Corby's Orbit

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Analytic Retention - 3,000 Blog Hits in March

Lost planets and off-world colonies are tuning in to Corby's Orbit in record numbers, it seems. After my first browser wowser in 2014 with 2,000 hits last September, it's astonishing to see that my show blog had over 3,000 hits this past month. Maybe it's content, maybe it's style. It's obviously not the brain-damaged word-play. Keep on being curious and I will promise to maintain the musical root-imentary flame-bouyancy. Onward and outward and round we go in deliciously derelict real time rotation. Until such time. Thanks for listening.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Propinquitous Plumes of Musical Performance

Playlist For Show Of 27 March

Painting by Kim Dorland

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Apples And Origins, Root Scene Checkups and Sources To Be Reckoned With  )

Guest :  Lorraine Segato

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

5:00 Growth Harmonies

* Zaki Ibrahim ~ Grow Again ~ Eclectica @ Massey Hall tonight

Kendrick Lamar ~ These Walls ~ To Pimp A Butterfly NEW DISK

* Lorraine Segato ~ We Gave The Night Away / Interview / Living On  The Outside ~ Invincible Decency NEW DISK

Bjork / Stonemilker / Vulnicura NEW DISK

* Jaffa Road ~ Bring Love Home ~ Where The Light Gets In ~ @ Four Seasons Center Tuesday 31 March 12 p.m.

Tomita ~ Firebird Suite : Berceuse & Finale ~ Firebird (1976)
Stravinsky's Rite Of Spring @ Roy Thompson Hall Saturday
< Photo by Diva D.

5:45 Armfuls Of Spring

* C&C Surf Factory ~ Takeshiesque ~ Garage City NEW DISK

* Lee Harvey Osmond ~ Black Spruce ~ Beautiful Scars NEW DISK @ The Dakota Tuesday, April 7
at 8:00pm

Twin Shadow  Turn Me Up  Eclipse NEW DISK @ The Phoenix Monday, 6 April

* Ketch Harbour Wolves ~ Body Without Organs ~ Anachronism  at The Horseshoe Monday, 30 March

The Clash ~ The Crooked Beat Sandanista Clash 
Tribute at The Local Tuesday, 31 March
Rodrigo y Gabriella ~ Stairway To Heaven Rodrigo Y Gabriela

6:10 Happy Birthday To Blue

Robert Junior Lockwood (b. 27 March 1915) & Johnny Shines ~ Lonesome Whistle ~ Deep Blue

* Pharis & Jason Romero ~ New Lonesome Blues ~ A Wanderer I`ll Stay NEW DISK

* April Verch ~It Makers No Difference To Me ~ The Newpart NEW DISK at Hugh`s Room Thursday, 30 April 

Johnny Copeland (b. 27 March 1937) ~ Kasavubu ~ Texas Twister 

Bluestime feat. Magic Dick ~ Full Court Press ~Deep Blue 

6:40 Sparkle Plugs

* Donné Roberts ~ Malengo ~ Rhythm Was Born ~ at Gate 403 Saturday

* Lizzy Hoyt ~ Relentless ~ New Lady On The Prairie at The Tranzac Sunday 5:00 p.m.

* Levi Cuss ~ Tecumseh ~ Night Thief NEW DISK

Friends From Rio ~ Maracatudo / Batunk entwined with  Toronto Music Listings 

Novalima ~ Africa Lando ~ Coba Coba Remixed
Curtis Mayfield ~ So In Love ~ Love Songs (Rhino)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

21C Music of the 21st Century Festival Launch at Koerner Hall

A festival of open minded mega-modern composition and performance will be coming to Bloor Street in Toronto during the 4th weekend in May. Heavy hitters Stewart Copeland, Don Byron and Kaija Saariaho will be flanked by a kaleidoscopic collider of  particularly energizing artists.
Investigate here >>>

They had a well attended preview last night. Some present are pictured below:

