Sunday, November 30, 2008
WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT PEACE, LOVE & UNDERSTANDING?
Here's a sneak peek at Stephen Colbert's upcoming Christmas special. Andy Williams, eat your heart out. In this clip, Stephen and a friendly bear ask the musical question, "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?"
Isn't that nice? The man in the bear suit, Elvis Costello, originally tossed off the song as a B-side, but it became a hit so he hastily slapped it onto the U.S. edition of Armed Forces. People think he wrote it, but the song was actually written by Nick Lowe, the British pub-rocker, New Waver, and all around nice guy. Good job, guys.
And what a good question!
Declan McManus, otherwise known as Elvis Costello, the man in the bear suit
Here Elvis Costello plays guest host and sings a rocking "Peace, Love and Understanding" for a whole new generation.