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