February 5, 2013

Help to keep Radio Crystal Blue on the air!


Radio Crystal Blue, my 13-year freeform radio program, is in danger of ending.  The reality here at home is that I’ve largely gone underemployed since my move to Philadelphia in 2011. The savings have dwindled and I’ve received some help on occasion but I’m in great danger of being homeless or otherwise not able to get the bills paid here. I am certainly able bodied to work (I’ve an office/admin background) but nothing of any lasting nature has surfaced in a few months.  As of this typing, June 2014, I’m on my last bit of savings.

Necessary funds will go toward replacing batteries, microphones, bill payment for electricity, Internet connection and phone, and the rent, of course.

This program is my proudest creation, and it deserves to continue. Won’t you consider supporting my efforts to keep myself and show going? Donate here:

July 18, 2014

No new shows for a while


Sorry to report that my PC died this week, without much warning, tho it had graphics card issues for a while.
I have to save for a laptop and for transferring files from ye old hard drive to a new system. I’m estimating it will cost $350.
I am saving for a device powered by Android, that will keep me from being off the Web but that device I do not believe will give me the power to record podcasts. I believe it will be about $100 but even that is proving to be a chore to budget for, as my rent is way overdue and eviction a possibility without any reasonable method to pay.

Some better news:
I have just taken a 2 month temporary gig, and it starts August 4. My projected budget suggested that I might not have enough for a laptop and service until August 24 or so.  With that, I will not be doing any podcasts until I have a laptop and a reliable connection. If I find a better solution, you will be the first to know.    I’m certainly open to inquiries and suggestions.
Also you may donate to the cause via the PayPal button at the home tab, located at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/home

 

Older shows are always available via the FeedPlayers at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net   http://www.archive.org and http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu

July 14, 2014

Radio Crystal Blue 7/13/14 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR: http://www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com
Moozikoo http://www.moozikoo.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
http://www.creativecommons.org
*****
HOW TO LISTEN:
1: at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/home, right-click on the link titled Click for PopUp Feed Player. That will display the audio player as a page on its own. Find the show you want to hear, click the Details tab to download the show or the play button on top to stream. There’s also an RSS feed button and a number of ways to share the audio player
2: My podcast provider: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
Shows from these players are kept on the server for about 1 year.
3: http://www.archive.org Every show I do has its own podcast page URL. Shows here are kept in perpetuity. Just look for Radio Crystal Blue and Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo, then the date. I use the Sunday date of the week.
4: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/radio-crystal-blue

RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on http://www.archive.org Use the search term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
THE VISION I hold for my life and this program: http://wp.me/p1FKJJ-G6
—–
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 18. You will hear music in several segments of top touring indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 6 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
*****
THE LATEST: On a personal level I continue to transform my life and senses with some spiritual text and related info that is presenting a different outlook on life. The outlook contains my vision and also the activities I’d be doing every day, week, month and beyond. I am learning a lot right now and I find myself kicking away the eggshell of what is safe. Sure, it’s not exactly easy when the rent is very late and you’re facing eviction, as I may be if I don’t any work shortly. But this is the sum total of my trust in the universe that things are unfolding just perfectly. I actually do have several job interviews this week and I’m rather grateful for that. Along the radio side of things, I’m continuing to receive great albums, and my library has dwindled as I haven’t requested much new material as of late, but I’ll pick that up again shortly.
VISION page: The essence of the vision for my life is important for me to convey to all of you, so much so that it now has its own page on my website: www.radiocrystalblue.net/vision

***
RCB REWIND:
RCB Novus Ordo: Latin downtempo recording artist Karina Nistal presents her latest album. Too Slim & The Taildraggers unveil a 2-CD anthology of their blues-rock music. Miss Laurie Ann & The Saddletones present some authentic honky-tonk via New Jersey, of all places.

