Listen: Homeless Man covers RadioHead

. Thursday, December 17, 2009



"This tear-jerking video comes courtesy of the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM radio. The footage was shot after the show's producers enlisted a homeless man, Daniel Mustard, to voice over a promo then found out he could sing. Here Mustard does an acoustic version of Radiohead's Creep with a slightly different take on the vocal phrasing and years and years of pathos in the delivery."

Via Pedestrian

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Anonymous said...

get that man a contract

Anonymous said...

love this. if mustard puts out an album i'll buy it.

Dahlberg said...

WOW! I would go to his gigs! He is a golden voice.

Anonymous said...

great rustic voice, got a lot of emotion in it, so much tallent lyin out and forgotten down dark alleys.

Gunslinger19 said...

amazing music, don't think anyone would deny that, but judging by the watch and the hat, I'm not so sure if he's homeless anymore. He certainly shouldn't be seeing as he can sing like that.

Anonymous said...

that guy aint homeless

Anonymous said...

Dude really he needs a contract thats raw talent

Anonymous said...

This man.. He takes the original song and turns it from something that tries too hard to be depressing into something that naturally conveys the soul of the song. I would buy his album. And I dont really buy albums anymore.

Anonymous said...

Homeless people do not have clean coat, clean hat, clean beard, etc. Sorry. You've been had...but I would like to meet his agent.

Sean said...

holy shit.

thats amazing. such a good voice for the song, really conveys the emotion of the song

Anonymous said...

really like it... but how'd a homeless guy get a taylor?

Anonymous said...

Every one who says hes not homeless is pretty naive and probably never lived in a big city. I see homeless people everyday just like him who pan handle enough change to eat and sleep in doorways in a sleeping bag surrounded by all there possession. A watch and a hat do not reflect a house or means of obtaining those things.

Anonymous said...

that was freakin' great!

Anonymous said...

If he is homeless its probably because he is playing a Taylor. If that's his guitar that's insane.

Anonymous said...

Hey having a great voice does not equal to become a musician. There's a bunch of other stuff you've got to have, like creativity, songwriting abilities, charisma, etc. There's A LOT of ppl out there with great singing voices that doesn't mean that they all deserve a contract. There is a difference between singing a song nicely and actually creating it and singing it. Of course, there's also a lot of ppl who can write great songs but can't sing it right...

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter were he lives folks... This guy is a great singer anyway.

JF said...

Why "homeless"? A guy cannot use a freaking beard?

nFormas design said...

Really cool!

nFormas design said...

really cool!

Anonymous said...

You don't belong there, man.

Anonymous said...

awesome voice

Anonymous said...

It's not his guitar, they had it in studio for the homeless talent show O&A did.

rich said...

@Anonymous... If you have hate in you heart, let it out...

So to clarify playing an instrument and sing whilst doing it, does not mean you are a musician? Only if you write the song too? Obliviously no professional musicians employ song writers....

And most homeless men don't rock $3000 guitars...

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I would buy his album too! It is also sad that his life has come to- with a talent like that!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he don't look homeless, dressed better than lots of musicians I know. I think they got carried away because he has a bushy beard, it seems to mean homeless to lots of people. When it mostly just means you don't like shaving ! I'm guessing if he was clean cut average guy his voice may not seem so special, not that he is bad. My favourite homeless singer is the guy from the Tom Waits album that sings 'Jesus Blood' that is genuine.

Famster said...

Holy Pluto!! Awesome vid

switch-smith said...

Just for some clarity: the Taylor guitar is apparently from the studio, and not owned by Daniel Mustard.

don said...

love it sounds a little like dave van ronk

Anonymous said...

am i the asshole thats not really impressed? im glad ol musty got to have his 15, and be warm and fed for a day, but it was mediocre. ive heard plenty of street performers that are infinitely more captivating. nice enough voice, years of whisky and cigs have laid a nice patina.

Anonymous said...

http://videosift.com/video/Homeless-Man-Daniel-Mustard-Performs-Last-Time-for-Radio

and you thought he wasn't original

Anonymous said...

Another website explains that this is not his guitar -- he couldn't afford to own one. They fetched it for him while he was in the studio.

Anonymous said...

Priceless

Anonymous said...

dude, it goes to show, we have great talent out in the streets, were they wander around all day, begging for food, yet we have dumb ass, no talent justin bieber who just is a good looking kid who hasnt hit puberty yet

Gabriel Gotz said...

