Music Notes – Cee Lo’s “Controversial” Tweet; Tributes to Clarence Clemons


Cee Lo Green, Hangout Music Fest (by David Vann)

Cee Lo Green speaks on the deleted tweet deemed homophobic by some.

Music editor Andrea Swensson wrote a rather negative review of Green’s live performance with Rihanna.
To which he tweeted:

“I respect your criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I’m guessing you’re gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f*** you!”

Well apparently the whole world took offense, so now he defends.

“”She was very critical of me. At the time I didn’t even know what gender the person was. I was being a little outspoken that night, a little outrageous,” he tells Us Magazine. “I always expect people to assume that everything I do is part of my character and sense of humor. I assumed that whoever it was would assume it was all in good fun. It wasn’t taken so well, apparently.”

Original story from US Magazine online

Ed note: personally, i would have taken it as tongue in cheek, and like he said, in character. How about you?




Paying Homage to Clarence Clemons:

U2 dedicated “Moment of Surrender” with Bono saying ““I want you to think about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  I want you to think of Clarence Clemons. This man has carried music, and music carried him until this day.”

Phish performed “thunder Road” Sunday night. Trey is a huge fan of the E Street Band and was lucky to have Bruce jam with Phish at Bonnaroo 2009.