At 6-foot-5, and hovering around pounds, Wesley Willis is an imposing sight. The spectacle is only enhanced by a ragged afro and the fact that he enjoys greeting people with a head butt. Witness the extravaganza Tuesday night at the Orpheum. While homeless in the windy city, Willis would sell heavily detailed pen-and-ink drawings of the surrounding urban scenery; some of them serve as his album covers. In , Willis was diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia and says his music held quiet the voices in his head.
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Nardwuar now points to some of Wesleys' drawings How many drawings have you done in your life? All my life I've done forty thousand of them. These particular drawings, when did you do them and what are they about? They are about the city of Chicago. And did you do these on this tour bus on this particular tour? I did them on the other bus.
Wesley Willis May 31, - August 21, was a schizophrenic rock musician from Chicago. Known for his very simple music, mainly involving a Casio keyboard, musical loops programmed into the keyboard, and sometimes sound effects, Wesley Willis quickly gained enormous cult following in the s after releasing several hundred songs of simple but unique music, with emphasis on his humorous, bizarre, and frequently obscene lyrics. He wrote songs about crime, fast food, cultural trends, bus routes, violent confrontations with superheroes, commands for his "demons" to engage in bestiality, and praise for his favorite actors, friends, politicians, and hip-hop and rock artists. A good amount of his songs revolved around certain concerts he had attended.
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