Corby's Orbit

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lynne`s River and Isabel`s Hearts, on a Pre- Hallows Howl of a Show

Lynne Hanson 
will be calling in at 5:30 from her Ottawa tour-stop as she narrows in on her Toronto show next Friday 
November 1 – Fromagerie, Sudbury, ON
November 7 @ 7 p.m.– Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON
November 8 – The Black Shire, London,  ON
November 14 – National Arts Centre, Ottawa
November 15 – the Branch, Kemptville, ON
November 30 – The Mansion, Kingston, ON

Hanson’s songs have already earned her a Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award and an OCFF Songs from the Heart Award and propelled her to the finals of the Kerrville New Folk competition and the Mountain State New Songs contest.
November 30 

And at 6:00, founder and former member of the highly acclaimed all-female band Sisters of Sheynville, singer-songwriter,
Isabel Fryszberg’s solo debut CD, 
Hearts and Arrows
gets an Orbital debut
prior to the
Isabel & The Uncommons`
CD Release @ Hugh’s Room
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 •8:30PM •$18 advance /$20 door
2261, Dundas Street West, Toronto • For reservations call 416.531.6604

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Playlist For Show Of 24 October

Host: Paul Corby

( brought to you by  Electrocity, Media Obliteracy and Executioners Of The Will )

5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guests: Justin Gray & Andrew Kay of Monsoon and Tim Dawson of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

*Amelia Curran ~ Somebody Somewhere ~ They Promised You Mercy NEW DISK

* The Darcys ~ Don`t Bleed me ~ The Darcys at R.O.M. tonight
Massive Attack feat. Sinead O`Connor ~ What Your Soul Sings ~ Sinead at Massey Hall tonight

Prince ~ Art Official Cage ~ Art Official Age NEW DISK `Prince and Me`at Global Cabaret Festival Young Center For The Performing Arts tonight
                                                           Illustration by Mattias Adolfson

*Royal Canoe ~ Exodus Of The Year ~ Today We`re Believers at Lee`s Palace Wednesday, 29 October
*Indian City ~ Dance2 feat. Kzo ~ Colors NEW DISK CFMA Nominee (Vince Fontaine / Aboriginal Songwriter Of The Year)

5:25 Mindcraft

*Patricia O`Callahan ~ The Gypsy`s Wife ~ at Global Cabaret Festival Friday and Saturday
*Bruno Capinan ~ Sambolento ~ Tudo Esta Dito NEW DISK
*Dawn Pemberton  ~  Say Somethin  ~  Say Somethin NEW DISK
Rory Block ~ Nehemiah James ~ Hard Luck Child (Stony Plain) NEW DISK

RAHARAHA HIKAMBANANA (Varika) ~ World Lemur Festival  (Oct 25-31).

6:00 Transcendental Floss

*Monsoon ~ Nomad's Arrival / Interview with Justin Gray and Andrew Kay / Awakening ~ Mandala NEW DISK

@ Artscape on 8 November and Glenn Gould Studio 15 November

6:20 Sophisticulture
*Nexus ~ Xylophonia ~ Ragtime Concert  @ Edward Johnson Building Monday 27 October

*Quinn Bachand ~ Nude ~ Brishen CFMA Nominee (Young Performer / Ensemble / Instrumental Group / New Emerging Artist of the Year)

*Tony Quarrington ~ The Whole World Is Waiting For The Sunrise ~ Mad About Uke ~ @ McMichael Gallery Thursday for premiere of Emily Songs 8 p.m.

*Tim Dawson / Interview re: The Bach Christmas Oratotio @ Runnymede Church, Friday, 28 November

Kronos Quartet ~ Don't Think Twice It's Alright ~ Chimes Of Freedom (Amnesty International)

Nils Petter Molvaer ~ Vilderness (Cinematic Orchestra Remix) ~ Recoloured / Exegisis of Toronto Music Listings Encoded Elaborately Throughout

*Oh Susanna ~ Oregon ~  Namedropper @ The Great Hall Saturday

Looking Back ~ John Holt (11 July 1947 – 19 October 2014) was one of the most influential and beloved of Jamaican reggae singers and songwriters. He first found fame as a member of the Paragons, before establishing himself as a solo artist.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Playlist For Show Of 17 October

Host: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Parabola Dictu, Pax Woebegone and Deus Ex MacIntosh ) Fridays 5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guest: Amy Thiessen

