Help to keep Radio Crystal Blue on the air


Radio Crystal Blue, my 14-year freeform radio program, has had some financial trouble as of late. Having survived a move out of Philadelphia, I am seeking funding to keep the show going and thriving.
Necessary funds 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 to reach hearts and minds.  Donate here:

Radio Crystal Blue 1/25/15 news


This is the latest edition of my periodic news on behalf of Radio Crystal
Blue, my weekly Internet-based freeform podcast.  Radio Crystal Blue
continually masters the art of freeform radio, with music from top indie,
underground and touring artists from all across the Web and the Earth at
large.
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: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:
4: Internet Archive: www.archive.org   I publish playlists via social media and on my website. Look for the podcast URL that points to archive.org There is a dedicated player for the page, with the same download/stream/share options.  Also, these links will be around as long as the Internet is around.
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
PROGRAMMING
Next pair of podcasts will be published late into the week of January 25, 2015
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
For this show, I’m changing things somewhat. Read below..
*****
THE LATEST
Having learned just hours ago of the death of NYC media legend Joe Franklin, I took my own trip down memory lane, and recalled my one and only encounter with the man.  It’s such a story that I just can’t use up spai here to type. I encourage you to listen to this week’s podcast and hear what happened.   I recalled nostalgia not just for the music and clips JF prized (everything from the first half of the 20th century), but also for the radio and TV of the day.  It’s serves as a gentle escape.
To that end, in tribute, I aim to spin the earliest available music from each artist I plan to give airplay to. Just to change things up!  Sometimes the older songs have to come back out of the woodwork.

I also am recalling the project I had shelved for awhile, the idea of refurbishing a series of shows I did in 2005/2006 and placing them in the Internet Archive, suitable for framing.  I want to publish shows that sound much like what I used to do before my rededication to indie/underground music. Before 2006 I had some focus, but it was side-by-side with the majors.  I changed my tune after I had left CBGB  one final time  in October of that year.  You can look forward to hearing an oldie but goodie, for the first time since its original airing, when I was still on Live365.

RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
I had Tanya Donnely in mind early on. She, Robin Lane and Kris Delmhorst perform at The Parlor Room in Northampton MA on 2/8. It will be a benefit show for Songbird Sings, dedicated to healing trauma through songwriting.  If you listen carefully in segment 1, and I know you to be careful listeners, you likely spotted the ‘mountain’ theme in most of these songs.  SONiA of Disappear Fear, plus Sister Speak and Tori Roze appeared at last weekend’s NAMM convention in         Segment 2 got rather bluesy (as it often does). Shawn Amos and Magnus Berg were part of a Blind Raccoon label showcase during the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Altered Five Blues Band, recent RCB debutantes, won the title of Best Self-Produced Album.   Recently released music by The Devyl Nellys (hello again!) and Schwervon! are also must-listens.   I completed the first run-through of songs on the Grateful Dead 3-CD set, “Wake Up To Find Out”.  Segment 3:
Karyn Oliver, Meg Braun & Sharon Goldman shared equal billing at the Heights House Concert Series in Jersey City NJ on 1/25.  A bit of a travelogue unfolds in Segment 4 as well.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 2014-15 release date. I’ll accept material not older than 6 months from the present date.   Any older material will not receive a featured debut; instead, they will be placed within the long rotation and selection process for future shows.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums\track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums (see above).
EPK (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
121 129th Street South, C8
Tacoma, WA 98444
****
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, 15 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.
CONTACT:
EMAIL:
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue 1/18/15 show details


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

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 Internet Archive:
Podcast page:  https://archive.org/details/RCBnew011815

This show was published 1/24/15:
Han “From Another Cloud” – Radio Flyers CD www.han-music.com
Nemes “Black Streak” – I Carry Your Heart CD www.nemesband.com
Reverse Order “Here Before” – www.reverseorderonline.com
Chavar Dontae “One More Try” – s/t CD www.chavardontae.com
Tom Rhodes “Nobody’s Listening” – With Or Without CD www.tomrhodesmusic.com
***
Running time:  36 minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Here’s RCB proper:
Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform format.

