Gotye meets The Muppets

I heard this song by Gotye called "Somebody That I Used to Know" and I watched the official video and I didn't know what to think of it. The words were so depressing. The nude people singing with paint magically appearing on them, trying to be art, was bizarre to me. I liked the song though, yet the visual art was overstimulating and even irritating. And then! my brother, who had introduced me to the song in the first place, introduced me to the real video--not to be confused with the official video--and I must share it with you:

p.s. for best results, please remember to pause the music player at the south end of the blog prior to pressing play for the video.




This reminded me of somebody I used to know. I used to know the Muppets and there's something magical about them. They remind me of laying on my belly in front of a big old console television watching Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock and wondering why Kermit and Miss Piggy seemed to always have something to fight about.

Plus, I think I just needed to be able to laugh at the song a bit to appreciate the words more. Nothing like the Muppets to help ya out with that one...




3 comments:

  1. I have to turn the station when I hear that song. It just oozes sadness. I love that you took that and thought of the muppets, something far more pleasant.

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