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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

For those of you who don't 'do' MySpace

Straight copy and paste from Georges Bulletin on MySpace. You can call him a guest contributor...

Hello.How's it going?
(It's 12:33AM PT. - The song in my head is Avenues and Alleyways by Rancid)
Thanks for all your notes about the new gig. I really appreciate them.Things have been crazy, and today (finally) I got an internet hookup at myplace in L.A. So I wanted to check in with you... (Forgive the brutal grammer, syntax and spelling, I type with two fingers and I'm sitting here watching The House Of Flying Daggers [The bamboo forest fight scene is on now...it's amazing]I don't want to bore you with the details but essentially my motorcycle trip across America was cut short to come down and do this show on ABC (The One). Initially I wasn't keen on the idea... I have done this thing a million times on MuchMusic and wasn't sure that I would be into it again. But, I figured that experience would be invaluable, not to mention a hell of a way to spend the summer... And it would be fun.. which it has been... big time... The crew down here are amazing... a really great group of producers and friends.
I know that there's a small, passionate group of people who are surprised to see me do this show, and that's cool... I get it...
That being said, I've gotten a kick out of the way some of the Canadian media has reacted to me taking out my nose ring... the funny part is, they're the same people who were freaking when I went to CBC with a nose ring in the first place. You'd think that Justin Timberlake exposed my breast on TV during a halftime show... I hope I'm never at a point where my jewellery defines me...
As for The One (The show)... the contestants can really sing the roof off the place, I've been blown away by some of the voices and musical ability.. I know that there were some major audio problems on TV, they seemed to have worked them out now. The house that they are living in (The Academy) is killer... And the experts (Andre Harrell, Kara Dioguardi & Mark Hudson) have been awesome to watch.... They are all so passionate about music that everyday we just shoot the shit about the industry, the songs, the artists and everything in between...Some of you have shot me some questions for the judges and contestants, I'll ask 'em for you so lemme know what you'd like.[Now the are having sex in the bamboo forest - killer movie]Thanks again for your notes, I'm sorry I havent responed sooner.... I can't wait to ride the bike back to Canada to launch season three of The Hour.Lemme know what's going on with you.

Bgood,George.

OH BTW... if you've seen The One and you're following the Aubrey/Nick shit... it's getting crazier...
Oh, One more thing.. Have you seen Clerks 2 yet? It's f'n awesome....

Thanks for your bulletin George!

36 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm a Myspace newbie and can't negotiate my way around to save my life. I can see George's page but not this blog. Thanks again.

She's Crafty said...

All I did was go to sleep!
I do have myspace but I like the guest contribution! sigh...we miss you George.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hey, something George and I can agree on - Clerks 2! I've yet to see it, but I am completely stoked for it!
Myspace is the new MacDonalds - that's all I'm saying.

Barbara said...

Hi Lisa, I am happy to post it. To get the bulletin from George just make a request to be his friend...
It took me some time to figure all the MySpace stuff out.
Yup She's Crafty Sarah,
It's nice to hear from George again.
Lets go to the movies Barbara B. !

Anonymous said...

Nosegate it is !

Alice

Allison said...

Finally, an agreement...Clerks 2 :)

Anonymous said...

i'm glad he's ok.

Tammy

Clerks II was awesome!

mellowlee said...

After being totally disgusted with myspace (what was it 9 hours it was down the other day?!) I logged on late last night and was happy to see that bulletin. YAY George! Ok, myspace is now totally worth it.

How often does George post bulletins Barbara W? This is the first one I've seen since I rejoined myspace a couple months ago.

I can't wait to see Clerks 2 as well!

Barbara said...

Hi Mellowlee
He used to promote the Strombo show with a bulletin each week. Letting people know what was coming up on the show. Then he went on a little vacation... you know the rest of the story.

InsidetheCBC blog sited this blog as a reference for their shorter more cleaned up version of this bulletin. lol

nosegate lol Alice!

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Becky said...

I am one of the ones who 'doesn't do' MySpace... I'm weird that way, lol.

Nosegate, LOVE it :)

She's Crafty said...

What would be said if my jewellery defined me?? LOL!
All the more funnier for those of you who have seen my elephant belt!

Barbara W. - It must be for lack of McD's that I LOVE myspace!
(I almost never, as in maybe once a year, eat there)

She's Crafty said...

Once again I mixed up my Barabara's! I knew which one I meant...but it came out all wrong!Sorry.

That one was for NANCY!!! LOL! (Barabara B.)

Barbara said...

I don't mind being mixed up with Barbara B. I take it as a compliment not sure how she takes it...lol
Barbara W.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I go around all day TRYING to get mixed up with Barbara W, that's how much of a compliment I think it is!

She's Crafty said...

You guys are a ROIT!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait til you get back Georgie :)

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

hey,

for those who are interested...they finally put a bio up for him on abc.com

http://abc.go.com/primetime/theone/bios/george_stroumboulopoulos.html

also, if interested, i reviewed the show last nite as well.

C.Hopkins said...

George!
I am shocked, dismayed and thoroughly dazed at the realization that you have stooped so low as to host a show such as 'the one' (lower case specific)
George...you have an excellent reputation for being involved in knowledgeable, thought provoking , thinking peoples programming, what on earth were you thinking by taking on this hosting role. You are lowering yourself to that of that mulroney offspring. It's bad enough that cbc has fallen into this reality tv nonsenses, but why you, they could have got some spineless, cbc personality that has no level of true respect by cbc supporters, someone like Jian or better yet and far more appropriate, karla holmoka, plus she's bilingual, and could do the french side of the broadcast also.
Please for the sake of whats left thats good about the cbc and Canadian Culture,get the hell away from 'the 1'

Toccata said...

I like Jian. Oddly enough I think he would have been a better fit than George only because this show seems to fly in the face of everything I thought George stood for. That's not a slam against Jian.

Alana said...

I'm not keen on The One either, I've made my point clear before. However, I don't think involving Jian would have made things better or worse. He's a solid CBC personality, just as George is, and though I could see The One's host position being a little more suitable for Jian, I don't think that comparing him to the likes of Ben Mulroney is really necessary. Nor is anything about Ms.Homolka, for that matter.

But hey, that's just my opinion, feel free to disregard it for your own. You're certainly entitled to. :)

Anonymous said...

I think it's pretty obvious that George just doesn't care anymore.

Brooksie said...

Hosting a singing competition show = serial killer. A bit harsh, n'est pas?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Trolls crack me up, but still I think that was a trifle out of line there, c.hopkins.

Many of us are not supportive of reality tv, nor of the decisions that people have made regarding their involvement with them, but you have to respect that George S is an intelligent person and the choices he has made regarding how he spends his hiatus from The Hour are his business.
Jian Ghomeshi is a solid broadcaster with a strong following (for good reason). Any comparisons made with Karla Homolka are cheap and underhanded.

Anonymous said...

George's performance perceived as being a lot stronger tonight but don't endorse his affiliation with this type of show.

Diane

Anonymous said...

I don't think Jian would have ever done a show like this.

Anonymous said...

I can't say I'm not happy the the One isn't on the air anymore. They made you take out your nosering and waer a suitjacket! blech. It just wasn't you. I think you are needed for so much more and to see your image turned into a Seacrest/Mulroney monster was killing me. I support you as I always have since the good old days (yeah CFMT). However, as someone who is told to take her nosering out everyday at work and stop listening to CFOX as it bothers the boring people, I was worried it was time to give up and conform.

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