HOW TO LISTEN

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 Internet Archive:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive011815

This show was published 1/25/15
Opening music: Tanya Donnely “Mysteries Of The Unexplained” – Lovesongs For Underdogs

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Dar Williams “Storm King” – In The Time Of Gods CD www.darwilliams.com
Ellis Paul “Chasing Beauty” – Chasing Beauty CD www.ellispaul.com
Red Molly “I Am Listening” – The Red Album CD www.redmolly.com
*Disappear Fear “Broken Film” – Broken Film CD www.disappearfear.com
*Sister Speak “Mountain Song” – Rise Up For Love CD www.sisterspeakmusic.com
*Tori Roze & The Hot Mess “Selfless” – Turbulence CD www.toriroze.com
***
Rory Taillon & The Old Souls “Misfits” – It’s Not Black & White CD www.rorytaillon.com
Herbie D & The Dangernen “Danger Men” – Dangerous With Blues CD www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
*Shawn Amos “(The Girl Is) Heavy” – The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It CD www.shawnamos.com
*Magnus Berg “One Way To Please You” – Cut Me Loose CD www.magnusbergmusic.com
The Devyl Nellys “More Excuses” – Too Much Information CD www.thedevylnellys.com
Schwervon! “Muscle Of Your Heart” – Broken Teeth CD www.schwervon.com
**
CD FOCUS: Track-for-track coverage of outstanding concept/compilation albums:
The Grateful Dead: Wake Up To Find Out is a newly resurfacing live concert recording, set 3/29/90, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NJ. Branford Marsalis performs on the majority of the songs as heard in the 3-CD set.  www.dead.net
From disc #3 I spun “Turn On Your Lovelight” & “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
***
*Meg Braun “Better This Way” – Broken Places CD www.megbraun.com
*Sharon Goldman “A Night To Forget” – Silent Lessons CD www.sharongoldmanmusic.com
*Karyn Oliver “Slip Away With Me” – Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
Kris Delmhorst “Little Frame” – Blood Test CD www.krisdelmhorst.com
Beth Wood “Doing This Dance” – The Weather Inside CD www.bethwoodmusic.com
***
Switchback “Pour Me” – Kanoka CD www.whygoodmusic.com
Owen Danoff “I Wish I Knew Better” – Twelve Stories CD www.owendanoff.com
Carolann Solebello “Chinatown” – Steel and Salt CD www.carolannsolebello.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “I Guess I Have It Pretty Good” – Redemption CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
Matt The Electrician “Shivering” – It’s a beacon, it’s a bell CD www.matttheelectrician.com
***
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols

Running time: 173 minutos
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.

All content 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

EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
personal FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danherman0
ELLO: http://www.ello.co/radiocblue
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG
http://www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
VISION page:
www.radiocrystalblue.net/vision

Radio Crystal Blue 1/11/15 show details


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

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 Internet Archive:
Podcast page:

https://archive.org/details/RCBnew011115

This show was published 1/10/15:
Luna Sopor “North Star” – Cobalt CD www.lunasopor.com
Animato “Cross Fires” – s/t EP www.animatoband.com
Matt Ellis “Don’t Mind Losing” – The Greatest Escape CD www.mattellis.com
Jessica Smucker “The Way Down” – Tumbling After CD www.jessicasmucker.com
Joseph Eid “The Rock” – Human CD www.josepheidmusic.com
Mike Agranoff “Brandenburg Concerto No 3., First Movement” – Straight Lines CD www.mikeagranoff.com
***
Running time:  54   minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Here’s RCB proper:
Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform format.HOW TO LISTEN

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 Internet Archive:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive011115

This show was published 1/18/15

Opening music: Orbital “Doctor?” – The Altogether
Jennie Walker “It’s Our Time”- Night Flight To London CD www.jenniegirl.com
Carla Bianco “Made Of This” – All This Time CD www.carlabianco.com
The Portraits “Malala” – Life In Sepia CD www.theportraitsmusic.com
Dan May “Nothin’ “ – Beacon CD www.danmaycd.com
Karen Collins and the Backroads Band “On The Beltway” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD www.karencollins.net
The Kurt Henry Band “Trucker’s Nightlife” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
***
Bob Corritore “Many A Devil’s Night” – Taboo CD www.bobcorritore.com
Sirsy “Lionheart”  – Goner (and other sordid delights) EP www.sirsy.com
Wormburner “Catherine” – Pleasant Living In Planned Communities CD www.wormburnerband.com
Olio “Caught Up” – s/t CD www.oliomusic.com
Revel 9 “Lay My Head” – The Razorblade Diaries EP www.revel9.com
**
CD FOCUS: Track-for-track coverage of outstanding concept/compilation albums:
The Grateful Dead: Wake Up To Find Out is a newly resurfacing live concert recording, set 3/29/90, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NJ. Branford Marsalis performs on the majority of the songs as heard in the 3-CD set.  www.dead.net
From disc #3 I spun “The Wheel” & “Throwing Stones”
***
*Robert Bruey “A Piece Of You” – Carousel CD www.robertbruey.com
*Katie Pearlman “These Old Shoes” – Girls Like Me CD www.katiepearlman.com
*Butchers Blind “Burn Up Bright (Lower East Side)” – Destination Blues EP www.butchersblind.com
Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt “Tongue Stuck In Ice” – Crooked Fiddle CD www.aaronnathans.com www.michaelronstadt.com
Carrie Ferguson “On The Way To Ashfield” – The List Of Whales CD www.carriefergusonmusic.com
***
McMule “Little Darlin’ “ – Whiskeytalk CD www.mcmule.com
The Brehms “Blue Moon High” – Summer Moon CD www.thebrehmsband.com
Sloan Wainwright “My Song”- Upside Down and Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
Tim Grimm “I Don’t Mind” – The Turning Point CD www.timgrimm.com
Brooks Williams “Carry On” (acoustic) – New Everything CD www.brookswilliams.com
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols

