Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 26 April 2013

Guests:  Lenard Whiting & Edward Franko of Tryptych, Jon Davis, Marianne Girard &  John Jackson
( brought to you by Calliope Therapy, Kettledrum Remedies & Concertina Rehab ) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Moony Tunes
Nick Drake ~ Pink Moon
*Paul Campbell ~ The Moon Was Shining So Bright ~ Loose Gravel  New CD

5:15  Shore Sounds Good
*Jon Davis ~ Streets Aren’t Paved ~ Open Shore CD release tonight @ The Rivoli  New CD
*Old Folks’ Home ~ Breaking, Breaking ~ Black & Blue  New CD

5:30   Lunar  Croons
Bing Crosby, Judy Garland & Bob Hope ~ Goodnight, Irene ~ Interview with Edward Franko & Lenard Whiting for Bing’s 110th Birthday Celebration @ Trinity Presbyterian Church West Hall Theatre next Friday, 3 May & Saturday, 4 May
Bing Crosby ~ Ac-cent-u-ate The Positive

5:40  Church Of The Latter-day Saturday
*Carole Pope ~ Johnny Marr ~ Johnny Marr @ The Phoenix Saturday

*Grounders ~ Along The Line ~@ The Opera House Saturday New CD

*Bronx Cheerleader ~ Camelot ~ Real Punks Don’t Sing About Girls New CD

*Julie  Doiron ~ By The Lake ~ So Many Days ~@Sonic Boom, 6:00 Thursday, 2 May

*Ketch Harbour Wolves ~ Transition @ The Horseshoe Saturday

6:00  Gaining Something In The Translation
*Eliana Cuevas feat. Rich Brown ~ Antito ~ Espejo CD release @ Lula Lounge Wednesday, 15 May &  on Corby’s Orbit in 2 weeks, 10th of May New CD
*Lenka Lichtenberg ~ Peace Is The Only Way ~ Bridges ~ Embrace CD release  @Glenn Gould Theatre on Sunday New CD

6:15   Tuneshine  & Tidal Farewells
Marianne Girard & John Jackson ~ Don’t Blame It On Me / Interview / Something Sacred / Hearts Of Melody @ Tranzac Sunday @ 3 P.M.
Richie Havens (1941 – 2013) ~ Intro / Old Love ~ Cuts To The Chase
Bob Brozman (1954 – 2013) & Djeli Moussa Diawara ~ Nkaminyo Yelena Ma ~ Ocean Blues
*The Band ~ Yazoo Street Scandal ~ Tribute to Levon Helm @ Hugh’s Room tonight

6:45  Toronto Musical Moonlight Piñata Rewards shared over a tablecloth of I Love Paris In The Springtime by Jackie Terrasson

*David Francey ~ A Star Above ~ So Say We All New CD ~ interview on Corby’s Orbit next week at 6:00

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Heavyweight Tidal Mix on tomorrow's show: Bing, Levon, Marianne, Jon, Richie and a Pink Moon celebration

First Full Moon of Spring, The Pink Moon
Crooning on behalf of "Der Bingle" Lenard Whiting & Edward Franko live at 5:30 
                   Jon Davis' CD release at The Rivoli Friday: Orbital Interview in the 5:15 interval
Photo by Ryan Mastro -Hugh's Room Tribute to Levon Helm, Friday (seen here with the wise and powerful Richie Havens 1941-2013)

Marianne Girard plays live at 6:00 before being swept away by tides of Morrish Dancers

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo.

Labs is a small independent Toronto unit within Teehan+Lax tasked with exploring the creative uses of technology in the digital channel and framing technical possibilities for the agency, clients, and wider community. The team conducts experiments on all layers of the stack between screen and cloud, and shares those results in an effort to simplify technology and innovate experience design.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Jam

Playlist for show of Friday, 19 April 2013

Playlist for Corby’s Orbit on Radio Regent, show of Friday, 22 April 2013
Guests:  Larry Graves of Drumhand, Corinna Rose and Lenka Lichtenberg ( brought to you by Hospitabilization Plans, Social Immensities, and Gregarious Chance) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Up Jumped Spring
Celia Cruz (Jack Costanzo Jazztronic Mix) ~ Quimbara
Carmel  ~ Je Suis Tombeé Amoureuse

5:15 Discussable Percussion
*Drumhand ~ Soapbox /. Interview with Larry Graves @ Placebo Space tonight

