I was surprised with a birthday party on my 33rd Birthday. Here’s a video where I speak all about it…
In my head, I’m a rapper/producer. I don’t have a rap name, but if I did, it would be “MetalGearLiquid” or “Ampersand&.” But even though I’ve only officially made one song as a fake rapper/producer (which was 23 seconds long and made as a joke), I decided to accept the challenge of creating another song…a real one this time!
I was involved in a theater production as a co-director and part of the script required a dance performance to a song. The only problem was that the song didn’t exist and everyone who accepted the job of creating it backed out at the last minute. I thought “it can’t possibly be that hard,” so I accepted the task.
I called one of the most talented rappers I know and we formed two-man team. I was the producer and he was the rapper. After giving him a summary of the song and a script of the play, we went to work. He wrote a few versions of the song and we tweaked the lyrics via email and text messages for a few days. During the same time, I worked on refining the beat into something that would work well in the play. About a week later, we set-up a makeshift studio and spent about 5 hours recording.
When we were finished, we both listened to the final product and it sounded decent. Just as we were packing up, I played him another beat that I was going to use on a different project and he immediately said, “WE NEED THAT BEAT ON THIS SONG!!!” He was right.
We immediately went back to work—he reworked the lyrics and I refined the beat. Within 45 minutes, we had a finished product and the song was done. This time around, we were much more excited about the outcome.
The song was then sent to two dancers who choreographed a dance performance and a few weeks later, I watched as the song that we made come to life on stage in front of ~500 people.
Here is the song called, “I love His Name,” which is based on the book and play “The Day I Died But Now Live.”
I did a TEDx talk in Switzerland.
And I was super nervous.
But it happened.
And I can’t bring myself to watch it.
But I wanted to share it.
Here it is.
This episode of Geremy’s Peculiar Snaps spans several months and feels almost as long as an episode of Family Matters!
In this episode, I traveled to Maine, California, and Chicago, I stumbled on an active shooter situation, and I asked about Gentlemen’s clubs.
Earlier this week, I flew to Atlanta for a quick 24 hour trip. I stayed at a place with a mini horse and while exploring the city, I unexpectedly became a movie star. This video outlines some of what I did while I was there:
Another week, another snap!
Here’s Episode 003 of my Snapchat stories. Now back at it with a new aspect ratio that makes it easier to view on a mobile device.
My Snapchat is now the closest thing that I’ve got to a reality show. Here’s Episode 002 of my Snapchat stories. Spoiler alert: I spoke about a man who looked like a caterpillar.
For those of you who prefer to follow along in real time, my username is Geremology.
I’ve had Snapchat for a while now, but I’ve struggled to find its place in my life.
I wasn’t a huge fan of creating content that would disappear in 24 hours, so my account remained unused. But recently I thought about bringing back my “Geremy’s Peculiar Life/Week” video series and realized that Snapchat could be a good medium for it, as long as I released a compilation of my “snaps” on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
So here is the first episode of Geremy’s Peculiar Snaps, which captures my random yells, silly puns, and overall awkwardness as I learn how to use this thing called Snapchat.
This year I had a goal to produce and release a rap song before the end of the year. Now that 2016 is a week and a half away, I had no choice but to attempt to meet the goal. I present to you…23.50!
The title of the song is called 23.50 because it is 23 seconds long and contains 50 words.
Lyrics & Explanations
The year is almost over, but Peculiar PPL, we are just getting things started
There is a tension that exists in the dichotomy of something coming to the end while something else simultaneously begins. While “normal people” are starting to wind-down, Peculiar people around the world are ramping-up.
Also, the brand Peculiar PPL is just starting to do amazing things!
We’re full of life, but say goodbye to the dearly departed.
A wise man once said, “some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” This line reflects on the notion that Peculiar people are vivacious and living life to the fullest, but there are some people who choose to simply exist. As a result, Peculiar people must say “goodbye” to these people.
Also, this is also a way to pay respects to the people who lost their life throughout the course of the year. Rest-in-peace and pour out a drink for the homies.
I’m running this track, face the fact I’m having fun
This triumphant declaration suggests that the rapper is the commander of the musical track and he’s having fun while doing it.
This is also a metaphor for a marathon runner who literally sprints on a track and has fun in the process.
I made a song this year, but cut the music, ’cause this song is done!
The purpose of the song is to meet the goal of creating a rap song in 2015. Therefore, this is a reminder that the goal has been met and the shenanigans can finally come to a close.
Maybe I’ll release this song for sale, only on cassette tape for $23.50… Maybe I’ll release a remix in the future… Maybe I’ll record an album of 120 songs that are all under 30 seconds each… Maybe.