Running time: 141 minutos
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.

All content 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.netEMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danherman0
ELLO: http://www.ello.co/radiocblue
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG http://www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
VISION page: www.radiocrystalblue.net/vision

***

Radio Crystal Blue 1/11/15 news


This is the latest edition of my periodic news on behalf of Radio Crystal
Blue, my weekly Internet-based freeform podcast.  Radio Crystal Blue
continually masters the art of freeform radio, with music from top indie,
underground and touring artists from all across the Web and the Earth at
large.
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.
There are changes afoot re BigContact. Read below.
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:
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
PROGRAMMING
Next pair of podcasts will be published late into the week of January 11,
2015.
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
CD FOCUS segment will feature more from this album:  The Grateful Dead:
Wake Up To Find Out live concert from 3/29/1990. http://www.dead.net
*****
THE LATEST
Firstly, I did get word from BigContact’s founder, Nat Guy, that the company
is looking beyond podcast publishing and to something different with the
extant FeedPlayer.   This is disappointing for me, as I’ve relied on the
company for years for podcasting. Now I’m shopping for a new RSS home. If
you know of a good, reliable and affordable service that publishes podcasts,
please let me know at once.  If and when the company moves in that new
direction, I’ll still be able to publish shows using http://www.archive.org
RCB REWIND:
Looking back on last week podcasts I continued the “Twin Peaks” theme in the
very beginning, along with a few choice songs with settings in winter.  In
focus for a few segments were artists performing at 2 different folk
festivals on the same weekend, in Florida! Brother Sun, Hardin Burns and
Gathering Time are some of the headliners in the South Florida Folk
Festival. Along with spinning another great new tune from Jonathan Byrd, I
recited a full essay of his re present day America, the content of which
reached Huffington Post.  Read here for details. I love Camela Widad’s tune
“Undefended Love” in the same segment.   Also brand new is the latest from
Mare Wakefield and Nomad Ovunc, along with another new album by Heather
Pierson and a piano-based version of “Junkies”.  On RCB Novus Ordo, you hear
2 songs from each artist, including Art Podell, whose folk roots started as
the boom of the genre hit America in the late 50s.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 been
released within the last 6 months of my next show’s publishing week (week of
1/11/15) 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 album (see above).
EPK (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
121 129th Street South, C8
Tacoma, WA 98444
Do not send mail to my former addresses.
****
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.
CONTACT:
EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 (direct) or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue 1/4/15 show details


