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(Uproxx)   Pitchfork claimed Stephen Colbert's Daft Punk no-show was a publicity stunt. Colbert responded like only Colbert can and somehow "Hysterectomy Horrors hosted by Lou Diamond Phillips" was born   (uproxx.com) divider line 44
    More: Cool, Daft Punk, pitchforks, publicity stunt, horror host, Robin Thicke, head-on, The Colbert Report  
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2013-08-08 11:47:25 AM  
Gosh darn hipsters just can't leave well enough alone, can they?
 
2013-08-08 12:06:52 PM  

LlamaGirl: Gosh darn hipsters just can't leave well enough alone, can they?


Nope.  no one's allowed to have fun.  it's too main stream.
 
2013-08-08 12:16:11 PM  
You just know someone is going to make that "hysterectomy horrors" show now.

Thanks Colbert.
 
2013-08-08 01:09:13 PM  

ManateeGag: LlamaGirl: Gosh darn hipsters just can't leave well enough alone, can they?

Nope.  no one's allowed to have fun.  it's too main stream.


So hipsters and fundy christians have a lot in common.
 
2013-08-08 01:11:37 PM  
Pitchfork's review of Ueiorue8reu9reurre's new album was spot on. Like they mentioned, you can only really appreciate Estonian post-punk baroque a cappella music which has been recorded onto a Russet potato through a certain type of headphones while submerged in a sensory deprivation tank.
 
2013-08-08 01:15:45 PM  
Pitchfork writer "i like band x"

images.sodahead.com
 
2013-08-08 01:28:04 PM  
Colbert is awesome.
 
2013-08-08 01:30:33 PM  
I love how he keeps leaking the "surprise" appearance part. Maybe the best revenge he can get on Jam Happlebopper over at MTv.
 
2013-08-08 01:33:44 PM  
You mean Stephen Colbert dancing out of Henry Kissenger's closet with Daft Punk's song playing and cameras rolling WASN'T IMPROMPTU?!?!?

Next you'll tell me the Hyundai executives in the audience were paid actors!

Wait.... Stephen isn't a conservative pundit???

/MY DREAMS, CRUSHED!
 
2013-08-08 01:34:53 PM  

Mikey1969: I love how he keeps leaking the "surprise" appearance part. Maybe the best revenge he can get on Jam Happlebopper over at MTv.


Don't be childish. The man's name is Flan Cobbler.
 
2013-08-08 01:35:24 PM  
Hopefully this ends in the disbanding of MTV.
 
2013-08-08 01:39:34 PM  
Speaking as a dance mom, I was impressed with the height of his great chorus line kicks. But then again, he's previously shown his ballet prowess dancing with American Ballet Theatre's David Hallberg & Hee Seo.

//The Rockettes were thrilled to dance with him.
 
2013-08-08 01:40:13 PM  

js34603: Hopefully this ends in the disbanding of MTV.


MTV still shows bands?  I thought it was all pre-fab autotuned "singers".
 
2013-08-08 02:08:00 PM  

someonelse: Mikey1969: I love how he keeps leaking the "surprise" appearance part. Maybe the best revenge he can get on Jam Happlebopper over at MTv.

Don't be childish. The man's name is Flan Cobbler.


I really did like Flan Cobbler... That one was awesome.
 
2013-08-08 02:09:01 PM  
Who knew there would be music on mtv?
 
2013-08-08 02:44:18 PM  
If you weren't here last night then you're probably daft punk.

Greatness, perfect delivery.
 
2013-08-08 02:44:30 PM  

NeoCortex42: MTV still shows bands?  I thought it was all pre-fab autotuned "singers".


I see you haven't been introduced to Daft Punk. They're definitely not a "band." And they definitely use a lot of vocal effects.
 
2013-08-08 02:46:03 PM  

listernine: Who knew there would be music on mtv?


Aren't the VMAs going to be on the Oprah Winfrey Network?
 
2013-08-08 02:47:44 PM  
I was watching "Carny" at a friend's house the other day and I realized that LDP has played that Sheriff role so many times now that I should write a creature feature where there's a local guy named Lou Diamond Phillips (played by LDP) who just keeps sticking his nose into weird local events.

"There's a monster out there!"
"Shut up, Lou Diamond Phillips!"
"Yeah, give it a rest, La Bamba."
 
