Posts by Mike Ryan

  • Ben Folds Spoofs Online Piano Playing Lookalike

    Mike Ryan at Stop The Presses!4 yrs ago

    Who isMerton the Chatroulette Piano Guy? The mystery remains, but one thing is clear:He's not Ben Folds in disguise, contrary to the rumor thatgained momentum after the musician's talent caught attention on Chatroulette(an online site that randomly pairs people around the world for one-on-one livewebcam chats).

    The buzzover the mystery man compelled Folds to breakout his own webcam during a North Carolina concert and offer a tribute. In front of2,000 screaming fans, he serenaded his Chatroulette partners with impromptusongs inMerton-like style. He made up lyrics to match each person on the computerscreen, from a shy writer who finally emerged from behind a notepad to the manwaving a lighter to Folds' live music.

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