Corby's Orbit

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

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fun-Yum Woohoo Music Today, Tomorrow, Forever

From our secret stratospheric hyperbolic trajectory,
at around 5:00, I will be speaking with Aviva Chernick
last heard with Jaffa Road, now a full-fledged solo artist with:

Sung in both English and Hebrew, she enlists the support of Ernie Tollar, Joel Schwartz, Rakesh Tewari and Aaron Lightstone incorporating exotic instrumentation such as tabla, udu, xaphoon, oud, djembe and bansuri together with electric guitar, piano, bass and percussion. 

Join Aviva and her ensemble for an evening of celebration.
Wednesday, December 5th at
918 Bathurst (One and a half blocks North of Bloor on the West Side) Parking on the street.
Doors at 7:30. Concert at 8:00.Tickets: $15 in advance online at BrownPaperTickets. 
$20 at the door.

                                           And Tomorrow Night!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Norm Hacking : Endless Sky - A 5 Years Gone Tribute to a great Toronto Singer / Songwriter

Sunday, Friends, Fans and Family call to mind Norm's life and legacy in words and music on the fifth anniversary of his passing.

1515 Gerrard Street EastToronto,

 Video of "Sammy" directed by David Hynes (left) and starring Norm , and Don Francks as Sammy.
                                                               Screening at the show.
Howard Gladstone

The Rev, John Stainton and Peter Mathieson

M.C. The Reverend Ken, Lauren Turner, Corby & Glen Hornblast

Playlist for show of Friday, 23 November, 2012

 Host: Paul Corby

Guest: Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Metis Fiddler Quartet
(brought to you by 50 Shades of Grey Cup, Yanksgiving and "Transparent Is The New Black" Friday ) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.
Playlist also available in graphic detail at: and videos at

5:00   Impetus Apparati (Toronto's 2 Hottest Bands are playing the same club consecutively tonight)
*K.C. Roberts and the Live Revolution ~ Gotta Get Moving @ The Rex Saturday 9:45
*Rinse The Algorithm ~ Constellation 149 @ The Rex Saturday 12:45

5:15  Cockatoos D’Autre
*Canaille ~ La Route ~ Manger Du Bois
*Suzana D’Amour ~ Exchange Your Heart With Me @ The Gladstone Saturday
*The Lost Fingers ~ Straight Up ~ @Glenn Gould Studio tonight

5:30  Outcroppings
*Corb Lund ~ Hard On Equipment @ Danforth Music Hall tonight *Tour Cancelled*
Waco Brothers ~ Great Chicago Fire ~ Great Chicago Fire
Grizzly Bear ~ Sleeping Ute ~ Shields
*Stars ~ The Last Song Ever Written @A.C.C. Saturday, supporting Metric
The Who ~ Fragments ~ @The ACC tonight with Quadrophenia Tour

6:00  Tales From Fiddle Earth
Metis Fiddler Quartet ~ Robert Sanderson’s Cow / Trade Song / Ebb & Flow Special /  Interview with Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk @ Alliance Francaise Saturday 7:30

6:20   In All Thy Daughters’ Command
*Nancy Dutra  ~ Weak Weary & Worn @ The Tranzac Tuesday 7:30

*Julie Doiron ~ The Only ~ So Many Days
*Kristin Lindell ~ Lift Up Your Heart ~ @ Balmy Beach Club Thursday November 29

*Trent Severn ~ Answers @ The Dakota Tuesday 27 November, 7:00

6:40   A Rhythm I Could Skate Away On
Malang Jobateh ~ Manyo ~ Subway Kora Player from NYC
*Norm Hacking & Ernie Smith & The Roots Revival ~ Love A Love 
Endless Sky-A Tribute To Norm Hacking @ Lazy Daisy’s Sunday 3:00-5:00

Toronto ConsommĂ© of Musical Flavours served over a bed of The Miles Davis Quintet playing Masqualero
*The Guess Who ~ Ballad Of The Last Five Years ~ Burton Cummings @ Metro Toronto Convention Center North Building Pregame Sunday 1:00

“Put Your Music Where Your Mouth Is” ~Burton Cummings

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Tidal Wave of Melody advances upon Toronto

What luck that this show has returned. I heard this music live two years ago. The venue will make the string quintet sound  
like a sonic harmonic Niagara

Monday, November 12, 2012

Forward The Funk


Do not adjust your orbit. I will be in New York City this weekend, so an archived show will most likely be aired. Come back on the 23rd for BIG APPLE sounds and a preview of ENDLESS SKY, a tribute to Norm Hacking At Lazy Daisy's 1515 Gerrard Street East at Coxwell, Sunday Nov. 25th, from 3:00-5:00,

Friends, Fans, Family and the musical public, are invited to call to mind Norm's life and legacy in words and music, on the fifth anniversary of his passing.

Come to a warm and bright Sunday afternoon event to relax, refresh and recall, in a wonderful concert space. Food and bevvies available; donations accepted to pay the performers. Glen Hornblast and John Stainton have confirmed sets.

More here. Please feel welcome.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Playlist for show of Friday, 9 November, 2012

Illustration by Phillippe Bedoya

Guests: Suzana D’Amour and Lydia Persaud & Jill Harris  of The O’Pears
(  brought to you by Lester Yonge, Kind Of Bloor, and Duke Eglinton ) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00   What Would Drake Do?
Nick Drake ~ Things Behind The Sun / Know @The Bathurst Street (Randolph) Theatre Sunday 18 November The Songs Of Nick Drake with O Susanna, Kevin Kane, Mike Evin, Don Kerr and a string octet playing the original scores of Robert Kirby.

