the song was, once we got home I ordered the album “Whatever and ever amen”, I think we tried finding it in some local record stores without much luck first. I swiftly listened to it and followed with anything else Ben Folds Five I could get my hands on and I’ve been getting pretty much everything I can since, including numerous trips to see him live.
The song itself is lovely, the haunting piano riff, the genuine emotion and agony of the song’s
“I poured my heart out” refrain. The feeling of loss and disbelief, embodying a sense of helplessness, makes it such a sentimental and moving song, one to listen to and reflect on things.

From the blog

The Christmas reading list

If you’re prepared you’ve probably already bought all your Christmas gifts even if it isn’t yet December, if you aren’t and you have a music lover in your life then how about a nice music related book? I’ve got a few recommendations for you here, there are plenty more I’ve enjoyed over the years – […]

For Your Ears, For Your Eyes #2

The latest newsletter has dropped this week, the second of our recommendations issues. Featuring Charli XCX, Zuzu, The Avalanches, Everything is a remix and a few more. Check it out at the link below and don’t forget to sign up so you don’t miss future emails – link in the site footer! For Your Ears, […]

The mailing list – For Your Ears – For Your Eyes

We’ve just sent out the first issue of our mailing list with our fortnightly recommendations. If you haven’t read it yet you can do so here. https://mailchi.mp/f200e38df083/for-your-ears-for-your-eyes But why not sign up using the form in the footer and make sure you don’t miss an issue.

Some Podcast Recommendations

So much to listen to, so little time. I’m sure it’s the same for most people – I have a queue of new music I want to listen to, along with wanting to rediscover and enjoy old favourites and then add to that an ever increasing queue of podcasts to take up my listening time. […]

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Welcome to Mumubl a place where you can talk about the music that means a lot to you and discover the tracks and albums that move other people.

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