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im not sure if anyone has talked about AWK recently around here, but theres a ton of sort-of-weird stuff going on. go to awkworld.com or andrewwk.com or google the exact phrase "steev mike", and then look at some of the cached pages that google gives you.

im sort of concerned about him.

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 14:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

Um..... I flipped around for a minute or two but didnt find anything interesting. If you're going to by coy about this "trouble" why even bother starting the thread and wasting people's time?

Mediawhore, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 14:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

i don't understand. at all.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 14:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

whoa, man. i just didnt wanna type all the idiotic theories i have out. ok - this letter appeared i guess a few weeks ago, i think on basically all of the awk sites, the result of a pretty big hack.

DEAR ANDREW WK,

TO START, LET ME SAY THAT I RESPECT YOU AND OUR FANS VERY MUCH. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I BELIEVE IN YOU AND ALL THAT YOU STAND FOR・BECAUSE I STOOD FOR IT FIRST. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUR MUSIC, BECAUSE I CREATED IT. ZOU KNOW THAT I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOOK AND ACT AND SING AND DANCE, BECAUSE IT WAS BORN IN MY BRAIN.

HOPEFULLY BY NOW YOU’VE NOTICD THAT I’VE HACKED INTO THE WEBSITES. MAYBE YOU HAVEN’T SEEN EVERYTHING, BUT OUR FANS HAVE. IN FACT, YOUR FANS ARE WELL ON THEI WAY TO KNOWING THE TRUTH. –I’VE BEEN GIVING THEM BITS AND PIECES, HOPING THAT YOU’D COME TO YOUR SENSES AND STOP TRYING TO SQUEEZE ME OUT. WELL, YOU HAVEN’T RESPONDED TO MY INITIAL REQUESTS AND NOW YOU’RE FORCING ME TO MAKE THREATS. WHEN XOU ABT UNPROFESSIONAL, SO WILL I. NOW I HAVE NO CHOHCE BUT TO LET THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

I NEVER WANTED IT TO COME TO THIS, BUT I CAN NO LONGER WAIT IN THE BACKGROUND AND IGNORE YOUR COMPLETE DISRESPECT. YOU’VE EXPLOITED THE AUTOMATIC DISADVANTAGE OUR AGREEMENT PUTS ME IN. MY CHOICE TO LET YOU ENJOY THE SPOTLIGHT, WHILE I CREATE THE MAGIC LEAVES ME ALMOST HELPLESS. I’M GOING TO EXTREEM MEASURES BUT YOU WILL NOT GET ME TO EXPOSE MYSELF UNTIL I EXPOSE YOU FIRST.

I KNOW THAT THE QUICK RISE TO FAME HAS CLOUDED YOUR MEMORY CONCERNING OUR PARTNERSHIP. I WAS WILLING TO FORGIVE YOUR AND IGNORANT CHOICES BECAUSE YOUR A YOUNG STAR. HOWEVER, YOUR RECENT EFFORTS TO EXCLUDE ME FROM THE THIRD ALBUM WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. I DIDN’T WORK FER THE LAST YEAR ON THESE NEW SONGS JUST TO HAVE YOU BREAK YOUR PROMISES AND MY HEART.

OUR FANS DESERVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH. OUR FANS ARE SMART. THAT’S WHY I’VE PUT THE SAME LETTER YOU’RE HOLDING NOW ON ONE OF THE MANY WEBSITES I’VE CREATED THROUGH OUR COMPANY. BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, OUR FANS WILL HAVE READ IT TOO. DON’T WORRY, I’VE MADE IT HARD FOR ALL BUT THE MOST DEDICATED FANS TO READ, BUT KNOW THIS: MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WILL FIND OUT THE REAL STORY・UNLESS YOU STOP TRYING TO SABOTAGE OUR CONTRACT.

