Corby's Orbit

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Music From The Compass Rose

Friday's show promises an early harvest of Toronto-bound artists from places that can only be connected orbitally.

From Cape Breton Island,
Mike McKenna Jr. will be in early to play some thoughtful tunes from his new E.P. Travellin' ManMike is playing the Barbara Hall Park concert series Sunday, Sept 4 in Toronto @7:00 p.m at the north-west corner of the park.

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco from Seville will be presenting their new production "Audacia" at the Winchester Street Theatre on Sep 9 They are led by artistic director and dancer Lia Grainger and accompanied by guitarist Dennis Duffin, who will join us, along with Lara Wong (flautist) and Alejandro Mendia (singer) at 5:40 for some fiery flamenco and musical convo. Last year's performance sold out, fyi, btw.
 Tickets here >>>

And at 6 p.m.,mystic maestra

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Michie Mee, Cue Kirk, Jacqui DuToit at Yuh Heard Meh! in Scarborough

A beautiful and accessible venue was so carefully staged, and the crowd was well taken care of by hosts and hostesses. The straightforward program was the ideal representation of spirit and culture. 

The harmony created was meaningful on a community level and as an indicator of historical progress that points to a forward growth. 

Sounds, sights and words truly spoke of the unity potential of Toronto, beyond politics and posing. The hearts of the performers were the power that brought the evening together. 

Bravo to all who contributed, especially to the concept of sister Cue Kirk. This happened. In Scarborough. Last Week. Yuh Heard Meh!

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Music Of Tony Quarrington at The Black Swan 27 August 2016

To be released at the east end`s traditional snow-dodge, Winterfolk 2017, The Songs Of Tony Quarrington was recorded in front of a live audience at The Black Swan over five hours last Saturday evening.

Safe in the pocket created by Margaret Stowe, Tony Laviola, Stuart Laughton and Malcolm Gould, 
Glen Hornblast was an early show stopper.

Hotcha! 's energy brought the needles of the VU meter and the crowd to attention with Tony's rousing  Jubilee.

On-the-job training was key during the evening to make sure that each song would receive proper treatment in the limited amount of recording time. Stuart Laughton locks in the accompaniment with guitarist Margaret Stowe just before breaking into Heartstrings, which was first recorded by Willie P.Bennett. Stuart`s shirt also made the outstanding fashion statement of the evening.

Fraser & Girard tackled the complicated lyics of Tony's urban nightmare blues, (with a nod to Robert Johnson) 
Hellhound On My Lawn.
`` I`m gonna tell my psychotherapist what this dog has done to me``.

Isabel Fryszberg and David Storey warmed the room with a rendition of Broken, a song that she co-wrote with Tony.

And there was a whole lotta guitar playing and some jovial hilarity from two of Canada's wittiest guitar heroes, Wendell Ferguson and the auteur of the evening, Tony Quarrington. The roots music concert of the year.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 26 August

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Filthy Mc-Nestle, First Taste Scenario, and Mobile Warning )

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Guest: Wayne Neon

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Perpetual Emotion 

* Chris Velan ~ As They Are ~ Glow  NEW DISK

Paul Simon ~ The Clock / Street Angel ~ Stranger To Stranger  NEW DISK

* Mike Evin ~ Al Green ~ Life As A Lover  NEW DISK

Elbow ~ U2's Running To Stand Still ~ War Child Presents Heroes  

*Sienna Dahlen ~ Blind Spot ~ Ice Age Paradise  NEW DISK ~ CD Release @ Spadina Theater 10 September (NOT at the Rex)

Quincy Jones feat. Toots Theilmans  (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016) ~ I Never Told You ~ Walking In Space

5:20 Soukous, Yet So Far

* Yoser Rodriguez ~ Pollen ~ Pollen ~ @ Lula Lounge tonight

Orchestra Afrisa ~ Sanza Masito ~ African Moves

Sons Of Trout ~ Getting Hotter ~ Sound Offerings

* Coco Love Alcorn ~ Unbreakable ~ Wonderland  NEW DISK

5:45 Convivial Pursuit

* Brian Blain ~ Don't Blame The Bass Player ~ New Folk Blues 2.0  NEW DISK

Biff Rose ~ Ain't No Great Day ~ Children Of Light

Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins ~ Rise Up With Fists ~ Rabbit Fur Coat ~@ Massey Hall 10 September

6:00 A Tony Neighbourhood

* Wayne Neon ~ Interview / It's High Time We Nationalized The Phone Company Rag (live) / The Girl In The Transparent Dress (live) @ The Black Swan Saturday for The Songs Of Tony Quarrington

* Tony Quarrington ~ Cool Hand Uke ~ Mad About Uke ~ @ The Black Swan Saturday for The Songs Of Tony Quarrington 

