In case you missed it, classical music’s new poster boy, Alex Ross (sorry Dudamel), took one small step for a classical music critic but one giant leap for classical music when he appeared as a featured guest on the wildly popular Colbert Report. According to Alex the experience "felt like being the nerd in high school all over again" but I think you’ll agree the segment is great fun to watch. It has been a real pleasure to see Alex’s book make as big of a splash as it has, not just within our cloistered universe but the mainstream cultural consciousness. Take a moment to watch to watch the clip before Comedy Central pulls the plug. For those stopping by for the first installment of the "How To Connect With New Media" series, please accept my sincere apologies but if there’s anything out there worth bumping for, it’s Alex Ross on the Colbert Report. In the meantime, I have received a number of great emails from folks suggesting what they want to see covered in the "How To Connect With New Media" series, if you haven’t written in yet, it isn’t too late.
UPDATE: Comedy Central’s embedded video clip of the interview has been up and down today without any real pattern. If it isn’t working for you at any point, try again later or visit the source page here. Sorry for any inconvenience.