RCB proper: I was in such a mood to spin some dance oriented music, as it’s just about the time of the year that such music feels appropo. Flashing back to the mid 80’s I gave you music by British soul artists Loose Ends, along with electronic-tinged music from others who are legends: Paul Hardcastle (before he got into his Jazzmasters series), a classic from Afrika Bambaataa, and a latter-day classic from Kraftwerk, timed to the beginning of this year’s Tour de France. Segment 1 features new music by late-blooming Austin (via Montreal) songwriter Ray Bonneville. More new music here from the bluesy Lisa Biales and another cowrite with EG Kight. Ellis and Slaid Cleaves take part in the Riversong Music Festival, 7/18-19 in Hutchinson, MN. I give you 2 segments of music from artists performing at the one-day Huntington (NY) Folk Festival, 7/19. Within the segments are music from recent releases by Gathering Time, Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes, and Paul Sachs. Segment 3: Brand new from Achilles Wheel and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (welcome back!) highlight this segment. Achilles Wheel and Matt Andersen were part of this past weekend’s WorldFest in California. The fellows in Slambovia present a one-disc anthology of their best. I spun one of the previously unreleased songs on the album. Kirsten Thien & Chastity Brown complete the segment with soul and blues. Segment 5, as usual with a final segment contains more reflective tones. Both Lowland Hum and Heather Styka plan releases of new music for later in 2014.

SUBMISSION GUIDLINES
I focus on CDs as opposed to downloads, though I make exceptions in the event of albums that are digital releases only. Music must have a 2014 release date or not released otherwise before October 2013. All new albums debut on RCB Novus Ordo; on rare exception, some debut on Radio Crystal Blue proper.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums.
Electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD

CDs that fit in the above rules may be sent to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
****

DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
SPONSORSHIP: The organizations I’ve listed at the top of this email and those that I mention before the different segments had all agreed in the past to be a sponsor of Radio Crystal Blue. I am happy to mention your product or service on the air, and in emails and on my website. Email me for details.
Some products that I endorse without sponsorship include these:
Renfro Foods (makers of my favorite salsa on this Earth) www.renfrofoods.com
Teeccino (a leading coffee alternative) www.teeccino.com

Big Train (makers of the Fit Frappe line of protein drinks) www.bigtrain.com
SYNDICATION: Would you like to access and hear Radio Crystal Blue, 14 years on the Web, on another Internet radio or podcast network? I hope you do. The word about this unique brand of freeform radio is getting to more people every day. My pair of shows deserves to be heard by listeners to established and emerging networks right alongside your other favorite shows on the Web. Email me to inquire.
 
IDEALISTIC STATS is that other site I do where I have opinions, analysis, education and essays on sports along with the occasional homegrown list and prediction. I’ve no email list built for the blog but I’d like to create such a list among you that appreciate my writing. email me with your interest in joining. This week I’ll present thoughts on several contests i’m still entered in, as well as my thoughts on the British Open
Gabba gabba….hey….
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

 

July 11, 2014

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 7/6/14


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new
music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists
eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.

HOW TO LISTEN

Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/rcbnew070614.mp3

There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.

Via www.archive.org:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBnew070614
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew070614/RCBnew070614_vbr.m3u

mp3:
Shows accessed via archive.org are always available.

Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?eid=33958682

This show was published 7/11/14

Karina Nistal “Heavy” – Karageous CD www.karinanistal.com
Shawn Amos “(The Girl Is) Heavy” – The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It EP www.shawnamos.com
Too Slim And The Taildraggers “Walk On Water” – 2 CD Anthology www.tooslim.org
Amelia White “Hollow Heart” – Old Postcard CD www.ameliawhite.com
Miss Laurie Ann & The Saddletones “Big Rig” – Ease My Mind CD www.thesaddletones.com
Eli Barsi “He’ll Be Back Again” – Portrait Of A Cowgirl CD www.elibarsi.com
Running time: 51 minutos
Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually
publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/rcblive070614.mp3

There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. Shows in this
FeedPlayer are archived for a year.

