Look who was on The Colbert Report


To my amazement, an old friend of mine from high school, Carl Wilson, was on the Colbert Report the other day. Colbert had him on his show so he could talk to Carl about his new book. His book is about his hate and then his developing interest in some of Canada’s Celine Dion’s music.

You see he started out a hater and wondered why so many were fascinated with her music … in the end he came to like or at least “be able to listen to” some of her music.

The book is called Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste.

It is so nice to see someone that you know doing so well in his/her related field and then to be interviewed on a popular talk show and have it turn out to be a fantastic hit was a bonus!

When I woke up the other day, my wife put a postie on the breakfast table for me. At first I thought, like most men do when they see something like this is, what did I do now or what do I have to do later? Upon reading the message, I was quite taken back to have read a shocking memo. Before going to bed, she had noticed a familiar name listed as a guest for that nights Colbert Report. She then recorded it on our PVR (TIVO) machine so I could view it later to see if I knew the interviewee. Thank God she did because it was Carl Wilson from my old high school in Brantford, Ontario!

After seeing it for myself that evening when I returned from work, I had to check out Facebook to see if anyone else saw it. As it turned out, a few people did! Then I checked out one of his web sites called Zoilus and found a real neat video of a actor named James Franco being interviewed while on the Red carpet at the Oscars about what some of his guilty pleasures are. He then brought up Carl’s latest book. It seems like the little guy from Brantford does good, way to go Carl!!!

L-R Me, Yuergen Beck, Carl Wilson and Mike McGraw

Keep on Jammin’ Carl

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  1. Musicians Gear Australia says

    How random, but interesting. Does this make you famous, having a friend on the Colbert Report?

  2. says

    Chris – thanks for the shoutout, and thanks for publishing that incredibly embarrassing photo that proves i haven’t changed at all …

  3. Scrapbooking Ideas says

    Pretty cool finding out you have an old friend who has been really successful! I recently had someone I’d known growing up who was one of the contestants on Survivor!


  4. says

    Well Musicians Gear Australia, I guess I am and I have the guy who is below you in the comment area to thank for that!

    Thanx Carl, finally my parents are proud of me!

  5. says

    Carl, anything for a fellow singer! “Peanut, peanut butter … ”

    BTW, I thought we looked very distinguished in that pic … just ask my parents, they thought so.

    Keep on Jammin’ buddy!

  6. says

    Thanx for the comment Scrapbooking Ideas. Now all we have to do is work hard on making them proud to have known us!!!

    That’s great to hear Scrapbooking Ideas, which one on the show are you talking about?

  7. says

    I really liked his interview on the show Pam. What did you think of it?

    Colbert is just such a funny guy and he is someone that I’d like to go camping with … just imagine the sing songs around the old camp fire.

  8. Adwido says

    I’ve been out of high school almost 15 years now, and I can’t say I’ve had anything like that happen yet. That would be cool to turn on the tv and see someone from your high school on the being interviewed by Conan or maybe even Oprah.

  9. Deb says

    It really is a small world. I had a similar encounter with a friend of mine from school on a local sports show being interviewed.