Saturday, August 16, 2008

putting a wig on you when you're asleep

I distribute the blame evenly amongst the Resident Offspring, Thom Yorke, and John Mutford.

The RO first brought them to my attention a few months back, and then Thom being on the cover of Word caused me to buy a copy, which just happened to have a free cd attached containing one of their songs. This was followed by the RO and John both shaming me into viewing their videos after I mentioned how bizarre they are.

My life has not been quite the same since I started watching Flight of the Conchords videos. And like a virulent disease that spreads quickly from the weak and sickly into the healthy and robust population, I would like to share this infliction with you, my friends, so that we may all die together from splitting our sides. Call it a suicide pact if you must.

Poor RO is quite ill with this condition; she has been giggling quietly to herself and muttering mutha ucker won't sell an apple to a kiwi under her breath for the last couple of days.

So you are forewarned.

I give you Flight of the Conchords:

I could go on, but for the World Health Organization has warned me that I had better stop there.


Karen said...

Best line (other than the whole Mother F*&#er thing): That doesn't mean that I want to bum you. Ah, a classic. I'm sure I've seen these guys on repeats of Just for Laughs.

Did I miss something with the post title though? As a semi-expert in these matters, I wouldn't recommend it. Hilarious as it may be.

Volly said...

I know far too many people whose life seriously parallels "Conchords" songs.

Gifted Typist said...

If you were asked to describe the humour of that show, what would you say?
I'm not sure that "ironic" works. Satire? Dunno. Sitcom? no.
What is it zombie?

mister anchovy said...

Hey, they're pretty good....I liked the first one especially.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I love those dudes.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The post title is an homage to these lyrics, Karen, and to the discussion that ensues at the end of the video clip:
in fact one time when we were touring/
i was really lonely/
and we were sharing that twin room in the hotel/
i put a wig on you, when you were sleeping/
put a wig on you/
you ooooooo/
and i just laid there and spooned you

Jerome claims it never happened.

Hi, Volly, welcome. That would be somewhat disturbing. I hope they at least have some pimpin' bicycles.

Showtunes? Maybe not. I dunno, Gifted, but it would probably have a lot of slashes in it, like self-deprecating/gangsta-folk/musical satire. Or something.

It's surprisingly musical,isn't it, Mister Anchovy? They've got it going on.

They are rapidly becoming favourites of mine too, Dr M. How did I ever live without them?

Dale said...

Britt! Britt! They're pretty hilarious although their live gig showing on the movie network wasn't quite as satisfying as the series is.

Allison said...

I watched them on tv just the other night. Too funny. They remind me a bit of The Lonely Island guys (trio who does the SNL digital shorts). That songs is defintely stuck in my head now. :)

phlegmfatale said...

I fell in love with them when I saw "Business Time."


Karen said...

How did I miss that?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I will have to try to find the series, Dale. I believe it would be worth the search.

Oh yeah, the Lonely Island Guys, they were pretty hilarious too, Al. And if it makes you feel any better, I find myself letting loose with a "Brett, you got it going o-on" periodically too.

They are insanely good, Phlegmfatale! I should have been watching them years ago.

It's the heat, Karen.

mellowlee said...

Here I go again, logging on to a PC with no speakers damnit! I will have to check back later to listen to the vids!!

(Soon as my headache is gone that is... I don't recommed walking in the heat we had yesterday in full zombie makeup. It was a lot of fun, but I am realllly feelin it today!)

Ok, perhaps I should go log on to my mac now so I can check out the vids. I'm just way too curious about them now!

mister anchovy said...

When I watched the videos, they reminded me of someone, but I couldn't think of who... then while I was surfing around the inner-nets a song popped into my head...I don't see her much since she started with horses-I don't see her much since she started to ride.... and it came to me. These guys kinda remind me of Jonathan Richmond, not so much the old Modern Lovers stuff, but more his later acoustic material.

John Mutford said...

I'm honoured to share a sentence (and blame) with the RO and Thom Yorke.

bloody awful poetry said...

How have I not heard of these guys before? What is wrong with me?

Will said...

Oh. Flight of the Conchords. Their songs are fun, but really those guys are just so charming. Love that show. Can't wait for it to come back. The last two episodes of the season are really remarkable.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh man, it would have been a crazy hot day to be a zombie, Mel! I'm sure it was all worth it though.

I can see that completely, Mister A, after having seen Jonathan Richman perform such masterpieces as Dancing at the Lesbian Bar this summer. Good call.

I am sure the honour is all theirs, John.

That was precisely, to the word, the same reaction I had, BAP.

They have become rapid favourites around here, Will, it's actually kind of sad how much we emulate them.