For anyone that’s tried to do an elevator pitch or tried to make a cold call, you have a vague idea as to what it’s like trying to busk. It’s not easy but like everything the more you do it, the easier it gets and there’s no one that does it better than Ed Sheeran. Tonight, Ed will be playing the 2nd of two nights underneath the stars at the Hollywood Bowl in front of an adoring audience but here he is doing what he does best and making a connection and winning over a crowd that is busy trying to catch their trains.
In 2010, there was a notorious website called ChatRoulette, an online chat website that paired random people from around the world together for webcam-based conversation. It might at first sound charming and a way to connect with another person from around the globe but in all likelihood if you signed on you would not see a face but you would immediately know the person on the other side of the screen was a man (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). It really was a game of roulette.
And somehow Ben Folds turned this service into something wonderful and proved that music can soothe the savage beast. Ben is playing on Saturday at The Greek Theatre. Take a chance and go to the show.