Gotye - C or D

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i will never give this artist a chance because of his name

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

why?

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i assumed it was said like "gotcha" until SNL revealed it was pronounced like "gaultier"

da croupier, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxxpost tbf "your love" cops a police sound pretty shamelessly

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was like "Goat-Yay"

billstevejim, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

goatse featuring kimbra

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

true re: police/outfield, i guess the lyrics just weren't pretentious enough for me to think of sting

da croupier, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i figured it would be pronounced like "goiter" but without the "er"

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I started a dumb thread once about the singer from The Outfield vs. Sting vs. someone else with that kind of voice (can't remember who, now).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, Colin Hay!
TS: Colin Hay (Men at Work) vs. Tony Lewis (The Outfield) vs. Sting (The Police)

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

regret goiter gis

yuppie bullshit chocolate blogbait (contenderizer), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's pronounced more or less like "goat-ee-yay," like Jean-Paul Gautier. Per Wiki:

Wouter "Wally" De Backer (born 21 May 1980), also known professionally by his stage name Gotye (pronounced /ˈɡɒti.eɪ/) is a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumental musician and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is derived from "Gaultier", the French equivalent of "Wouter" ("Walter" in English).

So it's sort of this weird Anglo-French colloquial nickname or something. Wally to Walter to Wouter to the French equivalent of Wouter, or Gaultier.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

too many syllables

billstevejim, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

It looks like it should be pronounced "Goat-y" but I guess it kind of functions as a shibboleth for those who are hip to the Goatye phenomenon, whether they know how to pronounce it correctly.

o. nate, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol Gotye won the trivia nite that Chaki hosts every monday nite at a bar in SF:

(10:14:19 AM) chaki: So last night @ trivia this nerdy dude comes in and proceeds to answer every question right. I'm like who the fuck is this guy and we end up talking about old exotica records for hours. It turns out it's international pop star GOTYE. Dude knows his shit.

♆ (gr8080), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I somehow did not hear this song until SNL, heh. Along with the Sting comparisons, its production reminds me of mid-80s Peter Gabriel, or even Mike & the Mechanics, ha.

A friend told me it reminds them of this. Wish I could find a clip of their studio version, but it's a decent example:

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha that's a pretty cool story! (xpost)

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

this song has apparently sold over half a million copies in this past week

teledyldonix, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 23:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gotye-adjacent I guess - just realised one of his touring band members is Tim Shiel aka Faux Pas/Time Shield who does pretty, glitchy, sample-heavy electronica with throwbacks to proggy 70's jams and 80's funk and such.

Most of it is hit-or-miss but I really liked this from a few years ago - basically filled the magical space that Lindstrom vacated after WYGIGT.

Roz, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i actually did give gotye a chance. i watched SNL on dvr last night and found it pretty good/charming

at first i didn't want to like him because he looks like the junkie musician dude i hate on Treme

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

just realised one of his touring band members is Tim Shiel aka Faux Pas/Time Shield

thats p rad!! so is chakis story

Lamp, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to this...some real clever, tasteful old school studio sesssionman bass playing on this record

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

at first i didn't want to like him because he looks like the junkie musician dude i hate on Treme

― Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:20 PM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol @ this

some former lust object you've shamefully forgotten (some dude), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

album cover looks like art that they would have on the walls of a dentist office when i was a kid

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

That is so perfect and ridiculous. In the best way!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

such a good story

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

$10 says he lurks here

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw cuet! chaki!

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtg chakster

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

First Australian act to hit #1 in the U.S. since ... Savage Garden?

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Torn" didn't hit number one?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, and INXS only had one number one?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Torn never made it to the main Billboard Hot 100 because of those crazy rules involving the Airplay Chart.

MarkoP, Thursday, 19 April 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

That is a great piece, diligently digging into the data to draw some interesting conclusions.

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah chris was telling me about the piece yesterday, very excited to dig into it now

lathe darkman (some dude), Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's pretty excellent

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm so used to reading opinion pieces that it's a real treat to see some proper, painstaking research.

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

man i need to check for chris molanphy more often, that's great stuff

goole, Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dude's a statistical hero!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 19 April 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is why Dick Clark had to die.

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Molanphy's the best.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mentioned this to him the other day, and he was like "Already working on it!"

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Thursday, 19 April 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

For the first time the top two songs are sung by two men whose voices repel me.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL at article, too

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chris is one of the handful of guys I know who read (a) read Paul Grein (b) read Paul Grein's column before glancing at the charts.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

too many reads

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink


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