Thursday, 4 July 2013

Where Is My Mind? - Three Girls And A Fat Guy

 In the early 90's, everyone dressed like that, right?

I'll Trade You TLC, For Cee-Lo Green
by Jo Michelmore

We ended on the Red Hot Chili Peppers last week and my slight obsession with Flea's teddy bear pants. Flea. He was always a bit crackers. That's what I like about him. 

Who doesn't like a guy who likes to shove stationery in various orifices?

Who doesn't like a guy who famously played a gig with a giant light bulb on his head?

Who doesn't like a guy who likes to play bass nude?

OK, maybe not that last one, but who doesn't like a guy who looks like this in a blonde wig, a silver dress and fishnets? Look at those legs (and don't look at Anthony Kiedis' weird knees).

Oh, whatever. Get him or not, you can't deny, beside all that, he's an amazing bass player. A-may-zing. Love or hate the Chili Peppers, you can't deny Flea's incredibly talented musically inclined fingers. Which reminds me of someone I used to know who played bass. He was kind of cute, a little bit quirky, a little bit of a jerk and he lived in a basement that smelt a little bit like a toilet. It's funny the things you overlook when you find someone attractive. He may also have had a love of a certain song, which brings me to where my mind is this week. 

Waterfalls - 1995
by TLC


'Waterfalls' covered all sorts of social issues, the clip won all sorts of awards at the time and TLC were a girl group that paved the way for a whole bunch of other r'n'b and rap girls after them. They were like Destiny's Child before Destiny's Child (which one was Michelle is your guess). For me, the thing about this song is that no matter when or where I hear it, it reminds me of a jerk, even though he had nothing to do with the song itself. Speaking of jerks, you know who sings backing vocals in this song? Yep. I present you with...

F**k You - 2010
by Cee Lo Green


Yep. That guy. That guy in the pink suit, he sung backing vocals on that TLC track fifteen years earlier. Funny how, even though I am not a fan of Cee Lo Green's, he co-wrote a song that I should think of when I think of that jerk who liked 'Waterfalls' in the first place. Hey! 'Waterfalls' guy! You! Yeah you! I've had enough of you in my life soundtrack! I'm taking back 'Waterfalls' and I'm giving you that little fat man instead. Take that!

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