August 20, 2007

Conchords Land in Northeast LA?


LAST MONTH WE CAUGHT Bret and Jermaine, New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-parody duo, arriving for late dinner at Cliff's Edge in Silver Lake. Then, last week in Atwater Village, a demi-spotting by neighborhood informant Swirl Syndicate:
Don't know if you watch Flight of the Conchords, but it's my current No. 1 show...

So, imagine my complete shock when I'm ... at the Atwater library and Bret [on left] walks in with a hipster girl and starts browsing the shelves. They were checking out some videos. (How random, right!?)

He was totally approachable, if not a little skittish...

Just thought I'd forward this so you can add on to the Gilmore Girls tidbits-type thing. (I've seen her over here, too, BTW ... at Kaldi.)
No telling why a New Zealand duo with an HBO show about New York spends so much time in northeast LA. Maybe helping other neighborhood artistes find funnier rhymes for lumps and humps?

10 comments:

Danielle said...

Weird. The other day at Trader Joe's I could have sworn I saw the guy with the glasses but I totally blew it off thinking why would he be here?

Gary said...

I heard Jemaine lives in silverlake.

max, i guess said...

silver lake and atwater village aren't NELA, but that's pretty wonderful news.

Biffles said...

So it's supposed to take place in NY, but the show is filmed here...you don't have to look closely to see that the scenes that aren't shot on a studio mockup of NY are shot outside in L.A.

AVN said...

Some of the external shots, at least are in New York City.

Freya Estreller said...

Bret is everywhere. I saw him two and a half weeks ago at Rudolphos then I saw him a week later in the passenger seat of a car while I was waiting for a friend oustide of the Los Feliz 3...creepy.

Raul! said...

I saw Jemaine earlier this year at the Coffee Table in Eagle Rock. That qualifies as NELA, right?

Jodi said...

My New Favorite Show too. I'm bummed I missed their show at the El Rey. Will have to keep my eyes open around town.

Pudgy Girl said...

Affirmative. Bret lives in Silver Lake and Jermaine lives in West Hollywood. They just moved in this summer and are resting before starting up season 2 of FOTC. I've seen Jermaine at Poubelle in Los Feliz twice already.

Melinda and Marc said...

I saw "Mel" at the Silverlake Trader Joe's. Just last week.
Yeah.