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
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 Internet Archive:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive010415
This show was published 1/10/15:
Altered Five Blues Band “Urgent Care” & “Back Button” – Cryin’ Mercy CD www.alteredfive.com
TVfordogs “Escape Velocity” & “Sunshine” – By Chance CD www.tvfordogs.com
Art Podell “Toni’s Poem (Laurel Canyon)” & “The Highway” – From The Village To The Canyon: A Songwriter’s Journey CD www.artpodell.com
The Keller Sisters “Jenny’s Kitchen” & “Sideshow” – House Of Cards CD www.thekellersisters.com
Running time: 53 minutes Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
***
Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year,  is a weekly podcast that features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform 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. All shows accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Via Internet Archive: Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive010415
This show was published 1/10/15
Damien Rice “Eskimo” – O
Big Star “For You” – Third/Sister Lovers
Posies “The Glitter Prize” – Blood/Crazy
The Breeders “New Year”- Last Splash
***
These artists are performing in this year’s 30A Songwriter’s Festival, 1/16-18 http://www.30asongwritersfestival.com :
Liz Longley “Never Loved Another” – s/t CD www.lizlongley.com
Mary Gauthier “Worthy” – Trouble and Love CD www.marygauthier.com
Heather Maloney “Dirt and Stardust”- s/t CD www.heathermaloney.com
The Grahams “If You’re In New York” – Riverman’s Daughter CD www.thegrahamsmusic.net
Ellis Paul “Kick Out The Lights (Johnny Cash)” – Chasing Beauty CD www.ellispaul.com
Justine Dorsey “Under Construction” – Under Construction EP www.justinedorsey.com
***
These artists are performing in this year’s South Florida Folk Festival, 1/17-18 www.southfloridafolkfest.net
Brother Sun “True” – Some Part Of The Truth CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Hardin Burns “Get Back Home” – Down The Deep Well CD www.hardinburns.com
Gathering Time “Moonight Row”- When One Door Closes CD www.gathering-time.com
Matt Harlan “Half Developed Song” – Raven Hotel CD www.mattharlan.com
Steve Chizmadia “I’m Alright” – Jack Of All Trades CD
Freebo “I Don’t Believe In Yesterday” – Something To Believe CD www.freebomusic.com
***
Jodie Levinson “Finally” – Strong Enough EP www.jodielevinson.com
Darlingside “When Fortune Comes” – Pilot Machines CD www.darlingside.com
Tom Principato “Falls Church, Virginia 22042” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD www.tomprincipato.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Ain’t No Fun To Me” – Soul Blues CD www.professorlouie.com
Tweed Funk “Deed Is Done” – First Name Lucky CD www.tweedfunk.com
Tommy Z “Sometimes” – Sometimes CD www.tommyzband.com
***
CD FOCUS: Track-for-track coverage of outstanding concept/compilation albums: The Grateful Dead: Wake Up To FInd Out is a newly resurfacing live concert recording, set 3/29/90, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NJ. Branford Marsalis performs on the majority of the songs as heard in the 3-CD set.  www.dead.net From disc #3 I spun “Dark Star” & “Space”
***
Jonathan Byrd “Starlight” – You Can’t Outrun The Radio CD www.jonathanbyrd.com
Matt Turk “In Her Smile” – Cold Revival CD www.turktunes.com
Jon Shain “Never My Love” – Reupholstered CD www.jonshain.com
Camela Widad “Undefended Love” – Warriors Of Love CD www.widadmusic.com
Claudia Schmidt “Out Here” – New Whirled Order CD www.claudiaschmidt.com
Libby Koch “Stakes” – Tennessee Colony CD www.libbykoch.com
Jeanette Lynne “When I Cry” – You’ve Got Me CD  www.jeanettelynne.net
Daniel Christian “Sometimes It’s Time” – Live, For The Moment CD www.danielchristianmusic.com
***
More artists performing in this year’s South Florida Folk Festival: Zoe Mulford “When The Coffee’s All Gone” – Coyote Wings CD www.zoemulford.com
Marci Geller “Awakened Mind” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
Heather Pierson “Junkies” – Motherless Child CD www.heatherpierson.com
Melissa Greener “That’s What Makes You Strong” – Transistor Corazon CD www.melissagreener.com
Mare Wakefield & Nomad “One More Breaking Heart “ – Poet On The Moon CD www.marewakefield.com
Lara Herscovitch “Time” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.laraherscovitch.com
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols

Running time: 230 minutos Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.

All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commens 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
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue week of 1/5/15 news


