CeeLo Green's (Im)Perfectionist Soul-Pop Hits the Puyallup
by Jen Graves
on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:47 AM
UPDATE: This show has, unfortunately, been canceled due to illness.
(Puyallup Fairgrounds) Look, CeeLo Green just does things his way is what. (There used to be a dash in Cee-Lo, but it appears to have disappeared.) "I am not like them at all, and I cannot pretend," he says in the throat-clearing track on his first studio album (2002), Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, which ends with the spat line, "Now can I do my shit?" Despite the goofiness, you have to respect his skills, and the realness of his compass. Two days before this concert, CeeLo's putting out not another record, but his "tell-all" autobiography, Everybody's Brother. He's both everybody's brother and he is not like anyone at all, and he cannot pretend. See also My Philosophy.