ductape: For the uneducated, who is Nardwuar, the human serviette? Nardwuar:I am Nardwuar the Human Serviette a 28 year old Canadian teenage zit >loser who likes to put out records, interview people on Radio CiTR fM 101.9, sing in the Evaporators, and eat hamburgers. My great cousin Eric Nesterenko used to play defence for the Chicago Black Hawks and Toronto Maple Leafs. Like you care. ductape: So how did you get into the interviewing/music business? The Evaporators were formed on Feb 20 1986 in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. We debuted at our High School's Variety Night singing The Sonics "Shot Down" and the Cramps "Human Fly". By the way, the Evaporators are John Collins, bass; Dave Carswell, guitar, vocals; Scott Livingstone,drums; and me, Nardwuar, vocals, organ. This line up has been in effect since November 1990 .As for Interviewing... In Sept of 1986, I joined CiTR Radio and finaly got a radio show in Oct 1987. I'll interview anyone! Call 604 822 2487 Fridays 3:30-4:00 (pst). PLease. ductape: You've interviewed everyone from Kurt Cobain, to Lydia Lunch, to Huevos Rancheros...is there any one interview that is a favorite of yours? Ron Jeremy and Tommy Chong. Those guys are hilarious, plus the Poison song "Unskinny Bop" was written about Ron "The Hedgehog" Jeremy so ya gotta love the guy! ductape: Your interviews are published monthly in CHART magazine. How did that happen? They just asked if they could reprint stuff i had done for CiTR's program guide, Discorder Magazine. ductape: Have you ever considered running for Prime Minister? Negative , but along time ago my mom ran for city counciller and lost to the guy who invented Orange Julius! ductape: When you interviewed the Rutles not too long ago, did they try to coerce you into trying tea? No. It was over the phone. However i think Neil Innes ( Ron Nasty) once drank "mushroom tea" with Keith Moon. ductape: How do most people respond when you ask to interview them? I'm banned for doing interviews with anyone on MCA (Universal) Music because I once upset Beck. Warner Brothers won't let me touch any of their artists cause I made Sebastian Bach of Skid Row want to "beat me up for fun". He also stole my toque! ductape: So lets talk about your record label, Nardwuar The Human Serviette Records. How did that start up, and what's new for the label? Since no-one would book our band The Evaporators, I decided to organize some ALL AGES gigs for us to play. After doing shows for a little while, the next logical step was to put out a Compilation Record of my favourite bands. So in 1989 Nardwuar records released "OH God my Mom's on Channel 10!" featuring The Smugglers, The Teen Challengers (Untamed Youth in "disguise"), Headless Horsemen, The Mighty Squirrels, The Enigmas, The Gruesomes and more. The Lp also contained "interview segments" with Jello Biafra, Joey Shithead and Jeff Connoly. Since it's expensive to put out records when you don't sell much, I can basically only afford to put out one record a year. ductape: Your new album with The Evaporators, "United Empire Loyalists" comes with both a CD and an LP. Explain... I just want to show people it's easy and fun to put out records. You don't have to rely on "some guy" to do the "label stuff". Also, with the last two Nardwuar Records releases I've included a FREE CD with every Lp. Yes, when you buy a Vinyl Lp from Nardwuar, you get the CD version free. It's not very expensive to make a CD, like less than a buck, so why not throw in the CD version free as an added bonus! This creates a great scenario: because people who hate vinyl have to buy the vinyl, to get the Cd, and people who hate CD's have to buy the CD to get the vinyl! ductape: You're a massive supporter of Vancouver's Mint Records. HOw did that friendship arise? I met Bill and Randy at CiTR radio. Plus Bill Mint used to play in The Evaporators with Lisa Marr. Hear them together on the tune "Maneaters" locked within the grooves of the United Empire Loyalists Lp! ductape: If there was one adjective you could use to describe yourself, what would it be? I love Cheese. ductape: Who was it that dubbed you "Nardwuar the Human Serviette"? What does the name mean? It's just a dumb stoopid name. Nardwuar=Sting. "Human Serviette" was inspired by the Cramps song "Human Fly". Plus in the USA they don't have "Serviettes" only Napkins. ductape: Has any of this world-wide fame and fortune gone to your head? What world-wide fame and fortune? ductape: What was the first interview you ever conducted? Art Bergmann, when his band , Poisoned, played my High School on Sept 26 1985. ductape: Is it weird for you to be the interviewee? Or are you commonly interviewed by 'zines and radio shows? I rarely get interviewed. It's an honour to be ductapted! ductape: Is there anyone out there who you would love to interview, but haven't yet? Neil Young, so i could quiz him about his first band The Squires, who played outta Winnipeg in the early 1960's and about another band he was in, with Rick James of all people, called The Minah Birds. RICK JAMES and Neil YOUNG together! Weird. Also, Neil, were you really a Reagan supporter in 1980? ductape: Are there any plans for a compilation of all your interviews? No, but check out The Nardwuar Website for a huge "Chunk" of interviews i've done. It's at : http://griffin.multimedia.edu/~cleo/ ductape: It seems that when doing interviews, you always manage to put the interviewee in a very tight situation. Like "Who Is the prime minister of Canada" or something along those lines. Is that something you set out to do? I just like to get information. I love to learn, Like I live in West Vancouver. West Vancouver is a weird place . Kimberly Conrad (who married Hugh Hefner) , Douglas Coupland (that Generation X dude) , and Yvonne Decarlo( of the Munsters) all are from the area. Plus it was West Vancouver where Errol Flynn died of a massive cocaine overdose with a pretty 15 year old male lover by his side! ductape: Any crazy interview stories that you would like to share with the readers? One time backstage at Lollapalooza I saw Jon Bon Jovi! No joke. He was practically crying, and totally depressed that all "these kids out there" had dumped glam metal for punk. Sucker. ductape:And lastly, it would be a great honour if you could end this interview in the same fashion that you end interviews with everyone else. Would that be okay? Doot doola doot doo? Doot doo!