Slacker Monday with Gotye

Happy Monday! Ouch. That was kind of loud and after all the parties last week, I'm a little fragile.

I was going to have a kickass post on the Hunger Games today but then I decided to clean the whole house AND the garage yesterday. You'll get today's post on Wednesday which means I'm bumping Wednesdays Whimsy post to today. Make sense? Good!

Right now I'm loving this song by Gotye ~ Somebody That I Used To Know. The video is wonderfully artistic and the song draws me in from the very first beat.

Favorite line from the song: ‘You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness'. So true! Have you ever been broken hearted but rebuffed any efforts to pull you out of your self imposed pain? Ever have a painful break up and years later you still think of that person and wonder ‘what if'? I used to. Now that I've been married for a long time I wonder more of ‘what was I thinking'?!!

Here's that promised video. So tell me, what do you think of Gotye. Do you like the guy's version or the girl's better?

36 thoughts on “Slacker Monday with Gotye”

  1. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    This is one of the most catchy songs I’ve heard recently–close second to We are young by Fun which has been in my head all week. 🙂
    Happy Monday Tameri!

  2. Louise BehielLouise Behiel

    Great song, although I must say I wondered if you were still drinking in the opening shot…LOL

    fascinating. I’m going to check out the cover that Patricia mentioned.

  3. Lisa Hall-WilsonLisa Hall-Wilson

    Interesting song. Never heard it before. Love the sentiment. Think I’ll have to listen for a while to decide whether I like it or not.

  4. Cheryl SonnierCheryl Sonnier

    His voice sounds like a young Ozzy Osbourne…before he trashed it with drink and drugs. I really like the song.

  5. susielindaususielindau

    Goyte must be in the air! Another friend blogged about them today as well! Love them and the cover song where they are all playing on the same guitar is my favorite.

  6. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    I’m with you precisely—I now think “What was I thinking?!?!” (Or… WAS I? At all? ;)) Thanks for sharing the fantastic tune! Makes me want to dust my guitar off and sing.

  7. EmmaEmma

    I heard this a couple of months ago for the first time & haven’t stopped playing it since. It’s an epic song.
    Did you check out the cover version with 5 people playing one guitar? It’s brilliant.

  8. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    Love it!! Hope your recovery from the FAB birthday bash continues! MUAH!! xoxox

  9. jennifer tannerjennifer tanner

    I’m slacking too. For another hour before I go meet my trainer who will force me to do push ups and other ungodly things to my body. (Geez, I’m paying her to do this to me.) The flipside of this torture is that exercise makes me want to write. Weird, but it works for me. Enjoy your slack day. Everyone needs a day to veg. Hope you have a productive rest of the week!

  10. Amber WestAmber West

    Love this song. (in some parts the guy’s voice reminds me of Peter Gabriel)

    Veg days are necessary. Thanks for giving us something lovely to listen to!

  11. Gayle CarlineGayle Carline

    Interesting video. I like the words. The voices sound Autotuned to me (my snooty-patootie music son is rubbing off on me), and the music makes me think of the “Fish Heads” song, which is only bad if you don’t like “Fish Heads, Fish Heads, Roly Poly Fish Heads” and I do. That being said, I couldn’t stop focusing on the guy’s teeth. They’re really big for his head. Like, I was amazed they fit into his mouth.

    Have fun vegging – you totally deserve it. I need to veg, but I came home from the convention with this urgent desire to work. Most likely I’ll toss everything I do today, but at least I’ll have tried.

  12. mj monaghanmj monaghan

    “Have you ever been broken hearted but rebuffed any efforts to pull you out of your self imposed pain?”

    Good question, Tameri. I don’t like to roll around in self-imposed pain. MLB has trouble pulling out of those funks. Sometimes even refusing to! Big difference between most men and women in this regard. IMHO. 🙂

  13. MarciaMarcia

    I love that song! Heard it for the first time a few weeks ago. Been there with the emotional and not wanting it stop for some sick reason. I’m with you, “What was I thinking?”

  14. stephanie keyesstephanie keyes

    This has been a favorite of mine for a while now. Thought I never saw the video. Weird!

  15. Ingrid SchaffenburgIngrid Schaffenburg

    I never knew what he was saying in that song! Good to know 😉 Oh yes. Sadness can be like comfort food. It soothes temporarily and when you don’t know what else to do, you just revert to sadness.Totally been there.

  16. Elena AitkenElena Aitken

    First off…YAY for being so damn organized and cleaning!! Come to my house!
    Second..I LOVE this song! I’ve been really enjoying it lately. 🙂

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