2013-08-08 02:48:37 PM  

js34603: Hopefully this ends in the disbanding of MTV.


The only way MTV will disband is when someone shoots down their satellite.
 
2013-08-08 03:08:59 PM  

rjakobi: js34603: Hopefully this ends in the disbanding of MTV.

The only way MTV will disband is when someone shoots down their satellite.


Or hack their feed and show hours of music videos with no commercials. They'd lose their viewers AND their sponsors!
 
2013-08-08 03:10:40 PM  
For rgose of us outside the US ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MWVwMkoj3Q

/stoopid region blocking ijits
 
2013-08-08 03:12:14 PM  

DemDave: NeoCortex42: MTV still shows bands?  I thought it was all pre-fab autotuned "singers".

I see you haven't been introduced to Daft Punk. They're definitely not a "band." And they definitely use a lot of vocal effects.


A band is a group of people that perform music together.  Daft Punk fits that description, therefor they are a band.  People that try to say otherwise are moving into old man yells at cloud territory.
 
2013-08-08 03:17:48 PM  

flak attack: DemDave: NeoCortex42: MTV still shows bands?  I thought it was all pre-fab autotuned "singers".

I see you haven't been introduced to Daft Punk. They're definitely not a "band." And they definitely use a lot of vocal effects.

A band is a group of people that perform music together.  Daft Punk fits that description, therefor they are a band.  People that try to say otherwise are moving into old man yells at cloud territory.



My dictionary offers two definitions:
a. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type: rock band; calypso band; mariachiband.
b.amusicalgroup,usuallyemployingbrass,percussion,andoftenwoodwind instruments,thatplays especiallyformarchingoropen-airperformances.
I don't consider turntables and mixers "instruments." Therefore, they are not a band. If that means I need to wear an onion on my belt, so be it.
 
2013-08-08 03:23:46 PM  

DemDave: flak attack: DemDave: NeoCortex42: MTV still shows bands?  I thought it was all pre-fab autotuned "singers".

I see you haven't been introduced to Daft Punk. They're definitely not a "band." And they definitely use a lot of vocal effects.

A band is a group of people that perform music together.  Daft Punk fits that description, therefor they are a band.  People that try to say otherwise are moving into old man yells at cloud territory.


My dictionary offers two definitions:
a. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type: rock band; calypso band; mariachiband.
b.amusicalgroup,usuallyemployingbrass,percussion,andoftenwoodwind instruments,thatplays especiallyformarchingoropen-airperformances.
I don't consider turntables and mixers "instruments." Therefore, they are not a band. If that means I need to wear an onion on my belt, so be it.


Well, I consider them instruments, therefore they are band.
 
2013-08-08 03:24:13 PM  
Pitchfork:Colbert's veracity::Fox News:John Stewart is "news"

It's Comedy Central folks.  Lighten up.  It's entertainment.  Not news.

/start news rant

So, I watch Good Morning America because I don't have cable (shut up) and it's the one station I get in the morning.  That "news" show is 98% about other TV shows (The Bachelor, Honey Boo Boo) and 2% about who won the lottery.  By contrast, I learn far more from John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, et al.

/end new rant
 
2013-08-08 03:29:11 PM  

DemDave: I don't consider turntables and mixers "instruments." Therefore, they are not a band. If that means I need to wear an onion on my belt, so be it.


I would argue that they're merely pieces of audio equipment used to play back sounds recorded from musical instruments (albeit in a artful manner and often with great skill). But we'll probably just have to agree to disagree on this one.
 
2013-08-08 03:31:48 PM  

LewDux: Well, I consider them instruments, therefore they are band.


Dammit. It helps if you quote the right thing. See post above.

My inability to use technology properly probably isn't helping my argument against your assertion that I'm an old fogey.
 
2013-08-08 03:33:32 PM  

BinderWoman: Speaking as a dance mom,


Since nobody else has asked... What the fark is a dance mom?
 
2013-08-08 03:35:50 PM  
 
2013-08-08 04:16:45 PM  

moike: Since nobody else has asked... What the fark is a dance mom?


You've heard of soccer moms, haven't you?  Same concept.
 
