I’m so glad people are catching on to how great Nardwuar is. He makes me proud to be Canadian. If you’ve never watched/heard Nardwuar do his thing, you’re in for a treat.
I particularly recommend any of his interviews with Snoop Dogg. Nardwuar has interviewed Snoop 4 times now and the two have a wonderful rapport together. You can check out all their interviews here. Oh, and naturally there’s a picture of Snoop, Nardwuar and Bishop Don Juan on the page. Snoop has a habit of stealing any records Nardwuar brings to an interview.
Here’s Nardwuar’s 2nd interview with Snoop, from 2002:
The video for Korn’s “Twisted Transistor”with Lil’ Jon, David Banner, Xzibit and Snoop subbing in for members of the band, amusingly enough, features a Nardwuar look-a-like getting punched out after asking Snoop (as Munky) if he has an anger management problen. Fast forward to 3:45.
He did an amazing interview with ?uestlove around the time Game Theory came out. I’ve embedded the first part of the four-part interview.
Also: If you’re a fellow Canuck, come see Nardwuar on tour with his band, the Evaporators. If you’re not familiar with their stuff, the Evaporators play goofy, energetic garage-rock. Great stuff. Tour dates below:
Friday Oct 3 – Bar St Laurent 2, Montreal, Quebec (5550 St Laurent ) as part of the Mint Records “Pop Montreal” Showcase w/Pack AD, Buttless Chaps, Wax Mannequin. Evaporators are on at 12 AM.
Sat Oct 4th – Dominion Tavern, Ottawa, ON (33 York Street )
TWO SHOWS! and “Nardwuar’s Video Vault”!
Early show (ALL AGES) Doors open @4pm w/ Garaga and The Visitors
Late show (19+) Doors open @ 9pm w/ Garaga, The Felines
Sun Oct 5 – Trash Palace, Toronto, ON (89-B Niagara Street ) w/ The 3TARDS and The Weirdies plus “Nardwuar’s Video Vault!” 4pm ALL AGES AFTERNOON SHOW Info? firstname.lastname@example.org www.trashpalace.ca. Tickets available at Rotate This and Soundscapes.
Subscribe to his YouTube channel if you’re interested in more. If you enojy these interviews, his website and his YouTube channel has tons of interviews with just about anyone you can think of. All you have to do is dig; trust me, it’s worth it.