I'm guessing the majority of you have never heard of him, but this guy is one of my heroes. Or, at least, someone I would like to emulate in many ways. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, often slightly obsessed with everything being right. Just looking at him, his life and songs, encourages me to be more real and focused on what's really important, to be less concerned with making sure everything fits they way I perceive it and just... to be honest, I guess. And in that honesty find what's true and what really gives life. He didn't let what he believed stay stuck in his head; he really lived it. And then there's how he didn't let himself be tied to material goods or how well people thought of him. And how he loved and soaked in the beauty of the world. There's a lot of other things I like about him that I can't quite put into words right now.
So, here're some pictures and videos.
There's a movie on YouTube called Homeless Man that talks about his life, who he was and what he did. Parts 3a and 3b seemed to have more examples of his personality, anecdotes and such. Since it's sort of a memorial thing, I think he might be a little idealized in some of what they're saying, but still I think it captures a lot of him.
There's also a series of video clips of his last performance. There's a lot of parts to that and I haven't watched all of them, so I won't link to them all. I like Part 2, though, and I'm going to post Part 5 on here because it's mostly him talking.
Here's one of his songs. I actually hadn't heard this one before, but it is typical, I think.