British comic Mike Belgrave has an entertaining series of short videos about outsider and strange musics. Even if you know all about this stuff, they're worth watching for the presentation - he's quite enthusiastic, and throws in funny visuals. Stop what you're doing and feast your eyeballs on these, you'll love 'em. Episode one is the basic background, and mentions Wesley Willis, Irwin Chusid, and misguided sitar covers:
Episode Two: The Cramps play at a mental hospital
Episode Three: Xmas special
Episode Four: "the mainstream side of life"
Episode Five: buskers, and performers he's met
Thanks to RadioClash for the tip, and thanks (?) to VideoPate for sending this atrocity our way: an elderly Xian hippie/Santa Claus type in Ventura County, CA, in an amazingly slickly-produced video (where'd he get the money?) repeatedly asking "What's happening in the world today?" and, not getting an answer, keeps asking for five agonizing minutes. Catchy tune, and hey, dig those kazoo solos! John David Orvis is his name and apparently there's a whole album of his out there.
But it doesn't get much better/worse then this bit of jaw-dropping horror, dumped on the world only last week. I think the title of this song says it all: "Thank You, Facebook."
"I'm tagging you, you're tagging me, we're making history."