29 March – Carol Brown by Flight of the Conchords

The YouTube algorithm knows me well and, as a result, I get a lot of Flight of the Conchords clips recommended to me. Carol Brown is my favourite of their songs.

There’s lots to like about it. It’s light and sounds sweet but, like all Flight of the Conchords songs, it’s underlaid with constant reminders that the two guys are interchangeably idiots and bad people. I like the classic idea of person’s name with a rhyming reason that their relationship didn’t work. I like that in the show Brett has a weird instrument that translates and transposes the images of himself and Jemaine.

They’re good lads and, while I’m sure there are elements to the show that haven’t aged very well, they have had a serious impact on my little brain

You can listen to Carol Brown by Flight of the Conchords here or watch it in grainy late 2000s/ early 2010s YouTube style here.

29 March – Carol Brown by Flight of the Conchords

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