Corby's Orbit

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

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wraparound Orbit

Due to circumferences beyond my control. I played two shows today: one in my FORMER time  slot of 11-2, and another in my NEW time slot of 5-7 p.m. in an epic day of radio at Radio Regent. The earlier show featured Gregg Lawless. Much featured of late on my show, he was my live guest at noon, showing off a few tunes as preamble to his Tenth Anniversary Concert Party at Hugh's Room this Saturday.

Host Paul Corby ( brought to you by Sousaphonic Triumphalism, Omphalic Meniscus and The Now-where? Angels )
5-7 p.m. online and at . Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00   Higher Heights
Mikey Spice – Hold On
The Techniques – I Wish It Would Rain - R.I.P. Winston Riley ( 1943 -2012 )
Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrel
*Friendlyness & Tréson – Peace @ Tropical Palace Saturday

5:15  Vertical Destinations
Mavis Staples – City In The Sky @ Koerner Hall  Sunday  
Michael Pickett – Big Train – Conversation With The Blues
The Grateful Dead – Beat It On Down The Line - Represented
                           by Mars Hotel @ Sick Kids’ benefit - Lee’s Palace Saturday

5:25   Rapid Transit Gloria
*Jaron Freeman-Fox – The Off Set   @ The Magpie Tonight
Kinobe – The Caribbean - @ Lula Lounge Sunday
John Legend – Love I’ve Never Known – Red Hot + Rio 2
Dzihan & Kamien Orchestra – Ford Transit – (Howie B. Remix)
Billie Holiday – Spreadin’ Rhythms Around – (Lady Bug vs. Lady Day Remix) tribute @ Lula tonight
                                                                              & @ Glenn Gould Studio 3 March
Springheel Jack – Suspensions -  68 Million Shades
Common    feat. John Legend  - The Believer – The Dreamer / The Believer

5:45    Melding Your Hearts
*Jennifer Castle – Powers   @ The Garrison tonight
* Rae Spoon – I Can’t Keep All Of Our Secrets - @ The Gladstone tonight
* Bella Clave – So Simple  @ The Bovine Saturday

6:00  Toronto Listings and Listenings
Thelonius Monk – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart – Plays Ellington

6:10  Collateral Jammage
*Camp Radio – I’ve Got You Up My Sleeve  @ The Horseshoe  Tuesday, 31 January
Small Faces – You , Me & Us
Billie The Vision & The Dancers – Come On Baby
Indoor Games – King Crimson – Lizard

6:30 Diversionary Tactical Propositions
Joe Louis Walker – Ride All Night – Hellfire
*The Heavyweights Brass Band  feat. Saidah Baba Talibah  Rock Me @ Hugh’s Room Tonight
The Boxcar Boys - Jägerbomb Blues @ The Local - Tuesday, 31 January

6:45 Guitar Wank
Harvey Mandel – Baby Batter
Jimi Hendrix – Remember
Joe Henry feat. Page Hamilton – Parade - Trampoline - @ Hugh’s Room , Monday, 30 January

Stay attentive. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Projection Properties

Playlist for Corby’s Orbit Show of Friday, 20 January, 2012: now heard in the drive – by hours of 5:00 – 7:00

Brought to you by Etta James’ Deep Sweet Champagne,
Subtly bubbling from the transmitter in the Segue Room of Radio Regent 
Online and at . Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Sugar Beat Soul Roots
Blessed – The Robert Randolph Band – Colourblind (2006)
Joe Louis Walker – Black Girls  -  Hellfire (2012)
The Black Keys – Sister (2011) @A.C.C. 14 March
*Chris Murphy – Money is Getting Cheaper – Hotwired (2011)
J.J. Grey & Mofro – War – Brighter Days (2011) @ The Horseshoe Sun. 22 Jan.
Etta James – Take It To The Limit – The Essential…(1977)

