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Radio Crystal Blue week of 2/22/15 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 February 22, 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.
*****
NEW INSTRUMENT to add to the panel will be a Shure microphone.  The book on the old mic I’ve been using since circa 2003 has finally closed.   What mic have I been using all these years? It’s a Sony MiniDisc mic, based for a technology that’s all but a white elephant nowadays. I was using this technology frequently in the early years of RCB, and eventually discovered that handling CDs through a portable CD player was the way to go.   The electret condensor mic from Sony remained faithful.  Over the last few months the quality has faded (so has the Behringer mixer I have, tho another story for another post). I kept getting strange sounds which I attributed to the AA battery inside.  Then I shifted blame onto the ever-fraying wire.   After conversation, and lengthy assistance on the most recent podcasts from DJ Flowerdove, the writing soon appeared on the wall: It’s high time to buy a new microphone.  I am going to Guitar Center for the new instrument, very likely a Shure SM48S-LC. The other candidates is an SM48 cardioid dynamic mic.
RECAP
From 2/8/15:  Highlights on RCB Novus Ordo include the latest from Fred Gillen Jr, whom I consider the hardest working man in folk.   Evan Button, all of 16, reminds me of the time I first saw and heard Brett Dennen, someone quiet, thoughtful and wise beyond his years in songwriting. For the week during Valentine’s Day, I returned to the magnificent Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut album, music and words inspired by the surviving works of 14th century composer Guilliame de Machaut.   On RCB proper: Segment one is mainly country, collecting places such as North Carolina (Jonathan Byrd) and Wisconsin (Peter Mulvey).  Marchan Noelle debuts within the rotation here with a solo acoustic tune.  Electronic rock band Animato gets another airing.  Two ladies from the mid-Atlantic states, Jo Wymer and Rachel Schain, are heard after many moons. Jo’s song “Rearview Mirror” is brand new.   Segment 3 of 3 this week includes an original by Heather Pierson, a song among covers on her latest.
From 2/15/15:  RCB Novus Ordo, historically is the last show to feature the old Sony mic.   A good way to see the mic off as well: Eilen Jewell released a double album, live at The Narrows in Fall River MA from a year ago. Gibrish presents a fine mix of folk from Sweden.  The Levins resurface with a new inspiring album.   On RCB proper, 2 segments presented music from artists that were being showcased during the Folk Alliance conference last week.  Jim Photoglo and Curtis McMurtry are my faves in the 2nd of those segments. Catherine MacLellan became a Juno nominee. New song from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix is on the forthcoming album.   Thanks again must go to DJ Flowerdove, who provide invaluable assistance in getting some of the more technical aspects of the show done.
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.
EPK (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
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
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
ELLO: http://www.ello.co/radiocblue
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danherman0
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG http://www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
VISION page: www.radiocrystalblue.net/vision

Radio Crystal Blue 2/8/15 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
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:
This show was published 2/14/15:
***
Evan Button “Dwell On The Past” – Walking On Earth CD www.evanbutton.com
Steel Wool “Here In The Middle” – All The Love In The World CD www.steelwoolband.com
Desperado Orchestra “Outside My Window” www.desperadoorchestra.com
Liquid Kactus “Tiddly Winks” – Straight Crooked CD www.liquidkactus.com
Kelly Zullo & The Phunkgrass “Gypsy” – Live at Natalie’s CD www.kellyzullo.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Occupy Your Own Mind” – Wage Love CD www.fredgillenjr.com
HeadShy “Sister” – La Belle Epoque CD www.headshy.com
David Williams “Little Prayers Of Belief” – Little Prayers Of Belief CD www.realdavidwilliams.com
***
Running time:  70 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
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:
This show was published 2/14/15:
Opening music:
Robert Sadin “Amour me fait desirer” “Tu, meu sonho vivo” “Comment” – Art Of
Love: Music Of Machaut CD http://www.robertsadin.com
****
Jonathan Byrd “Starlight” – You Can’t Outrun The Radio CD
Peter Mulvey “Trempealeau” -Silver Ladder CD http://www.petermulvey.com
James Houlahan “Red Knife Mountain” – Misfit Hymns CD http://www.jameshoulahan.com
The Keller Sisters “Ballad of Varla Jean” – House Of Cards CD
Marchan Noelle “Now And Then” – The Witching Hour CD http://www.marchannoelle.com
***
Rory Taillon & The Old Souls “Drinking Until Sober” – It’s Not Black & White
Herbie D & The Dangermen “I’ll Have Another” – Dangerous With Blues CD
The Kurt Henry Band “I Hear My Name” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD
Rachel Schain “Flown” – LilacFace CD http://www.rachelschain.com
Jo Wymer “Rearview Mirror” http://www.jowymer.com
Animato “Lovers Leap” – s/t CD http://www.animatoband.com
***
The Portraits “Difference” – Life In Sepia CD http://www.theportraitsmusic.com
Kathy Zimmer “Lost Boys” – Static Unlimited CD http://www.kathyzimmermusic.com
Carolann Solebello “Brooklyn In The Rain” – Steel And Salt CD
Heather Pierson “Good Girl Blues” – Motherless Child CD
Judy Insley “Roll On” – Remember Beautiful CD http://www.judyinsley.com
***
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
Running time: 144 minutos
Atmosphere:  lovelight
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:
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
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue week of 2/8/15 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 February 15, 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.
*****
PROJECTS on the docket:
Continued work on the archive….shows from 2006 and older that haven’t been heard since the original live air date!
Inquiring about having RSS service through WordPress, the folks that own my web content.  Does anyone know if I can host my feed through the website?
Making up for lost time now, here’s info about the last 2 shows

RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
From  week of 1/25: With much less music to work with this, I condensed RCB Novus Ordo into the standard program itself.   With the passing of media legend Joe Franklin, I paid homage to the King Of Nostalgia with some very old tunes. 12th Street Rag was the opening theme to Joe’s long running TV show on NYC station WOR.  Dug into the archives to find an older song from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, one that mentions my old neighborhood.  Candice Sand.      New music in the final segment from Mary Gauthier and Camela Widad.    Within the New Music Sampler (the forerunner of RCB Novus Ordo), I was impressed by 3PM, a Baltimore pop-rock band.
From week of 2/1:  On RCB Novus Ordo: Like A Country Song is a movie that received little attention nationally outside of a limited release in Nashville. Billy Ray Cyrus is the lead actor. He contributes the title track to the soundtrack. Instead of that track, I aired one from Alexis. Ozlem Bulut Band might be the first band ever from Turkey to be part of RCB’s programs.  Aradia is based in the greater Seattle area and in fact is playing at Jazzbones on 3/1. Her music is electronica based with an altruistic message.  Sunup was active in the 70s; we hear music from a reissued album plus some extra sounds from Saratoga, the setting for this concept album. Screen Door Porch return with a fuller band and a new album.  Calico have changed personnel a bit and have released, at long last, their debut album, representing ‘California Country’.  On RCB proper:  Skyline Hotel are also new to RCB and have released a seasonal song for winter. I spun “The Skyline Hotel” by The Matthew Show afterward, noting the connection of the song title, along with the fact that his album is titled ‘february’.  One of those unplanned segues.  Pair of Ronstadt recordings back to back in segment 3, which follows a new song from Krista Baroni.  Michael G. Ronstadt, Aaron Nathans, Buddy Mondlock and Terry Rivel shared billing on 2/6 at the Barrington Coffee House, Barrington NJ.  Final segment contains a delightful new song performed by Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt. Danny is a first-class songwriter.

