Week's Worst: Andrew W.K.

By Chris Parker
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There’s no denying Andrew W.K.’s an interesting character—creating NYC’s hottest club, touring his self-help lectures, hosting shows on MTV2 and Cartoon Network, and recording oddball material ranging from J-pop covers to piano-compositions dedicated to his car. He’s ideal for a tour sponsored by the self-proclaimed Most Interesting Beer in the World with commercials featuring a character only slightly more fictional than Andrew W.K. We’re talking a classically trained pianist whose party-hardy arena-rock might’ve originated in a focus group of people that consider Girls Gone Wild high art. His songs are the lyrical equivalent of See Spot Run that exhibit the emotional complexity of Van Wilder, operating on the weak-willed and taste-disabled like a Jedi Mind Trick. He’s probably a smart guy and you can’t blame him for shearing the sheep, but do you really want to spend time amongst ballcap-addled future employees of their wife’s father? And when did interesting become a more salient characteristic than good?

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1. Anonymous said... on Oct 27, 2010 at 05:53PM

“This column is a waste.”

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2. Anonymous 2 said... on Oct 29, 2010 at 06:28PM

“You must be a sad, sad person, Mr. Parker. Get some effortless joy in your life and try again.”

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3. Dean said... on Oct 29, 2010 at 06:29PM

“You have clearly never partied to an Andrew W.K track!
Do your self a favour!”

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4. Anonymous said... on Oct 29, 2010 at 06:31PM

“I hope you weren't paid to write this ignorant article.”

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5. Josh said... on Oct 29, 2010 at 07:42PM


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6. Anonymous said... on Oct 29, 2010 at 08:11PM

“I think Mr. Parker might be a tad jealous of a certain Andrew W.K. because his life is more fulfilling and Mr. Parker just has to sit and write ignorant articles.”

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7. Anonymous said... on Oct 29, 2010 at 08:23PM

“You're a closed-minded moron.”

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8. Sean said... on Oct 30, 2010 at 01:33AM

“You sad little fucker. A.W.K. Rules!

My first instinct is to find you and to kick your teeth in, but Andrew wouldn't want that.”

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9. Lizz said... on Nov 3, 2010 at 12:34AM

“You are a seriously confused young man”

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10. corey said... on Dec 8, 2010 at 08:05PM

“yeah man, jump off the ben franklin”

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11. Anonymous said... on Jan 13, 2011 at 04:49PM

“Why U all mad?”

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12. Anonymous said... on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:12PM

“Mr. Parker, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

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13. Anonymous said... on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:34PM

“Mr. Parker - Take AWK's advice and pound one down and punch yourself.”


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