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The Strombo Show: Colin James and Adam Driver

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, April 26, 2015

Listen to the April 26, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show.


The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It's a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music to honour both old and new.

George Stroumboulopoulos is joined by Canadian blues guitarist Colin James and celebrated Girls actor Adam Driver. 

Colin James is Canada's quiet icon. He's a Juno-winning songwriter who recently released his 16th studio album, Hearts on Fire, and will be kicking his acoustic tour into gear this week. With George, James discusses fatherhood, his relationship with his early punk band, the Wankers, the future prospects of the Little Big Band, plus he surrenders to the six-string for an acoustic session. 

We're also joined by Adam Driver. Best known as Adam Sackler on HBO's Girls, Driver will soon be elevated to another galaxy for his role in the upcoming Star Wars instalment. In his latest project, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young, he plays one-half of a young bohemian couple that befriends a middle-aged husband and wife, played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. 

As always, we tip our hats to those groundbreakers and game-changers with a Nod to the Gods, spinning the best new tracks, paying tribute to Tom Waits on Ten with Tom and sending you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!

M7. Cakes Da Killa, "Serve It Up"
M6. American Wrestlers, "Kelly"
M5. Nic Hessler, "Expel Me"
M4. Danko Jones, "Do You Wanna Rock?"
M3. GROUNDERS, "No Ringer"
M2. NO JOY, "Everything New"
M1. The National, "Sunshine On My Back" 

Henry Jackman, "Lemurian Star"
Chemical Brothers, "K+D+B"
Eddie Murphy, "Party All The Time"
Rolling Stones, "Off The Hook"
Cakes Da Killa, "Serve It Up"
Harrison, "You're Light"
American Wrestlers, "Kelly"
Beach Boys, "God Only Knows (A Cappela)"
Shamir, "Call It Off"
PRINCE, "Darling Nikki"
The Beatles, "Tommorow Never Knows (Leftside Wobble Edit)"
The Gap Band, "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"
Pantera, "Cowboys From Hell" 
The Constantines, "Fuckin' Up"
Nic Hessler, "Expel Me"
Lionel Richie, "All Night Long"
Beastie Boys, "So What'cha Want?"
Led Zeppelin, "Kashmir" 
Future Islands, "Back in the Tall Grass"
Palace Music, "New Partner"
Elvis Costello, "Please Mr. Kennedy"
Run The Jewels, "Oh My Darling Don't Cry (Sully's Streetfighter Clean Edit)"
OutKast, "ATLiens"
Danko Jones, "Do You Wanna Rock?"
Sebadoh, "Gimmie Indie Rock"
UPSET, "Glass Ceiling"
GROUNDERS, "No Ringer"
Lou Reed, "Walk On The Wild Side"
A Tribe Called Quest, "Can I Kick It?"
No Joy, "Everything New"
Joy Division, "Dead Souls"
Bruce Springsteen, "Incident on 57th Street"
Tom Waits, "Bad Liver and a Broken Heart"
Henry Jackman, "Taking A Stand"
The National, "Sunshine On My Back (Ft. Sharon Van Etten)"
Courtney Barnett, "Debbie Downer"
Colin James, "Roll Me Sunday Morning (Strombo Session)" 
Colin James, "Just A Little Love (Strombo Session)"
Miles Davis, "Round About Midnight"
Colin James, "Stay (Rihanna Cover) (Strombo Session)"
Aimee Mann, "Wise Up"
Mary Gauthier, "I Drink" 

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every Sunday night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from 8 to 11 p.m. for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.