Monday, September 06, 2010

Cee-Lo Green is Bitter

Remember when Cee-Lo Green was the Soul Machine? If not, do you remember when he was the front man for Gnarles Barkley? Now he's a bitter solo artist. He has a new song out and I'm pretty sure it will be played to death in six to nine months' time. It's pretty good and it has a lot of crossover appeal - goofy kid grows up to be a lady killing star who tells off all the girls he couldn't love before, laid over a slickly produced neo-retro soul hook. Kind of like a Mike Posner song but without help from ProTools. Although the title (and chorus) of the song, "Fuck You," might not help with said crossover. I'll let you be the judge.

Keep the volume down at work.



I drafted this crossover prediction on Friday night and set it up to publish on Sunday. By Saturday someone already released a "Baltimore club edit," whatever that means. Be prepared to hear this song ad nauseum.

Cee-Lo x Emynd "Fuck You" (Baltimore Club Edit) by Emynd

136 comments:

Dave said...

i love this song. it's like a "ween" song if the guys from "ween" could really sing.

"baltimore club mix" apparently means you put a bunch of cheesy electronic hand-claps over the beat . . . fuck you, emynd.

d-train said...

i thoroughly enjoy this song.

mayhugh said...

Instant iPod addition. Nice work Z.

d-train said...

if you want to see somethin real real funny...tune into the next replay of "Asia" in concert on 101-Direct TV....at about the half hour mark (more like 33 minutes) their drummer delves into a solo. just can't quite put it into words. he's real proud of himself though.

T.J. said...

Revis signed? What the hell did Rex say to him?

T.J. said...

I am a horrible gambler, but that being said...Boise St/Va Tech is a pick 'em tonight? Really?

zman said...

I greatly appreciate the verse where he rhymes Ferrari with Atari. Ain't that some shit?

Dave said...

ferrari atari is the best rhyme. i made my wife listen to this version and then when she was on the way to the grocery store she heard the radio version . . . he says "forget you" instead of "fuck you." ridiculous. it's not even the same number of syllables. couldn't he say "piss off"? or is that too british.

zman said...

I haven't heard the radio version. Crossover issue solved.

mayhugh said...

I personally like the line "'cause being in love with your ass ain't cheeap."

I guess "Forget you" is better than just dumping it. But not much.

Dave said...

i think it would be funnier if they just bleeped it every time.

T.J. said...

Some rookie named Danny Espinosa is destroying big league pitching this week. All dozens Nats fans are ecstatic.

zman said...

Speaking of Ferraris, I happened to walk by the local Ferrari dealer and I went in to check out some cars. I laughed out loud when a saleswoman asked if I had any questions. I guess my greying receding hairline added some credibility. The new 458 is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

d-train said...

the teej...you likin tech?

i'm battling with this one...instinct has always said boyzee.

T.J. said...

I like Boise in this one...which I guess does mean you should bet Tech.

zman said...

Navy did not need a false start there.

d-train said...

watchn dexter seasnon 4 on dvd...top 3 favorite shows...i highly recommend

T.J. said...

Are Herbie and Brent standing in front of a green screen?

T.J. said...

69 degrees in Boise right now. Good omen.

T.J. said...

Flea flicker to open the game...Beamer the Schemer!!!

T.J. said...

Suck it Beamerball...

T.J. said...

Lovin this...

And love the fact that the Boise kicker is afraid of the left hashmarks.

Geoff said...

This may not be much of game after all. I may switch over to the Ken Burns documentary on the Department of the Interior...

Geoff said...

I think Tech's unis are pretty terrible. I think I'm in the minority.

T.J. said...

Va Tech is getting pwned, as the kids would say.

Geoff said...

Its interesting to see all the seats filled at FedEx. The Skins should try this sometime.

rob said...

tech's unis are flat out dreadful, geoffrey

T.J. said...

Beamer special teams are truly helmet-wearing "special" tonight.

rob said...

@bugdust11 is using all his good material on twitter

Mark said...

I like Tech's unis far more than Boise's, but that has a lot to do with what I think of both squads normal unis.

This is officially fucking ridiculous. Annnnd, Kellen Moore is definitely a hell of a college QB but even Chris Leak think he has a wet noodle for an arm.

Mark said...

Herbstreit just told us "there's still a long way to go." Yes, technically you're right Herbie.

mayhugh said...

So, returning 20 of 22 starters can be a good thing?

Boise's D line is pretty sick.

TR said...

