Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 25 November

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Thick And Thirsty Ears, Absorbent Spongiforms & Out Of Office 3-Plies)

Guests : Lorraine Klaasen, Tara Williamson, David Macmichael of Danger Bees and Ruthann Clayton

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Listening and Thunder

Miriam Makeba ~ Baxhene Oxamu ~ Miriam 

* Lorraine Klaasen ~ Interview / Jalinkomo ~ A Tribute To Miriam Makeba ~ @ Alliance Francaise Saturday 3 December

* Jorge Martinez ~ Wild Sky ~ Supernova NEW DISK

5:20 Nothing That Isn't Love

* Jadea Kelly ~ Good Girls~ Love & Lust ~ CFMA NOMINEE on Corby's Orbit next week, 2 December & @ The Rivoli Sunday 4 December for Women's Crisis Center Benefit

* Rosie & The Riveters ~ Hallelujah Baby ~ Good Clean Fun NEW DISK CFMA NOMINEE @ Hugh's Room for CFMA Showcase Brunch Saturday 3 December 11 a.m. & on Corby's Orbit next week, 2 December

* Tara Williamson ~ Sundogs / Travel To Me Now / Interview ~ Songs To Keep Us Warm NEW DISK~ @ The Monarch Tavern Sunday 

Tasseomancy ~ Missoula ~ Do Easy NEW DISK

5:40 Anti Skeptic

Braids ~ Ebben ~ Flourish // Perish ~ @ The Garrison Wednesday 30 November

Tony McManus & Beppe Gambetta ~ Sport ~ Round Trip CFMA NOMINEE ~ @  Hugh's Room for CFMA Showcase Friday 2 December

* Big Little Lions ~ Our Space Our Time ~ Just Keep Moving NEW DISK CFMA NOMINEE

* The Bop-Fi's ~ She Walked Away Through The City ~ Don't Lose Your Beauty NEW DISK ~ @ Castro's Saturday

* T.C. Folkpunk ~ Froodian Slips Away ~ Pre-release World Exclusive

6:00 Bee Attitudes

* The Danger Bees ~ Fall Apart / Interview with David Macmichael / Apologize (live) / Steaks ~ Fish With Wings NEW DISK ~ CD release @ The Horseshoe Thursday 1 December

* Gordon Lightfoot ~ Early Morning Rain (Live Version) @ Massey Hall tonight & Saturday

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith aka Willie "The Lion" Smith (25 November 1897 – 18 April 1973) ~ Pretty Baby ~ Jazz Cafe Piano

6:30 Connect Call

* Ruthann Clayton ~ Lenore / Interview / Life Is Hard ~ Be ~ @ YAMAHA Saturday 3 December

* DoVira feat. Emilyn Stam ~ Oy Zijdy Ziron'Ko ~ DoVira CD Release tonight Burdock

Larry Willis Trio ~ Today`s Nights ~  The Big Push (High Note) plus Toronto music listings

David Macmichael and Ruthann Clayton

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Warm and Buzzy Connections with Tara Williamson, David Macmichael and Ruthann Clayton

Tara Williamson 

has got just what the doctor ordered:
Songs To Keep Us Warm

We will be adding kindling to the warmth that she will be bringing to the Monarch this Sunday.

A phone call to the Orbit at 5:30 will give us a preview of the long-awaited new disk, produced by Canadian guitar deity
Jim Bryson
and featuring 
celebrated celestial cellist
Cris Derksen

And the buzz is intensifying over 
The Danger Bees`
new record and approaching Horseshoe release party.

Head artistic apiarist 
David Macmichael 
will be popping in at 6:00 to take  a couple of new tunes out for a solo spin live before setting them loose next Thursday.

And at 6:30 something live will definitely connect with the Orbital trajectory as Ruthann Clayton lights up some tues from her Love Connects concert, coming up next weekend.
there will be featured music from nominees for the 
Canadian Folk Music Awards, new tracks from 
T.C. Folkpunk, The Bop-Fi`s & A Tribe Called Quest, an interview with Lorraine Klaasen 
and other galactic phenomena to stimulate your stamina.

