(Topic ID: 197742)

Andrew WK on the appeal of pinball


By fumbleflippers

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Rascal_H
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    #1 2 years ago

    This is the best synopsis of pinball's appeal that I've ever heard. Big ups to everyone involved in the production of this short video.

    #2 2 years ago

    Nice interview.

    #3 2 years ago

    i have always respected that guy's passion. he kind of embodies the very idea of enthusiasm, and that's worth something.

    #5 2 years ago

    Party on Wayne.

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    Never heard of him.

    Me either lol

    #8 2 years ago

    yes yes we are all well aware there are lots of old out of touch dudes who have never heard of him.

    #10 2 years ago

    I love his first 2 albums, but now I don't even know if this is the same person. http://what-happened-to-awk.weebly.com/ It is weird that he only had 2 albums that sounded like "him" and that was like 15 years ago.

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    yes yes we are all well aware there are lots of old out of touch dudes who have never heard of him.

    You of all people are calling someone out of touch? That's pretty funny!

    #12 2 years ago

    Now that's an Ann Arbor kid that grew up with 5-7 arcades right there. He's 4 years younger than me so I had just graduated when he started our smallish high school.
    Always like to see him doing well.

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    You of all people are calling someone out of touch? That's pretty funny!

    yeah i admit i am out of touch with whatever old obsolete dudes are into. maybe you can show me how to connect with moldy middle-aged tastes. can you help me sing along to sweet caroline? i only know the chorus.

    #14 2 years ago

    Never mentioned Pinball Petes? Jack Danger always wears that same ill-fitting Bonobos shirt.

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    yeah i admit i am out of touch with whatever old obsolete dudes are into. maybe you can show me how to connect with moldy middle-aged tastes. can you help me sing along to sweet caroline? i only know the chorus.

    Sure would, if we ever get to meet in person make sure that you remind me and I'll be more than glad to show you.

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    You of all people are calling someone out of touch? That's pretty funny!

    I just googled Andrew WK and I still don't know who the F he is.

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    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    I just googled Andrew WK and I still don't know who the F he is.

    I just listened to his sh*tty music and I'm more glad than ever now that I don't know who he is.

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from jahbarron:

    Never mentioned Pinball Petes? Jack Danger always wears that same ill-fitting Bonobos shirt.

    In reality, I only own about 4 shirts.

    #19 2 years ago
    Quoted from DeadFlip:

    In reality, I only own about 4 shirts.

    But only that one is camera-worthy Andrew WK also always wears the same ill-fitting white t-shirt.

    #20 2 years ago

    Excellent description of pinball

    #21 2 years ago

    Why did I post an Eazy E video in here?
    Because very much like Andrew WK...I like to party.

    #22 2 years ago

    No idea who he is but I like his perspective!

    #23 2 years ago

    Listening to guys like this almost talks me out of pinball. At least not to the point of throwing up though...

    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from Rascal_H:

    » YouTube video

    Sniff. When will real music come back? Been waiting a long time.

    #25 2 years ago

    Andrew W.K. is awesome.

    #26 2 years ago

    He's obviously an intelligent guy who figured out how to be successful in the media while being a smart ass wild man. I like this Freakin guy!

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    I just googled Andrew WK and I still don't know who the F he is.

    This is all you need to know:

    I never knew girls existed like you
    But now that I do
    I'd really like to get to know you
    The girl's too young
    She don't need any better
    It's all coming back
    I can feel it
    The girl's too young
    She don't know any better
    It's all coming back
    I can feel it

    [Chorus:]
    She is beautiful
    She is beautiful
    She is beautiful
    She is beautiful
    The girl is beautiful

    You're giving me moves and hits from all sides
    And when you're hittin' like that, you melt my eyes
    The girl's too young
    She don't need any better
    It's all coming back
    I can feel it
    The girl's too young
    She don't know any better
    It's all coming back
    I can feel it

    And though I never know you
    I look at your face
    To tell you that I love you
    Don't know what to say
    You're everything I got, you beautiful girl
    The only thing I live for in the whole wide world

    [Chorus:]
    She is beautiful
    She is beautiful
    She is beautiful
    She is beautiful
    The girl is beautiful

    I ain't got nothing to lose (Nothing to lose)
    Going to throw it away
    And talk to you
    (She looks good)
    She looks good
    (And it's true)
    And it's true
    The girl is beautiful
    She is beautiful

    I ain't got nothing to lose (Nothing to lose)
    Only living one time
    And I want you
    (She looks good)
    She looks good
    (And it's true)
    And it's true

    I ain't got nothing to lose (Nothing to lose)
    And I'll never forget
    When I saw you
    (She looks good)
    She looks good
    (And it's true)
    And it's true
    The girl is beautiful
    She is beautiful

    ===========

    The brilliance of the song is that he writes it as an older guy smitten with the most beautiful girl he's ever seen.

