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Colbert has a new book called "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't." So someday I hope maybe you'll sing on our show. .. COLBERT: And then we'll meet in the middle of the room and hug. When that day comes, I sincerely hope there will be room for you and me. I hope someday we get to share more of our lives than just. But for a group of staffers clustered in a narrow office building attached to He's well aware, though, that he's walking a tightrope. The people who tune in to “Late Show” want to hear his take on the headlines, White House, but Colbert's daily p.m. roost is part of the genre's first, most potent wave.
Colbert thinks he can maintain his balance. He comes on after the late local news, the hour most likely to catch the greatest attention. Colbert has made his feelings about the president abundantly clear.
Fallon has added some politics to his monologue, including a heartfelt callout against the recent Charlottesville fracas, and Jimmy Kimmel has challenged Trump voters in no uncertain terms. Colbert, however, does it night after night. His newfound success has lent him confidence to mull recalibrating parts of his show.
Colbert is eager to spark more thoughtful discussions on his stage, perhaps in the back half of the program — after he has led with a better-known celebrity.
Thanks to digital technology, staffers will be able to weave in a few minutes of topical humor each episode, he says. Jim Keats sings the song in the series finale of Ashes to Ashes. A cover of the song plays during the end credits. Footballer Chris Todd plays the role of Thomas and singer Keedie Green set to star in the film Episode 9 of the sixth season of Castletitled "Disciple", He plays the song at the end of the episode as a way of saying that 3XK Jerry Tyson has returned.
The theme returns in episode 14 of season 7, "Resurrection", prefiguring the actions of the return of 3XK and Dr. On the final episode of The Colbert Reportthe song was sung by Stephen Colbert in a more upbeat tempo with members of his family and an assembled crowd of many of his most prominent guests. Take Back The Falls ".
And he said, yeah, people don't ask him much about it but that he was trying when he was younger to try to write Bruce Springsteen songs, and he really, he liked Bruce Springsteen's sound. And he said, but then he eventually stopped doing that because he would try to write these songs like Bruce Springsteen, and he would end up writing things that were a little bit wry, sardonic or even sort of character-based, and they didn't have that sort of sincere, anthemic quality that Bruce Springsteen's songs sometimes has.
And that was - that kind of blew me away because he is describing his relationship to Bruce Springsteen kind of like my relationship to Jon Stewart, and Jon's favorite artist is Bruce Springsteen, and probably my favorite rock artist is Elvis Costello. So there's an odd parallel between Elvis' evolution from what he was trying to do, like Bruce, and my evolution from what I was trying to do when I worked with Jon. That's actually really interesting.
Oh, God, I hope so. My guest is Stephen Colbert. He has a new book called "America Again: Let's get back to part two of my recent interview with Stephen Colbert. This part is about his music life. We asked him to bring some recordings he loves. OK, so let's go another recording, and this is a Ben Folds Five recording and perhaps not coincidentally, he was just on your show. Yeah, he was on my show two nights ago, and I really like Ben Folds. Every night, actually, on my show, just for fun at one of the commercial breaks, we usually play his song "Steven's Last Night in Town.
And I mean, I like a lot of his stuff.
And the lyrics go: You know, I feel like a quote out of context, withholding the rest so I can be for you who you want to see. I got the gesture and sound, got the timing down. Yeah, you'd think it was me.
Do you think I should take a class to lose my Southern accent? Did I make me up or make the face till it stuck? I do the best imitation of myself. And when I first heard the song, it was just a few years ago actually, somehow this song had escaped my notice, I just thought he had written it for me.
But then when I listened to it more, I though it's just a beautiful expression on how we are toward each other as people. We don't think that we are sufficient for each other, that no one wants to know the real me or the whole me.
I just want to give you the part of me that I think you expect to see from me and almost as if that little part of me is more than the whole of me, 'cause I don't want to give you any of the poison, I only want to give you the meat of me. And this constant slight changing of our mask, or as Eliot says in "Prufrock," time to prepare a face for the faces that we meet. I just hadn't heard in a song in the same way as this one.
And I just, I couldn't love this song more. Were you already doing "The Colbert Report" when you heard this? Yeah, I had already done the show for a few years when I heard this song.
