It’s been more than a year since Toronto author Carl Wilson released Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste, his attention-grabbing meditation on Céline Dion, popular music, and aesthetic taste. And suddenly the book is getting publicity boosts that are unheard of for most Canadian authors (and most authors period).
First, actor James Franco – he played amiable stoners in Pineapple Express and TV’s Freaks and Geeks, but is probably best known for his supporting role in the Spider-Man films – praised Wilson’s book in an on-air red-carpet interview before the Oscars last Sunday.
And now Wilson is apparently scheduled to appear on The Colbert Report next Wednesday, March 4. It’ll be fun to see what Stephen Colbert’s faux right-wing-blowhard persona makes of music writing’s überintellectual.