Corby's Orbit

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Corby's Orbit Podcasts At Long Last

There IS a way to go back in time, and it is available now on Mixcloud, a  British podcasting wormhole that brings back Corby's Orbit transmissions intact from the ice of history.

Recent shows featuring Kristi Lane Sinclair, Abigail Lapell, Dana Sipos, Bill Heffernan and Tanya Philipovich have been thawed and placed in accessible pods of  internesting curation.

More to follow.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 27 May

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Facilitated Felicitations, Debilitating Deliberations, and Proliferating Prophylaxis)

Guests: Veda Hille, Raphael Weinroth-Browne & Heather Sita Black of The Visit and Tanya Philipovich

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Whole In The Head

Mocean Worker feat. Herb Alpert ~ Changes ~ Sundown : Music For Unwinding

* The Abrams ~ Perfect ~ The Abrams EP NEW DISK

* Veda Hille ~ Charismatic M.F./ Interview ~ Love Waves NEW DISK ~ CD release @ The Burdock Thursday 2 June

5:20 Vis A Vis The Visit

* The Visit ~ Offering / Interview with Raphael Weinroth-Browne & Heather Sita Black~ Through Darkness Into Light ~ @ Koerner Hall, Saturday, for 21C Music Of The Twenty-First Century

5:30 Original Bridges

* Ken Dunn & Gypsy Starfish ~ Forsaken By These Blues ~ The Great Unknown ~ @ Free Times Cafe Wednesday 1 June

* Sienna Dahlen & Joel Miller ~ No, I Got The Blues ~ Dream Cassette NEW DISK ~ @ The Rex Wednesday 13 July

The Ramsey Lewis trio (Ramsey Lewis born Chicago May 27, 1935)~ He's A Real Gone Guy ~ Hang On Ramsey

* Chloe Charles ~ Little Regret ~ With Blindfolds On NEW DISK ~ @ The Burdock tonight and @ Harbourfront on Canada Day

Ella Fitzgerald feat. Joe Pass & The London Symphony Orchestra ~ I've Got The World On A String ~ The Music Of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Sunday @ Hugh's Room 2:00 p.m.

6:00 Rule By Tanya

* Tanya Philipovich ~ Paper  Boat / Interview / Tether (live) / Mafioso Nurse (live) ~ Paper Boat NEW DISK ~ Cd release Thursday 2 June @ 3030 Dundas West Illustration by Made Of Sparrows

6:20 Women Pool

Sister Nancy ~ Bam Bam ~ @ Adelaide Hall Saturday

* Lorraine Klassen ~ Where Do I Go ~ Nouvelle Journée NEW DISK

Chinowiso ~ Rebel Woman ~ Rebel Woman

Fatoumata Diawara ~ Kèlè ~ Fatou

Kathleen Battle & Jessye Norman ~ O What A Beautiful City ~ Spirituals In Concert ~ Kathleen Battle @ Roy Thompson Hall Sunday for Underground Railroad A Spiritual Journey 3 p.m.

* Zaki Ibrahim ~ Computer Girl ~ Eclectica (Episodes In Purple) ~ @ Echo Beach Saturday

6:40 Total Rock All

* Al Muirhead ~ Black Orpheus / Blue Room ~ Oop NEW DISK / Toronto Music Listings

Harvey Mandel ~ One Way Street ~ Baby Batter

Leon Russell ~ Life Of The Party ~ Anything Can Happen ~ The Music Of Joe Cocker & Leon Russell @ Hugh's Room tonight

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ear-Budding Orbital Blossoms and Cultivars

Your musical flight path will be strewn with robust coursings of throb and rhapsody as three major purveyors of  conceptual freshness come into sync with this Friday's Orbit.

Veda Hille has a new disk and will be making concentric live Love Waves at the Burdock next Thursday 2 June. We'll be talking to her at 5:15 about her catalytic and moody new tidings.

Then there will be a visitation from ....The Visit .... the powerhouse coupling of Raphael Weinroth-Browne's aggressively modern cello and the vocal intrigues of Heather Sita Black. They should be just starting to go actively volcanic at about 5:30. 

And it has been so many years, and so many hairstyles, since Tanya Philipovich last had a new record that her upcoming return with new songs and a party next Thursday at 3030 Dundas West will be thrilling news to all song-lovers and style connectors. We will have the benefit of her current deliberations and a few tunes, live at 6:00.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 20 May

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Explicit Exploits, Cruel Runnings & Bolder Dashes)

Guest: Gina Horswood, Chloe Charles, & Anne Lederman

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Moral Blues

Bessie Jones ~ You Better Mind ~ Put Your Hand On Your Hip And Let Your Backbone Slip

Sinead O'Connor ~ Fire On Babylon ~ Fire On Babylon EP

* Gina Horswood ~ Grey Bird / Porcelain / Interview ~ Porcelain NEW DISK ~ CD Launch @ The Dakota Tavern Sunday, 22 May

5:15 Knowledge Degrees

The Four Seasons ~ Marlena ~ Hits Digitally Enhanced ~ @ The Sony Center Saturday

* Jen Lane ~ Shoe ~ This Life Of Mine NEW DISK @ The Cameron House Tuesdays, 23 & 30 May 6 p.m.

