Corby's Orbit

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sunshine Is The Root Of All August

I will be away from the radio show for the next two weeks (Friday the 15th and 22nd) absorbing abundant bundles of lakewater, birdsong and fireflies as the season tapers to a fine paintbrush point.

 If I had been doing a show today, I would certainly be including artists to promote the
                                              SEPTEMBER 14TH date
  for this year’s Toronto Bicycle Music Festival >
The 2014 Tune Your Ride Tour will take four Toronto-based folk musicians, Jessica MooreAbigail Lapell, Ben Hermann and Dana Sipos, from Brockville to Toronto by bicycle. Covering almost 400 kilometres without a support vehicle and carrying their instruments and a full PA with them, these modern-day troubadours will play eight bike-powered concerts in towns  along the route. Launch is at Dufferin Grove Park on Friday, 22 August from 6:30-8:30.

Building on the success of four consecutive years of presenting the Bicycle Music Festival in Toronto, the Tune Your Ride Collective is thrilled to follow in the tire tracks of bicycle-touring legends The Ginger Ninjas and our mentors SHAKE YOUR PEACE! by taking their show on the road with this second annual bike-powered adventure!

I would also be talking up my September art show, The Perception Of Danger at Rebellion Gallery, with a reception on Saturday evening, the 6th of  September featuring a live wild ride with the music of Random Order 

Here's YOUR invitation 

And Canadian musicologists and  fan-beings of a certain intensity
should note that Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars will be appearing at
The Horseshoe next Thursday, the 21st of August.
Julie has recently gone istar with the song on the 
parenthood ad for iphone >

Friday, August 8, 2014

Playlist For Show Of 8 August

Host: Paul Corby                         

( brought to you by Gospel Mongers, Necro Spirituals and Hymn Malaise )

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


*Walk Off The Earth ~ Pharell's "Happy" NEW

Sergio Mendes ~ Lua Soberana ~ Brasileiro ~ Expressions of Brazil @ Harbourfront all weekend

Idris Muhammad ( November 13, 1939 – July 29, 2014) ~ Peace of Mind ~ Power Of Soul

Vanilla Fudge ~ Take Me For A Little While ~ Then And Now

*Julian Taylor ~ Hurt Me ~ Tech Noir @ Taste Of The Danforth Sunday 6 p.m. and @ Hugh's Room Monday for Unmodified

Illustration By Guy Shield

5:20 Prevailing Whims

*The Devin Cuddy Band ~ Ode To A Gypsy Girl ~ Kitchen Knife NEW @ The Horseshoe tonight

*Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra ~ Built Myself A Metal Bird ~ Collapse Tradixionale @ Lee's Palace tonight

The XX ~ Reunion ~ Coexist 

*Rich Aucoin ~ Yelling In Sleep NEW (see below)

Jerry Garcia ~ The Wheel ~ Garcia ~ Grateful Dead Tribute @ Lee's Palace Saturday

5:45 Uplications

John P. Kee feat. Kirk Franklin ~ Made To Worship NEW

James T. Hall ~ Wonder ~  Voices Of Citadel

Snatum Kaur ~ Aad Guray Nameh ~ Live 

6:00 Dropping Obamas

Hellsongs ~ Symphony Of Destruction ~ Songs In The Key Of 666
Unforscene ~ Nuclear Symphony ~ Fila Brazillia's Anotherlatenight
Al Campbell ~ Hypocrites ~ Trojan Tribute To Bob Marley
Stranger & Gladdy ~ Don't Give Up The Fight ~ Trojan Reggae Duets

6:20   Way Down Tight
*Jack Marks ~ Song For Me ~ Blues Like These ~ @ The Cameron House Saturday 10 p.m.

