Probably sensing that Williamsburg could use a distraction from the whole Ebola thing... Colin Meloy has announced that he'll be busking on Bedford and North 7th Street today, around 11:30 a.m. Look for the guy in the beard singing Decemberists songs, and please send us video, as we are unable to leave our desks for this.

Thank you, Colin Meloy. Please don't get arrested.

UPDATE: He's out there:

Colin Meloy busking on the corner of N7 and Bedford

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Well to say this was a pleasant surprise would be the understatement of the century #colinmeloy #thedecemberists

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Colin Meloy is playing new music from the Decemberists. On the street. In Brooklyn.

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