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Andrew W.K. Ready to Party Hard and Premiere Children's Show 'Meet Me at the Reck'

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Jatnna Nunez

Andrew W.K. performs onstage during Skate and Surf Festival in Jackson, New Jersey.

This weekend, eternal party lord and sometime musician Andrew W.K. will begin hosting a children's show on Maker.tv. Set at a Los Angeles recreation center, the six-part web series is called Meet Me at the Reck and seems to follow a Bill Nye the Science Guy–ish approach -- have fun first, ask questions later. It's hardly a surprising move for W.K., who has worn as many different hats as a recording artist can wear since releasing 2001's I Get Wet.  

"I’m really open to anyone being on the show, as long as they’re nice and have something to offer the viewers and it’s something fun," W.K. told Stereogum of the new endeavor, which will feature appearances from Jack Black, NASA scientist Michael Meacham, The Office/Silicon Valley actor Zach Woods, skateboard veteran Eric Koston, and Matt Sweeney, a guitarist who's recorded with Johnny Cash, Cat Power, and Neil Young. "It’s great to be able to learn something while we’re doing all of this. I didn’t really know how to do most of the things we featured on the show until I was taught. That was exciting!"

The new preview clip for Meet Me at the Reck looks like good silly fun -- Sesame Street meets W.K.'s rock 'n' roll, party hard aesthetic: 

W.K. says he watched lots of Disney shows and cartoons as a kid, which helped him prepare for his own kids' show. (Maker.tv is Maker Studios' off-YouTube platform. Maker is owned by Disney.) "I also liked watching lots of game shows," he says. "As far as my part in Meet Me At The Reck, I just did the best I could to be myself -- Andrew W.K. -- and to fulfill the desires of the folks I was working with. Making the show was a deeply enjoyable experience." The show, W.K. says, was made to help kids "think for themselves and to keep an open mind about the world and their own lives, and that it’s good to do what you want and what you’re told. And that having fun and being joyful is OK, even when life is hard. You know, just enjoy life right now and that it’s good if we don’t always think too hard about problems all the time."

In other words: "when it's time to party, we will party hard."

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