• The Nardwuar 20th Anniversary Weekend starts NOW !

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    Posting the latest newsletter to MySpace, Facebook, etc… Nardwuar’s CD and DVD launch tomorrow with the FREE all-ages gig at UBC. Too cheap to buy the album? Go listen to the whole thing for free on (yeah yeah, I know) the Myspace site we setup for this at http://www.myspace.com/nardwuar

    Hi! It’s Nardwuar the Human Serviette here again with some new updated news in this day that is the 20th Anniversary of my radio show! (see below) ! The Nardwuar 20th Anniversary Weekend starts NOW !

    Also thanks to all those that asked for “Nardwuar” Floatie Pens! Hope you liked them! If you didn’t get one, they come free to all that buy the new Evaporators CD or “Welcome to My Castle” DVD

    Plus in the spirit of lookin’ back we will leave you (at the bottom of this missive) with a vintage interview I did with Alice Cooper way back from 1994 ! (When the Nardwuar show was only 7 years old!)

    Thanks again for all the support!

    Keep on rawkin in the free world!
    Have a good water!
    Nardwuar / The Evaporators


    NARDWUAR NEWS (20th Anniversary Edition!)

    1) Just found out that my new MuchMusic Special “Welcome to My Special” (featuring a few new Evaporators songs! ) will be re-broadcast this Sunday Nov 4th at 8pm (pacific), 11pm (eastern) on MuchMusic !

    Nardwuar the Human Serviette presents…

    “Welcome To My Special” is a new 60 min special of Nardwuar’s favourite interviews from the past couple of years featuring everyone from Franz Ferdinand to Snoop Doggy Dogg, from Queens of the Stone Age to Juliette Lewis, from Ice T to Ice Cube to Vanillla Ice, and from Slipknot to Stephen Harper! Doot doola doot doo… doot doo!
    ***Sunday November 4 2007 at 8pm (pacific) 11pm (eastern) on MuchMusic in Canada.

    2) Nardwuar Radio Show “20 Year, 20 HOUR Anniversary Show” Begins TONITE !

    Nardwuar the Human Serviette will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his radio show (1987-2007) on CiTR 101.9 in Vancouver with a 20 hour “Live on Air Nardwuar Interview Marathon” starting at Tonite ( Thursday November 1st ) at 9:00pm(pacific) and ending at 5:00 pm (pacific) on Friday November 2nd. Email Nardwuar at nardwuar@nardwuar.com to request your favourite interview of the past 20 years! Listen live at www.citr.ca

    Interviews to be aired during Nardwuar’s 20 Hour Marathon Include:

    Al Goldstein, Alice Cooper, Anthony Robbins, Beck, Bill Kaysing, Blur, Corey Feldman, Courtney Love, Crispin Glover, Cythnia Plaster Caster, Dan Quayle, David Cross, Death Sentence,Degrassi Kids, DOA, Echo and the Bunnymen, Elijah Wood, Ernest Angley, Franz Ferdinand, Fugazi, Gerald Ford, GWAR, Harland Ellison, Henry Rollins, Ice Cube, Ice T, Iggy Pop, James Brown, Jean Chretien, Jello Biafra, Lik the Pole, Lydia Lunch, Maestro Fres Wes, Metal Groupie, Michael Moore, Mickey Dolenz, Mikhail Gorbachev, NegativLand, Nina Hagen, Nirvana, Oliver Stone, Paul Gallagher Pierre Berton, Pointed Sticks, Rheostatics, Robert Anton Wilson, Ron Jeremy, Slayer, Slik Toxic, Sloan, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Sonic Youth, Timothy Leary, Tom Vu, Tommy Chong, Tommy Lee, Vanilla Ice, Wesley Willis and Many More!

    3) Free All Ages 20th Anniversary Nardwuar Gig TOMMORROW!!

    Tomorrow ( Friday November 2nd) there will be a special FREE ALL AGES gig ,to celebrate Nardwuar’s 20th Anniversary, with Nardwuar’s band The Evaporators, plus The Tranzmitors, The Pack and Kid Kordene at the Sub Ballroom in Vancouver.

    Who: The Evaporators, The Tranzmitors, The Pack and Kid Kordene
    When: Friday November 2
    Where: Sub Ballroom, UBC, Vancouver
    Time: 7:19pm
    Who: ALL AGES
    Tix: FREE !
    Info: 604 822 1242 and www.citr.ca

    A gig in Victoria is also happening:

    Sat November 3 – The Jamaican Jerkhouse (607 Pandora Ave. next to A-Channel), Victoria, BC w/ The Evaporators, Vincat, Final Verdict. ALL AGES. Doors @ 7:30 Tickets $7 + s/c@ Lyle’s place & Backstage Pass (*Note venue change… venue WAS Fernwoo,)

    4) Nardwuar “Welcome to my Caste” 2-Disc interview DVD out Tuesday !

