Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 16 December

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Down By The Reverb, Sentiment Girls &  After The Cold Rush

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Guests: Catherine Allan & Andrew O'Brien of Fortunate Ones, Melanie Peterson, and Eric St-Laurent of Dr. Janowitz.

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Bluer Young

* Neil Young ~ Can't Stop Workin' ~ Peace Trail NEW DISK

* Annabelle Chvostek ~ Like A Hurricane ~ Be The Media

* Fortunate Ones ~ This Empty Street / Last Christmas / Come On! Let's Boogie To The Elf Dance / Interview with Catherine Allan & Andrew O'Brien All Will Be  Well NEW DISK 
 @ Newmarket Old Town Hall Saturday & London Music Club Sunday

5:20 Sleigh Lady Sleigh

 * Melanie Peterson ~ Santa's Sleigh / Interview / We Got This (live) / Just The Right Amount Of Wrong (live).

* Julian Taylor ~ Never Too Late ~ Desert Star 

5:40 Stellar-Brations

* Rant Maggie Rant ~ Hold The Candle ~ Latitude NEW DISK

* Le Vent Du Nord ~ Pauvre Enfant ~ Tetu ~ @ Koerner Hall with Des Temps Antan Sunday

Kay Starr (July 21, 1922 – November 3, 2016)  ~ The Man With The Bag ~ Number One Jazz Christmas Album (Verve)

The Staple Singers ~ Holy Unto The Lord ~ 25th Of December (Riverside 1962)

6:00 Orbital Robots

* Eric St-Laurent (AKA Dr. Janowitz) ~ Fragment / Interview / Eagle Nebula / This World ~ Complete Unabashed Sensual Euphoria NEW DISK

Paul Simon ~ Proof Of Love ~ Stranger To Stranger

* Jenie Thai ~ The Lights Are Low ~ Only The Moon ~ @ The Rex Monday 19 December 9:30

6:20 Reasoning & Blues 

* Whitney Rose ~ Analog ~ South Texas Suite NEW DISK

* Lady Be Good ~ Santa Bring My Baby back To Me ~ The Christmas Album NEW DISK

The Four Tops ~ Left With A Broken Heart ~ Four Tops (1964 Motown)

The Heptones ~ Tripe Girl ~ Sweet Talking ~ Leroy Sibbles @ Concert Hall tonight

6:40 Spare Strange

* Brad Fillatre ~ Cry Baby Cry ~ Stranger NEW DISK

* William Prince ~ Breathless ~ Earthly Days NEW DISK

Johnny Rivers ~ The Poor Side Of Town ~ Greatest Hits

* Kacy & Clayton ~ If You Ask Me How I'm Keeping ~ Strange Country

Wynton Marsalis ~ Elveen ~ Thick In The South
           + Toronto Music Listings

Friday, December 16, 2016

Exultational Therapy Friday On Corby's Orbit

Jubilant songsters from Newfoundland Fortunate Ones are sweeping across Ontario with holiday cheer, supporting an EP of  freshly framed Christmas covers and two original tunes called 
All Will Be Well

Fri, Dec 16
Mill’s Hardware, Hamilton, ON ...
Sat, Dec 17
Sun, Dec 18

Newmarket Old Town Hall
London Music Club...
We'll be hearing from Catherine Allan and Andrew O'Brien today at around 5:15.

Melanie Peterson currently has a cool Yule single spreading the sleigh bell spirit. She'll be joining the Orbit with her guitar at 5:30.
 You can also catch her on CP24 Morning in Toronto this Sunday, December 18th where she’ll be performing Santa’s Sleigh live.

Further extra-sensory enjoyments will be emanating upon the dashing arrival of the good Dr. Janowitz (AKA Eric St. Laurent),who will be making a house call around 6 p.m. to share his mutant hybrid musical painkiller
Complete Unabashed Sensual Euphoria

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Heroic Records Of 2016

Illustration by Irik Musin

All this love all this laughter all this music all this time shaped into feelings all this thought all this touring all this weather all this change all this searching all this struggle all these friends all this engagement of soul all this revelation all this spreading all this power all this development of ideas all this rigor all this attunement all this atonement all this concentration all this release.

Thank-you, for all of the above gifts, to all these artists, and many more, who gave us reason to believe in the light of words and the radiance of sounds this year. Bless the brightness that keeps your spirits true.

2016 Juno Nominees highlighted in green.

              Heroic Music Released In 2016
Canadian Artists In Red

Lynn Miles                 Winter  >

Christa Couture    Long Time Leaving

Jordan Klassen    Javelin

Steve Dawson      Solid States & Loose Ends

Danny Michel    Matadora

Lake Street Dive            Side Pony

Liz Stringer              All The Bridges

Louis Simao        A Luz

Sienna Dahlen    Ice Age Paradise >

Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur   Penny’s Farm

Ruben `Beny’ Esguerra      A New Tradition: The Return Of The Kuisi

Paul Reddick     Ride The One >

Turkwaz                  Nazar

A Tribe Called Quest       We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