Get weightless with Corby`s Orbit.
Fridays on radioregent .com

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Township Comes To The The Spaceship: Lorraine Klaasen In Orbit

I spent way too little time talking to the South African Queen, Lorraine Klaasen on Radio Regent today (to be re-broadcast this Friday on Corby's Orbit). 
Lots of music to share.She is starring in a galactic gala tomorrow at Koerner Hall, 
Music Of The Rainbow Nation.
 Photo by Jessica J Cimó…/…/music-of-the-rainbow-nation/

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 18 November

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Life To Air, Sentiment Verite, & Reality Shock Absorbers)

Guest: C.R. Avery

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Corby's Obits

Don Cherry  (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) & The Watts Prophets ~ Apprehension ~ Stolen Moments

* Robbie Robertson ~ Testimony ~ Robbie Robertson "Testimony" book launch @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, in convo with Strombo, Monday 7:00 p.m.

* Leonard Cohen ~ Heart With No Companion ~ Live (@ MusiekTheatre Amsterdam 19 April 1988)

* Ron Hynes (December 7, 1950 – November 19, 2015) ~ Later That Same Life ~ Later That Same Life

Delaney & Bonnie (feat. Leon Russell ~ April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) ~ Ghetto ~ Accept No Substitute (Elektra 1969)

5:30 Mutual Rituals

* Modern Space ~ Rule Brittania ~ Before Sunrise ~ @ Lee's Palace Saturday

Alejandro Escovedo ~ The Ladder ~ The Boxing Mirror ~ @ The Horseshoe Wednesday 23 November

* Arkells ~ Coffee ~ Michigan Left 

* 5:40 Curated Aviary 

* C.R. Avery ~ Promiscuous Women / Either That Wallpaper Goes Or I Do / Interview ~ All The Angels Didn't Scare Me NEW DISK @ Lula Lounge Monday 28 November

The Felice Brothers ~ Triumph '73 ~ Life In The Dark NEW DISK

* Andy Shauf ~ Begin Again ~ The Party ~ @ Mod Club Monday 21 November

6:00 Covenant Agencies
* Lorraine Klaasen ~ Imbizo ~ Africa Calling ~ @ Koerner Hall Wednesday 23 November with Music Of The Rainbow and in convo with Corby on Radio Regent Tuesday 11:00 a.m.

* Dr. Janowitz ~ Fragment ~ Complete Unabashed Sensual Euphoria CD Release Wed 14 December 8 PMThe Cameron House · Toronto

A Tribe Called Quest ~ Mind Power ~ Beats , Rhymes & Life

* Coco Love Alcorn ~ The River ~ Wonderland NEW DISK @ Hugh's Room Thursday 24 November

* Tanika Charles ~ Two Steps ~ Soul Run ~ @ Candyland Wednesday 23 November

Howard Hewett ~ The Ten Commandments Of Love ~ Rock, Rhythm & Blues (WB 1989)

Capleton ~ No Competition ~ Prophecy (Def Jam 1995)

6:20 Willing Accomplexes

* Duane Andrews ~ The Firebird (Lullaby) ~ Conception Bay NEW DISK / Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

* Layla Zoe (European Blues Award for Best Vocalist 2016) ~ When You Gonna Learn ~ Shades Of Blue ~ @ Massey Hall Saturday for Women's Blues Review

Mose Allison  (November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016) ~ Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues ~ In Your Ear (Atlantic 1972)

* Anne Walker ~ The Turning Of The Millwheel ~ Down The Horseshoe Valley Road ~ @ Acoustic Harvest St. Nicholas United Church Saturday

6:45 Extra Caress-trial

Houston Person ~ St. Vincent ~ Island Episode with Toronto Music Listings

* Annabelle Chvostek ~ Black Hole ~ Be The Media NEW DISK~ @ Burdock Saturday

* Jadea Kelly ~ Ocean Floor ~ Love & Lust NEW DISK / Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee  @ RIVOLI  SUN DEC 4TH Benefit for the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic / Women' Crisis Centre

AND on Corby's Orbit Friday 2 December

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Radio Free Avery

On a rampage of crazed cross-media creation since deep in the last century, Canada's global troubadour, painter, growler and poet C.R. Avery has just released his umpteenth album, All The Angels Didn't Scare Me.
 Co-produced by Ben Mink, known for his good deeds wherever song-craft is concerned, and the ever-awesome Steve Dawson, the record marks a return to Avery's story-telling roots.

He will be on an Orbital convergence course tomorrow at 5:40, calling in from his current touring perspective of Bayfield, ON.

