Friday, January 18, 2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Corby`s Orbit Playlist For Show Of 11 January with Jesse Whiteley Michael Garrick and Lindsay Beaver
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.
Guests: Jesse Whiteley, Michael Garrick and Lindsay Beaver
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* Tucker Finn ~ Vertical Roadtrip ~ The Cup & The Lip | (It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Tucker Finn (Catherine Doherty) on December 10, 2018.)
5:15 Happy Blue Year
* Blue Standard ~ You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You / Interview with Jesse Whiteley / A Good Thing ~ A Good Thing NEW DISK~ CD Launch @ Jazz Bistro Thursday 17 January
* Ivana Popovic ~ 45th Parallel ~ Bushes & Bombshelters NEW DISK ~ CD Launch @ Gallery 345 Saturday 10 February
* Cottage Industry ~ If I Had A Rocket Launcher ~ Kick At The Darkness
5:45 Reggae Boomtown
Thievery Corporation ~ Amerimacka ~ The Cosmic Game
* House Of David Gang ~ Good Vibration (synapps remix) ~ Single ~ @ Lee's Palace Saturday 9 February for Bob Marley Birthday Tribute
* Michael Garrick & The One Nation Rebels ~ She's So Fine / Mr Pretender Instrumental / Interview with Michael Garrick / Fussing & Fighting Instrumental ~ Fussing & Fighting NEW DISK ~ CD Launch tonight @ Cadillac Lounge / @ Lee's Palace Saturday 9 February for Bob Marley Birthday Tribute
6:00 Archipelagos Of Arpeggios
Mansa Sissoko & Kabarata ~ Bibi ~ N'tomi ~ Recorded in Mali, April, 2004 by Lewis Melville
McCoy Tyner ( 80 years old on 11 / 12 / 2018 ) ~ Blues Waltz ~ Nights Of Ballads And Blues (Impulse 1963)
6:20 Blue Austin Tations
* Layla Zoe ~ The Good Life ~ Gemini NEW DISK
* Lindsay Beaver ~ I Got Love If You Want It / Mean To Me / You Hurt Me / Don`t Be Afraid Of Love ~ Interview ~ Tough As Love ~ @ The Blues Summit in the Marriott Courtyard Saturday 2 February
6:45 Upgrade School
* Kate Weekes ~ The Danes Have Landed ~ Taken By Surprise NEW DISK ~ CD Launch @ Burdock Monday 31 January
McCoy Tyner ( born 11/12 /1938) ~ Blues Waltz ~ Nights Of Ballads And Blues with Toronto Music Listings
* Faith Walker ~ Head In The Clouds ~ Head In The Clouds
The James Hunter Six ~ Lennon / McCartney`s It Won`t Be Long ~ We`re With The Beatles (Mojo)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
There's an invitation for you to reach a radio audience through an interested host / producer who has found something worth sharing in your work!
It may be as publicity for an upcoming event, a launch or a video release or a recent newsworthy story in which you are involved, or a word-of-mouth recommendation, or just the work of some pesky publicist who is trying to get you "out there".
If the interview is scheduled for sooner than later you will likely be more on point. You will definitely be elevating yourself into a better buzz zone than for a chat a month down the line. That one will keep you up nights, drafting quirky-but-viral comments, and then it might catch you over-prepared or uninspired.
If there is time, start Tweeting and Facebook-ing immediately and find cyber buds who will retweet; e-mail friends and help share the good news. Use whatever advance promo that the hosting media platform provides: schedules, "bumper" pages, or previews and run them through all your social and personal conduits - ALMOST - but not quite - until people are sick of hearing about it. Or get your publicist to do it for you.
On the day of the interview, send out one more energizing alert across all media with a teaser line if possible. "I'm going to talk about what really happened when..." for instance.
If it's a phoner, listen to the station early, so you can slide into their style and continuum when the time comes. Be excruciatingly prompt and available as the time approaches. Meditate, work out, or review your recent work before the call. Listen carefully to the interests of the interviewer. If you are blindsided by an inquiry, have a pivotal topic ready to divert any discomfort or embarrassment. Always express gratitude to radio, even if they NEVER PLAY YOUR MUSIC. Smile when you say it. Audiences can hear smiles.
If it's an in-person appearance, dress up. Be aware that someone is going to take your picture. If you have posters, cards , buttons, or other swag, bring a few along. NOT a bag full. Bring physical copies of your work. The station library or a fellow programmer may be interested in having a copy. Ask for water, if none is offered. Discuss your talking points with the host but don't "play your hand" by going into the details before the mic is on, or you will sound rehearsed when you try to recreate your earlier, fresher comments and attitudes. Listen to your music as it is played. Let the host make the comments. Explore those nuances that occur to you off-mic when you're on the air. Mention everybody by name. A lot of your team will be listening in. Find out about podcasts and post show coverage before you go. Hug and pose for anyone who will let you. If you can't be sincere, be quiet. Instagram and Tweet as you go.It sounds obvious, but it is important that you take time to remember to take all your stuff, phone, water bottle, or daytimer when you leave. Nothing impresses like a clean getaway.
When you get home, post, tweet, respond and praise the opportunity and follow up the next day with everyone who helped to create the magic of the day. Amplify any and all positive responses from friends and fans by asking the complimenting individual to e-mail their impressions to the station.
These radio moments sometimes develop a life of their own, and you are wise going in to think of creating a lasting, radiant event, instead of an ephemeral flash.
And please, do get in touch with me me when you're ready.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Ever notice that after the morning coffee and the emails, it sometimes still takes a good piece of music to actually wake you up? Weaving through the day, I will find myself with that deep luxurious wave that a good song provides rolling in my throat at the curve the bow takes against the fiddle, or at the way that song-lady intends some gracious word or thought to be taken.Here are a few such memorable moments from my past year.
Jadea Kelly I Beauty co-write with Peter Katz
Big Little Lions ~ Alive and Well
Kids On The Run Kalle Mattson from Youth
Work It Out single by The Memberz
A Universe by Chloe Watkinson
Roi by Georgian Bay from Soleil
Bad Bad News by Leon Bridges from Good Thing
Song Of The Mournful World by Jon Brooks from No One Travels Alone
Do Whatever The Heck You Want by Rae Spoon from bodiesofwater
She Gets Her Courage From Alcohol from Wilderness Years by Jory Nash
Bedouin by Romina Di Gasbarro from Risorgimento