 5:15  Folk-Cast
*The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra ~ Sunrise ~ Follow My Lead, Lead Me To Follow New CD
*Shred Kelly ~ Jewel Of The North ~ In The Hills
Bob Dylan ~ Early Morning Rain ~ Bob @ A.C.C. Wednesday 14 November, Gord @ Massey Hall

5:30  Dreaming In Signals
*SoulJazz Orchestra ~ Jericho ~ Solidarity New CD @Wrongbar tonight
*Suzana D’Amour ~ Proof Of Love / Interview / You Call Yourself A Man New CD @Gallery 345 tonight
Barbra Streisand ~ With One Look ~ Back To Broadway

6:00  O’Pear - Shaped Tones
*The O’Pears ~ Liquor / Interview / Have A Heart @ The Campbell House Sunday 11 November

6:10  Rushing Specificity
*Alex Cuba ~ Ruido En El Sistema ~ @ Koerner Hall tonight
Jimmy Webb ~ Spanish Radio ~ @ Hugh’s Room Saturday
*Sean Burns ~ Travellin’ Man ~ A Glimpse Through Storyboards and Situations
*Kim Wempe ~ Oh Heart ~ @ C’est What Monday 12 November
*The Key Frames ~ Way To Love ~ Low Light High Light ~ @ The Gladstone Melody Bar Saturday
Donovan ~ The Universal Soldier ~ Remembrance Day, Sunday

6:30   To Serve and Project
*Orchid Ensemble  ~ Dancing Moon ~ Life Death Tears Dream New CD
*Jaffa Road ~ Ana El Na ~ Where The Light Gets In New CD
*Aidan Knight ~ Dream Team ~ Small Reveal New CD
*Fare well Davidson ~ Waiting ~ Hometown Lights New CD

6:50  Listings To Starboard
Toronto choices for this week’s musical delicacies, served over a bed of Dizzy Gillespie’s Fiesta Mojo
*Kyp Harness ~ Every Day Has troubles Of Its Own ~ Can A Poor Man Get A Fair trial? New CD
CD Release Wednesday 14 November @ Tranzac Southern Cross

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Playlist for show of Friday, 2 November 2012

(brought to you by November Chiaroscuro, Electoral Collages, and Sugar Skull Shock) and  online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

 Videos at Become a "follower"

5:00  Harmonia Mundi
Transglobal Underground ~ Woodward Avenue ~ Yes Boss Food Corner
Flook ~ Rosbeg ~ Rubai
*Orchid Ensemble ~ Hayot Hakodesh ~  New CD Life Death Tears Dream
*Café Con Pan ~ Mbambarina ~ @ Harbourfront Dias Del Muertos Celebration, Saturday

5:20  Battleground States In The Presidential "Race"
Ry Cooder ~ Brother Is Gone ~ Election Special ~ American Election Tuesday, 6 November
*Wool On Wolves ~  Inside The Light ~ New CD Measures Of Progress

5:30   Bray New World
*Don Bray  ~  It All Goes By So Fast / I Am Myself / Interview / The Water New CD

5:45  Conceptual Bartender
Squarepusher ~ Planetarium @ Danforth Music Hall tonight / North By Northwest Theme ~ Bernard Herrmann

6:00   Addressing The Deficit
*Sparrow & Murdoch ~ Juvenile Mad & Crazy / Opened Up @ The Dakota Saturday, 10:30
Junior Brown ~ They Don’t Choose To Be That Way ~ @ The Sleepwalk Guitar Festival in The Great Hall,  Saturday & Sunday
*Nancy Dutra ~ I Cry ~ Time Will Tell New CD
Kaki King ~ Close Your Eyes And You Will Burst Into Flames ~ @ The Rivoli Sunday
*Jordan Klassen ~ Threads ~ @ The Rivoli Saturday & @ The Cameron Wednesday
Beth Orton & Terry Callier (1945 – 2012) ~ The Dolphins
*Anders Drerup ~ Wheels ~ Tribute To Gram Parsons @ The El Mocambo
Peter Karp & Sue Foley ~ Analyze’n Blues ~ @ Hugh’s Room Tuesday, 6 November
*Margaret Christl ~ Hard Times Of Old England ~ @ The Dominion Tuesday, Election Night Protest Songs
*Freeman Dre ~ To The Lost ~ @ The Annex Live Saturday 11:15 New CD

6:45  I Can’t Seem To Keep The Stars From Moving
*Ed Bickert, feat. Paul Desmond ~ Squeeze Me ~ Ed Bickert At 80 A tribute @Glenn Gould Studio Tuesday
Toronto Music Listings Divined & Augured over Bickert/Desmond “I’m Old Fashioned”
 Aimee Mann ~ Driving Sideways ~ @ The Danforth Music Hall Tuesday

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tune in tomorrow for Election Day / Dias Del Muertos Special.

 Interviews with Don Bray, at Hugh's Room
Sun, November 4 – Matinee  

CD Release
                             I Am Myself – 
                                                             with Burke Carroll, Ray Dillard, 

and James Murdoch of Murdoch & Sparrow, 
at the Rivoli tonight and at the Dakota Saturday. music by:
Freeman Dre, Ry Cooder and Orchid Ensemble