You know, I could never reach the kind of fame the Indianstallion has come to achieve. After years of blogging, he has finally arrived.
Anyway, it was nice when Text100/HBO invited the stallion to the preview of Flight of the Conchords. I was the plus one, and yes the invite wasn’t for the fact that I am a music lover like him. He was rubbing it in. This is the kind of life I could have had if I had not been rejecting his advances for the past six years. Getting invites. (As if my job isn’t full of that.)
What was great about this whole outing was the warm soiree. From the tour of the HBO offices, to the food which was specially catered from a NZ restaurant, to a special round of introductions on the staff and PR people who made everyone feel right at home. Oh yes, they have free flow of coke in the fridge. You can’t go wrong with the Minah on that.
So. Err, yeah I was talking about the TV Series which will be aired by HBO on Sept 3rd. To put it in gist, two Kiwi musicians (Bret and Jermaine on guitars and vocals) trying to survive and make it big in
Of course, the main thing about Flight of the Conchords is the music. Like the stallion, I thought this was going to be another Tenacious D, but Flight of the Conchords not only spoofed a particular genre, they simply paid homage to music and that is the beauty of it. From Marvin Gaye, to Pet Shop boys and Bowie, every particular episode will get music fans scrambling to catch the pop culture references. Oh and the fact that everyone just takes the piss out of them being Kiwis. From the Aussie-NZ rivalry to the accents. But I can’t say much cos I’ve only seen three episodes.
I am not writing this because HBO has bribed me with the bottles of wonderful NZ wine, or the free CD enclosed in the media pack (thanks guys!) but because I genuinely love the show. I generally don’t watch TV; I know only few off hand that I really appreciate. So far we’ve got Weeds, Southpark and SATC. Come on, every chick digs that shit. Rarely have I seen an episode that made me tear from so much laughing. (yes, episode 3 is waaay better than 2). So if you ask me to describe the show in short, I have two words and that is bo-liao. (or is that one word?!)
Yes, if you are bo-liao, you love bo-liao people and you make the most bo-liaoness of jokes, this is one show you have to catch.
I'm a fan!
I'm a fan!
EDIT: THIS IS WAY FUNNIER!