Chill? George

Strombo interviewed in beer magazine. (Overlook the lapse attested by the question “What makes you laugh?”)

I was going to leave MuchMusic anyway, I was 31, twice the age of some of the audience, and I just didn’t connect to that kind of pop culture. Pop culture to me is an iceberg, the pop is the tip and the culture is what’s below the surface. The culture is what makes us interesting and important. The pop is the bullshit stuff you look at because it’s fun, but you can’t live off it….

But I really like the people at CBC. I also grew up reading the media in this country, and I thought there was an extreme anti-CBC vibe. I thought that even before I worked there. When the CBC does this, they get ripped, but when other media does the same thing, they don’t…. I believe in what it is. They’re good people, and I wanted to work with them, so if I’m going to work with them, I’m sure we can make something good. TV is like baseball. I mean you fail seven times out of ten. But if you fail seven times out of ten, you’re going to the Hall of Fame in baseball.

There’s probably a classic error of logic in there somewhere, but I like the sentiment.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted September 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    No George….
    Baseball is baseball.
    TV is a fight to the death UFC cage match. Right now you’re being handed your testicles on a platter. Good thing your not on private TV anymore.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 6:05 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It’s a nice sentiment but….

    Ok why is it only the tip of the iceberg on his show? Actually not the tip – the parts that melted and flowed away long ago. The last time I turned on the Hour it was Anne Murray and (walking infomercial) Tony Robbins.

    Most of the time I feel that his guests have nothing to do with Canadian culture (US or British maybe but not Canadian) or had something to do with it once, long long ago.

    Anne Murray is certainly an icon, but what is left to ask her that we don’t already know?

  3. Dwight Williams
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Amen to the sentiment, friend.

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