Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Inexplicable crush number 6:



I tend to have crushes that defy explanation (to most people).

For example:
Marc Jacobs when he was not fit and tan and all Miami Beach-ed out
Turtle on Entourage
The portly and kind of haggard version of Vincent D'Onofrio on Law & Order HERE
Greg Dulli of Twilight Singers and Afghan Whigs

And now... Cee Lo (in photo on right). I can't explain it. It's not how he looks, really. It's that voice... like Nina Simone died and came back as a fat guy from Atlanta who just sings the shit out of his songs. Holy god.

Going On The beat will fuck your shit up. (In a good way.)


A Little Better This is a good one. His mom died somewhere between his mega-hit "Crazy" and when he wrote this song. Play it loud - seriously, he sounds like Nina Simone, huh? Love it.


Now go buy it HERE:

29 comments:

femme hesse said...

That "going on" song is a groovin trip tune...I like it! I'm glad to know he/they? are still around making music. For some reason I couldn't hear the second song, no sound.

Peace,
Susan

Leslie (Reclaiming Miss Havisham) said...

If it makes you feel any better I have an inexplicable crush on the Law and Order SVU character Detective Munch, of Homicide Life on the Street fame. Talk about inappropriate. But yeah. Cee-lo is awesome. AND he was on the ill-fated Brak Show

SGM said...

Decorno, his daughter was on My Super Sweet Sixteen and I remember thinking, "who the hell is Cee-Lo and how can he afford this bajillion dollar party?" He wore a fur coat the whole time.
He may have a beautiful voice, but his parenting skills are questionable. :)

pve design said...

don't even get me started on crushes!
you hit my groove, sistah!

Anonymous said...

this would be the band that would be playing if David Lynch made a movie with a lounge scene. Moody and just a little bit scary.

Little Miss said...

I heard this album and realized that I perhaps like it better than the first.

They just make me want to bust a move. Next up Decorno -- try Scissor Sister's "I don't feel like dancing" and try (!) to resist the urge. I dare you.

I *Heart* You said...

this is hilarious. i too sometimes find myself having random unexplainable "celebrity" crushes. at the moment my most random consist of dale on this season of top chef. i think it is because he is a jerk and it translates to hotness on screen.

Anonymous said...

oh please. inexplicable crushes?! How about Bob Dole? Jack Black? Ricky Gervais? Michael Chicklis? My list of shame goes on and on and on...

Anonymous said...

Jack Black is handsome and devilish. Nothing inexplicable there.

Kwana said...

It's ok, Decorno. I totally get it. Perfect description of Cee Lo. His voice is amazing.
Now I don't feel bad about my strange David Blaine thing and watching him on Oprah today.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:20...Ricky Gervais is currently filming a movie in my city...I haven't seen him personally, but the buzz is that he has been seen around town.

Anonymous said...

My inexplicable crush is Tim Russert of Meet the Press...explain that?

decorno said...

Ooooh, Tim Russert. I hadn't even thought of him.

I think he'd make the list, too. He's smart.

I also used to have a thing for Peter Jennings.

kassy said...

So with you on the Vincent D'Onofrio crush, I scour cable daily looking for him.

decorno said...

Kassy - seriously... he's pretty fuckable, huh? I am sure my better half will read this and hate me for saying it, but Vincent is like a big buttery tub of hotness. I would ruin the man given the chance.

Ruin.

Anonymous said...

Tim Russert?! Really? To me he looks like a jack-o-lantern.

And not one of those sexy jack-o-lanterns.

decorno said...

Haw! :)

Anonymous said...

HA! Greg Dulli was the crush of my life around the time of "Gentlemen." He couldn't sing worth a damn (see: rest of songs on album) but his songs rocked out anyway--and he was HOT.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

Love it! I just bought it on itunes and am loving the new tunes...

Sacheverelle said...

My good friend is in love with
Vincent D'Onofrio too & I can definitely see the appeal. I don't have a crush on him per se, but I like his large frame & his voice a lot plus his mannerisms always remind me of John Malkovich, whom I have crushed on ever since "Dangerous Liasons" came out in the '80s.
Remember Vincent as Private Pyle in "Full Metal Jacket"? Some prodigious acting there...
Leslie, OMG I loved the Brak Show!
Which one was Cee-lo on?

Anonymous said...

Decks,

What makes Turtle so delicious? It is like he is a fried-dough appetizer.

decorno said...

Exactly.

I also like a unwarranted cockiness that is so convincingly played that you start to believe it.

It's like a kind of douchebag Stolholm syndrome.... Captivated by his tubby, confident, backward-hat, punkass hotness.

my little apartment said...

i'm with you on the Vincent D'Onofrio thing...i recently set my TiVO to "Law & Order C.I - ALL".

i used to think it was weird that i had a thing for Mark Ruffalo and Benicio Del Toro, but i guess its not...

Anonymous said...

Plus, his face is so handsome. Whereas Adrian just has pretty-boy syndrome.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have to say, I NEVER thought I would see a post about Cee-lo on your blog. NEVER. wow. Cee-lo's voice and the lyrics in his songs are beautiful! So heartfelt. I love it. I love his solo albums even better.

_N

Anonymous said...

Had to share my favorite Cee-lo song of all time. Listen to the lyrics.

http://www.rhapsody.com/ceelo/ceelogreenisthesoul/alldayloveaffair



Enjoy!
_N

Anonymous said...

woops. here it is:


http://www.rhapsody.com/ceelo/ceelogreenisthesoul/alldayloveaffair

Anonymous said...

i'm so sorry. for some reason it shows up when i paste it but not on the post. so the song is

"ALL DAY LOVE AFFAIR"

Richard said...

OMG, I totally agree about the old Marc Jacobs. He was such a doll when he was all pale and rumpled and schlubby.