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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

An Udder Delight

I've long had a fondness for the music of New Zealand. Bands like The Clean, The Bats, and Tall Dwarfs have brought me much joy over the years. To these names must now be added The New Zealand Dairy Ministries. I don't know when this was recorded, but someone in the ministry thought that songs would be a good way to train farmers how to best take care of their cows. Through the miracle of WFMU, you no longer have to be a Kiwi farmer to enjoy the stirring soulfulness of a song like that holiday classic "Treat Your Teets"; I may never be able to listen to "Jingle Bells" with a straight face again. There's also another amazing cut, sung from the perspective of the cows, "Gentle is the Word for a Happy Herd". There are a bunch of other interesting tracks on WFMU's On the Download page from October; my other favorites are the two cuts of The World's Most Boring Radio Station, a station I listen to regularly.

Posted at 8:24 AM

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oh my god. that is the funniest thing i've heard in a long while. are these spoofs, or genuine songs?

Posted by deb at 11:36 PM, December 15, 2004 [Link]

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