Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 25 August

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 
(Brought to you by Mechanicalifornia, Automanitoba and Computah)

Guest: Don Stevenson

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Tingle Bells

The Fifth Dimension ~ Save The Country ~ Greatest Hits

* The Mighty Duck Blues Band ~ Hammered & Nailed ~ Duck Soup NEW DISK

Jason Moran feat. Meshell Ndegeocello ~ Joint Is Jumpin' ~ All Rise

5:15 Wild Tomorrows

Charlie Parker feat. Garth Hudson & Mocean Worker ~ All The Shadows Of Nuff ~ Lynn MacDonald's Tribute To Charlie Parker  @ The Rex Hotel Tuesday 29 August

* Steppenwolf (Philip Steir Remix) ~ Magic Carpet Ride ~ Go Soundtrack ~ @ CNE Sunday evening

* Donovan Woods ~ What They Mean ~ They Are Going Away EP ~ @ Sony Center opening for kd lang Thursday 31 August

* The Young Novelists ~ Brothers In The Garage ~ Made Us Strangers ~ @ Kew Gardens Sunday 2 p.m. free


5:30 A Bright Grayish Purple

Moby Grape  Someday / Interview with Don Stevenson / Drivin' The Train (World Premiere) / Almost Feels Good (unreleased) Forthcoming album available here:

* Don Stevenson ~ Regret (live) / 8:05 (with Burton Cummings) @ Distillery District Saturday & @ Castro's Tuesday 29 August 

6:00 Thunderground

* Julian Taylor ~ Pick You Up ~ Desert Star @ David Pecaut Square Noon Thursday 31 August free

* Coldjack ~ Money ~ Spitfire Angels NEW DISK

* June Garber ~ Under The Jacaranda Tree ~ This I Know NEW DISK ~ @ Berkely Bicycle Club Monday

6:15 Gidgets and Gazmos

Bonobo ~ Recurring ~ Live Sessions ~ Danforth Music Hall Monday

Gong ~ Love Is How Y Make It ~ Four Tet DJ Kicks

Mo`Horizons ~ Gonna Be (Ben Human Remix) ~ Blues Lounge

Beyond The Pale ~ Oltenilor Ruckus NEW DISK

6:30 Sancturnal Noctuary

* Meghan Norah Smith ~ Love & Devotion ~ All About The Song ~ On Corby`s Orbit next Friday

* Lynne Hanson ~ Gotta Have Rain ~ Uneven Ground

Marie Knight ~ You Got To Move ~ Spirit Blues

* David Braid Sextet ~ The Work Song ~ David Braid ~ Touring China this September

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Don Stevenson of Moby Grape: Still Floating: No Longer Purple

Joining me this Friday: Don Stevenson, who, having presided magisterially over significant musical proceedings fifty years ago, has moved into the future with some great new music. 
He will be sharing memories, live tunage, and current projected trajectories at the Orbital convulvulus at 6:00. 
Better listen UP!

Monday, August 21, 2017

It Dawson Get Any Better ~ Steve Dawson Resonates Inside The Orbit 2016

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 was in town to bring songs from his 2016 disk 
Loose Ends & Solid States (Black Hen), 
 to his Burdock gig on Tuesday 17 May 2016 and shared his cool blue finger tricks with Corby's Orbit listeners on the Friday beforehand ~  
Here he is performing Little Silver and 
Leave My Name Behind 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 11 August

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 
(Brought to you by Elemen, Opie Cue and Arresty)

Guests: Tamara Williamson, Trad. Attack & Ann Vriend

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Awed One Out

Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017)  & Jimmy Webb ~ Galveston / Wichita Lineman ~ In Session, recorded by Doug McClement in Hamilton 1983 

*Ann Vriend Anybody`s Different Anybody`s Different EP NEW DISK ~ @ Hugh`s Room Live tonight

* Royal Canoe ~ Somersault ~ Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit ~ The Great Hall Sunday 17 September

Earth Wind & Fire ~  Wait ~ The Essential ... @ Air Canada Center Sunday

5:15 World On Fire

* Liz Stringer ~ Feel It Now ~ All The Bridges ~ Burdock Sunday

* Neil Young ~ Falling Off The Face Of The Earth ~ Prairie Wind

* Tamara Williamson ~ Downsizing (The Arms Of Ed) ~ Interview / Rain, Rain, Rain (live) ~ @ The Local Saturday 5:00

5:40 Skalastic Pursuits

* Prince Perry & The Gladstones ~ Love At The End Of The Century ~ The All-Skanadian Club vol. 5

Delroy Wilson ~ This Old Heart Of Mine ~ Don`t Call Me Ska-Face vol. 1 

Streetlight Manifesto ~ Everything Goes Numb ~ Everything Goes Numb ~ @  Rebel tonight

6:00 East Tone Ions

Trad. Attack ~ Kuukene / Nirr-Nuur / Interview / Must Madu ~ Ah! NEW DISK~ @ Hugh`s Room Live Wednesday 16 August

Ricky Kej ~ Mala The Garland Of Love ~ Kamasutra vol. 2 (Varese-Sarabande) 

