Not Very Boring

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie of the Flight of the Conchords discuss silly songs, the sweet tooth of success and why Australians are always in the cross hairs, with CNN reporter Shanon Cook. Asked whether the pair consider themselves worthy cultural ambassadors for New Zealand, Clement replies: “I think in some ways our characters are typical of New Zealanders. New Zealand has a reputation as being one of the most boring peoples of the world. You don’t know of that?” While McKenzie says: “I think they’re famous for being friendly.” And in an interview with Ok! Magazine, the two ponder their own fame. They say the best way to describe sudden notoriety is like being in one of those terrible naked nightmares. “It depends if you’re feeling cool,” Clement said at a screening party for the second season of the show. “If you’re in a confident mood, then it might be pretty good. If you’re not, then you feel like your fly’s undone.” The second series will screen in New Zealand on Prime later this year.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…