21.12.05 - A humble request about info
about requests about info. Or *ooo that hurts my head*
Thought I should mention this. Again ;)
Lots of people are emailing me wanting to know where they
can a) get a CD of the guys material or MP3's b) get a DVD
of a show or c) see them perform or tour.
All this information is contained on the
site somewhere. In various places. Please take a few minutes
to look around the various sections. Folk
Out and Folk On are the best sections
to start if its that kind of information you are after. It'll
be quicker than emailing me and waiting for a reply, honest.
I'm busy with life stuff at the moment, so be kind to me,
and take a look round the site first. Its got a new look,
new information, and more in depth coverage. All there at
And while I am here....if you are celebrating
such things.... Seasons Greetings
and a Happy New Year
And to everyone, everywhere
and Happiness to you and yours
Thanks to everyone who has supported myself
and What The Folk! this year.
01.12.05 - Conchords Tee shirt....
Yes the Conchords finally appear on a tee
shirt. So its not quite 'real' and wearable, but hey its a
Thanks to Don Oskowski who has this cartoon
strip over at Life
On Pause for letting me share this with you. This is part
13, the first Conchords tee appearance. Part 14 is online
now and it looks like our hero does not change his clothes
daily. Lucky for us eh! Personally I am waiting for the Business
Socks strip. Oo err did I just type that out loud?
27.11.05 - New look What The Folk! and
radio show CD news
Happy Birthday to What The Folk!
This little corner of the internet is three years old!
No longer toddling. Anyhoo, by way of celebration, the new
look I have been promising for the last two years is finally
here. Many thanks to Nikky, the unsung heroine who designed
the new look. A big big thank you lady! And thank you to my
Bloke for all his help behind the scenes. Hope those visiting
the site like the new style and added content.
So what's new then? Well, more comprehensive
info on the Conchords and the guys. More MP3's and clips.
A fan section has been added, and the forums have their own
page. The archives have been condensed and there are lyrics
and tabs sections in the Folk Out area. Links have been revamped
and have their own section. And more images added. So just
about everything gets something new. Have a look around and
I hope you enjoy the changes. Any comments to make on the
new look please post them on the site fourms HERE
You'll need to register to post. Only takes a minute though.
And the guys took part in the Q & A
a little while back. You might recall I posted about it back
in October. Read more on it on the Conchords
FAQ page Many thanks to Jemaine, Bret and Brian/Rhys for
taking part. Its also to be found on the forums.
16.10.05 - Q & A here on WTF! with
F o The C
Exclusive news! Cool beans and wootiness!
I am finally able to share my plotting with you all. And yes,
you read that correctly. Flight of The Conchords are going
to brave a Q & A with their fans
Bret and Jemaine (thanks guys) have very
kindly agreed to help me celebrate What The Folk's up and
coming 3rd birthday (yes its been that long) and will answer
some questions posed by fans here on What The Folk
13.10.05 - wtf.net gets a mention and
a clip of the guys for you
In the New
Zealand Listener. OK, so I don't have the actual snippet
to link to or a scan but I am told What The Folk made it onto
one of those 'Websites We Love' lists. Cool beans. Now I have
to start a reciprocal 'Political, cultural and literary life
magazines we love' list! People who read, read this site also
it seems. Thanks to Jemaine for the heads up on this snippet.
Come on you slacker fans reading this down there :p Any one
there finds the lil snippet, send
it in. This week, last weeks, its one of those :)
I uploaded the clip of the Craig Ferguson
TV show the guys were on recently. Bret's sweater gets another
airing. Go download and don't say I never give you anything.
Get the clip HERE
Its been shrunk a bit, but still viewable, looks good when
sized small :) Thanks to Probono for the clip. Goddess status
now attained PB!And can I just say one word "You've shot
(I know its three, but hey, its my site and I'll mistype if
I want to, just I have a thing atm for that gif and wanted
to share it with the world)
9.10.05 - Can't get enough of them it
So much so, that even now people are madly
downloading the tracks I have on the site. Lucky ofr you my
bandwidth has been increased again!
Check out the guys official
site for the odd (and I mean this as in 'occasional' not
odd as in 'weird') news update. People loved the show so much
all they can comment on is Bret's choice of woolly jumper.
All I could think was how nice of him to try to blend with
the background there.
part of the BBC radio showed has aired. Bloody brilliant.
And as much as I loved listening to the guys, much kudos to
Rhys Darby who played their manager Brian Nesbitt. The world
needs to see more of Brian dammit. So I am sharing a pic.
