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November 5, 2008 10:35 PM   Subscribe

Who's Gonna Save My Soul directed by Chris Milk
posted by gwint (37 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't play outside the U.S. Just like Obama.
posted by converge at 10:39 PM on November 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


What with the voting, I mean.
posted by converge at 10:40 PM on November 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Maybe this lower res YouTube version will work?
posted by gwint at 10:41 PM on November 5, 2008


Ah, screw this topical humour. Forget I said anything.
posted by converge at 10:41 PM on November 5, 2008


or this quicktime
posted by gwint at 10:42 PM on November 5, 2008


What amounts to a single-link music video post with marginal padding? I was so prepared to flag the living shit out of this. Until I watched it. That is one awesome, fucked-up, awesomely fucked up music video.
posted by dersins at 10:45 PM on November 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


thanks for the quicktime. mtv's america-only policy sucks donkey balls.
posted by krautland at 10:55 PM on November 5, 2008


Yeah, MTV does suck donkey balls alright.
posted by paisley henosis at 11:08 PM on November 5, 2008


Ar mar gard, was that GOOD. Good-good.
posted by heyho at 11:32 PM on November 5, 2008


Metafilter: Are you even listening to me? (No)
posted by hellojed at 11:35 PM on November 5, 2008 [3 favorites]


Hmm... a kind of kindred spirit to the literal minded Ah-Ha video from the other day only with.... don't say heart don't say heart don't say heart. urgh! I caught this video on rage a few weeks ago and was completely blown away by it. Multiple jaw dropping moments as it takes such unexpected turns, from the plunge to very abrupt ending. Of course, the serious great voice doesn't do the song any harm. :)

FWIW I had now issue watching the MTV link from Australia.
posted by adamt at 11:36 PM on November 5, 2008


dissent: blecch. yecch. grrr-OOoosss... cheap. trivial. and i couldn't stop thinking of the california raisins. barf. escape. escape. escape.
posted by artof.mulata at 12:43 AM on November 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Way for Jorma to do something besides comedy!
posted by shucksitsjeremy at 1:03 AM on November 6, 2008


I'm in Germany and it works fine. Is it just the UK where it doesn't work?
posted by chillmost at 1:46 AM on November 6, 2008


Works from Norway too. Seems like MTV just hates Canadians...
posted by Harald74 at 2:12 AM on November 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure that heart is MUCH larger than the average human heart.
posted by The Eponymous Pseudonymous Rex at 2:37 AM on November 6, 2008


That was truly weird and great. Made a perfect Gnarls Barkley video. (And, worked fine from Germany).
posted by From Bklyn at 3:56 AM on November 6, 2008


If I remember correctly, this song was used to awesome effect in the season finale of Breaking Bad.
posted by mannequito at 3:57 AM on November 6, 2008


Good movie, nice song but, for me, not so well-matched.
posted by Jode at 4:38 AM on November 6, 2008


damn I can't seem to watch any of these due to various location issues and work filters.
posted by mary8nne at 4:53 AM on November 6, 2008


A human heart is fist-sized, about five inches long.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:59 AM on November 6, 2008


Everybody wants some...
posted by steef at 5:21 AM on November 6, 2008


Yeah, that heart is totally not anatomically correct. And it's not like the guy could just keep talking without a heart, and like hearts have mouths and teeth and can sing and stuff. I mean, c'mon.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:49 AM on November 6, 2008 [5 favorites]


From one of the best albums of the year. Thanks.
posted by Rykey at 6:04 AM on November 6, 2008


The sneakers the heart wore cracked me up.
posted by Dragonness at 6:41 AM on November 6, 2008


The heart needs eyes so it would know it was singing into a piece of broccoli, and not a microphone. Otherwise, just like real life!

Are you even listening to me?
posted by owtytrof at 7:26 AM on November 6, 2008


I am not a supporter of single-link-MTV-tube posts.

That said, OMG AWESOME. So, thanks. But don't do it again.
posted by zpousman at 7:34 AM on November 6, 2008


Meh.

It's pretty trite, IMO. Any shock value or whimsy (which go together like nuts and gum) is diminished by all the crappy formulaic Zack Braff-style dialogue--not to mention the crappy formulaic music.

Also, this video came out in July.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:04 AM on November 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sys Rq, I must ask, what other music follows the same formula as Gnarls Barkley? Because I definitely want to listen to it.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:45 AM on November 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Why did I think that heart was going to try to sell me California Raisins?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 9:03 AM on November 6, 2008


Why did I think that heart was going to try to sell me California Raisins?

Because you can't tell the difference between stop-motion animation and CG animation?
posted by dersins at 10:22 AM on November 6, 2008


could be.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 12:09 PM on November 6, 2008


Sorry. That was totally unnecessary on my part, and, frankly kinda dickish. Work sucks this week and for some unknown reason I just took it out on you instead of punching my clients in the dick. My apologies.
posted by dersins at 12:36 PM on November 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


No worries. I really can't tell the difference between CG and stop-motion anymore.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 1:43 PM on November 6, 2008


I usually don't like music videos with dialogue, but this one works.
posted by nedkingsley at 1:57 PM on November 6, 2008


Can't play outside the U.S. Just like Obama.

For those having problems watching videos outside the U.S., like this Mtv site or Hulu, try using Hotspot Shield. It's a little annoying - it commandeers your browser with an ad at the top - but gets the job done.
posted by zardoz at 4:13 PM on November 6, 2008


As far as Gnarls Barkley's music: compared to Cee-Lo's solo stuff, it DOES sound formulaic, and a bit...well...soulless. Check out Cee-Lo's album Green is the Soul Machine. If you like Gnarls Barkley and haven't heard it, it will blow you away.

That said, I saw Gnarls Barkley at The Roots Picnic in Philly this year. I probably would have been okay with them if they hadn't gone on after the best set I've ever seen from The Roots. Obama isn't the only one bringing the people together, y'all. And ?uestlove took the Gnarls Barkley drummer to school. Even with his extra 50 pounds and sweat emanating from his afro.
posted by nosila at 4:57 PM on November 6, 2008


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