6:20 Band Washable

* The Bombadils ~ The Fountain ~ New Shoes NEW DISK~ @ The Cameron 7 October

The Flatlanders ~ South Wind Of Summer ~ New West Records On Air World Cafe

* TUNS ~ To Your Satisfaction ~ TUNS NEW DISK @ Lee's Palace 4 November

* River Tiber ~ Flood ~ Indigo NEW DISK ~ @ Sunnyside Pavilion 4:35 Sunday for Keys & Krates Birthday

* Rebecca Binnendyk ~ Put Your Records On ~ Fun Out Of Life ~ @ Lula Lounge Friday 2 September

6:40 State Of Surge

Donny Hathaway ~ Marvin Gaye's  What's Goin' On ~ Live ! ~ Donny Hathaway Tribute @ The Rex Wednesday 31 August

* Phil Dwyer ~ Appearing Nightly ~ Sax Summit (2002) ~ @ Sax Summit : The Next Generation tonight

Toronto Music Listings 

UB40 ~ Food For Thought ~ @ Danforth Music Hall Wednesday 31 August

* T,C. Folkpunk ~ How He Spent His Summer ~ Lamest Fast Words ~ @ Strummerjam  Linsmore Tavern Saturday

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Camp Wavelength 2016 Champions Connective Kinetics

Odonis Odonis: Sound Barrier Eliminator.

Pursuit Grooves DJ demands the attention of your booty and all points south. Dance 'til you blue in the foot.

In Synch merges with the currents and bedazzles the waves. Cory Latkovich surges in accord.
Rosina from LAL takes a lake break.

Different smokes for different strokes.

Cloud Nothings saturate the twilight with emergency frequencies.

BART: Blew The Whole Machine Apart

Giant Insects battling for your heart. Dance Dance Party Puppets infestation.

Bruce Peninsula brought a spritz, then a rainbow out with their prismatic harmonies.

Lydia Ainsworth's electric mood-shadows and artisanal echoes instilled some deep choreography into the evening.

YOUNG GALAXY closed the show with gradual evanescence and shimmering tactile motility. 

Things and affinities were made.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 19 August

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Vernacular Emissions, Express Lions, & Graphic Jams  )

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Guests: Cue Kirk, Clifton Joseph & Ruben "Beny" Esguerra

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Hits Hit The Fans

Lovin' Spoonful (Team Banzai Remix) ~ Summer In The City

* Vinnick, Sheppard & Harte ~ Taking On Too Much ~ My Favourite Shirt ~ @ Hugh's Room Reunion Show Sunday 25 September

* Ginger Ale & The Monowhales ~ Home ~

* Qristina & Quinn Bachand ~ What You Do With What You've Got ~ Little Hinges ~ @ Toronto Music Garden Sunday 4:00

*Mike McKenna Jr. ~ Die In The West ~ Travellin' Man EP NEW DISK ~ @ Barbara Hall Park concert series Sunday, Sept 4

5:20 Breezeways

* Yoser Rodriguez ~ The Mojito Song / Gente Que ~ Pollen ~ @ Lula Lounge Friday, 26 August

Cheik Lo ~ Saymi ~ Jamm

Luciano ~ Just Like The Wind ~ Where There Is Life ~ @ The CNE Bandshell Wednesday 24 August 7:30

5:30 Ms. Overstanding

* Cue Kirk ~ What She Say / Time (live) / Interview with Clifton Joseph ~ @ Rastafest Saturday & @ Yuh Heard Meh! Thu, Aug 25 at 7pm at Qssis Banquet Hall 

Nina Simone (Zed's Dead Remix) ~ Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood ~ Verve Remixed / The First Ladies ~ Eliza Pope Sings Nina Simone @ Jazz Bistro Sunday

Sarah Devon Gardiner, Beny Esguerra, Clifton Joseph, Cue Kirk, Orbit / photo by Aidan

6:00 Department Of Andean Affairs

* Ruben "Beny" Esguerra ~ Stories Will Be Told / Interview / Bounce Right Back ~ A New Tradition Vol. ll Return Of The KUISi NEW DISK ~ CD Release @ Lula Lounge Thursday 1 September 

Barbra Streisand ~ Everybody Says Don't ~ Back To Broadway ~ @ ACC Tuesday 

SFJAZZ Collective feat. Robert "BobbyHutcherson (January 27, 1941 – August 15, 2016) ~ Una Muy Bonita 

6:30 Titillize And Tantalate

* Terra Lightfoot ~ All Alone ~ Every Time My Mind Runs Wild ~ @ Molson Amphitheater Saturday opening for the Blue Romeos

* Son Of Dave ~ Revolution Town ~ Shake A Bone ~ @ The Rivoli Saturday 10 September

* Tony Quarrington ~ Blue Ukulele Blues ~ Mad About Uke ~ The Songs Of Tony Quarrington @ The Black Swan Saturday 27 August 6:30     

* SFJAZZ ~ Lingala ~ Toronto Music Listings 

Johnny Osbourne ~ Children Are Crying ~ Truths And Rights ~ @ Rastafest Saturday

Gramophonezdie ~ Why Don't You ~ Cherry Bomb 3 Year Anniversary with Denise Benson & Cozmic Cat