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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby mockingbird » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:33 am

LauraK wrote:Is he growing a soul patch? :hrm:

He totally is! And a porn 'stache! :thumb: :lol: He looks great though, Bret too.
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:30 pm

Haha, yep he is. He's one of the very few people who can get away with that type of facial hair in my books. ;)

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Got lots of lovely photos, Just watched the video, freaking out, It's wonderful @brookefraser #proud #curekids #FOTC pic.twitter.com/GzSIwEsw
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Looks like they're really getting into it. Must have been fun. Not long to go now. :)
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Postby Venus » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:48 pm

Cute :)
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NZ Herald:

Red Nose Day: Helping the kids win by a nose
By Scott Kara
5:30 AM Thursday Aug 23, 2012


Flight of the Conchords have written a song just for tomorrow's Red Nose Day special on TV3 and around 30 other Kiwi musicians have added their voices for a good cause.

"When Flight of the Conchords come calling, people jump to it," says Brooke Howard-Smith, the event director of Red Nose Day: Comedy For Cure Kids which screens from 7.30pm. The event will raise money for the Cure Kids charity which funds research into life-threatening childhood diseases.

The musical comedy duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will be joined by Brooke Fraser, Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, and hip-hoppers Savage and PNC, among others in the Kiwi music supergroup.

"It's basically a We Are The World-style song with guest appearances from everybody we could find," says Howard-Smith.

The song will premiere during the four-and-a-half-hour live show, which will be hosted by comedians and 7 Days regulars Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego, and include performances from New Zealand's top comedy talent and pre-recorded footage with everyone from the All Blacks to a special reunion of the cast of Outrageous Fortune.

So it's kind of like a mini-Telethon, although Howard-Smith says the idea of a shorter show with a comic relief focus is based on Britains's Red Nose Day, which raised more than £100 million last year.

"It's a great formula. Telethons are something we remember pretty fondly but replicating them is like covering a Bob Marley song - it's something you probably shouldn't do.

"So this format is so much more today-ish. It's shorter, more entertainment-focused and less whistling tummies," he says referring to an infamous segment during one New Zealand telethon."

Last year Howard-Smith organised Maori Television's Rise Up Christchurch event and found it such an incredible experience he wanted to do a similar project for another worthwhile cause.

He says Cure Kids fit the bill because since being established in 1975 it has invested $29 million into medical research and during that time has helped make many significant breakthroughs.

"In 1980 if your child was diagnosed with A.L.L. [Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia] leukemia, they had around about a 30 per cent chance of survival but now it is up to 90 per cent."

He knows cash is tight for many in New Zealand but during the show they plan to entertain as well as relay the job Cure Kids do in a hope of inspiring people to donate money.

"I know a lot of people are doing it tough, but just realising that there is always someone doing it tougher, that there is always a family dealing with the scariest thing - much more scary than not having enough money - and that's 'will my child make it to another birthday?'

"And the real reason for this, is it's time for the country to have a national day where we all get together.

"I think we miss that national endeavour and hopefully Red Nose Day will be that endeavour where we all spend one day getting together, fundraising, watching the big outcome and knowing we've all had a chance to play a part in it."

What: Red Nose Day: Comedy For Cure Kids, to raise money for childrens charity Cure Kids.

When & where: Tomorrow, 7.30pm until midnight, TV3

What's on: Hosted by Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego, will feature comedians Dai Henwood and Jesse Griffin (aka Wilson Dixon) among others, with appearances by the cast of Outrageous Fortune, who get back together for a reunion, the All Blacks and BMX-riding Olympian Sarah Walker. There will be a break for Red Nose Day specials of shows Would I Lie To You? (9.30pm) and Jono and Ben At Ten (10pm).

LOWDOWN

Look out for: The new Flight of the Conchords song, sung by a supergroup of Kiwi musicians including Brooke Fraser, Dave Dobbyn and Anika Moa.

What is Cure Kids?: Raises funds for medical research into finding cures for diseases affecting children including leukaemia and other cancers, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and asthma.

To donate: Donate $3 by texting CURE to 933. For larger amounts phone 0800 CUREKIDS (0800 2873 5437). Pick up your red nose, and other Cure Kids' merchandise, from Paper Plus, Take Note, Harvey Norman and Pumpkin Patch, Avis or Budget Rent a Car, and Mico Plumbing & Pipelines.

