David Weiss is the Clark Kent side of songwriter and recording artist David Was. He was born and raised in Detroit, graduated from the University of Michigan, then exiled himself to Los Angeles, where he remains (somewhat ambivalently) to this day. After stints at Daily Variety and the LA Herald Examiner as a jazz critic, David started his own band — Was (Not Was) — with a childhood friend, and eventually racked up four top ten singles worldwide. More recently, he has been traveling the globe as a golf/travel writer, filing stories for Golfweek, T&L Golf and Golf magazine. His freelance byline has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, the Detroit News, Seattle Post and Portfolio Magazine, among others. His sleep-inducing voice and more vivid reportage was a regular staple on NPR's "Day to Day," and is now featured on that network's "All Things Considered."