I’VE CHOSEN NOT TO GO TO THE PRESS WITH THIS・YET. I STILL VALUE OUR RELATIONSHIP, AND I WANT TO CONTINUE WITH ALL THAT WE INITIALLY PLANNEC, BUT IF YOU REFUSE TO COMPLY, I WILL HAVE NO CHOIC BUT TO REVEAL MYSELF, AND RDVDAL YOU AS A BACKSTABBING FRAUD.

IT’S YOUR CHOICE.

YOURS TRULY,
STEEV MIKE

P.S. UNLESS YOU WANT EVEN MORE PEOPLE TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MUSIC, OUR AGREEMENT, AND YOUR NEW GIRLFRIEND, STOP WITH YOUR PTANS ANC HOLD UP YOUR END OF THE DEAL

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 14:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

and then AWK responded like this.

Dear Everyone,
I had no idea what was waiting... I got back to my room, I noticed I had changed, oh no... already I didn't like the sound of that. I immediately went and looked. Right away I noticed that there were something messed up I knew something was weird in the section. Then I sank into my stomach... I knew it. You always imagine you.

I am this. The me. I can't believe me. Anyway, soon I started finding them. (By the way, my manager showed me and I'm very impressed). I spoke and the long process of forming cleared everything out. Jeez... I just can't believe this actually happened. I can't believe I'm here. I can't believe it. This whole Steev Mike thing - I can't even begin...

Right now we have solidified. We are the company. This was it's insides. That's the only way to the systems. However, there is a small part that thinks it could be someone undisclosed in privacy. I can't even imagine this, but I have. I'm just a witness. You shouldn't see any of this. I talk about blackmail.

PLEASE DON'T BELIEVE STEEV MIKE. I USED TO CALL MYSELF STEEV MIKE A LONG TIME AGO AND IT'S NOTHING NOW. Someone is trying to confuse you and make me look bad. Like a relationship gone bad. Someone is pretending to be me and this Steev Mike guy. I don't understand why people are close. I KNOW YOU'RE READING THIS: WHOEVER YOU ARE, WE'LL FIND YOU. I've made the following decisions: I've now completely removed myself. The music is all that matters for all of us, and that's what I am. I have the best feelings about all of it because I know that it's right. We're stronger now more than ever and it's only because of one thing. We're still going... loooooong gone.

Sincerely,
Andrew W.K.

and now, read the past two Q&A's on awkworld.com - i dont quite know what to think.

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 14:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

you said it

Masked Gazza, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

x-post

"publicity stunt"?

just hazarding a guess.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

So some hacker/stalker is harassing him using an alias that Andrew WK himself used to use earlier in his career, is that it?

Being hacked/stalked != good.

http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/music/top/documents/02199756.htm

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

i mean, i would think "publicity stunt" if it were anyone but AWK, who has seemed to never be anything but totally earnest and enthusiastic with his fans. not that it's impossible, but i dunno. i guess if its a stunt, its amazingly brilliant, just like almost everything else he's ever done.

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

I get the impression you like him...

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

a little

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Andrew WK is so irrelevant that he doesn't even deserve his own thread.

Are you worried about the drummer from Cinderella, too? He's probably in some sort of trouble.

cdwill, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Grow up you little cunt

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

Party on, dude.

cdwill, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

Andrew WK is so irrelevant that he doesn't even deserve his own thread.

I don't know, anyone remotely involved TLASILA is the furthest thing from irrelevent and should be monitored appropriately.

mcd (mcd), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

Party hard, dude.

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 15:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

AWK is hardly irrelevant - first album still sounds great - second album was too plodding and meatloaf-y. I'm wondering if maybe he's schizophrenic?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 17:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

yeah - my guess is multiple personalities disorder, or some other dissociative disorder. but all the signs sort of seem to indicate that too clearly for me to feel good about my conclusion.

peter smith (plsmith), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 19:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

he was great on the VH1 special about growing up as a nerd.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 19:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

Jesus Christ, this IS weird --
His website has all of these questions about whether or not he was even AT the concert he played a few days ago. And the response his webmaster posted doesn't really even make a definitive statement on that!

