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February 13 - Aro Video

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by boomqueen » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:17 pm

ooooh....i didn't have that pic yet! LOVE IT!
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by Amily » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:16 pm

Thanks for the pic Misty! :)
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by Amily » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:32 am

Moving these here because of duplicate threads. :)


Amily wrote:
Secret Conchords show packs tiny store
By REBECCA QUILLIAM | Wednesday, 13 February 2008
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BUSINESS TIME: Flight of the Concords duo Brett McKenzie, left, and Jermaine Clements entertain a jam-packed Aro Video audience.

The first post-Grammy award concert for New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords was a freebie show at a small Wellington video store that they tried hard to keep a secret.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie entertained hundreds of people at the Aro Street Video Store this morning before signing DVDs and posing for photos.

They began their 15-minute performance with their normal dry humour.

"We headlined for Video Ezy back in the day," Clement said in his trademark flat monotone.

They both then pointed out where people could find different genre movies.

About 100 people crammed into the tiny store, with about twice that number standing outside listening to the show on speakers.

The comedians delighted the crowd by changing some lyrics of their songs and mentioning the video store and what good deals it had to offer.

Owner Andrew Armitage said that considering how popular the pair were they tried to limit crowd size by only advertising the show at 5pm yesterday on an email to their members.

Clement and McKenzie seemed at ease with their fans after the show, joking with them and posing for photos.

As well as DVDs of their Flight of the Conchords show, released today, they signed pretty much anything that was put in front of them including a suitcase, a pie and a guitar belonging to a German band.

The band, Kernspaltung, then responded by singing an impromptu thank you song - in a style reminiscent of the Conchords.

Also in the store today was Loren Horsley, who starred opposite Clement in Taika Waititi's movie Eagle versus Shark, also released on DVD today.

Mr Armitage said he had organised the show a while ago with McKenzie, who was a member at the store, and was thrilled with the turnout.

He said it was a "striking coincidence" both movies were released on the same day.

"I'm so buzzed the stars were aligned," he said.

On Monday the Conchords won a grammy for their album The Distant Future in the best comedy album category.

It was just the latest in a string of successes for the pair whose show The Flight of the Conchords has won acclaim in the US when it was picked up by HBO last year.

The show focuses on Clement and McKenzie as struggling musicians with debatable talent trying to make a living in New York.

Last week the series was nominated for, but missed out on, three awards at the Writers Guild Awards for best comedy series, best new series, and best episodic comedy.

The pair are in Wellington at the moment working on the second Conchords series, which has been delayed due to the three-month-long screenwriters' strike.

-NZPA

Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/4399627a4500.html



hellomyfriend wrote:Random, I know. But I noticed people were having difficulty hearing their Aro Video interview, so I typed it out. The portions I couldn't understand are replaced with: ((...))


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Reporter: ((...)) watching you guys. How did today go?

Bret: It was really fun. Yeah. We signed some very strange items: um, a pair of socks, two pairs of jandals, um, a piggy bank.

Jemaine: Two notes apologizing for students not being at school.

Bret: Hopefully, their teachers, you know, let them off.

Reporter: Was this what you expected? I mean ...

Bret: Um, we've never done a, like, a proper, like, signing before. So didn't really know what it was going to be like. I guess it was kind of--

Jemaine: So no.

Bret: No. It's not what we expected.

Reporter: ((...)) lines out the door. Flattering?

Bret: Well, we picked a very small shop so that we'd look really popular.

Reporter: Uh-huh. Um, you've won the Grammy. We haven't spoken to you since. Been just the--

Jemaine: Have we? Oh my god! Yeah, yeah, no, that's true. We have.

Reporter: Is it going to change you?

Bret: The Grammy? Um, it's going to change, um, my trophy cabinet. Yeah. 'Cause I've got the Wellington Musical Comedy Award in there. The Wellie, which is a golden gumboot. And um, Jemaine and I share--

Jemaine: An actual gumboot, by the way, spray-painted.

Bret: It is an actual gumboot. Yeah. And I've got the, um--I'm looking after the Wellingtonian of the Year Award, at the moment, that Jemaine and I co-share. We get one year each.

Jemaine: That means I get the Emmy, I guess.

Bret: The Emmy?

Jemaine: Oh, the Grammy.

Bret: Whoa! Whoa!

Jemaine: We're getting ahead of ourselves.

Bret: Alright. Optimistic!

Jemaine: Everyone gets them mixed up, including me.

Bret: Yeah. Yeah.

Reporter: Now you have this effect here in Wellington. What's the effect like in the States?

Bret: Um, we haven't been there in a while. We've been--

Jemaine: Yeah, we came around pretty much straight after we finished. So don't know. Good?

Reporter: I mean can you believe ((...)) and why do you think you have such a draw with the ... ?

Jemaine: Bret's looks.

Bret: Um, Jemaine's rapier-sharp wit.

Jemaine: Yeah, I, I ...

