“It’s hard having fun,” say Yeasayer in “O.N.E.”, and on their most recent tour, they lived up to that line. Although musically they were excellent, they proved the point that it’s hard having fun; they barely looked like they were enjoying themselves at all, with minimal crowd banter, smiles, or even basic fundamental passion. So, it’s a good thing when they put together music videos like this one (pun!), where they actually look like they enjoy playing their music to sold out crowds (the glamour and colored haze does help as well), since the number of people who will see this video will vastly outweigh the people who will see their live show.
Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net. She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.
“I had a big manifesto of ‘no’s’ at the beginning, [of things] that I didn’t