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:59 pm

iTunes link to buy the new song: http://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/feel-i ... d555158144
NZ only to purchase the song but regardless of where you live, you can at least listen to the preview in the iTunes NZ store! :D :supz: :clap:

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Secret Conchords song unveiled tonight
By Rachel Glucina
UPDATED 9:30 AM Friday Aug 24, 2012


Flight of the Conchords will reveal their latest musical tribute on telly tonight. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have written a song for Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids which screens on TV3.

The musical comedy pair have called the song Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That). They finished it during the weekend and filmed the video on Monday, before jetting overseas to other commitments.

Black Eyed Peas writer and producer Printz Board has collaborated on the song, and Che Fu's 6-year-old son Marley wrote the chorus.

The song's lyrics come from primary school children at Clyde Quay School in Wellington and Grey Lynn School in Auckland, who were interviewed by McKenzie and Clement about their feelings on fundraising for the cause.

"The Flight of the Conchords were initially approached to play a small part in the show, much like many others, but they immediately wanted to do more and offered to write the song," said Cure Kids spokeswoman Hayley McLarin. "It is heart-warming and funny. It will make you laugh and cry."

Musicians Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Savage, Elizabeth Marvelly, PNC, Boh Runga, Zowie, Nathan King, Peter Urlich and Brooke Fraser will form a supergroup of sorts to sing Feel Inside. The song will be available on iTunes tonight with a percentage of the money going to the charity.

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Marvelly puts Red Nose on for a song
Sonya Bateson | Friday, August 24, 2012 8:18

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Elizabeth Marvelly recorded a comedy song with Flight of the Conchords duo Bret McKenzie (right) and Jemaine Clement for Red Nose Day.


Elizabeth Marvelly isn't usually associated with comedy, although she will be singing in a comedy act as a fundraiser tonight.

The Rotorua songstress was asked by Cure Kids, a charity which funds research into life-threatening childhood diseases, to participate in recording a comedy song written by the Flight of the Conchords duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, along with a host of other well-known Kiwi musicians.

It will air for the first time on the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids show on TV3 tonight.

Marvelly said a large number of Kiwi musos gathered at Roundhouse studio in Auckland on Monday to record the song and shoot a video clip.

"It was just an awesome day. The song is a lot like We Are The World, it was really cool," she said.

Although raising funds for a serious cause, the song was full of laughs and Marvelly said she couldn't wait for everyone to see it tonight.

"I can't wait for everyone to see some of the footage. Flight of the Conchords were interviewing, they went around and interviewed kids. You know what kids are like, the things they say - we just had a great time. It's always awesome to catch up with all the people in the New Zealand music industry and for such a good cause."

McKenzie and Clement had spent the night before the recording session writing lyrics and Marvelly said they did an "amazing job".

The song will premiere during the four-and-a-half-hour live show, which will be hosted by comedians and 7 Days regulars Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego, and include performances from New Zealand's top comedy talent and pre-recorded footage with everyone from the All Blacks to a special reunion of the cast of Outrageous Fortune.

McKenzie, Clement and Marvelly will be joined by Brooke Fraser, Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, and hip-hoppers Savage and PNC, among others in the Kiwi music supergroup.

Event director Brooke Howard-Smith said the song was basically a We Are The World-style song with guest appearances from "everybody we could find".

She said the show was kind of like a mini-Telethon, although shorter with a comic relief focus.

One hundred per cent of the donations will be invested into medical research into child health.

Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids airs tonight on TV3 from 7.30pm. The song will be available to buy from iTunes after 10pm.

- Additional reporting APNZ

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby LauraK » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:17 am

Sweet! Thanks, Venus!

"We need a million and a hundred ten and twenty one dollars...we need to build a trap so we can catch all the robbers..." :lol: Yep, lyrics straight from kids- I love it! I want to hear all of it... :rock:
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:33 am

Yes, I love the lyrics. It's cute that kids contributed towards the lyrics (including the title!) :lol: :thumb:

Woo, here's the music video! :yay: :supz: :boogie:
http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Red-Nose-Day- ... fault.aspx

And a band meeting with Murray from 07:13 :D
http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Red-Nose-Day- ... fault.aspx

OMG, Bret & Jemaine interviewing the kids from 09:45 is hilarious :roll2: :
http://ondemand.tv3.co.nz/Red-Nose-Day- ... fault.aspx

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I just downloaded 'Feel Inside' on Amplifier so that's an alternative to iTunes for fans outside of NZ :biggrin:

ETA: Red Nose Day was a major success!:

Red Nose Day raises $1.3m for Cure Kids
Saturday, 25 August, 2012 - 01:53

The TV3 comedy event Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids ended at midnight (Friday 24 August) raising a massive $1,302,849 for medical research for New Zealand children.