    A “prequel” to Nardwuar’s mind-numbing “Doot Doola Doot DooŠ Doot Doo!” DVD from last year, “Welcome to My Castle” is an interview only (no music) compilation featuring two of Nardwuar’s Public Access TV Specials from the 1990s. Also included is a bonus DVD (called “Nard Raw”) of stimulating bonus interview material. Total Running time of the 2 DVD set is 5.5 hours!

    More info at:

    5) The Evaporators (Nardwuar’s band) new Enhanced CD/LP out Tuesday!

    Named after Vancouver pioneer Captain John Deighton who got his nickname (“Gassy”) from talking non stop rather than farting, The Evaporators new release will attempt to school you on such topics as how to “Shake with the Shaggy Shaker,” how to “Do the Eggbeater” and why you should care about “E.J. Hughes” and “Evatone Soundsheets!” The LP and Enhanced CD (featuring many Evaporators vids) will also be available on Tuesday.

    The Evaporators will be releasing one video per week, from their new CD leading up till the release date.
    You can view the videos released so far at http://mintrecs.com/players/video/

    Info on the new Evaporators “Gassy Jack and Other Tales” CD/LP here: http://mintrecs.com/index.php?component=releases&action=details&id=116&artist=evaporators

    6) And now a wyrd from Richard , NardWebHelper at Nardwuar.com:

    Richard sez “Less cowbell, more theremin!”


    Grab your candy bag from Halloween to sustain yourself on Fun Size snacks so you can dedicate the rest of the weekend to Nardwuar

    20 Years after beginning the take-over of radio, television and print, Nardwuar is taking over the Internet, one social networking site at a time. The full listing of “official” sites…

    For those outside of the range of CITR’s broadcast in Vancouver, BC, the 20 hour marathon that begins tonight (Nov 1) at 9:00pm Pacific (1:30 in Newfoundland) should be up on the Live Stream you can access from http://www.citr.ca/first.php

    If you miss anything or want to replay other interviews, swing by http://www.nardwuar.com and check out the years and years of audio on the site!

    Search iTunes for “Nardwuar” and you’ll find the Podcast of interviews that Nardwuar personally selects for your listening pleasure. No iTunes? Subscribe to the RSS feed at http://nardwuar.com/nardblog/

    Facebook’s ‘Nardwuar the Human Serviette is a Punk Rock Legend’

    MySpace Gassy Jack CD Exclusive stream

    Mint Records on Facebook

    Mint Records on Myspace

    7) VINTAGE Interview: Nardwuar vs. Alice Cooper

    Interview done over the phone on June 14, 1994.

    Nardwuar: OK, Hello.
    Toby [Alice Cooper’s Manager]: Yeah, Nardwuar? It’s Toby, still. You just about ready? We’ve got about ten minutes or so.

    Nardwuar: Ten minutes. O.K.
    Toby: Because we have to leave for a flight to Montreal. I just want to make sure you know. When he says he’s gotta go, it’s ’cause we gotta go. Heh heh heh heh heh…

    Nardwuar: Okay, so I’ll have to be quick then.
    Toby: Yeah, it may go a couple minutes, but he’ll let you know.

    Nardwuar: Okay, give me a couple minutes warning, if it’s two minutes or whatever.
    Toby: Yeah. So hold on, the next thing you speak to will be Alice Cooper.

    Nardwuar: Great !
    Toby: Okay.

    Alice Cooper: Hello?

    Nardwuar: Hello
    Alice Cooper: Hi.

    Nardwuar: How are ya?
    Alice Cooper: Ok, great.

    Nardwuar: So, I guess first off, umm… Hey Stoopid, who are you?
    Alice Cooper: Heh heh heh heh heh. Now, wait a minute. How do I take that?

    Nardwuar: Hey Stoopid, how are you?
    Alice Cooper: [ silence ]

    Nardwuar: Who are you?
    Alice Cooper: Are you talking to me?

    Nardwuar: Yeah, I am. Maybe we should start over again, Alice, I guess. Hey Stoopid,who are you?
    Alice Cooper: I… [ silence ]

    Toby [Alice Cooper’s Manager]: Hello.
    Nardwuar: Hello.

    Toby: Its Toby.

