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Ani DiFranco March 27, 2015

"There is nothing harder than to stop in the middle of a battle and say you're sorry."

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.

Iconic singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco joins George Stroumboulopoulos for an acoustic performance and intimate interview in the House of Strombo.

DiFranco is celebrating her 18th studio album, Allergic to Water, on which she declares her reservations about big data and internet-induced ADD with a focus on long-term relationships, motherhood and spirituality.

She strums a few songs off the album while also sharing her thoughts on Ferguson, her place in the folk community and accepting her maternal role. She debuts a previously unreleased song: "The Pacifist's Lament."

Also, with NCAA March Madness in full force, we've decided to dust off some of the finest musical odes to basketball. This means everything from Kobe Bryant to Shaquille O'Neal, Cheech and Chong to Charles Mingus.

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 we send you into the horizontal with the Big Lie Down.

Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!

Magnificent 7

SHEER MAG / Button Up
ROMI MAYES / Devil On Both Shoulders
SAMANTHA SAVAGE SMITH / Fine Lines
ACTION BRONSON / City Boy Blues
SCARY BEAR SOUNDTRACK / Fault Lines
TOBAIS JESSO JR. / Leaving L.A.
HANNAH COHEN / Baby

Playlist

AC/DC / Hells Bells
SHEER MAG / Button Up
SAM ROBERTS BAND / The Canadian Dream
THE BEATLES / Twist & Shout (Live)
ROMI MAYES / Devil On Both Shoulders
SAMANTHA MARTIN / Don't Shoot
ARLO GUTHRIE / The Motorcycle Song
THE INMATES / Mr. Unreliable
CHEECH & CHONG / Basketball Jones
KOBE BRYANT / K.O.B.E. (Feat. Tyra Banks)
SHAQ O'NEAL / (I Know I Got) Skillz (Feat. Def Jeff)
MC LYTE / Cold Rock a Party (Feat. Feat. Missy Elliot)(Bad Boy Remix)
SAMANTHA SAVAGE SMITH / Fine Lines
BOZ SCAGGS / These Arms Of Mine
SAVAGES / She Will
NEIL YOUNG / A Letter Home Intro / Changes
ACTION BRONSON / City Boy Blues
JIMMY CLIFF / Trapped
SCARY BEAR SOUNDTRACK / Fault Lines
POSTMODERNDISCO / Chasing Memories
JOAN ARMATRADING / Back To The Night
ANI DIFRANCO / Swan Dive
ANI DIFRANCO / The Pacifist’s Lament (Live Strombo Session)
ANI DIFRANCO / Genie (Live Strombo Session)
AEROSMITH / Dream On
METRIC / Strange Weather
PUBLIC ENEMY / Bring Tha Noize (Feat. Anthrax)
GORILLAZ / Clint Eastwood
TOBAIS JESSO JR. / Leaving L.A.
BEACH BOYS / Feel Flows
HANNAH COHEN / Baby
CHICKEN SHACK / I'd Rather Go Blind
RAINBOW / Long LOve Rock N' Roll
FLEETWOOD MAC / Gypsy
CHRIS BELL / Speed Of Sound
MY MORNING JACKET / Rocket Man