2013-08-08 05:11:23 PM  
I thought the episode was perfect, and it was just the kind of I'd expect Colbert to do in that situation. Too many elements of it ring far too true, especially the way he went out of his way to make Jan Wynter look like a douche, as well as Viacom to a lesser extent. And, sadly, I find it more believable that Colbert got the screw-job than I do that MTV would team up with him to do a publicity stunt so they could hype up a supposedly surprise appearance of a band on the VMAs.

All of Pitchfork's reasons why this would be fake are just awful as well.  First off, as to the video: what makes you think it was recorded specifically because Daft Punk's appearance was cancelled?  A video of a bunch of actors dancing to a well-known song by the evening's music guest seems rather appropriate.  I suspect all that was changed was the reason why Colbert was dancing.

Also, Colbert said he got notice of the problem at 2pm the day before, not two hours before the show was filmed.  Plenty of time to book a different artist.  My guess is that Robin Thicke was scheduled to appear some other time on the show, possibly later in the week, and was asked if he'd be willing to do a set early instead.  Given the way that episode was being hyped I doubt it took much convincing to him agree: I know for sure I never would have heard anything by Mr. Thicke were it not for this whole sequence of events.

Anyway, just more hilarity from an already crap situation.  I'm glad Colbert came out okay... well unless Tram Cropper starts trying to have Colbert fired.
 
2013-08-08 05:19:35 PM  
Colbert has had to deal with last-minute no-shows before. The last one I remember was Mike Tyson. His response and demeanor after that one seemed pretty similar to this one. It also showed that the production is able to get replacement guests pretty quick as well.

I can't say whether the cancellation was as last-minute as Colbert claims, but I have no doubt that they were scheduled to appear and had to cancel due to MTV. It's possible the dance video was put together to be used on another night this week, either the night before or after Draft Punk's appearance, in order to make Colbchella a longer/bigger event.  I don't think it was put together too last minute because I did see the Fallon bit of the video on some other site a couple days before the show aired.
 
2013-08-08 05:56:08 PM  

yukichigai: I'm glad Colbert came out okay


I don't even watch the show regularly, and I'm happy that things usually work out for him, but he seems like a 'lemons into lemonade guy', which is pretty awesome.  Seems like a good dude all around, y'know?

/Also, a Tolkien nerd, as I understand it
 
2013-08-08 05:57:58 PM  

js34603: Hopefully this ends in the disbanding of MTV.



MTV was hasn't had bands in a long time, so ...
 
2013-08-08 06:03:04 PM  
Lets assume it was staged. Doesn't that make it even more funny?

What is better entertianment, a parody show about MTV cock-blocking the Colbert Report or five minutes of Daft Punk standing there in robot get-up? Would they have been interviewed behind a curtain? They really don't talk while in robot persona, and they really don't perform anymore except in robot persona.
 
2013-08-08 06:25:52 PM  

NathanAllen: Lets assume it was staged. Doesn't that make it even more funny?

What is better entertianment, a parody show about MTV cock-blocking the Colbert Report or five minutes of Daft Punk standing there in robot get-up? Would they have been interviewed behind a curtain? They really don't talk while in robot persona, and they really don't perform anymore except in robot persona.


I figured an interview would have gone one of two ways:
1. A short skit where Colbert tries to ask questions while Draft Punk just sit there and stare at him.

2. A prerecorded interview where they respond either with LED displays on their helmets or with their voices run through a vocoder.

Have Draft Punk EVER given an on-camera interview of any sort, in or out of costume?  If so, I'd love to see it.
 
Boe
2013-08-08 06:34:00 PM  

Six_By_Nine: yukichigai: I'm glad Colbert came out okay

I don't even watch the show regularly, and I'm happy that things usually work out for him, but he seems like a 'lemons into lemonade guy', which is pretty awesome.  Seems like a good dude all around, y'know?

/Also, a Tolkien nerd, as I understand it


THE Tolkien Nerd

http://brightthings.tumblr.com/post/5211951372/a-the-daily-show-inte rv iew-with-aragorn-viggo
 
2013-08-08 06:52:48 PM  

Dr.Zom: I was watching "Carny" at a friend's house the other day and I realized that LDP has played that Sheriff role so many times now that I should write a creature feature where there's a local guy named Lou Diamond Phillips (played by LDP) who just keeps sticking his nose into weird local events.

"There's a monster out there!"
"Shut up, Lou Diamond Phillips!"
"Yeah, give it a rest, La Bamba."


