So I am in a two man comedy band, and we are slowly but surely making a name for ourselves by playing bunches of comedy clubs and winning competitions, doing tapings for Comcast comedy, and what not. Like six or so months ago we wrote a song called "Gaycula" which is a generic western tale about Dracula's gay brother. Now, I had seen Flight of the Conchords in concert and heard Stana which is where I got the inspiration for my song. The riff that is used on the guitar is a generic country/western old timey storytelling riff. When we wrote it, I did not really remember how Stana went, having only seen it live one time. However, having listened to both songs, I am afraid that ours might be too similar and we will be accused of plagarism or something, which is not at all the case. The melodies and lyrics and subjects are completely different, it's just that structurally they are the same, and share the same riff. The majority of people that have heard both don't think that they sound that similar and they think that we're fine, but I just wanted to post it on a Conchords site to see what you guys thought. I'm really afraid that we may have borrowed a bit from their subconsciously, but I don't want it to appear that it's anything more than coincidental, you know? Let me know what you think, you'd be a big help. We've been playing the song frequently and it's been extremely well received so I don't want to have to change it, but we also don't want anyone thinking we are thieves.
Our song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwbJgyOybhU
Theirs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsMnIvJ8 ... re=related
"I get ridiculed all the time. 'Ah, hey! Gingerballs!' you know. It's not just you Bret, it's all the time, and it's not just gingerballs, you know? I get umm.. 'Oh, what are you on your way to the dick meeting?'"
Check out my two man comedy band 'Sponsored By Poverty': http://www.myspace.com/sbpmd
& http://www.soundclick.com/sponsoredbypoverty Yes Bret and Jemaine, we will glady open for you.