5:30  Compass Roses
*Jessica Stuart Few ~ Winter Warm ~ Two Sides To Every Story @ The Local, Saturday
*The Good Lovelies ~ Tuesday Night @ The Dakota, Tuesday 23 April
*Ruby Drake ~ Sault Ste. Marie ~ Hold Fast
* Corinna Rose ~ Northeast Southwest / Darcy / Your Light / Interview @ The Cameron House tonight

5:45 Bluesacious Appetite
*Sarah Burton ~ My Man ~Ladies In Waiting / Lovesick

Malcolm Holcombe ~ Down In The Woods ~@ The Rivoli, Thursday 25 April

Buddy Guy ~ Keep It to Myself ~@Massey Hall, Saturday

6:00  Lenka Unchained

*Lenka Lichtenberg with Fray ~ 2010 / Interview / Raise A Cup Of Joy / Pigeons In Paris ~ Embrace CD Release @ Glenn Gould Studio, Sunday, 28 April

6:30  Intuition Hike
*Morlove ~ Architect ~ Old Tomorrow

*George Oliver & Gangbuster ~ Renegade / Up On The Roof ~Live At The Blue Note ~ Honouring Our Own: 50th Anniversary @ St. Clement of Ohrid Cathedral, Sunday, 21 April, 6:00

*Shafton Thomas Group ~ The Albatross / Loden @The Drake Underground Sunday night ~ with Toronto Music Listings overdubbed

*Eh?! ~ Grean Tea / Hiccup Jig ~ @ Donway Covenant United Church, Saturday 230 The Donway W., Toronto. 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $12 youth and seniors. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance from the church  416-444-8444.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Rastaman Visitation

Playlist for show of Friday, 12 April 2013

Playlist for Corby’s Orbit on Radio Regent, show of Friday, 12 April 2013
Guest: Jean-Paul De Roover ( brought to you by) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Memory Stick-Ups
Real Ones ~ Separation Blues
Paramore ~ Fast In My Car ~ Paramore New CD
*Cam Penner ~ Rivers Forgotten ~ To Build A Fire New CD
*Corinna Rose ~ Fresher Fruit ~ Northeast Southwest New CD
White Sea ~ Overdrawn ~ Girls Soundtrack
*Jon Davis ~ Better ~ Open Shore CD Release @ The Rivoli Friday April 26 New CD
Little Feat ~ Takin' My Time

5:30 Pompatii Of Impetus
Skrillex ~ Long Drive (With You Friends) ~Spring Breakers Sdtrk New CD
*Jean-Paul De Roover ~ Break My Soul / Hope / We Will Be / Interview ~ Complexity In Simplicity CD Release @ Rancho Relaxo Monday, 15 April  New CD
Ben Harper ~ I Will Not Be Broken ~ Give Til It's Gone

6:00 Please Rock My Boat
B.B. King ~ That Ain't The Way To Do It ~ A Proper Introduction ~Tribute To The 3 Kings Of The Blues tonight @ Hugh's Room

Aretha Franklin ~ Why I Sing The Blues @ Roy Thompson Hall tonight

Bonnie Raitt ~ It's All Over Now Baby Blue ~ Tribute To Bob Dylan @ Hugh's Room tomorrow

6:15 Warp Speed, Mr. Corby
Hawaiian Homeboy ~ Straight From The Heart ~ Pure Aloha vol.1
Black Sheep ~ Time To Think ~ Reggae For Kids
Rokia Traoré ~ Beautiful Africa é ~ Beautiful Africa New CD
Satkirin Kaur Khalsa ~ Protection ~ Lightness

6:30 Arriba-Bop
Oscar Peterson feat. Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry & Freddie Hubbard ~ Dahoud ~ Dizzy Gillespie Tribute @ Koerner Hall Saturday

6:40 Tied Up With Strings
*Kevin Breit & The Upper York Mandolin Orchestra~ Boom Chicka Boom ~ Field Recording CD Release @ Hugh's Room Wednesday, 17 April  New CD

*Belle Starr ~ Same Old Scene @ Drake Hotel Underground Tuesday, 16 April New CD
*Tricia Foster ~ Miss Me ~ Ladies In Waiting ~ Lovesick

Toronto Music Appointments read over a schedule of Pennies From Heaven by Oscar Peterson

King Pleasure ~ Tomorrow Is Another Day

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Alphanumeric Multiplications of Jean-Paul de Roover

