Posts tagged ‘Pete Fornatale’

August 24, 2012

Radio Crystal Blue 8/26/12 news


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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about August 29 and will be available for
the rest of the year. It’s true. Even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
shows.
Owing to schedule demands, 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @loco_sosa @LilithKemnitz @laurabsings @GregKlyma @charles_gayle
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Last minute word came that La Resistance, a band whose music you heard on the 8/19 edition, was scheduled for a gig at The Fire here in Philly. I jumped at the chance to attend. Full review of the show at
http://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/08/24/the-fire-philadelphia-82212/
I have video of La Resistance as well, which will appear on my YouTube channel once it’s cleared by the band.

Photos:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152039147880725.900678.684570724&type=1&l=7cb34327ff

COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events. You can see
and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field
recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account
before taking on a job.

Tonight I’m attending this one:
Starring (Northern Spy Records), Guardian Hall, et al, at Kung Fu
Necktie, here in Philly

Looking into the near future, watch and listen for audio interviews of Ariel Publicity clients

I still intend to have RCB swag built with a new logo. It’s long overdue! I might wait until I’m working again to make this happen.
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I am inundated with new CDs. Anything that arrives now might have as long as an 8 week wait to debut. Not only am I seeking new material, I’m also seeking great concept/compilation CDs that I can feature, track-for-track.
QUOTABLE
Desmond Grundy: ” I appreciate the time you put into creating your finely crafted show. Good sound, good songs, intelligent banter.” www.desmondgrundy.com
Larry Brown: “Just listend to the broadcast 8/19/12, It was great. This is what radio should be about. So glad to be a part of this.” http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000089509898
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RCB REVIEW:

RCB Novus Ordo: Oustanding music includes Gigi Love with alternative country/folk from the Rockies, an instrumental piece from Brazil’s Lu Horta, and NYC’s At Sea (latest project by longtime airplay recipient Jason Brody; I first got to see the band last month)

RCB proper: Segment 1: Started with a new song from Jenee Halstead and a recent one from Sarah Blacker. Both songwriters are performing at Adam Ezra’s Ramble in Salisbury, MA, 8/25. The song I spun of Garrison Starr’s “Slow Crawl” will soon have a video by Garrison herself. Fellow West Coast songwriter Lily Wilson was heard afterward. Chris Riffle & La Resistance were on a showcase at Brooklyn NY’s Spike Hill on 8/23. Segment 2 includes music from a brand new EP by Voxhaul Broadcast. Val Emmich is about to launch a new CD. Spun another new one from roots rockers Whisperado. The Portraits (RCB Best Intertional Artists of 2011) will soon send me their new album. Segment 3 was filled with blues and country throughout, including another new song from Karen Collins & The Backroads Band (hearing either pedal or slide guitar through a number of these songs). Closing segment started with Parisian songwriter Hannah Judson and another from her unique-sounding album. A few summer songs also from Meredith Blis and Lynn Hollyfield.

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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 release date.

Not accepting digital downloads unless the material is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list.

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit. I mean
it. Complete it.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
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Pete Fornatale, one of my direct radio heroes, would have been 67 this week. Peter Fornatale, his son, is a writer, editor and..wait for it…handicapper (suprise!). Read Peter’s webbloggery at http://unbearablebetting.com/
Not to be outdone, I’ll post to my handicapping blog about Saturday’s racing at Saratoga www.cblue456.tumblr.com
goshspeed
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234
May 2, 2012

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 4/29/12


Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
weekly podcast.

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This show was distributed on 5/2

Molasses Creek “Here Comes Rose” – An Island Out Of Time CD www.molassescreek.com
Vintage Blue “Speak” – Strike the mics CD www.vintagebluemusic.com
The Long Lots “raise the sun” – in the valleys of our hearts EP www.thelonglots.com
Screaming Daisies “Sun Song” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/screamingdaisiesband
Colin McGrath “Janey” – Yellow Brick Man CD www.colinmcgrath.com
Emily Pinkerton “Cinco Veces” – Ends Of the Earth CD www.emilypinkerton.com
The Steelwheels “Rain In The Valley” – Lay Down, Lay Low CD www.thesteelwheels.com
Sister Girl “Free Bird” – Amazing Things Happen CD www.sistergirlmusic.com
Running time: 56 minutos
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All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
non-derivative. For more info:
www.creativecommons.org
Here’s Radio Crystal Blue proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3:
http://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rcblive042912.mp3

(4) RSS:
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This show was distributed on 5/2/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Memorializing freeform radio’s Pete Fornatale to open this show:
We’re captive on the carousel of time/We can’t return, we can only look behind/From where we came/And go round and ’round and ’round/In the circle game”