It will all depend on how you listen to it, but some chilly cool chat could just be going down. I suggest live on Radio Regent Friday evening at

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 11 November

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

This show dedicated to honouring the life and work of the The Partisan, Leonard Cohen

( Brought To You by Convex Issues, Real Value Functions and Interior Angles )

Guests: Joanna Chapman-Smith, Arthur Yeung of Depression Era, Jen Lane & John Antoniuk and Annabelle Chvostek

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 The Blood, White And Blue

Leonard Cohen reads John McCrae's " In Flanders Fields"

* Glenna Garramone & Oliver Swain (Tower Of Song) ~ Everybody Knows ~ Tower Of Song

* Jason Wilson ~ Warrior ~ The Peacemaker's Chauffeur

5:15 Jungle Bells and Desert Menus

Oliver Mtukudzi ~ Kusekana Kwanakamba ~ Vhunze Moto

Oliver Mtukudzi NEW DISK Hear Me Lord (live) ~ The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection ~ @ Opera House tonight

* Joanna Chapman - Smith ~ The Nomads Conquer The Desert / The City Of Stone / Interview / Crystal Heart (live) ~ Elon & The City Of Stone NEW DISK ~ CD release @ Hugh's Room Sunday 
 Left to Right Joanna Chapman Smith, Jen Lane, John Antoniuk and Arthur Yeung

5:40 Noire Du Nord

* A.A. Wallace ~ We Just Stopped ~ In Alpha Zones ~ @ The Rivoli Wednesday 16 November

* Depression Era ~ Good Night Sweet Charlatan / Interview with Arthur Yeung / Nothing At All ~ Vol. 1 NEW DISK ~ @ Nocturne Friday 18 November, 11:15 p.m. Indieweek 

6:00 Maple Lives

* Jen Lane ~ Waitin' For You / Interview with Jen Lane & John Antoniuk / This Life Of Mine (live) / Don't Need The Sunshine (live) ~ This Life Of Mine NEW DISK @ The Cameron House Tuesdays 15, 22, 29 November 8 p.m.

* Kathy Reid- Naiman ~ My Little Dog ~ Welcome Summer NEW DISK Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee / Children's Record

6:30 Media Idiocy

* Annabelle Chvostek ~ Be The Media / Interview / You Can Come Now(live) / Jerusalem (live) ~ Be The Media NEW DISK ~ CD release @ Burdock Saturday 19 November 

6:40 Elegaic Park

Mary J. Blige ~ No More Drama (Thunderpuss Remix) ~ Dance For Me @ A,C.C. Monday with Maxwell

* Mike Field ~ The Last Trip Home ~ Attic Jump @ Hart House tonight / T.O. music listings

* Joni Mitchell ~ Shine ~ Shine

by Joni Mitchell~born Roberta Anderson, 7 November 1943 in Fort Macleod Alberta.
Oh let your little light shine
Let your little light shine
Shine on Wall Street and Vegas
Place your bets
Shine on the fishermen
With nothing in their nets
Shine on rising oceans and evaporating seas
Shine on our Frankenstein technologies
Shine on science
With its tunnel vision
Shine on fertile farmland
Buried under subdivisions
Let your little light shine
Let your little light shine
Shine on the dazzling darkness
That restores us in deep sleep
Shine on what we throw away
And what we keep
Shine on Reverend Pearson
Who threw away
The vain old God
kept Dickens and Rembrandt and Beethoven
And fresh plowed sod
Shine on good earth, good air, good water
And a safe place
For kids to play
Shine on bombs exploding
Half a mile away
Let your little light shine
Let your little light shine
Shine on world-wide traffic jams
Honking day and night
Shine on another asshole
Passing on the right!
Shine on the red light runners
Busy talking on their cell phones
Shine on the Catholic Church
And the prisons that it owns
Shine on all the Churches
They all love less and less
Shine on a hopeful girl
In a dreamy dress
Let your little light shine
Let your little light shine
Shine on good humor
Shine on good will
Shine on lousy leadership
Licensed to kill
Shine on dying soldiers
In patriotic pain
Shine on mass destruction
In some God's name!
Shine on the pioneers
Those seekers of mental health
Craving simplicity
They traveled inward
Past themselves...
May all their little lights shine
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