The total far exceeds Cure Kids’ expectations and the event is being hailed a huge success.

One hundred per cent of every dollar donated by the public will go towards child health research that aims to improve children’s quality of life and prolong their life, while ultimately searching for cures.

The star-studded event featured a song written especially for Red Nose Day by international comedysuperstars Flight of The Conchords, with ‘Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That)’ sung by a cast of many of New Zealand’s singing stars. The song and album went to number one on itunes within 90 minutes of it being unveiled on the show.

And the All Blacks showed a playful side in a series of skits. Cure Kids is the official charity of the NZRU and All Blacks.

CEO of Cure Kids, Vicki Lee, says she simply couldn’t believe how generous New Zealanders were and the calibre of the people involved;

"We are really overwhelmed by the generosity of New Zealanders. Comedy for Cure Kids was a New Zealand first and the donations go significantly beyond our expectations," says Lee.

"You never know which dollar will be the one that helps fund a breakthrough for our precious Kiwichildren. This kind of cash investment will make a tremendous difference."

The event at Q Theatre, organised by Brooke Howard-Smith, was hosted by 7 Days’ stars Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego Henwood and included X-Factor style comedy from The Rock’s Leah Panapa and New Zealand’s Next Top Model host Colin Mathuree-Jeffree, and it was won by The Block’s Mark Richardson. There were also Red Nose Day themed episodes of Would I Lie to You? and Jono and Ben At Ten.

"It’s just amazing seeing so many Kiwis come together to make this show but even more incredible to see everybody joining in and giving on the night," says Howard-Smith.

"So many people made this happen, from all the schools that rolled up their sleeves and fund raised through to the who’s who of comedians and other iconic Kiwis," he says.

"It’s fair to stay that we’re already looking forward to 2014 when Comedy for Cure Kids will be back even bigger and better."

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Postby Nancy » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:45 pm

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Livi » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:05 pm

Yup, this confirms it, kids really should be more involved when it comes to song writing... heh heh so sweet :clap:
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Great H » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:38 am

I thought the song was cute, but after seeing our boys interviewing the kids I think it's amazing!
I laughed my ass off when that little girl mentioned the Muppets and Bret came out with 'there were some great songs eh'? :roll2: And Jemaine arguing the point... :bounce:
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby YisBot » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:48 am

I was really confused about the song the first time I heard it!! I had no idea where they were getting the references from and how it all tied together. The video player on the tv3 website wasn't working for me to see the band meeting and kid interviews but I found a video on YouTube that compiles all the FOTC segments together here and it made a lot more sense!! Watching them talk to the kids was the highlight! I loved when Jemaine started laughing after the girl suggests that they should get people to give them money and then give them some back...but not as much!! SO cute!
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby SheWolf » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:50 pm

YisBot wrote:I was really confused about the song the first time I heard it!! I had no idea where they were getting the references from and how it all tied together. The video player on the tv3 website wasn't working for me to see the band meeting and kid interviews but I found a video on YouTube that compiles all the FOTC segments together here and it made a lot more sense!!
Ditto. The song makes no sense if you haven't seen FOTC interviewing the kids first, which I hadn't, but even after seeing it I maintain that the song is sucky at best & I don't understand the title but whatever. :lol: The TV3 site is problematic. All I got was commercials at first and then I paused at one point and couldn't get the video back & gave up. Thanks for the the YT link.
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:42 am

It does help seeing the interviews with the kids before watching the video. I think it's clever how they put all the kids' ideas together to make it work as a song. I was cracking up so much when that little girl was talking about her mum not wanting anymore kids. :roll2: She's adorable- "That's the collusion". :lol: All the kids were so sweet. I also like how they were trying to get an opinion out of one of the girls about the songs in The Muppets! Well done to everyone involved. Looks set to become a major hit :clap:

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The Dominion Post:

Kids clueless over Conchords
SOPHIE SPEER
CULTURE AND CAPITAL DAY REPORTER
Last updated 05:00 28/08/2012


Despite having a song written about their thoughts and opinions, the Wellington school children featured in Flight of the Conchords' hit charity tune are underwhelmed with the fame they received.

Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement interviewed a group of 5-year-olds and 6-year-olds at Clyde Quay School in Mount Victoria about where money comes from and how to make sick children better. The responses were then used in the Conchords song for Cure Kids, Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That).

The song rocketed to No 1 on iTunes within 90 minutes of release on Friday.

Clyde Quay School new entrants' teacher Kerry Annett says the kids thought the song was pretty funny, but had no idea about who the internationally famous duo were.

She understood the parents of one girl, who told the Conchords her parents had two children and did not want any more - ''My mum always says no, no, no, no more kids'' - had been given a bit of a hard time now the whole world knows their family plans.

Another girl reportedly told the pair exactly how to get into her house, where the spare key was hidden and where their money was kept - thankfully that was edited out of the interview footage, she says.

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Egbert Nobacon » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:27 am

The "better" and "feta" rhyme actually made me cry laughing. :D
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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:08 am

Feel Inside has now reached no.1 in the official NZ charts and has gone platinum! :yay: :clap:
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Conchords conquer music charts
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Last updated 17:54 03/09/2012


New Zealand Idol winner Ben Lummis can't have been referring to his single sales record when he sang They Can't Take That Away because the Flight of the Conchords just did.

The comedy-folk duo's charity song Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That) has debuted at number one on both the official Top 40 Singles and Top 20 NZ Singles charts.

The track has gone platinum, with more than 15,000 copies sold since its debut on the Red Nose Day: Comedy For Cure Kids television special last month.

This means the song has broken the record for the most sales of a single in a week, previously held by Ben Lummis for They Can't Take That Away, which sold 11,987 copies in seven days in 2004.

Feel Inside - written by the Conchords and performed alongside a group of well-known Kiwi musicians, including Brooke Fraser and Savage, and with help from Wellington school children - also became the first digitally-available recording to go gold within 48 hours of its release, selling 7500 copies.

Earlier this afternoon on Twitter, Mr Lummis had guessed that the Conchords' track would outsell his 2004 hit by around 5000 copies.

He seemed unphased by the loss of his title, describing the Conchords' song as "awesome, and for a good cause".

The Red Nose Day television special helped raise more than $1.3 million for the child health research charity Cure Kids.

Feel Inside is retailing for $1.79 on the iTunes store, where it has received an average of five stars from 756 ratings.

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Re: Flight of the Conchords take part in Red Nose Day 2012

Postby Venus » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:31 pm

'Some of the kids were terrified': Conchord doubted charity song would work
7:00 AM Thursday Sep 6, 2012

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Bret McKenzie may have been celebrating the number one success of Flight of the Conchords' charity single Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That) but he admits to having doubts the song would work during its child-inspired creation and all-star recording.

The track has sold more than a platinum-status 15,000 digital copies in its first week, after its launch on the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids TV fundraiser. It's likely to be the biggest New Zealand single in years.

McKenzie and FOTC partner Jemaine Clement based the song's nutty lyrics on interviews with primary school children they did while on their record-breaking homecoming tour in June.

"We talked to kids while we were on tour and we were kind of juggling a busy tour schedule and we would pop into these schools during the day and some of these kids were just terrified and couldn't talk and just started crying," McKenzie told TimeOut. "Every so often you would get a kid who was just a wildcard - perfect. We needed kids who could let their imagination flow."

"We started getting the ones like the girl talking about mining for oil and crystals and gold. Every so often you would be 'perfect - this is going to be great'.

"But I wasn't sure it was going to work until we were halfway through recording. I didn't really know."

McKenzie said despite his worries , the recording session, featuring a vocal tag-team of local pop, rock and hip-hop stars, was memorable. "It was great. It was particularly hilarious watching both Savage and Dave Dobbyn sing about bubbles."

McKenzie is soon to be seen in local big-screen black comedy Two Little Boys, which he shot on a break from writing his Oscar-winning song for The Muppets.

From a script based on a book by Duncan Sarkies - who penned some Flight of the Conchords episodes - and directed by Sarkies' co-writer and brother Robert, the film stars McKenzie as "Nige", a man who accidentally kills a Scandinavian back-packer and turns to his mate Deano for help.

"I read the script in a Harley Davidson themed hotel in Milwaukee when I was on tour with Conchords. I was laughing out loud. I had read a bunch of really bad Hollywood rom-com type films and a bunch of Hollywood comedies that I was going to audition for. But it was just such a contrast to read something I genuinely found funny, that I was just really into being involved."

Two Little Boys opens at local cinemas on September 20.

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