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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
• FUN stuff for real fans!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
This week on The Hour.....
Mon, April 27
Malcolm Gladwell, Jamie Kennedy, Charlie Kauffman
Tues, April 28
David Frum, LeVar Burton, Margaret Atwood
Wed, April 29
Joe Clark, Kat Von D, Eugene Levy
Thur, April 30
Richard Florida, Colin Mochrie, The Killers
Fri, May 1
Shai Agassi, Joshua Jackson, Chris Noth
Seeing as how my hockey team's no longer in the playoffs, I for one, am really looking forward to some new shows starting next week....Grrr & Yay!
Oh, and P.S,
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Starting today, One Million Acts of Green is going global with a website and challenge starting in the United States. On their first day, they've already got over 38 thousand acts of green. How long do you think it will take them to reach the One Million mark?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I have a confession to make. I have a gift certificate for iTunes that I can't spend... and it's driving me crazy. I've tried hitting the "buy" button many times, and I just can't do it. My music mojo is gone! Usually I go through iTunes gift certificates like they are going out of style... but lately, I just can't. Maybe I'm going through album withdrawl. I recently got a CD copy of The Tragically Hip's new album "We are the Same" and I felt like a kid in a candy store. There's just something about holding that album in your hands that the immediate gratification of iTunes doesn't have.
And I've missed that. So I'm happy to say that tomorrow, April 18th, is Record Store Day. I've already decided that I'm going to check out a few of the places listed below. I'm not a big vinyl person, but this little voice in my head has starting saying lately that it's time to change that. So tomorrow I'll embark on an adventure and who knows what I'll find. Maybe after a few albums, I'll find my music mojo again.
Record Store Day celebrates vinyl and the many independent music stores all over the world. Hopefully it will remind people that there's more to music than iTunes. It's more than a blast from the past, we're seeing more and more new releases coming out on vinyl along with their CD and online counterparts. Record Store Day celebrates the independent shop and that feeling you can't find anywhere else when it comes to finding new music.
These are the participating stores across Canada (according to recordstoreday.com/canada):
Atomix Records St.Catharines
Argy's Collectables Winnipeg
Aux 33 Tours Montreal, QC
Backstreet Records Fredericton, NB
Backstreet Records Saint John, NB
The Beatmerchant Richmond
Beatnick Music MONTREAL
Blackbyrd (myoozik) Edmonton
Aux 33 Tours Montreal, QC
bluestreak records peterborough
Blueprint Lethbridge, Alberta
Compact Music Ottawa, Ontario
CD Warehouse Nepean, Ontario
Cosmic Dave's Vinyl Emporium Sudbury
Criminal Records Toronto
Ditch Records & CDs Victoria, BC
Dandelion Records Vancouver
Dixie Records Mississauga
Dr. Disc Hamilton, ON
Encore Records Ottawa
End Hits Hamilton, ON
Encore Records Kitchener, Ontario
Freecloud Records Edmonton
FrÈquences Le Disquaire Saint-Hyacinthe
Grooves London, Ontario
Into The Music Winnipeg
Le Pick Up Montreal
Listen Records & CDs Edmonton
Melodiya Records Calgary, Ab
Meow Records Prince George, BC
Neptoon Records Vancouver
Penguin Music Toronto
Planet of Sound Winnipeg
Records on Wheels Sudbury
Records on Wheels Dundas
Ric's Recollections Vancouver
Red Cat Records Mississauga
Salt Spring Sound Salt Spring Island
Scratch Records Vancouver, BC
Secondspin Saint John , New Brunswick
Sloth Records Calgary, Alberta
Sonic Boom Records Toronto
Sound Connection Edmonton
Speed City Records London
Spinners Sound Centre Kamloops
Spin-It Records Moncton NB
Star Records Oshawa,ONTARIO
Sunrise Records Scarborough
Taz Records Halifax
The Danger Room Regina
The Inner Sleeve Calgary, Alberta
The Record Works Woodstock
Vinyl Encore Records Mill Bay
Vertigo Records Ottawa
Vinyl Records Vancouver
So how's your music mojo? What song's kills you every time you hear it? Are you an iTunes person or do you still check out the local (and quickly disappearing) music shops for the latest and greatest? Post a comment and let us know!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Well it's Easter Sunday. By now most of the Easter Eggs have likely been found and the celebratory meals have taken place. If you are ready to sit down and relax, or perhaps in need of escaping your family or inlaws, why not tune into The Strombo Show? Listen live here starting at 5 pm EST.
