Put on "Close Calls" and "Mother of Mankind" again. Those are both killer. At his best he's got this awesome Sparks/Cardiacs vibe, but a little heavier. I observed the same thing that someone upthread did about "Kicks and Bricks" - when placed next to everything else, it does really sound like a different person. Of course, maybe he's the same but he just decided to stop singing like that to preserve his voice...?
I admit to being really baffled by the guy. For someone who writes 800-word responses to simple questions in interviews it's crazy how little actual information we have on him. All the stuff contenderizer and co. posted on CCWBW were totally OTM - there's something very sinister about this record, and it doesn't feel contrived or put on or anything, just really bizarre. I wonder if he'll do another one like it.
To answer etc's question, in Milwaukee he played all of I Get Wet, with some interludes of him banging on a piano, then a few from the Wolf, and only one tune from Close Calls ("You Will Remember Tonight"). "Head Bang" from the new EP was played and it's as awesome live as you'd expect.
― frogbs, Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
I mean this raises so many questions:
― frogbs, Thursday, 17 May 2012 21:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
no it doesn't
it is highly entertaining though
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
repping for multinational junk food IS pretty sinister, even if he's being ironic/over-the-top:"Andrew W.K. - I eat all the best food! Taco Bell, always! And lots of candy, obviously. And I eat tons of Pringles chips, and cheese crackers like Cheese Nips, and I eat lots and lots of microwave meals, like frozen burritos, Hungry Man XL dinners, and Stouffer's meals. And I also love Chunky soups - just all the best tasting food. It's my joy! I eat this food at home too, not just on the road. My goal is always to just eat as much good food as possible, all the time. When we stop at gas stations and truck stops, it's like an amusement park for me! I'll buy three of every single candy bar they have, and then lay them all out on the table in our bus so you can really appreciate the spread and their awesome wrappers. You can have any of them that you want! It's like our own personal candy store. I also get lots and lots of pizza and cheese burgers, french fries, fried chicken. And like I said before, I eat at Taco Bell whenever I see one, even if I'm not that hungry. Sometimes I'll eat at Taco Bell three times in one day. It's all part of my heavenly life. It's just pure happiness. "
― Philip Nunez, Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
i really feel like he and alice waters and michael pollan should have a sitdown.
― Philip Nunez, Thursday, 17 May 2012 22:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 11:34 (5 months ago) Permalink
This should go in the 'shit that looks like an Onion article but isn't'.
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Monday, 26 November 2012 11:48 (5 months ago) Permalink
Next series of Destroy Build Destroy to be filmed in Gaza.
― studge_siren.gif (onimo), Monday, 26 November 2012 15:09 (5 months ago) Permalink
If all else fails, dude! Party on!
― frogbs, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:25 (5 months ago) Permalink
Bah, State Department have pulled the plug http://www.avclub.com/articles/andrew-wk-seriously-named-us-cultural-ambassador-t,89082/
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Monday, 26 November 2012 19:51 (5 months ago) Permalink
strange things are afoot with the W.K.
― del griffith, Monday, 26 November 2012 20:23 (5 months ago) Permalink
In the days since the cancellation, I’ve received inside tips that there was a passionate debate in the State Dept. about my going at the last second. It’s possible that someone outside of the State Dept. who wasn’t aware of the trip initially became incensed that they weren’t informed before. Apparently some of these unknown higher-up officials were on my side and others were deeply offended by the idea of me going.
― How do you say Dedéckenbauer, Dedélícia, Dedélíte? (onimo), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 17:55 (5 months ago) Permalink