Dear AWK.World:
"Hey! A lot of people don't seem to think that was Andrew W.K. at the NJ show! I am one of them. What is going on Kristine?
asked by AFIwolf on Sunday, December 19, 2004

Answer:
Dear AFIwolf, Imagine my surprise this quiet Sunday morning! When I sat down in the office and saw 87 new emails and a whopping 403 new questions in the database, my jaw dropped! 403 new questions in one day? WOW. Well, it didn't take me long to see that all of these people were asking more or less the same quetion: "What happened with Andrew W.K. in New Jersey?" and "Where is Andrew?" Many different people wrote in asking, "Why was Andrew so weird?" Another fan wrote in: "The show in New Jersey was the best I've ever been to, but what happened with A.W.K. at the end?" I want to start by saying that I personally thought the concert was tremendous. December 17th, 2004 will always be a date I remember with pride. It was a milestone marker for the future of ANDREW W.K. We all felt great seeing a sold out crowd full of such passionate A.W.K. fans! To answer all of your questions: There's been a lot of confusion regarding this New Jersey concert. People have been especially curious about where Andrew went after the show and whether or not it was in fact Andrew himself on the stage. Well, please let me be the first to tell you that you can all take a deep breath and relax! Please calm down. It was a spectacular concert, everything went over very well and the night was a success! We should all feel great about the show. Many of you did mention some strange unexplained moments during the evening, mainly due to the stopping of the show early, before the band could finish the intended set, and how Andrew was moving. This was due to a small problem with people in the backstage. Everything was taken care of smoothly and everyone made it out in one piece! At the end of the show we moved at the same time as they worked with the equipment and finished it up perfectly! We just want people to know that it went over very well. At this point all we can do is look at the information we've been collecting and continue with our research into the facts. We will not respond to false accusations, nor will we be threatened by those who choose deception over fairness. I'm never dissapointed with a good A.W.K. show! Thanks to the whole East Coast Crew and everyone who traveled for making this the turning point (without a hitch)! When it's time to party we all will party hard! PARTY HARD! The show was perfect and that's all that matters. LONG LIVE THE PARTY!"

Truly bizarre. I hope the guy is okay.

Chuckling at the Tomkat's Marquee (Ben Boyer), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 19:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

That last post wasn't even that weird compared to this one:


Yo Kristine [AWK webmaster], Where the heck is Andrew? We don't want to hear from you, we want to hear from Mr. W.K. himself. Notice how the previous email started with "Dear Andrew." I don't know if you reading it is legal, but it's still stupid. Bring back Andrew W.K.!
asked by ratto on Friday, December 17, 2004

Answer:
Dear Ratto, Thank you for writing to me. I must admit, I feel slightly uneasy trying to explain to you where Andrew is, and let me also state for the record, that I am in no way trying to fill in for Andrew. I am simply here to answer questions - one at a time, on a moment by moment basis. Tonight will be the last Andrew K.W. concert of 2004! We trust that the fans will come out in full-force and raise the bar higher than ever. This is our last chance to build a night of never-ending excitement! Sold-out in New Jersey! I wish I could be there! As Andrew himself has stated, he will always be there, you just might not see him. Assumptions are once again at the mercy of possibilty. Standards are suddenly stripped and elevated. Precepts and formalities no longer conceal the limitless possibility that's always been there, and no longer will anticipated procedure shatter expectations, or limit the endless variations of outcome that can be experienced now. Things which have become familiar are now anomalous. Due to the current circumstances, we still don't know who's causing this. We do have very clear ideas how to continue our research. The most important thing is this: Andrew W.K. is hard at work on the third album. The recording is well underway, with close to 10 songs already in the midst of the recording process. Andrew has been recording and writing at The Hit Factory in New York City, working with Mario Dane from Louise Harland. You must know that Andrew is NOT moving away - because he's already gone - which means he's actually closer to you than ever before. Remember, no sign is a good sign, and that still remains the case. The most important part of this will remain and flourish like never before. It's possible that your theories of comfort will be shattered in the ultimate liberation of understanding, but just when we feel we have no grasp, we'll realize we've been holding on to the most solid structure the entire time. There is NO reason for this to happen... except that it is. Accept that it is and enjoy yourself. As always, your pleasure remains the priority. Sincerely, Kristine Williams

WTF???