Over the next few weeks, the schedule for The Hour is going to be somewhat wonky due to the NHL Playoffs. When in doubt check your local listings!
Monday, April 13th
NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman.
Actor Jason Mewes.
Tuesday, April 14th
Economist, journalist and author Joshua Cooper Ramo.
Polar Explorer and adventurer Tom Avery.
Wednesday, April 15th
Actor Malcolm McDowell.
Either you love him or hate him...a master of reinvention...Gene Simmons.
Thursday, April 16th
The Smashing Pumpkins.
Kapuskasing, Ontario native, film director James Cameron.
Friday, April 17th
Alaskan Governor and former US Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Actress Marlee Matlin.
Musician John Legend.
In other news...
Looking to attend a taping of The Hour? Just a reminder that the show will be on hiatus from April 10th-May 3rd during the playoffs. Tickets for the first available tapings in May will be available starting April 20th.
Are you Twittering? If so, are you following The Hour?
For the most part, Spring has sprung! Perhaps you are working some home improvement projects that can be registered for One Millions Acts of Green!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
The Hockey Summit of the Arts is having a food drive (to support the Daily Bread Food Bank) at their annual Easter weekend hockey Tourney.
The Teams playing are in the Good Times Hockey League Of The Arts which is mainly made up of hockey enthusiasts from the Arts and Entertainment fields. People you may know such as George Stroumboulopoulos, Sean Cullen who is sometimes joined by the Barenaked Ladies' Tyler Stewart and Kevin Hearn, Comedian Mike Takacs and Chris Murphy of Sloan... and many talented people that work on stage and behind the scenes and who just want to play hockey and have fun and do something good for charity at the same time.
Sean Cullen can tell you more about it here on this POV sports video.
If you are in the GTA from April 10th to 12th and want attend the games to support these teams you may drop off canned good at the York University's Canlan rink entrance. You can also buy your favourite teams jerseys and souvenirs as some proceeds also go to various charities. Please check out the Hockey Summit website for details.
Happy Easter and Passover to those that celebrate and to everyone have a safe and healthy and happy long weekend.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Enjoy Canadian funny man Dave Foley who will be hosting the 2009 Genie Awards, alongside an A-list roster of presenters.
Then you can hear George with Alex on the Strombo Show this Sunday. You can listen live here also you can participate in the radio show with this justintv chatroom link
Monday George will be in Kingston Ontario with
The Tragically Hip
Live and Intimate from the Bathouse Studio comes to a Cineplex Theatre near you. This Big Screen event will feature live performances, Q & A and exclusive footage of the band's studio and home base, The Bathouse. George Stroumboulopous will host the event and interview the band between live cuts from We Are The Same and a few chestnuts from their catalogue.
On The Hour this week
Monday April 6. 2009
- environmental advocate and economic consultant - Majora Carter "She started 2007 as one of Newsweek’s “25 To Watch”, ended the year as one of Essence Magazine’s “25 most Influential African Americans”. She has been named one of the “50 most influential women in NYC” by the NY Post for the past two years, and "NYC's most influential environmentalist" by the BBC World Service."
Plus Jazz superstar - Diana KrallDiana Jean Krall, born November 16, 1964, is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and singer. She is a mother of twins now. In the picture (from AP) she is standing with her husband Elvis Costello
- US economics expert and media labeled "Dr Doom"- Nouriel Roubini
& former professional boxer, imprisoned for murder - Rubin 'Hurricane' CarterThis Prizefighter was born May 6, 1937, in Clifton, New Jersey. In 1966, at the height of his boxing career, Carter was wrongly convicted—twice—of a triple murder and imprisoned for nearly two decades. You may have enjoyed the movie The Hurricane based on his life.
- Canadian Minister of Industry - Tony Clement has something to say about our economy and jobs.
& world famous illusionist - Ricky Jay
I found this clip from the Myth Buster featuring Rick Jay's ability to throw cards...
Ricky Jay On Mythbusters - The top video clips of the week are here
- Ford Canada CEO - David Mondragon talks to George about cars?
Or talks about the big three and what Ford is facing ...
& Hockey Night In Canada Radio's on air talents- Kelly Hrudey
and Marc Crawford
Friday April 10, 2009
Is interviews you want to see again
Actor - LeVar Burton,
Republican advisor/commentator David Frum & writer - Margaret Atwood