We're sort of over the Colbert vs The Decemberists publicity stunt, but it aired last night - and it was pretty hilarious. There were appearances by: Henry Kissinger, the New York Times Anthony DeCurtis, Jim Anderson, Eliot Spitzer, Peter Frampton and Apples in Stereo's Robert Schneider (Stereogum has the lyrics to his song from the show last night). No Colin Meloy, though...Colbert said, "The rest of the band is back in Portland probably growing hemp and trying to find the most pretentious rhyme for "salamander". I'll save you guys some time, it's "coriander"."

You can watch the whole thing here, and here's a clip of the judges being introduced:

Spitzer assured everyone that "I have no problem with contemporary pop music, I encourage tonight's contestants to bring the noise", and in the end - he would not accept a bribe for his vote.