Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 25 January 2013

(brought to you by VigoRadio, Winterful Women, and The Variegation Nation )
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.
Playlist also available in graphic detail at: and videos at

5:00   Gyroscopic Levitation
James Brown ~ The Platinum Hits Medley ~ Hooked On Brown
*Bobby Wiseman ~ Lobbyists @ Parliament ~ Giulietta Masina At The Oscars Crying

*Hayden ~ Rainy Saturday ~ Us Alone
*Ra Ra Riot ~ Is It Too Much ~ Beta Love

5:15  Haggis Things Just Happen That Way (Robbie Burns Day)
*Wendy MacIsaac ~  The Lakewind Session ~Celtic Colours XI
Calum Alex MacMillan ~ Cliabh Dineag ~ Taladh Nan Cuatan
*James Gordon ~ The Silence Of The Snow ~ Coyote’s Calling CD release @ St. Nicholas Anglican Church Saturday night
* Rob Lutes ~ Floating ~  The Bravest Birds

5:30   Think Glad It’s Friday
*Diem LaFortune ~ And On The Evidence ~ Beauty and Hard Times @ Daniels Spectrum (The Jam) tonight
*Julie Doiron ~ Cars and Trucks @ The Horseshoe tonight*Elisapie ~ Lead me On @ The Rivoli tonight

*Jordan Klassen ~ Call and Answer @ The Horseshoe tonight
*Wake Owl ~ Grow ~ Wild Country
*Thomas D’Arcy ~ When We Get Into It @ The Horseshoe Friday, 9 February

6:00   Chamber Reggae and Kitchen Dub
40th Anniversary of the beginning of withdrawal of A merican Troops from Viet Nam Sunday. 27th January 1973
Jimmy Cliff ~ Peace Officer ~ WE Are All One
*Andru Branch ~ What Are You Fighting For? ~ Step Into The Light @ The El Mocambo Friday February 22
* House Of David Gang ~ Good To Be Loved ~  Reggae Warrior CD Release @ Lee’s Palace Saturday, 9 February
Tosca ~ The Big Sleep ~ j.o.c.
Sly & Robbie ~ Ballistic Squeeze ~ Strip To The Bone by Howie B.

6:30  A Month Of Sundays

*Amy Campbell ~ Bricks ~ @ The Mascot every Sunday 2:00-5:00 p.m. for the next month
*Shawna Caspi ~ Red Brick Café ~ @ The Mascot this Sunday the 27th, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
*Sienna Dahlen ~ Sanguine ~@ The Mascot,  10th of February, Sunday 2:00-5:00 p.m.
*Annabelle Chvostek ~ Rise ~@ The Mascot Sunday February 3rd 2:00-5:00 p.m.

6:50  Harbingers of Harmony and Rhythmic Reports: Toronto Music Listings chanted over The Magic Hour  by Wynton Marsalis @ Massey Hall  Wednesday, 30 January @ 8p.m.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 18 January 2013

 Guests:  Nancy Dutra & Chris Bennett (brought to you by Riddle Dictators, Quandary Squads and The Puzzle Fuzz)
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Endorsing Your Reality Cheque
The Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Stokely ~ Why Do We Try? ~ Black Radio
Flowering Inferno ~ Cuidad De Swing ~ St_Germain Des Prés Café 10
Hot 8 Brass Band ~ It’s Real ~ St_Germain Des Prés Café 10
*Ron Davis ~ Pawpwalk ~ @Chalkers over three Sundays: Jan 20, Jan 27 & Feb 3, 7:00—10:00 pm
Bruno Mars ~ Money Makes Her Smile ~ Unorthodox Jukebox

5:20   Hide Out  No More
*Wake Owl ~ Wild Country ~ Wild Country EP
*James Gordon ~ We’re The Ninety-Nine ~ Coyote Calling
* Annabelle Chvostek ~ End Of The Road ~ Rise @ The Mascot for A Month Of Sundays tomorrow and Sunday, 3 February 2:00 – 5:00
*Corin Raymond ~ You’re Pretty Big To Be From Toronto / The Lord Loves A Wino ~ Paper Nickels CD release@ The Tranzac Tues., 22 & Wed., 23 Jan.
*Freeman Dre ~ To The Lost @ The Cameron House tonight and every Friday 10:00

5:45  Uncorralled Palpitations
Green Day ~ 8th Avenue Serenade ~ ¡Tré!
*Dance Movie ~ Blow Out The Candles Before You Leave ~ Interlopers
*Julie Doiron ~ By The Lake ~  So Many Days @ The Horseshoe 25 January
*Lee Harvey Osmond ~ Easy ~ The Folk Sinner

*Lindi Ortega ~ A Murder Of Crows ~ Cigarettes & Truckstops @ The Rivoli Thursday, 24 January

6:00    Dutra-Suite
 *Nancy Dutra ~ Sweet Tomorrow / Interview / Weak Weary & Worn (Live) / Bye Bye Baby (Live) / I Cry (Live) @ Feathers, 9 Feb. & @ The Mascot for A Month Of Sundays Sunday, 10 February 2:00 – 5:00
Waylon Jennings ~ Sad Songs And Waltzes ~ Goin’ Down Rockin’

6:30  Vertiginous Lumineers
Gary Burton (b. 23 January, 1943) ~ Careful ~ Times Square (1978)
*The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ~ Roll With The Punches ~ Checkered Past @ Koerner Hall, Maple Blues Awards Monday, 21 January
*CATL ~ Talk Too Much / Thing For You ~ Farewell @ The Horseshoe Saturday 20 Jan.

