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Sunday, November 04, 2007

This week in November on The Hour

Quick notes:
The Strombo Show in it's new body debuts today Sunday Nov 04. You can listen live with a link on this page.

Here is the link from the National Post about how to host a talk show


Monday Nov 05 on The Hour
Ralph Mellanby: Executive Producer who revolutionized Sports television.
Bachman/Cummings
and Ben Harper is back on The Hour.

Tuesday Nov 06
Journalist Jan Wong
Malalai Joya talks about the Enemies of Happiness.
Your life coach Tony Robbins

Wednesday Nov 07
Ani DiFranco singer/songwriter
Also on The Hour Nigella Lawson I looked up Nigella and one result on Google search was Nigella Lawson breasts and I found the link for a Slow-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken by Nigella recipe but it was for chicken thighs not breasts... in any case She is a chef...


Thursday Nov 08
Canadian singing legend ( maybe you have heard of her)Anne Murray
For Kevin of The Hour I will do my Anne Murray Applause.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

ani difranco.


sigh. i adore her.

h.

mich said...

So what did people think of the Strombo show tonight? Was it what you expected or the complete opposite?

For me, the jury is still out. The first hour was not my cuppa, but I enjoyed the last hour or so... it will be interesting to see how it evolves over time.

Did I hear correctly that he'll be broadcasting the show live from Vancouver in a couple of weeks?

Anonymous said...

yep. i'm pretty sure he's travelling with the hour in november/december.

Barbara said...

I loved the first half. Music is my cuppa tea.... I found the interviews long though... I know I can be accused of doing long interviews too...
There was a consensus amongst the group I was listening with that there was not enough Bob.
We want a full hour of George and Bob giving people advise and all we got was 15 minutes..
I will tune in, maybe even call in and once in a blue moon drop in with a request and wave at the webcam... Hi Mom.

mich said...

I loved that they played music (music's my god... as people I know like to say), it's just that a lot of the music in the first half was not my cuppa, but each week the music will change, and I like that.

To be honest, I didn't listen long enough to the Strombo Show on CFRB to really make an opinion on whether there should be "more Bob" this time around, though I do like the concept of a two hander at times. Maybe it had something to do with it being the first week.

I didn't pay attention to the time during the interviews, so I can't tell, were the interviews that much longer than the ones he does on The Hour? Oddly enough, I'm drawing a blank and cannot really remember the content of the interview. I remember there were interviews, but I'm not recalling what I thought about them. Hmmmm... maybe that is my opinion on them.

Tracy said...

I am beyond excited to hear from Ben Harper...although I adore him, his last release didn't do it for me somehow but the newest... bliss. Was to sad to have to pass on the Massey Hall shows.

Embarassingly enough, I'm not sure I can watch Anne Murray. I choke up when I hear her music or even think about it actually - Could I Have this Dance was my sweet mom's favourite song of all time and the ONLY one she could drag my dad onto the dance floor for. I guess if I need a good cry that day - I'll tune in. We'll see how the week goes ;)

Cheers,

Tracy

Anonymous said...

The show was more polished than the old Strombo show I thought. I was sort of surprised at the format change i.e. a multi- playlist esp. during the first hour but liked most of the selctions throughout the show. I too thought one interview long but as I was 'doing' my hair listened to it but wasn't too clear who he was talking to - He was creating a musical 'maserpiece' and caught that He had a winery in Arizona, still travelled with his band but would rather be at the winery ! I didn't know Bob was included with the show and the Advice segment was advertised for the second hour but didn't fit in to the time slot. Just before 8:00 pm George said someone was banging on the window - not sure if he meant a passerby or the next announcer; he barely had time to say got to go and it was over!!

Montana

Steph A. said...

I think the change in "venue" (from a talk station to a rock station) has had a major impact on the type of show we are hearing. Personally, I miss the banter between George and Bob and/or Alex. On the other hand, as someone who loves music, I really enjoyed that aspect of the new show. It will be interesting to hear what next week brings. :-)

mich said...

I was so looking forward to the new format because I'm in a real need for new music. So while the first hour was not my cuppa (and I almost turned it off a couple of times), I started a list in hour two and three of new music I need to add (my iTunes shopping cart is getting out of control).

The more I think of it, the more I agree about more banter with Bob... I wasn't too keen on Alex, but perhaps the nights I heard him last season weren't good nights.

I'm interested to see where it goes from here, and if my list of new music will increase again.

mich said...

I was so looking forward to the new format because I'm in a real need for new music. So while the first hour was not my cuppa (and I almost turned it off a couple of times), I started a list in hour two and three of new music I need to add (my iTunes shopping cart is getting out of control).

The more I think of it, the more I agree about more banter with Bob... I wasn't too keen on Alex, but perhaps the nights I heard him last season weren't good nights.

I'm interested to see where it goes from here, and if my list of new music will increase again.