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by chickenkarma » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:23 am


kelly vv wrote:No you totally should! I mentioned the doll and she FREAKED out! She was like "I want to send her stuff, have her contact me!" And we just said how creative you are ;D


aww she's so cute.

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by kvanvalk » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:01 am

haha she said "Oh My God! I am never taking that picture down from my Myspace... well, I might eventually..." it was so cute!

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by shianne517 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:23 am


kelly vv wrote:Jemaine also said "Yeah, we played a really awful gig last night in DC, and this is the same setlist, I hope it's not cursed" - I couldn't tell if he was serious!


I wouldn't say the show was awful. It was fantastic. BUT... there was definitely a weird vibe. I don't know what it was.

I think I feel that way because when I went to their show last year, it was different. I think the audience clicked better with them.

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by drunkagain » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:47 am

I find it highly amusing (and weird) that this reviewer compared the guys to Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. [image]
(I also think Bing may be the best name ever). :P


Conchords Fill Radio City With Droll Songs, Toy Piano: Review
Review by Jeremy Gerard

April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Sporting boxy robot helmets (red eyebrows, bobbing antennae) and silver lame shirts, the pop duo Flight of the Conchords took the vast stage of New York’s Radio City Music Hall last night and launched into their current hit, “Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor).”

An expressive crowd -- every one of the venue’s 6,200 seats was filled, as they will be for an encore performance tonight -- responded to the nerdy New Zealanders with raucous catcalls and applause that rarely let up during the hourlong set.

The Conchords, Jemaine Clement (the one with glasses) and Bret McKenzie (the one with the beard), are rock parodists of the first order. Having just finished their second successful season on HBO, they’ve launched a U.S. tour that began last month in Florida and continues through the end of May. Most of the songs on the brief set list come from the show, in which they play a pair of hapless songwriters struggling to make it in New York City.

The songs have an infectious, improvisational energy as the boys riff on sighting possible girlfriends, Albi the Racist Dragon, or the many things that can, and will, hurt a sensitive fellow’s feelings. A highlight was “The Ballad of Stana,” a pitch-perfect take-off on every Nashville anthem you’ve ever heard.

Funny, Sentimental

The humor is deceptively offhand (younger fans may think of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn; older ones, of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby), the lyrics chaotic yet endearingly sentimental. What’s always evident is the work of two inventive musicians, more skilled than they like to let on.

In addition to playing guitars, they employ a toy piano, electronic keyboards and the amazing Suzuki Omnichord, which is to modern folkies what the autoharp was to their forebears. Sometimes, they were accompanied by a cellist, introduced as Nigel, the New Zealand Philharmonic. It’s all freewheeling fun.

The concert opened with Kristen Schaal, who plays Conchords-worshiping Mel on the show. She proved herself an engaging stand-up comedian, well able to handle a rowdy crowd hungry for other meat. Her mini-plays, about the perils of marijuana and a love-sick mixing spoon, were whip-smart, funny and mercifully brief.

The Flight of the Conchords tour continues tomorrow in Boston, over the weekend in Philadelphia and Cleveland, and elsewhere. Information: http://www.subpop.com/tours/flight_of_the_conchords. Flight of the Conchords CDs, DVDs and other paraphernalia are available at http://flightoftheconchords.shop.musictoday.com. Rating: ***



source: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=ae6PDzX5VwZc&refer=home
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by drunkagain » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:00 am


Flight of the Conchords recap
Posted in Comedy, Own This City, Video of the Day by Jane Borden on April 15th, 2009 at 11:43 am

Things I learned at last night’s Radio City appearance of Flight of the Conchords (followed by a clip from the performance):

Jemaine knew he was playing to New York because he “recognized [us] from Taxi.”

The blue lights throughout the audience were not Radio City’s glow-in-the-dark drink stirrers, but a lot of tiny Jedis who came out for the show.

It is very difficult to trick the JumboTron but, by waving your arm quickly and erratically, due to the slight delay, it is possible. It is not possible, however, to touch the JumboTron version of yourself.

Opening act Kristen Schaal killed.

All of the flashing cameras made Bret feel like he was “going through cyberspace.”

If you scream “Freebird,” Jemaine will say, “You asked for it, dick.” And then they will play about 90 seconds of something that sounds like “Freebird” but isn’t, and they will not be happy about it, and it will end with Jemaine waving his arms at his side and singing, “I’m just out getting the vantage point of a bird, which cannot be contained in any manner.”

Using the screeching elicitations of the girls sitting behind me as an indicator, these guys are the next Beatles.


There's also a video of Robots, here:
http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/tonyblog/2009/04/flight-of-the-conchords-recap/
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by drunkagain » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:50 pm

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by sheila » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:55 pm

they both look great!
bret looks like he's feeling a bit better!
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by nikki78 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:58 pm


sheila wrote:bret looks like he's feeling a bit better!

I was just thinking the same thing. He looks really good. [image]
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by sheila » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:03 pm


nikki78 wrote:
sheila wrote:bret looks like he's feeling a bit better!

I was just thinking the same thing. He looks really good. [image]

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by drunkagain » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:45 pm

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by drunkagain » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:50 pm

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by sheila » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:25 pm

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by gezyka » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:41 pm


drunkagain wrote:Non-cropped version:
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It's that guitar again! :o

But he didn't perform with it...I am so intrigued! [image]

Could there be fruit bowls on the counter? :D
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by drunkagain » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:54 pm

TOO MANY DICKS
Not shot from close up but audio is good- plus more cute dancing and Bret calls someone a mother'ucker around 1:25. :)


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by drunkagain » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:00 pm

OPENING BANTER/HURT FEELINGS
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