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Cee-Lo Green has a message for all of us (NSFW!!) [SLTY]
posted by victors (40 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cee-Lo is awesome, but is there something more to this than a song that was released several weeks ago?
posted by Think_Long at 5:10 PM on October 8, 2010


Take back what I said. That was a worthy enough performance for a post in my opinion. So, Fuck me, I guess.
posted by Think_Long at 5:12 PM on October 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


Dear Ask Metafilter,
I'm a middle aged white librarian. My wife says that a bubblegum pink suit is a poor sartorial choice for me. Should I DTMFA?
Horace Rumpole
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:18 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


A Rebuttal To Cee Lo’s “F*ck You”
posted by homunculus at 5:19 PM on October 8, 2010 [31 favorites]


Didn't the original video get posted here when it first came out? I was sure this was where I saw it.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:19 PM on October 8, 2010


A good performance of a song that everyone heard like a month ago. That is what this is.
posted by 23skidoo at 5:22 PM on October 8, 2010


Do the math, Fred Astaire!
posted by box at 5:25 PM on October 8, 2010


The rebuttal posted above is made of win.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:33 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Woah! Check out his band!
posted by snofoam at 5:39 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


A Rebuttal To Cee Lo’s “F*ck You”

Which, of course, brings us to this:

Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested
posted by poe at 5:41 PM on October 8, 2010


The girl on keyboards needs to not sing along with the pre-recorded background harmonies, it ruins the illusion.
posted by chococat at 5:42 PM on October 8, 2010


This redeems Cee-Lo's lack of emotion in the music video.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 5:44 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha! That rebuttal video was perfect! She says it like she means it.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:52 PM on October 8, 2010


Also: Cee-Lo does a stunning cover of Radiohead.
posted by lattiboy at 5:52 PM on October 8, 2010 [10 favorites]


Woah! Check out his band!

I don't think I've seen such a bored-looking drummer in my life.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 6:02 PM on October 8, 2010


Sure is gorgeous quality video.
posted by bz at 6:05 PM on October 8, 2010


Just bought the Bruno Mars album tonight. I've said it for years: damn shame the talented young man has to pawn off his best songs to pop stars. So far the album kind of sucks.
posted by carsonb at 6:10 PM on October 8, 2010


A good performance of a song that everyone heard like a month ago. That is what this is.

i've never heard it, or heard of it.
posted by rainperimeter at 6:11 PM on October 8, 2010


50 cent's response
posted by finite at 6:18 PM on October 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


I am enthralled with his monitors. Drummer was tight, too.
posted by cavalier at 6:49 PM on October 8, 2010


Oh god yes. The emotional insanity of this version, coupled with the sheer fucking awesome that is that pink suit and all-woman backup band elevate an already great song into the stratosphere.

Remember these days, friends. Twenty years from now when a 400 lb, opiate-crazed Cee-Lo is grinding out his greatest hits on the Vegas strip, you'll tell your children about the raw joy you felt the first time you heard "Fuck You."
posted by felix betachat at 7:01 PM on October 8, 2010 [7 favorites]


Inverse Phase's 'cover'
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 7:12 PM on October 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


i've never heard it, or heard of it.

I actually didn't mean "everyone" literally.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:21 PM on October 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


This is such a ridiculously awesome video I've been watching it on a virtual loop for more than 24 hours now. I haven't watched a complete youtube music video like this...well ever.
posted by Keith Talent at 7:54 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


A little treat for our German speakers: Fick Dich.
posted by hippybear at 7:56 PM on October 8, 2010


Oh, and apparently Spanish, too.
posted by hippybear at 8:00 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Looks like she's a gold digg-a/
Just thought you should know Nigga.


I'm pretty sure that is my favourite lyrical couplet of all time.
posted by dry white toast at 8:04 PM on October 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Cee Lo's uniformed all-female band finally brings to fruition the dreams so memorably expressed by Prince in his rhythm section and Robert Palmer in his videos.
posted by Kylio at 8:44 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did you mean "[SALTY]"?
posted by pracowity at 8:55 PM on October 8, 2010


Harry Nilsson - You're Breakin' My Heart
posted by pracowity at 9:08 PM on October 8, 2010


I like his glasses.
posted by mreleganza at 9:22 PM on October 8, 2010


salty?
posted by wobh at 11:30 PM on October 8, 2010


I've been watching it on a virtual loop...

Check out YouTube Repeat.
posted by sophist at 11:22 AM on October 9, 2010


Is he a little person? Or is that suit THAT baggy? Inquiring minds want to know.
posted by reenum at 11:32 AM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not little as much as fat. About 5'6" or 5'7". He's going baggy because Poppin' Fresh is his albino twin.
posted by pracowity at 12:17 PM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


He sounds excellent but mix up the backing vocals. Half the fun is in the "ooh-ooh-ooh"s and "ain't that some shit"s. Not to mention the "oh shit she's a gold digger!" which is clearly the best part of the song.
posted by nathancaswell at 7:33 PM on October 9, 2010


The official version of this song is my favorite song of the last 15 years.

And I'm being serious. I know it is R-rated adult bubblegum, but it actually speaks to me, which is all you can ask a song to do. The whole lyric base is catch-phrases.

I love it. Love it love it.

Now ain't that some shit?!?
posted by discountfortunecookie at 10:22 AM on October 11, 2010


his use of pop culture references to build similes and metaphors are all sorts of awesome. my favorite line is "she's more XBOX, am more ATARI but the way you play your game aint fair".

that right there is pure poetry.
posted by liza at 5:00 PM on October 11, 2010


Actual lyric is "I guess he's an XBox, and I'm more Atari..."
posted by sophist at 1:42 PM on October 17, 2010


William Shatner
posted by finite at 8:50 PM on November 5, 2010


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