"I approach the writing of songs as if it's the only tool I have, with which to do something I don't understand."
Failed. Kept moving. Your typical starving artist story. BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by several years in the Sign Industry. Front man in a multitude of short-lived bands, playing in clubs and warehouses in Chicago and LA's artsy, marginal war-zone neighborhoods. Now solo artist, self-recording. Bought a cheap, old house on Craig's List (without seeing it first!) and moved from Chicago to Cincinnati, an "economic refugee" you could say. Now completing renovations that make four floors of combined living/studio space and working on new music.
Self-recorded Indie musician
Includes the LP's:
Flight Risk, No Bond
It Can't Be Nighttime Everywhere
Draw Your Own Design!
Fabulous article, with album review and photos of artwork:
"Wm Perry: Strange Little World" by David Feltman
Young Moss Tongue says a shitload of jawdroppingly stunning songs and posts two albums, with more than 600 downloads in just a few days:
Featured in the Young Rebel International Playlist five consecutive months with the songs "Torn Into Tickets", "(I'm So) Bored", "Horseholed", "Big Broad Daylight", and "Blood Red Devils".
Bob Dylan, The Fall, The Mekons, Silver Jews, The Clash, The Jazz Butcher, John Cale, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Mott the Hoople, John Prine, Magazine, The Pixies, Robyn Hitchcock, Golden Smog, Pernice Bros., Fatima Mansions, Leon Russell, Microdisney, Elvis Costello, Camper Van Beethoven, Talking Heads, XTC, Bukka White, The Pogues, Screaming Blue Messiahs, Hank Williams, pre-WW2 country blues, and Rockabilly. And of course, the Beatles, Kinks, and Rolling Stones
Guitars, keyboards, voice, computers: William McGuffey Perry
Acoustic slide guitar as well as electric guitar, keyboards, and drum tracks. Other instruments may be woven throughout the music with the use of looper effects boxes, along with subtle insertions from collection of children's toy musical instruments.