Bret: Say something funny. Really funny. That's your cue.

Jemaine: I agree with that.

Bret: Uh, I guess. It's funny. Now that we've got a tv show, we're much more popular than when we were just doing shows--live shows.

Reporter: And is this what being popular means? Signing your life away for two hours?

Jemaine: Yeah.

Bret: What a life.

Jemaine: Isn't any kind of life. ((might be: Is it any kind of life?))

Reporter: And just quickly I have to ask, because everyone keeps saying "Oh, TVNZ, it's your fault. You turned them down."--

Jemaine: Are you guys from TVNZ? Oh, I'm sorry.

Bret: Oh, that's it. Alright.

Jemaine: Sorry.

Bret: Thanks very much. Interview's over.

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Please forgive my errors; the nz accent can be tricky. :)

For the original video, visit the thread in the audio / video section.


pukeko wrote:Kiwi to the rescue. You've got most of it I think but I'll see if there's anything I can add, that reporter was funny, she was obviously nervous at meeting them! Hence the lightning speed of speech. Us kiwis tend to talk fast anyway, but man...

Anyhoo, additions in italics.



hellomyfriend wrote:Random, I know. But I noticed people were having difficulty hearing their Aro Video interview, so I typed it out. The portions I couldn't understand are replaced with: ((...))


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Reporter: I was in store watching you guys, how did your day go?

Bret: It was really fun. Yeah. We signed some very strange items: um, a pair of socks, two pairs of jandals, um, a piggy bank.

Jemaine: Two notes apologizing for students not being at school.

Bret: Hopefully, their teachers, you know, let them off.

Reporter: Was this what you expected? I mean ...

Bret: Um, we've never done a, like, a proper, like, signing before. So didn't really know what it was going to be like. I guess it was kind of--

Jemaine: So no.

Bret: No. It's not what we expected.

Reporter: I mean, there was lines out the door. Flattering?

Bret: Well, we picked a very small shop so that we'd look really popular.

Reporter: Uh-huh. Um, you've won the Grammy. We haven't spoken to you since. Been just the--

Jemaine: Have we? Oh my god! Yeah, yeah, no, that's true. We have.

Reporter: Is it going to change you?

Bret: The Grammy? Um, it's going to change, um, my trophy cabinet. Yeah. 'Cause I've got the Wellington Musical Comedy Award in there. The Wellie, which is a golden gumboot. And um, Jemaine and I share--

Jemaine: An actual gumboot, by the way, spray-painted.

Bret: It is an actual gumboot. Yeah. And I've got the, um--I'm looking after the Wellingtonian of the Year Award, at the moment, that Jemaine and I co-share. We get one year each.

Jemaine: That means I get the Emmy, I guess.

Bret: The Emmy?

Jemaine: Oh, the Grammy.

Bret: Whoa! Whoa!

Jemaine: We're getting ahead of ourselves.

Bret: Alright. Optimistic!

Jemaine: Everyone gets them mixed up, including me.

Bret: Yeah. Yeah.

Reporter: Now you have this effect here in Wellington. What's the effect like in the States?

Bret: Um, we haven't been there in a while. We've been--

Jemaine: Yeah, we came around pretty much straight after we finished. So don't know. Good?

Reporter: I mean can you believe you can draw this many people, I mean why do you think you have such a draw with the ... ?

Jemaine: Bret's looks.

Bret: Um, Jemaine's rapiar-sharp wit.

Jemaine: Yeah, I, I ...

Bret: Say something funny. Really funny. That's your cue.

Jemaine: I agree with that.

Bret: Uh, I guess. It's funny. Now that we've got a tv show, we're much more popular than when we were just doing shows--live shows.

Reporter: And is this what being popular means? Signing your life away for two hours?

Jemaine: Yeah.

Bret: What a life.

Jemaine: Is there any kind of life?

Reporter: And just quickly I have to ask, because everyone keeps saying "Oh, TVNZ, it's your fault. You turned them down."--

Jemaine: Are you guys from TVNZ? Oh, I'm sorry.

Bret: Oh, that's it. Alright.

Jemaine: Sorry.

Bret: Thanks very much. Interview's over.

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Please forgive my errors; the nz accent can be tricky. :)

For the original video, visit the thread in the audio / video section.


If anyone was agonsing over what the reporter or Jemaine was saying then hopefully that cleared it up :)


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by Amily » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:00 pm

Here's the interview some of you were looking for (the one Nik transcipted above). :)



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by emira » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:12 pm

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by SheWolf » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:37 pm

Thanks Ami. I guess the high quality version has disappeared. I can't even remember what site it was on.
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by Amily » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:04 pm


SheWolf wrote:Thanks Ami. I guess the high quality version has disappeared. I can't even remember what site it was on.


No problem. :) (you should probably thank sargifster though :P )

I myself do not recall a high quality version of this interview. I thought the quality was always poor which was why Nikki did the transcript. [image]
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