    He's trying to bolster his confidence by telling himself that she's too young to know any better.

    He tries to convince himself that he can feel his mojo coming back.

    By the end of the song he has his confidence up enough to "throw it all away" and actually try to talk to the chick.

    Great songwriting from the perspective of a middle school boy trapped in a mans body.

    #28 2 years ago

    The OP posted a fantastic video by someone who seems quite intelligent, well-spoken and seriously pumped about the hobby we all love. The only response is to applaud them both

    Thanks for posting OP!

    The negative comments really back up what many people say about what pinside often degrades into. If you can't applaud someone who loves pinball and wants to share it with the world then what do you applaud?

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from spinal:

    The negative comments really back up what many people say about what pinside often degrades into. If you can't applaud someone who loves pinball and wants to share it with the world then what do you applaud?

    Then there are always the negative comments about those that might see things a little differently and may not be impressed by how somebody else shows his enthusiasm for all the world to see.

    #30 2 years ago

    Positive and energetic - hard to go wrong when you hold those two cards in your hand.

    Love that song:

    Cool interview too.

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from spinal:

    The negative comments really back up what many people say about what pinside often degrades into. If you can't applaud someone who loves pinball and wants to share it with the world then what do you applaud?

    There could be a Pinside thread about Stern giving 100 pins away to children's hospitals, and 95% of the following posts would be:

    They should give away 200 pins, for the price they are charging the rest of us.

    Kids will be pissed when there is a bubble in their decal.

    Will Stern be replacing any playfields with ghosting?

    Does anyone else think that this is inappropriate with JT having worked at Stern???

    It's a trick! Gary only cares about making a profit.

    When is Stern going to do an original theme for those kids?

    If Gary really cared about kids, he'd stop using all that photoshop clip art.

    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    I just googled Andrew WK and I still don't know who the F he is.

    Rock musician.
    Classically trained pianist.
    Hosted a tv show on Cartoon
    Network.
    Public speaker.

    No idea how you could have googled that wrong

    #33 2 years ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    Rock musician.
    Classically trained pianist.
    Hosted a tv show on Cartoon
    Network.
    Public speaker.
    No idea how you could have googled that wrong

    Practical answer.
    Username checks out.

    #34 2 years ago

    At least he's putting it out there. And getting chicks if that's what he wants.

    #35 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Then there are always the negative comments about those that might see things a little differently and may not be impressed by how somebody else shows his enthusiasm for all the world to see.

    Fair enough, you're entitled to your opinion. To me that video was just so positive about our hobby that I guess I was just surprised at the negative responses.

    #36 2 years ago

    Andrew is a killer act to witness live ..

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from fumbleflippers:

    This is the best synopsis of pinball's appeal that I've ever heard. Big ups to everyone involved in the production of this short video.

    It is? WTF is he babbling about?
    "like drinking a milkshake in mechanical form"?
    never heard of him and I don't want to ever again.

    #38 2 years ago

    I get the pinball enthusiasm.
    I don't get the hospital orderly uniform.

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    Rock musician.
    Classically trained pianist.
    Hosted a tv show on Cartoon
    Network.
    Public speaker.
    No idea how you could have googled that wrong

    What I meant was that if I don't know someone "supposably" famous and I google them, it usually triggers an "oh yeah, he is that guy from that thing" response in my brain. Everything that came up on him did not trigger anything in my brain. I have never heard of him or any of the things he has done.

    #40 2 years ago

    He's never heard of you either.

    #41 2 years ago
    Quoted from Rascal_H:

    He's never heard of you either.

    How do you know for sure? Did you ask him? I'm kind of a big deal.

    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    How do you know for sure? Did you ask him? I'm kind of a big deal.

    He googled you and everything that came up on you did not trigger anything in his brain.

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