Ben Folds Improvises Awesome Songs on Chatroulette

By now you've certainly heard of Chatroulette, the website wherein you video-chat with random strangers around the world (that is, when you are not confronted with random guys who are stroking their cocks for your viewing pleasure).

And by now you've probably heard of Merton, the musician who has racked up nearly four million views on YouTube by going on Chatroulette and improvising songs about the random people who pop up on his video screen.

Well, a few nights ago at a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ben Folds did an "Ode to Merton," wherein he logged onto Chatroulette and performed songs about the few lucky strangers that appeared. This is sublime. Watch:


  1. Who the hell chat's on the can? That's a sacred place exclusively for reading Entertainment Weekly!

  2. Cool, the guy is awesome...he also does this improvised song called "Rock This Bitch" at concerts, each time it's in a different rock style.

  3. Clearly, I've underestimated Ben Folds and his awesomeness all these years.

  4. John, you should not do ANYTHING on the can other than focusing 100% on the task at hand. Otherwise, you might not do it right!

    Howard, thanks for the link. I'm a longtime "Rockin' the Suburbs" fan, and his cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit" is oddly sublime.

    權選, uh, thanks.

    Michael, yup, check the links above for more awesomeness.