Start wearing purple

December 2nd, 2008. Tagged: Music, News/personal, performance, yahoo

Today was officially my first day at my new job at in Yahoo! Search. In the spirit of less-is-more I'm stepping out of the position of improving the performance of all Yahoo's sites worldwide to improving the performance of just one Yahoo! Search - in the US first, then maybe helping globally. I'm excited by the new opportunity and I'm not just saying it. Having in mind how smart I am (muhaha) and how committed YSearch is to performance, can't help but give a friendly warning to all the dear readers of my blog: if you own GOOG stock, now is the time to consider a second look at your portfolio :P

Anyway, I felt like doing something silly and here's what I came up - my first online video (videos of my kids don't count). I decided to play a rendition of "Start Wearing Purple" by Gogol Bordello on my acoustic and video tape it. This song (here's a vid of the original) is something of a hymn for Y!

So here's the video, enjoy!


start wearing purple @ Yahoo! Video

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10 Responses

  1. Congratulations! I write for ReadWriteWeb’s new site, Jobwire ( http://readwriteweb.com/jobwire/ ). I would love to write about your recent hiring, but I need more information. I need to know what your title is, what location and any other info you can give. If you are interested, email me at doug@readwriteweb.com.

  2. Man, while listening I remembered the Bulgarian words… Yahoo should not use this melody here ;-)

  3. Nice play :)
    … congrats for the new job.

  4. абе пич що не вземеш първо няколко уроци по китара че тогава се прави на Джими Хендрикс… Твa да не ти е bgcanada.com, че да ти пляскме…нещастник

  5. @gonzo – the part you probably have in mind is not in the original song by Gogol, I just felt it blends naturally :)

    @bateto – kusno mi e veche za uroci, tvrde drt sum

  6. Congrats and good luck on the new position in Search. Time to start turning YHOO around!

  7. Много яко парче! От 1:19 нататък мелодията е 1:1 с едно парче на Хиподил(“Нова градска песен”) с доста нецензурен текст, та това определено ме развесели :)

  8. Congratulations on the new job! What a creative way to celebrate – however, please do not quit your day job for one as a musician. On a positive note, improving search engines is a good thing to do, good for the planet and great for us searchers! :)

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  10. i love your start wearing purple guitar video!! can i please get the guitar tabs for it?
    how do u make that fast string roar/rolling sound? it is awesome!!! ur awesome!!!!

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