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:

September 2, 2014

Radio Crystal Blue 8/31/14 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.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
 
CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
—–
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published late this week. You will hear music in several segments of top touring indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
Also, with this show celebrating the unofficial end of the summer, I’ll air certain songs in certain relevance, which is a long-standing RCB tradition.
 
RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 8 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
*****
THE LATEST:
Happy to be in the groove of presenting shows regularly again, with little to no technical issues now.  What remains an issue has no direct bearing on my show but it’s still an influence. It is the fact that I must build up some income, and quickly, before September 26. That is the scheduled court date re the possibility of eviction. I haven’t made full payments in over a year and that’s been based on available income, not because of claiming damages or anything else.   I’m not living in the fear of eviction, yet I haven’t made any real steps to do the truly proper thing, and that’s simply to move . I worry about whether anyone would take me in, let alone the fact that this and other projects in my life. I’d be terrified to let go of them.  So what to do? I believe the steps include finding an attorney, talking to people in other cities about possible arrangements, checking out job websites in other cities. I’ve also sought therapy and some spiritual advice.  What else can I do?
While that is going on, there’s been a tiny relapse re the streaming video situation on my computer as well as the continued inability to upload large files without some communication error. That’s an issue that certainly concerns this program, which averages nearly 4 hours.  I’ve another message to Comcast and they are sending another technician to see about the matter.
 
 
RCB REWIND:  On RCB Novus Ordo we hear the latest from veteran songwriter Jim Photoglo, something of a folk album this time around.  Dave Specter has years of experience in the Chicago Blues scene. I spun a tune that features RCB fave Bob Corritore on the harmonica. The Hydrothermal Vents are a duo that make Pixies-like avant-garde guitar sounds and songs.  Sharon Glassman’s 2nd volume of comedic/romantic songs got its debut airing.  Despite the title “Blame It On Hoboken”, Sharon is based in Colorado these days.

RCB proper began with reflections on the city, the night, the passageways, the subways. I wanted to capture some good examples, and had initially considered the great former NYC band Luna, and it culminated the opening segment which has some depressing but earnest tones to it. I really like how Jim Carroll’s tune fits in with the Bongos.  Segment 1 of the show itself contains more new music from Paul Sachs and Shantell Ogden.  Moonlight Social will soon release new material. I’m still blown away by their initial output.   Segment 2 includes some rockin’ not-so-positive numbers. Girl Tears is a punk trio from Los Angeles. In true punk spirit, their songs are very short, averaging about a minute. Segment 3: Belles & Whistles, and Daniel Christian, fellow Nebraskan songwriters, participated in their state fair the previous week. I understand that Belles & Whistles opened for Kenny Rogers, and Daniel was part of the backing band.   Sister Speak is a highly regarded alternative-roots duo based in San Diego. Final segment: Aired music from several folk groups taking part in the upcoming Chenango Arts Festival in Norwich, NY.  Likewise, more artists heard in the segment were part of last week’s Fayetteville Roots Festival.

 
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. 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.
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.
 
 
Be seeing you
 
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234
August 30, 2014

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 8/24/14


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:

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:  

Shows accessed via archive.org are always available.

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

This show was published 8/30/14
Jim Photoglo “What Do I Tell My Son” – Halls Of My Heart CD www.jimphotoglo.com