This was... interesting. Not really my style, I prefer the original.

eric said...

this shits dope. real intense

Alexis said...

Wow. This man's voice is so filled with emotion. I would pay to go to a show of his. Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

i love you lora feldmen

Anonymous said...

unless they dry cleaned his clothes and gave him a shower before taping this, this dude isn't homeless. or he found a place to sleep next to a washer/dryer.

Anonymous said...

there's a big difference between being homeless and being a complete bum, i buy it and the guys pretty decent, lot of emotion into the song

Mon said...

Honestly, they probably cleaned him up and gave him a nice guitar...

Christine said...

amazing. raw. talent.

Rumble_Line said...

He's special alright, I love it. Also: homeless doesn't equal dirty bum.

ccharles said...

Yes, Mustard is homeless. He was picked up by a cop friend of the show for Opie and Anthony's Homeless Shopping Spree. He's a raging alcoholic, and the guitar belongs to Sirius/XM. They let him use it for this segment.

Anonymous said...

Truly powerful. Really adds a whole different level to the song. I wish this man well and I hope the streets don't consume him like so many others.

Anonymous said...

The new Tom Waits??

Anonymous said...

He's pretty good, but a homeless man with a Taylor?

Anonymous said...

The guy is playing a guitar that's worth close to a grand, he's def not homeless.

Anonymous said...

It is possible that they bought him clothes or something before this

switch-smith said...

Again for some clarity: the Taylor guitar is from the studio, and not owned by Daniel Mustard.

Anonymous said...

Simply Brilliant. I'd buy it.

Anonymous said...

totally agree. If he records, i'll buy it.

Travis said...

I know someone who 2 years ago was living in a 300,000$+ home, and is now living out of their SUV.

Not everyone who is a homeless is a toothless crack head pushing a shopping cart down the street.

I think its pretty obvious, to those of us who have LIVED life a bit, that this man is living on the streets.

And yes, they prolly did clean him up a bit before they filmed him.

Not that far fetched to consider this man might have got to wash his hands and face before being taped.

regardless, this is one of the best covers I have head of this song

Melissa said...

Wow. This dude is amazing. Get him off the streets! I wish more people would take the time to appreciate small people. Just like that world-renowned violinist playing in a subway station, where about six people paid any attention to him, and the next night he performed a grand concert for hundreds of people. Sad sad.

shere said...

Wow!

HE is so fucking special

Anonymous said...

Sencillamente Brutal...

ryanxavierlane said...

Well, my take on it is that just because he has a beautiful guitar does not mean he is not homeless. I know just because I struggled to find a place to rest my head at night doesn't mean I would sell my means of expression to afford a hotel for a few nights. :/

Anonymous said...

honestly - are people still commenting about how he can't be homeless because of the guitar, because they want to show off they can trainspot a taylor? what the hell people, please get over yourselves.

also, travis hit the nail on the head. if they wanted to i'm sure they could have stereotyped him up a bit for you all, with a dirty face and an outfit made of old dish rags, but maybe they chose to film him with a sense of self-worth?

Nuri said...

It was not good, you people have so low standards.

kesb107 said...

His beard looks soft........

Melea said...

Set up a paypal account & start selling his music. I'd buy

Cassie said...

he doesn't deserve to be homeless. :'(

Malyssa said...

He is awesome....

Anonymous said...

Nice cover

Anonymous said...

How is he a homeless? He is wearing way better clothes than mines. And I own a computer.

Anonymous said...

this dude is definitely homeless. nice pipes though.

Foafing your music said...

Wow, a homeless that has a Taylor guitar. That's not very common, I guess...

Foafing your music said...

Nice! BTW, the original is in G and he plays it in C, so it fits better for his low voice

switch-smith said...

Again for the third time:

The Taylor guitar is from the studio, and not owned by Daniel Mustard.

Anonymous said...

amazing voice, great cover. to those who have been saying that he's not homeless... Homeless means that you dont have a home. many homeless people have possesions, for example his watch, coat and hat. these are probably his prize possesions, which he takes with him everywhere. just because he doesnt have a home doesnt mean that he doesnt have a few possesions, maybe valuable, that mean alot to him...

Ionut said...

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2009/12/16/homeless-mustard-is-no-creep.aspx READ ON AND FIND OUT HE AIN'T HOMELESS. That's his nickname, Homeless Mustard and he's a street performer... man people mix every word these these to their suiting...