5:30   Love Plus Infinity (No Limit)
Madlib feat. Joyce Marino + Generation Match – Red Hot & Rio 2 (2011)
*Rae Spoon – When I Said There Was An End To Love I Was Lying –
                           I Can’t Keep All Of Our Secrets (2012)
Etta James -  I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Love’s Been Rough On Me (1997)
* Ladies of the Canyon – Every Minute – Haunted Woman (2010) @The Horseshoe, Thurs. 26 Jan.
* Old Cabin – New Flashing Lights – EP (2012)
*Demetra – I Am Written – Lone Migration (2012)
*Colleen Brown – New Perfume – Foot In Heart (2008 / 2010) @ The Dakota, right now!
*Grant Simpson & Kate Weekes – Dowager Day – Beneath the Yukon Moon (2011)

6:00 Local Listings and Driftings over Michael Borstlap – Temple of Dance – Gramercy Park (2001)
George Shearing – Easy Living – Reinvested, feat. Don Thompson @ The Homesmith Bar Mon. 24 Jan.
*Enoch Kent – Childrens’ Games – One More Round (2008) @ The Tranzac  Sun. 22 Jan. 7p.m.

Smaug's Fury by Lynton Levengood

6:20 The Dragon of a Year 
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations.” - Tolkein

Smog – The Hard Road – Dongs of Sevotion (2000)
*Wax Mannequin – Doin’ – Saxon (2009) @ The Drake, Thurs.16 Feb.
*Camp Radio – Turn Up The Radio – Campista Socialista (2011) @ The Horseshoe Tues.31 Jan.
*Gregg Lawless – The Last Days of Summer – Something Beautiful (2004) @ Hugh’s Room Sat. 28 Jan.

6:40  8-Bit Chip-Hop
Anamanaguchi – Mess / My Skateboard Will Go On / Rainbow in the Dark (Das Racist Remix)
                                            @ Wrongbar Sat.21 Jan.)

6:50  Interview w. Dave Bleakney re: Barriere Lake Benefit feat. Ben Veneer / Trevor Jones /
Michael Clark and the Awakening Sat. 21 Jan. @ The Tranzac 9 p.m. 

7:00 Recessional : Marcia Griffiths – Survival – (1975) for the people of Barriere Lake

You push me around like I’m just a clown; you want to see me suffer.
You treat me just like you treated the ground: you trampled me all over.
But I’ll get on my feet again…ride on a wave to happiness
Burn all our hurting pain.
In times like these when survival is a game, let’s play on.

So you can do what you want to do; I know that I can stand the test.
Weeds and tares will have to grow, until they have harvest;
Then I get on my feet again…ride on a wave of happiness
Burn all our hurting pain.
In times like these when survival is a game, let’s play on.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Regent Radio entry in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

External territories, sector Regentis. The distance from the center of the galaxy : 43 thousand light years. Desert planet Toronto, orbiting a binary star, a haven for smugglers real estate agents and gangsters of all stripes. For centuries, was the site of Radionto Refuse Globale, a standoff between different gangs of marauding boards of directors, so that the surface of the planet is literally littered with the debris of ancient bogus protocols, buried under the sands of the desert. Toronto officially colonized a few centuries ago, by boomers, opportunists, altruists, artists and other dilated colonists. On the planet there are spore-children of different races and ages, aliens and aubergine Aborigines: fussy media and tedia annoying the people of Love, and aggressive drone nomads from International Space Station. Government - complete anarchy; a sort of power exists held only by a king of the underworld, from a race called the Hutt, viz. Robba the Hutt. Regent authority sceptre is held hostage by a clan of dj's, musicians, artists and teacher/magicians against ongoing claims by a consortium of national paralyticians. Mostly harmless.

The Shift to 5:00

My radio show, Corby's Orbit will air from
5-7 on Friday afternoon/evening at Radio Regent from now on!

There is a report in the T.O. Blues Society newsletter that
I am leaving the station, written by Brian Blain , who is
"not sure" who told him that.

He will print a correction in the next issue, but for now, lots of people
are confused.

Don't be.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

(Just Like) Starting Over

It's my first show back in the turret as Official Orbiteer for Radio Regent, featuring a live performance and ticket giveaway, noonish,  with the lustrous Chloe Charles. She showcased songs from  Little Green Bud, and a world premiere of "Soldier" from her new record of alluring vocals and versatile songwriting skills. Have a peek every week, then step aboard at

Host Paul Corby ( brought to you by Polar Pigeons, Dragon Flowers and High Soul Pressure )
11-2 p.m. online and at . Canadians in asterisk'd RED.

