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September 18, 2009

Rock on, Yim Yames

yimyames2.JPGyim yamesIf you're a fan of the indie rock group My Morning Jacket, you will have noticed that lead singer Jim James has started calling himself Yim Yames.

Some people, like WTMD's AmyWoo, find this ridiculous.

I too find it ridiculous. Ridiculously AWESOME.

If I were a rock star like Mr. Yames, I would do the same thing.

In fact, I'd take it a step further: I'd insist that everyone who spoke to me pronounced all their Js as Ys ...

Think about some other musicians who would have awesome names if they copied Mr. Yames:

Yelton Yohn. 

Yilly Yoel.

Yack Yohnson.

Heck, maybe every word should start with a Y.


Because I, Yam Yessa, said so.

Yo yaugh yow, yut you yon't ye yaughing yhen yit yomes yue.

Yam Yessa yas yoken.

(AP photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:53 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Random stuff



Yest yame yince Yad Yocho Yinco.

and sometimes Y.

He's no Teve Torbes.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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