Short, relatively uneventful week.
Happy New Year!
Merry Belated Christmas!
I’ve started a new project called “Geremy’s Peculiar Week” where I capture moments from my week and edit them down to a short video montage. These episodes aren’t meant to explain my activities during the week—they are intended to give short snippets of my experiences. When deemed necessary, longer journal editorials containing further details will follow each episode. As of right now, my intention is to create a video on a weekly basis, but we will see how that goes!
Without further ado, here is Episode 1 of Geremy’s Peculiar Week
It’ll be interesting to share these videos and journal entries with my future kids so they could get a better insight into what their dad was like in his 20’s. It’ll also be quite scary to imagine “Family Man Geremy” looking back on “Single Man Geremy.” Very scary.
While I was finalizing the artwork for this “Peculiar PPL Conquer Obstacles” shirt, I grew increasingly frustrated because I wanted to communicate a variety of different encouraging messages, but I did not want to bring clutter to the shirt’s design. As I brainstormed solutions, I decided that it would be a good idea to take the Peculiar PPL art beyond something that you can see— I wanted it to be something that you can also hear and feel. This led me to a conversation with a good friend to whom I presented the idea of doing a Peculiar Music project that takes the visual art and communicate it in the musical form. In just a matter of moments, the Peculiar PPL Music Art project was born!
I dug out some of my audio recording equipment that I collected when I had aspirations of being the next Pharrell (I would’ve called myself Farrell) and we met to record the first single. I was the producer for the project and he was the rapper— a talented first-time recording artist who was able to record final versions of his main vocals, backing vocals and ad-libs in just under two hours. After finishing the studio session, I spent the next two weeks listening to the song over 100 times, arranging new instrumental tracks, tweaking vocals, mixing the audio tracks and trying to get back in the swing of producing again. In the end, we came up with a track called “I’ll Make It,” which, coincidentally, was the same phrase that I kept repeating to myself when doubt entered my mind and tried to convince me that there’s no way that we could finish the song.
I hereby present to you “I’ll Make It,” which is the first song arranged for The Peculiar PPL Music Art Project: Volume 1.
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This is the first episode of my “Brief Discussions” video journal. During my brief discussions, I will either answer a question or provide a quick update in under 1 minute.
As a follow-up to this video, what do you bring with you everyday as you leave your house?
For Thanksgiving this year, my family put me in charge of obtaining dinner. I made my favorite dish–cereal, with seven side dishes consisting of cereal.
My last stop of the “In Search of Inspiration” tour was Florida, where I rented a fast convertible to take me from Palm Beach to Miami and back. Since the car was so fun and Florida was so nice, I lost all desire to lug around my camera and record everything, so unfortunately you are unable to see what I saw when I went. Instead you must settle for this video where I behave like a giddy 9-year-old boy who has just driven a sports car for the first time. Enjoy!!
In Seattle, I didn’t really venture out much because I used the time to relax in the hotel; however, here are a few things that I saw while I was exploring the great city.