the perils of geniusdom"
I just heard a thing on NPR/BBC News about-- I swear to god-- The Scholar Rescue Fund
. It's an anonymous fund set up to finance the rescue of scholars and, uh, the errant genius, from opressive regimes that threaten to kill them. It was started in the '30s to get intellectuals out of Europe, and has recently come back to life and is actively, uh, RESCUING GENIUSES." - originally posted by Matt Fraction
He'll be headbutting Jesus now
From Alternative Tentacles Records
Dear Friends and fellow Wesleynauts,
We are deeply saddened to report that one of our artists, Wesley
Willis passed away yesterday, Thursday, August 21st. Wesley will be greatly missed by all that had the privilege to know him, as well as the fans who have been fortunate enough to experience his genius. Wesley was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) at the end of 2002, and had to undergo emergency surgery on June 2nd to identify the source of, and to suppress internal bleeding. It is not clear if this bleeding was related to his leukemia or not, and the exact cause of death is still unknown. Wesley had been recovering at a Hospice in Illinois, and since the surgery his health had deteriorated rapidly.
His songs were simultaneously disturbing, hilarious, blunt, and
intoxicating. Wesley's sheer excitement and unaffected honesty about every cultural phenomenon, defined his music as truly individual, and truly punk rock.
Wesley released well over 50 albums - 3 of which are on
Alternative Tentacles, and a 4th, entitled, Wesley Willis Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (CD) had already been scheduled for release in October of this year.
For more information on Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, please visit
Currently there are no plans for any funeral service but we will inform you if there will be.
(Found by Fraction
We have a dog now. So if the updates are few and far between it's because I'm dividing my time between making sure the dog isn't chewing up and/or shitting on everything we own and writing comics.
Please kill yourself so I can rock. from this we escape
band in St. Louis that's worth a shit) Mp3's here
I am returned.
It's early o'clock a.m. in the morning and I'm preparing to leave for a 5 hour drive to Chicago to attend the Comic Con. I considered setting up a textamerica
account and moblogging the entire thing. I think my legions of thralling fans are simply going to have to do without any updates for the weekend.
But when I get back prepare for some only mildly interesting photos of people you don't know. I can already hear the ladies creaming their jeans.
Be back in three days, behave yourselves.
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