  Brian Current, classical composition Juno winner 2015, for Airline Icarus, directing the GGS Music Ensemble

 DJ Skratch Bastid doing contemporary classical composition remixes live with the composers
 @ Spin Cycle May 24,

Vocalist for Cinq a Sept Carla Huhtanen,

Toronto cellist/composer
on the same program,

and the unusual suspects, Ian Harper, head of audio at Koerner Hall, Rough Idea and the Orbiteer.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 21st March featuring The Wanted

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( brought to you by John Transitory, Kathleen Wynnesum  / Losesum & Grudge Harpering  )

Guest :  Natalie & Jeff Rogers, Richard Henderson & Rico of The Wanted, and Kim Beggs

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

5:00 The Gleam Team

Iggy Azalea (Wide Boys Remix) ~ Change Your Life (2015 Juno for Producer Of The Year: Adam Messinger)

* Everton "Pablo" Paul, feat. Jojo Bennett ~ Red Man's Land ~ Make It Roots Reality And Culture NEW DISK

Toots & The Maytals Gold  And Silver  ~  The Best Of...

Third World ~ Give The People What They Need Committed

Alpha Yaya Diallo ~ Fatumata Diallo ~ NéNé

5:30 Most Wanted List

* The Wanted ~ These Boots Are Made For Walkin' / At Forever / Interview / In The Hole (Live) / Before The Fall (Live) / You Can't Catch Me (Live) @ Campbell House Sunday, 7:30

6:00 Incandescent Solstice

* Kim Beggs ~ Now I'm Running From The River / No Water In Their Bones / Interview ~ Beauty And Breaking
Odd Fellows Hall, DUNDAS, ON. tonight

* Jory Nash ~ Luger ~ The Many Hats Of...NEW DISK @ Acoustic Harvest in St. Nicholas Anglican Church Saturday, 22 March, 7:00

Kate Bush feat. Elton John ~ Snowed In At Wheeler St. ~ 50 Words For Snow @ Don't Give Up - A Tribute To Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel @ Hugh's Room tonight

* Mo Kenney ~ In My Lungs ~ @ Harbourfront Center, Saturday

Twin Shadow ~ I'm Ready ~ Eclipse NEW DISK

* Will Butler ~ Son Of God ~ Policy NEW DISK @ The Horseshoe Friday, 27 March

6:30  Ear Peppers

Photek ~ Infinity ~ Solaris

* Rita Chiarelli & The Jazz Men ~ Mississippi Boy ~ Music From The Big House

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (b. 20 March 1915) ~ Didn`t It Rain 

Billy Preston ~ Both Ways ~ I Believe To My Soul 

* Adam Solomon ~ I Love You So Much /  It`s Simple ~ Time Goes, Things Change With a Patina Of Toronto Music Listings 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Raucous Topics And Rolling Reports

At 5:30, some rolling live jams from Natalie Rogers & Jeff Rogers of The Wanted 
who are on the run to a Sunday night show at Toronto`s historic Campbell House
 160 Queen West at University 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

And at 6:00, Kim Beggs (seen here at the Tranzac with the superb Bob Cohen), will be reporting in from storm country as she leaves the Maritimes for a gig in DUNDAS, ON., Friday night @ Odd Fellows Hall, backed by David Baxter >>>  Tix $10. To reserve, call: 289.237.0410
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Corby`s Orbit every Friday at 5  
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pixel Elation Dance As*Phyx*I*A

Playlist For Show of 13 March

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Canadancing, Ontariodelling, and Torontoasting )

Guest :  Jory Nash

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

5:00 Pop Rally

*Mahmood Schricker feat. Miriam Toller ~ Salma ~ Null Revival Bar Saturday w/ SHANBEHZADEH ENSEMBLE for A Persian New Year Special Electrified Concert  

Skindred ~ Stand For Something ~ Shark Bites And Dog Fights 
* Joel Plaskett ~ Captains Of Industry ~ The Park Avenue Sobrietry Test 

