Monday, June 2, 2008

Funny Shite: Flight of the Conchords

If you've been living under a rock or simply don't tune into Channel Ten at 10pm on Sundays, you might not have seen the hilarious cult US tv show starring "formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo". The Extras-like series, which also aired as a 6-part radio series on BBC 2, follows Jermaine and Brett and their manager, New Zealand senior deputy cultural attache to the US, Murray. They are two talented little Kiwis - the show is witty, dry and the songs are so very, very funny but horribly catchy - they could easily be released by an Idol winner or something and land in the Top Ten. Which says alot about the music industry, but we won't go there. Here's some stuff I copied and pasted from their website:
"A catch 22 type dilemna has struck kiwi band Flight of The Conchords in relation to updating the band news on their website. Members of the band (Jemaine and Bret) have noticed that whenever there are doing things that could be reported on the website, they are too busy to update the website. In addition, whenever the band members have some spare time in which they could update the website, there is usually, as one member put it "nothing going on". As a direct result of this problem The Conchords may resort to manufacturing news stories about themselves to bolster news items in less busy times."
Oh. Anyway here's a clip (below) of the smoothly groovin love song, Business Time. Suddenly, business socks make sense.

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