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And, I mean, even it says, like, you know: If it's all the same, I have people to entertain. You know, I'll juggle one-handed, do some magic tricks and the best imitation of myself. You could probably do that. I know you could stand on your head.
You know, it's a great song for an entertainer to listen to, but what's beautiful about the song to me is that we all play the entertainer for each other, just some of us do it professionally. And some better than others. Singing I feel like a quote out of context, withholding the rest, so I can be free what you want to see.
I got the gesture and sounds, got the timing down. It's uncanny, yeah, you think it was me. Did I make me up, or make the face till it stuck? The problem-with-you speech you gave me was fine.
I liked the theories about my little stage. And I swore I was listening, but I started drifting around the part about me acting my age. Now if it's all the same, I've people to entertain. I juggle one-handed, do some magic tricks and the best imitation of myself. That's Ben Folds Five, "Best Imitation of Myself," and it's one of the songs Stephen Colbert brought with him today because we asked him to bring a few songs that really mean something to him, and we did that because I really love Stephen Colbert's singing so much.
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So what's some of the music you grew up with in the house, that your parents or older siblings were playing? Well, I'm the youngest of 11 kids. So a lot of the music I listened to was, like, hand-me-down albums from them.
I mean, it was pretty eclectic. It's whatever the older ones left behind: It's - because my eldest brothers and sisters, my brother Ed bought an original 45 of Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock," but my closest brothers and sisters, you know, left behind Cat Stevens' "Tea For the Tillerman.
So basically from the beginning of rock 'n' roll through the, you know, mid-'70s soft-rock, folk, post-folk, Feel Good Festival, I listened to all of it. I don't - I didn't really have a singular music that I listened to. They just, they eclipsed, The Beatles still, they eclipse everything on the musical landscape. It's hard to imagine a band more important than them to me. I don't know musically, but that argument can be made, obviously, but The Beatles were the biggest and most important, but I wasn't, you know, I wasn't sort of slavishly devoted like some people.
Their identity was associated with a single group. Stephen Colbert will be back in the second half of the show. His new book is called "America Again: When I recorded an interview earlier this month with Stephen Colbert, we had more than we could fit into one broadcast, which is why we're getting to hear part two today. And part two is devoted to Colbert's love of music. As his fans know, he often has on music guests, and sometimes even sings with them.
We were all encouraged to sing at all times.
What, around the piano or a guitar? No, just around the house. Just around the house. Nobody in the family played piano or guitar. No one played any musical instruments. As a matter of fact, my sister, my sister Mary beat up my sister Margo one day because Mary had been taking guitar lessons and Margo started playing - running her toes across Mary's guitar. And Mary, Mary beat up Margo. And, like, my brother Billy had to pull Mary off of Margo and say, why did you do that?
Just because she put her toes on your guitar? And Mary said no, because she sounded better than me playing. So when you sang around the house did you sing harmony? And what songs did you sing? No, we didn't sing harmony. Like, we have a few family songs, like, you know, at a drop of a hat, anyone in our family will sing My destiny calls, and I go.
Or we'll sing, you know, we'll sing "Men of Harlech" from the movie "Zulu," which is kind of our family movie. We'll sing, you know, this is what they're singing when the Zulus basically breach the line and kill everybody, and Michael Caine, you know, dies in his movie debut. You know, how does that go? Singing Men of Harlech, stop your dreaming. Can't you hear those - men of Harlech, stop your dreaming. Can't you see their spear points gleaming?
Singing See the warrior banners streaming through this battlefield. At weddings, at family weddings, the men will get on one side of the room and we'll sing "Men of Harlech," and the women will be across the room and do the "Zulu" chant, and they'll attack us.
And then we'll meet in the middle of the room and hug. Now, were you ever in summer camp or anything like that, where you had I mean, I - well, 11 kids, it was always camp.
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So we - I didn't go to camp. I just - I hung around - we lived on a, you know, a street with a dirt road, and it was - we had all the outdoorsy I needed.
Were you ever in a band? I was in two bands. I was in a band in elementary school. I was in a band called Nebula Five, and there were only three of us in Nebula Five. And - because nebula was a cool word and a cool thing. And five, I didn't - we kind of picked five because we thought five was the best number.
It never occurred to