6:45   Toronto Music Performance Projections estimated over Charles Mingus’ Bug
*Roberto Linares Brown ~ Dale Tumbao ~ @ The Lula Lounge tonight 

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Date With Dutra ~ Today at 6 on Corby's Orbit

On the tsunami of appreciation that her new album Time Will Tell has accumulated, Nancy Dutra has several enticing live performances coming up in and around Toronto.
Live performance with ace guitarman Chris Bennett a distinct probability while she talks about love, tears and the whole dam' thing on Corby's Orbit / Radio Regent today. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gather in close, and let me tell you ’bout CORIN RAYMOND'S Paper Nickels.

Corin Raymond, who just made his masterpiece, weighing in at 0.7 lbs, containing 144 pages, 57 pictures, 2 disks and the words and chords to 20 songs, has this to say about his Toronto album release:. 
"Toronto friends, we’ll see you next week. I’d like to stress that the two shows, on Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd, are totally different. Aside from the fact that Kim Beggs (Whitehorse, YK) is opening the Tuesday and Wax Mannequin (Hamilton, ON) the Wednesday, me and The Sundowners are doing completely different shows the two nights, and doing songs that even the regulars at The Cameron House aren’t used to hearing. Each night we will perform one of the albums and an assortment of surprises. You’ve been warned."

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 11 January 2013

Guests:  Ron Davis and Joanna Chapman-Smith
 ( brought to you by The Resurgent Detergent, Unconditional Leave-in Conditioners & Reach For The Unreachables)
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.
Playlist also available in graphic detail at: and videos at

5:00  Reading:  Sonnets To Orpheus / 1 -  by Rainer Maria Rilke

Tree arising! O pure ascendance!
Orpheus Sings! Towering tree within the ear!
Everywhere stillness, yet in this abeyance:
seeds of change and new beginnings near.

Creatures of silence emerged from the clear
unfettered forest, from dens, from lairs.
Not from shyness, this silence of theirs;
nor from any hint of fear,
simply from listening. 

Brutal shriek and roar
dwindled in their hearts. Where stood a mere
hut to house the passions of the ear,

constructed of longing darkly drear,
haphazardly wrought from front to rear,
you built them a temple at listening's core.

5:05 Extended Pray
Fred Hammond ~ They That Wait ~ Unstoppable
Fontella Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) Travellin’ ~ Travellin’
Hugh Masekela feat. Gugu Shezi ~ Bambezela ~ Jabulani
Rock of Ages Temple Choir ~ Kenang Bohle ~ The Rough Guide To South African Gospel
Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama ~ There Will Be A Light ~ Live At The Apollo
                Ben Harper @ Danforth Music Hall March 1 with Charlie Musselwhite
Bomba Estéreo  ~  Música Acción ~ Blow Up

5:30  Modular Tones
*Ron Davis ~ Manha Manha / Interview / Patanjali’s Chant / Blue Modules CD release @ Chalkers over three Sundays: Jan 20, Jan 27 & Feb 3, 7:00—10:00 pm
Kiran Ahluwalia ~ Vo Kuch
Basement Jaxx  feat. Robyn ~ Hey U ~ Crazy Itch Radio
Nicolette Larson (Nic Jodoin Remix) ~ Lotta Love ~ What Is Hip?

6:00   Listen Deeply
*Joanna Chapman-Smith ~ Thinking Of You / Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You? / Open Fire / Interview / A Glass Of Right & Wrong (live) / Love Me Deeply (live) / Paris (live) Love Me Deeply CD release @ Hugh’s Room this Saturday

6:40  Astringent Strings  and Abrupt Gut
*The Fretless ~ Beads In The Market ~  Waterbound
Rodrigo y Gabriela ~ Savitri ~ 11:11

6:45  Toronto Listening Rations and Passions doled out over Making Plans for Nigel & Viva Las Vegas by Ron Davis
6:50  Gnash-ville Teeth
*Nancy Dutra ~ Your Time Is Through ~ Time Will Tell @ The Tranzac tonight, @ The Mascot’s MONTH OF SUNDAYS  10 Feb. and on Corby’s Orbit next Friday

*Daniel Romano ~ Chicken Bill ~ Come Cry With Me

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ron Davis sets his course in Blue Modules and Joanna Chapman-Smith Invites Deep Love In an Orbital way.

Joanna Chapman-
at Hugh's
Interview and live performance
           today @ 6:00

Ron Davis at Chalkers, Sunday Jan. 20 & 27 and Feb.3. Interview today @ 5:30

Monday, January 7, 2013

Deep Love Abounds In The Underground

This Friday, listen up as Joanna Chapman-Smith joins me at 6:00 in the 
Orbital Module for great tunes, rising, rousing conversation
and a preview of concert @ Hugh's Room.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

And a Happening New Year (already!)

Multiple amazing artists and song-mongers are massing on Queen Street West on Sunday afternoons in the  coming month. South side corner just inside the eastern edge of Parkdale. Expect collabos, photo ops and historically unprecedented jams.

Seems to be spreading north too...