5:00 Folkal Points

* Keiffer McLean | Man Upstairs | Drama In The Attic CFMA Nominee
* Jill Zmud \ Compass \ Small Matters Of Life And Death  CFMA Nominee
* Del Barber \ Arianna \ Prairieography @ The Dakota Wednesday NEW DISK  CFMA Nominee
* Lennie Gallant Lifeline \ Live Acoustic At The Carleton NEW DISK  CFMA Nominee
* Steph Cameron \ Railroad Boy \ Sad Eyed Lonesome Lady @ The Dakota Wednesday NEW DISK

* James Hill \ The Brightest Lights \ The Old Silo @ Hugh's Room Sunday NEW DISK

5:30  Skylight Access

Jimmy Thackeray \ Rude Mood \ Extra Jimmies (Stony Plain) NEW DISK
Larry Coryell \ Variations On A Theme @ The Old Mill Monday 20 October
Big Dave McLean \ Mr. Siegal \ Faded But Not Gone NEW DISK
Peter Tosh \ Life Lessons \ No Nuclear War     Tribute To Peter Tosh @ The Rockpile Saturday

6:00 To Every Thing There Is A Thiessen

*Amy Thiessen \ I'm With You \ Interview \ Kiss Me ( live ) \ Shooting Arrows ( live ) In Between Good-Byes @ Not My Dog Tuesday 21 October and @ Cabin Fever Wednesday 22

6:20 See Ya Later Oscillator

* DIANA \ New House \ Perpetual Surrender   @ Adelaide Hall Saturday  
Juana Molina \ Le Decidi Yo \ Wed 21 (Argentina)
Nina Simone (Zeds Dead Remix) \ Verve Remixed : The First Ladies    Zeds Dead @ Kool Haus Dec. 20
*Bet e & Stef ( King Britt`s Sylk 130 Remix ) \ I'm There \ Remix Deluxe

*SIRR (Marc O'Connor) \ Sleepwalker \ Charge NEW DISK

6:40 Nightcore

*James Gordon \ Gotta Get Off The Oil \ Coyote's Calling @ Trinity St. Paul's Saturday for Songs Of Peace nd Protest 

*DMBQ feat.Tara Davidson \ Reason Season Lifetime \ CD Release @ Jazz Bistro Friday & Saturday

Beset with the Exquisite Notation of Night Sights and Sounds in Toronto 

*Reuben And The Dark ~ Shoulderblade ~ Funeral Sky @ Queen Elizabeth Theater Saturday

Friday, October 17, 2014

Evolving Loveliness Live

 Amy Thiessen 
will be my live and lively guest today,
letting us in on some history and music while
on the go between the unfurling Folk Music Ontario Conference
and the Eastern swing of her 
>In Between Good-Byes<
coming soon to:
Oct 21 - Toronto - Not my Dog
Oct 22 - Toronto - Cabin Fever
Oct. 24 – Yoga Shack, London 
Oct. 25 – Upward Dog, Ottawa 
Oct. 26 – Le Depanneur, Montreal – morning show at 10am 
Oct. 27 – Cielo Studio, Montreal 
Oct. 28 – Cagibi, Montreal 
Nov. 1 - St John’s - House concert

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Playlist For Show Of 10 October

Host: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Mercury Retrofits, Cable T-Venus, and Forward Mars)

5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guests: James Hill & Tony Quarrington

5:00 Labouring In Futurity

Robin Schulz feat. Lilly Wood & The Prick ~ Prayer ~ Prayer NEW DISK

Prince ~ Affirmation l&ll / Way Back Home ~ Art Official Age NEW DISK

Alt-J ~ The Gospel Of John Hurt  ~ All This Is Yours NEW DISK

The Crooked Brothers ~ Pass You By ~ Thank-You, I'm Sorry NEW DISK @ The Dakota Tavern Tuesday

5:20 Meridian Syncopaters

Shakey Graves ~ Hard-Wired ~ And The War Came NEW DISK @  The Phoenix, 2 December

*Wendell Ferguson ~ The Mayor Of Loserville ~ Menage A Moi @ Hugh's Room Tuesday for Wendell s CCMA Hall Of Fame Induction & Unison Benevolent Fund Benefit

*James Hill ~ Lovebirds / She's Still Got It / Interview ~ The Old Silo  NEW DISK  @ Hugh's Room Sunday, 19 October

