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Agile Mobile Hostile [ Mov. file] A year with Andre Williams the documentary. The wiki entry, some clips from the film. posted by nola (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, man, this looks so fuckin good. Thanks, nola.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:46 PM on June 29, 2008

You've probably already noticed the typo in your FPP, nola. (And your tag!) Here's the REAL AndreA Williams!

You sure it wasn't her you meant to post? :)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:50 PM on June 29, 2008

BTW, here's Andre's MySpace Music page. Four tunes to listen to there!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:53 PM on June 29, 2008

damn, just damn and fuck and hell.
posted by nola at 8:53 PM on June 29, 2008

Hey, take it easy! The mods fixed you up! Man, this guy's stuff is great. Thanks for turning me onto him, this is a real welcome discovery.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:13 PM on June 29, 2008

Damn - I want to see this NOW!!! Talk about a larger than life character that was way ahead of his time. "Jailbait" is a classic, but "Rib Tips (1 & 2)" is a great, sleazy funk party tune that sounds dirty even without lyrics (although "May I have a toothpick please?" always makes me laugh). Huuuge thanks for alerting me to this film.

And if you have problems playing the trailer like I did, it's also on You Tube.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:25 PM on June 29, 2008

Yeah I sent cortex a memail and he fixed it like greased lightning, so thanks cortex.
posted by nola at 9:29 PM on June 29, 2008

flapjax this is for you, never mind the video.
posted by nola at 9:34 PM on June 29, 2008

Here is a 2001 show streamed (Real player stream) from a Dutch radio station, a 45 minute show, the crowd really with him, hooting and hollering, linked off the Wikipedia entry.

Set list -- Set List: Halleluja; Proud Mary; Slingit; I Can Tell; Pyjama's; Let Me Put It In; Jailbait; I Don't Know Why; I See What I Like; Halleluja;

This guy is fun!

And if you don't like to have unReal player (I hate those bastards) taking over your desktop, and sending messages to the mother ship every time you boot your puter, you can download the freeware Real Alternative here.
posted by dancestoblue at 12:58 AM on June 30, 2008

whats not to like about andre williams?! nice post.
posted by ms.jones at 5:43 AM on June 30, 2008

He's brilliant live. And until you meet him, you can never truly understand the meaning of the word lascivious - it's like he simultaneously hits on every woman in a five mile radius. Which is just a teensy bit creepy.
posted by jack_mo at 6:04 AM on June 30, 2008

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