Dave Specter “Jefferson Stomp” – Message In Blue CD www.davespecter.com
Young Ones “Over” – A To B EP
The Hydrothermal Vents “Do The Vent” – Secrets Of The Deep! CD
Jeremy Lyons “Lazy Susan” – Make It Better CD www.deltabilly.com
Britt Connors “No Man’s Land” – Warmer Season CD www.brittconnors.com
Steve Allain “The Sea” – Singles Volume 3  www.steveallain.com
Sharon Glassman “Roller Coaster”- Blame It On Hoboken Volume 2 CD www.sharonglassmanlive.com
Running time: 65 minutos
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
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:
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 Internet Archive:
Opening music:
Them “Here Comes The Night” – The Story Of Them anthology CD
New York Dolls “Subway Train” – s/t
Jim Carroll “City Drops Into The Night” – Catholic Boy
The Bongos “Numbers With Wings” – Numbers With Wings
+++
The Matthew Show “Innocence” – February CD www.thematthewshow.com
Paul Sachs “Gratitude” – Survival Is The New Success CD www.paulsachs.com
Dylan Sneed “Prudence” – Texodus CD www.dylansneed.com
Moonlight Social “Neither Are You” – s/t CD www.moonlightsocialmusic.com
Shantell Ogden “Where You’re Not” – Better At Goodbye CD www.shantellogden.com
Meghan Cary “Lost You In The Light” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
+++
Rory Taillon & The Old Souls “Misfits” – It’s Not Black & White CD www.rorytaillon.com
Tom Principato “The Rain Came Pourin’ Down” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD www.tomprincipato.com
Bloody Jug Band “Wanted Man In Hell” – Murder Of Crows EP www.bloodyjugband.com
Olio “Getting Away With Murder” – s/t CD www.oliomusic.com
Schwervon! “Cyclone” – Courage CD www.schwervon.com
Girl Tears “Kill For Love” – www.girltears.tv
+++
Heather Maloney & Darlingside “No Shortcuts” – Woodstock EP www.heathermaloney.com www.darlingside.com
Amelia White “Big Blue Sun” – Old Postcard CD www.ameliawhite.com
Wanderlost “Dry Water” – s/t CD www.wanderlostmusic.com
Sister Speak “Mountain Song” – Rise Up For Love CD www.sisterspeakmusic.com
*Belles & Whistles “Princess” – There You Go EP www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
*Daniel Christian “More Than Meets The Eyes” – Live, For The Moment live CD www.danielchristianmusic.com
++
*The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams “Pushing Up Daisies” – A Box Of Everything CD www.slambovia.com
*Brother Sun “Pushing Stones” – Some Part Of The Truth CD www.brothersunmusic.com
*Aztec Two-Step “What Would The Indians Say” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
**Hurray For The Riff Raff “Crash On The Highway” – Small Town Heroes CD www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com
**Raina Rose “Swing Wide The Gates” – Caldera CD www.rainarose.com
**Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer “Willie’s Lady” (Child Ballad 6) – Child Ballads EP www.anaismitchell.com www.jeffersonhamer.com
+++
Closing music: Pharaoh’s Daughter “By Way Of Haran” – Haran CD  www.pharaohsdaughter.com
Running time: 183 minutos
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Atmosphere: urban night lights
+++
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
twitter: @radiocblue
August 26, 2014

Radio Crystal Blue week of 8/26/14 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com
 
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
*****
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
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 
 
CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
—–
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published late this week. You will hear music in several segments of top touring indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 8 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
*****
THE LATEST:
I’ve been busier with finding work and opportunity for same. In so doing, I’ve continued to keep my confidence rather high, regardless of the very idea that I might be evicted. The big news is that I did receive correspondence from the apartment owner’s lawyers, giving me 15 days to contest collections, followed by an official complaint.  The court date is September 26. I have not made plans to move and I do not know where I might live that would allow me to pursue work and this radio project, among other matters.  I also could use a really good landlord/tenant attorney.  The only bargaining chip I might have is if I have promise of work and the ability to pay back rent.  Otherwise I’m not sure what I’ll do.

Comcast was able to solve my network cable issues, whereas my connection was very slow to download and stream anything.   During the relative downtime, the only matter I couldn’t solve was getting last week’s podcast available on the Internet Archive.   Today, finally, I did successfully completed the upload and here’s where you can access it:

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 Internet Archive:
 
RCB REWIND:  A tradition started some years ago focused on this one song by The Velvet Underground, “The Gift”, which has its setting in mid-August.  From there I would typically, go into some sort of psychedelic or European segue. This year I catered to the Francophiles..with the infectious “Bongo Bong” by Manu Chao…and music from the great band Luna..who toured with VU in 1991. Luna’s tune “Bonnie & Clyde” was first popularized by Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot. The version I spun is NOT the one from the Penthouse album but from Lunafied, an album of covers.  Segment 1: Debut of Amy Ray’s new album; she, of course, is one half of The Indigo Girls.  Another new tune from Red Molly’s outstanding album is heard, and a Neil Young cover by Miss Tess & The Talkbacks follows. Yes, kept to Americana for this segment. Segment 2 starts out with Americana at least, and another new song from Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt. The duo, along with The Steel Wheels & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams were part of this past weekend’s Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in Ontonagon Michigan.  Butcher’s Blind, Jiggley Jones, & Jeanette Lynne shared billing at The Legendary Dobbs on legendary South Street here in Philly.  Star Anna debuts here also. She’s a Pacific Northwest songwriter blending rock and country. Segment 3: Matt Harlan, James & Curtis McMurtry & Rod Picott’s music have all come to you thanks to one Jenni Finlay of Austin TX.  The PR firm she runs under her name turned 8 years young this past week with the aforementioned names performing.  Curtis is James’s son and makes an auspicious debut. Too Slim & The Taildraggers shares billing with Zoe Muth at the Pigout in the Park Festival, Spokane WA.  Segment 4 returns Jon Regen to my airwaves. Also spun music of several artists that will appear in next month’s Connecticut Folk Festival in New Haven. Final segment includes the members of the touring No Fuss And Feathers Road Show (Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, The YaYas). Jenee Halstead & Danielle Miraglia have a podcast of their own, and did a split-bill online-only concert last week.
 
 
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. 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.
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.
 
