Monday, March 29, 2010

Strombo Show Chat Summary ~ March 28, 2010



Info/links/etc.. from the March 28, 2010 StromboShowChat:


This was too long today to put into a comment & it doesn't take HTML tags.. so putting it as a post.

I may need to start up a separate blog for this.. it's taking over my own :(


(Done.. here it is.. still cleaning up posts as I port them over & catch up on other chat summaries.)


Thanks to the following folks for stopping by at various times throughout the night:
@Barbara_Wheel, @huskermould, @Mariposaland, @kelgura, Josie (from the US of A! - didn't get a Twitter handle), @wildworks
(hope I got everyone, I was a bit tired at the end typing this all up).

It was a quieter night.. I think a lot of people were watching the Don Cherry movie?!

Plus, a few regulars were away w/other commitments, courses, work, etc and some of the PST regulars have schedule changes that can’t have them up late, so we are working on coordinating a future EST only “meetup” chat soon for everyone to show up & listen & chat in that timezone.. mostly anyway.

@oldschoolgirl, @mellowlee, @emgrant, @newmodernist, @ragzey_z, @spydrgyrl, @coldcanuck, @DaleMac12, @mishelleorama & others such as Jen from FB, etc.. We missed you!


Reminder: Next week/Sunday, April 4, 2010 is Easter.
We will be around.. starting in AST again (hopefully on time :).

Sorry.. I was a wee bit late w/the Sunday groc shopping adventures...

Highlights:

~ George singing along w/songs.. votes were that we ALL like that!
Keep singing G. SUPER cute ;)
~ Sweet Thing – everyone loved the song.. I think the vote is to hear the "explicit" version.. I guess that means it needs to be in the top 3-ish?! D/L info in the links below.
~ The Brian Wilson/rap/mash-up/thingy was collectively hated/loathed/off-putting.. I think the general consensus summary was "It sucked. Bad!"
~ Everyone was also wondering when the heck you were answering your phone so we can call for requests. Someone out in TO area tried the 416 # during the show & the v.m. was full. OR that was some GOOD EDITING...(Mike?)..
~ The new Blitzen Trapper track - Heaven And Earth was very well rec'd.. free D/L info in the links below.
~ BEST BIT: The Bob & G segment! We all LOL’d. It was so funny, I personally listened 2x (& heard the Fri morning w/Bob segment too)
I’m with G, I LOVE spring.. however.. clearly you’re doing foreplay wrong if it’s not fun.. so clearly.. someone needs lessons... ;)
~ George mentioned the updated Strombo.com website:
Strombo.com

We all love it & love having the show up streaming, but people are having loads of problems with Flash, crashing browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE.. pretty much ALL of them), crashing computers/systems, not very compatible (nor long-term realistic design) & you can't play it on your iPhone/iTouch, etc as Flash is not supported. Or fast-forward through the show. Boo.



Notes/Discussion Topics/Polls/Observations:

~ Interesting point.. most people preferred The (former) Furious Five format over the G12 Countdown.
G12 is ok.. as long as it doesn't turn into the G20, or anything crazy like that.
Main reason for liking the F(f)5 more: "That G doesn't seem to go as much into telling about the songs like he did with F5. We listen to learn a more about the songs, bands, etc from him."
~ Ten o'clock with Tom was like 9:45pm with Tom.. a bit early.. but ok?! And great song choice, and also umm.. timely, fitting, suitable.. appropriate? "Time" by Tom Waits.
~ The new MGMT stuff.. not liking it. Ugh.
~ We all do however.. love the "spirit of radio"! And get the reasons behind no podcasts.. but if people can listen & stream.. then why listen "live" on radio.. unless it is really LIVE?!
~ Even for the non-hip-hop folk.. the unedited (mostly) version of Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A. was VERY well rec’d. Bring it. Unedited. ALL the way!
~ We decided that G’s mom should do a food/cooking show.. don’t ask me to explain it. You had to be there. And we want your Baba’s perogie recipe (perogi, perogie, pierogi, perogy, pirohi, piroghi, pirogi, pirogen, pierogy, pirohy, pyrohy). Holy crap are there A LOT of ways to spell this one wee lil word. Ok. Maybe just I want the recipe, but I’m sure someone else said they wanted it too.
~ Chat about various segments from The Hour, skits, Mile a Minute, It Takes a Nation to Raise Your Kids, etc?: Seems that the vote is.. Skits=suck (mostly), Mile a Minute=awesome, Jerry D=boo/boring, It Takes a Nation to Raise Your Kids=awesome, really, really awesome -> Keep doing it!

Links/(other topics that came up):

Green Earth Organics
(locations in Vancouver, Toronto & Simcoe-Muskoka):
Green Earth Organics
One of the fans in the chat gave us his blog:
Wildworks Blog (he does a radio show in Ottawa.. check it out)
Sweet Thing - Dance Mother (D/L explicit version):
Sweet Thing - Dance Mother ~ Download Website

Blitzen Trapper:

Blitzen Trapper Main Website

Blitzen Trapper ~ Download - Heaven And Earth
located at: Sound Cloud.






It was suggested by a fan in the chat that we check out the
< i(heart)music > Blog: i(heart)music
Someone said that World Sick was available for free D/L:
Broken Social Scene
(I couldn’t find where that is exactly, it kept re-directing me to the main pg & that’s just an embedded Flash player w/the song.
Ugh. No joy here. Anyone?)



That crazy German-ish folk metal/pagan/medieval band that Rich talked about: Korpiklaani - Wooden Pints [YouTube video link] (let’s all yoik & drink... umm.. sure... ?!)
Personally, they kinda reminded me of Boiled in Lead (love, Love, LOVE these guys... check them out!):
Boiled in Lead (Wiki) and Boiled in Lead (mySpace)
(the current song listing in the player doesn’t really do them justice IMHO.. you so need to hear their version of Rasputin! Kick ass.)
One of the show/chat fans has a Last FM site setup where they & like 20+ other people (wow, lots!) "tag" any songs that have been played on The Strombo Show (how cool is that I say?!):
The Strombo Show ~ Last FM – Fan site
Yeesshh.. we always seem to end up talking about food (or sex, or both. Somehow avoided sex mostly tonight..) at some point & some TO restaurant recommendations came up (I SO need to come visit Toronto!): The Reservoir Lounge (Swing Jazz and Jump Blues Bar):
The Reservoir Lounge Website
And “high-end” suggestion was Canoe: Canoe
(not sure I can eat here as a veggie on the quick menu scan, but they must be able to make me something.. that or go for dessert!)
People were curious as heck about Rich’s Twitter postings, etc..
I personally have given my parental advisory/NSFW (Not Safe For Work) warning.
He SO needs to tag them as such. Just saying.:
Rich’s Twitter ~ as bucksixtyfive and
Rich’s Twitter ~ as CBCR2Drive show on CBC Radio 2
Of course.. mention of The Hour came up.. and watching videos & the shows on there (especially our US chat visitor & those w/out TV's watch it online):
The Hour’s Website ~ on CBC
Coconut water/coconut milk also came up (a few ppl heard G on Bob’s Fri morning segment) and it turns out a # of us also drink it:
Coconut Water (Wiki)
And almond milk (yum):
Almond Milk (Wiki)
Recipes to come?! Maybe...


So there you have it...

Not only do you get fun music, chats, band suggestions/info, links, etc... you get recipes, cooking/food advice/restaurant recommendations & loads of other crazy stuff in the StromboShowChat(s)!

Hope to see some new (& old) additional faces out next week!
Happy Easter if we miss you (and you celebrate that kind of thing)!


And George, since you have your hockey tournament, it's inspired me to finish an "educational" article I've been working on about "first aid/fitness recovery" for the "weekend warrior".
This article is based on my Massage/Athletic/Sports Therapy (Athletic taping)/Kinesiology/Pilates instructor training & background. Stay tuned!



Yours in musical awesome-ness,

Michelle/Dolphin
(@DolphinsDancer - Updated)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 28, 2010 ~ Discussion Topics for The Strombo Show Chat(s)


TOPICS:


The goal (for me anyway) is to post some discussion topics.. a few weeks in advance, or so..

Obviously as we get set up still, I'm working on a few hours notice. It can't be helped. I'm currently doing this on my own time.. in my (limited) spare time.

We'll see how having a list or something in advance goes, so we have something to refer to regarding bands or music, etc to talk about.

Ideas are welcome here (post in comments section if you have any), and we can try doing band or song reviews, our own versions of the G12 (George's top 12 songs of the week), or easier.. The Furious Five (I liked that better anyway), the songs from the vault of Forgotten Songs (or whatever this is called!) and even borrow ones from Bob like the Hidden Gems (since I'm sure he played one I posted on my blog here), or anything new we can come up.