Via http://www.archive.org:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive070614

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 7/11/14.

Opening music:

Loose Ends “Let’s Rock” – A Little Spice
Paul Hardcastle “King Tut” – s/t
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force “Planet Rock”
Kraftwerk “Tour de France” – Tour de France
+++
Joe Taylor “New Day” – Anything’s Possible CD www.joetaylorofficial.com
Lynn Hollyfield “New Beginning” – In The Balance CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
The Sidleys “Tin Flowers” – Bittersweet CD www.thesidleys.com
Lisa Biales “Peach Pickin’ Mama” – Belle Of The Blues CD www.lisabiales.com
Ray Bonneville “Where Has My Easy Gone” – Easy Gone CD www.raybonneville.com
*Ellis “Right Now” – Right On Time CD www.ellis-music.com
*Slaid Cleaves “Go For The Gold” – Still Fighting The War CD www.slaidcleaves.com
+++
These artists are appearing in the Huntington (NY) Folk Festival, July 19 www.fmsh.org
Bobtown “Battle Creek” – Trouble I Wrought CD www.bobtownmusic.com
Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes “Apocalypse Cafe” – Life On Fire CD www.scottwolfson.com
Gathering Time “It’s Just So” – When One Door Closes CD www.gathering-time.com
Dylan Sneed “The Garden” – Texodus CD www.dylansneed.com
Craig Greenberg “Carousel” – Spinning In Time EP www.craiggreenbergmusic.com
Loretta Hagen “I’m Gone” – Mud and Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com
+++
*Achilles Wheel “We Dreamed Of Flying Cars” – Stones To Sand CD www.achilleswheel.com
*Matt Andersen “Fight” – Weightless CD www.mattandersen.com
Antigone Rising “Everything Changes” – Whiskey & Wine, Volume 1 EP www.antigonerising.com
The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams “Alligators” (bonus track) – A Box Of Everything CD www.slambovia.com
Kirsten Thien “The Sweet Lost And Found” – Solo Live From The Meisenfrei Blues Club CD www.kirstenthien.com
Chastity Brown “Lift Us” – Back-Road Highways CD www.chastitybrownmusic.com
+++
More artists appearing in the Huntington Folk Festival:
David Goldman “She Won’t Sing Anymore” – Light In The Tunnel CD www.davidgoldman.com
Marci Geller “Another Breakdown” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
Paul Sachs “The Devil Never Did” – Survival Is The New Success CD www.paulsachs.com
Susan Kane “Paulita’s Lament” – A Word Child CD www.susankane.com
The YaYas “Devil’s Bluff (Shine)” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
Honor Finnegan “We Are Hearts” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
+++
MJ Hibbett & The Validators “Graffiti On The Cenotaph” – Forest Moon Of Enderby CD www.mjhibbett.com
Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Switchback “Wrong You Can Write” – Ameican Roots And Celtic Soul, Live – Volume 1 CD www.waygoodmusic.com
Jill Cagney “Missing” – Nerves Of Steel EP www.jillcagney.com
Heather Styka “Glory Hallelu” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
Jean Mann “Button In The Grass” – Between The Rocks And Stars CD www.jeanmann.net
Marc Black “Pretty One” – Sometime A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Lowland Hum “Linens” – Native Air CD www.lowlandhum.com
+++
Closing music: Pharaoh’s Daughter “By Way Of Haran” – Haran CD
www.pharaohsdaughter.com

Running time: 256 minutos
Atmosphere: inward vibraphone
+++
All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative
Commons License version 4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full
attribution. More info:
http://www.creativecommons.org

Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist
without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal
button at the homepage at
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
twitter: @radiocblue

