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September 7, 2011 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Alanis has covered them. Jim Carrey has covered them. Jason Yang has covered them on his electric violin. Tidusko has covered them on his uke. Now, Jeff Tweedy lays down the beats in his cover of I Gotta Feeling, rocking the house at The Hideout in Chicago.
posted by jeanmari (29 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was very funny. But "I Gotta Feeling" is truly a soul- and civilization-destroying "song" that should never be heard or played by anyone in any context ever again.
posted by oneironaut at 11:01 AM on September 7, 2011 [4 favorites]




I thought this was going to be a Beatles cover. Who are the Black Eyed Peas? Are they like the California Raisins?
posted by entropicamericana at 11:08 AM on September 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


Thank you, Horselover. I will gladly watch that instead, if forced to make such a choice by David Blaine in Room 101.
posted by oneironaut at 11:09 AM on September 7, 2011


Wow, that 10 hours of Keyboard cat is a rabbit hole that I barely escaped with my sanity.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:09 AM on September 7, 2011


Can he do it without the smug smirking? "When I sat down on the bed next to you, you started to cry". Ok bub, tell us which pop musicians (a completely different genre of music than not so original alternative country) are allowed to do their thing.
posted by solmyjuice at 11:09 AM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


This was part of an incredible event last night in Chicago that I am very sad I missed.
posted by Mid at 11:10 AM on September 7, 2011


Jason Yang has a lot of shoes. Also, I really enjoyed watching and hearing him put that together even though I don't feel much for the original.
posted by Elmore at 11:13 AM on September 7, 2011


Two wrongs don't make a right. Don't get me started on what this many wrongs makes.
posted by tommasz at 11:16 AM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Gotta is 'got to', not 'got a'.

Shut up, that's why.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:17 AM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Your favorite alt-country-dad-rock-Son-Volt-was-better-guy sucks.
posted by Mid at 11:17 AM on September 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sorry, but I will always think this is incredibly cool.
posted by cereselle at 11:25 AM on September 7, 2011


try that again, cereselle?
posted by Navelgazer at 11:28 AM on September 7, 2011


Gotta is 'got to', not 'got a'.

Shut up, that's why.


Do you know what I have got to do? I have got to feeling. We all have got to feeling. All the kids have got to feeling. And if you really search your heart, I think you'll find that you have got to feeling, too.
posted by The World Famous at 11:36 AM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Tweedy can be a funny, funny guy. He acknowledges at the start that he's a little out of his depth with this song and - furthermore - it should be pointed out:
Followers of the @MayorEmanuel feed might remember a string of tweets from the fake mayoral candidate proposing that Jeff Tweedy perform Black Eyed Peas songs at his fundraiser, because "People love that shit."
So, yeah, basically he's being a good sport and doing something silly at a fun event.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:52 AM on September 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'm sure there's a fair amount of zomg-sacrilege going on here but I was amused enough and his humps was perfectly charming and harmless - it's hard for me to imagine that the BEP are so thin skinned they would take offense - or is that the point? [he asked rhetorically]
posted by victors at 11:54 AM on September 7, 2011


Aw hell, thanks Navelgazer. It's this.
posted by cereselle at 11:57 AM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think this is hilarious, and having seen Tweedy solo and with Wilco live more times than I can count, he really is pretty funny.

This hits the same spot for me that Ryan Adams' cover of I Want It That Way hits.
posted by padraigin at 11:59 AM on September 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


This was a book launch for the @MayorEmanuel book. Some co-workers of mine went to this. About 45 minutes in, the real Mayor Emmanuel showed up and signed books with "You are an assh*le." I (stupidly) passed up a ticket.
posted by Sreiny at 12:13 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pretty damn funny, especially his mocking the repetition of certain phrases. I like this coming from a guy who repeats the word "Nothing" somewhere around 29 times in a live version of Misunderstood (about 4:25 in). I've always thought that was brave; to make his audience (and band) suffer through that repetition. Still haven't seen Wilco (damn, what have I done w/ my life?)
posted by pandabearjohnson at 12:25 PM on September 7, 2011


I'm with entropicamericana.

"Oh cool, a post with a bunch of covers of a song called 'I've got a feeling' by a famous band. I wonder if it'll mention the Beatles Complete on Ukulele cover or if there's a bunch of other covers I've not heard yet. It's not exactly their most popular- oh.

oh."
posted by sandswipe at 12:46 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Black Eyed Peas used to be pretty great (from their first album way back in 1998). Of course, they eventually discovered that making money would require a slightly broader appeal; they added Fergie and started pumping dance hits and well, here we are.

Also Son Volt is better than Wilco, I just like Wilco more for some reason.
posted by Doleful Creature at 12:46 PM on September 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, if you haven't read the @MayorEmanuel Twitter feed, it was the highlight of the most recent mayoral election for me. Especially since it was a story being written minute by minute, reacting to whatever was happening in the election in the news and responding to other people who were referencing him on Twitter. The real Rahm had a bounty on this guy's head because he couldn't figure out who was running the feed. At some point, @MayorEmanuel was living in a crawlspace under his old house (that the tenants wouldn't move out of) with Axelrod, Carl the Intern, Hambone the dog, and Quaxelrod the Duck. Daley and all of Rahm's campaign competitors had cameos, as well as various Chicago psuedo-celebs (like Oprah and Penny Pritzker). Brilliant. Kept me sane during the Snowmageddon Chicago 2011.
posted by jeanmari at 2:50 PM on September 7, 2011


This is great... you don't notice how much they repeat the lyrics when it's got a catchy beat to it like in the normal version.
posted by smackfu at 4:00 PM on September 7, 2011


This is actually kind of good. Like, if he did it with a straight face it would be kind of poignant.
posted by mai at 4:32 PM on September 7, 2011


I think I Gotta Feeling is pretty good, for mainstream pop (not that that's saying much). It has an almost wistful feel to it, especially with that relative minor turn on the third chord. As if you're hoping all this partying is going to make up for the shit that just happened today.

"My Humps," though, really might be the low water mark of Western civilization.
posted by abcde at 6:37 PM on September 7, 2011


"My Humps," though, really might be the low water mark of Western civilization.

AU FUCKING CONTRAIRE, MON FRERE!
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:26 PM on September 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


I just, what, I can't even, Joey Michaels.
posted by jeanmari at 10:43 AM on September 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Never forget.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:18 AM on September 8, 2011


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