Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Playlist For Show Of 16 February

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

(Brought to you by Turbo Tunes, Mega Music and Meta Melodies)

Winterfolk XVI Schedule here

Guests: David Essig & Sabrina Soares
5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 
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5:00 Hit Denial On The Head

* Danny Michel ~ Click Click ~ Matadora 

The Staple Singers ~ For What It's Worth ~ Singing His Praises

* Big Little Lions ~ Static ~ Alive And Well NEW DISK ~ @ Burdock 23 March

* Corb Lund ~ Hard On Equipment ~ Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier ~ @ Hugh's Room Live Friday & Saturday

* The Jerry Cans ~ Makiliqta (Rise Up !!!) ~ Muusiq 

5:20 Sparing No Expanse

Adrian Belew ~ Laurence Harvey's Despair ~ The Guitar As Orchestra ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Sunday for Celebrating David Bowie

Nicky Skopelitis ~ Ghost Of A Chance ~ Ekstasis (Axiom 1993)

5:30 Folk 'n' Word

* Brian Jantzi ~ As It Takes You Away ~ Junkie For Emotion NEW DISK Winterfolk XVI Saturday @ Black Swan 4 p.m

* David Essig ~ Interview / There But For The Grace (live) / Gone But Not Forgotten (live) / Old Harvey (live) ~ @ Winterfolk XVI tonight and Saturday @ Black Swan 8 p.m.

6:00 Catchy Cataclysms

* The Achromatics ~ Chameleon ~ Give Me That Beat ~ @ Winterfolk XVI Sunday Black Swan 9 p.m.

* Young Empires ~ Enter Through The Sun ~ Wake All My Youth

Underworld ~ Scribble ~ Barking

6:15 Not A Cheap Carbon Copy Not Just Another Singer Songwriter

* Sabrina Soares ~ Interview / Thinking Too Far (live) / Plan A (from Plan A EP) NEW DISK / New (live) ~ Winterfolk XVI Saturday @ Black Swan upstairs 1 p.m. & @ Dora Keogh 6:30

6:40 Festive Revelries

Peter Tosh ~ In My Song ~ No Nuclear War ~ Tribute To The Legends Of Reggae @ Lee's Palace tonight with Andrew Tosh

Michael Wolff ~ Soul Sauce ~ Michael Wolff

Richard Cole ~ A Shade Of Joe ~ Shade / with Toronto Music Listings

Shooter Jennings ~ When The Radio Goes Dead ~ Black Ribbons

Friday, February 16, 2018

Winterfolk XVI Kickoff 15 February at the Black Swan

Winter-Schmooze Roots and Snow-boot Fest number 16 began with a kick last night at the Black Swan.

Amongst the assembled were David McLachlan, Sue & Dwight, Peter Verity, Moscow Apartment, >>>>

<<<Linda Saslove, Glen Hornblast,
Howard Gladstone,

Hotcha!, Meg Tennant, Mose Scarlett, Clela Errington,Sebastian Agnello, Anne Lederman, Rob Honey, Laura Fernandez, Mponda Kalunga, >>>

<< Sabrina Soares,
Noah Zacharin, and Lynn Harrison, plus a multitude of volunteers who actually make the festival happen.

It gets intense tonight at 7:00 and continues through until Sunday at 10 in the Broadview / Danforth area.

Further details and live performances by Winterfolk luminaries Sabrina Soares and David Essig on today's Corby's Orbit, 5-7 p.m.on Radio Regent.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Mponda Kalunga Live In Orbit

Show Me Happiness. Performance of an original tune, recorded by Mponda Kalunga at Radio Regent 9 February 2018 as part of Winterfolk XVI preview.

Playlist For Show Of 9 February

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

(Brought to you by Thermal Radio, Central Healing & The Importance Of Being Furnaced)

Winterfolk XVI Schedule here

Guests: Mponda Kalunga, Max Woolaver and Brian Jantzi
5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Romantic Acrobatics (Valentine Daze)

Valerie June ~ Shakedown ~ The Order Of Time ~ @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sunday

* Ben Sures ~ Her Prince ~ Gone To Bolivia ~ @ The Local Wednesdays 9 p.m.

Hellsongs ~ Saxon's Princess Of The Night ~ Songs In The Key Of 666

Jose Gonzales ~ Stay Alive ~ Mitty Sdtrk. ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Monday 12 February 

5:25 Responding To Mponda

* Corey Gulkin ~ Don't Fall In Love ~ The Wharf ~@ Burdock Tonight

Donny Hathaway ~ Al Kooper's I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know ~ Collection

* Mponda Kalunga ~ Interview / Show Me Happiness (live) / Freedom Fighters (live)  ~ @ Dora Keogh Sunday 3 p.m. for Winterfolk XVI

5:45 Time Flies When You're Having Rum

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band ~ Professor Longhair's Mardi Gras In New Orleans ~ Louisiana Scrapbook

Deacon John ~ Going Back To New Orleans Deacon John's Jump Blues: Music From The Film

Ronnie Davis ~ Kaya / Al Campbell ~ Hypocrite ~ Bob Marley's Birthday Punky Reggae Party @ Lee's Palace tonight feat.The Memberz

