Wesley Willis – I miss you, dearly.

In Las Vegas, around 1999 – 2000, at the Sound Barrier record store / punk sanctuary I had been privy to see Wesley Willis perform on his Casio keyboard. Needless to say, he rocked it like a magic kiss. He rocked it like a hurricane.

He had his giant binder full of songs, which he let me look through after his set, really funny and amazing songs in there, so cool he let me look through it, too.

During his set, which was almost all new songs, I grabbed a flyer and a pen and wrote down the more amazing / funny titles. I wish I wrote down the whole set, but it’s too late for that now.

Here they are:

  • War Hellride
  • Suck Peanuts off a white man’s dick
  • Funnier than Peanut Butter on a Yellow Ball
  • Joy Ride
  • Beefallo
  • Armaghetto
  • Michael Jackson – which is a classic and was requested by a fan, Wesley finally gave in, after a prolonged cursing about Mr. Jackson.

WESLEY WILLIS R.I.P.

Coyotes as my Brothers

Road Gator Women, unusual standing beasts.
Problem dogs heard I’m thinking.
Coyotes as my brothers. Coyotes as my brothers.

Rust iguana van drove off.
Monkey told of nature.
Coyotes as my brothers. Coyotes as my brothers.

When inside of urine,
they decided to pull over.
Snapping deputies goodbye.
See you later lions I’ve never heard of.
Coyotes as my brothers. Coyotes as my brothers.

Infinito

light filters through
traveling
a great distance
for us to use
to waste,
feel
its warmth on our backs and
face.
It is not infinite.
Fragile
is what it is.
Like an eggshell.