"Decemberists, you walked right into my trap!"

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"Decemberists, you walked right into my trap!"

Postby Moni » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:03 am

This is awesome... what will be next??



STEPHEN COLBERT ACCEPTS THE DECEMBERISTS' COUNTER-COUNTER CHALLENGE
EPIC GUITAR DUEL TO TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 20
ON COMEDY CENTRAL

(New York, NY)  Stephen Colbert, of basic cable television program
"The Colbert Report," has formally accepted a counter-counter
challenge from The Decemberists, setting the stage for an epic battle
on par with Ali vs. Frazier, Scopes v. State and Kramer vs. Kramer.
The winner-take-all guitar duel will take place on Wednesday, December
20th at 11:30 pm ET/PT on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

The first stone was cast on November 29th when Colbert used the debut
of a segment entitled "Look Who's Riding My Coattails Now" to lambaste
the band for their mtvU-sponsored "Re-Animate the Decemberists"
contest (www.mtvu.com/reanimatethedecemberists). For the contest the
band performed new single "O Valencia!" in front of a "green screen"
and asked college students nationwide to create animation for the
video's backdrop. Colbert alleged that the band stole the concept
from a contest he had earlier staged:

"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,"
said Colbert, brandishing a Star Wars-style light saber to underscore
his contentiousness. "Oh yes. They will feel the pain."

The band responded on music website Pitchfork, defending itself of the
charge and upping the stakes with a counter challenge: the
"Decemberists vs. Stephen Colbert Guitar Solo Challenge."

"Put down the pen, Colbert, and pick up the axe! Let's see what kind
of a man you really are," said the band in a statement, adding, for
dramatic effect, "Let's SHRED!"

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/n... ... bert#39928

The story, stick with us here, now picked up by ACTUAL national news
outlets including the Associated Press, led Colbert to accept the
challenge. "Decemberists, I accept your counter-counter challenge,"
he said. "At last we'll see who reigns supreme."

http://tinyurl.com/yj2yfz

Decemberists multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk, anointed as the band's
warrior-incarnate, will now face off with Colbert in a blood-frenzy of
guitar mayhem and pyrotechnics on the December 20 episode of "The
Colbert Report," airing on Comedy Central at 11:30 pm ET/PT (check
local listings). The show will repeat on Thursday, December 21 at
8:30 am, 2:30 pm and 8:30 pm ET/PT and also at www.comedycentral.com.
Two will enter, one will leave.

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:11 am

I am always excited to see The Colbert Report, but this...this is too awesome. I'm so excited! The winners are the viewers!

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Postby bijou » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:37 pm

my theory is colbert even with the small possibility of guitar superiority; would be easily vanquished by the surprise appearance of a bear... anyone got a bear costume??? hehhehehheh (;-D)

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Postby What Pancakes Do » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:05 am

Looking forward to this tonight!

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:22 am

YES! Sing it with me:
Tonight, TO-NIGHT, TOO-NIIIIIIGHT! WOOOAAAAAAAHHHHH OOOOOHH!!

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Postby bijou » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:23 am

i regret to say i will miss this much anticipated battle royale (with cheese)... my gal and i will be on a southbound plane at airtime... i hope to sneak in a little monitor time though, and will try to catch this online... you're all a swell bunch and i hope your holidays treat you so fine with mucho mistletoe moments. (;-D)

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Postby LoveSickJerk » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:57 pm

I made a date out of it with my girl, as we're both desperate for The Decemberists.

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Postby megalies » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:03 pm

yay for online watching. Didn't realise Henry Kissinger could deliver such great rock oneliners.

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Postby bijou » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:52 am

my mom wondered why i was laughing so much at her pc monitor... sooo worth the wait (;-D)

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Postby dianna » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:37 pm

I watched it on TV the day after. It was pretty great.

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Postby kyle_s9 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:23 pm

that guitar colbert had was rediculous lol
poor funk, you should read their latest myspace blog, it's prety funny


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