Jurgen Melzer.

d-train said...

love the vt uni's except for helmet stripe...it looks purple in the front. purple is not one of their colors.
boyz-ee travels well - lots of blue in dem dar stands.

d-train said...

left hash - good.
any hash is good really.

mayhugh said...

I am enjoying the VT commercial that shows, for maybe 2 seconds, a student overseeing a horse on a treadmill. I don't remember classes like that in the Burg.

d-train said...

u sure it wasn't an alpha chi?

d-train said...

taylor's due for an int or fumble

mayhugh said...

Wow, what a special teams shitshow.

d-train said...

not sure what i think about shia ladouche being in Wall Street

T.J. said...

Who wants to fumble next?

TR said...

Did D-Train just make a deep (and extremely on target) reference to a W&M sorority?

d-train said...

just what i heard

Geoff said...

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a travesty. Its why God gave Michael Douglas cancer.

mayhugh said...

I have an issue with the Wall Street sequel being PG-13. Always bothered me following an R first installment with a PG-13 - I mean, did these people just stop dropping F-bombs and having graphic sex? Seems pretty unrealistic.

Geoff said...

Earlier tonight I was informed that "The Big Bang Theory" is viewed by 30 million people a week. We need to find these people and we need to throw acid on their faces. I've taken care of two of them so far. I need all of you all to help.

T.J. said...

Mark, to your earlier arm comment, Ken Dorsey is laughing at Kellen.

mayhugh said...

To put those Big Bang Theory numbers in perspective, they have 3.5X as many viewers as The Office at its peak, and more than 5X as many as 30 Rock. Society is dumb.

Geoff said...

Yeah, its the second most watched comedy...after Two and a Half Men. People suck.

mayhugh said...

"Tyson and Tupac" 30-for-30? Yes, please.

T.J. said...

I'm pretty excited for that Tyson/Pac "30 for 30"

Geoff said...

Brief sociological survey: Has anyone here actually watched a full episode of Jersey Shore? I have a theory that people are aware of the show and what its about...but no one really sits down and watches.

T.J. said...

I have never seen a minute of Jersey Shore.

T.J. said...

I have seen quite a few fumbles during two games today.

mayhugh said...

Never seen a minute of it. I can name two cast members - The Situation and Snooki. I chalk that up mostly to turning on reality television with a vengeance in my late 20's. Now any show following 20-somethings getting drunk and/or yelling at each other gets a firm thumbs down from me.

T.J. said...

is it true JWow and Snooki are gonna fight?

Geoff said...

Yeah...everyone talks about it...no one watches.

In other news, here come the Hokies.

T.J. said...

Brent, we remember. Don't you remember? You were teabagging the Broncos.

mayhugh said...

How far in the rankings do the Broncos fall if they lose tonight? Low teens? Further?

Geoff said...

Wooooooooooooooow...

mayhugh said...

Nice answer, Boise.

T.J. said...

Game fucking on. We deserve a good one on Labor Day night

Mark said...

I'm thoroughly enjoying this game.

Geoff said...

My daughters are going to wake up at 5:30...possibly earlier...if I stay up for this shitshow, this game better be epic.

zman said...

I watch Jersey Shore religiously.

mayhugh said...

Wow, way to blow up that return.

T.J. said...

It has a hint of epic-ness...and some paprika.

Geoff said...

Guesses on how old Musberger is?

T.J. said...

69?

Uh oh, bitches be cramping!!

Geoff said...

Midol for everyone.

Great instincts TJ...you are close...

T.J. said...

Hey, that kick was close.

Geoff said...

Worst field goal attempt ever?

mayhugh said...

Oh boy.

T.J. said...

Geoff, you should stay up.

mayhugh said...

Geoff, get the coffee maker prepped.

Geoff said...

I'm still here.

T.J. said...

This game just broke twitter.

mayhugh said...

Good.

Geoff said...

We've given people face transplants...I can use my phone to record programs on my tv remotely...but we can't fix that shit on Beamer's neck. Worst tech school ever. Less horses on treadmills, more time focused on Beamer's neck.

mayhugh said...

Did Taylor just pull a hammy?

T.J. said...

Moons over my hammy?

Sorry, that was my new bot.

T.J. said...

If only Barbaro could've trained that way, maybe he'd be here still today.

mayhugh said...

I'm liking Brent's jacket. the tie, not so much.

Mark said...

Heather Cox lived in Boise? Does she live with Coby Karl?

T.J. said...

I'll take obscure NBDL jokes for 800 hundred, Alex.

mayhugh said...

