Bear Music #67

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There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite

One of our favourite songs from a few years ago was “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Australian singer-songwriter Gotye and featuring New Zealand singer Kimbra. The song was released in Australia and New Zealand by in July 2011 as a single from Gotye’s album, Making Mirrors. It was later released in December 2011 in the United Kingdom and in January 2012 in the United States and Ireland. The song was written and recorded by Gotye at his parents’ house on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Austrralia and is lyrically related to the experiences he has had with relationships.

The song received a positive reception from critics, who noted the similarities between the song and works by Sting and Peter Gabriel. In Australia, the song won the Triple J Hottest 100 poll at the end of 2011, as well as ARIA Awards for Song of The Year and Best Video, while Kimbra was voted Best Female Artist and Gotye was named Best Male Artist and Producer of The Year. In 2013, the song won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of The Year.

Commercially, “Somebody That I Used to Know” is Gotye’s most successful and signature song. It has topped charts in the US, UK and Australia, as well as 23 other national charts, and reached the top 10 in more than 30 countries around the world. The song has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling digital singles of all time. It was also placed at the top of a number of year-end charts by Billboard Magazine and other record chart companies around the world.

Gotye stated that the song was “definitely drawn from various experiences I’ve had in relationships breaking up, and in the parts of the more reflective parts of the song, in the aftermath and the memory of those different relationships and what they were and how they broke up and what’s going on in everyone’s minds. Yeah, so it’s an amalgam of different feelings but not completely made up as such.” In an interview with Rolling Stone (Australia), he described the song as “a curated reflection of multiple past relationships”.

We decided not to show the original video because, although it is great, everyone must have seen it umpteen times. This is Gotye and Kimbra performing the song in Los Angeles’ KCRW Radio Station…

Gotye Ft Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye Ft Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know

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Flat Eric is a star of Levi’s commercials for Sta-Prest One Crease Denim Clothing. His name comes from an idea for a commercial that included having a car run over his head and flattening it. The idea was not used but the name stuck. Flat Eric rides with his friend Angel around California, evading the police as a wanted criminal.

26 Comments on “Bear Music #67”

  1. I don’t wanna live that way
    Reading into every word you say
    You said that you could let it go
    And I wouldn’t catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know…

  2. Rrr Mee Sistaa As Been Fonin Me Mar Nd Darr Cryinn .. Shes In Daa Navyy Isnt Shee .. Shes Puree Gettin Homee Sikk .. Shee Missess Mee 2 Muchh :grin: Loll Fuk Off .. Ohh Well She’ll B Omee At Easterr :shock:

    A Fukinn Hatee Mee Namee Yernoo !!

  3. When you knock on my new fridge door it lights up, so you can see inside.

    My joke tonight to my daughter is going to go like this:

    Me: [knocks on fridge] LET ME IN!!

    Tomorrow’s will be: Hello? Anyone home??

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