A Tribe Called Red    We Are The Halluci Nation

Chris Velan            Glow

William Prince       Earthly Days

 Tanya Philipovich      Paper Boats >

Iauwata Amha Selassie        Rally

Snaggle    The Long Slog

Small Glories   Wondrous Traveler

Kaytranada     99.9%


Julian Taylor   Desert Star

Park Eddy     Park Eddy


Mike Janzen    Nudging Forever  >

Amanda Tosoff          Words

Anohni             Hopelessness

Matt Patershuk    I Was So Fond Of You

Joanna Chapman – Smith         Elon And the City Of Stone

Coco Love Alcorn     Wonderland  >

Gina Horswood       Porcelain

Maria Dunn      Gathering

Ulrich Taylor Bentall      Tightrope Walk

Jadea Kelly     Love & Lust

 David Vest      Devestatin’ Rhythm >

Sienna Dahlen & Joel Miller            Dream Cassette

Yoser Rodriguez   Pollen

Ron Hynes      Later That Same Life

Big Little Lions     Just Keep Moving

Tara Williamson    Songs To Keep Us Warm >

Jen Lane     This Life Of Mine

Ten Strings And A Goatskin     
                                 Auprès du Poêle  

Al Tuck     Fair Country  

Oh Pep!     Stadium Cake

Corin Raymond    Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams

Kaia Kater   Nine Pin >

God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (Alligator)

Countermeasure       Made To Measure

Chloe Charles       With Blindfolds On

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Vertical Songs Of 2016

The distillation and clarification of emotion is a very personal, sometimes lonely, yet essential conjunct of health and sanity. We are influenced by strangers as much as by friends in these times of public privacy and vulnerable defensiveness.  

   It's such a pleasure to have one's anger, tenderness, fear or ecstacy mitigated by someone who brings a patina of art and caprice to our hidden feelings. The bright artificers below have helped me rave out of my sometimes silent stoicism into unforeseen astro-affectional dimensions with the quality of their voices, the kindness of their thoughts, and the textures of the sonic fabric that they have loomed to embrace their creations.
   Just finding a guide can make all the difference.

1.     Lynn Miles    ~   High Heels In The Snow
2.     Ron Hynes    ~   Later That Same Life
3.     Yoser Rodriguez    ~   Pollen    
4.     Julian Taylor     ~     Just A Little Bit
5.     The Memberz    ~   Kings Highway
6.     Sienna Dahlen  ~  Ice Age Paradise
7.     Walk With You   ~    Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney (2010) (It just got to me in 2016)
8.     Annabelle Chvostek       ~      This Night
9.     Chloe Charles     ~       Smiling
10.                          Alessia Cara    ~  Wild Things
11.                          Old Man Luedecke  ~ The Early Days
12.                          Brad Fillatre   ~  Cry Baby Cry
13.                          Ginger Ale & The Monowhales ~ Home          
14.     Jordan Klassen  ~   Baby Moses
15.       Roy Woods  ~ Gwan Big Up Yurself
16.      Donovan Woods   ~  What They Mean
17.      Tony McManus & Beppe Gambetta  ~  Slightly Go Blind
18.      Big Little Lions  ~  Until I Looked Around
19.      The Jessica Stuart Few  ~  Breathing From The Belly
20.      Charlotte Day Wilson (CDW)    ~  After All
21.      Mike McKenna Jr.   ~  Die In The West
22.      Liz Stringer  ~  Keep Keeping On
23.                         Chris Velan  ~ Ever So Slightly
24.                         Danny Michel  ~  Click Click
25. Miranda Sage ~  Fat Cat

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Playlist For Show Of 9 December with Chris McKhool and Jorge Martinez

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by  Militant Heirs, 
Brilliant Hair and Tributaires)

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  

Podcast here

Guests: Chris McKhool and Jorge Martinez

Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Astrodisiacs

* Louis Simao ~ A Luz ~ A Luz ~ @ Mezzetta Cafe Wednesday 14 December

* A Tribe Called Red ~ The Muse ~ We Are The Halluci Nation @ The Phoenix tonight

* Dr. Janowitz ~ Angel ~ Steam Key ~ Complete Unabashed Sensual Euphoria NEW DISK ~ CD release @ The Cameron House Wednesday

5:30  Delight Bins

* Sultans Of String ~ Turkish Greensleeves ~ Pre-Release World Premier / Interview with Chris McKhool  Christmas Caravan @ Hugh`s Room Sunday

Quincy Jones feat. Miles, Diz, Ella, Sarah, George Benson & Nathan East ~ Birdland ~ Back On The Block

* Mary Margaret O`Hara ~ Christmas Evermore ~ Christmas EP ~ @ Lula Sunday for We Sing For Their Supper - Daily Bread Food Bank Benefit 

Maroon Town ~ City Riot ~ Don`t Call Me Ska Face Vol. I

6:00 Wilder Explosure

* Jorge Martinez ~ Supernova / Interview / Black Moon ~Supernova NEW DISK 

* PUP ~ My Life Is Over I Couldn`t Be Happier ~ The Dream Is Over ~ @ Danforth Music Hall 14-16 December

* Big Little Lions ~ Just Keep Moving ~ Just Keep Moving NEW DISK 

* The Good Lovelies ~ The Doe ~ Burn The Plan ~ @ Harbourfront Saturday & Sunday

6:30 Serendipitous Caprice

* Corin Raymond ~ Good News ~ Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams

* Chris Velan ~ As They Are ~ Glow

* Susan Aglukark ~  Breaking Down ~ This Child ~ @ Hugh`s Room Wednesday 14 December

* Joni Mitchell ~ Furry Sings The Blues ~ Hejira ~ Hejira Tribute @ Holy Oak Wednesday 14 December 9 p.m.

* D.D. Jackson ~ Cavalcade  / Simple Song ~ Anthem plus Toronto Music Listings

Gregory Isaacs ~ Storybook Children