Corby's Orbit

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

Friday, June 24, 2022

Playlist For Corby's Orbit Show Of 24 June 2022 with Guest Selecter Howard "Buzz" Gladstone


Commissioner of Selection: Howard Buzz Gladstone

5-7 p.m. Fridays online HERE
and Tuesdays at 9pm & Wednesdays at midnight on

Brought to you by Blue Beyond Hot, The Lake When It Started To Rain, & Folk Along Ways )

NR = New Release 

5:00 Mosaics & Lariats

* Abigail Lapell - Land of Plenty | Stolen Time  GIG June 24 @ Dakota Tavern

* Jenny Berkel - Just Like A River | These Are The Sounds Left From Leaving GIG @ June 24 Dakota Tavern

* Ken Whiteley - Long Time Travelling | Long Time Travelling 

* Swamparella - Everyone’s Waltz | Live at Winterfolk 2020 GIG @ Island Cafe, Toronto Island June 24

Ingenious Indigenous Month

Mike Bern - Ancestors (single)

Nelson Little - High Road (single)

Buffy Ste. Marie - Now That The Buffalo’s Gone | Best of the Vanguard Years


Sultans of String (feat. Ifrah Mansour) - I Am A Refugee | Refuge

Bill Heffernan - Hide Out Refugee (single) 

Ry Cooder - Across The Borderline | Borderline

Missy Higgins - O, Canada (single)

Murray McLauchlan  - Lying In The Sea (for Alan Kurdi)| Hourglass

Blair Packham Interview

In Her Dreams - live in studio

Blair Packham and The Impossible Dream - Funny How | Interview | Land We Knew By Heart (unreleased tracks)

Blues Unabused

NR Harrison Kennedy - Thanks For Tomorrow  (feat. Colin Linden) | Thanks for Tomorrow

NR Sass Jordan - Change is Coming | Bitches’ Blues

Diana Braithwaite - Live Performance 2018 Maple Blues Awards

Glad Finale

NR Shawna Caspi -  Hold The Light | Hurricane Coming | Gig Saturday June 25 - 3030 Dundas W

Joe Nolan - Start The Car (single)

Big Little Lions - From The Storm | Happy Accident 

Vivienne Wilder - Trash (single)

NR Duane Andrews - Djangology | Djangology

NR Wild Rivers - Thinking ‘ Bout Love | Sidelines

NR Goddamsels - Wayward Daughter | Wayward Daughter 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Local Scarborough Artist Brings One Day Show - Gladitudes - To The Upper Beaches.

“We hear enough platitudes. I would prefer to hear more gladitudes.”

Elizabeth Bacon claims that life begins at 83. “That’s a gladitude,” she says. Words of encouragement, expressions of joy, or just plain old common sense - they all qualify for inclusion in this original concept, which, she says, just came to her one morning. Think of them as memes on paper. She is celebrating the freshness of this unique idea by preparing a collection of her life’s work of writings and paintings for public display. The exhibition will be called Gladitudes.

It will consist of a one-day show and sale at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, at 33 East Road near Warden Ave. and Kingston Road, on the last Saturday of June, the 25th. She will be displaying many of her paintings and a set of themed notebooks containing her favourite Gladitudes, arranged alphabetically from A to Z.

“I always wanted to write an alphabet book, since my early days. I taught school for awhile, thirty-five years ago. But I could never get one done, because holding a theme for that long was too much for me. But I love language, I love words and I love painting, so I kept at it. Now I have a set of books – not in chronological order or in thematic order, but alphabetized. I hope that people will have imagination enough to connect the content of each book with its title. The first one is Adventures. Everything in life is an adventure pretty much, so that one is easy. B is Beckoning, C is Connections. And X,Y, and Z are all in one volume, entitled Xylo-Fun, Yarnings, (because I like to draw with yarn), and Zen.”

Elizabeth began drawing as a child, and got immediate attention for her talent in school. “I won a few area contests around Kingston where I grew up. The St. Lawrence Seaway was just opening up when I was fourteen, and I designed a prize-winning advertisement for Kingston as the Gateway to the Seaway. I was on television for that and we didn’t even own one. That’s when it really got to me that I was good enough to pursue art,” she recalls, ”and actually, I stopped painting when I was about twenty; I decided I didn’t know enough about life to be a real artist. But life threw plenty at me. Now I’m quite satisfied to call myself an artist.”

She has spent recent years exhibiting her work in shows as a member of the Beach Guild of Fine Art, where she met another local artist, Paul Corby, who is curating her show.

Her output has remained undiminished, despite the attention she has focussed on her Gladitudes book collection. They will be on display for thorough personal perusal from 10 a.m til 4 p.m. on Saturday June 25th. Admission is free and open to the public, with protocols in place and gloves available for the safe viewing of her collection. There will also be a selection of her paintings on view, and some of Corby’s as well.

“But the truth is, I love making art. It’s not just the attention. And I love the public. I’m very excited about having this show, and talking to people about my work.”

She is eager to share her philosophy of creativity with the world.

“I would like to let people know that this is the kind of art that anyone can do. I like to share the idea of collecting memories and thoughts in an artistic way. I have a favourite artist, Teesha Moore, who illustrated the thought that “the universe is full of wonderful things, just waiting for our wits to grow strong and sharp enough to perceive them.”

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Playlist for Corby's Orbit Show of 10 June 2022


mmissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

5-7 p.m. Fridays online HERE
and Tuesdays at 9pm & Wednesdays at midnight on

Brought to you by High Maritimes, Merry Prairies, and Arctic Antics )

Canadian Artists Asterisk*d in RED

5:00 Infra-African

* Jenny Berkel ~ Love Is A Stone ~ Here On A Wire ~ @ Dakota Tavern Friday 24 June with Abigail Lapell for Dual CD Launch

* Shiri Zorn & Joel Muscatello ~ Witch Touch ~ Into Another Land NEW RELEASE - OUT TODAY

* Barbra Lica ~ Girls Like Me ~ NEW RELEASE

Nduduzo Makhathini ~ Mama ~ In The Spirit Of Ntu ~ Bluenote Africa NEW RELEASE

Lever Brothers Gay Flamingoes Steel Pan Orchestra ~ Egbi Mi O ~ Black Man's Cry

5: 25 Songdays Are Better Than Others

Kyshona Armstrong ~ Out Loud ~ Out Loud NEW RELEASE

* Maureen Trainor ~ Adrift ~ NEW RELEASE

* Jordan Klassen ~ Milk And Honey ~ Glossolalia NEW RELEASE

Utah Phillips & Ani DiFranco ~ Bridges ~ The Past Didn't Go Anywhere

* Nelson Little ~ High Road ~ NEW RELEASE

Rico Nasty ~ Intrusive NEW RELEASE

Monophonics ~ Sage Motel ~ Sage Motel NEW RELEASE

6:00 Radzilla vs. King Songs

<<<<<< illustration by Jenya Datsko

* ZIONONMYMIND ~ Blazing Fire NEW RELEASE ~ @ BSMT 254 Thursday 16 June for launch of SIGNS

Emilie Sandé ~ Summer ~ Let's Say For Instance NEW RELEASE

* Jocelyn Gould ~ Serendipity ~ Golden Hour NEW RELEASE

* Busty & The Bass feat. Jordan Brown ~ Memories About You ~ Karneval EP NEW RELEASE

Yami Bolo ~ Tell Me ~ New Era Reggae 

Kelly Joe Phelps (October 5, 1959 – May 31, 2022) ~ Good Night Irene 

6:30 Massive Clearance 

Beth Orton ~ Weather Alive ~ Weather Alive NEW RELEASE

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ~ The Times They Are A-Changing ~ Dirt Does Dylan NEW RELEASE

* E3 By Alex Lakusta ~ Trick Shot ~ Transmit Slow NEW RELEASE

* Omega Mighty ~ Drip Dreamin'  

* Christine Weir ~ Moonflower ~ NEW RELEASE

Charlie Musselwhite ~ Stingaree ~ Mississippi Son (Alligator) NEW RELEASE

* The Redhill Valleys ~ Travel Well ~ Travel Well EP NEW RELEASE

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Playlist for Corby's Orbit Show of 3 June 2022 with Jane Lewis and The Ra11n


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

5-7 p.m. Fridays online HERE
and Tuesdays at 9pm & Wednesdays at midnight on

GUESTS: Jane Lewis & The Ra11n

Brought to you by Psyche-dahlias, Petunia Guitars and In-Between Tulips )

Canadian Artists Asterisk*d in RED

5:00 Portal Cultures

* Pluggy Satchmo (R.I.P. 17 May 2022) ~ Answer Me Oh My Love

* Ray Bonneville ~ On The Blind Side ~ On The Blind SidePRE-RELEASE

* Sarah Shafey ~ Competitor ~ Blackbox Universe NEW RELEASE

* Andy Creeggan ~ Flower Offering ~ Andiwork IV

* Mike Stevens ~ Living In Sarnia ~ Breathe In The World Breathe Out Music NEW RELEASE

* Fawn Wood ~ Singing And Praying ~ Kakike

* Ranee Lee ~ House Of The Rising Sun / Je Crois ~ Because You Loved Me NEW RELEASE

5:40  Showers Of Power

* The Ra11n ~ Interview / I.Y.K.Y.K. feat. DJ Shub NEW RELEASE ~ @ Indigenous Grooves at Lee's Palace Saturday

DeeJay Jams ~ Astral Travels ~ @ Indigenous Grooves at Lee's Palace Saturday

Neela ~ Easy On You NEW RELEASE @ Indigenous Grooves at Lee's Palace Saturday

Rina Sawayama ~ The Hell ~ Hold The Girl NEW RELEASE

* Jenny Berkel ~ Watch You Fade ~ These Are The Sounds Left From Leaving NEW RELEASE ~ @ The Bus Stop Theater Co-op Thursday 9 June 

* J3M ~ Moonless ~ Afronaut ~ 

6:00 Sparks A-Flying 

* Jane Lewis of Gathering Sparks ~ Interview / Hey Marguerite / You're My Sister ~ All That's Real ~@ NUUC / 310 Danforth, 7:30 PM, Saturday

6:15 Transcendent Meditatoes

*K.C. Roberts ~ Rosa ~ GRIT PRE-RELEASE

* Nathan Wiley ~ Killing The Magic ~ Modern Magic

* Moonfruits ~ Time Past Time ~ SALT NEW RELEASE

Flores ~ Brown NEW RELEASE

* Busty & The Bass ~ Everything Comes In Waves ~ Karneval EP

* Metric ~ Doomscroller ~ Formentera PRE-RELEASE

* Keith Glass Band ~ Get Right ~ Different World 

* The Bros. Landreth ~ Come Morning ~ Come Morning NEW RELEASE ~ @ The El Mocambo 11 June

* Ronnie Hawkins (January 10, 1935 – May 29, 2022) ~ Home From The Forest 

* Charlotte Cornfield ~ Headlines ~ Highs In The Minuses 

Artwork by Tommy Bagley