Colbert Two: Electric Boogaloo

It’s official: Stephen Colbert says, “Remixing is OK!” On Wednesday, January 21, 2009, Colbert renewed his remix challenge to his fans by noting that a number of “DJ Jazzy Jerks” were already remixing his interview with Laurence Lessig against his explicit wishes! One of these briefly shown was Eclectic Method’s remix:

Eclectic Method – The Colbert Report – Remix feat Lawrence Lessig

Colbert was so “enraged”, he produced his own remix, “as a warning to others.”

Colbert’s Own Remix – Remixing Is Okay!

(Now, on the home page of the Colbert Nation website, there’s a banner link to Colbert Remix Page. Accepted forms of upload include avi, dv, mov/qt, mpeg, mp4, 3gp, asf/wmv, flv.)

However, just to be sure we get the point, Stephen insisted:

I do not! Not! Want you to take my interview with Lawrence Lessig and remix it with a pumping k-hole groove! Nor do I want you to remix excerpts from my book, particulary Chapter 7, entitled, “Homosexuals,” which is full of soundbytes that would set fire to any disco dance floor. Like this one: “I am a gay American.” Just to make sure my point gets across, let me say it more rhythmically: “I. Don’t. Want you to mix my words. In a song. To play. In a club. That will make you grind. Okay? Make. You. Grind.”

Shockingly, the geniuses at Eclectic Method have already remixed this warning! What is this world coming to?

Eclectic Method – RE REMIX

Announcement, Vidding
  1. scribblesinink commented:

    Awesome! 🙂

    • fcoppa commented:

      Colbert knows what he’s doing! Searching for Colbert & remix on YouTube now gets you a whole host of content, and he’s soliciting remixes on his site. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. *g*

  2. elizabethyalkut commented:

    You know — I wasn’t overly impressed with the remix (that Colbert broadcast on the Report) the first time I saw it; this time around, I was dancing along. The man’s got a talented staff, and deserves it. And if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go rewatch the Lessig interview!

  3. Arrow commented:

    S.C. is such a smarty-pants. I now find him strangely hot. especially after watching the eclectic method remix when the “dance beat” comes in and suddenly Stephen is in the groove, baby!