Sony Spotlight: David Goosen
February 21, 2017
As we continue our series examining the devoted men and women shedding blood, sweat and tears for Sony Legacy, we have the immense privilege of introducing you to Digital Marketing Manager David ‘Goose’ Goosen…
What was the first record you ever bought?
By age nine I already had a pretty impressive cassette collection, including Vanessa Amorosi’s ‘Absolutely Everybody‘ and Gina G’s ‘Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit’, but the first record I ever bought with my own cash was Craig David’s ‘Fill Me In’ single on CD.
I had the words memorised to perfection after having the track on repeat for 6 hours straight.
Who is your favourite Sony artist and what is your favourite Song/Album by them?
OutKast are my favourite Sony artists. My love for hip-hop began when I won their album ‘Stankonia’ at a friend’s tenth birthday party playing musical chairs. Thinking back, the explicit version was not a suitable prize for a ten year old kid. At the time ‘Ms. Jackson’ was being played on the radio non-stop and the whole family would sing along to the chorus. I tried my hardest to rap along to Big Boi’s verse too. I failed.
3 years after ‘Stankonia’ they released their double album ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’, one of my favourite albums of all time, cementing Big Boi & Andre 3000 as hip-hop legends in their own right.
What’s the best gig you’ve been to?
One of the best gigs I’ve been to was my first music festival, Reading 2008. It was a disgusting, muddy, teenage cesspit, but it was also the only time I’ve had the pleasure of moshing to Dizzee Rascal, Biffy Clyro and Rage Against the Machine on the same day, on the same stage. Diverse.
A more recent memorable gig was Chance the Rapper at The Roundhouse last year, he’s such an effortless showman and had the crowd in awe from start to finish.
What’s your favourite album?
My favourite album of all time varies between MJ’s ‘Thriller’ & ‘Off the Wall’, at the moment it’s the latter. ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’, ‘Rock with You‘, ‘Girlfriend’… So many big tunes! For me, this record never gets old, it’s perfection.
I was lucky enough to work on last years’ special reissue that accompanied the Spike Lee documentary, ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend you watch it.
Any stories you’d like to share from your time working in music?
My first week working at Sony I was asked to go and take some live photos at a Rita Ora concert. It was a nice day so I decided to get a Boris bike (now called Santander Cycles), I printed my ticket from the machine and realised there was no code on it – that’s because it wasn’t my ticket it was just the receipt.
Some guy behind me took my ticket from the machine, pinched the bike with my credit card linked to it, and rode off into the sunset.
Moral of the story: just Uber it.
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