Possible Discussion Topics for The Strombo Show Chat
Sunday, March 28, 2010:


Music/Strombo Show Related:
~ Depending on the timezone you are joining in from.. what songs are you listening to tonight, what moves you, what do you love/hate, flashbacks, future, requests.. etc..
~ Thoughts on the past 3-4 shows, songs, bands, etc
~ Thoughts on the G12-List (George's topic 12 songs of the week list).. do you like the concept, do you like the songs he's played, which ones, why/why not, etc
~ Thoughts on the Furious Five.. did you like/dislike that format, prefer it to or over the G12-List?
~ Thoughts on the album side played
~ Thoughts on Bob & Rich's segments on the show
~ Thoughts on Scott on the show
~ Thoughts on the Facebook group (located here ) discussion threads.
NOTE: The playlists for the old shows are also posted up here. (up until ~March 14, 2010)
~ Thoughts on the updated website: http://www.strombo.com
~ Voting for the last week/current weeks Sad-off?
~ Others...


George/The Hour Related:
~ Musical guests from The Hour this past week (see The Stroumboulopouli blog for details, or The Hour's website.
~ Other segments from The Hour, guests, skits, Mile a Minute, It Takes a Nation to Raise Your Kids, etc
~ Others...


George/Other Projects Related:
~ Love, Hate & Propaganda Documentary Series
~ Score - The Hockey Musical
(WHAT?! REALLY?! Was what I said when I read this on Twitter I think it was.. I recall George having a convo on the show w/Bob talking about musicals and how he hated them. Ok, maybe hate is a strong word.. but did not like. I can't wait to see how this turns out!
~ Via Barb (a long time fan): mentioned The Tracy Fragments to me the other day
- Not sure what it is, but I've kinda heard of it. George is in it. I wonder if my video store has it?
~ Also via Barb: Hard Core Logo 2 is filming on The Hour (I have no idea what this is?!)
More to come on it. George mentioned it on The Hour on last Thursday's show.
~ Others...

WOW.
I think that's lots.. we can re-use a lot of those of the coming months as they are "generic". If there are any specific ideas you may have, please post them on the comments section & I'll integrate them in.

Hopefully something can be setup or arranged regarding future coordination with George and/or his producers Darby (& Mike, etc) and the newly UPDATED (so excited) and super sleek, svelte and sexy Strombo.com.

And I'm hoping we can get some show related topics set up in advance, sort of like The Stroumboulopouli Blog sometimes gets the guest lists for The Hour to promote it.

I'd like to ideally have a few weeks or ~1 month of topics up & ready so others can take the lead in the chat, or do research on bands, topics, etc.



Yours in musical awesome-ness,
All across this glorious nation!
(Thanks again George. I have that in my head ALL the time now ;)

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

(And other long-time fans of The Strombo Show - list to come).


REFERENCES/WEBSITES:

Strombo.com YAH! Updated!
Strombo Show Facebook Group
You may need to login/have a Facebook account & login to view this group & information.
NOTE: The playlists for the shows are also posted up here.

CBC Radio 2
The Hour

The Stroumboulopouli Blog

How to Sign-up: Strombo Show Chat on Skype


How to Sign-up: Strombo Show Chat on Skype



You can find the new Strombo Show Chat on Skype at username: StromboShowChat ( stromboshowchat ). Searches such as Strombo Show Chat, Strombo Show, even just Strombo (specify Canada, it's faster), should work just fine I think.

Join up & join in on your time zone. I currently plan to be around for the whole time frame across all time zones (4pm PST/8pm AST to midnight PST) since I'm out here in Vancouver/PST & (and I think it's raining anyway today) until I sort out confirming some other moderators to help out, etc..

FYI:
So far we haven't had much or any response from the AST zone, so I'll be there today, Sunday, March 28, 2010 for the full time, but if no one is coming in from that zone I'll only plan to be around starting in EST the following week, unless I hear otherwise via some direct contact (here or on Twitter @dolphinsdancer &/or @StromboShowChat)


UPDATE: See "Welcome to the Strombo Show Chat Blog" for the current details on this.. as the AST timezone is now hopping!


The rules.. since we sorta need some of these.. are here:
The Strombo Show Chat Room Rules of Engagement/Guidelines

(I will update this link to the current blog eventually!)

Coming Soon.. (if people need it) FAQ & Technical Help Info on Skype, etc.. For now, just contact me w/questions.

