Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Perception Of Danger ~ Group Art Show at Rebellion Gallery In Toronto

             David Hynes: Canoe-B-Que

 Paul Corby: Cormorant Logistics (acrylic on Canvas 4'x4')

Lawrence Choi: Abstract

Saturday 6 September, The dark psychedelia of Seraphic Lights

How To Be Cool ~ Thank You Fishki

Friday, August 29, 2014

Playlist For 29 August 2014

Host: Paul Corby                         

( brought to you by harrowing heroics, feats of stalking and CNE grandstanding )

5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Sky-Fi On-stereo

Cut Chemist ~  King Kumoniwanaleia ~ Future Primitive @ The Guvernment for Renegades of Rhythm Monday, 1 Sept. with DJ Shadow, Lee Fields & The Expressions.

Bobby Paterson ~ The Entertainer ~ I Got More Soul (Omnivore/ WB) NEW DISK

                                               Sketchbook by 365 Days Of Doodles

*Jaffa Road feat. Aviva Chernick ~ Sim Shalom ~ Where The Light Gets In ~Aviva @ Ashkenaz Festival / Harbourfront Saturday 9 p.m.

*Layah Jane ~ Put Your Foot Down ~ Brightness & Bravery 
Bob Marley ~ Crisis (premix) ~ Kaya ~ Livicated to Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, percussion monarch of reggae (1 August 1936 – 25 August 2014). "Time Cease To Exist In Oneness" ~ Brian Atkinson

5:20  Scar-bados

Elvis Costello ~ Radio Radio ~ This Year's Model

Nico & Vinz ~ Am I Wrong (Felix Zaktaio & Lindh Van Berg Remix)

Wye Oak ~ The Tower ~ Nixon Reissue ~ (Merge)
*The Provincial Archive ~ Common Cards ~ It's All Shaken Wonder NEW DISK

*Bella Clava ~ So Simple ~ The Craic @ Yonge-Dundas Square tonight

Ramones ~ My Back Pages ~ Acid Eaters / Ramonathon @ The Garrison Saturday

*Eamon McGrath ~ Running From The Cops ~ Exile Part ll (Aporia)  NEW DISK @ Bloor/Ossington Folk Festival, Sunday, 21 September 

5:45  Feminisible

*Julie Doiron ~ The Life Of Dreams ~ I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day
*Evalyn Parry ~ Please Stop Following Me ~ Small Theatres 
*Catherine MacLellan ~ Under The Lindens ~ The Raven's Sun NEW DISK
*Piper Hayes ~ Last Way Home ~ Ain't Nothin Like EP *
*Geoff Berner~ Half-German Girlfriend ~ Klezmer Mongrels @ Harbourfront Saturday 7 p.m.

6:00 Transcriptual
Koola Lobitos ~ High Life Time ~ Finding Fela Sdtrk
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 ~ Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense ~ Finding Fela Sdtrk (School Starts Tuesday)
Donnie McClurkin ~ Victory Chant

6:30 Figmentation

Peter Rowan ~ Illusion's Fool ~ Dharma Blues NEW DISK
Ramblin' Jack Elliott ~ The Sky Above The Mud Below ~The Wounded Heart Of America (Tom Russell Songs) Tom Russell @ Hugh's Room Wednesday, 3 September
Elvin Bishop ~ Let Your Woman Have Her Way ~ Can't Even Do Wrong Right (Alligator) NEW DISK
Le Boeuf Brothers ~ House Without A Door ~ @The Rex Monday / Tuesday Toronto Music Listings Sur Tout
Tim Hardin ~ Don't Make Promises You Can't Keep

Some of my friends sit around every evening
And they worry about the times ahead
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference
And the promise of an early bed
You either shut up or get cut up, they don't wanna hear about it
It's only inches on the reel-to-reel
And the radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools
Tryin' to anaesthetise the way that you feel

Radio Radio                         Elvis Costello

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sunshine Is The Root Of All August

I will be away from the radio show for the next two weeks (Friday the 15th and 22nd) absorbing abundant bundles of lakewater, birdsong and fireflies as the season tapers to a fine paintbrush point.

 If I had been doing a show today, I would certainly be including artists to promote the
                                              SEPTEMBER 14TH date
  for this year’s Toronto Bicycle Music Festival >
The 2014 Tune Your Ride Tour will take four Toronto-based folk musicians, Jessica MooreAbigail Lapell, Ben Hermann and Dana Sipos, from Brockville to Toronto by bicycle. Covering almost 400 kilometres without a support vehicle and carrying their instruments and a full PA with them, these modern-day troubadours will play eight bike-powered concerts in towns  along the route. Launch is at Dufferin Grove Park on Friday, 22 August from 6:30-8:30.

Building on the success of four consecutive years of presenting the Bicycle Music Festival in Toronto, the Tune Your Ride Collective is thrilled to follow in the tire tracks of bicycle-touring legends The Ginger Ninjas and our mentors SHAKE YOUR PEACE! by taking their show on the road with this second annual bike-powered adventure!

I would also be talking up my September art show, The Perception Of Danger at Rebellion Gallery, with a reception on Saturday evening, the 6th of  September featuring a live wild ride with the music of Random Order 

Here's YOUR invitation 

And Canadian musicologists and  fan-beings of a certain intensity
should note that Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars will be appearing at
The Horseshoe next Thursday, the 21st of August.
Julie has recently gone istar with the song on the 
parenthood ad for iphone >

Friday, August 8, 2014

Playlist For Show Of 8 August

Host: Paul Corby                         

( brought to you by Gospel Mongers, Necro Spirituals and Hymn Malaise )

5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.


