Corby's Orbit

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

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Protest Playlist June 25 2010


Corby’s Orbit

2010/06/25

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SONG TITLE/ITEM

ARTIST

11:011

Show intro and Station I.D.

Corby

11:02

The Unrest That Keeps Us True

Sons Of An Illustrious Father

11:07

Fearless / You’ll Never Walk Alone

Pink Floyd

11:13

Track Listing and Station I.D.

Corby

11:14

Don’t Take Everyone For Your Friend

Duke Robillard

11:20

Cash on the Barrelhead

Anders Drekup

11:23

Interview with Michael Bate for Grievous Angel

Corby

11:31

Drug Store Truck Drivin Man

Gram Parsons

11:35

When You Gonna Wake Up?

Lee Williams & The Spiritual Q.C.’s

11:39

Rant, Track Listing and Station I.D.

Corby

11:42

The Future

Leonard Cohen

11:46

Caboose

Jaron Freeman-Fox

11:49

Interview with Jaron Freeman-Fox

Corby

11:59

Waterfall (live performance)

Jaron Freeman-Fox

12:05


Never An Easy Way


Morcheeba


12:12

Interview with Jon Brooks and "War Resister" by Jon Brooks

Corby

12:30

God is in the House

Nick Cave

12:36

I Wish I Was Home

Michael Brennan

12:40

Interview w. Jon Brooks

Corby

12:44

Can You Blame The Poor Miner?

Maria Dunn

12:47

The Big Ones Get Away

Buffy Ste-Marie

12:50

Interview w. Jon Brooks

Corby

12:54

Wasteland of the Free

Iris Dement

12:59

Brave Parade

Lynn Miles

1:03

Interview with Jon Brooks.

Corby

1:10

Kigali

Jon Brooks

1:16

Track Listing and Station I.D.

Corby


1:18

No More

Roni Size

1:22

Coming Soon

Beautiful Nubia

1:26

Poor Man Story Long

The Emotions

1:29

Change The System

Ronnie Davis

1:32

Track Listing and chat with Greg Lawson

Corby

1:36

I’m Indebted To You

The Groovers

1:39

The Voice Of The People

Stranger Cole & Jimmy Riley

1:43

Fly Away with Local Listings

Vin Gordon & The Upsetters

1:47

Licky Licky

“ “ “ “

1:50

I Want Justice

Lee Perry

1:53

Give Love a Try

Prince Buster

1:56

Sign Off and Station I.D.

Corby

1:57

We The People

Ellen McIlwaine

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Songs of Protest, Hope and Conscience

I MC'd a show of enragees, provocateurs and politically charged singer/songwriters at Hugh's Room last night. Jon Brooks retooled Buffy Ste. Marie's Universal Soldier for the current conflicts of the world and achieved an enthusiastic audience response with an original song ( you can listen at the end of the post ) about the misuse of creative and activist energies that struck deeply at the audience's sense of purpose. He also guested on my show yesterday, bringing in discs by Nick Cave, Maria Dunn and Michael Brennan to illustrate his convictions about the artistry required to make an effective statement in song.
Lynn Miles added a few verses to Neil Young's Ohio to decry the corporate takeover of Toronto and the world. Jory Nash put a fresh muscle of commitment into the great Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come, and Crabtree & Mills revived the spit and spirit of the civil rights movement with a rare Len Chandler tune, To Be A Man. The John Henrys focussed on the resistance of the media to protest music, and the persistence of American churlishness through an interesting historical tune, Patriot Song. Anthems abounded, spirituals and marching songs resonated, and love of the word, effectively used, was shared. A political charge was conducted throughout the room and hopefully, beyond.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Protest Song of the Day ... by Canada's greatest songwriter


Buffy Sainte-Marie The Big Ones Get Away

Hey, Baby I just got back from town
Where the bribes are paid
Honey, they turned my offer down
They say the deal's already made
So now I gotta stand and watch
While it all comes down
And the buzzards and the hawks
And the judges and the mob
Circle round

Now if I were the queen of all the world
I would go in chains just to see you free
Of the ropes that bind you
And the role you play
And the pride that hooks you
While the big ones get away

Love junkies wanna change the world:
It quickly stays the same
Money junkies hire all the smart ones
Power junkies run the game

One step at a time
Polarity Hill
If the bad guys don't get you, baby
Then the good guys will
With angels on the take
And the gangsters in the yard
Hey don't the wars come easy
Hey don't the peace come hard

Now if I had a way to reach the sky
I'd grab that crescent moon
Wield it like a knife
Save you from the lies
From the ropes that bind you
And the role you play
And the game that hooks you
While the big ones get away

Dreadzone Bonus

Protest Song of the Day - Richard and Mimi Farina alert : The Bold Marauders will soon be here

Bold Marauders

And it's hi ho hey
I am the bold marauder
And hi ho hey
I am the white destroyer
For I will bring you silver and gold
And I will bring you treasure
And I will bring a winnowing flag
And I will be your lover
And I will show you grotto and glade
And sacrificial altar
And I will show you blood on the stone
And I will be your mentor
And night will be our darling
And Fear will be our name.

It's hi ho hey
I am the bold marauder
And hi ho hey
I am the white destroyer
For I will take you out by the hand
And lead you to the hunter
And I will show you thunder and steel
And I will be your teacher
And we will dress in helmet and sword
And dip our tongues in slaughter
And we will sing a warriors' song
And lift the praise of murder
And Christ will be our darling
And fear will be our name

It's hi ho hey
I am the bold marauder
And hi ho hey
I am the white destroyer
For I will sour the winds on high
And I will soil the rivers
And I will burn the grain in the fields
And I will be your mother
And I will go to ravage and kill
And I will go to plunder
And I will take a Fury to wife
And I will be your father
And death will be our darling
And Fear will be our name.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Protest Song of the Day...Bob wants to know your plans for the Summit

video
When You Gonna Wake Up?

Lyrics by Bob Dylan 1979 Special Rider Music

God don't make no promises that He don't keep.

You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts.

Karl Marx has got ya by the throat, Henry Kissinger's got you tied up in knots.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled,

You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that'll never cure your ills.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

You got men who can't hold their peace and women who can't control their tongues.

The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools,

You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move,

Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Do you ever wonder just what God requires?

You think He's just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

You can't take it with you and you know that it's too worthless to be sold,

They tell you, "Time is money" as if your life was worth its weight in gold.

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

There's a Man up on a cross and He's been crucified.

Do you have any idea why or for who He died?

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up

When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?