This is the latest edition of my periodic news on behalf of Radio Crystal Blue, my weekly Internet-based freeform podcast.  Radio Crystal Blue continually masters the art of freeform radio, with music from top indie,
underground and touring artists from all across the Web and the Earth at large.
HOW TO LISTEN to older podcasts (before 12/14/14)
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. Currenly, all shows through the 12/7/14 one are available through this method.
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.
All shows are updated on this page, including the 12/14/14 holiday edition.
4: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/radio-crystal-blue,
As with BigContact, all shows through 12/7/14, not including 12/14/14, are updated here.
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
PROGRAMMING
Next pair of podcasts will be published late into the week of January 5, 2015.
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
CD FOCUS segment will feature more from this album:  The Grateful Dead:  Wake Up To Find Out live concert from 3/29/1990. http://www.dead.net
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THE LATEST
Thanks for tuning into my Twitter timeline to learn about the Top 100 artists of 2014 among all that received airplay.   Congratulations go to Tom Principato as this year’s #1.  Tom and company generally perform in the Midatlantic states and sometimes in Europe.  I am hoping they will travel elsewhere around the US.     Tom and company are the first band to receive my #1 title.    Also of note, Red Molly‘s “The Red Album” deservedly took the title of Album Of The Year.   Hearing them with a drumset, and Ken Coomer of Wilco producing, their new sound is the sound I’ve longed to hear from them.     Antigone Rising‘s “Whiskey & Wine Volume 1″ is my top EP for 2014.    There are other titles yet to be awarded; keep watch on the website, and specifically on the Chart page.
Today (Saturday), I begin my weekly cycle of planning out the next podcast, and contact those who are receiving airplay.
 I am concerned that few CDs are being sent here at Radio Crystal Blue central.  Updated contact information for Radio Crystal Blue is on the Contact page.
Also, today, I’ve paid off to ensure that I’ll keep enough Web space for housing all the shows I’ve done in the last year. There’s just enough for 1 year’s worth.
I still have not made progress in accessing the RSS feed so that I can change it and update the FeedPlayers. This also affects the Stitcher app the shows normally appear on.  If you want older shows when I remove them from the server, please access the direct podcast pages for each show at http://www.archive.org  When I post the playlists of each show through social media and my website, there is a URL generated for  each show.
I’m honestly not sure what’s up with BigContact. They are the reason I have continued to make these shows accessible at all.  Ideally I’d like a podcast RSS host that can be supportive and functional for the long term. If you have ideas on whom I should go with, please let me know.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 been released within the last 6 months of my next show’s publishing week (week of 1/5/15) 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 album (see above).
EPK (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
121 129th Street South, C8
Tacoma, WA 98444
Do not send mail to my former addresses.
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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.
CONTACT:
EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 (direct) or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue 12/28/14


This is the latest edition of my periodic news on behalf of Radio Crystal
Blue, my weekly Internet-based freeform podcast.  Radio Crystal Blue
continually masters the art of freeform radio, with music from top indie,
underground and touring artists from all across the Web and the Earth at
large.
HOW TO LISTEN
All shows prior to the 12/14/14 edition are available in the following areas:
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: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:
The 12/14/14 edition is available only at the following website, as well as prior shows:
https://archive.org/details/RCBlive121414
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
PROGRAMMING
Next pair of podcasts will be published late into the week of January 5, 2015
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
I’ll spin part of disc 3 of the 3-CD set of The Grateful Dead:  Wake Up To Find Out, a live
concert from 3/29/1990. www.dead.net
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THE LATEST
For the 3rd year running, I will host a Twitter event, my Top 100 Artist Countdown.  The work is finally done. As of this typing, I have completed the quarterly and annual charts, ranking the top artists you’ve heard all during the year. My rankings are based on progressive amounts of airplay, along with some emphasis on artists I have interacted with at shows or through interviews. More weight is applied to the latest months than the earliest, in a rolling 3- and 12-month pattern.
The event will launch at 10am PT (1pm ET) on Monday 12/29.  I will post the rankings in individual tweets every so often during the day. I will also call (as in, phone) the artist that wins the #1 ranking.  I will also fill in the subsidiary charts that rank Best New Artist, Top 10 CDs of the year, etc., on the Chart page.    Who do you think will be #1? Will Vance Gilbert make it 3 years out of 4? Will a band finally reach the pinnacle? Will Aztec Two Step repeat?  Use the hashtag #radiocbluetop100
Take a good look at the Chart page…it will be all different shortly: www.radiocrystalblue.net/chart
As hinted on Twitter, I will soon have available a show from the summer of 2004. That show will be available via the Internet Archive.
I have been unable to successfully login to BigContact, the folks that own my RSS feed. The feed is fine as it is. I wonder if I should build a 2nd one. In the meanwhile, shows will continue to be available at www.archive.org
RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
The final show for the year revealed a slight change in tradition; some of the classic holiday songs I spun this year were ones I hadn’t aired before.  I was watching Pluto TV’s holiday channel and saw Billy Idol’s “Yellin’ At The Christmas Tree” and knew it had to be included (hey, maybe I’ll add Ramones next year).  I interviewed multi-genre multi-instrumentallist/songwriter DJ Flowerdove. I let her play DJ, and she suggested the brand-spanking-new Lorraine Leckie album, which I duly aired a track of. Thanks go to these artists that submitted brand new original holiday songs: Suzie Brown (with hubby Scott Sax), Dan Miraldi, Shawn Amos, MJ Hibbett & The Validators (see their Christmas Box on Bandcamp for more), Daniel Christian, Esther Golden, Emily Pinkerton.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 2014-15
release date. I’ll accept material not older than 6 months from the present 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 album (see above).
EPK (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
121 129th Street South, C8
Tacoma, WA 98444
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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, 15 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.
CONTACT:
EMAIL:
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats