Strombo Continues To Be An Inspiration For Youth To Create Radio That Sucks

Check it out.
The newly re-designed STROMBO.COM.
It’s gone from being completely boring and saying nothing to being completely boring and saying even less.
Is that possible? Yes, it is.
A kind of HTML machine has taken over.
The page is now a radio station, unto itself. Station Strombo.
Are you on George’s wavelength?
It won’t take long to decide, because his “show” starts the moment you hit the page.
A vivid and aural example of the mellow cool that is the george.

Marketing … nothing

Within seconds of listening to this, you want to be somewhere else, doing something else. And if you stay just a bit, you begin to wonder, ‘why is something so unspectacular, so uninteresting, so bankrupt of any immediate or long term redeeming value, on the radio?’
Is there no one prepared to tell george that he doesn’t have a voice for radio?
That he is not capable of creating intimacy on the radio, with his voice.
And his personality is nowhere near apparent enough to warrant a radio show.
He gives a very different george on the radio than he gives on TV.
TV is all george all the time, look at me, I’m next to a celebrity.
On radio, there’s almost no george, to speak of.
He says nothing that matters, and shares the show with two other guys who are even more boring than he is.
The Strombo Radio Experience is a clear illustration of far down the hill radio can go.

22 comments:

  1. Herb Tarlek
    Posted April 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Jian.ca is worth $333, according to this site: http://www.sitelogr.com/s/jian.ca

  2. Allanjoined April 10, 2009
    Posted April 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The bottom of the page cuts off in Firefox. But I assume that there’s no place in this site to leave a comment.
    Everything from George on the internet is an advertisement.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2010 at 8:35 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Unsurprising colour scheme on that website. We get it George, you like the colour black.

  4. Mick Jones
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I wonder how much money the CBC spends (wastes) every year on all the various George Strombo productions : The Hour, The WWII documentary, Test The Nation, The Strombo Show. Did I miss any? Is there a Little George on the Prairie in the making?

  5. Phony Phone Caller
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Maybe Jian can sue and get Jian.com instead of having to use Jian.ca since him and Lights are world wide stars. With Lights world wide touring and Jian’s strong ties to the BBC.

    • Anonymous
      Posted April 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      I’m sure that in Jian’s mind, all those people that went to Jian.com were really meaning to go to Jian.ca, but instead were suckered into buying business software by a company trying to cash in on his “popularity’.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    You’d think that with all the exposure that Jian got from the Billy Bob interview that his site would at least be more popular than Tod Maffin’s. Jian has been making it sound like the world fell in love with him after that interview. I guess the truth is something different.

  7. Phony Phone Caller
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I wonder if Jian’s site is more popular than George’s because Jian and Lights visit it so often ?

  8. Nigel Tufnel
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I’ve never heard Georgie’s radio show but I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that it probably revolves around him thinking that he has awesomely cool taste in music?

  9. The ghost of Joe Strummer
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Does the CBC keep George employed because he’s a guaranteed “Canadian content” money loser that helps to justify the $1 billion+ that the CBC receives from the government?

  10. Howard Stern's Nose
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Kirsty’s Folly doesn’t realize that the higher the number on Alexa the LEAST relevant/ least amount of hits the site gets. Idiot.

    • Anonymous
      Posted April 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Huh? She said that Jian’s site was more popular than George’s (strombo.com), which, going by the numbers provided, is a correct statement.

  11. Vox Clamantis in Deserto
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I have no opinion on the music just the terrible production values!

  12. E
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 11:13 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I’m sorry, but you guys are on crack. George is authentic, and relevant. He brings to radio a combination of music no other DJ has. He plays tunes that are not being played anywhere else and takes chances with his mixes.
    There is almost no George to speak of on the radio show because it is all about the music. Any true music lover can appreciate that.

    • Andy Travis
      Posted April 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Pardon me for saying, but that is one seriously crud-ass lousy motherfucking piece of pure goddamn ass-smelling fucking god damn motherfucking crap of a website. Probly designed by some skinny-jeans frig-arse fukking son of a god damn idiot hipster.

      I like when it says “Preparing Site Content!” and shows any empty page with a progress bar and a spinning ‘throbber’. Hahahahahaha. Hopefully George paid for this garbage out of his own money ‘cos if mr. and ms. canada are footing the bill, we got ripped off like you wouldn’t believe.

      A stinker site for some of the worst radio CBC has ever been responsible for.

      I guess I am ‘on crack’ for not being fleeced by George’s crappy distillation of stale, canonical, critcally acclaimed laundry lists of indie music. You might think it’s ‘fair trade organic’, but it sounds like the same old McShit to me.

  13. Vox Clamantis in Deserto
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 11:11 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It also sounds like f£$king shit! Listen to the muffled voice over full of distortion and bad compression pumping artifacts! Not that anyone gives a SHIT about sound at the CBC anymore… it’s only radio, er… I mean “content ” after all… Irt’s what the ipod generation digs man!

  14. Anonymous
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 10:30 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Even scarier — the Todster has ’em both beat :

    todmaffin.com #966,217

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/todmaffin.com#trafficstats

  15. Baba Booey
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 7:35 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Listen and learn, George – http://www.howardstern.com.tw/index.html – every single Howard Stern Show from the Sirius era for your listening pleasure. You’re welcome.

    • Anonymous
      Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:36 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Alexa website rank (in terms of popularity) :

      Strombo.com #3,607,434
      HowardStern.com #9,253
      Google.com #1

      • Kirsty's folly
        Posted April 13, 2010 at 10:08 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

        Jian.ca #2,134,765

        Jian’s website is more popular than George’s! Ouch.


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