Dustin David is a comedian, writer and performer from Maine. His #Fave5 songs narrate his life in completely unexpected ways including getting sober, living in Southern California, growing up in Maine, working with a burlesque troop and playing a game of cat-n-mouse with his idol, Morrissey. You enjoyed the music he brought in: here are a few nuggets about each of the artists!
Because I Feel Things---Vuurwerk
From Detroit, they originally they called themselves Bears before they signed to the indie record label "Run For Cover Records," where they released a demo with three songs on it and then all they did was tour for the next three years. They got signed by "Triple Crown Records" and then finally released their first full length album in 2009.
Dom-Living In America
One guy, Dominic Cournoyer from Massachussetss. This song won "Song Of The Year" at the Boston Music Awards in 2010!
Pop That-French Montana
Karim Kharbouch was born in Morocco and immigrated to the Bronx with his family at 13 years old. He started creating a series of street-flavored DVDs. Essentially mini documentaries and released them under the name Young French. He did that for 8 years until Akon signed him to his label Konvict in 2009. Karim left that label after 2 years because of record release delays. He was then signed to Bad Boys Records and announced his new name....French Montana.
Bloc Party-The Prayer
Inspiration comes from everywhere. Lead singer Kele Okereke says he wrote this after watching the video for Busta Rhymes' song "Touch It." He said the he thought the beginning of Busta's song had a stamp pattern and that was a really great idea. So they toyed with it while recording their own record and wrote the song around it.
The Smiths-Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
This song was banned by the BBC because of one lyric "And the pain was enough to make a shy, bald Buddhist reflect and plan a mass murder." That was considered insensitive because this song was released not long after the Hungerford massacre, when a 27-year old Michael Ryan shot and killed 16 people in Berkshire, England. The Smiths didn't release this song in the UK.