From Zoe Camp at pitchfork.com:
Andrew W.K. has launched what appears to be a new political party, called (of course) “The Party Party.” Today, the musician rolled out a new website and social media accounts for the organization, which he’s framing as “an all-inclusive alternative to the traditional two party model.” He’s also shared a short promotional video detailing his goals of unity and liberation from a two-party political system. Watch it below. In the clip, W.K. claims to have filed the “relevant paperwork with the Secretary of State.” The website further explains that “once we [the Party Party] have the required signatures, we can begin our formal journey into traditional politics.” Potential supporters are invited to sign the petition on the Party Party website. (As NPR points out, it’s unclear whether the Party Party is an elaborate prank or a legitimate political organization.)
This isn’t Andrew W.K’s first foray into the political arena. In 2012, the U.S. Department of State invited the musician to take a trip to Bahrain as a cultural ambassador. The agency subsequently cancelled the visit; W.K. claimed they pulled the plug just hours after he recieved his itinerary. In spite of this, he vowed to “continue partying” and “work everyday to unite our human race through the power of positive partying.”
Is it sad that I really really really hope that this isn’t an April fools joke? I see this kind of as the US’ answer to Jon Gnarr’s “Best Party” in Iceland.
I believe Mr. W.K. supports a 24/7 party system.
I am in favor of the two-party system. One on Friday night, and another on Saturday night.
Happy April Fool’s Day, IPR! (Although as the article notes, this might be legit.)
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