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Monday, August 25, 2003  
Rock over London, Rock over Chicago: Wesley Wills, We'll Miss Ya!!

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Singer/songwriter Wesley Willis (news), a diagnosed schizophrenic who recorded more than 50 albums during his career, has died after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia
The Chicago-based artist underwent emergency surgery to suppress internal bleeding on June 2 and remained in hospice care until his death on Aug. 21. He was 40.

Standing 6'5" tall and weighing more than 300 pounds, Willis began writing songs in 1992, primarily about his favorite rock 'n' roll artists. He would also be frequently seen riding the Chicago bus lines, selling his accomplished pen drawings of the cityscapes.

In the mid-'90s, Willis released two albums for Rick Rubin's American Recordings label. They deviated little, if at all, from formula: three chords, a chorus with the subject's name repeated over and over, and an outtro featuring the slogan, "Rock over London, rock over Chicago."

Willis' "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" was released in 1995 by Alternative Tentacles, the label run by former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. A second volume followed in 1999 and a third edition will be released on Oct. 7. "Volume III" will feature video footage of Willis as well as downloads and an art and photo gallery.

"Wesley will go down as one of the most unique songwriters and entertainment personalities in history," Biafra said in a statement. "His music, lyrics, drawings, insight and the way he put them together are like no one else. Ever. There will never be another. As I got to know Wes, what really struck me was his sheer will power, his unrelenting drive to succeed and overcome his horrifically poor background, child abuse, racism, chronic schizophrenia and obesity, among other things. He was the most courageous person I have ever known."

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.



I saw wesley about three years ago in deep ellum. He appeared to the ordinary eye as a crazy crackhead, but to the millions of fans who jammed out to his hits including "Rock N' Roll McDonalds", "I Whupped Batmans Ass", "Kris Kringle Was A Car Thief" and "Feel The Power Of Rock and Roll", he was a true musical messiah...A individual who helped keep rock from totally going bubblegum/emo. Wesley spoke the truth on various topics including racism, religion, politics, and popular culture. We've lost a real social commentator in wesleys passing. May wesley bless the man upstairs with the same rocking lyrics he blessed us, his fans, with.


7:00 PM

Friday, August 22, 2003  
The Rain Has Finally Fallen

The past week has been quite interesting. First, I passed m,y internship, which allowed me to graduate from college, a feat which is a first for my family. Second, I was offered a fulltime job yesterday. After two years of nothing, life is finally starting to pick up. I certainly hope that this'll last till I get my xbox and apartment :D

12:05 PM

Friday, April 25, 2003  
Quote Of The Day...

"Water is insubstantial. By this I mean you can not grasp hold of it. You can not punch it and hurt it. Empty you mind, be formeless, shapeless, like water. Now, you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow and it can crash... be water, my friend."

-Bruce Li

8:00 AM

Monday, April 14, 2003  
Quote Of The Day:

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals - they always come in handy.

- Stanislaw Lec

4:21 PM

Saturday, April 12, 2003  
Quote Of The Day:

"Want a good body? Work at it. Want to be a success? Work at it. Want to be truly exceptional? Be a touch insane... You need a little bit of insanity to do great things."

-Henry Rollins

11:32 AM

Thursday, April 10, 2003  
The Hipster Report 4/10/03

Its been an interesting ride as of late. Im in the homestrech with school and getting ready for the internship. Im also working on getting employment for the summer,which has been a hassle since it seems everyone is still playing "chicken little".and blaming 9/11 for the economy. Ya know what, heres a newsflash, We Toppled Saddam's Regime,consumer confidence is up. So hire me for a job ya jackass!!! Im more than qualified..christ almighty

3:50 PM

Sunday, March 16, 2003  
Wide Open Censorship OR A diatribe on the cornfed rubes who listen to country

Heres one of the dumber stories of the week:

As you all know by now, Natalie Maines,the blonde singer of The Dixie Chicks spoke her mind this week in London concerning the president and his views on our current situation with sadaam. I wont repeat it since its been both taken out of context and beaten like a dead horse. I have no real qualms with her commentary concerning the president. In fact, I sometimes wonder how hes beaten the odds and is still in charge of this country. In fact, what natalie was practicing was a simple freedom we have called "Freedom Of Speech" (1st amendment of the constitution, I believe). It gives us the right and freedom to disagree with our leaders and what you perceive as a boneheaded move or even letting people know your ashamed g-dub is from your home state.

Where my real issue lies with is with our mass media. Radio stations across this great country of ours(which are,by the way owned by a small number of groups) have banded together under the "so-called" flag of freedom and liberty to boycott this group. Now, i'm not a big fan of dixie chicks music(I do like the tall brunette,though) but I feel personally that this is nothing short of blackballing. I thought we learned our lesson about suppressing peoples thoughts and ideas from both fighting the book burning nazis in WWII and the McCarthy witchhunt in the 1950's. I also thought that this is what we have been fighting fort in this "War Against Terror", to allow people the rights to live a free existence, to have the rights to free expression. It seems ironic that our worst enemy,in this current situation, is our fellow countrymen. So country radio, the voice of the common man, be ashamed of your actions. I know I am

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