Josh Groban sings the tweets of Kanye West.
January 5, 2011 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Josh Groban sings the tweets of Kanye West.
posted by kmz (30 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have no love of his music but whenever he plays an alterna version of himself (seemingly only on Kimmel or Glee), I like the guy more and more.

"I wanna have a beer with him" kinda like. Still not a fan of his music but now, I don't begrudge him for his style or musical choices. Or maybe I should give his music another chance....
posted by Dagobert at 9:33 AM on January 5, 2011


You should most definitely not click this link, which may or may not show the muppets singing "Monster" by Kanye.
posted by schmod at 9:36 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Favourited like a motherfucker in under 140 characters!
posted by dougrayrankin at 9:43 AM on January 5, 2011


When did Metafilter become the new "this is the newest YouTube going around Facebook" website?
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:49 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


does this guy ever say no?
posted by the aloha at 9:49 AM on January 5, 2011


The best part is that Kanye just tweeted about this so now Josh Groban will turn into ouroboros.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:51 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


"yo, kanye. i'm really happy for you and i'm going to let you finish tweeting, but groban sings casey is one of the best josh groban cash grabs of all time."
posted by the aloha at 9:57 AM on January 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


What Dagobert said. This makes me want to follow Kanye on Twitter, just so I can imagine each tweet to a melodramatic tune.
posted by maryr at 10:03 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


When did Metafilter become the new "this is the newest YouTube going around Facebook" website?

February 2005.
posted by Avenger50 at 10:10 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, please, please follow Kanye on Twitter. Kanye West's Twitter account is a microcosm of the entire internet. Kayne posts 12-tweet-long rants about water bottles while noting that he's on an airplane. He posts amazing, brilliant, relatable summations of everyday glories like 'Hotel bathrobe got me feeling like a king!' He tweets things like 'Man ... ninjas are kind of cool ... I just don't know any personally.' He rants about Persian rugs with cherub imagery. He is stripped bare, and boring, and exciting, and tells you way too much about things you don't care about, and then says 'Never do coke with an intern ... they may not be 21 LOL.'

If all the rest of the internet was deleted, catastrophically, we could reconstruct it with Kanye's Twitter feed.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:12 AM on January 5, 2011 [20 favorites]


What Dagobert said. For someone whose music (what little I've heard of it) is so icky, Groban sure seems to have a great sense of humor about himself. Which makes me wonder why his music doesn't get that across.
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:14 AM on January 5, 2011


When did Metafilter become the new "this is the newest YouTube going around Facebook" website?

Somebody already made that comment on another site.
posted by srboisvert at 10:14 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Kanye's tweets make me want to go shopping with him. I don't mean I want him to buy me things, I just... want to follow him around and see all the things he buys.

Does anyone know whether he ever got his cherub rug??
posted by emumimic at 10:16 AM on January 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Seriously, Christmas is the worst time of year because of this guy. Now I'm supposed to listen more?

No way.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:28 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is this where we also re-share that old set of kids re-enacting Kanye's tweets, or Grandma reading Kanye's tweets (she also reads 50 Cent's tweets)?

If not, I apologize.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:34 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also: Now you might be thinking why would a pop star like me come over here and talk to you? Well, let me tell you something, throngs of screaming teenagers don't do it for Josh Groban. No. Josh Groban loves a blousy alcoholic.

That is my personal image of Josh Groban, and I don't want that to change.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:36 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Josh Groban was painfully funny on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. As was James Blunt. I don't like the music that either of them creates, but I would still like to be their friend.


But not Kanye West's friend. He sucks.
posted by elsietheeel at 10:48 AM on January 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Kayne posts 12-tweet-long rants about water bottles while noting that he's on an airplane... and tells you way too much about things you don't care about.

I follow Cory Doctorow's Twitter feed for exactly the same reason.
posted by Ratio at 10:55 AM on January 5, 2011


"Cory Doctorow's Twitter Feed" would be a great band name.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:00 AM on January 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


Ouroboros is the new black.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:19 AM on January 5, 2011


elsietheeel: Me too! That NMTB with Josh Groban hosting was brilliant, and James Blunt was great on Have I got News for You I was debating with Monsieur _lamb just exactly how it is two purveyors of such tedious MOR dirge could be so much fun in person. They should do a double act - mashing up the tweets of Kanye with S**t My Dad Says.
posted by freya_lamb at 11:21 AM on January 5, 2011


Which makes me wonder why his music doesn't get that across.

Because he likes making money. He sings the music he does because he (or his management company) recognize the market in schmultzy, Celine Dion-esque, christian ballads aimed at women over 30. While he could become a more traditional pop star, that market is very crowded (with an incredibly short shelf life). Also, you have to admit, his voice lends itself better to what he sings.

None of which says he can't have a sense of humour about himself.
posted by dry white toast at 11:36 AM on January 5, 2011


"Who's Josh Groban? Kill yourself!"
posted by Sweetie Darling at 12:28 PM on January 5, 2011


IT'S A HELL OF A LIFE

Everyone should know that Kanye's tweets are ghost-written by a 72-year old man named Moshe.
posted by Ironmouth at 1:00 PM on January 5, 2011


Josh Groban went to Carnegie Mellon!

For almost an entire semester!
posted by inigo2 at 2:21 PM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


He sings the music he does because he (or his management company) recognize the market in schmultzy, Celine Dion-esque, christian ballads aimed at women over 30. While he could become a more traditional pop star, that market is very crowded (with an incredibly short shelf life).

So is the market that you describe him as filling. That's pretty much all the major-label music you've got here in Nashville, other than schmaltzy Paramore-esque emo aimed at women under 30, or schmaltzy Taylor Swift-esque Christian rock aimed at nobody in particular, or schmaltzy U2-esque Kings of Leon anthems.
posted by blucevalo at 2:26 PM on January 5, 2011


When did Metafilter become the new "this is the newest YouTube going around Facebook" website?

When it became reddit with a blue background via being populated by reddit users.
posted by thylacine at 3:04 PM on January 5, 2011


apparently Kanye was in Abu Dhabi recently:

Sky diving, dune buggies and vintage jewelry and the fastest roller coaster.... I call those Abu Dhabi Hobbies


that's actually kinda fun to say. abudhabihobby
posted by sio42 at 8:01 PM on January 5, 2011


My grandmother wants me to marry Josh Groban.
posted by Sara C. at 9:31 PM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


50cent also has a twitter feed worth checking sometimes. A sampling:
After the movie I went to see my bitch shana cause she gives me free food. She work at the drive thru over at mc donalds and shit
50's grandmother saga:
I can't belive my grand mothers making me take Out the garbage I'm rich fuck this I'm going home I don't need this shit

I took out the garbage She mad cause I havent been over there a lot I been working my grand father was laughingAnd shit fuck that

This fucked up man I'm on gawker.comThey sayin I'm a bad grandson I love my grand mom to deathShe was just bossing me around

My grandma pregnant again trying to talk her out of keeping it
On his music:
And I got this other song its so smooth if you listen to it you pregnant. Nobody ain't even got to touch you. Lol

One of my songs so hard you gonna kill your momma when you hear it. Word to mother lol

Its not for you so call hard hip hop heads. my album is gonna be crazy I was thinking about shooting one of yal right before it hit stores.
posted by AceRock at 9:50 AM on January 6, 2011


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