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.
GH: We shot this mockumentary thing about — because everybody used to joke that Rob looked like Haley Joel Osment — Rob playing Haley Joel Osment in his twenties, years later, and Charlie played Frankie Muniz years later.
What is Frankie Muniz doing that's so important that they had to resort to using Candace Cameron?
So who's eligible for a "Best Original Song" Oscar next February?
Badly Drawn Boy – Being Flynn
Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire – The Hunger Games
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) – The Raid: Redemption
Soundgarden – The Avengers
Mumford and Sons – Brave
R. Kelly – Sparkle
Bassnectar and Chino Moreno (Deftones) – Resident Evil: Retribution
Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) – End of Watch
Mariah Carey – The Paperboy
The Black Keys, Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli, Freddie Gibbs – The Man with the Iron Fists
Skrillex, Owl City – Wreck-It Ralph