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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Decemberists vs Colbert

Thanks to Pandora, discovered The Decemberists a couple of months back. Have been following their music ever since. So recently when they announced their contest Re-animate The Decemberists, I wondered if they got the idea from Stephen Colbert's Green Screen Challenge.

Sure enough, Colbert reached the same conclusion and his counter-idea was hilarious. He wants fans to incorporate his sabre-weilding video into the Decemberists' video. In his words, "Let's see how well they perform their trademark brand of hyper-literate Prague rock when I'm slicing of their legs at the knee. Oh yes, they will feel the pain!".

Of course, the Decemberists lead a Sporting Life, and they gave Colbert a counter-challenge for a guitar solo.

The Decemberists-Colbert Guitar Solo Challenge will take place on December 20th.