Anonymous said...

Oh...
my...
God...
I just jizzed my pants

Jeremy said...

this dude needs to meet thom yorke and show him how it's done. this is amazing.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't say he's not homeless, it says he's a street performer. You can be both, you just need a piece of paper that allows it.
Either way it doesn't matter, he's amazingly talented.

amandrynorange said...

just smoke a pack a day and sleep outside every night and you can have a voice like that too!

Anonymous said...

not all homeless people are dirty.... some live in shelters... homeless, means that you don't have a permanent home, you can buy a watch before you can buy a home..... he very well could be homeless, just not addicted to drugs and alcohol, keeping it clean

Anonymous said...

Everyone who says he's not homeless are idiots. Open another tab and check for yourselves-stop trying to sound cool. Going against the grain is so 90's! Oh yeah, this guys great-check him out singing 'boys don't cry'.

Anonymous said...

Well, he's got to have some kind of musical creativity, those most definitely aren't the original chords. He's switched the key up a bit.

Anonymous said...

the performance doesn't grab my attention as much as the stupidity of some of these comments...I'll give the benefit of the doubt and guess that most of U still live with your parents..... leaching off them or a girl/boyfriend,hmmm? having no understanding of economics and what it takes to survive.Homeless comes in all shapes and sizes and does not discriminate...once upon a time i was on the street,living out of my truck...making around $100 a day as a carpenter...4 two yrs i could never get into a home/apt...Hell,i could of owned a dozen of those guitars mustard was playing,nice clothes,etc....finding AFFORDABLE shelter and trying to keep it?? Very difficult these days....To say the least.....Man,with moronic comments like that,i'm starting to lose faith in americans...LOL...

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure a homeless guy could afford a $2300 Taylor Guitar.

switch-smith said...

Again for the FOURTH time:

The Taylor guitar is from the studio, and NOT owned by Daniel Mustard.

Anonymous said...

this is so good.
and by the way he can be homeless with clean things. and a guitar. maybe he chooses to live like that. some do. this man has talent!

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE FUUUCKKKKK ARE WE DOIN HERE!?

Anonymous said...

just listen to how he says "what the fuck am i doin here".
you can really feel it there.

Jennifer said...

wow...that was so sad but beautiful.

Anonymous said...

There is a difference between having nice clothes and having a house man.

There's homeless folks with cars and jobs. Some of these guys just don't have the mental capacity to maintain a living space - so they do normal things, but take showers and sleep at the shelter - which they pay for. Some of the guys who panhandle pull down 50 bucks an hour. Some guys simply decide that having a mortgage and rent ain't for them. There are infinite reasons and situations when it comes to bein homeless. Having the dignity to keep you and your clothes clean does NOT mean you aren't down on your luck.

Don't jump to conclusions when you don't know what you're talking about.

kamil said...

http://kamil.us/blog/daniel-mustard-show.html

Anonymous said...

I didn't think the voice or the performance was good at all. Sorry - not appealing to me.

wow said...

All homeless people are not filthy and dirty. Some folks do take care of themselves as best they can out there.
Don't judge.

manosturbo said...

wow, ionut is a fucking moron

seb said...

better than the original!!

Jon said...

Seriously, since when was there a homeless uniform? In my 20+ years on and off the streets I didn't know I was supposed to "look homeless". You people need to re-evaluate your stereotypes and think about what a judgemental a@@hole looks like. Looks familiar doesn't it. F@ckin' like it because it's a man expressing himself no matter his instrument, clothes, etc...

mojination said...

Support publicly funded programs both abroad and locally.

Everyone keeps saying that 'he shouldn't be homeless if he can sing'. Since when does singing pay you money? Half the people with contracts don't sing well. I sing in the shower and no one pays me money and I'm sure I have more talent than half the people they throw on tv/radio.

If you want to keep artists off the streets and actually have some culture in America support local music/art.

sir jorge said...

not half bad

Anonymous said...

Not half good either.

Anonymous said...

You can get a shower and clean your clothes up at some shelters and some gas stations (truckers do that) and he can carry a tune, but voice wise...not that wonderful.

Anonymous said...

you guys are all just being nice because he's homeless. yay for you, you're such a bleeding heart. i guarantee if you hadn't known this guy was a hobo you wouldn't have said he was that great

Rijor said...

