Corby's Orbit

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April Opportunities For Appreciative Audiences To Apply Aptitudes Amply

This Friday's show will feature live appearances by 

Abigail Lapell and Dana Sipos (5:15)

Adjust your apps accordingly.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Last Of The Loaded Gun. Inspiration And Exultation In Canadian Music

In the while since the media jackpot known as The Age Of Terror began, even more than before, the tradition of inspirational anthem chants has been revived and refreshed in Canadian song. Canadian song writers have been labouring at the wall of spiritual denial that the hive mind invests with such irony and confidence. 

The Canadian tradition of Pragmatic Self Redemptive divinely derived music posits that lyrical therapy, evocations, meditations, devotional psychedelia, new age timbres and spirit drums can redeem altruism and surrendered goals.

Blessed are the peacemakers who help us make peace with ourselves.

Here are some: for the-past-present-and-future.


 Buffy Joni Leonard & Bruce Cockburn 

Dan Mangan 

Peter Katz 
Fortunate Ones

Julian Taylor 

Danny Michel 

Amelia Curran

Tony Kosinec 

Ernie Smith 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 18 March

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Aqua-Furnaces, Lake Defects & H2-Ronto, )

Guests: Heino Nielsen of Common Thread Chorus, Bob Isenberger of Water Docs, Anne Walker. and Elage Diouf

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Turbulent Elements

* Mimi O'Bonsawin ~ Brave ~ Mimi

Sounds Of Blackness ~ The Pressure Pt.1 ~ The Evolution Of Gospel

*Steven Page ~ Hole In The Moonlight ~ Heal Thyself PT.1: Instinct NEW DISK

* Common Thread Chorus ~ Never Turning Back performing Thursday @ Water Docs Film Festival March 22-26, for Canada Water Week / Interview with Heino Nielsen & Bob Isenberger

Van Morrison ~ And It Stoned Me ~ Live At Montreux

5:30 Close Walker

* Anne Walker ~ Parlour Days ~ Down The Horseshoe Valley Road NEW DISK  Interview Bless Your Heart (live) You Shoulda Been Mine (live)

*Dana Sipos ~ Road To Michigan ~ Roll Up The Night Sky NEW DISK  @ The Burdock tonight

6:00 Rockin Wolof

Elage Diouf ~ Sankara / Batola ~ Melokaane NEW DISK Interview ~ @ Massey Hall Monday 21 March with Johnny Reid

6:15 Vertical Journeys

* Avataar ~ Infinite Open ~ Petal NEW DISK ~ CD Release Thursday, 30 March @ Lula Lounge

* Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray ~ Wine Of Life ~ Live In America EP ~ @ Small World Music Center Sunday 20 March 6 p.m.

* Melissa Laveaux ~ Tiptoe ~ Camphor & Copper ~ @ Berkeley Street Theater Friday & Saturday for Célébration De La Francophonie

Lucinda Williams ~ Blessed ~ Blessed @ Opera House Thursday & Friday 24-25 March

The California Honeydrops ~ All Day, All Night ~ Like You Mean It 

* Sonia Collymore ~ It Takes 2 To Play The Game ~ WYSIWYG ~ @ Water Docs 22-28 March

6:40 Precipitent Percipience

* Rough Trade ~ Stranded ~ Rough Trade Live (Umbrella) 40th Anniversary Concert @ The Phoenix tonight

Marshall Crenshaw ~ The In Crowd ~ Miracle Of Science 

* Christa Couture ~ In The Papers ~ Long Time Leaving NEW DISK~ CD release @ The Burdock 28 April

Steve Coleman ~ Contemplation  ~  Drop Kick / Toronto Music Listings 

* Corin Raymond ~ Hard On Things ~ Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams NEW DISK CD Release 30 March @ Lula Lounge

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Heads In Like A Line Dance And Tails Out Like A Lambada

These Canadians have been busy in hibernal seclusion, organizing and fermenting Spring music, and the results are by turns sprightly, sincere and celebratory. Many hands make the lights work. 

Big tunes for the brightening weeks to come. I will be continuing to feature them as they roll in wave upon wave.

#Elage Diouf, # Bentall Taylor Ulrich, #Modern Space, #The Bills, #Christa Couture, #Federal Lights, #Rebecca Binnendyk, #Lynn Miles, #Steve Dawson, #Steven Page, #Matt Patershuk, #Donovan Woods, #Sundar Viswanathan & Avataar, #Mike Janzen, #Anne Walker, #Jordan Klassen, #Corin Raymond, #neema, #Amanda Tosoff, #Quincy Bullen.

Live performances of these northerly endemic envisionings are currently underway across the country. Check your local listings, or tune in to Corby's Orbit Fridays 5:00-7:00 on Radio Regent at, supported in Winamp, Windows Media Player, Quicktime, Itunes, VLC, Flash

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

That's Just Bonnie Raitt Creepin' Up On You.

At the Sony Center in Toronto tonight, Bonnie got us all inspired and excited and what came around went around.
She came on with a stomping, sinuous & sexy version of INXS' Need You Tonight. Turns out it was true. You know how she do.

Her grace and gratitude for a loving audience shone in prisms all night. Heavy on the blue scale.

After a mid-set standing ovation for Angel From Montgomery and a surprise version of I Feel The Same, she finished us off with an extended encore of I Can't Make You Love Me, Love Creepin' Up On You and Sweet And Shiny Eyes.