11:00 Putting The Yes in Yestomorrow
Bob Marley – Small Ax – (Paul & Price Remix) - Bob’s Birthday @ Lee’s Palace 10 Feb.
Beth Orton – Best Bit
*Clara Engel – Not My Child - @ Lola Sat. 14 Jan. & The Vapor Social, Fri. 20 Jan.

11:15 Deep Covers
*Rebecca Everett – Happy Together - @ The Cameron Monday, 16 Jan.
*The Darcys – I Got the News – “Aja”
Madlib – L.O.V.E. & You & I / I Have Been Searching - @ The Great Hall Thurs. 19 Jan.

11:40  Icings and Frostings
*Mike Field – Locology - @ Hart House Tonight
* Clea Roddick – Chickadee
*Years – The Assassination of Dow Jones

(OMG - headphone hair! )

12:00  Snowflake Express
*Chloe Charles – The Heavens / Interview / Soon on a Snowflake (Live) / Soldier (Live)
                                                                                        -@ The Rivoli, Thurs. 19 Jan.
*Jon Brooks – Son of Hamas -@ Raise The Roof and Raise The Rent for Andy Frank
                                                                                  – Hugh’s Room, Thurs. 26 Jan.
*Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – There Is a Light @ Lee’s Palace Fri. 27 Jan.

12:40 Ready, Willing & Maple
*Bill Johnson – Old Les Paul Guitar - @ Maple Blues Awards, Koerner Hall, Mon. Jan. 16
*Matt Andersen – I Work Hard For the Luxury
Gregg Allman – Devil Got My Woman
The 24th St. Wailers – Dear Brother - @Maple Blues Awards, Koerner Hall, Mon. Jan. 16

1:00   Soul Point of Reference
*Steven Ambrose – Kiss - @ Whistler’s Tonight
* Mandala – Give and Take / Faith – feat. George Olliver @ Whistler’s Tonight
James and Bobby Purify – You Left the Water Running / I Don’t Want To Have To Wait
Young Mistro – Oh Nah / What’s My Name?    feat. Otis Redding’s “Tenderness”
Common – Lovin’ I Lost   feat. The Impressions’ “I Loved and I Lost”
Recoil – Allelujah   feat. Carla Trevaskis

1:30    Listening to Yourself Think
*Rich Aucoin – Living to Die  @  The Drake Underground tonight
Hellsongs – We’re Not Gonna Take It – Dedicated to "the Municipals"

1:45  Sam Rivers To the Sea
Local Listings over Stanley Turrentine’s The River’s Invitation
*NOJO – The Year In Review    feat. Sam Rivers

Friday, January 6, 2012

CKLN out, Radio Regent in.

CKLN Radio Inc is dissolving but your favourite shows and hosts are moving to Radio Regent
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 22:00
On December 14, 2011, the courts granted CKLN Radio Incorporated's request to dissolve the corporation and also dismissed a motion by Mary Young for a derivative action, ordering Ms. Young to pay CKLN $10,000 in costs. This request for dissolution was made following a vote at our October 11, 2011 Special General Meeting in which the membership overwhelmingly approved a motion to seek dissolution. On December 26, 2011, our contract with Regent Park Focus ends and will cease broadcasting on the internet. However, Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre has announced that they will be launching a new internet radio service, Radio Regent, on January 1, 2012.
While Radio Regent is unaffiliated with CKLN Radio Incorporated and will be managed by Regent Park Focus, volunteers currently at CKLN have been invited to join the new service so many of your favourite shows and personalities will be on the Radio Regent program schedule. The Radio Regent livestream is currently being mirrored on the website, however, the livestream is not affiliated with CKLN Radio Incorporated and CKLN Radio Incorporated is not responsible for it or the programming it carries.
Please check for details and update your bookmarks.
We'd like to thank everyone who has been a part of or supported CKLN over the past three decades and we deeply regret that the CKLN story is coming to the end. Over the years CKLN 88.1 has provided an outlet to up and coming, cutting edge voices that could not be heard elsewhere and provided Toronto with its first and often only exposure to a variety of musical and artistic forms. While the past few years have been difficult we believe that on balance, CKLN has been a positive force in Toronto and in radio.