Author Topic: Is Andrew W.K. a Real Person??  (Read 1402 times)

jardison

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Is Andrew W.K. a Real Person??
« on: December 27, 2004, 04:59:00 pm »
I found this on the Andrew W.K. website while trying to find out if what is going on with the Noise Against Facism show.  I am not a huge A.W.K. fan, however what I read is pretty fascinating....What does everyone think?  Read the pasted article...
 
 
 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 After sorting through thousands of emails, letters, and phone calls, we've put together a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions related to the recent "ANDREW W.K.", "STEEV MIKE" and "12/17/04 CONCERT" events.
 
 ***PLEASE NOTE: The information in this "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" is directly related to several specific areas and is NOT representative of the general topic of "ANDREW W.K."***
 
 First, we'd like to use this opportunity to thank all of ANDREW W.K.'s passionate fans. Your support has been overwhelming and has certainly enabled us to always move forward, continue, and progress. Next, we want to assure you that there is no reason to worry - when it comes to A.W.K., you have nothing to fear. Every piece of this process is being handled carefully and completely, and we'll continue to keep you informed as the situation develops.
 
 Lastly, like anyone truly devoted to his or her calling in life, we strive to perform our duties in a highly principled and just manner, and we believe that we produce the finest results possible considering the conditions.
 
 We hope that the following "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" will shed some light on the issues and topics you've been wondering about. Most of all, we hope this will serve as a reassuring disclosure regarding the music we all feel so strongly about. Thank you again for your heartfelt loyalty.
 
 "ANDREW W.K."
 
 
 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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 Q: Where is Andrew W.K.?
 A: "ANDREW W.K." is currently in the process of making the 3rd full length ANDREW W.K. album.
 
 Q: Who is Kristine Williams and why is she writing on the websites?
 A: Kristine Williams has been involved with ANDREW W.K., Inc. and AWKworld.com since the release of the first album, "I GET WET". She has contributed writing, computer design and programming, as well as work in the administrative offices at The Louise Harland Corporation. Kristine Williams has recently been assigned the responsibility of maintaining the website operations. The current situation has made it necessary to have additional specialists, including Kristine Williams operate and oversee the ANDREW W.K. websites.
 
 Q: Is Andrew W.K. dead?
 A: No. "ANDREW W.K." is alive and well.
 
 Q: Who is Steev Mike?
 A: STEEV MIKE is the Executive Producer and Creative Director for the ANDREW W.K. albums "I GET WET" and "THE WOLF". STEEV MIKE's contributions to ANDREW W.K., Inc. and "ANDREW W.K." personally, have proved incredibly effective, and for this reason STEEV MIKE has always been well regarded within the organization.
 
 Q: Are Steev Mike and Andrew W.K. the same person?
 A: No. "ANDREW W.K." and STEEV MIKE are not the same person. In the past "ANDREW W.K." has stated that he used to call himself STEEV MIKE, however this does not indicate that they are in fact the same individual.
 
 Q: Did Steev Mike hack into the Andrew W.K. websites?
 A: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to comment at this time.
 
 Q: Did Steev Mike write all of Andrew's music?
 A: As stated before, STEEV MIKE is the Executive Producer and Creative Director for the "ANDREW W.K." albums "I GET WET" and "THE WOLF". In the music business, individual producers contribute to the making of an album in many different ways. Sometimes producers work very closely with the development and inception of an album, other times their efforts are directed towards the guiding and supervising of the production process. STEEV MIKE's ingenuity will always be respected and highly regarded.
 
 Q: Is someone pretending to be Steev Mike and trying to discredit Andrew?
 A: No.
 
 Q: Do you know if an A.W.K. fan is making all those websites?
 A: There are well over 50 websites registered to ANDREW W.K., Inc. Recently there have been complications with a small handful of these sites, namely www.WeWantFun.com and www.AndrewKW.com. The decision was made to dismantle these and other related sites until further information regarding their malfunction becomes available.
 
 Q: What is The Louise Harland Corporation?
 A: The Louise Harland Corporation is a division of ANDREW W.K., Inc. and is managed by PNFW LLP located in New York City, at 156 West 56th Street, NY, NY, 10019 USA. The Louise Harland Corporation is responsible for many areas of operation within ANDREW W.K., Inc. and "ANDREW W.K.".
 
