Corby's Orbit

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

Friday, August 27, 2010

Let's Play!

Today's show involves me chasing you down the street with a bucket of music and trying to soak you with it so you walk around wet and refreshed with the absorbed tunage for the rest of the day / month / life. James McKie and Greg Lawson will be turning on some of their sprinklers as well.
"Play," said Martin Buber, "is the exultation of the possible."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Start Spreadin Da Nooze...

I will be visiting the sweltering but freakingly, frigidly COOL island of Manhattan this week, taking in some jazz (Geri Allen with Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille at Birdland, Cindy Blackman with Antoine Roney at Jazz Standard, maybe Lewis Nash, or Al Foster....that'll be a tough decision), and Mr. Matisse at the MOMA.
I'm prepping with New York sounds. The Top Ten of New York, personally calibrated, follows. (It reads equally well backwards).

10) Garland Jeffreys, Garland Jeffreys The New York Skyline:"female, feline,feminine".
9 ) Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry You look like a city but you feel like a religion.
8 ) The Rascals, The Ultimate Rascals Life will be ecstasy.
7 ) Charles Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus A black black energy wrestles a contrabasse... and wins!
6 ) The Ramones, Acid Heads Their mature work.
5) Lou Reed, New York Duh!
4) D.D. Jackson, New York Suite Dig it! A Canadian masterpiece; on the inside looking in.
3) Talking Heads, Remain in Light Funking in the abstract
2) D'Angelo, Voodoo He sang his voice out at Madison Square Gardens and had to cancel the tour.
1) John Coltrane, Giant Steps Changed everything. Still does.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6th : J.D. Souther Live Interview and Sneezy Waters on his best friend Zeke Mazurek, TODAY!!!





John David Souther arrived at noon with a shiny custom-model Gibson, and a treasury of stories. His legendary status as the guy who should have been"the sixth Eagle" was refuted. Fond remembrances of the early days of country-rock, a genre he helped define if not create, and his complex relationship with music and success were unfurled in an hour long interview, featuring live performances of Journey down the Nile and Simple Man Simple Dream. Here's a bit of the interview, for those who missed it. He talks about the early days in L.A. with Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey at the Troubador and the origins of Country Rock.


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Long time Canadian Folk Emeritus Sneezy Waters held forth upon the importance of supporting ailing musicians. Case in point, Zeke Mazurek, a Canadian fiddler of note who collaborated with Prairie Oyster, The Great Speckled Bird and 35 years of hard road; profoundly blessed with lyrical yet muscular mastery of most identifiable styles of violin playing, Zeke was recently diagnosed with a variety of cancers. Fans, friends and mensches alike are urged to support a remarkable man by gifting him as he lives the struggle at:
Zeke Mazurek

c/o Janet Kellough
1736 County Road 8,
RR 4
Picton, ON
K0K 2T0
A forthcoming All-star Concert, dubbed Zeke-Aid, with the show starting at 7:30 PM on Monday, August 23rd, is selling out quickly. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Regent Theatre box office at 226 Main St., Picton. Telephone orders are accepted with credit card, by calling 613 476-8416.

John David Souther arrived at noon with a shiny custom-model Gibson, and a treasury of stories. His legendary status as the guy who should have been"the sixth Eagle" was refuted. Fond remembrances of the early days of country-rock, a genre he helped define if not create, and his complex relationship with music and success were unfurled in an hour long interview, featuring live performances of Journey down the Nile and Simple Man Simple Dream.