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The Strombo Show: Father John Misty

Editorial Staff
The Strombo Show, March 22, 2015

Listen to the March 22, 2015, episode of the Strombo Show. 


"You f--k the world damn straight malaise. It may be just us who feel this way."

The Strombo Show ran 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 was also joined by celebrated singer-songwriter Joshua Tillman (Father John Misty) for an acoustic performance and intimate interview in the House of Strombo.

Celebrating his sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear — which balances narcissistic head-banging with honest revelations of deep love — Tillman sits down to explore his manic madman approach.

He explores the album concept, his evangelical upbringing, protosexual relationships with cartoons and acoustically covers Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the Wire."

Also, we debuted a song from our good friend Hayden Desser's upcoming eighth studio album, Hey Love and spun some submissions from CBC Music's Searchlight competition. And if that weren't enough, we were joined by Ice Cube for a very special request.

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 send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!


M6. BULLY, "Remember"
M5. TR/ST, "Slug"
M4. MIA, "Can See Can Do"
M3. GRIMES, "Realiti"
M2. SUFJAN STEVENS, "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross"
M1. BRAIDS, "Realiti"


John Lennon, "Power To The People"
Country Joe & The Fish, "I Feel Like I’m Fixin To Die"
Public Enemy, "Power To The People"
Marlena Shaw, "Calfornia"
BULLY, "I Remember"
Curtis Mayfield, "Little Child Runnin' Wild"
Pretty Lights, "Country Roads (Remix)"
TR/ST, "Slug"
MIA, "Can See Can Do"
Father John Misty, "Chateau Lobby #4 (Live Strombo Sessions)"
Father John Misty, "When You're Smiling And Astride Me"
Father John Misty, "True Affection"
Weezer, "Tired of Sex"
LEWIS, "Let’s Fall In Love Tonight"
Father John Misty, "Bored In The USA (Strombo Session)"
Father John Misty, "Bird On The Wire (Strombo Session)"
Big Joanie, "Dream No.9"
DEERS, "Bamboo"
Pearl Jam, "Oceans"
Courtney Barnett, "Pedestrian At Best"
JURASSIC 5, "What's Golden"
Beastie Boys, "Sabotage"
Beastie Boys, "Transit Cop"
MISFITS, "Where Eagles Dare"
Tom Waits, "Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You"
Zebra Hunt, "Half Right"
GRIMES, "Realiti"
Jenny Hyval, "The Battle Is Over"
Cyndi Lauper, "Time After Time"
Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy"
NWA, "Straight Outta Compton"
Sufjan Stevens, "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross"
BRAIDS, "Taste"
Patsy Cline, "I Fall to Pieces"
Marvin Gaye, "Got To Give It Up"
AC/DC, "Ride On"
NORMAL, "Warm Leatherette"
Kate Bush, "Don’t Give Up"
Hayden, "No Happy Birthday"

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.