Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's like a geek threesome

Stephen Colbert, Canadian super-prog group Rush, and my inner geek, all together.

I'm sending this out to Billy Pilgrim, who is having a rough time of it. Music and laughter may not solve your problems, but they at least ease the pain. One of the interview questions in particular made me laugh hysterically:

Have you ever written a song so epic that by the end of the song you were actually being influenced by yourself in the beginning of the song?

Also, instead of Colbert's theme song, they played Rush's "Limelight" over the opening credits, which explains the start of the following segment...



18 comments:

Jennifer said...

Have you ever written a song so epic that by the end of the song you were actually being influenced by yourself in the beginning of the song?

That is priceless.

billy pilgrim said...

wait..... THAT was Rush?


ummmm.... I might have been talking about someone different.

Von said...

This is A W E S O M E!!! I was pretty pumped when I heard about this. God bless Stephen Colbert, my future ex-husband. Wrist Strong!

Churlita said...

I've always wondered what a geek threesome looked like. I though it would be more like Brando playing Guitar Hero with Rush and Stephen Colbert.

Mendacious D said...

But who would play which instruments????

These are important things, to a geek.

rotten mcdonald said...

by my count, that's a FIVESOME. More if you count Neil Peart's custom 23 inch kick.

Which is AWESOME.

fish said...

"It's like a geek threesome"

You could scream "Oooh baby!, I am going to one, zero, zero, one, zero, zero!!!"

Mendacious D said...

Isn't the term "binary threesome" self-excluding?

It's hardly discrete, after all...

Adorable Girlfriend said...

What do Canucks know? All they do is copy public health policies!

rotten mcdonald said...

fish won.

Thanks anyways Brando. I can't believe I missed it.

You know, I think these Rush guys might be able to make a career of the music thing. Maybe if they could develop a fan base....

Brando said...

Maybe they should write songs about cats, with humorous lyrics about what the cats are doing or saying.

Fish totally won. Not only makes a Rush reference, but one obscure enough to be meaningful only to a true Rush nerd like me.

And I downloaded "Closer to the Heart" for Rock Band today. I also read that the entire Moving Pictures album will be available at some point, which made my nipples pop out.

rotten mcdonald said...

hey, I got it too!!

Not that I'm a Rush Nerd or anything. Totally not....

But moving Pictures for Rock Band would make me buy it for my son's wii. as a gift I mean.

For him.

I mean.

rotten mcdonald said...

Maybe Rush could become an Internet Tradition....

Mendacious D said...

Rushrolled?

blue girl said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

blue girl said...

That was me being so excited while watching that!!!!!!!!!!

God, I love Steve Colbert. I love him!

Love with a capital L.

Rush sounded pretty darn good, I have to say!

Jenn said...

YES! I love Steven Colbert, especially because he's Canadian.

Grendel said...

My God am I out of it. I was all, WHAT in the name of maple leaves is Geddy Lee doing with that Fender Jazz bass?!?! Last I heard he played Rickenbackers. Wiki says he switched in 1993. So it's been 15 years since I paid attention to this band -- and they sounded AWESOME.