*Colleen Rennison ~ See The Sky About To Rain ~ See The Sky About To Rain NEW

Elvin Bishop ~ Everybody's In The Same Boat ~ Can't Even Do Wrong Right

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ One More Heartache ~ The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw 
Floratone ~ The Future ~ Floratone 

*Mike Field ~ Locology ~ @ Harlem tonight

*Gia Ionesco ~ Joy / Domol ~@ The Rex Saturday 9:30 + Horoscopic predictions for Supermoon weekend festivities and Toronto Music Listings
*Sagapool ~ Le Vent Des Iles

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Playlist For August First

Host: Paul Corby                                     Illustration by Oleg Hertha

( brought to you by Makofists, Tunya Hedankov, and Once Before Waking )

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

Guests : Alexander Cardinal & Jasmine Collette of Blue Moon Marquee

5:00 The Roots Of All August

*Samantha Martin and the Haggard ~ Mississippi Sun ~ Mississippi Sun EP @ The Dakota tonight

Marcia Griffiths ~ Gypsy Man ~ I'm So Proud - A Jamaican Tribute To Curtis Mayfield @ Harbourfront Saturday 9:30 and @ Markham Fairgrounds Sunday

Cocoa Tea ~ I Am Not A King ~ @ Markham Fairgrounds Monday for Jambana One World Festival

*House Of David Gang ~ Reggae Party / Toronto Ontario @ Harbourfront Saturday 3 p.m. and Sunday @ Lee's Palace

5:30 Retrofit Guarantee

*Blue Moon Marquee ~ Gypsy's Life / Interview / Lonesome Ghosts NEW DISK ~ Lonesome Ghosts @ Annette Studios tonight

Dave Van Ronk w. Sarah Partridge ~ Zoot Suit ~ Sweet & Lowdown
B.B. King w. Dr. John & Hank Crawford~ There Must Be A Better World Somewhere ~  There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
Santana & Los Lonely Boys ~ I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love ~ all that i am
Michael Franti & Spearhead ~ Headphones ~ The Sound Of Sunshine

6:00 Collider Scope

*Minor Empire ~ Divane Asik Gibi ~ Second Nature @ Hugh's Room Wednesday 6 August
Vieux Farka Toure remixed by Nickodemus ~ Sangare ~ UFO's Over Bamako

*Kevin Drew ~ You In Your Were ~ Darlings at Echo Beach tonight NEW DISK

*Drake ~ Connect ~ Nothing Was The Same @ OVO Fest Sunday

Outkast ~ Church ~ Speaker Boxxx @ OVO Fest Saturday

*Ambre McLean ~ Why? ~ Murder At The Smokehouse @ Not My Dog Sunday 10:00 P.M.

6:30 Superfortunate Importances

Dodos ~ Confidence ~ Carrier 
The Dillards ~ Yesterday ~ Mojo Beatlemania vol. l 

Jenny Lewis ~ The Voyager ~ The Voyager NEW DISK

*Lynne Hanson ~ Colour My Summers Blue ~ River Of Sand NEW DISK

*Shawna Caspi ~ Grace ~ Apartments For Lovers NEW DISK

The Fretless feat. Norah Rendell ~ Harder To Walk These Days Than Run ~ Waterbound @ The Cameron House Wednesday, 6 August with Jaron Freeman - Fox

*Alexis Baro ~ Tan Lejos / Stolen Moments @ The Old Mill 7:30 Saturday with a superscription of TORONTO MUSIC LISTINGS

*Kyp Harness ~ Big Deal ~ Armageddon Blues NEW DISK @ Dorah Keough tonight

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Little More Drums

Blue Moon Marquee On Corby's Orbit

Thoroughly rinsed in jazz and blues, Blue Moon Marquee will be hanging out some fresh tunes on the Orbital clothesline at around 6:00 this Friday. With romping stomps abounding and a Gypsy Blue mystique, this salubrious Alberta  duo promises the Sweet, the Lowdown, and a stop at Annette Studio later that evening, as part of their Lonesome Ghosts tour.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Playlist for Show Of 25 July

Host: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Augmented Arguments, Diminished Disputes and Suspended Disbeliefs )

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

Guest: Bianca Bernardi

5:00 In Summery

Tommy Emmanuel  ~ Today Is Mine  ~ Endless Road
*Diana   ~    New House  ~ Perpetual Surrender  @ Hillside this weekend
Kinobe ~ Nakwagala (I Loved You)    @ Harbourfront tonight 9:30
*Tim Moxam  ~  Blue Son  ~  EP  (Nevado)  @ Taste Of Toronto Saturday 2:45
*Tara Williamson  ~  ndn Summer   EP  NEW DISK @ Victoria Hall Coburg Thursday 31 July 6 p.m.
Jenny Lewis ~  She's Not Me  ~  The Voyager NEW DISK
                                                  Painting by Vladimir Kush

5:30 Panoramifications
Beck ~ Heart Is A Drum ~ Morning Phase  NEW DISK
*Jaron Freeman-Fox ~ Auctioneering Everything @ The Rivoli Wednesday, 30 July
Kakana ~ Freedom ~Serenata  NEW DISK

Birdy ~ Light Me Up ~ Fire Within  NEW DISK
Trey Songz feat. Justin Bieber ~ Foreign Remix ~ Trigga  NEW DISK
Mary J. Blige (Junior Vasquez Remix) ~ Your Child ~ Dance For Me

*Bianca Bernardi ~ Blue Eyed Blind / Interview ~ EP NEW DISK @ Hugh's Room Tuesday, 29 July
*Young Galaxy (P.S. I Love You Remix) ~ For Those Who Stay @ Hillside this weekend

6:10  "I Can't Come Up IN There And Pull The Fun Outta You" ~ Kevin The Horse
*Julian Taylor ~ Do You Remember ~ Tech Noir
*Joel Johnson ~ I'll Be Just Fine ~ Blues Joose vol.II (vote here>
*Shakura Saida ~ Gotta Live @ Beaches Jazz Fest Sunday, 5:30

*Samantha Martin ~ Dark Angel ~ Mississippi Sun NEW DISK @ Hillside this weekend

*The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ~ Cry A Little ~ A Real Fine Mess @ Hillside this weekend

6:40 Ear / Heart Ameliorations

*Dani Nash ~ Messin' n Runnin' Around ~ @ The Dakota Tavern tonight

*The Jerry Cans ~ Qanurli Isumavit ~ Aakuluk NEW DISK

Henry Crolla ~ A Paris Dans Chaque Faubourg / Sous Les Ponts De Paris / with an overdub of TORONTO MUSIC LISTINGS
Nine Inch Nails ~ The Perfect Drug ~ Lost Highway sdtrk. @ Molson Amphitheatre Sunday

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Playlist For Show Of 18 July, Truncated by Circumstance


Host: Paul Corby

( brought to you by Unfriendly Fire, Military Un Telligence, and Colonel Punishment )

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

Guests :  Daymé Arceno, Magdelys Savigne, and Celia Jimenez of Maqueque
5:00  Turn Off The Gravity

Johnny Winter (John Dawson Winter III, February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014)~ Drowned in My Own Tears / Raised On Rock 
*Monomyth ~ Pac Ambition ~ Saturnalia Regalia  NEW DISK

*The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ~  Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To ~ A Real Fine Mess  NEW DISK @ The Dakota, Thursday, 24 July 10:45 p.m.

*Morlove ~ All Of My Lakes Lay Frozen Over ~  All Of My Lakes Lay Frozen Over 

5:20    Feelbarrows

Dorothy Masuka ~  ~ Women Of Africa ~Habari Africa Festival @ Harbourfront this weekend

Arrow ~ Curacao ~ Caribana Weekend: coming Thursday July 31st - Sunday August 3rd 2014

Vieux Farka Touré ~ Ana (Captain Planet Remix)~ UFOs Over Bamako

*MaquequeDe La Habana A Canada / Interview / Maqueque @ Toronto Botanical Gardens 7:00 p.m.<<<<<Daymé Arceno, Corby, Celia Jimenez  and Magdelys Savigne >>>>>
Photo by Cody
5:45  Astral Analogies
*Grimes ~ Infinite / Genesis ~ Visions @ Fort York Commons Saturday
Braids ~ Together ~ Flourish  Perish  @ Wrongbar Saturday

At this point I went out to welcome Julian Taylor, whose band is at the Horseshoe Wednesday at 9:00. His new album Tech Noir is excellent, btw.  NEW DISK

The door unexpectedly locked behind me and the rest was...silence. 

We rescheduled Julian for August. 

Don Kerr, who is at Hugh's Room Wednesday 23 July with his band, Communism and Ben Sures phoned in to chat. I couldn't answer the call.

Apologies all `round.