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Monday, June 01, 2009

June is bustin' out all over... what's new this week???

Well we've got just two more weeks of new episodes of The Hour before season five draws to a close and it looks like it's going to be an exciting week.

It's not uncommon these days to see CNN's Chief Business Correspondent, Ali Velshi, appear on the network at all hours of the day, from CNN News Morning to the late night Anderson Cooper 360 talking up the latest scandal or crisis to rock the business world. Velshi recently penned the book "Gimme My Money Back - Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis" , a quick response to the current economic crisis. He will also make an appearance at Toronto's ideaCity09 on June 19th.
When Farley the dog died in the comic strip "For Better or Worse" , the outcry was astonishing. Even Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts characters, wrote to Lynn Johnston threatening that Snoopy would be hit by a bus if she didn't bring the pooch back to life... Well just in time for the 30th anniversary of "For Better or Worse" the beloved doggie is back in the book "Farley Follows His Nose" , Johnston's first foray into the world of children's literature.


Moby's latest album "Wait For Me" will drop online and in stores on June 30th. Can't wait that long to check it out? Check out the mp3 and the video from the album's first single on Moby's website.

So what do you do when you're a business owner whose your business takes you into some of the most dangerous regions around the world? You call on anti-terrorist expert Alan Bell. As president of the security management firm Globe Risk, Bell claims that kidnappings for ransom, like the case of Alberta's Julie Mulligan in Nigeria, will become more and more common.

In the 90s, the go-to music festival was Lolapalooza, founded by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Ferrell. After a bit of a rough go and a few missed years, Lolapalooza is back this year in August.

Best known for his novel, "Thank You for Not Smoking", Christopher Buckley now describes himself as a "55 year old orphan" after losing both his mother and father within a year of each other. His new book "Losing Mum and Pup" chronicles this year in his life.

As one of the founding members of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman was "honoured and humbled" to receive the Order of Canada last month. Bachman is currently preparing to return to the road in mid-June on a tour with his partner Burton Cummings.


And in blog news, over the weekend the blog turned the grand old age of THREE.
We would like to thank all of our readers for checking us out week after week, all our former writers for their contributions over the years and to the staff of The Hour and The Strombo Show for all their support over the past few years. As we move into our fourth year, let us know what features you'd love to see on the blog. Either post a comment here or send us an email at



Anonymous said...

is the strombo show live this week? it never is anymore

Anonymous said...

I wonder why.....
anyone knows?