* The Royal Streets ~ Somethink ~ Kings & Queen  The Rivoli Saturday
* Jane`s Party ~ Meet Me Half Way  The Cameron House Saturday

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions ~ Lost Weekend ~ Best Of 1984 - 1989
* The 24th Street Wailers ~ Where Evil Grows ~ Where Evil Grows NEW DISK
Fences ~ Dogs At The Table ~ Lesser Oceans NEW DISK

5:30  Deep Wow

* Gray Matter feat. Jill Harris ~ Sunset Calls ~ Footsteps NEW DISK

Bob Moses ~ Gregarious Chants ~ Time Stood Still (1989)

* The Paul DesLauriers Band feat. Steve Strongman ~ All I Want ~ PDB NEW DISK

Chicago ~ Feeling Stronger Every Day ~ Live In '75 (Chicago XXXIV) NEW DISK

Steve Howe ~ Sensitive Chaos ~ Anthology NEW DISK

6:00 Brimming With Tunes

* Jory Nash ~ Ain`t Coming Home / Interview / Are You Ready To Love / Homeless Man / Meanings To An End 
~ The Many Hats Of Jory Nash  NEW DISK 
CD Release @ Acoustic Harvest, Church of St. Nicholas, Saturday, 21 March

Ellis Paul Drive-In Movie Chasing Beauty 
* Scott B. ~ Save Me Too ~ Unfinished Sympathy  White Elephant tonight.

6:30 Irie-ish Eyes Are Smiling

Derrick Harriott ~ The Girl`s Alright @ Seven 44 Sunday, 4:30
Crystalites Tonight (produced by Derrick Harriott)
Stop That Train ~ Keith & Tex (produced by Derrick Harriott)

6:45 Emeralds and Emergencies

Firkin ~ Lord Of The Dance ~ Whump
* The Once ~ Jack The Sailor ~ Row Upon Row Of The People They Know @ The Winter Garden Theatre Wednesday, 18 March, with Sarah MacDougall
* Joel Plaskett ~ Hard Times ~ The Park Avenue Sobriety Test  NEW DISK

Speak out against Stephen Harper's reckless "secret police" Bill C-51.
Nathan Phillips Square \ 12pm - 2pm
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada

                                                "Hard Times" by Stephen Foster

Let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears
While we all sup sorrow with the poor
There's a song that will linger forever in our ears
Oh, hard times, come again no more.

'Tis the song, the sign of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered all around my cabin door
Oh hard times, come again no more.

While we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay
There are frail forms fainting at the door
Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say
Oh, hard times, come again no more.

'Tis the song, the sign of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered all around my cabin door
Oh hard times, come again no more.

There's a pale drooping maiden who toils her life away
With a worn heart, whose better days are o'er
Though her voice it would be merry, 'tis sighing all the day
Oh, hard times, come again no more.

'Tis the song, the sign of the weary
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered all around my cabin door
Oh hard times, come again no more.

Photographer: Paul O., Illinois, USA

Friday, March 13, 2015

Government Set On Changing The Charter Of Rights

On March 14, people will gather together in communities across Canada to speak out against Stephen Harper's reckless "secret police" Bill C-51.
IN Toronto - Nathan Phillips Square \ 12pm - 2pm
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, Canada.
Experts have pointed out that, if passed, the bill will:
Create a secret police force with little oversight or accountability.
Facilitate government spying and information sharing on Canadians.
Allow for a variety of violations of our Charter Rights.
Despite the severity of this secret police plan the government is trying to ram bill C-51 through parliament in record time.
This bill disproportionately targets indigenous communities, environmental activists, dissidents, and Muslims, many of whom are already subjected to questionable and overreaching powers by security officials. This bill will make it easier and ostensibly lawful for government to continue infringing upon the rights of peaceful people.

Find you local gathering place here >