Corby's Orbit

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

There will be no Easter weekend Orbit again this year.

In its place may I suggest watching this. Subtitled from the Italian.

Gorgeous music, thoughtful direction and script straight from The Bible. Jesus - phobes be aware: the director, Pasolini,  was a gay atheist and the lack of sycophancy just magnifies the message.

The Flight Fantastic

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 22 March 2013

Guest:  Larry Graves of Drumhand
( brought to you by Canadian Schmoozic & The Genre du Jour vs. Unaffected Affections) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Winning Constellations
*Nuela Charles ~ The Good Ones ~Aware @The Gladstone Hotel tonight CMF
Emeli Sandé ~ Wonder ~ Our Version Of Events
*The Matinee ~ The Sinking Of The Greenhill Park ~ @ The Supermarket Tonight @ The Horseshoe Wednesday CMF
*Aidan Knight ~ A  Mirror ~ Small Reveal @ The Horseshoe Saturday CMF
*Ron Sexsmith ~ Snake Road @ Randolph Theatre tonight CMF

5:20  Applause-able Arguments
*Pocket Dwellers ~ Critical Acclaim ~ @ The Piston tonight
*Imaginary Cities ~ Ride This Out ~ @ Lee’s Palace tonight CMF
*Cold Specks ~ The Mark ~@Kool Haus tonight CMF
*Adaline ~ The Spark ~@Velvet Underground tonight CMF
Apparat Organ Ensemble ~ Polýnésia ~ @ The Drake Underground tonight CMF
*Elephant Stone ~ The Sacred Sound  CMF

5:45  Plunk Of The Tongue. & Lilt Of The Drum
Rodney Crowell ~ Moving Work Of Art ~@Massey Hall tonight
M. Ni Mhaonaigh & F. Kennedy ~ Cin No gCumann
*Drumhand ~ The Arrival @ Gerrard Artspace  tomorrow / Interview with Larry Graves

6:00  Earth Tone Poems
Kurt Elling ~ Walt Whitman’s “A Child Said What Is The Grass?” @ Living Arts Center tonight
Massive Attack feat. Horace Andy ~ Hymn Of The Big Wheel (Earth Day tomorrow)
*Michelle McAdorey ~ Leave The Main Road  CMF
*Jordan McIntosh ~ Walk Away CMF
*Jordan Klassen ~ I Am A Collector ~@El Mocambo tonight CMF
*Sarah MacDougall ~ The Greatest Ones Alive ~@ The Cameron tonight CMF
*Lily Frost ~ Secrets ~@Painted Lady Thursday, 28 March

6:45  Toronto Musical Astro-Disiacs dispensed over T.S. Monk’s “Ugly Beauty”

*The Crooked Brothers ~ Another Sun :
“I got everything / I got everything /
I got everything I could use / I got funk I got country I got Rhythm and Booze
I got this crooked little heart / I got this thing for you /  I’ve got this little trick I’ve been dying to do.”

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sarah MacDougall Between Scenes At Canadian Music Week

A live entre'acte Face To Face with one of the most astute and engaging singer-songwriters in the cosmos as she slingshots into Orbit Friday, near the top of the show (between 5:00 and 5:30).

Known for her balladeering from Moose Jaw to Moosonee and on to Ri-moose-ki, Sarah's The Greatest Ones Alive was one of our favourite releases of last year, much played and discussed:

Be so listening!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 15 March 2013

 Host: Paul Corby
( decreed to you by Polemics, Palavers & Pontiff-ications ) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Shoot To Thrill
*Jean Paul De Roover ~ Clarity ~ Complexity In Simplicity
* J/P/ Hoe ~ Conversation ~ Mannequin
*Jon McKiel ~ Death Van ~ @ Tranzac 7:30 Saturday
* John Antoniuk ~ The Secret ~ Always With Me

5:20     Spring Excursions
*The Jessica Stuart Few ~ Intone ~ Two Sides To Every Story CD Release tonight at The Cameron House
*Suzana D’Amour ~ Exchange Your Heart With Me @ The Courthouse Tuesday 19 MarchCMF
Efterklang ~ Polygyne @ The Mod Club Thursday, 21 March  CMF
Nick Cave & The Flaming Lips ~ You, Man? Human? Next Saturday @ Massey Hall, 23 March CMF

5:40   Igneous Comments From  A Magmatic Agenda
The Danks ~ Sold Me Out @ The Silver Dollar Wednesday 20 March CMF
*Wool On Wolves ~ Unsuspecting Ways ~ @ The Tranzac  Wednesday 20 March CMF
Biffy Clyro ~ Biblical ~ Opposites
*Kevin Briet & The Upper York Mandolin Orchestra feat. Sue Patrick Briet ~ Nothing About Us ~ Field Recording

6:00  A Lonely Lokembe
*King Achilla- Orru Apaa-Idomo ( b. Uganda, 1960 – d. Toronto, 3 February 2013 ) ~ Dongo Lobo ~ Sacred Gift
Orchestra Super Mazembe ~ Malaba D’Amour (Buddy Holly’s Words Of Love) ~ Kaivaska
Beautiful Nubia ~ Masters Of The Earth ~ Oriojori ~ Eternal Spirits

6:15  Conviction Currents
The Hombres ~ Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
*Ron Hynes ~ Cryer’s Paradise
*Jay Aymar ~ Your Precious War ~ Overtime
*Michael Jerome Browne ~ G20 Rag ~ The Road Is Dark
*24th Street Wailers ~ The Pleasure’s All Mine @ Aron Cinema, Campbellford tonight
Robben Ford & The Blue Line ~ Misdirected Blues ~ Mystic Mile
Le Double Six ~ Boo’s Blues by Quincy Jones (born March 14, 1933)

