Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thank U ~ Canada's 150th Birthday This Year ~ Our 17 Best Songs ~ Fourth Post




By 1998, Alanis Morissette had already conquered the world with her fevered voice and her lyrical encouragement for a socially bewildered audience to take confidence in their own self-worth. After a sabbatical in India, she came back with Thank U, a trance-y three chord manifesto of honesty, co-written with producer Glen Ballard, that confirmed her spiritual rigor and her passion for self-revelation. The music repeatedly resolves to the awkward fourth chord, always leaving a need to move forward to a resolution that never fully arrives. The words are personal and universal simultaneously, invoking a refusal to accept easy answers and self indulgence as solutions to emptiness. Her work set the stage for the uncompromising stance of rebel Canadians Avril Lavigne, Tegan & Sara and The New Pornograhers' Neko Case.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 24 March

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

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5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Infectious Invectives

Dawes ~ One Of Us ~ We're All Gonna Die 

Tower Of Power (T.O.P. M.X.) ~ What Is Hip ? ~ What Is Hip?

* The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ~ Running ~ Apocalipstick NEW DISK

The Jigsaw Seen ~ We Women ~ @ Rivoli Tuesday 28 March

5:20 Breath Strokes

* Jerry Leger ~ Forged Check ~ Nonsense & Heartaches NEW DISK @ The Monarch 5 & 12 for Latent Lounge and @ Corby's Orbit next Friday, 31 March

* Corey Gulkin ~ The Wharf ~ The Wharf E.P. ~ @ The Monarch Tavern Thursday 30 March and @ Corby's Orbit next Friday, 31 March

Charles Edward Anderson "ChuckBerry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) ~ Havana Moon ~ The Great Twenty - Eight

* Lady Son Y Articulo Viente ~ Hueco Negro ~ Semillas

Chuck Berry ~ Delilah ~ The Great Twenty-Eight

5:40 Freshly Grounded

* Alex Cuba ~ Ahora ~ Lo Unico Constante NEW DISK @ Koerner Hall Saturday 8 April and on Corby's Orbit Friday 7 April

* Coco Love Alcorn ~ Unbreakable ~ Wonderland ~ @ Lula Lounge Wednesday 29 March for Icebreaker

* Lynne Hanson ~ Devil Said Do ~ Uneven Ground NEW DISK @ Burdock Saturday 1 April and on Corby's Orbit next Friday, 31 March

6:00 Recent Devil-Up-ments

Coco Montoya ~ Devil Don't Sleep ~ Hard Truth (Alligator) NEW DISK

* Hot Hot Heat ~ Modern Mind ~ Hot Hot Heat (2016)

* Saigon Hookers ~ Devil To Win ~ Hello Rock And Roll ~ @ Bovine Sex Club tonight

Joe Brown ~ George Harrison's That's The Way It Goes ~ Harrison Covered (Mojo)

Craig Dobbins ~ George Harrison's I Don't Want To Spoil The Party ~ Fingerpickin' ...On The Beatles

6:20 Windshield Snipers

* Duane Andrews ~ Django Reinhart's The Oriental Shuffle ~ Conception Bay

* Nagata Shachu ~ Araumi ~ Toronto Taiko Tales NEW DISK @  Aki Studio Theatre (inside the Daniels Spectrum Building) – Regent Park –  Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9

* Joni Mitchell ~ Borderline ~ Turbulent Indigo

* Mimi O'Bonsawin ~ Stone Gaze ~ Mimi ~ CD release Sunday @ Burdock

6:40 Behind The Beyond

* Snaggle ~ Nonuhno / Track 5 ~ The Long Slog ~ @ May Cafe tonight playing The Music Of Snarky Puppy + Toronto Music Listings 

* Lori Yates ~ Superstar ~ Untogether ~ @ The Duke Live Saturday with Danny Marks

Justin Townes Earle ~ Movin' On ~ Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now














Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Folk Fights Back - Raising Money For Immigrant and Refugee Enablers Romero House At The Tranzac

 Many of Toronto's most very important Folks brought solidarity to the Tranzac Club on the first day of spring, to celebrate the efforts of Romero House, and to help them to recover from some recent water damage. Romero House is a west-end Toronto community that welcomes and befriends immigrant families and refugees. 

Ben Plotnick and Kevin Barrett, folk musicians and activists, organized some hella talented acquaintances to raise money - and the roof - with a spirited night of song that succeeded in packing about two hundred supporters into the Tranzac Main Hall.


