Give me one acre of cellos, pitched at some distant regret


Oh. The dancing 48-year-old in the Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" video.

"I'm elated, and I'm still in shock, to be honest. I've been out [in Los Angeles] for 10 years, pursuing acting and music, so hopefully this will lead to more work," he said.

10 months later:

"I just did the ESPY Awards at Staples Center, working security." [source]

Up until a couple weeks ago, Wansley had a full-time job as a Software Test Engineer. His biggest thrill as a musician in recent years was landing a role in the chorus of the Seattle Opera's production of Porgy and Bess.

A couple weeks later:

Wanz is working on his own brand, setting up a merch website, working on a new EP, and looking to find a way to profit off a series of sayings he's coined over the years, referred to collectively as "The Book of Wanz."


Asked if he's worried about being pigeonholed by that one lyric ["this is fu-cking awe-some"], Wanz says, "I'm always gonna be the 'Thrift Shop' guy. The question for me has been, 'Am I gonna stay that guy, or am I gonna be the guy who came in as this, and then they found everything else?'"

Oh Wanny… You and I both know that you're gonna stay that guy. You are Dido to Macklemore's Eminem, Super Cat to his Sugar Ray, LV to his Coolio, the gotta keep 'em separator to his Offspring.

Idea: A bizarro episode of Saturday Night Live that's just an hour of sax solos.

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  1. John 04 Mar 13 at 12:39



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