When I woke up this morning I really didn’t have anything specific in mind for today’s Morning Music. It’s raining and cold again after a week of sunshine and spring and I’d likely have gone with something moody to suit the rainy day.
As I was doing my usual morning caffeination and catch-up I noticed that Canadian music superstar David Usher had made a comment on Chris Brogan’s blog post this morning which inspired me to tell you a a little about David Usher and post a video for today’s morning music.
I’ve been a fan of David Usher since I first heard him as the singer for Moist in the early 1990s. Moist’s early cds Silver and Creature got a lot of play around my house in the 1990s. David Usher later went on to a successful solo career and he’s currently in studio working on a new cd.
I could tell you how David Usher has been successful not only in Canada but world-wide. I could tell you that he’s won 5 Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammy) and how he’s been involved in War Child International among other humanitarian organizations. All of these things you can learn about on his website. What I find really interesting at the moment about David Usher is not just his music (which I love) and not just his pretty face (he’s yummy) but the fact that he’s become interested and active in the social media world lately. Not only does he have a twitter account where he posts updates on his studio work but he now has, in addition to his official music site, a social media blog where he speaks about ebooks, digital music, and social media. He’s posting videos as he’s working on the new album, giving fans a taste of the cd to come and an glimpse into the recording world. I really admire how he’s using social media to interact with not only his current fanbase but beyond that into the social media community.
A fav of mine – from Morning Orbit – Black, Black Heart. Be sure to check out David Usher’s YouTube channel for more videos and an inside look at his recording. You can find where to buy David Usher’s cds on his official music website as well as on his YouTube channel. Enjoy! Happy Friday!