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, 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.  ;)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

This Week in Strombo July 14 - 18

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
The show is not going to be interrupted this week by FIFA World Cup overtime! It's back at 11:30 and many of these interviews have NOT been aired previously.  Yes, New Shows!

Monday July 14
Friend of the show Mike Holmes is in the house!

Tuesday July 15
Missy Peregrym of Rookie Blue

Also Marine turned actor Lance Corporal Cassidy Little

Wednesday July 16
Actor Tom Wilkinson

Thursday July 17
You will be seeing more of actor Adam Driver

Plus a fascinating, not to be missed interview, with transgendered punk band Against Me!'s lead singer Laura Jane Grace

Friday July 18
From George's fav show (The Wire) among many other credits actor Idris Elba talks about playing Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom