This one goes out to my buddy Ellen Antico. So yeah wow. That was probably the stupidest headline I’ve ever posted on Sick Chirpse, but unbelievably it is actually 100% true. Yeah, for some reason the U.S. government thought that it would be a real good idea to name Andrew W.K. as the ‘Cultural Ambassador To The Middle East.’ I’m not really sure what that means but it sounds pretty important and serious. Andrew W.K. himself offered the following statement on his new position: “This is a tremendous invitation, I’m very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I’ve never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!”
After Andrew W.K. hits up Vice’s 10th birthday party in London on Thursday, he’s going to begin his role as cultural ambassador with a visit to Bahrain where he will visit the University of Bahrain, music venues, elementary schools and more. I’m not sure what else there is to visit in Bahrain but it sounds like he’s going to have a fun trip. I guess I’m also surprised to find out they have music venues in Bahrain because I have never heard of bands doing a tour of Bahrain. Maybe they’ve got some good local bands or something. The purpose of Andrew W.K.’s trip is to promote positive partying and positive power as well as world peace which makes it sound like it’s a really important trip and not just some gimmicky way to promote something – although I’m not really sure what is being promoted here. Except for world peace obviously.
If anyone in Bahrain reads Sick Chirpse, go down and see Andrew W.K. and let us know what he’s doing because this trip sounds like one of the dumbest journeys in history. Hopefully he’ll make a video blog of it or something.