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 2/1/15 show detaiils


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 Internet Archive:
This show was published 2/7/15:
***
Alexis “Real Woman” – ‘Like A Country Song’ motion picture soundtrack CD http://www.melodyroundupmusic.com
Kyle Campbell “Dance With Me” – Sunday’s Beset CD http://www.kylecampbellmusic.com
Özlem Bulut Band “Surme” – Ask CD http://www.bulut.at
Aradia “Slow Ur Roll” – Citizen Of Earth CD http://www.aradiamusic.com
Calico “Lone Ranger” – Rancho California CD http://www.calicotheband.com
Screen Door Porch “Chasin Homesteader Blues” – Modern Settler CD http://www.screendoorporch.com
Sunup “That Ol’ Feelin” – http://www.sunflaresongs.com
Bride & Groom “Across The Bend” – s/t EP http://www.brideandgroommusic.com
***
Running time:  70 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:
This show was published 2/7/15:
Kraftwerk “Computer World” – Computer World
Senor Coconut “Homecomputer” – El Baile Aleman
Chicha Libre “Popcorn Andino” – Sonido Amazonico
Fujiya & Miyagi “Photocopier” – Transparent Things
****
Vance Gilbert “Unfamiliar Moon” – Bad Dog Buffet CD http://www.vancegilbert.com
Chris Smither “All We Need To Know” – Hundred-Dollar Valentine CD http://www.smither.com
Greg Klyma “Unspoken” – pianomandonation CD http://www.klyma.com
Matt Turk “Sorrow Is Loud” – Cold Revival CD http://www.turktunes.com
Karen Collins “Parallel Lines” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD http://www.karencollins.net
***
Dan May “Nothin’ ” – Beacon CD http://www.danmaycd.com
Jiggley Jones “Nothing So Natural” – ..A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light.. CD http://www.jiggleyjones.com
Skyline Hotel “Winter’s Warmth” http://www.skylinehotel.com
The Matthew Show “The Skyline Hotel” – February CD http://www.thematthewshow.com
Butcher’s Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues CD http://www.butchersblind.com
Bern & The Brights “As Long As I’m Alive” – Work CD http://www.bernandthebrights.com
Tom Principato “Run Out Of Time” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD http://www.tomprincipato.com
***
Krista Baroni “Dear Moon Child” – The Alabaster Girl CD http://www.kristabaroni.com
Ronstadt Generations Y Los Tusconenses “I Know What I Know” – Epilogue CD http://www.ronstadtgenerations.com
*Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Rondstadt “Old Joe’s Chair” – Crooked Fiddle CD http://www.aaronnathans.com http://www.michaelronstadt.com
*Buddy Mondlock “A Canary’s Song” – The Memory Wall CD http://www.buddymondlock.com
Robert Bruey “Fracture Of A Sign”- Carousel CD http://www.robertbruey.com
***
Davey O “Man In Motion” – No Passengers CD http://www.daveyo.com
Ben Bedford “Fire In His Bones” – What We Lost CD http://www.benbedford.com
Brooks Williams “New Everything” – New Everything CD http://www.brookswilliams.com
Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt “Two White Clouds” – For Keeps CD http://www.carrieelkin.com
Hungrytown “Under A Broken Sun” – Any Forgotten Thing CD http://www.hungrytown.net
Debra Cowan “One More Before We Go” – Recorded Live at the Bacca Pipes Folk Club, West Yorkshire UK album http://www.debracowan.com
***
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
Running time: 170 minutos
Atmosphere: mercurionimbus
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
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue 1/25/15 show info


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/RCBlive012515

This show was published 1/31/15

Upon the death of NYC radio/TV media pioneer Joe Franklin, I began with some nostalgic music:
Mel Torme “It’s A Blue World” – In The Mood For Love
Duke Ellington “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me”
Roy Eldridge “The Song Is Ended” – The Complete Verve Studio Recordings
Benny Goodman “After You’ve Gone”
Big Tiny Little “12th Street Rag”
***
Elisa Peimer “Set To Fly” – Pull Of The Moon CD www.elisapeimer.com
Marina V “The Strength I Need” – Modern Fairytale CD www.marinav.com
Candice Sand “Heart Of Mine” – Against Concrete Walls CD  www.candicesand.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Jackie” – Flyin’ High CD www.woodstockrecords.com
Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Blind Mind” – Beauty In The Broken CD www.westucker.com
Jack + Jill “Watch The World Disappear” – www.jackplusjill.com
***
New Music Sampler, for one week only, replaces my usual Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo program for at least one week:
3PM “This Is Right” – Slow Me Down CD www.3pm-music.com
Pyramids On Mars “Starjumper” – s/t CD www.pyramidsonmars.com
Loose Roosters “Disintegration Time” – Squaring The Circle CD www.thelooseroosters.com
Brant Croucher “84 Boxes” – Blanco County Lights CD www.brantcroucher.com
The Danbury Lie “Derek Bailey Was Right’ – Fourth Time’s A Charm CD www.thedanburylie.com
Ash & Bloom “Manna For My Soul” – Let The Storm Come CD www.ashandbloom.com
***
Mary Gauthier “Walking Each Other Home” – Trouble With Love CD www.marygauthier.com
Camela Widad “Warriors Of Love” – Warriors Of Love CD www.widadmusic.com
Jodie Levinson “Strong Enough” – Strong Enough EP www.jodielevinson.com
Lili Roquelin “I Saw You” – www.liliroquelin.com
Amelia White “Hollow Heart” – Old Postcard CD www.ameliawhite.com
Roger SIlverberg “Faith Hope Heart” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
***
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols

Running time: 157 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 1/25/15 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
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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*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
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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
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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.

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