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(Stereogum)   Come for Andrew W.K.'s acceptance speech, stay because the room gets dusty   ( stereogum.com) divider line
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2018-02-21 03:55:46 PM  
In a world of confusion, distress, and extraordinary challenges, there are few efforts more worthwhile than devoting oneself to the raising of the collective human spirit. If any of our work can contribute to this vast emergency - this crisis of joy - then may the Party Gods grant us ever more strength, so we may all help make the world a partier place.
-Andrew W.K.


So speaketh a disciple of the party gods, and a good man.
 Amen!
 
2018-02-21 06:55:59 PM  
I thought they were betting on him offing himself this year.
 
2018-02-21 07:02:47 PM  
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2018-02-21 07:11:07 PM  
The man is a legend. Insanely funny, humble, and I literally saw him give someone the shirt off his back at a show.
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2018-02-21 07:13:48 PM  
I came to party hard.

/I came
 
2018-02-21 07:16:54 PM  
"this crisis of joy"

That really is perfect.
 
2018-02-21 07:28:36 PM  
I love that f*cking dude.

/his concerts are really fun
 
2018-02-21 07:36:57 PM  
Andrew W.K. - Long Live the Party
Youtube jpK1MHnHRVo
 
2018-02-21 07:45:56 PM  
Which one gave the speech?
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/through the looking glass
 
2018-02-21 07:58:24 PM  
He seems pretty great.
 
2018-02-21 08:00:53 PM  
Andrew W.K. The Weather Man - Fox News
Youtube RdPB-hi26Yk
 
2018-02-21 08:16:40 PM  
'Never heard of him. But when I see the name, it makes me think of the Andrew Carver guy from the movie Showgirls  who raped the black chick and later got his ass kicked by Nomi.
 
2018-02-21 08:24:06 PM  

WilderKWight: 'Never heard of him. But when I see the name, it makes me think of the Andrew Carver guy from the movie Showgirls  who raped the black chick and later got his ass kicked by Nomi.


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/you're safe here, friend!
 
2018-02-21 08:28:49 PM  
Andrew WK seems like a hell of a guy, and I love that there's absolutely zero pretension there.  He likes to party, and he likes to sing songs about how much he likes to party.  There's no message there beyond, "Hey, it's time to party."  And maybe in these times, that's what we all need to hear.  Maybe we should just party.
 
2018-02-21 08:36:21 PM  
I listen to his music whenever my mind goes to a dark place and the thoughts creep up on me.  The music is very uplifting, and just plain fun.
 
2018-02-21 08:46:00 PM  

WilderKWight: 'Never heard of him. But when I see the name, it makes me think of the Andrew Carver guy from the movie Showgirls  who raped the black chick and later got his ass kicked by Nomi.


Here.  Have some fun.

Andrew W.K. - Party Hard
Youtube WccfbPQNMbg
 
2018-02-21 09:06:09 PM  
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/Know Your Meme has a farkton more for those interested
 
2018-02-21 09:14:37 PM  
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"Be excellent to each other!"
- Bill.
"Party on, dudes!"
- Ted.
 
2018-02-21 09:20:38 PM  
I'm vaguely familiar with his name and never heard his music. Maybe I'll check him out
 
2018-02-21 09:26:22 PM  
If the Japanese love anything, it's Disney and alcohol fueled karaoke (partying!)

Which is why I often sing Andrew W.K.'s version of the Mickey Mouse Club March during our drunken karaoke parties. Brings the house down everytime.

andrew WK - mickey mouse club march (mickey mouse club)
Youtube 1A4cjw-in4c
 
2018-02-21 09:33:47 PM  
I would never know this man without Madden and his placement on the soundtrack...
 
2018-02-21 09:46:14 PM  
Gundam Rock is an amazing album.
Andrew W.K. - Fly, Gundam!
Youtube zILVdHewOZ8
No joke, love this album!
 
2018-02-21 09:58:29 PM  

Camus' Ghost: Gundam Rock is an amazing album.
[YouTube video: Andrew W.K. - Fly, Gundam!]No joke, love this album!


Waaat?
Ohhh hell yes!

Thank you, kindly!
 
2018-02-21 10:04:50 PM  
Who?
 
2018-02-21 10:08:09 PM  

fastfxr: Who?


A guy who really likes to party.
 
2018-02-21 10:14:45 PM  

TheLopper: I love that f*cking dude.

/his concerts are really fun


They really are. I love AWK, and was lucky enough to see him perform at a small show at a brewery. Completely insane, high-energy fun. Everyone looking out for everyone else's safety, and just a fantastic vibe throughout.
 
2018-02-21 10:19:08 PM  
Part party party aqua teen looping for 14 mins!!!
Youtube 2tZ92HPvjzM
 
2018-02-21 10:23:53 PM  

Biledriver: Which one gave the speech?
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/through the looking glass


Im a huge fan, but just look at the hairlines in the pictures posted here. Some are peakier than others.
 
2018-02-21 11:19:32 PM  
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coke adds life
 
2018-02-21 11:52:54 PM  
Never heard of him.  Kind of reminds me of Danzig if he joined the light side and started writing positive inspirational books..
 
