It is currently Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:39 am


Newtown Salad

Conchords news, chit chat, waffle and conversation. Also convo about Bret and Jemaine in Conchords mode

Moderators: SuzyBatt, Venus

Newtown Salad

Postby kellysouthpaw » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:50 am

I found these clips of the guys from 2000 ish. One of their first, if not their first, televised performances. It's really cute - they look so young, and you can tell they're just starting out :) Anyway, it's from a show from Wellington (no longer on the air) called "Newtown Salad"










*Edited by Sherry - YT vid embed put in for all 4 links
Image
User avatar
kellysouthpaw
She's like Switzerland
 
Posts: 3448
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:52 am
Location: In a Cottage Cheese Cottage in Michigan

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby vmh » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:46 pm

Thanks for posting these!

I've seen a few of these before except for Bowie's In Space. And I haven't watched them together as a complete set. They both look so skinny! Bret seemed to exaggerate the lyrics and his facial expressions a bit more back then. I know we all enjoy watching the old videos but I wonder if they ever look back on it and think, "Why, god..why???"
Image
James Bobin: “It’s like a five-year-old and a three-year-old. Jemaine’s the five-year-old, and Bret’s the three-year-old. They’re both wrong, but the five-year-old thinks he’s right.”
User avatar
vmh
A tasty piece of pastry
 
Posts: 3008
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:21 pm
Location: Los Angeles

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby SheWolf » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:57 pm

Yeah these are all on here somewhere. Jemaine looks way skinny. Bret looks 11.
90% evil
ImageImage
User avatar
SheWolf
Boom King!
 
Posts: 7354
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:24 pm
Location: Getting hot by the refrigerator

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby kellysouthpaw » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:42 pm

I tried to look to see if they were posted - maybe I didn't look back far enough? Jem looks much more awkward in front of the camera.
Image
User avatar
kellysouthpaw
She's like Switzerland
 
Posts: 3448
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:52 am
Location: In a Cottage Cheese Cottage in Michigan

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby trefusis » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:54 pm

Aww, kelly - they are cute, aren't they? Bret looks barely legal :worry: (Bet they make the guys cringe a bit, now though :doh: :oops: :lol: )

I'd seen them before, but can't remember whether it was on here or from other internet stalking. But thanks for the reminder about them just now - it's great to see them and contrast with the clips from the current tour :shock: Pretty radically different... but those are still the same guys, all right.
That's the conclusion that I've come to, but...
User avatar
trefusis
Registered Rhymnecologist
 
Posts: 451
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:36 pm
Location: On an island off an island

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby Carol » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:46 pm

Thanks, Kelly! I'd only seen the Bowie one before-so this was a treat, indeed.
My but hasn't their stage presence improved! :)
Image
User avatar
Carol
Registered Rhymnecologist
 
Posts: 446
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:16 pm
Location: between the make-believe trees

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby helgecko » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:23 am

Oh wow :shock:
those videos are amazing! so young! so skinny! :lol:
I actually find them really hard to watch though. I feel like a mum watching their kid perform in front of people for the first time :oops:
It's all about the music.

Image Image Image Image
User avatar
helgecko
David Bowie's nipple antennae
 
Posts: 1486
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:16 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby yvettiefred » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:03 pm

Is the chick they give the Body Shop gift basket to at the end of the third video (Petrov Yeylena and Me) Loren Horsley from Eagle vs Shark??
yvettiefred
Giving the paper to the people
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:12 pm

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby SheWolf » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:19 pm

Yis and the girl with her was in EVS also.
90% evil
ImageImage
User avatar
SheWolf
Boom King!
 
Posts: 7354
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:24 pm
Location: Getting hot by the refrigerator

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby LauraK » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:13 pm

I'd seen them all except Hotties, can't remember where. Thanks for the links, Kelly! These are neat to see......Bret went to town on that kazoo! :)

Jemaine looks the same, just bit more filled-out and those glasses did him no justice at the time. And in Petrov, he sounds like Dracula- I love it!

Bret? Aw, he has such a baby face! He needs the facial hair, imo. But when he's 70 he'll probably only look 40. :D
ImageImage
Friends are the family you choose for yourself.Image
User avatar
LauraK
Boom King!
 
Posts: 9236
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:02 am
Location: MI

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby Carol Brown » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:14 am

I really love how Jemaine just broke out in a grin during funny bits... :lol: It's harder to catch that now, he's far too good at keeping a straight face.
Would you like a little cereal ?
User avatar
Carol Brown
Giving the paper to the people
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:32 am

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby LauraK » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:23 am

That's funny Carol- I just had my husband in here to watch Bowie and show him how young they are here, and we both noticed how much more smiley he was then. :D
ImageImage
Friends are the family you choose for yourself.Image
User avatar
LauraK
Boom King!
 
Posts: 9236
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:02 am
Location: MI

Re: Newtown Salad

Postby helgecko » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:32 am

He is difinately much more did-pan these days.
I like to think he's still just as smiley on the inside though :D
It's all about the music.

Image Image Image Image
User avatar
helgecko
David Bowie's nipple antennae
 
Posts: 1486
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:16 am
Location: Sydney, Australia


Return to Flight of The Conchords

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron