Corby's Orbit

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 22 May


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Raisin' D'ebt, Defacin' Face and Genessee Kwa  )

Dedicated to the memory and the life accomplishment of Rosemary Phelan and Sam Zaman (State Of Bengal)

Guests : Christa Couture and James McKie, John David Williams, Matt Cook, Richard Kott and Chris Weatherstone of Pressgang Mutiny

5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

"All my life I've been paying my dues,    Only coz I gamble with so much to lose,

Who am I to say if I'm gonna get away,   Tryin' to make a living not making any pay,


Gotta do what I can to survive,    The music is the only thing keeping me alive." ~ Lindi Ortega



5:00 Invisible Mending

* Lindi Ortega ~ All These Cats / Waitin' On My Luck To Change ~ Tin Star @ CBCMUSIC.CA Festival, Saturday

* Rosemary Phelan ~ Invisible ~ What Sings In The Blood 

* Afiara Quartet & Skratch Bastid ~ Through The Invisible NEW DISK ~ Spin Cycle @ Koerner Hall Saturday

5:10 Talkin' Bout My Genre Asian


* Orchid Ensemble ~ Maqam: Prelude And Dance ~ Sound Of Dragon Festival at Flato Markham Theatre tonight

Asian Dub Foundation feat. State Of Bengal / Sam Zaman (16 April 1965 – 20 May 2015)~ Colour Line ~ DJ Cheb-I-Sabbah's As Far As DJ MIx

* Vandana Vishwas ~ Fagun Ke Din Char ~ Meera / The Lover @ Small World Music Centre, Monday 25 May for Nepal Earthquake Relief Benefit



5:30 Toronto Ethereo

* Joel Plaskett ~ When I Close My Eyes ~ The Park Avenue Sobriety Test NEW DISK  @ Danforth Music Hall tonight and @ CBCMUSIC.CA Festival, Saturday

* Peter Katz ~ We Are The Reckoning ~ We Are The Reckoning NEW DISK  @ Harbourfront Center Friday, 29 May

5:40 Rockin' The Hard Place

Leon Russell ~ Stranded On Easy Street ~ Anything Can Happen ~The Music Of Joe Cocker And Leon Russell @ Hugh's Room Sunday 24 May

Kristi Lane Sinclair ~ Set On ~ Dark Matter NEW DISK  @ The Monarch Tavern Thursday 28 May with The Red Ride Tour
Christa Couture ~ Interview ~ @ The Monarch Tavern Thursday 28 May with The Red Ride Tour

* Bruno Capinan ~ Eu Nao ~ Tudo Esta Dito NEW DISK  @ Lula Lounge Thursday with Mar Aberto Sound System & @ Small World Music Centre 19 June for CD Release

6:00 Country To Popular Belief 

Tommy Emmanuel ~ Tall Fiddler ~ Endless Road ~ @ The Bluma Appel Theatre Tuesday & Wednesday 26 & 27 May

* Guitar Heroes (David Wilcox, James Burton Albert Lee & Amos Garrett) ~ Country Boy ~ Making History NEW DISK (Stony Plain)

Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris ~ The Travelling Kind ~ The Travelling Kind  NEW DISK  (Nonesuch)

New Riders Of The Purple Sage ~ Henry ~ Live (1982 / Avenue Records)

* Le Vent Du Nord ~ D'ouest En Est ~ Tetu NEW DISK  (Borealis)

6:15 Shipshape Shifters 

The Celtic Connection ~ South Australia ~ Singalongs And Shanties

* Pressgang Mutiny ~ Billy O'Shea (live) / Interview / Stormalong John (live) / Haul On The Bowline (live) @ The Distillery District Saturday & On Breakfast Television Sunday 9 a.m. Fundraiser House Concert Sunday

6:40 Jazz Of Life

Jake Bergevin ~ I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face ~ Holding Back The Dawn (2008 M'Ocean Records)

* Gruvoria ~ Pollo Quadrado ~ Dirty Fuel @ The Supermarket Thursday 28 May for CD Release

Avi Granite ~ In 4 Scenes ~ 6 Red Tree / @ The Rex tonight / Toronto Music Listings 

Carly Simon ~ Just Like A Woman ~ Chimes Of Freedom ~ Bob Dylan On A Night Like This @ Hugh's Room tonight & Bob Dylan's Birthday Celebration @ C'est What Sunday @ 7 p.m.


"Love Is All. Lights Go On" ~ Rosemary Phelan


Today, the colour line is the power line, is the poverty line
Racism and imperialism work in tandem
And poverty is their handmaid

Those who are poor and powerless to break out of their poverty
Are also those who by and large are non-white, non-western, third world
Poverty and powerlessness are intertwined in color, in race
Discrimination and exploitation feed into each other today
Under global capitalism

We are back to primitive accumulation, plunder on a world scale
Only this time, the pillage is accompanied by aid
Sustained by expert advice and underpinned by programmes
And policies that perpetuate dependency
The IMF, the world bank, structural adjustment programmes
General agreement on tariffs and trade, gatt
Are just a few of the organizations, schemes, projects
Which under the guise of developing the third world, plunder it

Trade agreements and commodity price-fixing
Patents and intellectual property rights
They lock them into paralytic dependency
There is no such thing as illegal immigrants
Only illegal governments

Black is not just the colour of our skins
It's the colour of our politics
There is no such thing as illegal immigrants
Only illegal governments
Today, the colour line is the power line, is the poverty line



Friday, May 22, 2015

Mutineers and Red Riders Converging Upon Outpost Tarranna


Be locked onto the Orbital trajectory at around 6  p.m. today. If they can maintain an even keel without their traditional dark ale anchorage, we'll enjoy a live performance by Pressgang Mutiny, of shanties and seafarers' laments.

  I'm also expecting telephone transmissions from Christa Couture on The Red Ride tour, which scorched through Saskatoon last night in an unflagging approaching to a show at the Monarch Tavern this coming Thursday, 28th of May. They are also at The Garnet in Peterborough on Saturday May 30th.

The phone line and entry bay transporter will be left open for possible surprise guests, unconfirmed for now. Only one way to find out who. Be up for it.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 15 May


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by A Cessation of Impossibilities, A Proximity To Infinity, and Suspended Manifestations )

Guests : Willow Rutherford, Glenna Garramone from Tower Of Song and Eliza Pope
5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.


5:00 The Divine Light Of King

B.B. King ~ I'm The King / I've Got A Right To Love My Baby ~ Better Than Ever

B.B. King ~ Lonely Nights ~ Lonely Nights

B.B. King ~ B.B.'s Blues (single, 1952) Riley B. King -  (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)



5:15 Rock You Mentally

* Grounders ~ Face Blind ~ Grounders @ NXNE 18 June NEW DISK

* Noni Wo ~ Solar Storm ~ USBEP NEW USB Release


* Faith Healer ~ Cosmic Troubles ~ Cosmic Troubles NEW DISK @ The Cavern Bar tonight

Blue ~ We Cut Corners ~ Music from Ireland 2015 NEW DISK
The Mark Lanegan Band ~ Out Of Nowhere ~ Bubblegum 

5:40 Leaping Willow

* Willow Rutherford ~ Eric Et Nicky (live) / Interview / Throw Me An Anchor (live) @ Hugh's Room Saturday for A Concert For Nepal to benefit Red Cross rescue efforts

Wendy McNeill ~ Ask Me No Question ~ @ Dawson City Music Festival July 18-20

* Ian & Sylvia ~ Tomorrow Is A Long Time ~ Ian Tyson @ Hugh's Room Tuesday & Wednesday 19&20 May

Sam Outlaw ~ I'm Not Jealous ~ Angeleno ~ NEW DISK


6:00 Instrumental In Our Upfall

* Gypsophilia ~ Boo Doo Down ~ Night Swimming NEW DISK

* The Visit ~ Offering ~ Exclusive Pre-Release ~ @ Cinq a Sept as part of Music Of The 21st Century at Conservatory Hall in Koerner Hall, Saturday 23 May 5:00 p.m. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


6:15 Leonard Feathers

 * Tower Of Song ~ The Stranger's Song / Interview with Glenna Garramone ~ @ Hugh's Room tonight

6:30 Jazzmanian Revels

* Eliza Pope ~ Try / Interview / Crazy 'Bout My Baby ~ Call Me A Fool NEW DISK @ The Jazz Bistro Tuesday, 19 May

Ariel Pocock ~ Real Emotional Girl ~ Touchstone  NEW DISK

* The Soul Motivators ~ Hang On In There ~ Free To Believe NEW DISK

Jazzanova ~ Mwela Mwela (King Britt Remix) / Soon (Ill Dub)
Toronto Music Listings

The Celtic Connection ~ The Last Shanty ~ Singalongs And Shanties (Press Gang Mutiny live on Corby's Orbit next week)

Meaghan Smith ~ Five More Minutes ~ The Cricket Orchestra ~@ The Drake Underground Tuesday, 19 May 7:30 p.m.









Monday, May 11, 2015

Prepare For A New Perspective - The Red Ride Tour Sets Out This Week

Tour dates:
May 13 - Fairview Pub, Vancouver, BC
(Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Ostwelve)
May 15 – Wine-Ohs, Calgary, AB
(Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair)
May 16 – Empress Ale House, Edmonton, AB
(Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Jay Gilday)
May 19 – Indian Metis 
Friendship Centre, Prince Albert, SK
(Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair)
May 20 - Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon, SK
(Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair
The Northwest Kid)
May 21 – Artful Dodger, Regina, SK
(Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair
The Snake Oil Salesmen)

May 22  -  Christa Couture Interview on CORBY'S ORBIT 6 p.m.
May 22 - Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB
(Derek Miller, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Cris Derksen, 
Sonia Eidse)
May 23 – Apollo Bar, Thunder Bay, ON
(Derek Miller, Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Nick Sherman)
May 25 - Debajehmujig Creation Centre, Manitowaning (Manitoulin Island), ON
(Derek Miller, Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair)
May 27 – Capitol Centre Theatre, North Bay, ON (Dream Big Conference)
(Derek Miller, Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair,
 Binaeshee-Quae Couchie-Nabigon)
May 28 – Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON
(Derek Miller, Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Christa Couture)

May 29 - Six Nations, ON
 (venue TBA)
(Derek Miller, Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair)
May 30 - 
The Garnet, Peterborough ON
(Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Sean Conway)

June 3 - Club Saw, Ottawa, ON
(Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Laura Ortman)
June 4 - Ashukan Cultural Space, Montreal, QC
(Cris Derksen, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Laura Ortman, Beatrice Deer)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

CMW All Turnt Out

 " This is a song about that feeling you get ... when you're feeling that feeling." The mighty JUMA made The Buddha Smile and presented his considerations of affection, strength, and victory.

 Everglow's energy brought the ladies' level up several degrees and created a magnetic field on the dance floor. First jam off the Rock.

 Kevin Hearn and Thin BuckleCosmic drift, heliocentric dynamics, imaginary maps.


Lydia Persaud , fronting a squadron of  precision funksters,  The Soul Motivators, greased the axle of a wildly spinning Saturday night and closed off an unconventional convention and a particularly perfect party.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Playlist For Show Of 8 May


Commissioner of Selection: Paul Corby

( Brought To You by Atlas Compatibility, Frontal Globes and Planetaristic Characteristics)

Guests : Ryan O'Shaughnessy, John Antoniuk, and Deon, Jia, Mindy, Jovin & Stasha of DEON
5-7 p.m. Fridays online http://www.radioregent.com/ and at tunein.com .  
Canadians in Asterisk’d RED.

5:00 Gaelic Wings

Haresquead ~ Come Outside ~ Music From Ireland 2015 NEW DISK CMW













Ryan O'Shaughnessy ~ Interview / Before The Sunset (live) / Just Down The Road (live)  CMW

Acrobat ~ The Missing ~ Music From Ireland 2015  CMW

5:30 Unmistaken Identities

* Tara Holloway ~ This Life ~ Little Ghosts NEW DISK

* David Celia ~ Look Of Approval ~ Double Mind NEW DISK @ The Cameron House Fridays 6 p.m.

Moby Grape ~ Bitter Wind ~ WOW (1968)

* Kevin Breit feat. Rebecca Jenkins ~ Alberta Hunter ~ Ernesto & Delilah NEW DISK

* Elephant Stone ~ Hold Onto Your Soul @ Hard Luck Bar tonight CMW

* Jen & John ~ Lost ~ Interview with John Antoniuk / Save A Little For Me (live) / I'm A Big Beautiful Butterfly (live) @ The Cameron House Tuesdays in May @ 8 p.m.

6:00  Mothers In The First Degree

* Brian Blain ~ Don't Forget Your Mother 1973 (exclusive track) ~ Annual Motherless Day Show at The Blackbird Bistro 993 Bloor St. W., Saturday 8 p.m.*


Ursula Rucker ~ Womansong ~ Supa Sista
* Austra ~ We Become ~ Olympia ~ Blocks Recordaing Final Concert @ The Tranzac Saturday 
B. B. King ~ Standing On The Edge ~ King Of The Blues 1989


6:20 Luridly Worldly 

* Karyn Ellis ~ You'll Do Anything ~ @ The Tranzac Sunday 5:00
Oumou Sangare ~ Ne Bi Fe ~ Oumou

6:30 Singapore Swings

Deon ~ Wolves ~ Antiphobic / Interview / Time Is The Only Constant (live) / Oceans (live) @ The Rivoli Sunday 10 May

* Drumhand ~ Five Paces East ~ Contretemps @ Northern Lights Festival July 3-5
Toronto Music Listings


*"Don't Forget Your Mother" recorded back in 1973 in Montreal with quite a cast of characters including members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers, Tom “Bones” Malone (David Letterman Show Band, Blues Brothers) and legendary drummer Jim Gordon, who had just finished touring and recording with Derek and The Dominoes (Eric Clapton). He is best known for writing (and playing) the piano part in “Layla” but later killed his mother in a psychotic episode. He remains to this day incarcerated in an institution for the criminally insane. The session was produced by AndrĂ© Perry and Frazier Mohawk, engineered by Nick Blagona wth Musical Director, John Lissauer. Over-the-top production with a string section from the Montreal Symphony, a boys choir from an exclusive private school and vocalist extraordinaire, Beverly Glenn Copeland. It was recorded for Good Noise/Polydor Records but never released  (the B-side, “Story of the Magic Pick” was released in 1974)

Friday, May 8, 2015

In The Thick Of The Canadian Music Week Nebula


This must be Ryan O'Shaughnessy , who presented a sweet and smart set of original ballads and anthems at the Rivoli last night. He will be featured at The Dakota Saturday night, and in Orbit at 5:15. Tune in to hear a live sample, and find out what he really looks like on the radio.
Jen Lane & John Antoniuk, our old Saskatchewan muchachos, are holding down Tuesday nights in the front room of The Cameron House throughout May. They will be all up in the Orbit midflight to sing and bring us some road stories. 

From the other side of the planet: Singapore's DEON, stormed the Cameron House with heartfelt songcraft and impassioned arrangements. They will be performing a rare unplugged set after 6:00 LIVE on air!!! They return to Queen St. W. on the 10th of May to rock the Rivoli.
 Cleo T. from Paris serenaded and stirred up fervid tempests at The Cameron with electronics, shoulder dancing and a strap-on viola.

 Nuclear energy from Ireland's Haresquead who whomped The Rivoli audience into screaming Hell Yeah, Hell Yeah until they really and truly meant it.

Hounds celebrated DINE ALONE RECORDS' 10th anniversary at The Horseshoe by f*cking everyone up. Massively.
...and...on the corner of Queen and Spadina, one of those CMW moments - a girl band, SPARKLE, putting out pure pop spirit with no mics to a crowd of ardent admirers.