She was probably asked out on a date by a local farmer on more than one occasion. Nothing against the place, but I imagine a girl who is a six becomes a 9.5 out there.

Geoff said...

Slats is probably watching a classic NBDL game on NBAtv right now.

Geoff said...

Yeah...they don't have hot chicks like they do in Blacksburg (and Williamsburg).

zman said...

Federer smash.

Mark said...

I have a friend who does some business in Boise and loves it there. One day he tried selling me on it too. I was unconvinced.

mayhugh said...

Actually, I thought the ref was reviewing marginal calls tonight on purpose - looked like he was chatting up the same cheerleader on two occasions.

T.J. said...

Detroit 1-8-7.

More than 1 episode, less than 8. Probably less than 7.

Geoff said...

It was nice of Scott Van Pelt to help Lando Calrissian get all of those people out of Cloud City.

mayhugh said...

Is that another show trying to kickstart Michael Imperioli's career?

Geoff said...

Michael Imperioli appeared briefly in my wedding video. It got canceled.

T.J. said...

Uh oh, they're one the left hash!!!!

Run a play to the right quick...

Geoff said...

Left hash mark...aka VTech's 12th man.

T.J. said...

This kicker really is ray finkle

Mark said...

Mmmmm, left hash.

zman said...

TJ smoked the right hash.

T.J. said...

Let Me In looks to be another horrendous horror movie.

Geoff said...

Let Me In, starring Jeff Bergman.

Mark said...

Do we really need to praise a QB for the way he throws a bubble screen?

mayhugh said...

Boise will commit some PF's.

Mark said...

As I said earlier, all the white guys on Boise Dt are dbags.

mayhugh said...

To parrot something touched on earlier, Taylor's been too efficient so far. He's due to do something remarkably dumb.

Mark said...

The DBs in this game are pretty fucking bad.

T.J. said...

Hey Mark, your boy Brantley threw quite a few bubble screens yesterday...

zman said...

Geoff made me laugh out loud. The original Let Me In movie was made in Sweden or Poland or something like that and it had subtitles. I rented it about 2 years ago because the box said it was "the best vampire movie of all time" which is apparently like being the world's tallest midget. The ending was pretty good but the plot had too many holes.

mayhugh said...

or two days ago...

zman said...

I'm excited for tomorrow's Samantha Stosur/Kim Clijsters match. During the first changeover they will inject each other with equine growth hormone and compare penis length. Should be good.

Mark said...

Tyrod Taylor seems like kind of a dick,no?

Mark said...

Indeed he did (2 days ago). And I wasn't praising him either. Taylors been good but he's still pretty limited as a QB,

T.J. said...

I say we're going to OT at 33-all.

mayhugh said...

If Boise scores a TD with 1:30 or less the game is over, even though that's a ton of time by college standards. I don't trust Tyrod to move the chains in those conditions.

T.J. said...

D-train, always bet against me.

mayhugh said...

I'd like to see a stop here, keep it interesting.

Mark said...

I not a big fan of Tech's playcalling down the stretch.

Mark said...

Wow. You don't see that call overturned often.

mayhugh said...

Mr. Mo Mentum might be changing his address.

Mark said...

Well, not overturned but...you know what I mean.

T.J. said...

Oh my, here we go...

mayhugh said...

I've got no love lost for VT, but that was not a late hit.

mayhugh said...

Well, technically it was, but a crap call nonetheless.

mayhugh said...

WOAH

T.J. said...

Your early Heisman candidate, despite the obvious physical deficiencies: Kellen Moore.

Mark said...

A nice drive for sure but the officiating the helped it was quite questionable.

T.J. said...

Va Tech has 69 seconds to respond.

Igor said...

According to mayhugh, the game is over. Hope not. Let's see OT.

mayhugh said...

This seems about the right time for an INT.

mayhugh said...

I'm rooting for overtime, but Mr. Taylor seems uncooperative.

mayhugh said...

Interesting decision on 4th down.

T.J. said...

Catch the ball son.

Game over man.

mayhugh said...

Coach Peterson sounds like a Dukes of Hazzard character

Jerry said...

Boise State's next competitive game will be for the national championship in January.

Mark said...

I have to agree with TJ. Kellen Moore is going to get a lot of Heisman pub. All in all, a pretty impressive win for Boise. I don't think Va. Tech is great but they're solid and this was tough road win to start the season.

Now Boise can go back west and play the other junior colleges in their conference for the rest of the fall.