* Bill Heffernan ~ 1492 (Christopher Columbus, explorer and slave trader Born: 20 May 1451, Genoa, Italy~ The Horses Are Loose NEW DISK@ Gate 403 Saturday 5:00-8:00 

* Lewis Melville feat. Tannis Slimmon ~ Lay In Your Arms ~ Not Really A Bluegrass Album (1998)

* Quinton Blair ~ 300,000 Km. ~ Cash Crop NEW DISK

Mose Allison ~ Ever Since I Stole The Blues ~ My Back Yard (1990)

5:45 Conceptography

Four Tet ~ My Angel Rocks Back And Forth ~ Rounds @ Coda Saturday 10:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

The White Man Sleeps ~ Kronos Quartet @ Koerner Hall with Tanya Tagaq  Wednesday for 21C Festival of 21st Century Music

6:00 Uncategorical Affirmations

* Chloe Charles ~ Take Me Naked / Interview / Smiling With Blindfolds On NEW DISK @ Burdock Thursday & Friday 26 & 27 May

* Language Arts ~ Cavity ~ Where Were You In The World @ The Garrison tonight for  Manifesto X Wavelength

6:20 Fiddle Attraction

* Anne Lederman ~ Smothered In Smoke / Interview / Prayerful Hymn (live) / Alhamdoulillah (live) / The Cry Of The Loon (live) / @ World Fiddle Day Fort York Saturday all day from 12:00 on

The Gloaming ~ The Booley House ~ The Gloaming 2 NEW DISK

6:45 Free Rooticals

Delroy Wilson ~ This Old Heart Of Mine ~ Don`t Call Me Ska Face vol.1 (Dressed To Kill)

* Brandi Disterheft ~ Dis Here ~ Blue Canvas NEW DISK | Toronto Music Listings

* Avataar feat. Sundar Viswanathan ~ Petal Ephemarata ~ Petal NEW DISK @ Small World Music Center tonight

Bessie Jones ~ This May Be The Last Time ~ Put Your Hand On Your Hip And Let Your Backbone Slip

Friday, May 20, 2016

Chloe Charles in Orbit

Omni-talented and florally glorious vocalist Chloe Charles, on the meniscus of a fresh adventure with an overflowing new record, With Blindfolds On, will be joining me for spins and perspectives at 6:00 today.

Having conquered Europe, she is back home for two shows at the Burdock next Thursday and Friday.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 13 May

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Angstability, Vulnerasilience and Haiku D'état )

Guest: Steve Dawson, Christa Couture, Sarah McCoy and Alyssa Potter

Podcast Here:

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 The Vast And The Various

Tananas ~ Seven ~ Musical Offerings From South Africa 

Old 97's ~ Dance With Me ~ World Café (New West) @ Lee's Palace Monday 

Cibo Matto ~ Lint Of Love ~ Stereo Type A

5:15 It Dawson Get Any Better

Steve Dawson ~ Broken Future Blues / Interview / Little Silver (live) / Leave My Name Behind (live) / Loose Ends & Solid States NEW DISK ~@ Burdock Tuesday 17 May (Black Hen)

5:30 Strictly Confluential

Nat King Cole Trio feat. The Dreamers ~ Doin' The Bow Wow ~ Transcriptions Vol. 4 (Naxos Jazz Legends)

* West My Friend ~ The New World ~ Quiet Hum NEW DISK

* Rob Heath ~ Drive ~ The Key NEW DISK

* As Waters ~ An Open Sky ~ As Waters NEW DISK ~ @ The Piston Wednesday 18 May

* Skydiggers ~ One In A Hundred ~ Here Without You / The Songs Of Gene Clark NEW DISK ~ @ Hugh's Room tonight

Mariachi El Bronx ~ Love Sick ~ Chimes Of Freedom / The Songs Of Bob Dylan ~ Positively Fourth Street @ Hugh's Room Saturday

 6:00 Christa  Redentor Christa Couture ~ Zookeeper / That Little Part Of My Heart / Interview / Alone In This (live) / When It Gets Dark Again (live) ~ Long Time Leaving NEW DISK (Black Hen)

6:20 Jeeperz Deeperz

Sarah McCoy feat. Alyssa Potter ~ Beautiful Stranger / Interview / Pistol Whipped (live) / Train Wreck (live) / Keep That Heart Light On (live) ~ @ The Cadillac Lounge Saturday

Jesca Hoop ~ Summertime ~ Kismet ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Wednesday 18 May

Marcus Roberts ~ Slippin' And Slidin' ~ As Serenity Approaches ~ @ Koerner Hall Saturday for Katrina - Ten Years On

Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas ~ Water Down The Ganges ~ Asian lounge / Toronto Music Listings

Thursday, May 12, 2016

True Guitar, Indubitable Emotion and Verité Vocal Spectacle

 Steve Dawson has brilliantly embossed the sounds of the hundreds of artists who have passed through his Black Hen record label, whether under the hands of his production skills or bedazzled with the glissando of his guitar's caress.

