I'm A Loser Baby

So there's this show on the TeeVee called "Glee" and it's about some high school show chorus kids and it's all light on the plot and pretty lame but I watch it because I kind of get a kick out of it. I'm a sucker for production numbers and production (while being a little light on the plot, myself).

So I watch this past week's "Glee" utilizing my TiVo® thing because if I watch "Glee" on the TiVo® then I'm really not watching "Glee," see? But I watched this week's episode which was based on "funk."

And that's the point of my post here today. On that episode of "Glee" that I just watched three of the songs that the show chorus kids did were these timeless classics:
Tell Me Something Good by Rufus and Chaka Kahn
Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) by Parliament
Loser by Beck
While all three songs were fairly well done for the show and its demographic, I felt so ripped off because all three are incredible in their original incarnations. I'm listening to the three ORIGINAL VERSIONS now (in sequence, not simultaneously). In fact, I started this post with Tell Me Something Good and will end it when Loser closes. I won't edit; just type.

God damn holy shit is Tell Me Something Good incredible! I think I wet my pants a little just listening to it with the headphones on just now. I could die now. It's beautiful. It's funky. It's greasy. It's slow. It's deliberate. I kept yelling at the TeeVee, "too fast. You're playing it too fast!" during their interpretation.

Give Up The Funk brings me back to a specific place and time. A beautiful time when black people danced and smiled and owned shit. Parliament? Funkadelic? Nigga please! When this dropped white people must have been scared as hell. I'm scared now listening to it.

But what really floored me was that they did Loser on "Glee." Not just that it's stoner rock on the "funk" episode but more that the production of the TeeVee show decided on Beck. WTF? That's...that's...genius. Wile E. Coyote ACME supergenius as a motherfucker!

And if you have some sort of snooty problem that I watch "Glee" remember I also watch "Wipeout" and "Big Brother." I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me. I get crazy with the Cheez Whiz®. I got this. I own this, you know what I'm sayin'?

And that brings me to the slow fade. And out.