Sunday, October 4, 2009
CiTR (Canadian Independent Thunderbird Radio) is the student radio station from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I recently discovered the podcast of Nardwuar, a CiTR DJ who has hosted his own show there since 1987. It's a mix of indie rock and some of the most entertaining interviews I've ever heard. Nardwuar the Human Serviette (his full name) is a combination rock geek, confrontational interviewer and high-pitched, motor-mouthed hipster--imagine Andy Dick with an extensive musical knowledge. He usually starts each conversation with an off-putting "Who are you?" and ends with "Doo doodle doot doo" to which the interviewee must add the final "doot doo." Listen in amazement to his hilarious interview with Iggy Pop, him attempting to get Lemmy from Motorhead to add the final "doot doo," and getting hung up on by a grumpy Beck. Twenty-two years worth of interviews can be found at Nardwuar's website.