To those who cry "You've been duped" to this, I suggest you read up on the O&A show (Wikipedia works wonders). They've had LOTS of experiences with the homeless, including something known as the Homeless Shopping Spree, where "a dozen of New York's homeless [are] each given several hundred dollars by the show and much more by the fans". Anthony is also a germophobe, and thus has been known to offer showers and laundry cleaning for them.

All of this I learned in 10 minutes of reading.

And as for the video, heck yes he needs to do some recording. That's an EXCELLENT cover.

Anonymous said...

i buy i buy i buy
so warm and emotional (in a good meaning of this word:D)

Anonymous said...

The man has some awesome talent. Amazing. I hope because of this he will no longer be homeless. And to those debating if he is indeed homeless or not.. like wow... seriously, life is way to short... and a little kindness goes a long way... Peace N Love.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God...that was amazing. I have listened to it three times already.

The ONLY time I go out and actually buy an Album is if they REALLY impress me (I have only bought two in the last two years) and Mustard impressed me.

Beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Hey now. Granted i am no longer homeless but, he could very well be. If you are resourceful enough you can get your close cleaned, a shower and a place to crash occasionally. And heck yes he can sing, get the man a freaking contract. I want to hear more.

Anonymous said...

For a second I think his body took the form of a unicorn.

Anonymous said...

let me just clarify for anyone who doesnt understand anything about music/studios/living as a homeless person.

This man is very obviously a musician. The skill it takes to keep a steady strumming pattern is way out of the coordination levels of most everyone out there. a lot of people can do it, but MOST people couldnt do it to save their souls.

Secondly studios that play music? You seriously dont think they would have a guitar laying around? And if you read the description it explains that they had invited him to come in to play. They were expecting it, so if they didnt have a guitar laying around they probably brought one in.

Lastly, not all homeless people have long scraggly dirty hair with no teeth and talk to themselves. Many of them are just like you and me. a little rough around the edges, but normal socially none the less. And times are hard now in case you didnt notice.

Austin said...

Wasn't Bad.. But wasn't very good.

Anonymous said...

good cover, but that guys sporting better clothes than my own, i doubt he's homeless.

Anonymous said...

If that guy's hooded sweatshirt and driving cap (widely available at your friendly neighborhood Salvation Army store) are better than your clothes just because they are clean, perhaps you should reconsider your personal hygiene regimen. Also, it's a POS watch. Seriously, get over yourselves. What are you going to say next, "photoshopped"?

Anonymous said...

SHRED!!! PLAY SOME DIRTY CHUG RIFFAGE!!!

MICK said...

nothing left to say he is awesome, its a shame that he fell throught the cracks.. everything happens for a reason.

Anonymous said...

HEY!!!!! MAURY IS PLAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAYBE IT'S A SIGN FROM GOT HE SHOULD GO ON THAT SHOW TO GET NOTICED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHECK THE BACKGROUND!!!!!!!!!!

Bobert St.cloud MN said...

this man embrades being homeless and knows that he doesn't belong there But he can't get out i know how it goes Mustard i'm in the same boat nowwadays myself have been for the past 5 years I feel yah man Good lookin out Keep doin what you do though man that was amazing

Anonymous said...

All of you saying that this guy couldn't be homeless - have you ever seen actual homeless people? And have you ever been to a Salvation Army or Goodwill? It's not that hard to panhandle your way to some decent looking clothes, morons.

Anonymous said...

simply amazing. this guy (assumingly) has no professional vocal training sessions other the playing music for people on the streets. just like many of the greatest rock artisits of all timee. the raspiness to his voice adds so much to the showing of what his character is, its similar to 50 cent's voice after being shot in the mouth. his voice has such uniquness and obvious pain in it. i applaud you musturd, and i can not express how much i hope you get your self a deal. or at the very least maybe some gigs at local bars or something.

fanglefish said...

Spine-tingling and haunting. I loved that, he made the song his own. I'm so glad the studio lent him that guitar and let the world hear him sing, he was great.

Anonymous said...

For those who say he is not really a bum...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dS4jrF8Qe4

Elko said...

Goodness. Lots of people want to argue whether he's homeless or not. B*tchin about his hat or his guitar. Doesn't matter. Look into his eyes, man. He's in another world and you know it.

CleanOldBum said...