July 7, 2014

Radio Crystal Blue week of 7/6/14 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR: http://www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com
Moozikoo http://www.moozikoo.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
http://www.creativecommons.org
*****
HOW TO LISTEN:
1: at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/home, right-click on the link titled Click for PopUp Feed Player. That will display the audio player as a page on its own. Find the show you want to hear, click the Details tab to download the show or the play button on top to stream. There’s also an RSS feed button and a number of ways to share the audio player
2: My podcast provider: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
Shows from these players are kept on the server for about 1 year.
3: http://www.archive.org Every show I do has its own podcast page URL. Shows here are kept in perpetuity. Just look for Radio Crystal Blue and Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo, then the date. I use the Sunday date of the week.
4: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/radio-crystal-blue

RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on http://www.archive.org Use the search term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
THE VISION I hold for my life and this program: http://wp.me/p1FKJJ-G6
—–
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 11 and will be available for about 1 year. You will hear music in several segments of top touring indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 6 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
*****
THE LATEST: I continue to seek work tho relented a bit as I put more emphasis on this here radio program along with my growing sports/stats project at Idealistic Stats. A few people have sent donations; thanks to each of you! I am staying centered as best as I can with spiritual text and belief that I resonate with.

One person in particular that i resonate with is a gentleman named Derek Rydall www.derekrydall.com
Owing to the time allotted to other projects and the time to seek work, I haven’t published my quarterly charts yet. This is work that takes the better part of a day, and it takes real dedication to get it all done. For the time being, I’m not attending shows or traveling for other purposes outside of work. At a time when I am concerned about where my next dollar comes from, I am giving the charts less priority than the show itself.

***
RCB REWIND:
RCB Novus Ordo: The orchestral folk sound of Esthema kicks off this edition. Dog Society, whom were on hiatus for a number of years, reconvened recently. I chose “No Reason” for no real reaon at all, and I actually love the production on it. Paul Sachs has a new album as well. “Jesuscandle” reminds me just a bit of that song Paul Newman sang in “Cool Hand Luke”. Maybe it’s just me. Alan Barrington regularly performs around the Carolinas. His new album is less pure songwriter-oriented and more of a country blues direction. “Country Blues” in fact is the actual title.

RCB proper: Upon the death of soul survivor Bobby Womack, I chose a few songs that represent the past, present and future of music through his unmistakable voice. I was never really into Gorillaz but once they gathered a live presence on stage I gave them more credibility. I didn’t know that Bobby had sang on two songs; we hear one of them, plus a dazzling James Taylor cover along with an older tune from the 80s. Several segments of music included artists with newer music and who are part of this year’s Red Wing Roots Festival (Steel Wheels, who run the fest, Yarn, and Loves It!) New Bedford Folk Festival (RUNA, Vance Gilbert) and the Green River Festival (Heather Maloney & Darlingside, Hurray For The Riff Raff). Heather shares billing with Anais Mitchell on July 19 at The Strand Theater, Rockland, ME. Final segment: Sloan Wainwright & The Levins were at the venerable Towne Crier Cafe on July 5

SUBMISSION GUIDLINES
I focus on CDs as opposed to downloads, though I make exceptions in the event of albums that are digital releases only. Music must have a 2014 release date or not released otherwise before October 2013. All new albums debut on RCB Novus Ordo; on rare exception, some debut on Radio Crystal Blue proper.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums.
Electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD

CDs that fit in the above rules may be sent to

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
****

DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
SPONSORSHIP: The organizations I’ve listed at the top of this email and those that I mention before the different segments had all agreed in the past to be a sponsor of Radio Crystal Blue. I am happy to mention your product or service on the air, and in emails and on my website. Email me for details.

SYNDICATION: Would you like to access and hear Radio Crystal Blue, 14 years on the Web, on another Internet radio or podcast network? I hope you do. The word about this unique brand of freeform radio is getting to more people every day. My pair of shows deserves to be heard by listeners to established and emerging networks right alongside your other favorite shows on the Web. Email me to inquire.

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

 

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