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BEST FRIDAYS: with Nardwuar the Human Serviette

Posted on June 27, 2008 by

What’s Worst Mondays without a dark and villainous foil? That’s the kind of thinking that forced us to create Best Fridays. So, for all our weekend warrior brethren: Wooooo, T-G-I-F, right? Herein we hope to bookend your awful week by quizzing our previous Worst Mondays candidate about slightly more encouraging things. Every Friday!

Nardwuar in Vancouver with JUICEBOXdotcom contributor, Andrew W.K..

For more on Nardwuar, brush up on your Worst Mondays (and yer CanCon, for that matter). But for those up to speed, here’s more from the man who asked Crispin Glover if he slept in a coffin full of tar:

Best injury
Impetigo — which i felt really embarrassed by until i found out Amy Winehouse had it too. I was lucky, I had it on my belly. She had it on her face!

Best historical figure
‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton, who helped found the city of Vancouver! He got his name not because he farted, but because as a saloon keeper he talked a lot. (See: “Gassy Jack” by the Evaporators).

Best shirt
I borrowed a shirt from my friend Mark Kleiner of The Sister Lovers/Jungle/Mark Kleiner Power Trio. Not just any shirt, but the actual shirt that Peter Tork of the Monkees wore in the movie Head (Mark bought it years earlier at Monkees convention!). The icing on the cake was when I got to wear the shirt when I interviewed Peter Tork at the Skagit Valley County Fair in Mount Vernon, WA, U.S.!!

Best thing to do with $20
Buy this incredible “History of Rap” poster by Kagan McLeod.

Best party trick
My cat likes to lick earwax.

Best monster
Odorous of GWAR.

Best question ever asked of you in an interview. Now answer it:
Q: Did Dave, the guitarist of your band The Evaporators, really have Topper Headon of The Clash’s dad as a Headmaster in Dover, England?

A: Yes!

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WORST MONDAYS: with Nardwuar the Human Serviette

Posted on June 23, 2008 by

At JUICEBOX HQ, we’ve never really had a case of the Mondays because we don’t have real-people jobs. But for those feeling a bit garfield this A.M., feel free to wallow in other people’s most hated things. Every Monday!


Besides being a walking exclamation point with an encyclopedic knowledge of rock ‘n’ roll, Nardwuar is a Canadian cultural institution. Every Friday afternoon since October 1987, he’s been dispensing his weirdo brand of guerilla journalism to listeners of the University of British Columbia’s CITR. The resultant meticulously-researched interviews can be read in Chart, seen on MuchMusic, and listened to (if you don’t live in Vancouver) on CBC Radio 3. And when he’s not making bands and celebz batshit uncomfortable with his arcane knowledge of their pasts, he fronts the Evaporators, one of the best punk rock bands currently making rounds in the Great White North.


He’s played Hip Flip with Jack Layton & Paul Martin, and cut off all his stupid hair in order to confront Jean Chretien at the 1997 APEC conference (the results of which made national headlines). He’s been chased by Quiet Riot, put in a chokehold by Sonic Youth, and had his signature toque yanked off and stolen by an unamused Sebastian Bach. Alice Cooper, Harlan Ellison, Beck, and Slipknot’s #3 (!!!) have all walked out of on him, and once, he asked Mikhail Gorbachev which world leader had the biggest pants. So:

Worst day-job
Construction, I lasted 3 hours.

Worst haircut
My hair looked the worst the day after my friend, yes my friend, fired a Roman Candle at my head on Hallowe’en night 1985. Look closely and you can still see the baldspot.

Worst subculture
People that don’t like the Tomahawk Bbq.

Worst date
July 9, 1999. The Day I ended up in Lions Gate Hospital.

Worst invention
Is still yet to be invented!

Worst purchase
Lunch at an all-you-can-eat buffet in Guatemala.

Worst way to die
Ask the Pleasure Seekers.

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