King Kobra (King Kobra), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 19:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

This is really some kind of Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton thing gone wrong isn't it?

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 19:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

probably. dunno about the "gone wrong" part.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 19:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

According to Andrew's bio on muchmusic.com, "Kristine Williams" is the name of his grandmother.

jaymc (jaymc), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 20:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

I just went and looked at andrewwk.com, and...um...wow.

He needs to get together with Marissa Marchant and make the most insane album ever.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 20:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

xxpost:
I guess I was kind of intentionally redundant, because the whole idea of getting wrapped up in your alter-ego is already gone wrong to begin with.

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 20:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hmmmm.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 21:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

Why "Hmmmm"?

Henry A Blacktune (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 21:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

YES!

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 21:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

You are responding to Phil, no doubt.

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 21:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

nope, thread title only.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 22:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

Actually, I think he is experiencing his annual year end breakdown, brought on by his other alter ego, Andrew Y2K.

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 22:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

I dig, you're on an alter ego trip!

Henry A Blacktune (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 22:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

At some point I read this and thought there was something about an "awk" script, and I thought "an awk script- that's what's causing these server problems!"

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 22:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Andrew from Down Under > Andrew WK

Henry A Blacktune (Ken L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 22:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm reading up about all this weirdness on the AWK message board... strange stuff man... we're talking extortion schemes, assassination attempts, alter egos, unusual behavior, the works.

either that or another one of those goddamn guerilla marketing schemes. frankly, i hope it's the former.

King Kobra (King Kobra), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 22:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 23:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

love this news bit from awkworld.com:

"NEW ANDREW W.K. ALBUM:

Andrew W.K. is deep in the midst of recording the third full-length album. THE POWER NEVER STOPS FORMING: The new songs are building to an even higher level of power and exaltation. Radiance, resplendence, and richness will coarse through every moment of every flourishing grandstand. Effulgence will surge with each thunderous collapse. The gorgeousness and grandeur of each sweat-dripping, blood-pumping, head-slamming moment of lusterous magnificence will fill our hearts with more strength than ever before. In other words, this is the pure majesty taken to the highest level of celebratory royalty. Binary is banal."

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 23:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

ahahahahahaaaaa!!

genius

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 23:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

Someone needs to make a movie about this man. Now. Documentary, drama, comedy, wushu epic, it doesn't matter, just go for it.

STOP WITH YOUR PTANS (natepatrin), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 23:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

I guess I was kind of intentionally redundant, because the whole idea of getting wrapped up in your alter-ego is already gone wrong to begin with
This was a bit harsh. It's fine to have an alter ego or two. Perhaps what I meant was that to vehemently insist that your alter ego is a different person is a bit frightening.

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hang on to your alter ego, Andrew!

Henry A Blacktune (Ken L), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

Sun Ra was from Saturn.

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

Electricity comes from other planets.

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

this is like that one terrible Stephen King story where the writer gets stalked by the other writer he went to college with and plaigiarized but then in the end it turns out that it wasn't the other writer stalking him and ruining his life and in fact it was actually him in some other self-retributive personality (airy Shyamalan "Willis is Dead" / "It's the Present" noise)

nabisco (nabisco), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

I think H4lr4n Ell!50n did a few of those too. And then there is Poe's "William Williams."

