Singer Stalks Google Car to Get Photographed

One Saskatoon-based musician decided to take matters into his own hands and upon hearing that Google was coming to photograph his city, stalked the Google Street View car in an effort to get himself photographed.

Speaking to CBC Canada, 30-year-old Nate Heagy said that he was currently assembling players to perform live in his band, Fear Salesman. "One of the hardest things, beyond making music, is how to get people to hear it," Heagy said. "When Google announced that Street View was coming to Saskatoon, a light bulb went on," he said. "I just thought Street View would allow anyone on any corner to be seen by any number of people anywhere."

Heagy said he kept a sign with his band's name in the trunk of his car and told friends to keep an eye out for the Google car. He spotted the car himself while having lunch one day and began to follow it, working out its pattern. Once he had done that, he rushed ahead and set up in a spot ahead of the car. When the car had passed him, he rushed ahead and got his photo taken a second time.

Below is the only video I could find from Fear Salesman online (I'll be honest, I didn't exactly look very hard). Heagy describes his sound as a kind of "indie-rock/semi-electronic music."

Jane McEntegart works in marketing communications at Intel and was previously Manager of Content Marketing at ASUS North America. Before that, she worked for more than seven years at Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware, holding such roles as Contributing Editor and Senior News Editor and writing about everything from smartphones to tablets and games consoles.

  • ssalim
    Singer != Musician
  • Camikazi
    If he plays the guitar (which he has in the pic), wrote the song and sings it he sure is a musician.
  • megamanx00
    Funny. Hey, you have to get exposure.
  • jerther
    Haha Nice :)

    I like the guitar case on the grass, tells a lot on what happened.

    "Oh sh*t here it comes! QUICK!" *throws the case*
  • Google Driver: There's that annoying little Parasite again!

    Google Assistant: (Rubs hand over face)
    Google Assistant: Should I arm the Phasar Canon? (integrated in Camera)

    Google Driver: Just be careful you don't blow up the car this time when you blast that annoying little Parasite
    Google Assistant: We'll teach him to Fear us! :D
  • AMW1011
    Yep that song sucks big time.
  • Zingam
    That guy is terrible!
  • msdss
    The guitar riff sounds like a rip off of Hey Man Nice Shot by Filter.
    Its not bad, I've heard way worse.
  • Pei-chen
    He should more to Tatooine from Saskatoon (Wookie planet?). After all, that how Anakin got discovered.
  • tsnorquist

    Wookies are from Kashyyyk. Your nerd card has been revoked.