I think at this point in time, you guys are fully aware of my love for all things Gotye. What a groovy guy. I saw him perform live for the second time last week in Brooklyn, and I was just as blown away, if not more, than the first time I saw him at Terminal 5. As I’ve raved about the live performance before, I won’t get into specifics all over again. Though there were a couple of minor details that I noticed, that are definitely worth mentioning. First, the bass player. I have no idea where Gotye found him, but the man can do great things to a bass guitar. Whenever a new funky bass-line was introduced to us, it felt like our hand was being held through the song. I think I actually said that exact thing at one point during the show.
Besides Gotye’s angelic voice and success at dealing with shitty on stage technical problems (during State of the Art in particular, it seemed like the band was having a lot of trouble with a number of sounds), the video projections could not have been more fitting. The video for this song in particular had me in total awe, so I’ve included it in this post for your viewing pleasure.
I guess you could say I’ve been obsessed with this song ever since I woke up singing it this week. Coincidentally, it was the same morning I woke up sobbing from a nightmare I had, but I took it as a positive sign. It was the strangest sensation ever, to be totally immersed in a dream, very real in feeling, and then to wake up doing exactly what I had been doing in the dream. Simultaneously, this song was playing in my head. It was all too strange and I can only blame the full moon. Although a nightmare can sometimes shake up your entire day, as it tends to do with me, this song offered a lot of happiness and funk to what could have been a terrible day.