Doot Doola Doot Doo…..

     “OH my God!  It’s Nardwuar!
Nardwuar the Human Serviette!
Don’t you know who Nardwuar is?
He’s the biggest freak in the whole of Canada!
He’s like this insane, insane guy.
He’s out of his [expletive deleted] tree!
He’s crazy, but you’d love him.
I can’t explain why!
He’s the biggest freak in the world.
He’s like the Everett True of Vancouver!
You’d love him!”
(Courtney Love)

“You’re funnier than a [even worse expletive deleted] !”
(Snoop Doggy Dogg)

“A National Treasure.”
(Michael Moore)

Happy O Canada Day, everyone !!

But with all due apologetic tips of the ol’ Stetson towards Stompin’ Tom Connors, the Great Wide Northlands now houses an equally brilliant anti-icon against whom such obviously wussy pretenders to the thorn as Stephen Colbert and Ali G most particularly pale so very, very much.

For whether inquiring over the width of Mikhail Gorbachev’s pants, confronting still-dumbest Monkee Peter about toxic tomatoes, or getting extremely jiggy with one of Cynthia’s original Plaster Casts, that truly intrepid reporter-and-then-some Nardwuar (the Human Serviette) has at long last joined the hallowed ranks of Edward R. Murrow, Helen Thomas, and Chuck Barris in the uppermost annals of small-screen journalistic immortality.

Yes, and it’s almost ALL there – five and a half damn hours’ worth! – along with a handy full-colo(u)r Teleguide booklet to boot lovingly all crammed into a deluxe new two-DVD bonanza from those fine folk over at Alternative Tentacles.  Why, you even receive as well actual footage of Nardwuar getting terrifyingly down with his very own garage-bop combo The Evaporators!     

But don’t just take my words for all this:  The Man The Myth The Miracle Himself would also just love to tell us Lost Groovers that, and I do hereby quote, “More DVDs are hopefully coming sometime in soonish!  I have tons of footage to release and if anyone wants a sampling on what that might possibly be unleashed please hop to  www.nardwuar.com

Thanks for your time, keep on rawkin in the free world!  And doot doola doot doo…”
 
To which I can logically only add, “…Doot Doo!

Vancouver 10 Years Ago/Faux Vancouver/ A Night At The Opera DVD

Ai to the yai yai, it’s my first Blog posting! Will it get me work? Is it supposed to be informal? My foot’s asleep so that’s an affirmative sign in regards to my last question.
I reside in Vancouver, BC and often get asked to contribute to a free music rag here called The Nerve, especially lately as they know that I am currently spending my time waiting between employment insurance cheques. The music editor is an exceedingly charming British ex-pat of exceptional taste, which makes it rather difficult to say “No” even when it means “No.” What follows are two reviews that I recently wrote for this publication. The first review of the Queen DVD is self-explanatory (except to say that White Rock is an all too real suburb located just outside Vancouver where Paul Rodgers really does live). The second is a fake review of a non-existent band. In a way this band, Sourkraut Sunset, does exist as they are a glib pastiche of what is currently “hot” in the International Critics’ Corner regarding the Vancouver music scene. Discussion to follow.

Classic Albums: Queen
The Making Of A Night at the Opera DVD
Eagle Rock Entertainment
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