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

This is AWK's Chris Gaines.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

nabisco, did you just give away a certain movie I haven't seen but was considering renting (but probably not)?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

he's talking about stand by me

jblount, Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

This is AWK's Chris Gaines
Gaining on you!

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 00:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

I just went and looked at andrewwk.com, and...um...wow.

He needs to get together with Marissa Marchant and make the most insane album ever.

prescient

latebloomer (latebloomer), Thursday, 11 August 2005 05:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

I just went and looked at andrewwk.com, and...um...wow.

He needs to get together with Marissa Marchant and make the most insane album ever.

-- pdf (newyorkisno...), December 21st, 2004.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Thursday, 11 August 2005 05:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

Isn't there an ILM poster named "steev???"

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 11 August 2005 05:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

BTW, here's a site that archives the AI thing I was talking about. It was really quite similar: a string of small websites at different URLS, encoded messages, a fan site that decoded it all for people who couldn't be bothered to care, etc.

http://www.cloudmakers.org/

walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 11 August 2005 05:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Where is that song, el sabor (if you don't mind)? I don't see it.

ok, the other site redirects to www.andrewwk.com, where there's a slideshow you can click through. at the end you get a page with a bunch of pics of mr. wk, including drivers license photos and what looks like a high school yearbook pic from the 1950s. it's at the bottom of the page. it sounds more like a beer commercial than usual.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 11 August 2005 06:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

the new sightings rec is gonna ROCK

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 11 August 2005 06:50 (8 years ago) Permalink

would it really suprise anyone that AWK isn't 'authentic'?
i mean, really.
just listen to the stuff, it's like Go-Go's meets metal and they form like Voltron to PARTYHARD!!!!!!!

strangley, my paranoid minds loves this sorta stuff and i thought that immediately upon hearnig the music...
man, i love the Tom Cruise parts!!! more Scientology related stuff, please!!tnx.

eedd, Thursday, 11 August 2005 09:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

http://hernonawk.bravehost.com/


i think this explains it all quite nicely.


Posted by "Duff_Mulligan" 1:55am Friday, August 19th 2005.

jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj, Friday, 19 August 2005 04:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

i think this explains it all quite nicely.

not really; did you actually read the article? he has no first-hand information from reliable sources.

anyway, if anyone's interested, there's another new song "Kicks and Bricks" on http://www.andrewwk.com.

-vest, Saturday, 20 August 2005 18:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

11 months pass...
har

Confounded (Confounded), Thursday, 20 July 2006 00:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

DON'T CALL ME ANDY

A Viking of Some Note (Andrew Thames), Thursday, 20 July 2006 00:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

What ever happened to him?

js (honestengine), Thursday, 20 July 2006 03:55 (7 years ago) Permalink


looks like he has three albums recorded that he plans to release in 2006. i hope they rock.

'the wolf' was released so long agoooooooooooo......

Ben H (Ben H), Thursday, 20 July 2006 04:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

I don't there's any doubt that they will rock, as you say, because that is AWK. He doesn't do anything else. He's one-dimensional in a beautiful Ramones-ian kind of way. Bring on the new stuff.

Nick H (Nick H), Thursday, 20 July 2006 07:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

There's already another thread somewhere with NEW STUFF ON IT.

He has a song called Hand On The Place. Party on.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 20 July 2006 08:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

this steev mike business is some freaky shit

lmaoborghini (eman), Thursday, 20 July 2006 11:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Is the trouble possible to sum up in a few sentences?

