Originally posted by CerebusI suppose I'm out of it here, but WHO is Wesley Willis and WHAT do the Oscars have to do with winning a Grammy?
I'm too lazy to go and look him up.
I did mean Grammys obviously, but Wesley Willis is a god of music. Anyone who has a whole song about how Batman was "being such a jackoff" and then was forced to throw Batman to the floor is a badass.
RIP Curt Hennig: Yeah, they call me a redneck, but you know---that's a beautiful thing!
You don't get it boy, this isn't a mudhole... it's an operating table. And I'm the surgeon. Something tells me to stop with the leg. I don't listen to it. But where in the world is there in the world A man so extroardinaire?
Basically, the deal with Wesley Willis is he's a schizophrenic who makes music to make the voices in his head go away, literally. His songs are basically all written to the same formula, so that if you know the formula, you could easily make one up off the top of your head. Now, I realize that this might sound like a joke (and there are people who laugh at him), but the formula works and it lets him tell the listener about everything that's happening in his life, whether it's going to a concert ("The crowd roared like a lion, the band played it on! The rock show whipped a camel's ass) or he's going through a serious psychotic episode.
I think I have a link to some mp3s of his, but I'm not on my home computer at the moment so it's not here. If you're interested, remind me.
We were listening to Murmur on the local college station and being very unhip back in the day...well, unhip to the pop listeners. Saw REM live in Champaign with the dB's fronting them. That was a great show.