[Note: This post has been updated (2) as of 4:18 PM Eastern on 30 Jan. See below.]
Bet you can’t guess who will be making an appearance on Comedy Central's “The Colbert Report” tonight (11:30 PM EST). None other than Alex Ross. Yes, that Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise, the blog and the book. This is what comes of bona fide intellectuals flirting with and dabbling in the world of popular culture. Well, if nothing else, this little foray tonight ought to prove interesting — at least.
Update (2:50 PM Eastern on 30 Jan): If you missed the “interview”, you can watch it here. Alex pretty much held his own, we’re not surprised to report, and perhaps the “interview” did what it was supposed to do book-promotion-wise, but, really, was it absolutely necessary?
We think not.
Update 2 (4:18 PM Eastern on 30 Jan): Wherein we’re accused of “manifest envy of Ross' success” (see Comments section).