Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Flight of the Conchords - 'Jenny'

I've been thinking about Edinburgh a lot recently. Partly because it's pretty, partly because I'm going there quite soon and haven't thought enough about it probably.

Last time I was there I discovered the lovely Flight of the Conchords, a duo called Bret and Jermaine. Bret was an elf in Lord of the Rings. Jermaine is in the rather wonderful-looking 'Eagle VS Shark' which is coming out soon. They're both in an HBO series about them which is alright, but they're better live. They also did a radio show with Rob Bryden. It worked about as well as Mitch Benn's solo show (ie, fell as flat as flat can be without being any flatter.)

They write very funny, deadpan folk parodies about David Bowie and racist dragons and rappers called Hiphopapotamus v Rhymenocerous and other such things, and my absolute favourite song of all was one about a horrendous bit of mistaken identity complete with falsettos and rhyming. The internet didn't have it for years, but some excellent geeks at What The Folk have put pretty much all their songs online.

You should listen to Jenny now though. I am. Over and over. Like Hot Chip with a sense of humour and a lack of miniature cymbals. AMAZING.

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