 
Be seeing you
 
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234
August 21, 2014

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 8/17/14


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/2014/08/rcblive081714.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 Internet Archive:
VBR M3U https://archive.org/download/RCBlive081714/RCBlive081714_vbr.m3u
mp3 via m3u: https://archive.org/stream/RCBlive
VBR ZIP: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive081714/RCBlive081714_vbr_mp3.zip
mp3: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive081714/RCBlive081714.mp3

“Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now mid-August…”

Opening music:
The Velvet Underground “The Gift” – White Light/White Heat
Luna “Bonnie & Clyde” (Bonnie Parker version) – Lunafied
Manu Chao “Bongo Bong” – Clandestino
Stereolab “Les-Yper Sound” – Emperor Tomato Ketchup
+++l
The Portraits “Small World Anthem” – Life In Sepia CD http://www.theportraitsmusic.com
Amy Ray “Oyster & Pearl” – Goodnight Tender CD http://www.amy-ray.com
*Spuyten Duyvil “Everything I Am” – Temptation CD http://www.spuytenduyvilmusic.ccom
*Red Molly “You Don’t Have The Heart For It” – The Red Album CD http://www.redmolly.com
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks “Hold Back The Tears” – The Love I Have For You CD http://www.misstessmusic.com
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “Mama’s In A Honkytonk Downtown” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD http://www.karencollins.net
Sara Petite “Bootleggers” – Circus Comes To Town CD http://www.sarapetite.com
+++
*Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt “Kiss Me Now” – For Keeps CD http://www.carrieelkin.com http://www.dannyschmidt.com
*The Steel Wheels “Kiss Me Like A Stranger” – No More Rain CD http://www.thesteelwheels.com
*The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams “Good Thief” – A Box Of Everything CD http://www.slambovia.com
**Butchers Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues EP http://www.butchersblind.com
**Jiggley Jones “Early Morning Light” – …a mountain, a struggle, a tunnel, a light EP http://www.jiggleyjones.com
**Jeanette Lynne “You’ve’ Got Me” – You’ve Got Me EP
Star Anna “Little Voices” – The Sky Is Falling http://www.staranna.com
+++
Von Grey “Upset Me” – Awakening EP http://www.vongreymusic.com
Owen Danoff “Amsterdam” – Twelve Stories CD http://www.owendanoff.com
*Matt Harlan “Rock & Roll” – Raven Hotel CD http://www.mattharlan.com
*James McMurtry “Ruby & Carlos” – Live In Europe CD http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com
*Chris McMurtry “Ezekiel” – Respectable Enemy CD http://www.curtismcmurtry.com
*Rod Picott “Milkweed” – Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail CD http://www.rodpicott.com
**Too Slim & The Taildraggers “Throw Me A Rope” – Anthology 2-CD set http://www.tooslim.org
**Zoe Muth “Make Me Change My Mind” – World Of Strangers CD http://www.zoemuth.com
Bern & The Brights “Sick Of Seeing You” – Work CD http://www.bernandthebrights.com
8stops7 “The Albatross” – Fables CD http://www.8stops7.com
+++
Jon Regen “If You’re Still Here” – Revolution CD http://www.jonregen.com
Ray Lambiase “No One Should Be Lonely” – Times Leaves Things Behind CD http://www.raylambiase.com
These artists are part of next month’s Connecticut Folk Festival in New Haven:
*Jesse Terry “Stay Here With Me” – Stay Here With Me CD http://www.jesseterrymusic.com
*Bobtown “Trouble I Wrought” – Trouble I Wrought CD http://www.bobtownmusic.com
*Sloan Wainwright “Upside Down & Under My Heart” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD http://www.sloanwainwright.com
*Lizanne Knott “Be Careful With My Heart” – Standing In The English Rain CD http://www.lizanneknott.com
++
Hungrytown “Just Like A Song” – Any Forgotten Thing CD http://www.hungrytown.net
++
*Carolann Solebello “River” – Steel and Salt CD http://www.carolannsolebello.com
*Karyn Oliver “Drown” – Magdalene CD http://www.karynoliver.com
*The YaYas “Willling Heart” – Paper Boats CD http://www.wearetheyayas.com
**Jenee Halstead “Never Another” – Raised By Wolves CD http://www.jeneehalstead.com
**Danielle Miraglia “See The Light” – Box Of Troubles CD http://www.daniellem.com
Lara Herscovitch “Better Left Unread” – Four Wise Monkeys CD http://www.laraherscovitch.com
Marc Black “Praises To The Sea” – Sometime A Spark CD http://www.marcblack.com
+++
Closing music: Pharaoh’s Daughter “By Way Of Haran” – Haran CD
http://www.pharaohsdaughter.comRunning time: 264 minutos
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Atmosphere: storm warning
+++
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

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