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Get Weird [16 May 2008|12:26am]

marksism
For all of you that missed AWK's solo piano shows, that sucks. I just got back from seeing him perform live at the "Get Weird" concert series in the New Museum in NYC. It was a room with about 100-150 people and Andrew in the center, playing his piano with the assistance of a drum machine/prerecorded music. Having AWK in the center of that putting his full energy and encouraging people to dance in the very limited area made for a crazy and intimate show.

He first went off playing some guitar/piano duets with another guy in the beginning, and it seemed like a large part of it was based around a theme he just riffed on. After a while on these, he went into his older stuff and established songs. It was all stuff off of I Get Wet, which is fine, but I love the depth of the newer stuff. He ran around the crowd, had me sing half of a part on I Get Wet, and even pleased the crowd with an encore of I Love NYC. This review kind of sucks, but I'm exhausted and wanted to relay the info.

But the tiny, tiny venue and the energy of him and the crowd was something to be experienced. If you can ever get to another solo piano show if he does more, by all means find a way. It was a pretty short show, clocking in at under an hour total, but completely worth the hell of a time getting from western Jersey to NYC.
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Andrew WK interview [30 Jan 2008|10:26am]
bbhn
“…an ideal Saturday night is not having an ideal Saturday night.”


About the first time he got drunk…
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Lucid TV [26 Dec 2007|08:18pm]

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http://www.lucid-tv.com/
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[05 Sep 2007|04:42pm]

babiesturnblue
An animation of Andrew giving advice to a Japanese fan on tanning.

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Andrew WK visiting Australia in December [23 Aug 2007|12:07pm]

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Hey Aussie fans - in case you haven't heard, Andrew WK is playing at the Meredith Music Festival in December. It may be worth a pilgrimage, as Meredith is such a good festival - they deliberately limit ticket numbers, you're out in the middle of the bush in a amphitheatre created by nature, under the stars. With Andrew WK! How can it not be awesome.

I guess we can be confident he'll do a national tour while he's here, right?
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Hey boy, hey boy [22 Aug 2007|09:50pm]

marksism
I watched the bizarro scifi-comedy-western-musical American Astronaut (pick it up if you can- it's pretty good) and through all the songs for the movie by The Billy Nayer Show, in one the character of Professor Hess sang a song after killing a whole bunch of people because it was his birthday. The song is called "Party" and while he was singing it I laughed and turned to my girlfriend and told her it sounded like an Andrew WK song slowed down a whole lot.

I mean it in the best way. I love AWK's lyrics for exactly what they are, and if his song for the ATHF movie is any indication, he at least has a sense of humor about himself.

Anyway here is the song: Let's have a party, it's great when you get started out!
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Andrew WK on Aqua Teen Hunger Force [03 Dec 2006|04:53pm]

jeb
Watch a clip here
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[24 Oct 2006|10:57pm]

popcultureicon
I for one am looking forward to this weeks Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
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Close Calls [23 Oct 2006|10:17pm]

marksism
So, those of you lucky enough to have the new album, Close Calls With Brick Walls, what do you think of it? Personally, I fucking love it. I'm a die-hard fan, so I knew I would, but I'll be honest it took me a bit to get used to the songs. But once I gave the album a couple listens, it hit me pretty hard. It's certainly his most ambitious album so far, it's nothing really like his old stuff. It still has a lot of core elements that make his music so great, but it's far more experimental. Experimental sounds bad for a hard rocker like AWK, but I assure you, it's not. Just listen to "Pushing Drugs" and you get an idea how trying new things can come out awesome. "Not Going to Bed" is totally classic Andrew, as well as "I Want to See You Go Wild". "Close Calls with Bal Harbor," "Doctor Dumont," and "Golden Eyed Dog" are pretty out there, but they really add to the album.

If you can, pick up the Korean edition with the extra songs. The extra songs sound like earlier-career, almost pre-I Get Wet stuff. They're really good, and the lyrics are just... well, AWK. "Let's Go On a Date" is probably the creepiest, but awesome, song about a girl ever. "I Want Your Face" is pretty awesomely weird too! Fucking hell, I love this album, it is just glorious.

Get it.

"Let's Go On a Date" by Andrew WK:

Even though you don't know me
I know that you live alone because I listen to you cry
Even though you don't know me
whoa-oh-oh comfort that you loan (?) from an undercover spy
Even though you don't know me
I wanna wanna take you on a date

Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (go on a date)
Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (I wanna take you on a date)
Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (go on a date)
Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (I wanna take you on a date)
Even though you don't know me
I know I can treat you right, and can keep you satisfied
Even though you don't know me
You're my angel, gosh, I wish I wasn't so shy
Even though you don't know me
I wanna wanna take you out
I wanna wanna take you on a date

Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (go on a date)
Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (I wanna take you on a date)
Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (go on a date)
Let's go on a date, let's go on a date (I wanna take you on a date)

I wanna take you
(I wanna take you on a date)
I wanna take you
(I wanna take you on a date)
To a nightclub, to a restaurant, to the movies
(I wanna take you on a date)
And then to your place, and maybe first base (and maybe second base!)
(I wanna take you on a date)
To a nightclub, to a restaurant, to the movies
And then to your place, and maybe third base, and maybe outer space!

Let's go on a date!
Let's go on a date!
Let's go on a date!
Let's go on a date!
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SJAABW [13 Oct 2006|10:07pm]

marksism
[ mood | accomplished ]

I made two Andrew WK related YTMNDs today:

http://slamjohnagainstabrickwall.ytmnd.com/
http://goldeneyeddog.ytmnd.com/


the second one is awesome if I do say so myself.

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