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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

In the Marmalade Forest, in between the makebelieve trees...

Deadhead Girl and I both enjoy listening to KMTT 103.7 aka The Mountain. DJ Marty Riemer's feature, 5:20 Funny, is an act we try to catch on a daily basis. So, when she telephoned and said “Flight of the Conchords is on demand,” not only did I understand what she was talking about, but I made a point to get my ass over to her place and watch this show.

What, pray tell, is a Flight of the Conchords? The blurb on the home page of fan website, What the Folk!, explains the answer best. Flight of the Conchords (FotC) is, “A musical comedy act who, in their own words, are New Zealand's 4th most popular guitar-based, digi-bongo, acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo.” Hmmm, does that peak your interest in any way?

For almost a year, Riemer has regularly featured FotC’s song Business Time during his show. It started out as an occasional repeat performance on the 5:20 Funny, because listeners loved the song. The response was stellar enough, however, that Riemer now plays Business Time every Wednesday, directly following the 5:20 Funny. When you listen to the song, you’ll get the Wednesday connection immediately. I’ll leave that for you to discover on your own.

Let me tell you, the on demand show is worth catching, if you have access to the appropriate technology. It was very cool to connect a visual with the singers. FotC members, Jemaine Clement (a sexier, hunkier, taller Rick Moranis-type fella) and Bret McKenzie (visualize Billy Boyd as Pippin, but with dark hair), sit on a sparse stage, exchange dry, deadpan conversation and sing. There’s no gimmickry, just them, the tall chairs and acoustic guitars.

The show's play list includes Business Time, along with Jenny, Think about it, Think Think about it, Albi the Racist Dragon, Hiphopapotomus-vs-Rhymenocerous and She’s So Hot…Boom. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole show, and Deadhead Girl was quite close to gushing Mike’s Hard Lemonade (Berry Flavored) from her nose in an untimely laugh/snort approximately half way through the program.

Riemer has his own page on The Mountain’s website. Every evening, he places the featured 5:20 Funny comedian on his page for 24 hours. If you act quickly, you can listen to a FotC song. They were featured last night.


At 12:11 AM, Blogger Pinky said...

I was just introduced to 'Albi' the other night as a new friend was playing songs for me on the guitar, and played that one..I love the marmalade forest...it rocks my world!

At 7:56 AM, Blogger larkin said...

I like dragon tears. They turn into jelly beans.


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