As its radio no one knows what he looks like. So I'll just
give you a hint. Thats him on the left!
2.10.05 - Rolling Stone (and the WTF forum
is back online)
The guys made a half page in the annual
Hot List in Rolling Stone. Anyone who has not seen it, here
it is for you.
Thanks to conchordgirl for sending it in.
I pondered an attempt at a witty comment about the pose Bret
is striking there. For some reason 'What would MacGyver do?'
came into my head. Don't ask. Safer not to. Hope it was a
soft landing anyhoo.
01.10.05 - Of Yoko and vegtable slices....
and half a Tenacious D
Wikipedia has a page on the Conchords
now. I feel this is the opportune moment to introduce you
Wikipedia it ain't. Leave your senses at the home page please.
Read the blurb and start clicking 'Random' in the menu. Much
more fun than reading Wiki IMHO.
Flight of The Conchords got a mention over
at Fader. Apparently when they played the UCB Theatre in Los
Angeles recently, Kyle Gass of Tenacious D was in the audience.
Now I think about it, I see similarities between the two bands.
I mean, both have two band members who sing and play instruments,
are humourous, one lot slightly more attractive (once they
lose the facial hair) and taller .... BTW, Tenacious
D rock! Read more HERE
26.9.05 - Questions! Questions that need
answering. Before I go slightly more insane than I am already
Firstly - America! Yes you lot. Alas I know
of no plans for the guys to tour the US anytime soon. So far
they have tended to play one off gigs, or a run of a few nights
in New York and a couple of other places. Or the odd festival.
Any tour news I shall be sure to put on the site. Watch this
Secondly - That synth guitar thing that
Bret uses in She's So Hot...Boom! Its a Casio
pr0n! A MUST for the complete FoTC altar. Worship at the DG20!
Last but not least, the guys have their
site online finally. Its only taken a few years.
Not long in Conchords world really :) Based on that, don't
expect too much in the way of content right now. Its pretty
much only one page, and the info on it is already out of date.
Ooops. Jemaine tells me they will be adding more to it sometime
in the future, so worth popping back there from time to time.
And an official site is always good to have. And you might
get the "Ee-yor ee-yor ee-yor" train of thought
when you see the site. Jemaine, its a look is all I can say.
As I said below on the page somewhere. we (I can mention no
names here but she spotted it first let me assure you) were
a bit worried about the donkey impersonation. Not *that* worried
but thought it was worth mentioning. Its too good not to really.
22.9.05 - Fate really works! And whats
more its free!
Meaning of life still eludes me but to offset
that I discovered my sanity. Hiding under the sofa. And it
turns out I don't wear glasses. All is vaguely normalish again
in my universe.
Damien emailed in saying some really nice
things about the site. *Sniff* He also mentioned part of his
plans for the weekend. Introducing his friends to the folk
that is Flight of The Conchords. Going to get that sofa sat
on and watching a rerun of HBO I think. Nibbles also? Sounds
good to me. Hopefully more people will laugh. So many of you
have said you want to introduce your mates to the guys and
their comedy. Get others listening. Now you can (again) .....
Due to the huge strain placed on my bandwidth
this month, I had to temporarily take down the MP3's. But
fate (or rather my hosting company) intervened. And increased
my bandwidth... for free! So the mp3's are back. Some of the
tracks are now more recent versions. Taken from the last few
weeks. Business Time and Hiphopapotamus are the newer versions.
Also there is a new version of Think About It not from the
radio show. So no voiceover. Although I love the voiceover
one as Rhys Darby just cracks me up. For that reason I left
it on the site also. Along with the Tour of London.
Its all on the Sound
page for you. Enjoy.
16.9.05 - Conan goodness - Business Time
This is available to download now. Many
thanks to my old partner in crime Iris, over at FigwitLives.
Also there is an interview over on the HBO
site with the guys. Might want to browse it. HBO
Many thanks to all of you who emailed in.
Its been great to know the guys show went over so well. If
I have not replied to you, my apologies. Just so many emails
to get my head round. If I have not replied, I hope, at least
all your questions have been answered on the site somewhere.
Somehow. If not then 42. *ping*
10.9.05 - You like me, you really like
For want of a quote there. People are caning
the old bandwidth the last few days. That America place must
be pretty big and have lots of people in it watching late
night TV is all I can say. For that reason and please don't
be mad, I have taken down the wmv clips on the Sound and Vision
pages for a while. Otherwise all you good people who are right
clicking and saving will crash the site :)
Now for the rest of the news.
