So – it’s been a while!

To be honest I’d forgotten about this place. I’m guessing everyone else has too! I haven’t watched the show this season and I’ve been very out of the loop with the radio show. So do tell (if anyone’s out there) how are things in the land of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight? Are the guests still gripping? Are the chairs still red? Does it still have the punch it did when it was The Hour? Who’s been the best guest this season? The worst?

Until next time (or  possibly next year)

Addy

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New season, new look, new name.. same old host!

Welcome back boys and girls!  Even though it’s been far too long since any of us have posted we’re still here.   Nice to see you again and we promise we’ll be around more this season. 

The new season is a whole week old now and if you’ve caught any of it you know there’s been some big changes. First up the name – The Hour  is no more.  The show is now called George Stroumboulopoulos TonightI haven’t made up my mind how I feel about this particular change.  I kind of liked the short and sweet (and much easier to spell) old name.  I sort of always knew though that eventually it would morph into something different. Over the past few seasons there have been many shifts and changes – some more subtle than others – that would suggest a more “all about George” approach was coming. As his career flourishes it only makes sense for the show to be more firmly identified as his.  There’s no arguing that no matter what they chose to call it the show simple would not be the same without him.

And on that note I’ll leave off for now. I believe my esteemed colleague Ms. Cordelia will be sharing her thoughts on the changes. Speaking of colleagues – you’ll soon be meeting our newest member Ms. Olivia. She’ll be coming on board as among other things our resident musicologist.  Please join me in welcoming her!!

Enjoy and please let us know your thoughts on the new changes!

The Strombo Show returns to the airwaves tonight!

We’ve been very bad bloggers and haven’t been keeping up with our posting duties.  Tsk Tsk!  

Season 6 of  The Hour is well under way.  There have been quite a few changes to the format of the show this year – some great – some not so much. We’ll get into that later. 

Make sure to check out CBC Radio 2 tonight at 8pm. The Strombo Show debuts right after Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap – does it get any better than that?  Listen tonight for segments like – Ten With Tom (a  Tom Waits song at 10pm) and the much-anticipated, eagerly awaited return of non other than Mr. Bob Mackowycz Jr!

Totally off topic – Remembrance Day is coming up. Buy your poppy. Wear it.  Honour our soldiers – past and present by taking a few minutes to think about them.  Thank them for their work. I know I certainly couldn’t do what they do/have done.  The men and women of the Armed Forces deserve far more than they get.  This song may not musically be your thing but the lyrics pretty much say it all – A Pittance of Time.

Let us know what you think about Season 6 and the new Strombo Show hopefully we’ll be back soon with observations of our own.

Who would you like to see in the red chair?

Is there anyone you’d love to see George interview?  Is there someone you think would really put him through his paces? Or somebody that would make us all laugh till it hurts?   If so let us know!

I’ll even start.  Elton John, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Robert Duvall, Russell Crowe or Dennis Hopper.

You could have the 1,000,000th Act of Green!!

It’s not too late to get in on the action.  Go to One Million Acts of Green and register your acts.  The last time I checked they  had just over 977,000 acts.   There are lots of really great ways to help out – though it can be hard to wrack up really big numbers if you aren’t a home owner.  Many of you will probably know of quite a few acts that aren’t listed.  Send in your ideas and tips and who knows, maybe they’ll go for 2 Million!

George’s Exclusive With Coldplay

A couple of weeks ago George made a trip across the pond to do an exclusive interview Coldplay.  It will air Friday at 11pm. 

Go here for a preview.

It promises to be an interesting and entertaining hour!

Get Ready Folks!

After what seems like a very long time but was actually only three weeks, The Hour returns this week with brand new shows.  So far they’ve announced Pauly Shore, Gordon Lightfoot and Gordon Ramsey.  How’s that for an eclectic mix?   So welcome back folks.. it’s sad in a way though.. we’re only getting new episodes because the Canadian teams have all been tossed out of the playoffs. Let’s give a round of aplause to The Ottawa Sentators, The Calgary Flames and The Montreal Canadiens!! 

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