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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TONIGHT: The Colbert Report Interviews Neil Young, Oct. 14

Full video episode at October 14, 2014 - Neil Young - The Colbert Report - Full Episode | Comedy Central.

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Neil Young & Crazy Host

Neil Young Enlists Stephen Colbert as 'Crazy Host' on 'Colbert Report' | Rolling Stone By Ryan Reed:
"Thank you for dressing up for the occasion," Colbert tells his guest. "Really nice of you for putting on your formal T-shirt." From there, the two engage in a spirited and hilarious liberal-conservative dialogue – first with Colbert calling Young a "hypocrite" for writing a book about cars while claiming to care about the environment. "You're one of these 'Save the Earth' guys, right?" he asks. "You got the T-shirt. Cars! There's a lot of pollution with cars!" But Young fires back by referencing the "green" fuel source ("electricity and cellulosic ethanol") used to power his vehicles. "You caught me right in the middle of driving a 1959 Lincoln from San Francisco to the Tar Sands in Alberta and to New York City without using one drop of gasoline," he says.

Elsewhere, after sneaking in a cheap insult about Young's Canadian heritage, Colbert asks if the rocker wants President Obama impeached for the country's military involvement in Iraq. "I think we should impeach him for fracking," he says. "It's not in the interest of the American people. . . I am part of the free world, and he is the leader of the free world!"

As for the Pono player, Young compares his high-quality music device to the iPod – the latter of which he considers a "bargain" but at the expense of quality. "You get to have millions of songs," he says, "but you just get a tiny little bit of each one." "You don't have to listen," Young says about the Pono. "You feel the music!" (Slow clap for Colbert's follow-up wisecrack.)

Following the interview, the duo teamed up as "Neil Young and Crazy Host" for a comedically modified performance of Young's stunning new track "Who's Gonna Stand Up." In the clip below, the singer performs his environmentally conscious verses ("End fracking now; let's save the water / and build a life for our sons and daughters") with a straight face, while Colbert sings from the perspective of a disinterested conservative caricature. ("I know it feels good to save the Earth / but what if the dolphins attack us first?" goes one line. "Solar power is bound to fail / I say it's time we frack the whales.")

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At 10/14/2014 05:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Neil will be doing storytone with orchestra or solo accoustic at Bridge School benefit Thanks

At 10/15/2014 12:49:00 PM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

God bless Neil Young

At 10/15/2014 01:11:00 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Here's the video of the interview / performance on Colbert:

I'm out of the US right now so the full ep on does not work for me...

Enjoyable videos with Colbert!

At 10/15/2014 08:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Canadian comment was not a knock on Neil's heritage - it was a knock on his full and frequent use of our right to free expression and enjoyment of America's riches, yet never matching that right with the responsiblity of becoming a (dual) citizen, voting, etc. That's why Neil squirmed and tried to avoid responding.

At 10/15/2014 11:19:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Ain't singing with Manson
Ain't singing with Cros
I'm singing Colbert
Makes me bigger than Jaws!

This notes for you!

...AND ME!

Neil is the craziest some bitch out there. He runs circles around them all.

At 10/16/2014 06:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colbert, Stills, Nash & Young 2015 tour.
Tickets go on sale this Friday.

At 10/16/2014 11:54:00 AM, Blogger dickie said...

Takes a very free mind (on the part of the victim) to let yourself get teased and tortured as Neil Young did on this show. Very funny, too.

At 10/16/2014 01:05:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@SONY - so will you be recording your latest lyrics??

@06:37:00 AM - careful now. some may be tempted...

@dickie - well Colbert was rather mild compared to the Howard Stern interview. We found that to be overall disappointing. The Crosby & Manson business was unconscionable, ioho. Neil's silence said it all.

"Wise men speak, because they have something to say.

Fools, because they have to say something."
~~ Plato

At 10/16/2014 03:18:00 PM, Blogger dickie said...

Stern was embarassing, but he's always been a jerk. Graham Nash was nice though, on his show, modest and human. Of course, Sterm could n't resist asking him about his sex life in the sixties and seventies. Mr. Nash remained very polite.

At 10/16/2014 05:35:00 PM, Blogger John EH Connelly said...

231Oh my .... this is so hard to watch . Being mocked on National TV .
Recall as younger man , taking a bus to Saratoga NY in 82 , was blown away by the Shocking Pinks , and thought @ the time , and was inspired by his free spirit .
The free spirit has turned into a snake oil salesman hawking his latest irrelevant music .
Truly so sad to see .
Time to hang up the skates Neil .
Be gracious in your years of sunset and waning moon

At 10/17/2014 04:41:00 PM, Blogger w san jose CA said...

that was a really fun performance. I liked Stepehn's 1 note solo too. love it when Neil doesn't take himself too seriously. Ive said it before. Colbert has the sharpest wit of all the late night guys

At 10/20/2014 09:54:00 AM, Anonymous Brian Nash said...

Am I the only one here who saw the glow on Neil of a person who was smack dab in the middle of falling in love? Looked like that from where I saw watching Colbert.


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