One of the perks of writing for a site such as this is being able to cyberstalk someone in the name of research. Not cyberstalking in the sense of the crime, but cyberstalking in the sense of trying to find as much information as possible about that someone. And when that someone is a YouTuber, that means watching all of that person’s YouTube videos, of course. In the past few months, this writer’s research subject has been international singer-songwriter and YouTuber David DiMuzio.
But a good researcher goes beyond the obvious, and in this case, that means also watching YouTube videos that other people have posted of DiMuzio. If you are a DiMuzio fan, you know of his most popular videos, those that have gone viral or that DiMuzio promotes on his own channel. But you may have missed some lesser known videos on YouTube, those on other channels that each in their own way reveal more about the man behind the music.
Home Page was a program broadcast on EBC-Net 25 in the Philippines from 2008 to 2013. This video was uploaded to the HPOFFICIALACCOUNT in August 2011 and features DiMuzio performing two of his songs, “I’ll Do Anything (Para Sa’yo)” and “Naiisip Mo Ba” as well as an interview. Particularly interesting is the story of how Carlo Rafanan became the equivalent of Richie Sambora to DiMuzio’s Jon Bon Jovi.
DiMuzio provides a tutorial for “Heal the World” on his lessons channel, but he sings the song with Jamich, Mikey Bustos, and Moymoy Palaboy in this video posted to JamichTV in February 2012. While the song itself is poignant, this rendition is made even more so in hindsight due to the untimely death of Jam Sebastian earlier this year after a year-long battle with lung cancer.
In this video posted by devotedlover (i.e. The Philippines’ pop rock band 2 Years Apart) in February 2013, DiMuzio acts rather than sings, and while his singing is preferable (whether to his acting or to 2 Years Apart’s singing, you decide), it’s nice to see him supporting fellow YouTubers.
If the story at the beginning of this video is true, then DiMuzio performs just as well when woken up in the middle of the night as he does at any other time. It’s a beautiful acoustic cover of Rivermaya’s “Balisong” and probably has women all over the world wishing the video had been dedicated to them instead of the unnamed girl that Ton Uy thinks is special.
On FmaKeita’s Corner, you can find DiMuzio’s complete September 24, 2011 performance at Teatrino Promenade at the Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, Philippines. Even though the concert was recorded over eight different videos titled “David DiMuzio LIVE!!!,” DiMuzio doesn’t appear until Part 4. The set list that night included DiMuzio originals such as “Feet on the Ground,” “You Took the Weather,” “Following My Heart,” “What It Takes to Fly,” and “Misfit” as well as some covers and several special guests, including Jayson Fernandez of Rivermaya. This series would be a good match for a drinking game: take a drink every time DiMuzio speaks with his hands, two drinks every time he air quotes. Hey, his last name is Italian; he can’t help it! One of the best parts of the concert is when DiMuzio sheds his ever-present guitar to sing “Hawak Kamay.” And then the audience is treated to another side of DiMuzio when he demonstrates why in a former life he was the world champion of juggling.
In this video added by Art Movement in September 2011, DiMuzio plays model for a photo shoot of promotional materials.
Mikey Bustos, Roadfill, and David DiMuzio covering “All or Nothing” by O-Town? Yes, please! Find it here.
For more recent performances, hear DiMuzio sing “Never Let Go” solo here and “Constantly” here as he guests on “Rise and Shine” on UNTV. Plus, learn some interesting tidbits in the interview segments.
The sound quality of this video is poor, but if you can get past it, you will hear DiMuzio just conversing with some random dude in New York City. It’s the most recent of all the videos on this list.
Finally, there is this video posted by gunarjo lowito who apparently was a cruiser on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas on which DiMuzio was a headlining performer. Here, his skills as a uni-cyclist are displayed as well as his quick wit and ability to keep his composure after being surprised by an audience member. The video ends with DiMuzio performing the beautiful “Wei Yi.”
Want more? To learn more about David DiMuzio or to see more videos, find him on YouTube or Facebook, or visit his website.