The Strombo Show Chat Room Rules of Engagement/Guidelines (Extracted post/info)


The Strombo Show Chat Room (on Skype)
Rules of Engagement/Guidelines:


Actually.. they are more like guidelines.. Yes.. Pirate rules DO apply ;) Arrrggghhhh! (Sorry.. I have a warped sense oh humor.. I might be the only one who finds that funny.. oh well.)


1. Be respectful.
This means NO trolling, drama, slagging, slamming, bitch fights, etc, etc... by whatever name you call it. It won't be tolerated here.
I hope.. in an ideal world that everyone is here to listen to the show, support George, learn about music, possibly each other, maybe connect in a unique way with others over our radios, the music and the experiences we can bring to this..

At least.. I think I have "interpreted" George's "vision" of the Strombo Show somewhat accurately here. (If he doesn't agree or doesn't like it, he knows how/where to find me.)

2. I'm going to state again.. that the rules of Fight Club..
I mean... The Strombo Show, means no fighting.

You'll get banned. It's simple. I'll consider the various ways to handle this via moderation/hosting. Typically I do 3 strikes you're out, but there are exceptions to this rule if someone is really stirring trouble up, trolling or doesn't get it. Let's hope it isn't necessary.

3. Keep things.. ummm.. Topics.. on topic!
We may share some personal information, etc... we may get on tangents about how hot George is.. it is inevitable.. I know! };> Or what an idiot he made of himself figure skating (that WAS funny).. or speculation of what he does at 3am when he says he isn't sleeping.. etc... I'm sure we can all agree that it's a 2 or 5 mins thing or less, and then we can bring it gently back on track and on topic after some banter.

I do think there needs to be a limit to this sort of chatter on the chat session. That was probably my biggest personal complaint (and many others I spoke with) about past chats is that things often wandered deeply into tangents unrelated to anything about the show, George, the music, etc... and to newcomers & even the old guard, this is intimidating (as the chat show regulars all know each other) and some cases it's so off-topic or personal that it's boring and irrelevant and no one wants to participate in that type of environment.

4. Well.. on that final note.
Be welcoming. Be inclusive. Be tolerant. Be helpful. Be honest. Be supportive. Share your knowledge. Don't be condescending.
Be thoughtful. Be engaging. Be courteous. Add value.
Create experience. Fulfill dreams. Bring people closer. Reach out. Expand your mind. Be Insightful. Share. Be. Be real!


There are and will be fans old & new here. Everyone comes from a different level of experience in relation to the show, music, George, etc, and we must respectful and understand that. I hope we can be supportive of this process.


Those are the only rules I'm going to setup for now.
Oh yah... Stop by.. HAVE FUN!


If we require any others for this chat, they may evolve a bit more organically.



Full original post (with other info) is here: New (Unofficial) Strombo Show Chat on Skype!



Yours in musical awesome-ness,
All across this glorious nation!
(Thanks again George. I have that in my head ALL the time now ;)

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

(And other long-time fans of The Strombo Show - list to come).


REFERENCES/WEBSITES:

Strombo.com YAH! Updated!
(except for the icky all Flash/Flash player part.. but that's just my opinion.. ;)
NOTE: The playlists for the shows are NOW posted up here.

Strombo Show Facebook Group
You may need to login/have a Facebook account & login to view this group & information.
NOTE: The playlists for the shows used to be posted up here (up until approx. March 14, 2010). Some are missing.

CBC Radio 2
The Hour

The Stroumboulopouli Blog

Monday, March 22, 2010

Strombo Show Chat Summary ~ March 21, 2010 (incomplete)



Info/links/etc.. from the March 21, 2010 Strombo Show Chat:


Chat summary coming.. new blog setup underway here as you can see.. but I'll get it up soon!

First chat session of the new setup. I decided after the fact.. (on March 28) to do a chat summary for each show & setup this blog , so I'm getting caught up... slowly.. on the backlog.

Thanks to the following folks for stopping by at various times throughout the night and supporting the Strombo Show Chat in it's next incarnation:
~ @ragzey_z, @spydrgyrl, @Barbara_Wheel, @Mariposaland, @oldschoolgirl

If I've missed ppl here, or have wrong info up.. not intentional & it'll be fixed soon.. as this is a down & dirty post to get a "place-holder" up until I finish the full chat summary.

People we missed that night.. Hope to see you out next Sunday or in the future!
~ From the "old guard/chat show regulars: @mellowlee, @emgrant, @kelgura
~ And the new folk: @coldcanuck, @DaleMac12, @mishelleorama, @JosieGorgie & others such as Jen from FB, etc.. We missed ya!


Thanks for your patience all.

