COLBERT VS DECEMBERISTS

Stephen Colbert Vs The Decemberists


Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert, the insanely funny host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, is set for a guitar solo battle with The Decemberists' multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk next Wednesday night, December 20th, at 11:30pm ET/PT.

What are we talking about?

Good question.

Those who tune-in to Colbert's show already know, for those who can't afford cable, here's the skinny. On November 29th, Colbert ran a spoof called, "Look Who's Riding My Coattails Now," ripping on The Decemberists mtvU-sponsored "Re-Animate The Decemberists" contest. The basic idea of the contest found The Decemberists in front of a green screen and urged kids around the country to "finish" the band's video. The problem is that Colbert did the same thing a few months earlier, putting himself in front of a green screen asking fans to "finish" his own segment. After learning of The Decemberists contest, Colbert picked up his Star Wars-style light saber and made the following statement:

"Let's see how well they perform their trademark brand of hyper-literate prog-rock when I'm slicing off their legs at the knee. Oh yes. They will feel the pain."

The Decemberists responded to Colbert via Pitchfork and challenged Colbert to a guitar duel.

"Put down the pen, Colbert, and pick up the axe! Let's see what kind of a man you really are, let's SHRED!"

Colbert accepted and the stage is set! Don't miss the showdown!

Check out JamBase's feature/interview with The Decemberists Chris Funk...

[Published on: 12/14/06]

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ashellen Thu 12/14/2006 12:53PM
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ashellen

colbert can rip. kind of a cross between van halen and knopfler. funk better be ready.

Minnow Thu 12/14/2006 04:14PM
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He'll melt your face!!!!!

All Loving Liberal White Guy Thu 12/14/2006 04:16PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

funy stuff

mhardegree Thu 12/14/2006 04:24PM
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Colbert's the man!!

Rinosquad starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/14/2006 07:12PM
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Colbert's guitar is gonna slob yo mama!!!

gkord starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/14/2006 07:35PM
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"I am going to jam out a solo with so many dominant 7ths and ascending pentatonic patterns, it'll make Yngwie Malmsteen sound like Raffi." - Colbert

this should be very funny!

Tristan starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/15/2006 01:47AM
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Tristan

so... its on?

schmidt420 starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/15/2006 08:04AM
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thats insane.

gmoo starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/15/2006 11:58AM
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gmoo

Steven Colbert is really Buckethead in disguise. Herbie the severed head told me. Long live Steagle Cobeagle the Eagle.

beatstock Fri 12/15/2006 12:11PM
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beatstock

it's called a WHAMMY BAR....DEAL WITH IT!!!

UrbanFetch Fri 12/15/2006 03:40PM
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hmmm... if colbert wants to really make a mark, he'd better dip into a little more than dominant 7ths and ascending pentatonic patterns...

lipsey655 Fri 12/15/2006 09:46PM
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anyone know where it will be shown?

Jason Woodside Sat 12/16/2006 01:49PM
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Jason Woodside

ummmmmmm proboably on...oh i dont know.......maybe his TV show?

gkord Sat 12/16/2006 02:46PM
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this Cobbler guy has a T.V. show? when's it on?

shibby420 starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/16/2006 04:34PM
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shibby420

This is going to be awsome!!!!

Melisiciousness starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 12:45AM
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Melisiciousness

This is gonna rock!!!! Check out the Colbert interview with psychedelic author Daniel Pinchbeck online, too!

EVILFUNK starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/19/2006 01:15PM
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EVILFUNK

hey, can anyone provide a link to colbert slamming W on you tube? ...i saw it once and its one of the best peices of culture jamming i have ever seen. this guy was sent from the heavens to save america!!!

thamiz Wed 12/20/2006 03:39AM
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thamiz

Can't wait to listen to Colbert pump out the truth!

Watch out for bears and their evil bear agenda!