Most Romantic Band You're Not Listening To

flight of the conchords

Flight Of The Conchords will learn you a thing or 2 about romance.

First off, give your funny bone* a hug by watching HBO's Flight Of The Conchords about a New Zealander band called Flight Of The Conchords. It's really funny and you should consider checking yourself if you disagree. The boys Brett McKenzie (pronounced Brit) and Jemaine Clement (there is no 'r' in either his first for last name) make up "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo" If it sounds like a lot, it's because it is. Sometimes they're singing about a racist dragon named Albie and other times they're wondering what was going through David Bowie's head ("Does the space cold do funny things to your nipples, making them all pointy?? Bowie. Do you use your pointy nipples as telescopic antennae transmitting data back to Earth? Data back to Earth d-d-do, d-d-do, do do. I bet you do you freaky old bastard you"). If you don't think David Bowie humor is funny, I'm willing to listen to your point of view but I'd like you to check yourself beforehand.

But mostly these Kiwis are about love, man. While they certainly love each other, their manager (Murray, prisint) and their fan base (the bordering on psychotic Mel), much of their music is about the females. Check out "If You're Into It":

If a dude's willing to go to crazy extremes to make you happy (such as inviting your roommate into a food-laden threesome), then he's a romantic. And if you don't think that a lot of people would love that kind of attention, you best check yourself.

To "The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)":

I've based my adult dating life on the concept that walking on a woman's outside, going halfsies on a cab and buying her a kebab is the best ways to her heart. Also, if a girl's the most beautiful girl in the whole wide room, let her know, guy (chiggity check yourself if you think that's bad advice).

And "Sugar Lumps" to cap it off: 

Sexist? A bit. But the line "Honies try all kinds of tomfoolery to steal a feel of my family jewelry" really strikes a (Con)chord with me, for some reason.

If you've got some weird cable network that doesn't carry Flight Of The Conchords, you should consider Netflix or moving to America. These guys might just save your relationship on their way to being their way to becoming New Zealand's third most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo. Seriously, if you don't give them a chance you should think about checking yourself.

Enjoy the weekend, next time: How To Seduce A Woo Girl. (Please, for your own sake, do something before you wreck yourself, aight?)

*It's called the funny bone because it's at the end of your humerus a homonym of humorous (humourous down under).

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