Mark (MarkR), Thursday, 20 July 2006 11:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

ha not really, as its not quite clear wtf any of it is about. there are some links upthread that will give you an idea

lmaoborghini (eman), Thursday, 20 July 2006 12:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

It's a conspiracy that Andrew WK was a product of corporate marketing dressed up as an underground music phenomenon. The implications ran deep: Bulb, Wolf Eyes, even Harry Pussy were named in the allegations.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 20 July 2006 13:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 non-sentence:

"Art = marketing = rock"

fuckfuckingfuckedfucker (fuckfuckingfuckedfucker), Thursday, 20 July 2006 13:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

maybe now is the time to sell my wolf eyes/andrew wk 12"?

the eunuchs, Cassim and Mustafa, who guarded Abdur Ali's harem (orion), Thursday, 20 July 2006 13:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE

Backyard Wrestling Association, Beast People, Bringdownzz, Cock ESP, Compomicro Dexail, Lawrence Cook/Thurston Moore/John Voigt, Crank Sturgeon, Chris Cutler/Tom Dimuzio, Due Process, Geddy's Fork Players, Government Alpha, Mark C. Jackman, The Jaunties, Jason Lescalleet/Achim Wollscheid, Little Princess, Slusser, Brian K. Smith, W2/NNENG, Andrew Wilkes-Krier, Walter Wright/Zipper Spy

RRR/Statutory Tape
VHS video $10.00

the eunuchs, Cassim and Mustafa, who guarded Abdur Ali's harem (orion), Thursday, 20 July 2006 13:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

There's already another thread somewhere with NEW STUFF ON IT.

And here it is!

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 20 July 2006 14:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/sep/16/andrew-wk-55-cadillac

Andrew WK: I am finally a free man

Hello! I hope you're well. I recently released an album called 55 CADILLAC. The Guardian asked me to write about it here. They requested I explain why I made the album and why it contains only improvised piano pieces. That's somewhat of a tall order for me at the moment (I just had a gag order put on me – really!), but I will do my best to type some words and hope they cover some of the desired bases.

Why and how I made this album is somewhat difficult for me to write about. Allow me to state the following: Over the past 10 years, I've had personal and professional issues with several people involved in my career, and due to formal agreements, I'm partially forbidden from going into detail regarding certain aspects of my recent work and, as a result, the making of the 55 CADILLAC album.

Here's what I am able to say: At the end of 2004, an old friend of mind got in some business trouble and basically decided to take it out on me. To cut a long story short, this person is someone I worked very closely with and had a formal and family business relationship with. Due to various complaints this person had with me, they were able to turn my life and career upside down. I wasn't allowed to use my own name within certain areas of the US entertainment industry and we were in a debate about who owned the rights to my image, and who should get credit for "inventing" it. This made my life complicated and intense for a few years, but I kept working and doing whatever I could to keep moving forward.

By 2008, and after a lot of negotiating, my new business team and I had come to an agreement with my opponent, and I was finally in the clear. That's how this new 55 CADILLAC album became possible – we based the new record label in the UK, so there were no issues within the US. However, as of last week, we've been partially pulled back into the thick of it and I'm getting hourly updates from my lawyer as I type this. I really don't know how to feel about it – it's beyond frustrating – it almost feels like a hallucination. It inspires so much rage inside me that my mind has to seek other outlets for that energy and I start to feel dizzy and see stars. Fortunately, I don't have to deal with anyone directly. Thank goodness my lawyers do all the real work.

Anyway, I wanted this new 55 CADILLAC album to sound like freedom. The sound of a piano being played by a free man – nothing more, nothing less. This was the first chance in almost 10 years where I was allowed to simply play and record an instrument – no songwriters, no lyrics to learn, no overdubs, no slow fixes, no remixes, no video shoots or interview practice – just the sound of someone sitting in room playing piano for the sake of it. No one telling me what to play, or how to play it. And no masterplans, high-concept visions, worldwide goals with roll-out schedules. No style consultants or acting coaches. No more meetings with sponsors or computerized yelling. No more threats.

