I’ve been ill these past few days. Today I’m suffering from having to speak in a low monotonic voice. Not really fun. I sound so… boring. Hey, people can get away with being monotone, Steven Wright anyone? Speaking of Stevens… or Stephen in this case… I’ve been iPodding this album for the past week to much hilarity. I wish I was able to catch the program for which the following album had spawned, but I think that’s all part of marketing I suppose… “Go out and BUY IT” he tells me. Who? Stephen Colbert of course. I consider myself to be a citizen of the Colbert Nation. What a brilliantly funny fellow he is, indeed. And so I simply had to watch his Christmas special. (Buy the DVD at Amazon.com for a loved one (like me).)
Anyway, I recommend checking this out. It helps if you are already a fan of his comedy and catch on to his brand of humor. I’m sure a non-Colbert fan would get the jokes as well, but if one person begins to watch his show (comedy central Mon-Thurs @ 11:30 pm) then I have done him some justice so you can see for yourself. Check out the Daily Show too. My only conflict comes when I must decide between him and Leno. I probably shouldn’t let Stephen here that, but it’s the truth. But I NEED to see “Headlines” on Monday night… and the other nights? I try to be asleep by 11 if possible. It rarely happens. Or I’m knee-deep in a movie.
I digress. This hilarious special is filled with music from various guest stars including Elvis Costello, John Legend, Fiest, Toby Keith and Willie Nelson. As far as I know this album is only found on iTunes, but it’s worth checking out. Some of my favorite songs come from John Legend (no surprise) singing about his favorite spice on his eggnog, “Nutmeg.” Now when I first saw and heard this song, I was under the impression he was singing about how much he loves this stuff. But after listening to the words… heh… wow… I liked Feist’s song too. Not too familiar with all her music even though she’s fairly new. But the song “Please Be Patient” is a hit in my book. I have an obscure book, but still, a hit nonetheless. And Toby Keith is probably the only country singer you’d find on iSaac. His song “Have I Got a Present For You” is one that sets the record straight about his stance on Christmas. Elvis Costello I don’t know too well either, but he’s a little crazy. He’s featured on 3 of the 9 tracks. And Willie Nelson is a “Little Dealer Boy.” What could I possibly mean by that? What do you think it could mean? Again, if you haven’t seen the special, get on that. His special and album have made their way into my Christmas canon.
Oh and by the way, if you’ve been watching the The Colbert Report, you know about “Operation: Humble Kanye” and it was recently a success. As I am a fan of Mr. West, I was happy to see Colbert’s operation a success. Basically, Kanye’s new album was #1 and Colbert was about #15. Kanye also said he was the voice of this generation, which Colbert disagreed with and decided to put the humble operation into play. Friendly competition never heard anyone, right? Well, maybe their ego. It’s only $8 so get your holiday laughs and cheers on and have a good weekend.