Vor fast genau einem Jahr bloggte ich über Daniel Mustards Cover von Radioheads Creep (Video oben), seit dem ging das Video durch die Decke, der Mann hat mittlerweile einen Plattenvertrag und lebt nicht mehr auf der Straße. Hier seine Website, seine Mucke kann man auf iTunes kaufen. Sehr schöne Story zu Weihnachten.
In the beginning, Daniel was a homeless alcoholic street musician. He came into the Opie & Anthony studios for their annual Homeless Shopping Spree. In passing, he said that he was a musician. The studio staff, being curious and having no idea what to expect, found him a guitar. Reportedly, he performed an original song that stunned the entire staff. Then they asked him to play a cover.
The rest is history. He played "Creep" and became a YouTube phenomenon.
Sometime later, Story Records caught up with Daniel, he went into a halfway house, and they pulled strings to record his record on a low budget. This story has all kinds of themes, ranging from using YouTube as an A&R vehicle to the importance of having an authentic, compelling narrative behind your artist.