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May 17, 2013

Radio Crystal Blue news for 5/19/13

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 22 and will be available
for about 1 year. I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon as
possible thereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.

RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 10 songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Coming up this week is the final of 3 sessions from Ravi Shankar’s “The Living Room Sessions, Part 2″. More info at

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While I fight some depressive moments in the midst of a job hunt (I’ve been out for months, people), avoiding a lot of extracurricular activity, I am bravely going out tonight to cover an event, first one in nearly 2 months. The Miners, whom are part of the 5/12/13 podcast, are performing at Milkboy Philly, in the heart of Center City. I aim to provide a review plus photo and video.
It’s also a very busy week handicapping/investing, as, yes, I am also focused on the horse racing action at Pimlico and the Preakness Stakes. Later on Friday I will publish a podcast that covers some of the action here and other sports. The podcast is called Idealistic Sport Idealistic Sport podcast is available in its own FeedPlayer on that blog page.

RCB Novus Ordo: Edgar Breau was the founder of 70′s Canadian rock band Simply Saucer. He returns with his latest solo effort kicking off this show. Couple of strong voices and songwriting are heard on this show, from both Heather Maloney and Zoe Mulford (a loose concept sort of album “Coyote Wings”).

RCB proper: I came into permission of spinning songs of some top artists from several genres and so you hear a few new names in the mix. Kevin Russell of The Gourds leads his own Americana/roots project Shinyribs. Also new are Texas songwriters Javi Garcia and Dustin Welch beginning segment 1. Both roots songwriters are sharing billing at the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos on May 18. Jack Grace Band and Miss Tess also sharing billing at something called Skunk Funk. It’s happening at the Nelson Odeon in Cazenovia NY, May 25. Love the song by M’Balia referencing guys’ names and their shortcomings in “YooHoo”. Chastity Brown’s music impresses me the more I listen to her grown-up soulful sound, a sound not unlike M’Balia’s tho less pop-oriented. Segment 2: The aforementioned Miners finally get their debut from an album released earlier in 2013. I had first seen the Philly roots band 2 years ago. Late Cambrian returns with a new album. Segment 3: Coming out of depression is a personal theme for me this week, and it made manifest in this segment, notably from new music by Durham NC’s Jon Shain. This was paired with Vance Gilbert and Liz Longley (Vance is a capital F fan of Liz’s). And speaking of, Liz, along with Nerissa & Katryna Nields and Sloan Wainwright are some of the principal performers in this year’s Muses In The Vineyard, May 18, Belvidere NJ. Final segment was extended as I honored a request for a couple of songs (Geoffrey Armes, Hank Stone). What arose was a seafaring theme for the first 6 songs. Included is Debra Cowan, from a UK folk club recording, singing in a capella form both a Rudyard Kipling poem and a John Connolly song. The much-lauded songwriter Jess Klein debuts here in the mix as well. 

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May 9, 2012

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 5/6/12

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Shelly Fraley “Just Don’t Wanna Be Alone” – Hush CD
Shupikai “A-Phila-Dilly” – Collector CD
New Riders Of The Purple Sage “I Know There’s Someone Else” – 17 Pine Avenue CD
Robert Tormica “Everything All At Once” – Originals CD
Jim Allchin “One for the Money” – Overclocked CD
Chip Taylor & The New Ukranians “This Darkest Day” (bonus track) – …All The Perfect People CD
Marc Berger “Montana” – Ride CD
Anais Mitchell “Shepherd” – Young Man In America CD
Running time: 70 minutos
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This show was distributed on 5/9/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music:
Beastie Boys “The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin)” & “Dedication” – Hello Nasty CD
Beastie Boys “Shambala” – Ill Communcations CD
“A butterfly floats on the breeze of a sun lit day/As I feel this reality gently fade away/Riding on a thought to see where it’s from/Gliding through a memory of a time yet to come”
Sci-Fi Romance “Broken World” – The Ghost Of John Henry CD
Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Let It Ride” – Live In NYC CD
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Rings On Your Fingers” – Church Of The Never Wrong CD
*The Kennedys “Kindred Spirits” – Better Dreams CD
*Greg Smith & The Broken English “The Farm” – times like these CD
Heth & Jed “Up On The Farm” – Between the In and the Out CD
Sirsy “Again” (live at Revolution Hall, Troy NY) – BYOB CD
Lisa Biales “Blues Stay Away From Me” – Just Like Honey CD
Kirsten Thien “Treat ‘Im Like A Man” – Delicious CD
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Don’t take me back” – Wasted CD
*Antigone Rising “You Say You Want To Leave” – 23 red CD
*Lisa Bianco “Breakin” – Momentum CD
*These 4 artists are performing at Four Sisters Winery for the Muses in the Vineyard Festival, Belvidere NJ, on May 19 :
Catie Curtis “Let It Last” – Stretch Limousine On Fire CD
Trina Hamlin “Living On Love” – living on love CD
Carsie Blanton “All We Got” – Idiot Heart CD
Christine Havrilla “grounded” – In My Chair CD
Evangenitals “Hard Luck Song” – s/t EP
The Portraits “Old Stone Table” – The Blushing Of A World In White CD
M’Balia “Nobody Coming” – s/t demo EP
Roger Silverberg “Sinking Sailing Ship” – Major Seventh Heaven CD
Beth DeSombre “Cross That River” – At Home In This Town CD
Helen Austin “So Stay” – Song of the week CD
*Carrie Elkin “Landeth By Sea” – Call It My Garden CD
*Danny Schmidt ‘Two Guitars” – man of many moons CD
Closing music: Beastie Boys “Namaste” – Check Your Head CD
Running time: 3 hours, 17 minutes
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 5/13/12

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