Wesley Willis

Okay, it’s bugging me that no one I talk to seems to know who Wesley Willis was. They had a bit on him on NPR this morning, actually, so he’s getting some respect.

If you want to hear some samples of his music, look at this stuff:

And look here for some of his art.

For an hour or so of fun, type “Wesley Willis” into Google and see where it leads you. Say what you want, but here’s a guy who overcame mental illness and homelessness to become a recording artist with a major label contract (for a little while, at least).

[Update 10/30/2018: replaced some dead links.]

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