Monday, April 19, 2010

Strombo Show Chat Summary ~ April 18, 2010 (incomplete)



Info/links/etc.. from the April 18, 2010 Strombo Show Chat:


Chat summary coming.. whew.. long day.. long night.. too many hours in a Skype chat session for this girl! My brain hurts.. I'm crawling into bed to listen to Nightstream.. to wake up to Bob & do the summaries catch-up another day (oohhh that rhymes.. sorta?! Blurrghhh.)


Busy night in the chat..

Thanks to the following folks for stopping by at various times throughout the night:
~ @Barbara_Wheel, @oldschoolgirl, @JosieGorgie (our token American ;), @ragzey_z, @huskermould, @mishelleorama (for her very FIRST Strombo show listen EVER.. and she hung out in the chat with us!), @wildworks, @Mariposaland, @kelgura [and of course me @jazzdolphin, but I'm on as the host/chat moderator under StromboShowChat on Skype].

If I've missed anyone 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). And please let me know if I missed anything. Comments & feedback are ALWAYS welcome!

People we missed that night.. Hope to see you out next Sunday, or in the future..
~ @mellowlee (but I know she works early, early), @emgrant (sometimes working so can't chat), @spydrgyrl (busy, busy.. family commitments!), @coldcanuck, @DaleMac12, & others such as Jen from FB, etc.. We missed ya!


Chat Summary
(VERY incomplete)

I do have this info to share.. before I fall down..

Album side tonight was The Clash’s Live At Shea Stadium.



















Borrowed from:
The Strombo Show's Facebook Group Page
(note, you may need to log in to access this link):

~ "Bootlegged and sought after by collectors, the Clash's Oct. 13, 1982, performance at New York' Shea Stadium was found when Joe Strummer was moving."


And some of my personal fav/highlights from the night..
George's Mom.. OMG. I love her. Can she be MY mom too?!
She could be the nation's Mom.. She is so freaking adorable..
I ♥ ♥ ♥ her and everyone else did too! And her musical taste..
I swear.. my parents & George's must have listened to the same music! I remember hearing Glen Campbell's-Rhinestone Cowboys growing up on a ranch in MB as a young girl...
(oh yah.. I was a cowgirl ;)

And Rich's tracks..fantastically brilliant #iWantToBeEvil-Eartha Kitt (#iWannaDoBurlesque to this song! Spectacular. Spectacular!) & Seven Nation Army Vs. Bring The Noise (mashup)-White Enemy! Dancing around the living room..

I'm still laughing at some of the commentary on tonights show..
Bob & Doug.. I mean Bob & George ;)

Other highlights:
"Rancid-Corazon De Oro" can we say.. #girlWithAheartOfGold...
AND
George FINALLY playing a request for @Mariposaland, a long-time fan of the show.. (and participant/contributor to many of the various iterations of the Strombo Show Chat sessions over the years..)

He played a Danny Michel track for her & I'm sorry to say Mari.. at this time of the night.. the name of it escapes me. But our newest listener & chat participant @mishelleorama loved it so much she ran off and downloaded it and probably still has it on repeat...


Thanks for your patience all.
I AM working on getting caught up.. I was silly & started DRAFT posts of ALL the Strombo Show playlists I have going back to ~May last year.. 2009.. so that kept me away from updating the chat summaries.. loads of cool info to come tho!

Promise.

Yours in musical awesome-ness,

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 11, 2010: The Strombo Show Playlist (& G12 Count Down)

Since I mentioned prior that people were having problems viewing things on the updated Strombo.com website ... since it is in Flash...

I'll be putting up the last couple playlists (& G12 Count Down lists) on here. If it seem like a popular thing to have up here too, I'll keep it up.

I also have playlists dating back into last year, etc and possibly older, so over time I will hunt those down, chat with some of the long time listeners of the show & get their lists and put those older ones up here for people to go back through the various playlists for the show!


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

G12 Count Down: April 11, 2010


#1: Gorillaz – Stylo
#2: Hot Chip – One Life Stand
#3: Caribou – Odessa
#4: Milks & Rectangles – Wink & A Gun (The Jurys Hung)
#5: The Morning Benders – Promises

[ The Morning Benders made a: video for "Promises"
~ Can I express here JUST how much I ♥ Stereogum's website! ]


#6: The Black Keys – Next Girl
#7: She & Him – In The Sun
#8: Gil Scot Heron – New York Is Killing Me (Remix Feat. NAS)
#9: NAS & Damian Marley – As We Enter
#10: Roky Erickson – Goodbye Sweet Dreams
#11: Band Of Horses – Laredo
#12: Stars – Fixed

And...
Here is the full playlist

The Strombo Show (Full Playlist): April 11, 2010

[ The show kicked off with the 1st song in the count down.
As it often does... ]



[ Start of the G12 Count Down. ]

G12 - #12: Stars -– Fixed ***
G12 - #11: Band Of Horses -– Laredo













[ NOTE:
Band Of Horses – "Laredo" Free Download at Stereogum.com:
http://stereogum.com/339742/band-of-horses-laredo/mp3s ]


