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.
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I find the Colbert interview incredibly irritating. Maybe it is the “old fogy” in me, but it seems shameful that Ross must put up with the condescending tone, interruptions, and diversions of Colbert’s approach.
Stephen Colbert explaining his on-air character to Senator John Kerry.
I am not a viewer of Colbert (my local home is served by a private limited system without the Comedy Channel), but I am aware of the “act”. I just find it shameful that those who are guests on the show have to play along with the “act” and pretend they like it, in order to get the exposure to the large audience he has.
Now WHY he has the large audience is matter for another discussion!
Mr. Ross navigates the interview brilliantly, and Colbert is hysterical. Thanks for posting this. Now if Alex Ross could just get booked on Oprah… *that* would be a giant leap!