It is always so gratifying to find that a musician you have great appreciation for is held in high regard by others. Especially others that you would never, ever expect. I became an instant fan of Ben Folds after I stumbled upon this album which ended up being a regular feature in the soundtrack of my life during a very transitional time. I return to it again and again, always finding new meaning in lyrics, the melody, the tone.
Then I read this and this and then watched this and I was newly inspired.