G12 - #10: Roky Erickson -– Goodbye Sweet Dreams

U2 -– Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
The Smiths –- Girlfriend In A Coma
Palace Music -– Cat's Blues
Johnny Cash -– I See A Darkness
A Fine Frenzy -– Blow Away

[ NOTE: The "Comeback Debate" with & by Bob Mackowycz from CBC Radio 2 Morning... featuring Betty White (Bowie for Betty) against the whole 80's decade with Joy Division representing! ]

David Bowie -– Golden Years
Joy Division -– Transmission

A Place To Bury Strangers -– In Your Heart

G12 - #9: NAS & Damian Marley -– As We Enter
G12 - #8: Gil Scot Heron -– New York Is Killing Me (Remix Feat. NAS)
G12 - #7: She & Him -– In The Sun

Kasabian -– Shoot The Runner
Ben Harper -– Ground On Down

[ NOTE: George called his Mom for a request. It was so freaking sweet, let me tell you.. I wanna meet that women, she sounds awesome and her pick.. one of the best.. Marty Robbins -– El Paso!
I actually have my Mom's copy of the LP of this.. so good! ]


Marty Robbins -– El Paso

The Tragically Hip -– Coffee Girl ***
Coppertone -– Night Time Wishes ***
Mississipi Fred -– Going Down To The River

G12 - #6: The Black Keys -– Next Girl
G12 - #5: The Morning Benders -– Promises
G12 - #4: Milks & Rectangles –- Wink & A Gun (The Jurys Hung) ***
G12 - #3: Caribou -– Odessa

[ NOTE: Ten O'clock with Tom Waits: A short one.
Blink & you'll miss it. ]


Tom Waits -– Bend Down The Branches

[ NOTE: The next 3 songs are Rich Terfry's picks of the week.. well.. actually his wife Emily's. Damn she has good taste. ]

France Gall -– Pense A Moi (Just Think Of Me)
Dolly Parton –- Im Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)
Darkest Hour -– Sound The Surrender

Bad Brains -– Re-Ignition
Frank Black -– Headache

G12 - #2: Hot Chip -– One Life Stand
G12 - #1: Gorillaz –- Stylo

[ End of the G12 Count Down ]

Unknow Artist - Doing It Right
2Pac - Brenda's Got A Baby
Public Enemy -– Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
The Big Pink -– Frisk
Beastie Boys -– Gratitude
Crystal Castles Vs. Health -– Crime Wave *** (Ville Valo of H.I.M. Request)

[ NOTE: For some reason.. when I "Shazam'd" (I'll explain later if you don't know what that is..) this track..
It says the title is:
Arabs With Knives & West Germany Skies (4:37am).
Slight difference. I haven't gone wandering to search it out. But just thought I'd mention, since I noticed it. ]


Roger Waters -– 4:33am (Arabs With Knives & West Germany Skies)

[ I'm not 100% sure where the "Big Lie-Down" started but.. from "Jim Reeves –- He'll Have To Go" to "Prince –- Sometimes It Snows In April" ending the show.. it doesn't get a lot more awesome than that! ]

Dan Auerbach -– Going Home
Jim Reeves –- He'll Have To Go
Bill Callahan –- The Breeze (My Baby Cries)
Kath Bloom -– A Homeless Dream
Prince –- Sometimes It Snows In April


[ NOTE: I don't know what the *** means yet.. but I'm making an educated guess based on having done some radio in the past myself that *** = CanCon (Canadian Content)?! ]

Strombo.com website updates/Flash/playlists...


Info on Strombo.com website updates/Flash/playlists..




A lot of people have mentioned to me directly or indirectly.. in the chat (or on Twitter or Facebook, etc) about having trouble viewing things on the updated Strombo.com website ... since it is in Flash...

It seems that the only browser(s) that works really well is Internet Explorer (I.E.) 7.0+-ish or better and Apple Safari 4.0+-ish (which is in a word.. ironic ;)!

Except for the March 14, 2010 show which numerous people have reported crashing. I've had this particular show crash every browser I've tried so far (at various times in the the playback, but usually w/in the first 4-15mins), but it seems that the other shows do run in Internet Explorer (I.E.) 7.0+-ish and Apple Safari 4.0+-ish.

I've tested it in Chrome, Firefox and Safari.. mostly the current versions of each as I tend to keep my browsers very up-to-date with the website development/design & testing work I've done in the past (even tho I dis-like some of the new "features" of things in I.E. 8.0, etc).

If you've any success or problems with the website or listening to the feed, feel free to post it here in the comments & I'll see if I can pass it on some how.. (or I think they may just be reading it here.. just maybe... ) As well, if you are on Facebook there is the Facebook Strombo Fan Page [in-line link pending, but it's elsewhere here] and there are some posts on the Discussion Board on this topic.

George announced on this just past show on April 11, 2010 is that there is a non-Flash version of the website under development (and there is a note up on the website that the server is being upgraded as well..) which means that everyone will hopefully be able to view the website & listen properly soon... as the evil Flash will go away and those who want to view it on mobile devices such as iPhones, iPods & even iPads.. (haha... I still have trouble writing/saying that name.. lol).. will be able to do so since we all know Flash isn't supported on those devices..

