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Andrew W.k.

Musician, Motivational Speaker

Fi - Hi Podcast Ep 25 : Andrew W.K. on George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue.

Andrew W.K. is a songwriter, music producer, author, motivational speaker, and the self-appointed “King of Partying.”  His 2001 debut album I Get Wet catapulted him into the national spotlight and Bloomsbury published an in-depth study about the album as a part of their immensely popular 33 ⅓ book series.  2009 saw the release of Andrew’s latest album, 55 Cadillac, a collection of spontaneous solo piano improvisations through his own Skyscraper Music and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth’s Ecstatic Peace! Labels.  In 2014, Andrew began writing the weekly advice column Ask Andrew W.K, for the Village Voice and since September of last year, he has written a weekly column for Vice Magazine’s website.  In 2006, Andrew entered the world of motivational speaking with his epic 4 hour lecture at New York University.  In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Andrew embarked on The Power of Partying tour, his first national speaking tour which visited all 50 US states late last year.  Its formal announcement stated, “The tour sees Andrew continuing his eternal mission to defend and promote human joy, and the never-ending collective search to find truth through partying.”  His next album and first book The Party Bible to be published by Simon & Schuster are due later this year.  

Originally aired during Fidelity High Radio on WXNA 101.5 FM Nashville - Sunday, Feburary 5th 2017.

Music Featured in this episode...

George Gershwi - Rhapsody In Blue
Andrew W.K. - Party Hard

 

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