Yours in musical awesome-ness,

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New (Unofficial) Strombo Show Chat on Skype! (Ported from my blog)


This was formerly up at my personal blog space: Unity Integration

(http://unityintegration.blogspot.com)


Here we go...

You can imagine the intro music playing here if you like.. I did.
(I'm going to try and get a clip if possible).

[I was playing an old podcast of the show - from Dec 13th that's now up on the updated Strombo.com website while writing this.. so it's in my head. And I'm singing Christmas tunes now on the Spring Equinox.
Gee. Thanks George.]

You can find the new Strombo Show Chat on Skype at username: StromboShowChat (stromboshowchat) Strombo Show Chat, Strombo Show, even just Strombo (specify Canada, it's faster), but most of those searches should work now I think.

Join up & join in on your time zone. I'm currently planning to be around for the whole time frame across all time zones (4pm PST/8pm AST to midnight PST) since I'm out here in Vancouver/PST & until I sort out confirming some other moderators & the rules..

I'll plan to be here for Sunday, March 21, 2010 & the next few as we get set up again.

PLEASE NOTE:
This is an unofficial (@ least for the moment) chat session for
The Strombo Show
(w/George Stroumboulopoulos).
~ It is available on Sunday nights on CBC Radio 2; 8pm-midnight "your" local time, or whatever time zone you want to stream it on CBC Radio 2's online feed. That's the radio show.
~ The chat will be available (as often as humanly possible) from 4pm PST/8pm AST to midnight PST (that's Canada time). So.. Available from AST to PST on Skype at our above username.
~ The radio show & the chat are not actually synced up, or linked, and there is NO live feed on the chat itself.
~ Right now the chat is only available in IM (Instant Messenger) format.
~ In the future we may also allow voice & video options.
~ Fan moderated/hosted.
~ George is not there in the chat.
~ The show is usually pre-recorded, so the bands, people doing interviews on the Strombo Show, etc are not around in the chat either.
~ It's primarily fans of the show hanging out, listening on-line or on the radio live, talking about music, the show, maybe The Hour or other projects George may have on the go, and having a shared experience through the magic and spirit of radio!

~ The RULES of the chat are listed below.


Let me repeat something very important in big letters in bold..
This is an UNOFFICIAL chat session for The Strombo Show.
That means NOT OFFICIAL. Just to phrase it differently in case anyone needs it.

I haven't received any blessing or official status from George, CBC, the powers that be (TPTB), his producers, anyone.. yet.. some of that is being looked into, but it takes time & it may or may not happen. I'll let you know on that. (See below also for the chat show history.. I will expand it w/help from others over time & comments, etc..)

Let me also state. I don't know George.
I've only met him once..
[ It was sorta comical because (1.) it was at a comedy festival.. LOL... but also
(2.) because I lost ALL ability to speak.. breathe.. couldn't even remember my name I'm sure (& anyone who knows me, knows that isn't me..) so even if I did know him...
I probably could not be called upon to introduce you. Although I'm pretty sure time I'll be better prepared next time (if that ever comes) for those eyes/intensity, as I've never had anything like that happen to me before in my life ;) ]

Oh yes.. along that same vein... let me again state..
I really don't know George.
Personally, or in really any other way.

I don't know his phone number..
~ But you can leave The Strombo Show a request voice mail (for songs!) on their Skype account.. stromboshow or at a real phone #416-205-6226.

That's a Toronto area code in case you're wondering if you can call that with, or without long distance charges. They've said (well George did, etc) on the past shows that they are working on a 1-800# for the future.. But they have Skype, so they may have turfed that idea now.

I'd suggest no spam or prank calls.. obviously. Please be respectful.
FYI. Last I heard (on ~March 19, 2010) their voice mail was full.
Damn. As I was finally going to make a request this week.

I also don't know where he lives.. I'll give you a hint though.. Somewhere in Toronto ;)

I don't know what his favorite food is, or where he hangs out, or if he's dating anyone, etc.. but I'll give you another hint.. he likes the Habs/the Montreal Canadiens (that's a hockey team in case you're from a place other than Canada ;) And if you want the list of his favorite bands.. I think they're on his website (or at least they were, or maybe his Facebook page). That's all I got.

So.. anything personal, I can't help you with!

Ok.. are we clear on that?!
Good. I'd hate to have to repeat myself too much on that topic.