I think he is legit. Look at his right wrist. Those are the kind of bracelets you get in some kind of institution. Maybe jail. Maybe a (psych) hospital. Either way, he may have just had access to a hot shower and maybe some nice nurse/guard decided to run his clothes through the wash. Also, just because you're playin' it don't make it your guitar.

I enjoyed it, and I'd like to hear any of his originals.

TheGiant said...

Anyone who sits there and thinks this guy isn't homeless because of his "clean jacket" or "clean hat" or beard, you would be really surprised, I have homeless friends, one is temporarily living with me, the other is in a program at a shelter, they do not "look" homeless by any means. My one friend's jacket is "clean" because it came from a donation at a charity thrift shop.

Aaron said...

you don't have to immense amounts of creativity or song-writing ability to make it in the music industry today.
have you ever looked at the fine print inside a CD cover? typically, out of the 14 songs, 3 are actually written by the artist. they have people write their stuff for them a majority of the time..

regardless, love this guys voice and cover of this song. God doesn't care about your social status when he gives you gifts like this..

Stretch said...

isnt this the guy form staind?

RoyalDude said...

What is the problem with the people that can't show one lick of compassion for another person? Have you been so suppressed by parents or other people that you have nothing to give to another or is it that you are so unbelievably selfish that you are blinded that you too are just flesh. The man is a person who obviously has a talent that many other do not in this world. We are only as good a people as the weakest amongst us. I'd hope that we could find the best in each of us and for those that need a hand we reach out and help them to the next level. For those that don't believe in this I will continue to hold out hope for you to change. For the rest I'd buy his album as well.

Apocalypso Facto said...

His voice somehow reminds me of Tom Waits'... nice version!

wolfgang said...

Give him a coffee for that wonderful song..

Ren said...

f*ck!
how many of you people post comments without reading the comments already there!!?!?!


in regards to the video...
sure his voice isn't the prettiest; but it sure is effective for the song!! I felt alot of emotion in how he performed, and I really enjoyed this cover...

It's always enjoyable hearing a song from a new perspective.

22gigantes said...

Joe Cocker would have been proud!

Anonymous said...

To those saying that you can't get a contract by playing and singing alone, look at just about every pop band out there today.

Anonymous said...

Look, I was homeless for nearly a year, and you never would have known if you didn't already know. I was clean. I had clothes. I even shaved my face! and believe it or not, I didn't have arguments with myself walking down the street! I just couldn't afford to make rent every month. Plain and simple. It really wasn't so bad. After a couple months you find ways to not let it get you down. You guys need to get a dose of the real world. It's not all flowers and sausages. This guy is fantastic, though. Whether it's your cup of tea or not, dude's got a really unique voice, and he can wail. I'd go to his show.

Anonymous said...

Just because someone is homeless doesn't make them all gross and poor.. Homeless mean no home. fuuck.

Anonymous said...

ten times better than the original

Anonymous said...

Off the chain LOL you never know where you can find talent

Anonymous said...

this was one of the best performances ive heard in years

Ian said...

I don't care if he's homeless or not, this is still one of the best covers of "Creep" I've ever heard. Even if he isn't homeless, he's obviously gone through enough animosity to give the song more emotion than RadioHead even had.

Ian said...

Did anyone else notice that he sings, "I'm a widow" instead of "I'm a murderer?" This guy is awesome! I don't care if he is homeless or not, he's done the best cover of this song I've ever heard, including the original. Much more emotion than RadioHead ever had.

Anonymous said...

Hes amazing and the city gives out jackets and stuff to homeless people in the winter there are homeless people wearing north faces and better clothes than i have because people donate the clothes

keithb said...

Radiohead's definitely one of my favourite bands but for some reason this is the only song I hate.

asderbva said...

WOW>.........

nick said...

Honestly, no matter how your awful voice sounds, someone is going to like it. Personally, I think his voice sounds like pure shit, but the fact there are around a hundred comments of people saying it is somehow beautiful just goes to show you that EVERYONE can sing, you just have to find an audience.

Anonymous said...

The way people act towards one another...

Homeless does not equal worthless.

http://www.blogto.com/music/2009/12/ttc_busker_profile_maria_kasstan/

Anonymous said...

he has a facebook.... http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Mustard/1002210369

orangy68 said...

Holy!! Is it Susan Boyles brother? Or maybe SuBo before shave and HRT. @orangy68 Twitter.

Anonymous said...

I can really feel the pain in his voice its as if he can really relate to the song in a way and can really express the songs meaning it was superb

Anonymous said...

That deserves a bottle of Lysol.

Hublah said...

Hey there those of you stuck in a bubble, homeless people are not necessarily filthy. I spent a good amount of time interviewing a number of homeless people and they are not all super dirty. A lot of them, believe or not, want to be clean and therefore make an effort to be. A homeless man appreciates a razor or a bar of soap more than some of you would imagine.
I quite enjoyed this video =]

Anonymous said...

this made me want to cry :(

Anonymous said...

I understand that this man is homeless but his voice just isn't really that great. I don't think I could listen to much more then a couple of minutes of that.

Anonymous said...

better than the original

Anonymous said...

dear god, that was fantastic!

Anonymous said...

We the people are usually to busy to give a chance to the meek,,we need to change this,,for the meek shall be heard,,,and this man is the shit ,,Willie,johnny,meryl,goerge,and this mans voice,,your no creep.That brought tears to my eyes Brother

ally said...

hes like your so fucking special!

Anonymous said...

oh yes a homeless man couldn't afford that guitar... no the microphone... or th sofa.. or the bottle of water.. or the room he was in?
nobody is doubting those other things so why are you so certain he couldn't own a guitar? it is probably from the show anyway, so get over yourselves
it's an amazing performance and you all need to stop looking for flaws and just enjoy it.

Rich said...

That was amazing. I really hope this is the beginning of a career for the guy. I think Radiohead should consider getting this guy on stage as their opener.

Anonymous said...

this sucks

Anonymous said...

You didnt get the hole story, did you?
The guys of this show get homeless new clothes and Mustard mentioned that he used to be a musician.
They gave him a guitar and he played a few songs for them. That´s the story, you don´t believe? Ask Google and stop talking shit like "I´ve seen much better blablabla" that guy´s awsome. Over and out.

Mickie said...

Not a tooth in his head and he sings that well...someone get that guy some money.

Tyler said...

All of you doubting that he's homeless must not know a whole lot about being homeless. They aren't detached from society. They go to shelters and can bathe and wash their clothes, things like that. Don't take away from the fact that this guy has serious talent because you think he's not really homeless. That's not fucking cool.

Anonymous said...

dude does this guy got a gig yet?

Bunny said...

amazing where talent hides. brought teats to my eyes.

Anonymous said...

I'd do him!

Anonymous said...

well for the ppl who say hes not homeless. or not homeless any more. due to the observation of his watch. ppl arent born homeless. perhaps he became homeless because of jobloss, and he still had the watch because he bought it when he had a steady income.

Emily said...

Seriously... read the article... he was picked for doing a voice over on television... I doubt that they said to him "come do this for nothing"

Just because he has been dolled up for promotion doesn't mean that he wasn't on the streets.... *rolls her eyes*

There is a man with a beautiful voice that I see regularly downtown who uses his guitar as a microphone.

And to the person who was saying that a musician has to write their own music... how many orchestral performers write their own music... hell how many of the popular artists around these days write their own music? Composing and playing and singing are separate talents that sometimes are combined. =P

John said...

We need less Bieber more Mustard in this world.

Anonymous said...

Amazing :]

Lee said...

Top drawer. 'What the hell am I doing here/I don't belong here', that came from somewhere most of us don't go to. Listening to his voice is like doing shots of tequila and I mean that positively.

More please.

Ken said...

that was excellent. i would have beleived he was homeless if he wasnt playing a taylor guitar. unless it was someone elses

Dominic said...

OMFG YOU TARDS!!!!! It wasn't his guitar!! gawd you people are blind/stupid.

Anonymous said...

Slitting the wrists to mustard

Dominic said...

just because he isnt filthy doesnt mean hes not homeless. and the hospital bracelets?
I was on the streets for a time as well...i always tried my best to look presentable. i couldnt always succeed, but i tried.
please lend a hand to folks like this when you can. im where i am because people helped me.

Anonymous said...

uh, who CARES if he's homeless ? this video's focus is not homelessness, it's his talent. just enjoy the music and stop nit-picking.

Jenn said...

Beautiful voice. he just changed my world....

Anonymous said...

