The folk parody duo scene in New Zealand is pretty competitive. So competitive, in fact, that our 4th most popular folk parody duo had to skip the country to get an audience. All the more reason to belatedly congratulate our resident folk/rock parody half-duo, Jarrod Baker, and his other half-duo, Dave Smith: former winners of the NZ Comedy Guild's Most Offensive Gag Award, and now, winners of the Billy T James Award.
Russell interviewed Dave for PA Radio earlier this week, and, for your Friday slacking-off pleasure, here are their greatest hits on MySpace. My favourite is still "Tony", which in no way reflects on the (spoiler-loaded) Sopranos thread that has kept me distracted throughout the week.
My reason for liking "Tony" is the constipated look that Jarrod does when performing it, which, I feel, really adds a lot of emotional resonance to the song. Though, perhaps, he is drawing it's from the deep symbolism of "The Flange". It's all very deep.
Well there you go. All the Kiwi kids are *giving* it away. Aren't they nice?
Mr Baker has also resumed his regularly NGA gig here, which is more than I can say for my own slack-arsedness. I will endeavour to write a post that doesn't have Deborah Coddington in it next week. D'oh!