Cheated Hearts


So what happens when user-generated content meets music videos? Enter the latest music video from New York’s The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Cheated Hearts.” Fans all across the world on YouTube mimic, mime, and mouth the band’s track note for note.

Back in the day, I lived with my very cool housemate Scott in Brooklyn and his wonderful dog, Mazzy. Scott owned the Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio that birthed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs breakthrough album, Fever To Tell, and was the album’s primary sound engineer as well.

At the time I met him, he was looking to get out of Jersey and needed a housemate because he was moving his studio to Brooklyn. I was breaking from a bad relationship and needed out of my living situation with the crappy boyfriend I had at the time, and that’s how we became housemates.

When I think about the YYYs in particular, I think of Scott. As Fever To Tell was the definitive soundtrack of that particular scene and those times, it’ll take me back. Though I’m sitting here on the opposite coast and within a different stage of my life, what life does that album take on then? What life do those songs take on then? My auditory memory has a tendency to remind me of things through music. I wonder sometimes if those songs remain the same for me, or not.

On the surface, that may be the case. In a different space and time and place with different people, not so much.

Interesting video that exemplifies that concept… and interesting results to boot. (Thanks to kevnull for firing over the link.)

Ah, an old Lando Calrissian quote from The Empire Strikes Back that I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks. Lando was the original mack daddy, and it never gets old no matter how you slice it.

So, Matt sent this to me like it was the best thing since sliced bread. Unfortunately, this animated video of the Star Wars gangsta rap is really old… I’d say the interwebs circa 1999. However, I do have to say that it seems to be an extended version of the song from what I remember.

Furthermore, let’s see how my Hemingway template deals with this li’l embedded video..

Star Wars Gangster Rap


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(See Matthew, I blogged, are you happy now?) =) (The “Add to WordPress” is really sweet. Also, I think tags need to be cleaned up quite a bit. You might want to revert the lowercase tags to the capitalized versions of themselves, but that would seem to be quite the database cleanup.)

You are all going to dead straight bankrupt me if you keep on getting married this year. I know according to the Chinese it’s a good year and everything, and I know how superstitious your parents are, but I can’t financially handle it. Not this year.

Average expense to go to your wedding: plane tickets, gift for you guys, hotel room, possible rental car. I tend to also ration my plane trips to New York so that I don’t have to deal with my own brand of family guilt.

I am sure your wedding will be great and I’m so honored to have been invited to witness your union. I suppose I did it to myself though, and should have known this when I joined an Asian sorority.

I am seriously backlogged on wedding gifts from 2 years ago and feel like a bum at my age. But you’re both welcome to crash at my thirtysomething hovel-of-an-apartment that I never hang out in anytime if you’re out here. You’d just have to deal with my roommate, is all.

Mighty Moshin' Emo Rangers and a big up to Leonard for that link. I needed that. *sniffle*

Someone has taken it upon themself to do all of "Star Wars: A New Hope" in ASCII.  It's really amazing.  I'd link it for you, but it honestly is a bit more complicated than that.   So here are some instructions that will allow you to see such geekery.  Of course, big ups to Erik for coming over to my desk and totally bugging me out with this find.


  1. In Windows, go to your Start menu.
  2. Find the icon for "Run…" and click it.
  3. When the prompt comes up, type this: telnet
  4. Witness the awesomeness.