Corby's Orbit

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

Monday, January 4, 2010

Something new for the Newest Year

You're only as good as your last show, and January first was as good as it has yet to get.
Everymusic is my specialty, and aside from a vintage Stevie Wonder vinyl that sent the stylus aslide, every song was one that rose to the occasion, the inception of the year that calls itself a '10'.
No guests, that's understandable, post-party coma strikes most musicians on the first day, but a mix of Otis and Carla's New Year's Resolution and a Tribute to a King brought the first call in, "Man you don't know what you just did for me". Developing through a smoove soul set to a rock climb at noon (Dinosaur Jr. broke my hangover-friendly pledge with Farm's jagged thunder), followed by a sensitive tour of on-scene singer songwriters, Laura Nyro's And When I Die live, and a reading of Charles Simic's Mystic Life over Jewels and Binoculars' Fourth Time Around,
I got my balance of touchin and scorchin. A last minute reggae ride, prompted by a New Year's greeting from dj Chocolate (CKLN Mondays 2:30-5) ended with 4 Hero's Twelve Tribes and one more trip round the black ice with Stevie Wonder's A Place In The Sun.
The upcoming weeks hold a wealth of promise so lock me up on the Favorites and check back when you next need to format your Orbit.

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