My favorite ‘Flight of the Conchords’ songs

I first discovered “the 4th most popular folk comedy duo in New Zealand” through listening to their first studio album on repeat with a friend while we were having a long drive to a cabin trip in 2010.

I later discovered their HBO Television series, and later still, their earlier BBC radio series.


With their HBO live London concert special recently having been released, I decided to make this post, hopefully introducing yet more people to this amazingly funny band.

Here goes!



Robots (The Humans are Dead)

I have always been a big fan of science fiction, so I was pretty predisposed to liking this song.

It is also just very funny.


Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

Rap and hip-hop are clearly not their main musical influences, but they manage to use the styles to great comedic effect in this song.


Tears of a Rapper

While they may not be rappers, don’t say it to their face.

It hurts their feelings when you say they’re not rappers!


I’m Not Crying

They’re not cying…

It’s just been raining….on their face..


The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)

This is an overly specific love song, and a great example of the band’s comedic stylings.


Feel Inside (and stuff like that)

This is one is quite different.

It was made for the New Zealand children’s health research charity Cure Kids, and features many well-known New Zealand singers.

Most interestingly, the lyrics of the song was made mainly by cherry-picking funny answers from the interview with various children that you can see in the middle of that video.


Frodo, Don’t Wear The Ring

Bret McKenzie is actually in the first ‘Lord of the Rings’ film, as the Elven escort Lindir Figwit, later to return in the third film in the series, and in the first Hobbit movie.

And Jemaine Clement voiced Sauron in The Lego Batman Movie!


Inner City Pressure

This series was one of the first things me and my girlfriend bonded over, as we were both big fans when we met.

That fact did a lot to smooth things over after The Comedy Song Debacle.


Issues (Think About It)

Someone needs to tackle the big issues, might as well be FotC.


You Don’t Have To Be A Prostitute

My girlfriend told me early in our relationship that I look a lot like Bret.

Nobody else has been able to see it, but I’ll take the compliment.


Carol Brown

This song is incredibly good, on both a musical and comedic level.

I did not number these, as that would have taken forever to decide upon, but this would have been near the top if I had.


Mutha Uckers

This song would have been very lewd, if not for the fact that the guys are continually censoring themselves as they are singing the song.

Very clever idea for a gag.


A Kiss is Not a Contract

…but it’s very nice.


We’re Both In Love With A Sexy Lady

I just like the beats and jokes in this very much.

I often get it as an earworm, and I don’t mind at all.


Rambling Through The Avenues Of Time

Just a short and sweet one to close us out.


I hope you have enjoyed this, and maybe found a new favorite.

If you liked it, you should check out their show, as it is amazing!


Ten Fun Christmas Songs

Are you tired of the same old Christmas songs on the radio?

I’ve got you covered!

 

 

Chiron Beta Prime – Jonathan Coulton

This song is a cry for help Christmas letter from a family that is being held against their will protected by evil robots giant metal Santa Claus’.

 

Christmas Is Interesting – Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton also gives us this sombre look at everyone’s favorite holiday.

 

Troy & Abed’s Christmas Rap – Community

In this song from the show Community, the Jehovah’s Witness Troy Barnes (played by Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino) hatches a scheme that will let him celebrate Christmas, as it is against his religion to do so.

 

Elves Song – Futurama

In this cheery song from Futurama, all the non-unionized Neptunian elves have to work overtime in order to save Xmas, after Robot Santa gets stuck in the ice.

 

One Christmas At A Time – Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick

Just some good advice, to take one Christmas at a time.

 

That’s What Christmas Is For – Community

Abed’s friends have to save him from the evil wizard shrink by singing about all the joys of Christmas!

‘Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas’ is a very good stop-motion Christmas special in general, it deserves a viewing.

 

This Trinity’s Going To War – Futurama

Robot Santa, Kwanzaabot and The Chanukah Zombie goes to war against some nudist alien scammers who have scammed the entire planet out of the hands of the president of Earth (Richard Nixon’s head in a jar).

 

White Wine In The Sun – Tim Minchin

A sweet song about Christmas and family, made by atheist comedian Tim Minchin.

 

What’s This? – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington (the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town) finds Christmas Town, a Holiday town very different from his own.

 

Woody Allen Jesus – Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin shows us how much the story of Jesus has in common with a the stories we tell today.

 

 

Know of any fun Christmas songs I missed?

Leave me a recommendation in the comments 🙂

 

Growing Up With Spider-Man

During the late 90s, when I was between six and nine years old, I was a giant Spider-Man fan!

I never read any of the comics, I was more into Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck comics when I was little, but I have enjoyed his adventures through other media.

 

I was first introduced to the character through the Norwegian dub of the Fox Kids cartoon.

I used to play with my friends, but instead of Cops & Robbers we’d play as Spider-Man and his villains.

Spider-Man villains are the best in the genre, with only Batman villains coming close, so they were a huge reason for my infatuation with the series.

 

I liked to play as Shocker, due to his cool costume and ability to shoot shock-waves out of his hands. Although I had him confused with Electro for years as a result of his powers being changed from sound based to electrical based in the cartoon for some reason.

 

Later, I fell in love with Sam Raimi’s first two Spider-Man films from 2002 and 2004.

MovieBob’s Really That Good episode about those films thoroughly explains why they are as great as they are.

When I saw Spider-Man 3 in 2007, I was afraid that I had grown out of the franchise, so I was very happy when I later learned that the film was universally despised.

I wonder how many people have thought that they have grown out of something they loved simply because they saw a bad iteration of it.

 

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ film from 2012 and its 2014 sequel did a lot to make me forgive Spider-Man 3.

Spider-Man 3 may have been the worst of the Raimi films, but it was still a film about Spider-Man, not a Sony marketing campaign starring a cool dude dressing up as Spidey on a lark.

 

So after three subpar Spider-movies in a row, it felt amazing to see Peter Parker show up in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in 2016, fighting alongside Iron Man and the other Avengers, back in the nurturing arms of Marvel Studios.

 And then ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ took that ball and ran with it the very next year, and now ‘Homecoming’ is my second favorite Spider-Man film ever, my favorite being Spider-Man 2.

 

This year, Spider-Man played a pivotal role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, next year will have sequels to both ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Homecoming’ with ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ being released, and at the moment I am having a great time playing the new PlayStation 4 Spider-Man game.

It really makes me feel like I’m a friendly neighborhood spiderman, as I swing through New York with ease.

 

And today, 14th of December 2018, the new animated film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is released, and by all accounts I’ve heard so far, it is great.

This is truly a wonderful time to be a Spider-fan!

 

 

I don’t know what it is about Spider-Man that makes me like him so much.

I have a fear of heights (and I don’t much care for speed either), yet I often imagine myself swinging from building to building.

Perhaps, with great imagination comes a loss of anxiety.