 And openers The California Honeydrops displayed Olympic-level instrumental skills and deep vocal integrity in every song, including Wilson Pickett's Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You and an epic Drowned In My Own Tears.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 11 March

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Rave Waves, Glee Beams and Ecstatic Spasms )

Guests: Friendlyness from The Human Rights, Rebecca Binnendyk, and Birds Of Bellwoods
5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Extra Seasonal Perceptions

Bonnie Raitt feat. Jon Cleary ~ I'm In Love Again  / All By Myself  ~ Going Home : A Tribute To Fats Domino ~@ Sony Center Tuesday, 15 March

Judy Collins ~ Night Comes On ~ ...Sings Leonard Cohen ~@ Hugh's Room Saturday

Carole King ~ Peace In The Valley ~ Rhymes & Reasons ~ Tribute To Carole King @ Hugh's Room tonight

Neema ~ Come ~ Painting My Wall Gold ~ @ Hugh's Room 17 April

Frank Turner ~ The Opening Act Of Spring ~ Positive Songs For Negative People ~ @ The Opera House tonight

Bossacucanova feat. Cris Delanno ~ Aguas De Marco ~ Una Batide Diferente

5:25 Conquering Concepts

* The Human Rights ~ Moments / You Think It Easy / Interview with Friendlyness 
~ CD launch @ The Rivoli Saturday for The Human Rights NEW DISK

* Melanie Peterson ~ Truth Talkin' ~ Anywhere From Here NEW DISK ~ CD Release @ The Piston Wednesday 16 March

Drink Small ~ Widow Woman ~ Spirit Blues

5:45 Funz Never Done

* Rebecca Binnendyk ~ You Give Love A Bad Name / Interview / Some Fun Out Of Life / NEW DISK 
CD launch @ Jazz Bistro Next Weekend March 18 & 19 

* Mike Janzen ~ Time Painting ~ Nudging Forever NEW DISK ~ @ The Rex Wednesday 16 March

6:00 Close Encounter of the Birds Kind

Birds Of Bellwoods  (Stevie Joffe, Chris Blades, Adrian Morningstar, Kintaro Akiyama) ~ Grey Ghosts / Interview / Melatonin (live) / My Heart Is Yours (live) ~ @ The Drake Underground Saturday

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project ~ Lambs On The Green Hills ~ @ Hugh's Room Tuesday 15 March

6:30 Raucous Caucuses

Peter Paul & Mary ~ Too Much Of Nothin' ~ The Very Best Of PP&M

Lake Street Dive ~ Close to Me ~ Side Pony NEW DISK @ Danforth Music Hall  Tuesday 15 March

Captain Luke ~ Poke Salad Annie ~ Spirit Blues

* BadBadNotGood ~ Kaleidoscope ~ III ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Saturday

Novalima ~ Aye Bembe ~ Afro

David Bowie ~ Let's Dance (solo vocal)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Rebels In Regent

Human Rights, Birds of Bellwoods and Friday Fun With Rebecca Binnendyk

The Human Rights have been playing Canadian reggae since 2008. Founding change agent, Toronto's own Friendlyness, will be making a call up to the Orbit at 5:30 from the first stop on the band's spring tour, which will ultimately benefit the International Development and Relief Foundation.
The Human Rights are donating 10% of all crowd-fund to benefit ReggaeForRefugees

The Human Rights
                  ReggaeForRefugees Tour Dates
Friday 03/11: Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Social Club
Saturday 03/12: Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli
Friday 04/01: Peterborough, ON @ The Red Dog
Saturday 04/02: Owen Sound, ON @ Heartwood Concert Hall
Friday 04/08: Ottawa, ON @ The Rainbow Bistro
Saturday 04/09: Belleville, ON @ The City Belle Pub
Sunday 04/10: Montreal, QC @ Club Balattou
Saturday 04/15: Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
Saturday 04/16: Toronto, ON @ 3030
Wednesday 04/20: Sarnia, ON @ The Station Music Hall
Friday 04/22: Stratford, ON @ Revival House
Friday 04/29: Guelph, ON @ eBar
Saturday 04/30: Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
Saturday 05/07: Uxbridge, ON @ Wixan’s Bridge
Friday 05/27: Picton, ON @ The Regent Theatre
Saturday 05/28: Gatineau, QC @ Petit Chicago
Friday 06/03: London, ON @ Rum Runners
Saturday 06/04: Gravenhurst, ON @ Peter’s Players Spring Music Cruise

At your first encounter, Rebecca Binnendyk's affable tone and conversational phrasing jumps right into your heart and spreads an effusive home-comfort glow up into your ears. She will be in Toronto for two nights, next weekend at the Jazz Bistro, March 18 &19 to celebrate the release of her new CD,
Some Fun Out Of Life, produced by John `Beetle`Bailey.
But first, she'll be all up in the Orbit, live at 6:00 to prepare us for that special event with a little listening party and some insight into her gregarious artistic propositions: that the fun is here and now, 
the sky won't fall, 
and all you need to do is listen close.

Arrangements have also been made with the four members of 2015 TIMA Awards winners Birds Of Bellwoods to enter the Orbital flight simulator at around 6:15 and perform a few tunes live that are slated to premier at their Saturday night concert at the Drake Underground.

What goes up, must go around.
You come around, too.

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