Its a busy week for the guys. They played
Bumbershoot and from what I hear sold out all four nights
and kicked arse. Went onto New York and two gigs, with Demitri
Martin opening for them. Can't ask for more really. Without
being greedy. Gothamist,
a site about New York said - Topping Gothamist's short
list of things we can't get enough of are a nice cold Hoegarten,
sample sales and the priceless humor of Flight of the Conchords.
Though billed as a folk-parody duo, their songs have little
to do with the typical issues addressed in folk music...unless
you count their story of Albi, a racist dragon who cries jellybean
tears and teaches us all a real life lesson. [MORE]
In reply, I say Hoegarten? Do they mean
One of the best biers out there. Enjoyed many a Dutch summer
supping on one of those with a slice of lemon squished in....
O yes, news...
I've been somewhat busy with the old eyes
the last few days. Reading lots of emails that came in all
of a sudden out of nowhere. I thought I would share some of
the comments with you. Cause I am the caring sharing (only
not the crumbly fudge) type.
"just watched the guys of HBO, laughing
my ass off, and than ran upstairs to google them (that sounds
odd, doesn't it?)"
"I was watching Conan O'Brian the other
night and I saw the guys perform. I think there comedy is
awsome. I laughed my ass off. This was the first time I've
ever heard them but I hope to hear some more of there work.""Greetings
from the bowels of the U.S.! (Really, it's Georgia but it
looks about the same.) I have just been introduced to the
glory and wonderment that is Flight of the Conchords"
"I wanted to drop you a quick note
and let you know that the guys killed at the Bumbershoot Music
festival in Seattle. I saw them on Sunday and the place was
packed to the gills. I heard that they filled the theater
all four nights, and I'm not surprised; they were funny as
ever. They can take some good-natured ribbing, too, as I found
out when I inadvertently heckled them.""I just saw
these guys (Flight of the Conchord) on HBO. They were as funny
as Monty Python and as musical as Jethro Tull...but in their
One final thing from me here "Ee-yor
ee-yor ee-yor" Jemaine, we (I can mention no names here
but she spotted it first let me assure you) are a bit worried
about the donkey impersonation. More on that another time.
All will be revealed in due course. And yay, Bret shaved.
So said someone. Who is not me. Erm....
4.9.05 - Is your TV tuned in? Turned on?
Plugged in even?
I ask, as this coming Thursday 8th September,
the Conchords are appearing on Late Night with Conan
O Brian on US TV. The NBC schedule page has the
listing. Pretty decent. I wonder what middle America, late
night viewing middle America, will make of two blokes with
strange accents brandishing guitars and singing a bit while
being a bit funny. Or a lot funny. And does the US know who
Rolf Harris is? Cause what with there being two of them....
And Jen, don't panic,am working on a way for you to see the
show :) Won't forget you down there in NZ.
2.9.05 - "Imagine Rolf Harris....
Did you hear it? The sheep was a class act.
O and those other guys also.
of The Conchords radio show finally aired part one last
night on Radio 2. Have to say, I was chortling while listening
but I have enjoyed it more today, giving it a second and third
listening. The humour just grows on you. Like mould, only
funny. And not mould. Well it does me. Rhys Darby deserves
an honourable mention. Kudos to the man for the part of Brian
Nesbitt, FoTC's manager. Genius part.
4.1.05 - You never know
when you might be sat next to.... someone
A few emails dropped in recently. Firstly,
someone sent in a snippet about someone who sat next to someone
on a plane and that *someone* was apparently a 'comedy writer
for NBC who was heading to NZ to script a pilot show for “The
Flight Of the Conchords'. Still with me? Keep up people :>
Anyhoo, the rest of the snippet goes like this - 'I was sitting
next to a comedy writer for NBC who was heading to NZ to script
a pilot show for “The Flight Of the Conchords”.
NBC saw them at the Montreal Comedy Festival and signed them
up. The concept for the show soundedgreat and we had a long
conversation about NZ comedy, culture and how a Kiwi reacts
to arriving in the US.
He had worked on Larry Shandling, NewsRadio
(I loved that show), and recently a US adaptation of “The
Office”. I told him it was one of my favorite shows
and hoped he hadn’t wrecked it! I gave him a list of
my favorite comics/shows and he hadn’t heard of many
(Little Britain, League of Gentlemen, Black Books etc). When
he checks those out will probably wonder what kind of psycho
he was sitting beside!'This news is in a blog. Now, while
I am not a fan of them (some bloggers hotlinking to mp3's
a while back caused the rot to set in) occasionally they turn
up something handy Conchords wise.
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