What am I doing here?:
What I am here for is to get The Strombo Show Chats off the ground again. I have some experience (well... lots) in IT (information technology), running chat sessions, Yahoo Groups, e-lists, Google Groups, newsgroups, discussion forums, Facebook groups, websites, etc, etc... I am willing to give up some personal time to initially get this up & running again & then hopefully with the help of other Strombo Show fans, old & new, the duties of moderation & hosting can be shared amongst us all, either as:
Option 1: A specific collective of people in the various timezones "enforcing things" or;
Option 2: A self-monitoring entity that keeps things on topic, enforces the rules of the chat, helps trolls find their way back to the bridge they crawled out from under, ensures new people are welcome, etc.. or;
Option 3: As a last resort.. I play primary moderator/host longer term. Not ideal, as I'm NOT on the CBC payroll. I'm volunteering my time to do this for a while, but I'd eventually like to know that I can have my spring/summer Sunday afternoons outside & occasionally unwired, or if I want to go away with out worrying that things will melt down here. So I hope you are willing to play along nicely & help out & not require too much moderation.
Thanks!

Why am I doing this?:
I am a long time fan of both The Hour and The Strombo Show (& his other work), and of course him as a person.. (or the person that shows up on TV that we all see).

I respect (most of the time ;) who he is, what he does & says, and I value what he brings to TV, radio, CBC, etc.

I happily hope to show that support with the continuation of the Strombo Show Chat in this new form, and with promotion of the show(s).

There are fans involved that write for The Stroumboulopouli Blog & people that have been listeners of the show for many years longer than I. There are fans of music that have tons of musical experience and insight to share, that run festivals, that know bands, that are part of bands, that work in the TV, radio and music industries, as well as people who do know George personally, and may be able to offer insight into The Hour, his other projects, etc.

So hopefully the chats can also bring that information to all of us & we can all do our part (for guerrilla radio ;) to continue to support George with The Strombo Show, and with any of his other projects.

HISTORY OF THE CHAT:

There used to be a few different manifestations of The Strombo Show Chat over the years (more history lessons to come later)...

This is an attempt to bring it forward into a more accessible, easier to use, no special software required, (aside from Skype/Skype account, but lots of people have that already), no problems with setup and interfaces, and the ability to have people come in from not just across all the timezones of Canada, but hopefully for fans of the show that might listen online elsewhere in the world (there were fans in the US & UK that I'm aware of).


And here is the promised update for Sunday, March 21, 2010:
(prior to 4pm PST/8pm AST with chat sessions "rules")..

Actually.. they are more like guidelines.. Yes.. Pirate rules DO apply ;) Arrrggghhhh!

The Strombo Show Chat Room Rules of Engagement/Guidelines:

1. Be respectful.
This means NO trolling, drama, slagging, slamming, bitch fights, etc, etc... by whatever name you call it. It won't be tolerated here.
I hope.. in an ideal world that everyone is here to listen to the show, support George, learn about music, possibly each other, maybe connect in a unique way with others over our radios, the music and the experiences we can bring to this..

At least.. I think I have "interpreted" George's "vision" of the Strombo Show somewhat accurately here. (If he doesn't agree or doesn't like it, he knows how/where to find me.)

2. I'm going to state again.. that the rules of Fight Club..
I mean The Strombo Show, means no fighting. You'll get banned.
It's simple. I'll consider the various ways to handle this via moderation/hosting. Typically I do 3 strikes you're out, but there are exceptions to this rule if someone is really stirring trouble up, trolling, or doesn't get it. Let's hope it isn't necessary.

3. Keep things.. ummm.. Topics.. on topic! We may share some personal information, etc... we may get on tangents about how hot George is.. it is inevitable.. I know! };> Or what an idiot he made of himself figure skating (that WAS funny).. or speculation of what he does at 3am when he says he isn't sleeping.. etc... I'm sure we can all agree that it's a 2 or 5 mins thing or less, and then we can bring it gently back on track and on topic after some banter.

I do think there needs to be a limit to this sort of chatter on the chat session. That was probably my biggest personal complaint (and many others I spoke with) about past chats is that things often wandered deeply into tangents completely unrelated to anything about the show, George, the music, etc... and to newcomers & even the old guard, this is intimidating (as the chat show regulars all know each other & keep talking about these things that new people have NO clue about), and some cases it's so off-topic or personal that it's boring and irrelevant and no one wants to participate in that type of environment.

4. Be welcoming. Be inclusive. Be tolerant. Be helpful. Be honest. Be supportive. Share your knowledge. Don't be condescending.
Be thoughtful. Be engaging. Be courteous. Add value.
Create experience. Fulfill dreams. Bring people closer. Reach out. Expand your mind. Be Insightful. Share. Be. Be real!


