Man Seeks Roommate Through Brilliant YouTube Song

Eric Larson

What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and move in with me?

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Jonathan Mann of Brooklyn, N.Y., needs a roommate. But rather than the usual post-the-room-to-Craiglist technique, he composed a song and uploaded it to YouTube instead.

In the video, he shows off -- err, sings off -- his Williamsburg apartment and its many amenities: a 7-minute commute the Bedford Ave. "L" train, an assortment of video games and a tastefully placed exposed brick wall. He goes old-school too, by referencing Better Than Ezra's "Good" towards the end of the song.

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In December, we reported on Mann and his then-girlfriend, Ivory, splitting up via another video -- which might explain the now-vacant room.

In any case, here's to hoping he finds someone worthy of that Xbox 360 and convenient walk to Bedford.

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Image courtesy of Jonathan Mann

This story originally published on Mashable here.