Sarah Jane Scouten gets up close and personable with parade master Ben Plotnick.



Jaron Freeman-Fox opened the show with bombastic aplomb, and Kristine Schmitt held an impromptu rehearsal in the front room with John Showman and the acoustic elite of The Dot before her set.

Rebecca Campbell led a folk foray with master bassist Ian De Sousa and co-organizer Kevin Barrett on guitar.


Locals from The Local, Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg finally subdued the percolations of the crowd with an Appalachian edition of Stage Fright and a hard times song dedicated to Toronto musicians.



NUA entranced and excited the audience with tightly arranged nu-celtic music and microtonal drumming.



Queen of the Southern Cross Room, Abigail Lapell, on an upward arc with a successful new record, hushed the audience and encouraged a singalong on a brand new song. Quique Escamilla, The Foggy Hogtown Boys and The Slocan Ramblers brought it all home as the night rolled on. A folk festival`s worth of music ringing in spring and hope for an exemplary community.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Share The Land ~ Canada's 150th Birthday This Year ~ Our 17 Best Songs ~ Third Post




Burton Cummings and The Guess Who were at the top of the American charts in 1970 with American Woman. The next single they released, Share The Land, consolidated their counter-culture stature even further. 

The contrast between the minor key verse, urging a drug-addled second person to awaken from their own self interest, with the Utopian chorale that hooks the sentiments of Woodstock to a churchy faith in communalism sold the song, although it reached a smaller audience than American Woman

Randy Bachman had just left the band and his sturdy presence is lacking in the mix. Another prototypical anthem from outside the paradigms of American songwriting.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 17 March


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

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)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  

Guests: Sammy Duke & Tara Kannangara
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Irish The Thought

The Chieftains with Cady Coleman ~ The Chieftains In Orbit ~ Voice Of The Ages

* Slocan Ramblers ~ Coffee Creek ~ Coffee Creek ~ @ Folk Fights Back For Immigrants & Refugees Benefit For Romero House - The Tranzac Tuesday, 21 March 6:00-10:00

* Amelia Curran ~ Try ~ Watershed NEW DISK

Bono, Gavin Friday & Maurice Seezer ~ Children Of The Revolution ~ Moulin Rouge Sdtrk.

Firkin ~ Whiskey In The Jar ~ Firkin 1   

Illustration: The Fiddler of Dooney, Oil on canvas 45cm x 60cm
Post published by Tomas King 1st April 2015

5:20 Turbulent Vertigo

Iris Dement ~ Whispering Pines ~ The Horse Whisperer Sdtrk.

* Sammy Duke ~ Glass Demons / Interview ~ Glass Demons EP ~ @ Free Times Cafe Thursday, 23 March

* Linda McCrae ~ Be Your Own Light ~ 50 Shades Of Red ~ @ St. Nicholas Anglican Church for Acoustic Harvest Saturday

* Jayme Stone ~ Hallelujah ~ Jayme Stone's Folklife NEW DISK

US3 ~ Different Rhythms, Different People ~ Hand On The Torch

Jah Cure ~ That Girl ~ Best Of...


5:40 Yelling It Like It Is 

James Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017) ~ V-8 Ford ~ Spirit Blues 

Rhiannon Giddens ~ Better Get It Right The First Time ~ Freedom Highway NEW DISK


* Tara Kannangara ~ Batter My Heart / Interview / The House Where I Live ~ @ The Rex Saturday 9:45

6:00 Cole Comfort

Nat "King" Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) ~ Nature Boy (TV On The Radio Remix) ~ Re: Generations / Mood Indigo / For You ~ Great Gentlemen Of Jazz / Scategoria / I'm An Errand Boy For Rhythm ~ The King Cole Trio ~ Transcriptions Vol. 4

6:20 Leprechaunical Cornucopia

* Mary Margaret O'Hara ~ Was You ~ Apartment Hunting ~ @ The Garrison tonight for Martian Awareness Ball

Dawes ~ A Little Bit Of Everything ~ Nothing Is Wrong ~ @ The Opera House tonight

* Cassie & Maggie ~ Nobleman's Wedding ~ The Willow Collection NEW DISK

US3 ~ Cantaloop Instrumental / The Darkside ~ Hand On The Torch / Toronto Music Listings 

The Doors ~ Break On Through ~ The Doors ~ The Doorsmen @ The Linsmore Saturday

Van Morrison ~ So Complicated ~ Hymns To The Silence