6:20 Olive Yew

* Sarah Jane Scouten ~ Poland ~ When The Bloom Drops From The Rose NEW DISK ~ Burdock tonight

* Monica Chapman ~ Small World ~ Small World NEW DISK

* Ann Vriend ~ All That I Can / Will You Be There? / Interview ~ Anybody`s Different EP@  Hugh`s Room Live tonight

6:40 Phosphorescent Fevers

* Adam Warner ~ Burnin Hell ~ Sawdust And Sour Apples 

Magic Slim & The Teardrops ~ Hard To Handle ~ Gravel Road (Blind Pig)

George Benson ~ There Will Never Be Another You / Toronto Music Listings 

* Mocky feat. Nia Andrews ~ Stop Time ~ Moxtape NEW DISK

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Playlist For Show Of 4 August

Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby 
(Brought to you by Pot & Pan, Stick & Stone and Odd & End )

Guest: Denielle Bassels

5-7 p.m. Fridays online and at .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED. 

5:00 Bred In The Fray

* Iauwata (15 March 1952 - 2 August 2017) ~ Rally Ital ~ Rally 

Heptones feat. Leroy Sibbles ~ World Crisis / Bob Marley's Rastaman Live Up ~ Pressure (1995) Ras ~@ Leroy Sibbles @ Jambana Sunday

Stranger & Glady ~ We Shall Overcome ~ Trojan Duets ~ Stranger Cole @ The Remix Lounge tonight

Digable Planets ~ Change REMIX feat, DISTRICT 5 ~ Cool Like That Tour Mix

* Adrian Miller ~ It`s Not The Same For Us  ~  Mother Earth NEW DISK

* Bobby Taylor  ~  Does Your Mama Know About Me? ~  Hitsville U.S.A.

5:30 Outcroppings

Red Baraat  ~ Gaadi Of Truth  ~  Bhangra Pirates NEW DISK

* Suzie Vinnick  ~  Little One  ~ Happy Here  ~ @ Kew Gardens Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

* Feist ~ Mushaboom (Mocky Mix) ~ Open Season 

* Métis Fiddler Quartet ~ Ode To Teddy Boy ~ North West Voyage Nord Ouest

6:00 Tough Poets

* Young Rival ~ Another Nobody / Change Your Mind ~ Young Rival EP

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats ~ MWAH! ~ groovin in greaseland (Alligator) NEW DISK

Beady Belle ~ When My Anger Starts To Cry ~ Cewbeagappic  

* The Eisenhauers ~ Good Old Days ~ The Road We Once Knew

6:20 Blue Your Mind

* Linda Carone ~ Big Bad Handsome Man ~ Black Moonlight ~ @ Ontario Place tonight with Trio

* Denielle Bassels ~ Spider's Kiss / Interview / What About Wool Wishbags What About Wool Wishbags ~ @ Burdock Saturday

Guru feat. Herbie Hancock ~ Timeless ~ Streetsoul ~ Tribute To Herbie Hancock @ The Rex Friday & Saturday

UFO feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater ~ Flying Saucer ~ Saint~Germain~Des~Pres Café vol. IV

6:45 Jamaica Deals

* Jacob Gorzhaltsan ~ Home ~ Fly Softly Toronto Music Listings

Pinchers ~ Bandolero ~ Dance Hall Stylee ~ Pinchers @ Jerkfest Thursday 10 August

* Kobo Town ~ World Is Turning ~ Where The Galleon Sank ~ @ Hugh's Room Live Saturday

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Denielle Bassels In The Orbital Capsule

Denielle Bassels, seemingly omnipresent on Toronto stages since the Lula Lounge release of her debut CD, What About Wool Wishbags, last February,
is prepping new material for a showcase at Burdock this Saturday evening.

She should be beaming up around 6:00 Friday with inklings and intimations of what to expect.
Tune in for the brightness she sings.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

RDV 2017 Quebec City Amongst Tall Ships There Beats A Conundrum

Forty tall ships, carrying more than 3000 crew members, whisked into the historic docks of the Ville De Quebec harbour in July, and stayed a week for a nautical rendez-vous: RDV 2017

RDV 2017 was a signature Canada 150 event held in celebration of Canada’s maritime heritage. Her majesty's Canadian Ship Toronto, 1904 steam tug Black Jack out of Belleville, and El Galeon from Pirates of the Caribbean were amongst the nautical attendees.

The surrounding environs rang with celebration, culture, & music, and pulsed with the deep beat of a rawhide-covered canoe: David Hynes unique art instrument : 
the Conundrum.

AboveMarc Gourdeau, the Artistic Director of the event, Commander Dave and artist co-ordinator Katea.

Below, the attractions: 

CONUNDRUM (Right) - Multicultural percussions - 

YAHONWA (Middle) - KABIR PERCUSSION - Native Music - 


West Trainz: Photo par Lise Breton

Below: Sea Creatures, Pirates, Parrots and Habitantes.

A convergence of tall ships, small ships and music galore. Quebec, je t'adore.