It is not for us to pass judgment on others or the life path that has been given to us for any reason. Whether we acted on our path for what it is or what it should be, but to praise his life for we have been a witness to his gift and the gifts of those involved.I thank you for that!

saleem said...

this guy should be making bank.... have no studios offered? if they haven't they're just naive.

Troy said...

I'm sorry to say this everybody, but his voice isn't really that great. It sounds like he might have decent pitch, but the vocal quality is sub-par. Of course, I'm judging on the actual tone and disregarding the emotional bonus points to being homeless.

bigThinker said...

wow. awesome. definitely worth a $1 itunes purchase. shit. it's so authentic.

Anonymous said...

Move over Seasick Steve.

Anonymous said...

He gives off the impression of a really rally nice guy. Hope his luck changes!

Anonymous said...

that man should be famous. i agree with the earlier post that i would pay a dollar for this on itunes.

he deserves it.

Anonymous said...

Daniel Mustard really is homeless. He's just an amazing man with many good friends who allow him to stay at their houses occasionally and I'm sure have bought him gifts such as his watch and hat.

Anonymous said...

This man hangs out in the Apple store all day to interact with his rather large fan base now. And the guitar was found in the studio for him when he revealed that music is his life. The guitar he owned when he moved from LA to NYC was stolen from him one night when he was sleeping on the street.

Hypnotika said...

well, that made me cry... And homeless or not, I still think he's amazing! I haven't heard anything like his voice before!

trishy said...

To the people that think he's a fake;
They probably gave him new-ish looking clothes and a new guitar. Theres no such thing as unedited talent on tv.. x)

jenskie said...

yea, amazing voice...

Anonymous said...

homeless people with guitars are always so friggen amazing.

Anonymous said...

I just want to start out saying... I fucking hate Radiohead, and especially hate that song.

However, this is probably one of the most beautiful performances I have ever seen.

Twisteddman said...

This is from the Amos and Andy show. The man IS homeless. They gave him the new clothes and cleaned him up. He mentioned he played guitar so they grabbed the one they had laying around and asked him to play a song and this is what came of the whole thing.
He has some talent for sure. But his voice is pretty shot if you ask me. Its not good enough for me to be stumbling upon it 6 times a day.

Anonymous said...

anyone who believes he is not homeless... get over yourselves, he lives in new york city and I have personally talked to the man and heard him perform in washington square park. he is there alor

Anonymous said...

really emotional.simple true

Anonymous said...

power to you!

Anonymous said...

actually, many homeless people make up to 50,000 dollars on the streets begging for money, so he could quite possibly be still homeless and still have a watch, plus that could be an old watch from years before he was homeless. what he wears does not mean he isn't homeless.

Hailey said...

It's called the thrift store, people. cheap and clean clothes come from there.

Anonymous said...

they probably gave him the taylor to play the song

Anonymous said...

An artist that actually has a story to tell

Anonymous said...

...honestly? his voice is terrible >.< I mean obvi he's a good guitar player, but...

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Anonymous said...

living with a relative because you have nowhere else to go is considered homeless as well, mind you

Mr C said...

Impressive - I'd like to hear him have a crack at Sam Cookes "Change is gonna come" the song would suit him so damn well - just my 2 sense :-P

Respect

C

Anonymous said...

i like how they clean him up and give him some clothes and everyone on here is screaming about how hes not homeless anymore because of it.

Anonymous said...

THIS GUY JUST ROCKED MY FREAKIN SOCKS OFF he deserves more then what life has givin him

PopCultureMaiden said...

Jesus. I think this is perfect example of "stage presence"...even if he is/isn't a homeless man, just taking it from the perspective of such makes it that much more melancholy. He's got a beautiful voice, too.
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Anonymous said...

You guys are ignorant of homelessness. Trust me, I've been homeless. You can have clean clothes, and OMG you can even have POSSESSIONS :O and still be homeless.

Just because he doesn't have a house doesn't mean he doesn't have a way to wash his clothes, himself, or that he can't have a watch.

Seriously people - stop being so narrowminded.

That said, this guy is amazing. I would totally love to hear more from him.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? Stop raggin on him yall. You can look somewhat nice and still be homeless with today's standards. In addition, TV shows have this thing called wardrobe and makeup. If they had put him on television looking "homeless", everyone would have been talkin bad sayin that they were inhumane. Besides, they had him work for them before. And most people buy things and make themselves better looking when they get money. It takes common sense to figure this out. Please use it. I know not all yall are this ignorant.

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