(Those above "snippets" are from Twitter posts I've done on #Twittorial's.)

There are and will be fans old & new here. Everyone comes from a different level of experience in relation to the show, music, George, etc, and we must respectful and understand that. I hope we can be supportive of this process.

Those are the only rules I'm going to setup for now. I'll sort out others from my past experiences over the next week, and/or if we require them for this chat.

TOPICS:

The goal (for me anyway) is to post some discussion topics.. a few weeks in advance, or so.. Obviously today, y'all get a few hours notice. It can't be helped. I was busy this week & didn't do this until yesterday. (Spring lit a fire of inspiration under my ass and I finally got back on sorting this out).

We'll see how having a list or something in advance goes, so we have something to refer to regarding bands or music, etc to talk about. Ideas are welcome here, and we can try doing band or song reviews, our own versions of the G12 (George's top 12 songs of the week), or easier.. The Furious Five (I liked that better anyway), the songs from the vault of Forgotten Songs (or whatever this is called, I can't recall right now.. it's the wee hours of the morning.. help?!) and even borrow ones from Bob like the Hidden Gems (since I'm sure he played one I posted on my blog here), or anything new we can come up.

Possible Discussion Topics for The Strombo Show Chat
Sunday, March 21, 2010:


Music/Strombo Show Related:
~ Depending on the timezone you are joining in from.. what songs are you listening to tonight, what moves you, what do you love/hate, flashbacks, future, requests.. etc..
~ Thoughts on the past 3-4 shows, songs, bands, etc
~ Thoughts on the G12-List (George's topic 12 songs of the week list).. do you like the concept, do you like the songs he's played, which ones, why/why not, etc
~ Thoughts on the Furious Five.. did you like/dislike that format, prefer it to or over the G12-List?
~ Thoughts on the album side played
~ Thoughts on Bob & Rich's segments on the show
~ Thoughts on Scott on the show
~ Thoughts on the Facebook group discussion threads. NOTE: Many of the past playlists for the shows are also posted up here.
~ Others...

George/The Hour Related:
~ Musical guests from The Hour this past week (see also The Stroumboulopouli blog for details, or The Hour's website.
~ Other segments from The Hour, guests, skits, Mile a Minute, It Takes a Nation to Raise Your Kids, etc
~ Others...

George/Other Projects Related:
~ Love, Hate & Propaganda
~ Score - The Hockey Musical - WHAT I said when I read this on Twitter I think it was.. I recall George having a convo on the show w/Bob talking about musicals and how he hated them. Ok, maybe hate is a strong word.. but did not like. I can't wait to see how this turns out!
~ Via Barb (a long time fan): mentioned The Tracy Fragments to me the other day - Not sure what it is, but I've kinda heard of it. George is in it. I wonder if my video store has it?
~ Also via Barb: Hard Core Logo 2 is filming on The Hour (I have no idea what this is?!)
~ Others...

WOW.
I think that's lots.. we can re-use a lot of those of the coming months as they are "generic". If there are any specific ideas you may have, please post them on the comments section & I'll integrate them in.

Hopefully something can be setup, or arranged regarding future coordination with George and/or his producers Darby (& Mike, etc) and the newly UPDATED (so excited) and super sleek, svelte and sexy Strombo.com.

And I'm hoping we can get some show related topics set up in advance, sort of like The Stroumboulopouli Blog sometimes gets the guest lists for The Hour to promote it.

I'd like to ideally have a few weeks or ~1 month of topics up & ready so others can take the lead in the chat, or do research on bands, topics, etc.


Yours in musical awesome-ness,
All across this glorious nation!
(Thanks again George. I have that in my head ALL the time now ;)

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

(And other long-time fans of The Strombo Show - list to come).


REFERENCES/WEBSITES:

Strombo.com YAH! Updated!
Strombo Show Facebook Group
You may need to login/have a Facebook account & login to view this group & information.
NOTE: The playlists for the shows are also posted up here.

CBC Radio 2
The Hour

The Stroumboulopouli Blog


More to come!


Photo credits
(& details to come.. as long as I'm allowed to keep them up here.. ;)

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 14, 2010: The Strombo Show Playlist (& G12 Count Down) [Repeated April 25, 2010]



The Strombo Show Playlist, March 14, 2010


From the Strombo.com website:
[ My NOTEs in italics ]


G12 Count Down & the Full Playlist integrated/together:
March 14, 2010


[ I may extract the G12 Count Down out later like some of the other playlist formats (blog make-work clean-up project ;), but for now they are just together in show play sequence.