6:45  Impactful Guidance Strategies
Russell Malone & Band ~ Yeah Man~ / Froggy Bottom from Kansas City sdtrk. adorned with signal flags for safe Toronto musical landings in the upcoming week
*Tom Eastland ~ I Walk Through ~ Saving Graces

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Playlist for Corby’s Orbit on Radio Regent, Extra-Spatial International Women's Day show of Friday, March the eighth, 2013

Guests:  Christa Couture (& Forest)
 ( brought to you by Soul-ebrations, XL-tations, and Toronts-formations)
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Femininjas
Pheobe Snow ~ Best Of My Love ~ Something Real
Jhelisa ~ That’s Bullshit Woody ~ Electric Language
*Lillian Allen ~ Freedom And Dance ~ Freedom & Dance!
Rory Block ~ Samson & Delilah ~ I Belong To The Band
*Tanika Charles ~ Dancin’ With Your Ghost ~ @ The Rivoli, Wednesday 13 March

5:30  Contributaries
Brett Dennen ~ Because You Are A Woman ~ So Much More
*The Matinee ~ Let Her Go ~ @ The Supermarket Friday 22 March for CMW
Tame Impala ~ Apocalypse Dreams ~ @ Koolhaus Saturday
Soulfly ~ In Memory Of…~ @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club tonight
                                                                                                      Art by Pavel Guzenko

5:45  To Face The Road Alone…
*** Stompin’ Tom Connors (February 9, 1936 – March 6, 2013) ~ The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom

*Matt Patershuk & The Dirty Plaid Orchestra ~ First Snow ~ Outside The Lights Of Town

6:00  Christa Redentor
*Christa Couture ~ Sing For Me / Interview / Hopeless Situation / Good Bayou @ La Revoluçion Saturday

6:20 Estro Regenerations
Skeeter Davis ~ Am I That Easy To Forget? ~ The End Of The World
*Jenn Grant ~ Getcha Good ~ Winner: “Pop Recording Of The Year” @ ECMA’s, for The Beautiful Wild
*Kim Wempe ~ The Only One ~ Coalition
Devon Sproule ~ Mary Margaret O’Hara’s Body’s In Trouble ~ I Love You, Go Easy

*Tannis Slimmon ~ Perfect ~ @ Hugh’s Room Wednesday 13 March

6:45  Telepathy From The Future
Matthew Shipp (@ Lula Lounge with his trio Sunday) The Root / Toronto music pilgrimages divined over The Key  
Peter Tosh ~ Come Together ~ No Nuclear War

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, March the first, 2013

Guests:  Ambre McLean Tara Holloway
 ( brought to you by March Heirs, Troop Justice, and The American Weight)
5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:05  Rockin’ The Granite Planet
George Harrison (b. 25 Feb. 1943) feat. Eric Clapton ~ Something ~ Live In Japan
The Zombies ~   If It Don’t Work Out ~ @ The Sound Academy Sunday
Ra Ra Riot ~Dance With Me @ Lee’s Palace Wed. 6 March

5:20  With Love, Time Dissolves
The Temptations ~ Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Jazzy Jeff& Pete Kozma Soleful Remix) feat. Damon Harris (17 July 1950-18 Feb. 2013) and Richard Street (5 October 1942- 27 Feb. 2013)

Dewayne Woods ~ Good Times ~ My Life’s Lyric

Erykah Badu ~ 4 Leaf Clover ~ Baduizm is being performed in its entirety @ Koolhaus Tues. 5 March

5:40  Arts of Work
Vieux Farka Touré ~ Fafa ~ Good-bye African Heritage month
Jesse Dee ~ On My Mind & In My Heart ~ @ The Horseshoe Monday March 4 (solo) with The James Hunter Six
James Hall ~ Illingness

*Tara Holloway ~ East Side Story ~ @ The Tranzac Saturday (7:30-9:30) Whirlwind Tour

*Ambre McLean ~ Fast Feet / Interview with Ambre &Tara / When Is That Day Gonna Come? @ The Tranzac Saturday (7:30-9:30) Whirlwind Tour

 6:15  Aloft Weekend
*Daniel Romano ~ He Lets Her Memory Go @ Massey Hall w. Whitehorse Saturday 8 p.m.
* The Rattlesnake Choir ~ Carousel @ The Cameron House Saturday 6 p.m.
*Jenny Allen ~ Bigger Fish ~ Blanket
*Sara Johnston ~ Missing You
*Joni Mitchell~ If ~ Shine Tribute To Joni Mitchell @ Hugh’s Room Saturday

6:40  Mingus Finger Tingles Linger
Charles Mingus ~ Song With Orange ~ The Toronto Mingus Collective @ The Tranzac tonight 7:30
Toronto Music listings descanted over Gunslinger Bird by Charles Mingus (Mingus Dynasty)

6:50    A History Of Violins  
The Chair ~ Humours ~ The Road To Hammer Junkie
*The Métis Fiddler Quartet ~ Teardrop Waltz @ The Underground Restaurant / York University on Saturday 7 p.m. and @ The Gladstone 13 March for The Toronto Aboriginal Business Awards
Ben Harper ~ She’s Only Happy In The Sun ~ @ The Danforth Music Hall tonight with Charlie Musselwhite