6:00 Koto D'Azur

* Satomi Seiki ~ Festival Drums / Stream / Flow ~ Japanese Koto Music

6:10 Folk In The Road

* Old Man Luedecke ~ Inchworm ~ My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs ~ @ Hugh's Room Live Thursday 15 February

* Max Woolaver ~ Gethsemane / Interview / Social Drinker ~ 
 A Long Story Short NEW DISK CD release @ Terri O's Sports Bar 9 p.m. for Winterfolk XVI

* Brian Jantzi & The Lost Mariachis ~ You've Got My Number / Interview with Brian Jantzi/ No One can Tell (live) / All Gone Wrong (live) ~ Junkie For Emotion NEW DISK ~ CD release Saturday 4-6 p.m. @ Winterfolk XVI 

6:45 Flash In The Plan

* The Lynnes ~ Heartbreak Song For The Radio ~ Heartbreak Song For The Radio NEW DISK 

* Mark Kelso's Jazz Exiles ~ Little Princess Aoife / Boom Tune ~ Elementals ~ @ The Rex Thursday - Friday 15 & 16 February / Toronto Music Listings 

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Who-Abouts Of Winterfolk XVI

Whoo whoo!
Owl aboard, as we preview the hits of the Winterfolk Festival. Three prime movers today: a boxer, an ecclesiastic and an environmental warrior. Listen Up!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Playlist For Show Of 2 February

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 

(Brought to you by Loved To Rights, Beckoned Forth & Inane Doubts

Guest: Michael Cooke of Freedubstar

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

5:00 A Little Dub'll Do You

* Heavy Bell ~ Monterey ~ By Grand Central Station NEW DISK ~ @ Burdock Sunday

* Freedubstar ~ Never Gonna Stop / Interview with Michael Cooke / Into / Another Day ~ Never Gonna Stop NEW DISK @ Revival tonight 

 * Louwop The Dirty General feat. Zaki Ibrahim~ Get Up ~ The Great Escape ~ Zaki Ibrahim @ Rivoli tonight 

SZA ~ The Weekend ~ Ctrl

Common ~ Lately I've Been Thinkin' ~ Cool Common Collected

5:20 Presenting The Future

* Suzie Vinnick ~ Watch Me ~ Shake The Love Around NEW DISK

* Scott Anthony Andrews ~ Let The Spring Come To Collect Me ~ I Don't Do Lazy Like That NEW DISK

* Anne Janelle ~ I Didn't Want To Break It ~ I Didn't Want To Break It NEW DISK

* The Fugitives ~ London In The Sixties ~ The Promise Of Strangers NEW DISK

* The Olympic Symposium ~ Choral Voices ~ Beauty In The Tension NEW DISK

* The Confabulation ~ Precious Little Solves The Riddle ~ Tunnels & Visions ~  release @ Hugh's Room Live tonight NEW DISK

6:00 Ocher Stations

* Phil Dwyer Orchestra ~ Winter ~ Changing Seasons (Alma 2012)

The Stookers ~ Killer Joe ~ Knit Classics Sampler

6:20 Good Sense Of Rumour

* Willie P. Bennett ~ Brave Wings / Restless Wind ~ Heartstrings ~ Tribute To Willie P. @ Hugh's Room Live Thursday 8 February

* Andrea Ramolo ~ Hold Me ~ Nuda ~ @ Coal Mine Theatre 4-25 February

Fleetwood Mac ~ Lay It All Down ~ The Chain ~ Rumours by Fleetwood Mac: A Coal Mine Concert runs Feb. 4 to 25, at Toronto's Coal Mine Theatre.

6:40  Glistening Listening

* The Visit ~ Without This Flesh ~ The Visit ~ Raphael Weinroth-Browne @ Atelier Rosemary Umetsu tonight for Beethoven's Cellists / Plus Toronto Music Listings

Keith Jarrett ~ Victoria ~ The Impulse Story

* Heavy Bell ~ I Am Not The Ease ~ By Grand Central Station NEW DISK ~ @ Burdock Sunday

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Super Heroines of Song

 January has been a kinetic cyclone of gale force singers, indicative of a global heart-warming trend. Necessary to Canadian musical survivalists. From the south, Cuba's Brenda Navarrete brought humid turbo-conga waves wafting in slow gusts from her new album Mi Mundo across the cold and grateful ears of the Jazz Bistro crowd with an ensemble of mind - bursting musicos. Alexander Brown O.M Dios!

Barely home from that ear vacation, I was able to take in A Universe, Chloe Watkinson battering her own vocal limits with conviction and melody aforethought. Again, a stalwart band of aiders and abettors brought the evening to a solar climax.

Then, astride a dusty chinook up from Texas, Lee Ann Womack gave everyone's ears a good clean scrub-out at The Horseshoe with the power of unleashed heart hurricanes and the clarion energy of a southern baptist bellwether. She let us sing the last verse of I Hope You Dance too.

Finally, from the upper stratosphere, a cosmic blast of hallucinatory radiance ignited The Baby G with the first of four spektaks by Ronley Teper and The Lipliners, penetrating the future of song with straightup twelve piece jams and mashups of geostorm magnitude.

( And damn I'm still wishing I'd been able to catch Collette Savard and the Savants' CD release at the Tranzac!)

All in all, the universe is harmonically converging as it should.