Try and think of a musician these days who is more endearing than California’s David Wang, aka Mochipet. The man dons a purple dinosaur costume for his performances, has a DJ name which originates from the tiny rice mould animals he used to make with his grandmother, and is generally a cheery, optimistic dude, as evidenced by his actions following his second laptop theft.
While on tour in New Orleans, Mochipet’s laptop was stolen from a show. But, rather than wring his hands or lose his shit, he rallied by posting a 26-track collection on his Daly City Records label website alongside a new tune: “You Can Steal My Laptop But You Can’t Steal My Swing.” This came with a message: “My friend Graz suggested that I put up a page with some of my music in return for donations… so please download and enjoy the music and give what you can. If you can’t give, that’s OK too… I find the best release for something stolen from you is sometimes to give something away.” READ ON..
Mochipet headlines the Sync Festival in Golden, BC, from June 1st to 4th, 2012.
Words by Summer Swanson