Archive for 'Music'

#317 Go to an Art Dinner with Experimental Music

Good friend Tim sent me an email last week telling me about some weird art dinner at this gallery called Public Fiction. Tim works in the Art industry so he’s always privy to stuff like this. All I knew was there was going to be some sort of vegetarian dinner with each course being paired […]

#303 Sing a Duet

A reader of the blog, Juliana, posted this on the wall of the SYED Facebook page: Because of your blog, I was inspired to scare myself by posting a video of myself singing on facebook. First time ever. Thanks, Greg. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQHYpAAjK98 I was so happy to hear that the blog inspired a reader to […]

#98 Reveal the Most Played Songs on My iTunes

Look, I never claimed to have musical taste. I never grew up with music. My parents don’t listen to music. Well, they sort of do. Whatever they can hear beneath the caterwauls they call karaoke singing. Music is a sign of how cool you are. I never claimed I was cool either. I didn’t listen […]

#90 Make a Sappy Music Video

Ok, so I know I’ve sort of made a music video before.  It was kind of a big deal.  For a day at least. I got an idea to make a sappy music video this week and decided to make it today.  It’s dedicated to my coworkers Andrzej and Nate because they love cheesy romantic […]

#84 Serenade a Girl in a Bar

Today was the day I was finally going to St. Louis. Going through the airport went smoothly.  I bypassed the body scan machines again.  Got on the plane quickly with a spot for my carryon.  But before we took off, the flight attendant told us that it was the pilot’s last flight before retirement. Um… […]

#76 Try to Get Someone to Cover My Song

So after posting my song, I decided that while the singing and music was bad, the lyrics were actually kind of funny.  I thought it would be really cool if someone could do a cover of it.  Of course that would require me to actually actively tell people to listen to it.  It’s one thing […]

#74 Record a Song

I have no musical ability.  When people say this, sometimes they are just being faux modest.  There is no faux modesty about my statement.  I can play some chords on the guitar.  I can’t hold a tune to save my life.  And yet, here I am, posting this video of a song I wrote and […]