Andrew W.K. Identity-Meme

06.01.2010 Misc #Memetics

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(Youtube DirektWK, via Buzzfeed)

Okay, die 10er werden immer stranger und komischer: Es gibt ein neues Netz-Mem, das behauptet, Andrew WK gäbe es gar nicht, was ihn selber zu obigem Video veranlasst hat und in dem er eine sehr seltsame Stimme hat.

Here is the story, which has been around in various forms since I Get Wet came out in 2001: shadowy figures (we always heard that I Get Wet/Andrew's whole thing was orchestrated by Dave Grohl, but his name has been absent from the more recent conspiracies!) "invented" Andrew W.K., or Andrew W.K. never existed at all, or he used to exist but was at some point (2005) replaced with an actor.

Here is the whole conspiracy. Andrew W.K. is, or was, someone named "Steev Mike," who is or isn't the real Andrew W.K., and who was listed as "Executive Producer" on I Get Wet. Andrew either used to go by the name Steev Mike and no longer does or he never did and Steev Mike is someone else (Grohl?). And then there was a great big switcharoo, and now post-2005 Andrew W.K. is a different dude.

Andrew W.K. and the Problem of Identity, Buzzfeed hat noch eine Tonne weiterer Links zu Andrew WKs Nicht-Existenz und weil's so schön war, hier nochmal sein „Party Hard“-Video und ja, ich mochte sein Album noch bevor es Jackass überhaupt gab.(Google Direkthard)