He is in town to bring the songs from his latest solo disk,  Solid States Loose Ends 
to the Burdock next Tuesday, the 17th of May.

He will be in the Orbit early on, at 5:15 or so, with stories to tell and a guitar to bounce on his knee. 

One artist who has been favoured with Steve's expertise is Christa Couture , who is just finishing up a tour of Eastern Canada, spreading the deeply rewarding songs from her freshly cut, Dawson-produced album 
Long Time Leaving to audiences of Atlantic aficionados. Christa will be merging with the Orbit at 6 p.m. for chat and choice selections from the new record.

And for an extra finesse on the Orbital spin,
Sarah McCoy ventures in from New Orleans to preview her vocal throb and ragtime cabaret, which she will be unleashing live at the Cadillac Lounge this coming Saturday, May 14th. 

All in all, you'll be in with the goings-on and up with what's going down.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 6 May

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Mermaids' Tears, Folks' Dragons and Unicorn-ucopias )

Guest: Dan Bettridge

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 
5:00 Above The Granite Planet

Ben Folds ~ So There ~ So There ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Wednesday

* Veda Hille ~ Teenage Wild life ~ Love Waves NEW DISK

* Retrocity ~ Miss You Tonight ~ Mixtape ~ @ Jazz Bistro Wednesday for SING Vocal Arts Festival

* Danny Michel ~ Nobody Rules You ~ Matadora NEW DISK @ Lula Lounge Thursday

* As Waters ~Just Noise ~ As Waters NEW DISK

5:20 Getting Bettridge

Dan Bettridge ~ Drive / Interview / Third Eye Blind (live) / A Letter Home (live)

5:40 Oh Soul o' T.O.

* Skydiggers ~ Feel A Whole Lot Better / Reading about Gene Clark from Barney Hoskyns' Hotel California / The World Turns All Around Her ~ Here Without You : The Songs Of Gene Clark NEW DISK @ Hugh's Room Thursday

Sam Cooke ~ Sad Mood ~ 8 Classic Albums

* Corin Raymond ~ Under The Belly Of The Night ~ Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams NEW DISK @ The Cameron House Thursdays @ 6:00

* Doug Riley & Bill Payne feat. Ritchie Hayward ~ Drown In My Own Tears ~ 2B3 The Toronto Sessions  (1999)
(I can't believe I called Little Feat, Fleetwood Mac on the air. I've now almost completely regained my senses.)

* Bruno Capinan ~ Sambolento ~ Tudo Esta Dito ~ @ Small World Music Centre Thursday 12 May

* Spandettes ~ Mister Mister ~ Sequin Sunrise NEW DISK @ The Rivoli Thursday 12 may

* Fawn Fritzen ~ Do Do Do ~ Pairings NEW DISK @ The Jazz Bistro Sunday

* Steve Dawson ~ You Got What It Takes ~ Solid States & Loose Ends NEW DISK @ The Burdock Monday 16 May and on Corby's Orbit next Friday 13 May

6:10 Womanifesto

* Christa Couture ~ The Slaughter ~ Long Time Leaving NEW DISK ~ On Corby's Orbit next Friday

* Lynn Miles ~ This Heart That Lives In Winter ~ Winter ~ @ Hugh's Room tonight

* Kristi Lane Sinclair ~ Ocean Floor ~ Dark Matter ~ @ Coalition tonight with Red Ride Tour '16

* Sarah MacDougall ~ Hundred Dollar Bills ~ Across The Atlantic (2008)

* Amanda Rheaume ~ Blood From A Stone ~ Holding Patterns NEW DISK @ The Dakota Tavern tonight

*Gina Horswood ~ Don't Let Life Take The Good Out Of You NEW DISK ~ Porcelain

* Maria Dunn ~ When The Grandmothers Meet ~ Gathering NEW DISK~ Mothers' (& Grandmothers' Day) Sunday

* Hutchinson Andrew Trio feat. Lily String Quartet ~ Grey Day ~ Hollow Trees NEW DISK - Toronto Music Listings

* Ulrich Taylor Bentall ~ You Got Lost ~ Tightrope Walk NEW DISK ~ Shari Ulrich @ Acoustic Harvest Saturday

This show dedicated to the memory and music of Gene Clark