April 17 - Boston, MA
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:46 pm
Talk about the Boston show here!
Flight of the Conchords. Yeah those guys. Feel free to discuss them here! Garfunkling!
Health: I'm still concerned about Bret, he sounds fine, but he had an extra water bottle and was really hydrating himself often, and toweling off his face. (He threw it into the front row!!! ) He still looked great on the jumbotron and right in front of me, I just hope he's on the mend.
No. Words.Nancy Hillner wrote: I'll just say some of it had to do with NZ men and scruff and Jemaine rubbing his beard across the mike.
Fashion: Jemmy in white leisure suit, but with a virrryyyy low cut grey tank top underneath, which was viry sixy indeed.
SheWolf wrote:I've never have a problem losing posts. I would check your log in settings. Mine are set to always be on so I guess I never get booted out. But it did used to happen on another board so I got trained to type long posts in word and copy and paste it into the forum.
Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your 'Flight'
Hereâ€™s progress: Flight of the Conchords has gone from New Zealandâ€™s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a cappella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo to Americaâ€™s most popular comedy duo, period.
Last night musical Kiwis Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie - stars of the HBO sitcom â€œFlight of the Conchordsâ€ - filled Agganis Arena. Impressive for two dudes who sing about cruel choirs of ex-girlfriends, David Bowieâ€™s nipple antennae and â€œToo Many Dicks on the Dance Floor.â€
It never ceases to amaze that thousands will pay $40 to hear joke songs theyâ€™ve heard dozens of times already. But with the Conchords it makes way more sense than with Weird Al or the Barenaked Ladies.
First, Jemaine and Bret have got some brilliant stage banter - or, as they called it, â€œprofessional talking.â€ A good chunk of this involved daring the crowd to build human pyramid and then trying to figure out the mathematics of just how to make a human pyramid out of a thousand people - â€œThatâ€™s just some of our math based comedy,â€ quipped Bret. But they also managed to chatter about whalesâ€™ struggles with dialing 911 and the size of the New Zealand Philharmonic, which turned about to be just one guy who backed up the pair on the cello.
But mostly its because their songs - and their quirky, genuine delivery (think of a kinder, gentler Tenacious D) - are so much funnier than other music comedians.
â€œHurt Feelingsâ€ explored how rappers are more sensitive than one might expect - â€œI feel like prize (expletive), no one compliments my casserole,â€ rapped Jemaine. â€œThink About Itâ€ turned a great Marvin Gaye (or Bobby McFerrin) breakdown into hilarious riff on sweatshop sneakers and death by cutlery. And then there was everybodyâ€™s favorite, â€œBusiness Timeâ€: â€œWhen itâ€™s with me you only need about two minutes, â€™cause Iâ€™m so intense/Itâ€™s concentrated, like Tang, you only need a little.â€
Kristen Schaal, who fans of the show know as Conchords stalker-fan Mel, preceded the duo with her own brand of absurdity. She managed to make a one-act play about about a pot and a wooden spoonâ€™s ill-fated love funny, heartbreaking and pretty erotic.