My guest today is the self replicating pop genius Jean-Paul de Roover whose multi-layering of certain salubrious melodic and rhythmic proclivities is in evidence on a new disk, Complexity In Simplicity, and later tonight in London, Ontario, live at  APK 347 Clarence Street along with Thousand YoungThe KGB Band & Foam
Tune in at 5:30 for a rocking anti-gravity bounce through his thoughts and current groovage.
5-7 p.m. online and at


History of Music Storage Formats

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Playlist for show of Friday, 5 April 2013

Guests:  Abigail Lapell & Jessica Moore, Alexis Dumais of Sagapool,  &  Doriann Forrester
( brought to you by Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom) 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00  Mud Sweat and Tears
Muddy Waters’ Centenary  ( 4 April 1913 – 4 April 2013)
 You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone (The Complete Plantation Recordings by Alan Lomax, 1941) / Goin’ Back To Memphis ( Brass and the Blues, 1966)
J.J. Grey & Mofro ~ Harp & Drums ~ This River (Alligator 2013)
Dubmarine ~ Beat In Control
Eric Burdon & Billy Preston  feat. Ringo Starr ~ Power To The People

5:20  Criminals of Conviction
*Laura Smith ~ Inspiration ~ Everything Is Moving CD Release @ Hugh’s Room Wednesday, 10 April
*Sagapool ~ Le Fil Boréal / La Tristesse De L’Ampleur / Interview with Alexis Dumais /  Marcel @ Gallery 345 Thursday, 11 April
David Bromberg feat. Keb’ Mo’ ~ Diggin’ In The Deep Blue Sea @ Koerner Hall tonight
D.M. Lafortune ~ Shaking The Foundations @ The Central, Saturday 6:30

5:40   Harmonic Majors
*Belle Starr ~ Cry Love
The Flatlanders ~ Yesterday Was Judgement Day ~ @ The Horseshoe, Tuesday 9 April
*April Verch ~ Foolish Heart ~ Bright Like Gold
*David Francey ~ Long Long Road ~ So Say We All
*Kevin Breit ~ Weigh Me Down ~ Field Recording

6:00  Birds Live!
*Abigail Lapell & Jessica Moore ~ Sally / Interview / The Kite and The Stone / Murder City @ The Tranzac  7:30 , Saturday for Early Birds II

Oliver Mtukudzi ~ Ndakuvara @ The Phoenix Saturday

6:50  Toronto Extravaganzic Events enumerated over “Mysteriovum / Chance Meeting” by Jazzlab

6:55   Dedicated Listening  ~  Elegiac for Phil Ramone,  Artist of the Ear  ( Born 5 January 1941 in South Africa, died March 30th, 2013 (New York City) 
Art Garfunkel ~ Watermark
Songwriter: WEBB, JIMMY

How delicate the tracery of her fine lines
Like the moonlight lacetops of the evening pines
Like a song half heard through a closed door
Like an old book when you cannot read the writing anymore

How innocent her visage as my child lover lies
Pressed against the rainswept windy windows of my eyes
Like an antique etching glass design
That somehow turned out wrong
I keep looking through old varnish
At my late lover's body
Caught on ancient canvas
And decaying...disappearing
Even as I sing this song

How secretly and silently my sorrow disappears
You can't see it with your eyes or hear it with your ears
It's like a Watermark that's never there and never really gone
I keep looking through old varnish
At my late lover's body
Caught on ancient canvas
And decaying...disappearing
Even as I sing this song
Even as I sing this song
Even as I sing this song

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bursts of Song Springing Live from The Annex Toronto Saturday ..AND In Orbit on Friday

Signs of spring! New songs are bursting out from two concurrent shows early this Saturday evening, within blocks of each other. At the Central, 603 Markham St. under the shoulder of Honest Ed, a 6:30 show starring Din, Diem Lafortune, Normal For Once and Carl Lorusso Jr. will melodically unfurl.

A few blocks east of there, at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick, magnetic songstress Abigail Lapell presents Early Birds, the sophomore event in a songwriters showcase series that will continue on the first Saturday of each month. After March's epic evening with Ambre McLean and Tara Holloway, Abigail is following up with a presentation of the talents of Jessica Moore and Dana Sipos. Showtime is 7:30.

 New disks will be available at both gigs and admission is by donation.

Abi and Jessica can also be found on Corby's Orbit online at Radio Regent playing live, at 6:00 tomorrow, Friday.

Go birds go!

Support your rockin' robins all around town!