Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Peters beats out Nardwuar

Sad news for Nardwuar fans from across this nation: it seems CTV has chosen Russell Peters to host this year's Juno Awards show rather than our/Canada's man Nardwuar the Human Serviette.

Despite this sad for the movement to have an exciting and uber-knowledgeable personality host the show, Nardwuar has been bolstered by our support and we're sure he'll manage to show up somehow/somewhere around this year's event!

As the Human Serviette himself puts it:

"Although it is sad I will not get an opportunity to host the Junos, I have had fun fantasizing the past nine months about doing a duet with Celine Dion," says Nardwuar of the snub. "Perhaps my Juno moment will forever remain me getting kicked out of the 1991 Junos in Vancouver.

"I doubt it though, becuase my defining Juno moment has now shifted to the present and the 870 people that have voiced their approval to have me host the Junos in Vancouver. That is a great honour and something I will never forget. I really mean that. Thanks again for the dreams. Keep on rockin' in the free world! Have a good dinner!"

Read the rest of the Chart Attack article here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Early Xmas with Nardwuar!

Hullo their Nardwuarites,

For those of you ready to rock the holiday season out Mint Records is hosting Ridiculously Early Xmas party this year and things kick off with non other than Nardwuar himself. Here's all the details...

It's Mint Records Ridiculously Early Xmas Party....

Nite one: Nardwuar Nite!

The Evaporators
The Pack AD
Thee Goblins
and more!

plus Nardwuar's Video Vault!*

Friday December 5 , 7:05pm
Ukrainian Hall, Vancouver 805 E. Pender (at Hawks)
Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door, available at Zulu, Red Cat, Scratch.
Info? 604 669 6468

presented by CiTR Radio 101.9fm

*Note: In addition to the rawk , Nardwuar of the Evaporators will be showing his "Video Vault" of interviews he has done over the years ! Check out clips of Snoop Doggy Dogg, Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Moore, Marilyn Manson, Henry Rollins, Blur, Vanilla Ice, Iggy Pop and lots more all presented live to you on the big screen. No joke!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Nardwuar Keeps it Indie! (Q&A pt 2)

Over in our Facebook Group we've created a little section where people can ask Nardwuar questions about the Junos and his (destined) part in 2009's ceremony in Vancouver. Below is Nardwuar's response to two independent questions asked by Team Nardwuar member Jacob Pop.

Hullo Jacob! Thank you so much for taking the time to ask a question!

Why do you think the Junos are so important to Canadian Music?

I like the historical aspect of the Junos, especially the pre-1970 era
before the Junos were called the Junos, when they were called the RPM
awards! Some incredible bands won awards such as my favourites, The
British Modbeats:

If you could, what category(s) would you add to the Junos?

I would like to add an "Independant Label Category" where to win a
band has to be on Indie label that is 100% independent. Ie: Not owned
by a major label or distributed by a major label. So many
artists/labels are classified as "Indie," but they still have major
label distribution or have part major label ownership in their
companies. Let's finally have an "Indie" category for the real DIY

Have a question about the Juno's you're just itching to ask Nardwuar? Head on over to the Facebook Group and have at it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

As Nardwuar sees it...

Over in our Facebook Group we've created a little section where people can ask Nardwuar questions about the Junos and his (destined) part in 2009's ceremony in Vancouver. Below is a rollicking response to two questions asked by Team Nardwuar member Robert McGregor.

What are your favourite moments/performances from Juno history?

Thanks for the questions Robert! There really only is one moment of Juno history that I remember and that is of the only Junos I ever attended, which also happened to be the only Juno I got kicked out of! You can actually travel back in time to that very incident by bravely watching this:

Q: If you succeeded in hosting the 2009 Junos, what would your grand entrance consist of?

Since the Junos will be in Vancouver, why not throw in some Vancouver history! I would love to enter on a flaming Chariot pulled by Canada's Metal God (and fellow Vancouverite) Thor, who would then re-enact his legendary appearance on The Merv Griffin show where he used his massive lung power to blow up a hot water bottle:

After the bottle exploded The Evaporators (my band) would launch into our song "Gassy Jack" about Vancouver Pioneer Gassy Jack Deighton!

Just when things seemed like they were wrapping up, I would bring/drag Kim Mitchell and Nelly Furtado out to do "I am a wild Party!"

but not before the Evaporators backed Maestro Fresh Wes on Conductin' Thangs

and got Joey Shithead of DOA to sing some classic "Hardcore 81" with us:

Plus we would have to fit in the Collectors/Chilliwack just for these amazing Vancouver 1960s shots:

But we are out west, and to bring everything back full circle, an ode to the Stampeders (Managed by Mel Shaw, the guy who i was asking a question to when I was kicked out of the Junos in 91) would most definitely be in order.

Gosh, I could come up with a zillion scenarios!

Thanks again for caring! Keep on rawkin in the free world!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ripple Rock Weekend!

What? Did someone say it was Juno Weekend? Sorry, but we couldn't hear you over the blast at Ripple Rock!

Learn more about Ripple Rock here
If you're up Campbell River way, make sure to take part in the festivities.

Monday, March 31, 2008

ChartAttack passes back!

In a classic case of give-and-go*, ChartAttack has linked back to the Facebook group and is encouraging readers to join the ranks in support of the drive to make Nardwuar the '09 Juno Host! Nice play ChartAttack, nice play!

Now that's teamwork. Doot do!

*"The a basic offensive play in which a player simply passes (gives) to a teammate and cuts (goes) to the basket, attempting to break free of his defender and expecting a return pass from his teammate." In our case, ChartAttack came up with the idea, then we took the ball and ran. Funny thing is, along the way we passed it back to a team of over 600 strong (and counting) on Facebook!