Posts tagged "andrew wk"

Andrew WK Is Drumming For 24 Hours Straight, Because He Is Awesome

A couple of months ago, I saw Andrew WK present his favorite movie, "Eraserhead," at the IFC Center. Afterwards, a fan asks him why he'd chosen "Eraserhead" and he basically said, "because my people"--aka management––told me to. He talked a lot about how he was just a puppet for his management, which sounded so depressing

By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2013

Andrew W.K. Is The New Spokesmonkey For Playtex’s Fresh & Sexy Wipes

When I first thought of it, Andrew W.K. seemed the most inappropriate spokesperson for Playtex's new/intriguing/mildly ew-inspriring Fresh & Sexy Wipes. The guy walks around wearing food-stained jeans and greasy, unwashed hair. There is nothing "fresh" about his look. But then again, AWK's role as spokesmodel, which is, inexplicably, totally a real thing, is almost…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2013

I Saw Mama Kissin’ Lil Bub, Underneath The Christmas Tree

Lil Bub and Andrew WK: Two great tastes that go great together. Here, Bub and WK team up to encourage people to support their local animal shelters this winter. Because "as precious as Lil Bub is, she takes a lot of care, a lot of resource and a lot of energy." Lil Bub is like,…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 12, 2012

Andrew W.K. Continues To Be Awesome

Andrew W.K. recently appeared on "We Can Do It," a kids' show hosted by Becky Stark of the band Lavender Diamond. The pair traded voices and sang for each other, and it was very funny. Why isn't Andrew W.K. my friend? We could ride bikes, and party, and eat pizza together. He's the raddest.  [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2012

The Pizza Guitar Is The Pizza Instrument Of My Dreams

Everything is better with pizza, so it's no surprise that musician and all around cool dude Andrew W.K. decided to mix his fave food with his favorite thing to do -- play party jams. W.K's been playing the pizza guitar on his recent 10-Year Anniversary "I Get Wet" Tour. "For over eight years, I dreamed…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2012

Please Send Me To This: Andrew WK To Speak At My Little Pony Conference

So Andrew WK is pretty much the best dude. While I'm not a fan of his music -- which consists largely of rock songs about partying --  I can say with absolute certainty that he is genuinely as kind, smart, sweet and enthusiastic as one might hope their favorite Rock Star Who Sings Primarily About…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 13, 2012

Andrew WK Tells Advice Seeker Not To Undermine Her Boyfriend

Advice Seeker: I'm dating a guy who refuses to give up on his dreams of rock stardom. While it's admirable in a way, I need a little bit more stability if we're going to make this work. How can I gently break this to him? Andrew WK: Don't you dare say anything to him about…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 8, 2012

My Embarrassing Run-In With Tavi Gevinson

Before working at The Frisky, I spent a few years writing for both music magazines and gossip mags. And it was funny, because the people you'd think I'd get nervous to talk to, I didn't necessarily, while others left me sweaty palmed and dry mouthed. Michel Gondry? We joked around and took a bunch of…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 15, 2011

Andrew W.K. Rocks Out On “Silent Night”

I used to hate Andrew W.K.--his whole "party hard" schtick was really grating and annoying. And then I interviewed him a few years ago and found him to be one of the sweetest and most genuine rock dudes out there. I still don't really want to listen to his music, but I get his appeal.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 10, 2010