This is the song that started it all. ‘Climate Change’ by Australian musical comedy trio Tripod, featuring Felix and Harry from The Cat Empire, performed on the short-lived variety show The Sideshow (hosted by Australian comedy legend Paul McDermott).
I found this clip while I was obsessed with The Cat Empire (aka the best band ever), and I thought it was pretty funny. I then did the natural YouTube thing: I clicked a related link. And another. And another. It was the beginning of a new obsession. An obsession with comedy.
Because of this, Tripod hold a special place in my chuckle-infused heart. I got to see them for the first time this April at the MICF; they performed their epic comedy-musical Tripod versus the Dragon (featuring Elana Stone). I got to meet them afterwards, get a picture and a signed CD, and tell them that they changed my life. It was brilliant.
Also, I just found this. Tripod covers The Cat Empire. Too good!
On a separate note, KT Turnstall posted this on her Twitter: