21
Jul
08

from flight of the conchords to eagle vs. shark: jemaine clement

flight of the conchords - bret mckenzie and jemaine clement

Flight of the Conchords - Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement

My passion for Flight of the Conchords hit me fast and hit me hard.

Flight of the Conchords is another case of me finding something a little late (literally one day later than when they played in Milwaukee… dammit). Matt (the designer of our logo) clued me into the Conchords, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

In fact, my interest led me to see Eagle vs. Shark – a film starring, among others, Jemaine Clement from the Conchords.

Jemaine Clement is a truly gifted actor, songwriter, musician, comedian and overall performer. And he has that “could watch him eat a bowl of cereal” quality that Jack Black seems to have to a lot of people.

The story is foremost a love story between two “losers,” with a revenge subplot that features Clement’s character seeking to beat up the guy who tortured him all through high school. Here’s the phone call that Clement’s character makes to set up the fight…

Since I was already talking about film today, I figured spread the word about this film, as well (if you hadn’t already seen or heard of it). But I also wanted to point out to you all The Phoenix Foundation, who did much of the music for the film.

The Phoenix Foundation has similarities to Wilco on their country-rock efforts. They created a great backdrop to the road trip portion of the film, as well as some of the more critical moments.

Here’s the video for “Gone Fishing,” from Eagle vs. Shark…

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