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:
Suck Peanuts off a white man’s dick
Funnier than Peanut Butter on a Yellow Ball
Michael Jackson – which is a classic and was requested by a fan, Wesley finally gave in, after a prolonged cursing about Mr. Jackson.
This orb weaver spider has a large web set up between an orange tree and another tree in my back yard. I found him sleeping in an a leaf on the orange tree yesterday afternoon, and decided to take some pictures of him at dusk when he wakes up and tends his web.
I just built these two alaias recently. Inspired by Tom Wegenger. The first one I made was the 5′ out of an old oak and pine laminate desk top a friend had found. The 7′ alaia is made out of marine grade plywood. Both alaias finished with boiled linseed oil.
The 5′ alaia is too small for me to surf, but it’s really fast to ride prone with fins, and is possible to kneeboard too. I can’t wait to take the 7′ one out on a good day with nice peeling waves. It’s been mostly windswell lately, with nasty closeout beachbreaks. I took the 7′ alaia out in a lumpy beachbreak swell and stood up for a few fun short fast rides. I can’t wait to take it out in smoother clean peeling waves! Both boards are 3/4″ thick, with roughly 1/4″ rails. The 5′ is 17″ wide and weighs 8 pounds. The 7′ is 16 1/4″ wide. It probably weighs around 12 – 14 pounds. It weighs 17 pounds! We’re talking old school. Ancient Hawaiian Surfrider Old School.
A little self promotion never hurt anyone, right. I just signed up to bandcamp.com. Looks like a pretty straight forward website for sharing and selling your own music. Just what I need. The only drawback is you have to upload each track to an album one at a time, but who cares.