2018-02-22 12:08:05 AM  

kyuzokai: If the Japanese love anything, it's Disney and alcohol fueled karaoke (partying!)

Which is why I often sing Andrew W.K.'s version of the Mickey Mouse Club March during our drunken karaoke parties. Brings the house down everytime.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1A4cjw-i​n4c]


Which karaoke places do you go to?  The ones up here where I am in Tohoku don't have any Andrew WK. (Was really hoping they had his version of Kiseki and was sorely disappointed.)
 
2018-02-22 12:08:33 AM  

fastfxr: Who?


Yep , heard of him years ago and I still have no clue .
 
2018-02-22 12:14:10 AM  

Fireproof: [img.fark.net image 424x303]

/Know Your Meme has a farkton more for those interested


That one is awesome.
 
2018-02-22 12:21:27 AM  

ApatheticMonkey: kyuzokai: If the Japanese love anything, it's Disney and alcohol fueled karaoke (partying!)

Which is why I often sing Andrew W.K.'s version of the Mickey Mouse Club March during our drunken karaoke parties. Brings the house down everytime.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1A4cjw-i​n4c]

Which karaoke places do you go to?  The ones up here where I am in Tohoku don't have any Andrew WK. (Was really hoping they had his version of Kiseki and was sorely disappointed.)


I think the place I last sang it had the DAM system (shop is called BanBan)... That or it was the JoySound system.

But even at different shops with the same system there can be huge differences in availability. I imagine there are various updates and licensing fees and whatnot. The search parameters can also be a bit wonky on many systems, where part of the library is non searchable unless you choose the right category (search by artist vs search by song title). Hope you find it next time out!
 
2018-02-22 12:24:40 AM  

ApatheticMonkey: kyuzokai: If the Japanese love anything, it's Disney and alcohol fueled karaoke (partying!)

Which is why I often sing Andrew W.K.'s version of the Mickey Mouse Club March during our drunken karaoke parties. Brings the house down everytime.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1A4cjw-i​n4c]

Which karaoke places do you go to?  The ones up here where I am in Tohoku don't have any Andrew WK. (Was really hoping they had his version of Kiseki and was sorely disappointed.)


Looks like DAM has his version of Kiseki.

https://www.clubdam.com/app/leaf/arti​s​tKaraokeLeaf.html?artistCode=260452
 
2018-02-22 12:28:28 AM  

ApatheticMonkey: kyuzokai: If the Japanese love anything, it's Disney and alcohol fueled karaoke (partying!)

Which is why I often sing Andrew W.K.'s version of the Mickey Mouse Club March during our drunken karaoke parties. Brings the house down everytime.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1A4cjw-i​n4c]

Which karaoke places do you go to?  The ones up here where I am in Tohoku don't have any Andrew WK. (Was really hoping they had his version of Kiseki and was sorely disappointed.)


Joysound has it too, and a bunch more.

https://www.joysound.com/web/search/a​r​tist/1890

 /sorry for the threadjack
//but drunken karaoke is very important
///party hard
 
2018-02-22 06:34:04 AM  
Listened to a couple of the clips in the thread. Kind of like if Up with People did death metal.
 
2018-02-22 07:21:13 AM  

Camus' Ghost: Gundam Rock is an amazing album.
[YouTube video: Andrew W.K. - Fly, Gundam!]No joke, love this album!


Soldiers of Sorrow - Andrew W.K. AMV
Youtube 84SqvC43qFQ

Gundam Rock IS an amazing album... I mean, here is the only genuinely depressing Andrew WK song (even if it is a cover)
 
2018-02-22 07:44:36 AM  
His music's like if a light beer commercial did meth.
 
2018-02-22 09:11:31 AM  
"Party" is craigslist-sprecht for cocaine, isn't it?
 
2018-02-22 09:23:50 AM  
"chaos of joy", is something i wish i had better understanding of..

if only i had spent my party days knowing that i needed to understand this, instead of trying to run away on a treadmill of pills in my party days.
 
2018-02-22 09:44:50 AM  
Ah, I see. He's music for people who drink beer.

Hard pass.
 
2018-02-22 09:49:48 AM  

Nurglitch: "Party" is craigslist-sprecht for cocaine, isn't it?


"Skiing"
 
2018-02-22 09:53:34 AM  
I thought Andrew W.K. was one of the guys in Jackass. If his music is uplifting to some people than good on him. I think it sounds like Bon Jovi crap, but hey...different strokes
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2018-02-22 10:05:30 AM  
Andrew W.K. gives advice to Star Wars characters:

Andrew W.K. on Partying with Star Wars Characters, YOUR Star Wars Halloween Pet Costumes, and More!
Youtube caAIY_pcR7M
 
2018-02-22 10:36:59 AM  
His shows look like they're a ton of fun. Missed him the last few times he's come through sadly.
 
2018-02-22 11:31:45 AM  
Only know him from this Conan clip:
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2018-02-22 01:36:43 PM  
As a performer, he is a one-trick pony. But man, he does that farking trick perfectly.

He's at Riot Fest every year; I saw his show there once. Everyone should see his show once, seriously. It's great. But...very few would need to see it twice.
 
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