Prior to 2001, he was the Coattail Rider-In-Chief for hyper-literate indie alternative rock band Tarkio.
Meloy has issued a counter challenge to Stephen Colbert's Second Green Screen Challenge. He is asking Decemberists' fans to edit Stephen into The Decemberists' Green Screen video, but to show The Decemberists defeating Stephen!! Outrage!
FURTHERMORE, he has challenged Stephen to a guitar duel, when everyone knows gentlemen only duel with banjos.