No one knows how to party hard like Andrew WK. The man is always a startling vision of pure white light/white heat as he lumbers wildly about a stage, attacks his piano, or blows stuff up with boylike abandon on his self-explanatorily titled Cartoon Network reality show Destroy Build Destroy--all the while looking like a rock 'n' roll version of the Incredible Hulk with all the green body paint bleached away.
And last night, AWK continued to amaze, amuse, and confuse over at L.A.'s Gibson showroom, where for an intimate gathering of 100 amped-on-free-Monster-energy-drinks fans (some of whom had their nostrils smeared with fake blood in his honor), he put on a stream-of-consciousness, freeform, piano solo concert. WHILE PLAYING LIBERACE'S FAMOUS MIRRORED PIANO.
First he was wheeled out in a giant, felt-covered box--from which he emerged wearing his trademark soiled white T-shirt and jeans:
Then Andrew WK greeted the crowd in his idiot savant/motivational speaker manner as only he could:
Then he did some of his mad-genius (or just plain mad) improv (fast-forward to 1:50 to hear his deep thoughts on the importance of, um, food):
And then, of course, he performed Randy Newman-esque renditions of his funtime kegger anthems, "Party Hard" and "I Get Wet":
Andrew WK doesn't just warrant getting his own reality show. Really, this guy needs his own NETWORK. But until then, this will have to suffice:
- Cartoon Network