    Nardwuar: Hello, Toby.
    Toby: What’s going on?

    Nardwuar: No, I was just saying “Who are you?” to Alice Cooper and I was hoping he would say, “Alice Cooper.”
    Toby: Yeah, but is this an interview or a game we’re playing?

    Nardwuar: No, it’s like an interview. It’s like, “Who are you?”, “Alice Cooper.”
    Toby: Right. But we know that.

    Nardwuar: Yeah, well, but I was hoping that he would be able to say that.
    Toby: Pardon?

    Nardwuar: I was hoping that he would be able to say that.
    Toby: And why is that?

    Nardwuar: Just because I begin interviews with, “Who are you?” so we can play it back on the radio and-
    Toby: Oh, so this is taped.

    Nardwuar: Right.
    Toby: Nobody told us that this was being taped for a broadcast.

    Nardwuar: Oh, Yeah, for a broadcast and..
    Toby: We were told this was for a magazine.

    Nardwuar:This is for a magazine as well as for a broadcast.
    Toby: Okay. Well, you see, we didn’t know that.

    Nardwuar: Oh, okay. So I guess we should just start again then..?
    Toby: Okay, and what are we doing?

    Nardwuar: I just said, “Who are you?” to Alice Cooper I was hoping that Alice Cooper would say, “Alice Cooper.”
    Toby: Okay, and then what happens?

    Nardwuar: Then I will ask some more questions.
    Toby: Okay. Okay. [Off the phone]: He just wants you to introduce yourself on the tape… I’m sorry we didn’t get that… Okay, here you go.

    Alice Cooper: Hello!

    Nardwuar: So, Alice Cooper.
    Alice Cooper: Okay, do it again.

    Nardwuar: Hey Stoopid, who are you?
    Alice Cooper: [in scary voice] This is Alice Cooper.

    Nardwuar: So, Alice, where were you on January 1st, 1994?
    Alice Cooper: 94? January 1st, 1994? I didn’t do it, whatever it was.

    Nardwuar: Weren’t you with Willie Nelson at Bill “Microsoft” Gates’ wedding?
    Alice Cooper: No.

    Nardwuar: No?
    Alice Cooper: I never made it.

    Nardwuar: You never did, but you were-
    Alice Cooper: I was invited, and uhh, I got my invitation about two weeks after.

    Nardwuar: How did you meet Bill Gates? Was that thr-
    Alice Cooper: I have never met Bill Gates.

    Nardwuar: How did you get invited? Was that thr-
    Alice Cooper: I have no idea.

    Nardwuar: Was that through golf?
    Alice Cooper: No. I never met Bill Gates. I didn’t even know who Bill Gates was until after I read it in Time Magazine.

    Nardwuar: But you were invited though, to his wedding?
    Alice Cooper: Yeah, isn’t that odd?

    Nardwuar: He’s from Seattle, just like Chris Cornell.
    Alice Cooper: I know – Oh, there’s this cosmic connection there!

    Nardwuar: And he’s a real co-conspirator on your new Last Temptation record.
    Alice Cooper: Yeah he is. He is. But I don’t think Chris Cornell ever met… Bill Gates.

    Nardwuar: He might have been at the wedding-
    Alice Cooper: Oh, wait a minutes! They both have electricity in their house!

    Nardwuar: So Alice, do you still keep in touch with your old golfing buddies Peter Falk and Mike Douglas at all?
    Alice Cooper: [click…] [dialtone]
    Nardwuar: Hello, Alice? Hello, Alice? Hello, Alice Cooper? Alice Cooper? Cooper?

    Postscript: A few weeks *after* the interview my friend Martin Strong told me that one should never ask Alice Cooper about golf, because the mere mention of that sport will make him hang up! But no one told me this *before* the interview! Not Toby, no one! I was really upset because I had a whole list of questions I wanted to ask Alice, especially about his 60s garage punk band The Spiders! (FYI: Yes, I would have still asked about golf, but that would have been my last question!) The frustrating thing is since this phone encounter with Alice I have read many interviews where he mentions and answers questions about golf! Go figure! In another weird twist of fate, Ronnie Barnett, bassmeister supreme of the band the Muffs, said that he was once approached by Toby , asking if The Muffs wanted his managerial services! Ronnie said “Hey! I know you from Nardwuar’s Alice Cooper interview!” Toby replied something to the effect of “Ya,it’s too bad, we didn’t know where the interview
    was going!” Well, the Muffs didn’t sign with Toby, and I’m still confused!

    To hear this interview visit http://www.nardwuar.com


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