 Q: Who makes the music and writes the Andrew W.K. songs?
 A: All of the ANDREW W.K. music is administered by ANDREW W.K. MUSIC, Inc., which is part of ANDREW W.K., Inc. The recordings and songs themselves are owned by ANDREW W.K. MUSIC, Inc. and THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP. "ANDREW W.K." performs the vocals in studio recordings and in concert. All songs are made by "ANDREW W.K."
 
 Q: Is it true that Diane Warren is the songwriter for all the A.W.K. music?
 A: As previously stated, ANDREW W.K., Inc. is and always has been solely responsible for all related "ANDREW W.K." output, including but not limited to recorded music, video and television, merchandise, and any other items or productions using the name "ANDREW W.K.". Statements to the contrary are false and should be ignored.
 
 Q: Is it true that someone else "made-up" or "created" Andrew?
 A: ANDREW W.K., Inc. is and always has been solely responsible for all related "ANDREW W.K." output, including but not limited to recorded music, video and television, merchandise, and any other items or productions using the name "ANDREW W.K.". Statements to the contrary are false and should be ignored.
 
 Q: What are all the number codes about?
 A: We urge you to dismiss any sort of "codes" which may have been presented on "ANDREW W.K." websites or other forms of communication including the "(212) 714-4646" telephone number. "ANDREW W.K." has never and will never communicate through "codes" or "coded messages". "ANDREW W.K." prides himself on being honest and straightforward in all his efforts to share information fairly with his fans.
 
 Q: What happened at the concert in New Jersey?
 A: On December 17th, 2004, "ANDREW W.K." was scheduled to headline a sold-out concert at the Rexplex in Elizabeth, New Jersey as part of WSOU Radio's "Holiday Bash". At approximately 11:00PM the concert began and continued through it's full duration - there were no major problems reported and those involved from ANDREW W.K., Inc. and WSOU Radio agreed that the show was a success.
 
 Q: Is it true that there was an Andrew W.K. look a like at the New Jersey show?
 A: Many contradicting statements report that there may have been a person (or persons) dressed in clothing deliberately assembled to replicate "ANDREW W.K.'s" appearance. It is not known whether this was done with malicious intent or simply to pay tribute to the "ANDREW W.K." image. It has been noted that WSOU Radio had several employees dressed as various holiday characters appropriate for the evening's theme. It is largely assumed that the "look-a-likes" were simply "ANDREW W.K." fans, enjoying an opportunity to dress up as "ANDREW W.K.". However it has yet to be confirmed exactly what occurred. We encourage you to ignore further reports unless issued from "ANDREW W.K." or ANDREW W.K., Inc. directly.
 
 Q: Was it really Andrew who was on stage during the show?
 A: Yes. "ANDREW W.K." was on stage for the entirety of the 12/17/04 concert in New Jersey, performing lead vocal and piano, and keyboard parts.
 
 Q: What happened to Andrew after the concert?
 A: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to comment at this time.
 
 Q: Where does Andrew live?
 A: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to comment at this time.
 
 Q: How can I talk to Andrew? How can I meet Andrew?
 A: "ANDREW W.K." is well known for his easily accessible personality. At this time "ANDREW W.K." is unavailable.
 
 Q: I have a plan to help save Andrew. How can I get to him?
 A: "ANDREW W.K." appreciates his fans and friends love and their outpour of devotion and concern. Please be advised that "ANDREW W.K." is not in danger or in need of "help" in any way, nor does he request the assistance of anyone outside of the immediate company. We encourage you to continue your support for "ANDREW W.K." by participating in the music and all that it has to offer.
 
 Q: Is Andrew W.K. actually an actor hired to play a role?
 A: "ANDREW W.K." is dedicated to making the most exciting music possible and committed to providing fans with a truly stimulating experience. Please refer to the article "WHO IS ANDREW W.K.?" for more information.
 
 
 We will continue to update and revise these FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS as needed.

eltee

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Re: Is Andrew W.K. a Real Person??
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 05:06:00 pm »
What's the question?

Justin Tonation

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Re: Is Andrew W.K. a Real Person??
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2004, 12:20:00 am »
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Originally posted by jardison:
  Q: Is it true that Diane Warren is the songwriter for all the A.W.K. music?
 
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 When I first heard AWK (on SNL) I thought his music sounded like Alain Jourgensen had run into David Foster, who is responsible for all manner of bad taste in music and might as well be the male alter-ego of Ms. Warren. The music rocked like hell but it was covered in processed cheese. If not for AWK's shit-eating grin and sincerity I probably would have written it off completely. Good in small doses.
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