5:45 Expeditionary Forces

*Jim Bryson ~ The Lost Occasional ~ The North Side Benches @ The Dakota Tavern Wednesday
*The O'Pears ~ Have A Heart ~ Our Own EP  NEW DISK
*The Heavyweights Brass Band feat. Kevin Breit ~ Get Off The Ground ~ Brasstrononomical EP NEW DISK
Joe Louis Walker ~I'm Tide ~ The Best Of The Stony Plains Years NEW DISK
Esperanza Spalding feat. Gretchen Parlato ~ Ponto De Areia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre tonight
Pinchers ~ Original Lyrics ~  Ice Cream Sound   @ Koolhaus Saturday    
Sanchez ~ Are You Still In Love With Me? @ Koolhaus Saturday  

6:15 Active Radioaction 

*Tony Quarrington ~ Labour Day  /  Interview   /  Jumping On A Flea  ~  Mad About Uke  NEW DISK 

@  SONGS OF PEACE AND PROTEST, Saturday October 18th, 7.30 pm, at Trinity-St Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts 427 Bloor St W. (west of Spadina in Toronto)... a concert featuring James Gordon, Len Wallace ,Faith Nolan,,Mick Lane & Evalyn Parry

6:30 Angel Rockets 

*Lizzy Hoyt Movement Never Lies  ~  New Lady On The Prairie NEW DISK  @ The Dakota Tavern 20 November

*Sarah Jane Scouten  ~  I Had To Be Right  ~  The Cape @ The Cameron Wednesday 15 October

*Megan Bonnell  ~  We Are Strangers Now  ~  Hunt And Chase @ The Drake Underground Saturday
Esperanza Spalding ~  If That s True ~  with Toronto Music Listings  laid out in order of chronology
Jerry Garcia ~ Loser ~ Garcia  Jerry Garcia Night @ The Linsmore tonight

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blog-Cast Number One ~ Lynn Miles on Valentines Day 2014

More people have asked for a Podcast of this segment than any other > Lynn Miles visited my show to chat and sing last February, so here it is:

Lynn wants everyone to know, by the by,  that she has just released Black Flowers vol 4 and it's available here >

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Playlist For Show Of 3 October

Host: Paul Corby

( brought to you by  Whatever Forecast, Coulda Climate, and Never Weathermind )

5-7 p.m. online and at .  Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

Guests: Sarah Jane Scouten, Ellen Doty, Tom King of Payadora and Ron Gaskin

Videos at

5:00 Fragility Factor

Doug Wamble ~ The Bear And The Toad ~ Bluestate

*Sarah Jane Scouten ~ No Reasoning / Interview / Black Strap Sadie (live) / Poverty Wind (live) ~ The Cape @The Cameron Wednesday, 15 October CFMA Nominee: Best Traditional Album / Best Traditional Singer

*Ellen Doty ~ Gold / Interview / No Good Man ~ Gold ~ NEW DISK @ Lula Lounge Thursday 9 October 7 p.m.

Big & Rich ~ Nobody Told Me ~ Instant Karma ~ John Lennon's  74th Birthday, Thursday 9 October

Ed Sheeran ~ I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

6:00 Tango Unchained

*Payadora ~ Retrato De Julio Ahumada / Interview with Tom King / Payadora ~@ Kingston Road United Church Sunday 1:30 p.m.

6:15 Sagacity Limits

Beach House ~ 10-Mile Stereo ~ Teen Dream ~ @Lee's Palace tonight
Singtank ~ Can You Hear Me? ~ Ceremonies NEW DISK
*Kiran Ahluwalia ~ Hayat ~ Sanata: Stillness NEW DISK @ Koerner Hall tonight SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

*Familiar Wild ~ Sixteen Years ~ Dark Dreams ~ @ Hugh's Room Tuesday, 7 October

6:30 Heart Wired

Nas ~ Street's Disciple ~ Street's Disciple @ Queen Elizabeth Theater Wednesday, 8 October 

* Aviva Chernick ~ Zeh Hayom (Today Is The Day) ~ When I Arrived You Were Already There ~ @ Small World Music Center Sunday 5 October 8 p.m. SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL  / Interview with Ron Gaskin for GRAND FESTIVAL AUTUMNAL HAPPINESS on Toronto Island @ Church of St. Andrew by-the-Lake, 3 p.m.

*Sagapool ~ De Cordes Et Du Bois ~ with a proclamation of TORONTO LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS notwithstanding

*Nick Buzz ~ This Is Not My World ~ A Quiet Evening At Home