Also NOTE: This show was repeated/re-played on April 25, 2010 as George was out-of-town & couldn't do a new show.
See the April 25, 2010 chat posting here for more info on that night..

This was also originally the St. Patrick's Day edition of The Strombo Show when it aired on March 14, 2010.. so there are some "Celtic" gems & requests in the mix. ]



[ The show kicked off with the 1st song in the count down.
NOTE: Cypress Hill was also recently on The Hour.. more to come on that.. ]


[ Start of the G12 Count Down. ]

G12 - #12: Cypress Hill – Rise Up
G12 - #11: Janelle Monae – Tightrope
G12 - #10: Major Lazer – Good Enough
G12 - #9: Shout Out Loud – Fall Hard
G12 - #8: BBS (Broken Social Scene) – World Sick












[ A FREE download of Broken Social Scene - World Sick is also available at Stereogum.com ]


Rich Terfry Segment:
Laid Back – Whitehorse
Leona Anderson – Yo Ho The Crow
The Mahones – The Queen & Tequila

[ Request by/for The Mahones I believe... ]
Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up To Boston

Bahamas – Your Old I'm Bored

[ Fan Request... (forget for who now..) Awesome, awesome song! ]
Serena Ryder – The Motorcycle Song

G12 - #7: Darwin Deez – I Need A Dollar
G12 - #6: Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar

Guns N Roses – It’s So Easy
Jason Collett – Love is a Dirty Word

Bob's Sad-Off:
[ So much to write here about this.. what an amazing sad-off.. "Sinead O'Connor - Troy" is the hurricane, the volcano.. VS.
as Bob put it.. the Haiku.. the tiny perfect little love song.. with "The Beatles – For No One".

It's no contest in my mind, but who are you voting for? I may have polls on here in the future.. there have been questions about that.

Also, see the April 25, 2010 chat posting here for more info on that night.. ]


Sinead O'Connor – Troy
vs.
The Beatles – For No One

G12 - #5: Hawksley Workman – (The Happiest Day I Know is a) Tokyo Bicycle

Ten O'Clock with Tom (Request From The Popes):
Tom Waits – What's He Building

Apostle of Hustle – Baby Your In Luck
Deep Dark United – I Saved a Junkie Once
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

Tool – Prison Sex

G12 - #4: Gorillaz – Stylo

Justice – Waters Of Nazereth

[ Wow.. hard hearing again after what happened with this band..
More links & info to come on that.. as it happened after the original airing (March 14, 2010) of this show. ]

YSPWSD – Monster

[ Oh boy.. The Cure & The Clash.. back-to-back.
THIS is why we listen to The Strombo Show! ]


The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
The Clash – Janie Jones

Mickey Dread – Break Down The Walls

G12 - #3: Zeus – How Does It Feel
G12 - #2: Foals – Spanish Sahara
G12 - #1: BRMC (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) – Conscience Killer

[ End of the G12 Count Down ]

Qotsa – Lost Art of Keeping a Secret

Album Side: K'naan - Dusty Foot Philosopher
K'naan – I Was Stabbed By Satan
K'naan – Oh My God!
K'naan – Smile
K'naan – If Rap Gets Jealous
K'naan – The Dusty Foot Philosopher
K'naan – Strugglin


[ The big lie-down intro/background song... played in full finally.
By request... ]

Pink Floyd – Fearless

Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
Sparklehorse – June Bug
Timber Timbre – Demon Host

[ Full "extended" version I think.. played out.. all 9mins ++ or something of it.. ? ]
Jimmy Eat World - Goodbye Sky Harbour


[ More details, show tidbits, links, etc to come... ]


[ NOTE: I hadn't re-started the new Strombo Show Chat yet, so there wasn't any kind of real chat session that night.. (but I may have notes from some other stuff.. )

I will find those later & post them as I go back (slowly ;) through the archives & get this information up!

If you have any show playlists, notes from chat archives, or other information to share about certain shows, links, band or song details, track download sites, articles, websites, etc.. please feel free to share them in the comments section, or contact me & I can find a way or a place to add them to the blog! ]




Yours in musical awesome-ness
& the lovely inspiration of the "Spirit of Radio"...

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

NOTE: Back-dated to March 15, 2010, 2009 (after the March 14, 2010 show)... but write-up done in the wee hours of May 03, 2010!