The Stroumboulopouli

The Stroumboulopouli

The place to get the latest news on what’s coming up on #Gtonight. Find out what Canada’s boyfriend is up to. Share stories, pictures, favourite tv and radio episodes.

CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Strombo is still on CBC Aug 25 - 29

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week 
GST is still on at 11:30 pm on CBC and there is not much time left to catch it! 

Monday Aug 25 is politician Justin Trudeau 

Tuesday is Canadian actor  Yannick Bisson

Wednesday features author and friend of the show Margaret Atwood.  
Panel has Emma Hunter, Mark Forward and Arthur Simeon

Thursday everyone's fav astronaut/author/inspiration Chris Hadfield 

Friday is the man, Peter Mansbridge 

We talked with George Stroumboulopoulos recently when he interrupted his Motorcycle road trip out west and flew in to town to sign the deal that assures The Strombo Show will continue on CBC Radio. The radio show features a lot of very cool and eclectic music chosen by George and his team. He will include occasional music related interviews that may be featured on in a visual way, but he wants to focus on bringing you more music in the spirit of what radio should be. This year he will be seen on HNIC on weekends because he loves hockey but he never stops listening and sharing his first love, good music.  The Strombo radio show begins anew mid September from George's home studio. Turn it up!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This week in Strombo July 21 - 25

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week.
You may be wondering how long will they be showing GST on CBC TV. I can only tell you it will be at least until August 1. I don't know beyond that. Enjoy it while it's still here!

Monday July 21
English-Canadian actress Kim Cattrall

Tuesday July 22
From Breaking Bad's Gus Fring or actor Giancarlo Esposito
Plus Canadian actress Rachelle Lefevre

Wednesday July 23 
The Muppet with the piggest heart Miss Piggy!

Thursday July 24
Actor R. H. Thomson 

also Canadian author Miriam Toews

Friday July 25
Home renovating star Scott McGillivray
and from the F-Word Zoe Karzan

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bruce Springteen's High Hopes and Deltron 3030 On Best Of The Strombo Show

It was January 23rd, 1981. Sitting in the nosebleed section at the Montreal Forum, we watched excitedly as the rocker in the blue t-shirt with the rolled up sleeves walked out onto the stage. Followed by his band, he threw his guitar onto his shoulder and stepped up to the mike. After a few seconds, the house lights dropped, the spots came on, and the Montreal Forum exploded with the magic of the Asbury Park, New Jersey band. When he finally left us that night, after a set list  twenty seven songs long , and another four for an encore, we were almost as exhausted as he must have been. We were, however, anything but disappointed. This .. this is why he was known as The Boss.

It is now 32 years later, and Bruce Springsteen is set to release his 18th studio album. He will be accompanied on the album by the E Street band, including tracks recorded by Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici before their deaths, as well as featuring Tom Morello on guitar. The album is scheduled to be released on January 14th. The first single, High Hopes, was released on November 24th.  Tonight, Darby Wheeler returns to the show and will be chatting with George in the broom closet about Bruce Springsteen and the upcoming album.  Welcome back Darby!

One of my favourite albums of 2012 was an album called 12 bit blues by Vancouver DJ Kid Koala. Kid Koala just happens to have joined up with producer Dan the Automater, and Del the Funky Homo Sapien to form supergroup Deltron 3030. They will also be joining G for a chat in the broom closet tonight to talk about their second album, Event II.

It wouldn't be the Strombo Show without a weekly nod to the Gods of Rock and Roll.  On the 33rd anniversary of his death at the hands of an assassin, the life and music of John Lennon is celebrated.

... The Magnificent Seven, the top seven tunes of the week ...

.. Ten O'Clock With Tom (Waits) ..

.. and lastly, the Big Lie-Down or the Collective Horizontal, where George tucks you in to bed with the mellowest of tunes.

You can hear The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 on Sunday nights, from 8 to 11 pm.  
See you there.  ;)