Just a huge black piano. And a huge black car.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

kicked ass on monday night.

gnarly sceptre, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

what the hell

Hat Trick Swayze (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

So I can't possibly keep up with this Steev Mike stuff, but this portion "no songwriters, no lyrics to learn, no overdubs, no slow fixes, no remixes, no video shoots or interview practice – just the sound of someone sitting in room playing piano for the sake of it. No one telling me what to play, or how to play it. And no masterplans, high-concept visions, worldwide goals with roll-out schedules. No style consultants or acting coaches. No more meetings with sponsors or computerized yelling," seems to validate the pre-fabrication angle. Or has that already been accepted?

matt2, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

haven't really heard of the steev mike stuff but lol @ the first page that shows up when you search it on google

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:46 (4 years ago) Permalink


cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

"this person is someone I worked very closely with and had a formal and family business relationship"
Maybe "this person" is actually himself? He's just referring to himself in the third person and this is his way of saying he's tired of the previous AWK schtick he put himself through, and is now on to some new schtick?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's awk fite klub!

Brio, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 20:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

apparently he may be joining fucked up as their keyboard player.

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 20:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

the secret codes, the mark on the forehead, the Nicole Kidman stuff. it is all wau so wau

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 21:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Woah awesome. Also recorded this when he was 17?

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 8 April 2010 03:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

doubt it

☀ ☃ (am0n), Thursday, 8 April 2010 03:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it really sounds like one of his more recent songs. The story sounds like bullshit too but I gave him the benefit of the doubt since I can't see why would he actually bother making this stuff up? Then I read: "Three months ago, I was advised by my personal manager and life coach to finally let people hear it, to resolve the nightmare" and it almost makes sense cos who knows what Eugene Landry shit's going on with Andrew WK right now?

If the story's true then I hope can forget all the angst it's caused him because it's great. It's powerful and over the top while still being at heart a simple rock song. I'd like to hear Bonnie Tyler doing it.

everything, Thursday, 8 April 2010 03:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

sounds bowie-like, like something off Labyrinth.

Melvin van Osterlow, Jr. (res), Thursday, 8 April 2010 04:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's definitely not old. this another addition to his extended resume of performance art.

Melvin van Osterlow, Jr. (res), Thursday, 8 April 2010 04:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

I can't see why would he actually bother making this stuff up?

i think u can see

velko, Thursday, 8 April 2010 04:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

What a nut he is.

everything, Thursday, 8 April 2010 04:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

OK, the "I'm not me!" shit 6 months ago was one thing, this is just WEIRD. Is this guy touched in the head or something? Whoever mentioned Marissa Marchant upthread was OTM.

Gay nineties icecream party (Trayce), Thursday, 8 April 2010 06:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

res otm.

Fetchboy, Thursday, 8 April 2010 07:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

I hope this is the "Willow" song Desdemona sings before her death in "Othello."

Ponies are horse children (Abbott), Thursday, 8 April 2010 14:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Goes with the stalker-ish sentiments of "This is My World" and "I Want Your Face".

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 8 April 2010 14:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

That baritone doesn't sound like any 17 year old I've ever heard. Maybe Rick Astley.

bendy, Thursday, 8 April 2010 16:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

sounds bowie-like, like something off Labyrinth.

― Melvin van Osterlow, Jr. (res), Thursday, April 8, 2010 4:00 AM (12 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i was thinking a bit of Peter Murphy

m@tt (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 8 April 2010 16:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Harm / that's what you're in for / if you don't open the door"

YIKES!

I had a crush on a girl and was deeply and passionately fixated on her. She had a baby face, a 14-tooth smile, large eyes, a crowned forehead, an oversized brow and a tender style.

What's a "14-tooth smile"?!?

Shannon Whirry and the Bad Brains, Thursday, 8 April 2010 16:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/apr/15/andrew-wk-my-destiny-girl

this is such an obvious and weird publicity stunt.

404s & Heartbreak (jim in glasgow), Thursday, 15 April 2010 16:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

...which is pretty funny and imo entirely worth it for the unending stream of "you don't fool me this is nothing but a marketing exercise!!" comment box dimwits

neden magnet (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 15 April 2010 16:30 (4 years ago) Permalink


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