Sunday, 01 June 2008 |
K L Poore
Comedy in music is a dicey proposition at best and in general I’m not a big fan. When I was a kid I’d laugh at Ray Stevens but I outgrew that as quickly as I was able. I thought “Basketball Jones” was funny but I then again I was young and liked silly voices. Weird Al? I get more laughs from a Toby Keith record. So why in the world would I fall in love with music from a TV show about a rap/funk acoustic duo fresh off the plane from New Zealand? Like all matters of the heart (and sense of humor, for that matter), it’s mostly unexplainable, so I love Flight of the Conchords.
Full disclosure dictates I tell you that Flight of the Conchords is one of the few television shows I look forward to each week. It’s ...
Friday, 01 February 2008 |
K L Poore
I don’t know about you but I love surprises. Not the “massive rain and wind storm blew out my plate glass window” kind (you can probably guess why I chose that) but those of the “I would have never guessed how much I’d love that music” type. Once (Music From the Motion Picture) is an example of a delicious, unexpected, heart- and mind-expanding, type two surprise.
When my other half informed me we were going to watch a movie she’d heard about, “a love story where the people sing their own songs,” I instantly looked for something that needed fixing around the house. It’s not that I don’t enjoy watching movies with her (I absolutely do), or that I don’t like love stories (I’m a sentimental sap), but the thought of actors singing songs they’d written, well … see, you’re having ...