*Walk Off The Earth ~ Pharell's "Happy" NEW

Sergio Mendes ~ Lua Soberana ~ Brasileiro ~ Expressions of Brazil @ Harbourfront all weekend

Idris Muhammad ( November 13, 1939 – July 29, 2014) ~ Peace of Mind ~ Power Of Soul

Vanilla Fudge ~ Take Me For A Little While ~ Then And Now

*Julian Taylor ~ Hurt Me ~ Tech Noir @ Taste Of The Danforth Sunday 6 p.m. and @ Hugh's Room Monday for Unmodified

Illustration By Guy Shield

5:20 Prevailing Whims

*The Devin Cuddy Band ~ Ode To A Gypsy Girl ~ Kitchen Knife NEW @ The Horseshoe tonight

*Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra ~ Built Myself A Metal Bird ~ Collapse Tradixionale @ Lee's Palace tonight

The XX ~ Reunion ~ Coexist 

*Rich Aucoin ~ Yelling In Sleep NEW (see below)

Jerry Garcia ~ The Wheel ~ Garcia ~ Grateful Dead Tribute @ Lee's Palace Saturday

5:45 Uplications

John P. Kee feat. Kirk Franklin ~ Made To Worship NEW

James T. Hall ~ Wonder ~  Voices Of Citadel

Snatum Kaur ~ Aad Guray Nameh ~ Live 

6:00 Dropping Obamas

Hellsongs ~ Symphony Of Destruction ~ Songs In The Key Of 666
Unforscene ~ Nuclear Symphony ~ Fila Brazillia's Anotherlatenight
Al Campbell ~ Hypocrites ~ Trojan Tribute To Bob Marley
Stranger & Gladdy ~ Don't Give Up The Fight ~ Trojan Reggae Duets

6:20   Way Down Tight
*Jack Marks ~ Song For Me ~ Blues Like These ~ @ The Cameron House Saturday 10 p.m.

*Colleen Rennison ~ See The Sky About To Rain ~ See The Sky About To Rain NEW

Elvin Bishop ~ Everybody's In The Same Boat ~ Can't Even Do Wrong Right  NEW

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ One More Heartache ~ The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw 
Floratone ~ The Future ~ Floratone 

*Mike Field ~ Locology ~ @ Harlem tonight

*Gia Ionesco ~ Joy / Domol ~@ The Rex Saturday 9:30 + Horoscopic predictions for Supermoon weekend festivities and Toronto Music Listings
*Sagapool ~ Le Vent Des Iles

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Playlist For August First

Host: Paul Corby                                     Illustration by Oleg Hertha

( brought to you by Makofists, Tunya Hedankov, and Once Before Waking )

5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guests : Alexander Cardinal & Jasmine Collette of Blue Moon Marquee

5:00 The Roots Of All August

*Samantha Martin and the Haggard ~ Mississippi Sun ~ Mississippi Sun EP @ The Dakota tonight

Marcia Griffiths ~ Gypsy Man ~ I'm So Proud - A Jamaican Tribute To Curtis Mayfield @ Harbourfront Saturday 9:30 and @ Markham Fairgrounds Sunday

Cocoa Tea ~ I Am Not A King ~ @ Markham Fairgrounds Monday for Jambana One World Festival

*House Of David Gang ~ Reggae Party / Toronto Ontario @ Harbourfront Saturday 3 p.m. and Sunday @ Lee's Palace

5:30 Retrofit Guarantee

*Blue Moon Marquee ~ Gypsy's Life / Interview / Lonesome Ghosts NEW DISK ~ Lonesome Ghosts @ Annette Studios tonight

Dave Van Ronk w. Sarah Partridge ~ Zoot Suit ~ Sweet & Lowdown
B.B. King w. Dr. John & Hank Crawford~ There Must Be A Better World Somewhere ~  There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
Santana & Los Lonely Boys ~ I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love ~ all that i am
Michael Franti & Spearhead ~ Headphones ~ The Sound Of Sunshine

6:00 Collider Scope

*Minor Empire ~ Divane Asik Gibi ~ Second Nature @ Hugh's Room Wednesday 6 August
Vieux Farka Toure remixed by Nickodemus ~ Sangare ~ UFO's Over Bamako

*Kevin Drew ~ You In Your Were ~ Darlings at Echo Beach tonight NEW DISK

*Drake ~ Connect ~ Nothing Was The Same @ OVO Fest Sunday

Outkast ~ Church ~ Speaker Boxxx @ OVO Fest Saturday

*Ambre McLean ~ Why? ~ Murder At The Smokehouse @ Not My Dog Sunday 10:00 P.M.

6:30 Superfortunate Importances

Dodos ~ Confidence ~ Carrier 
The Dillards ~ Yesterday ~ Mojo Beatlemania vol. l 

Jenny Lewis ~ The Voyager ~ The Voyager NEW DISK

*Lynne Hanson ~ Colour My Summers Blue ~ River Of Sand NEW DISK

*Shawna Caspi ~ Grace ~ Apartments For Lovers NEW DISK

The Fretless feat. Norah Rendell ~ Harder To Walk These Days Than Run ~ Waterbound @ The Cameron House Wednesday, 6 August with Jaron Freeman - Fox

*Alexis Baro ~ Tan Lejos / Stolen Moments @ The Old Mill 7:30 Saturday with a superscription of TORONTO MUSIC LISTINGS

*Kyp Harness ~ Big Deal ~ Armageddon Blues NEW DISK @ Dorah Keough tonight