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Wesley Willis dies at the age of 40...

Thanks to soupkills for the news and this link... Less than half a year ago I met him... What a great man...

"Wes was deeply religious," Biafra said. "He was afraid that if he died he would no longer get to go see bands play. If there is a hereafter I hope he's right up front with Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, his beloved Otis Redding and his dear friend Bradley [Nowell] from Sublime 'storming the stage' as the crowd 'roars like a sea monster.' All opening for Wesley, of course.

Feeling: sad sad
Listening to: Iron Maiden, Wasting Love

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From: hiphopatcong Date: August 22nd, 2003 01:58 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm so sorry. I know how much he meant to you.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 22nd, 2003 02:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Thanks Kidd. This really sucks. runstaverun and I were just chatting about it... If it were one of The Fugs, I wouldn't be so surprised. They're no spring chickens. But Wesley?
From: selectronica Date: August 22nd, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

That is all I have to say about this. Well, other than, "Damn."
daylami From: daylami Date: August 22nd, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
numbernone had a song that Wesley loosely wrote about him (I'd point you to the page with all the info about it but it's not there anymore, and too bad because it was hysterical)... I say "loosely" because they never actually met and Wesley didn't know the slightest bit about his subject. He just said "I will WRITE you the song that is about Jed Davis!" It took several months to get the recording out of him because every time he tried to mail it, voices would steer him in another direction. Every time someone called the group home where he lived, one of the other residents would explain that Wesley was "very famous" and "out on tour," even if he'd just gone for a few hours. Eventually the song arrived on a CD with a bunload of other tracks on it... I don't know if they determined whether or not they had ever been released. Hmmm.

One of my favorite moments at WHRW-Binghamton was the time someone came in during a meeting and mentioned that we'd gotten the new Wesley Willis album in. Everyone kind of nodded, until the guy announced, "...and he has a NEW SONG!" Eyes bulged out all across the land. I loved it.

Rock over London... rock on Chicago. Pepsi... UH-HUH!

RIP, Wesley.
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