I think the only person who's played more law enforcement characters is BrIan Dennehy.


DemDave: flak attack: DemDave: NeoCortex42: MTV still shows bands?  I thought it was all pre-fab autotuned "singers".

I see you haven't been introduced to Daft Punk. They're definitely not a "band." And they definitely use a lot of vocal effects.

A band is a group of people that perform music together.  Daft Punk fits that description, therefor they are a band.  People that try to say otherwise are moving into old man yells at cloud territory.

My dictionary offers two definitions:
a. a group of instrumentalists playing music of a specialized type: rock band; calypso band; mariachiband.
b.amusicalgroup,usuallyemployingbrass,percussion,andoftenwoodwind instruments,thatplays especiallyformarchingoropen-airperformances.
I don't consider turntables and mixers "instruments." Therefore, they are not a band. If that means I need to wear an onion on my belt, so be it.


The duo uses many different samplers, preferring warm-sounding analog gear, including a Roland S-760, an Ensoniq ASR X, a Roland MPC and an E-mu SP-1200 drum machine. They use individual pieces of gear, depending upon what they can lend to a track. "To get homogeneity, we put a sample on a sample, or we play guitar and keyboard parts and try to sample and resample to get a homogenic sound," explains de Homem-Christo. "It's really easy to sample something but really hard to find a good sample."

The French twosome also like to alter their original source material to create something new, whether it's a synth or a guitar. "We don't use too much of the original sound of the instruments; it's really more about how we put effects on it after that," he explains. "It's not like we're making a track and saying, 'Oh yes, I need a Flying V on this one.' We take a guitar we have [usually a Fender Stratocaster] and then try to make it sound different with the effects."

The key principle that de Homem-Christo repeatedly invokes in discussing Daft Punk's compositional approach is bricolage, a French term referring to the art of taking found materials (in this case, found sounds) and incorporating them into something new. "Sometimes we use an instrument in a way that it was never created for," he explains. "Some people might say, 'You're doing something wrong using this effect like that,' but we always try to do different tricks and techniques that are maybe a little bit wild for usual sound engineers. But by experimenting with some crazy ideas, you find some crazy sounds."

To get those sounds, the pair uses many vintage keyboards, including Korg, Roland and Moog gear from the '70s. "We use the big ones that were used in the '70s, like the Juno. It depends on how you use it - if you put a distortion effect on a Juno, you can't tell it's a Juno." Their main synths include a TR-909, TR-808, Juno-106, ARP Odyssey, E-mu 3 and AMS Phasers.


Go ahead. Tell me those aren't "instruments".
 
2013-08-08 08:30:03 PM  
Pitchfork sounds like some douche watching a magician and saying "He's not really doing magic, you know!"

Of course, it's a publicity stunt.  You don't need to tell us, Pitchfork.  Just enjoy it.
 
2013-08-08 10:18:50 PM  

BinderWoman: //The Rockettes were thrilled to dance with him.


And you can tell he was absolutely thrilled to dance with them. That's one of the things I love about watching Colbert: whenever he has a guest or is even just in the presence of someone he really admires, he's not afraid to show his complete admiration and respect, and he always tries to honor them in the best, most entertaining, and most fun way he can. And you can tell he loves every second of it. Singing with Paul McCartney is a great example of this (he had such a great "OMG, I've actually got Paul McCartney to sing a few lines with me!!!" face). Though he sometimes acts it out in his conservative pundit character, he really doesn't seem to ever take for granted meeting with and getting to do stuff with such people. And so he turns it up to 11. :D

Those moments make an already great show so much more great to watch. :)
 
2013-08-09 01:00:07 AM  
It was cool how Ashton Kutcher just happened to be scheduled the next day, so they were able to make that "daft punk'd" joke.
 
2013-08-09 01:55:39 AM  
I once knew a guy who hated anything that was popular despite any actual value it may hold. He literally told me to go fark myself the day I pointed out to him that by refusing to follow the group think he was actually being controlled by thier actions and he effectively had no free will as a result.

/I really hate hipsters
 
2013-08-09 12:57:36 PM  

SkunkWorx: moike: Since nobody else has asked... What the fark is a dance mom?

You've heard of soccer moms, haven't you?  Same concept.


Middle-aged women trying to relive their youth through their children?
 
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