The always-make-me-smile Flight of the Conchords have released a single to raise money for the New Zealand children’s foundation: www.curekids.org.nz
They need to raise a million and a hundred and ten and twenty-one dollars.
At Cure Kids, our purpose is simple. Every single day, we’re driven to find cures for the life-threatening illnesses that affect many of our children.
Approximately one child in 30 is affected by a genetic malformation; that’s an average of roughly one in every classroom. We’re searching for cures for, among others, childhood leukaemia and other cancers, heart diseases, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and asthma. These cruel conditions and diseases mean children are often robbed of a normal childhood and have to learn far too early in life how to fight to survive.
Actually, its more like the kids wrote the song, which you can see performed at the end of the clip by a whole bunch of NZ artists including: Dave Dobbyn, Brooke Fraser, Boh Runga, Sam Scott, Luke Buda, Savage, Young Sid, Tyree, Deach, PNC, Zowie, Ruby Frost, Kids of 88, Rikki Morris, Moana Maniapoto, Nathan King, Maitereya, Victoria Girling-Butcher, Elizabeth Marvelly, Peter Urlich and Cherie Mathieson.
If you cant see the player above, here is a link to the video.