Today's version of the MMM works out pretty nice actually. My man J-Roc and I went to the Andrew W K show last night at the Republik. So today's MMM will be about that.
First off, if sembal reads this, he will be shaking his head. You see, sembal is a good heavy metal head banging buddy of mine, but he can't stand AWK. To quote sembal, 'how the hell can you call AWK metal when the guy plays a damn piano !!!!'
This is true, AWK travels from venue to venue with his piano and plays shows. They pipe in his metal music in the back ground. If you are going to the show to see a 5 piece band play, you are at the wrong place.
Now I have already seen AWK before, so I knew what to expect.
This is what i was expecting
- The guy is 100% pure adrenaline on stage, have never seen anyone like it, ever
- He would be wearing a white t-shirt and white slacks
- At some point in the show, the crowd would be on stage with him singing his songs.
- The word party would be said at least 100 times.
It pretty much happened again. For me, the show was awesome. He has songs everyone can sing along to, and this guy lives, breathes, and sleeps party.
The opening act was something to see. Everyone thought AWK was coming on stage, but this dude comes on stage, in a robe a boxer would wear, with jet black hair, sun glasses, a painted white face, and a painted on moustache.
He had 2 mic's, one in each hand, and he just rapped the whole time. I wasn't sure if it was a joke or what, and a lot of the crowd felt the same.
But the dude had some catchy tunes, especially the rap/song 'bangers and beans'.
This guys name was Aleister X.
When AWK finally came on stage, Aleister also stayed on and provided some light backup vocals.
Once again, it was a blast, or as AWK would say, a party !!!!
Here are some pics from it.
|This is the stage, for the last 4 songs or so, everyone was on it. You can't see AWK anywhere, but he is back there playing his piano and singing.|
|Here is Aleister X doing his thing.|
|Alesiter X with AWK on stage|
|Here's the man himself.|
And here is a video from last night. This video goes out to Ray Ray. This is his favorite AWK song. The song is the theme song form the Jackass movie.
Dude, how big is this truck ? A ford F-650 ? To give you and idea how big it is, it was parked beside a 5th wheel. You can barely see the 5th wheel !!!! This thing is huge. I wonder how much North Central Marine will use this thing with the price of gas.
A blonde, red head, and brunette are on the roof of a burning building. They look down and notice that firemen are holding a blanket and yelling 'jump'. The red head jumps, and the firemen pull the blanket away and the red head splats on the ground like a tomato. The brunette jumps, the firemen pull the blanket away also, and she splatters on the pavement. The blonde looks down and the firemen say 'jump'. The blonde says, 'I just saw what you did to the red head and the brunette, you aren't fooling me. Now put that blanket on the ground and back away from it...."