(It's kinda like the Olympics not being on TV George.. ;)

Yours in musical awesome-ness,

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Strombo Show Chat Summary ~ April 11, 2010 (incomplete)



Info/links/etc.. from the April 11, 2010 Strombo Show Chat:


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

It sure seemed busier after the quiet Easter one last week, even though there were only 6 of us & we were still missing quite a few of the old guard/regulars!

Thanks to the following folks for stopping by at various times throughout the night:
~ @Barbara_Wheel, @huskermould, @Mariposaland, @ragzey_z, @JosieGorgie (from the US of A!) [and of course me @jazzdolphin, but I'm on as the host/chat moderator under StromboShowChat on Skype].

If I've missed anyone 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. And please let me know if I missed anything. Comments & feedback are always welcome!

People we missed that night.. Hope to see you out next Sunday, or in the future..
~ @oldschoolgirl, @mellowlee (The bum was at the Spoon concert @ the Orpheum Theatre in Vancovuer on April 11, 2010 - hopefully she'll tell us about it next time ;), @emgrant, @kelgura, @wildworks, @spydrgyrl, @coldcanuck, @DaleMac12, @mishelleorama & others such as Jen from FB, etc.. We missed ya!



Thanks for your patience all.

Yours in musical awesome-ness,

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

Welcome to the Strombo Show Chat Blog..

Hey there..


Welcome to the Strombo Show Chat Blog!



[ NOTE: Picture is from George receiving his Doctorate of Laws from the University of Calgary.. I think it was ~2007 (but don't quote me on that). I'll find out & confirm. Not sure who to do photo credit to? If you know, let me know! Thanks. ]

I created this blog.. actually about a week or so ago to support the Strombo Show Chat that is running on Skype now as StromboShowChat (see "former" posts for information, or if you need technical help getting setup, please contact me). I'm just getting the blog up & running finally now as I've been busy.

It's an "unofficial" chat (and blog) at the moment. Not sure if "we'll" (I'll) ever get any official recognition at any point, but I am chatting with "the powers that be" (when I have time to email them again that is..) and that takes time.

I've "ported" posts that I originally put up on my own blog: http://unityintegration.blogspot.com ... but the Strombo Show Chat information was sorta taking it over & I have other plans for it well outside of and beyond the Strombo Show Chat stuff! I'll leave them duplicated there probably until the month end (April 2010, likely end of May now to handle the transition/setup) to make sure I have them successfully moved over with all information, and then I'll probably delete them from there.

If anyone has any questions/concerns/etc.. please feel free to post or comment on here.. or drop me a note some other way. The side panel has some info, or visit my other blog if you can't find it right now I'm working on a few things like a Contact Info/About Me pg & a Chat Rules/Info pg, How-To-Sign Up (see blog post here), several FAQs, etc.

I am seeing about setting up a Strombo Show Chat email as well.. but I don't want to step on George's toes in anyway doing any of this stuff.. so I'll waiting for some response before I do anything more "official" like that.

Please join the chat session on Sunday nights..

Join up & join in on your time zone, or whenever you listen.

Interesting enough though.. most people are streaming the show online at CBC Radio 2 website: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2 and the earlier timezone(s).. 8pm AST/7pm EST/4 pm PST are the MOST popular at the moment, with most people out East tuning in & then signing off by ~8-8:30pm PST.. which is.. late-ish.. out East.

I'm currently planned 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 the West in Vancouver/PST (it depends how sunny it gets out here.. I may need to find a really nice patio in the West End with good/unlimited wifi ;)!

Maybe in the future I'll sort out confirming some other moderators to help out.. but I listen 2x myself. First time in AST during the craziness of the chat.. and then the 2nd time (as long as the show is good, which is usually is..) in PST as it's quiet in the chat & I can catch up on things I missed and sit back, enjoy.. update this blog hopefully and occasionally a few people drop into the chat on CST/MST, or a the few of the "old guard/regulars" in PST stumble in...



So.. Please participate. Please engage.
Please offer feedback/insight/help/etc.
Enjoy.


Yours in musical awesome-ness,

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Strombo Show Chat Summary ~ April 04, 2010 (incomplete)



Info/links/etc.. from the April 04, 2010 StromboShowChat:


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

It was a very quiet night since it was Easter & lots of folk were away doing family stuff, etc.

Thanks to the following folks that made it out & for stopping by at various times throughout the night.. we had some new faces that night tho & hope to see them back next time:
~ @huskermould, @Barbara_Wheel, @Mariposaland, @spydrgyrl, @ginger905, and @oldschoolgirl joined me in PST

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 you had a great Easter/holiday/whatever and hope to see you out next Sunday!
~ @ragzey_z, @mellowlee, @emgrant, @kelgura, @wildworks, @coldcanuck, @DaleMac12, @mishelleorama, @JosieGorgie (our "token" American atm ;). & others such as Jen from FB, etc.. We missed ya!


Thanks for your patience all.


Yours in musical awesome-ness,

Michelle/Dolphin
(@jazzdolphin)