WORST MONDAYS: with Nardwuar the Human Serviette

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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