Flight of the Conchords Blogger’s Night

“Formerly New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo” is coming to Singapore soon with HBO’s new series launching in September. And a few bloggers were invited down to the HBO Asia office to have a gander around and BOY oh BOY. (@ the HBO people who may be reading my blog, I LOVE TV, am willing to work very hard, will provide entertainment, speak 2 and a half languages, and am going to Uni soon, So if there’re any summer internships available, I will FLY back to work @ your office! Hehe.)

The HBO office as cool as it was; was definately not as cool as watching Flight of the Conchords, one of the first few people in Singapore to catch the 2nd and 3rd Episodes of my favourite thing to come out of New Zealand since … well something Kiwi. The TV shows are a delight at half an hour long and the humour is classically off the wall with a Conchords’ song interspersed into one of their episodes. Their exploits are realistic to some extent but you don’t really have groupies trying to get you in a human sandwich very often. Or your camera phone actually being a film camera being stuck onto the back of a cellphone. These and all such classic elements of Conchord humour really makes this show a rare but awesome find.

A few words about HBO: This first little outreach to bloggers have truly made me optimistic about the future of making use of social media to reach out to your consumers. Because you’re finding the consummate consumers, Mr. Jane Doe and Tom Dick Harry distilled into a media consuming and generally attentive audience. These people will also have their OWN audiences and not surprisingly will spread the good word about your product. I’m just really happy that I’ve had a chance to share an evening with this wonderful group of enthusiastic professionals who really do take pride and joy at doing what they do, and doing it well. Now its time for other companies to realise that this is the way you should be treating your customers! Thanks HBO for making this an Amazing night for us all!


10 thoughts on “Flight of the Conchords Blogger’s Night

  1. agree..that last para made me shed a tear *sniffles* πŸ™‚

    I’m glad we serve as a positive example of the corporate attempts to reach bloggers, and that you guys enjoyed it cos we approached it with 50-50 expectation! my only grouse is – your pics are SO SMALLL. heh last bit..are you sure a law student would wanna come intern with us?!

  2. πŸ™‚ Thanks y’all. Its really something I believe in.

    They’re NOT that small! Lol. I alr uploaded it with a proper reso i thought? Well whatever happens. I’m going to find some way to get it to ya! No worries there…

    LOL I WOULD I WOULD! *unless some other super cool company offers me an internship* I’m a sucker for the media landscape.

  3. Heyo ! You visited my mom’s office ! πŸ˜€ Great movie huh ! She emailed me about you guys and I was soooo super super jealous tht I couldnt meet all of ya . :/

  4. Haha , wish I was there tho , she told me about it after you guys went left th place ! D: And Xiaxue was supposed to be there , but she didnt go in th end . :/

    Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog . (:

  5. Seriously Xiaxue? I am so not enthused la, she’ll probably be super dao. I find it very hard to idolise the first gen bloggers to be honest.

    Lol No worries la. least i could do since you came to mine πŸ˜‰

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