Carl Meets Colbert


David Cantwell writes:

This is neat: My very favorite music critic is going to be on my very favorite show. Our friend Carl Wilson sits down with Stephen Colbert on the Wednesday, March 4 edition of The Colbert Report. On the Oscar red carpet last week, the actor James Franco had nice things to say about Carl’s entry in the 33 1/3 series, Let’s Talk about Love: A Journey to the End of Taste, and that apparently got the wheels turning. I’ve gone on before about the book–word for word, and ounce for ounce, I’d call this little volume the best music book ever–so if you don’t have a copy, get one. And Carl, a music writer for the Toronto Globe and Mail and the man behind Zoilus, is certainly a great fit for Colbert: Stephen is a big music guy and likes artists that critics have deemed both cool and uncool (his show’s featured the Decembrists and Toby Keith, TV on the Radio and Rush), he likes big ideas (the authors he books are often so little known that the only explanation for their being there in the first place is that Colbert is interested in their work), and his Col-burt/Col-bare persona split certainly gives him a big personal interest in the issues of taste and identity that Carl tackles in the book. I am so happy!

(Carl, if you can somehow get yourself animated into one of Colbert’s Tek Jansen adventures, I will worship you like unto a God!)

2 Responses to “Carl Meets Colbert”

  1. Jason Harper Says:

    You know, David, I watched this interview and went googling Carl Wilson but couldn’t figure out where/who publishes him regularly (his name is no help). Where do you go for Carl Wilson updates?

  2. David Cantwell Says:

    Jason, Carl writes for the Toronto Globe and Mail, but if you want to be in touch with his writing the best place is the site I linked in the post,, his blog.

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