Tuesday, July 31, 2007

That He's Mad, 'Tis True

"The man that hath no music in himself
Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils."
--From The Merchant of Venice

I previously wrote a farewell to the Sopranos on HBO. Since then, HBO has added two new shows to their line-up which are "John from Cincinatti" & "Flight of the Conchords." "John from Cincinatti" is about a parrotting, bizarre, and prophetic guy supposedly from Cincinatti. The show is as frustrating as it is foul-mouthed and, to me, annoying. I've decided that John is not a prophet, Jesus-figure, or messenger of G.O.D but, merely, an autistic adult who is screwing with a small surfing town and can, subsequently, heal himself. Either way, I don't enjoy being frustrated with dialogue, plot, and strange characters. I also don't enjoy hearing the "f" word used so inappropriately the Sopranos are rolling over in their Sunday-time-slot-graves.

Then, *sigh*, "Flight of the Conchords" redeems my hopes in HBO and their ability to cross the ambiguous cable-television line. Sure, the show is nuts and the lead characters are bizarre New Zealanders, but the Kiwis dont prophesize, they use their dry humor to the utmost, and keep me laughing at their zany antics.

HBO featured the band in a special "Flight of the Conchords" comedy show a year ago. I never forgot that special that I on-demanded one night with friends and, have since, been singing their hilarious songs. Now, all the world can watch the band and bask in the glory of their humorous songs.

Its the whole package; their accents, their mocking of themselves, their hilarious lyrics, and the way they dance. Brett and Jermaine, the main characters and band members are funny and after watching "John from Cincinatti" i need a little humor in my life. The sub-characters, their agent Murray and a few other friends and a stalker-fan, make the show even more bizarre and hilarious. But, the best of it all is when they sing. My words can not demonstrate their humor...so let them do the talking.

"I’m not crying
I’m not crying
It’s just been raining on my face
And if you think you see some tear tracks down my face
Please don’t tell my mates" -Im Not Crying
"Oh my God.
She’s so hot.
She’s so flippin’ hot.
She’s like a curry.
I want to tell her how hot she is, but she’ll think I’m being sexist.
She’s so hot she’s making me sexist.Bitch." She's So Hot - Boom
"I’m the mother flippin’ Rhymenocerous
My beats are fly and the birds are on my back
And I’m horny
I’m horny
If you choose to proceed you will indeed concede
Cos I hit you with my flow
The Wild Rhino Stampede.
I’m not just wild, I’m trained,Domesticated
I was raised by a rapper and rhino that dated
And subsequently procreated
That’s how it goes"

In conclusion, watch this show. Its full-comedy-fun. A little bizarre, but hilarious. Plus, the debate rages over who is cuter Jermaine or Bret.

~The Lady~

1 comment:

Sam Fran said...

i haven't got to read your Blog in a while and, though, you're alcohol and Playboy rant were good, nothing speaks to me like the Flight of the Conchords.

I was racially offended when Bret was kept down by the Indian fruit seller; I was crying when that slut-face tricked Bret into sleeping w. her by saying she was going to Iraq; I felt the pain when Jumaine got jumped and Bret left him to die........David Bowie 1986 comes to my dreams......

Basically I love the COnchords and I love you for preaching it....keep protesting lady.