Simon & Garfunkel “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
Neil Young “Sugar Mountain” – Decade
Joni Mitchell “The Circle Game” – Ladies Of The Canyon
Tom Waits “The Heart Of A Saturday Night” – Heart Of Saturday Night
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*These artists are performing at the Tunes In The Tombs Festival later in May, in Atlanta:
Screen Door Porch “Polka Dot Dress” – The Fate & The Fruit CD www.screendoorporch.com
von Grey “She’s A Wildflower” – Make Some Noise CD www.vongreymusic.com
Rebecca Loebe “Meridian” – Mystery Prize CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Hudson K “Prayer For Love” – Shine CD www.hudsonkmusic.com
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The Revivalists “Upright” – City Of Sound CD www.therevivalists.com
The StereoFidelics “YAHANT” – live from binghamton CD www.stereof.com
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MJ Hibbett & The Validators “Don’t Darren Don’t” – Dinosaur Planet CD www.mjhibbett.com
Ratham Stone “Lost” – Enough To Last CD www.rathamstone.com
Jerry Cherry “The Meaning” – Life Is Sweeter CD www.jerrycherry.com
HuDost “Carriage” – Trapeze CD www.hudost.com
Stacie Rose “Raw Sugar” – means to an end EP (Alter-Ego dual EP set) www.stacierosemusic.com
Ten Year Vamp “No Risk” – Lust EP www.tenyearvamp.com
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Jann Klose “Doing Time” – Reverie CD www.jannklose.com
Avi Wisnia “Something New” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
Ryan Tennis “Wake Me Up” – goodbye to the ground CD www.ryantennismusic.com
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings “Allegheny River” – another storyline CD www.andyhawk.com
*Allison’s Invention “Ran” – sweet & vicious CD www.allisonsinvention.com
*Lotus Hill “Hooked” – a new sun CD www.lotushillband.com
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*Edie Carey “With You Now” – bring the sea CD www.ediecarey.com
*Peter Mulvey “Are You Sure?” (Willie Nelson cover) – The Good Stuff CD www.petermulvey.com
Kris Delmhorst “Blue Adeline” – Shotgun Singer CD www.krisdelmhorst.com
*Brother Sun “Come With Me” – s/t CD www.brothersunmusic.com
*Red Molly “Come On In My Kitchen” (Robert Johnson cover) – Light in the Sky CD www.redmolly.com
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem “Johnny Brown” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
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Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Moonlight Eyes” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
Steve Quelet “Below the Mason-Dixon Line” – Dance of the Robots CD www.stevequelet.com
Daniel Levi Goans “Silver Tongue” – BrotherStranger CD www.daniellevigoans.com
Mark Erelli “Kingdom Come” – little vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Craig Bickhardt “If He Came Back Again” – Live at Sellersville Theater CD www.craigbickhardt.com
Patti DeRosa “God Bless The Child” (cover)- Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 4 hours, 12 minutes
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All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
non-derivative. For more info:
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 5/6/12
namaste
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Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
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twitter: @radiocblue

April 27, 2012

Radio Crystal Blue 4/29/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations http://www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
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This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
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TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG: (my handicapping blog)  http://www.cblue456.tumblr.com
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 2 and will be available for the rest of the year.
Owing to schedule demands, I usually aim for noon 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each
artist.
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Firstly, I must acknowledge the death of a radio hero, Pete Fornatale, who was one of several inspirations for Radio Crystal Blue many years ago. My condolences are posted elsewhere on the Web. I hope that I can make as much of an impact in people’s lives as he did. I will have a dedicated audio segment focusing on his influence at some point in the next show.
Apart from from learning about music (and radio) from Pete’s example, news came down that Kiss-FM, an R&B/hip-hop programmed station in NYC is also biting the dust, with sports programming taking over.   I have good memories of hearing music in the mid-80′s on this station. It will be missed.  I don’t mind sports programming, so long as it’s sports itself and not so much sports talk.  Still, one more station without music programming takes away more memories from all of us (not to mention royalties).

Fandalism is an invite-only social media website that’s just appeared on the greater Web radar. I’ve just joined tho I’m not exactly certain of its goal outside of friending/following/liking. Initially I see a lot of musicians and producers worldwide, not just the US contingent. http://www.fandalism/radiocblue

The Discussion group is kinda dormant.  Feel free to discuss RCB at http://www.facebook.com/groups/273953255983866/

I’m planning to go to a showcase at The Fire on Saturday. I don’t know any of the artists. That’s the point. I come to be educated and entertained.  I’ll have some pics of the event next week.  I go to about 3-4 shows a month to do photos/video.
I haven’t had interview requests in a while but I wouldn’t mind doing a few.  I do have to upgrade my recorder tho.
My computer is flying strong, tho it still has some issues with audio quality.  I’m pretty confident it’s recording in stereo but my recording software seems to think it’s mono. It could well be the mixer I’m using. For you gearheads, I have a Behringer Eurorack UB802. It might need to be replaced. Anyone with ideas on this?

A simple question for you to answer: What does Radio Crystal Blue mean to you?
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @deviawake @DirtmanTressel @jonregen @TofRedAbbeyBand @musicpartner4
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COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events.  You can see
and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field
recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account
before taking on a job.
Planning to work on 4/28. No other gigs on the horizon just yet.
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Songwriter-activist Lara Herscovitch returns with a new album. Some of the songs focus on the prison population in the US. Arthur Nasson has a new exuberant album that’s all over the musical map.   Adler & Hearne’s new album was recorded at Eddie’s Attic in GA.  Ronstadt Generations are 2 generations of musicians. Michael J. is Linda’s brother; he is joined by sons Michael G. and Petie on the CD “Lulo”, full of music inspired by life experience in the Southwest across 5 generations.

RCB proper: With the passing of Levon Helm of The Band, I memorialized him with 2 songs to kick off this show.  First was Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, whose history is well intertwined with The Band’s. “Restless Islands” features Levon on mandolin.   “Life Is A Carnival” is also covered by The Crowmatix, tho I opted to spin the original here.    the matthew show recorded a song at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis back in February, and this kicks off segment 1. Following this up was a song similar in rhythm and vibe by Deborah Lombardi. She and Josh Joffen performed at a new venue, 89 North, in Patchogue (LI), NY last night.  How about two songs with tuba? Jim Boggia and Tracy Bonham feature this instrument. Both appear at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) on 4/30.  Within segment 2: My Pet Dragon and Levee Drivers are part of the Launch Music Festival in Lancaster PA tonight. Segment 3: Spun from the new album by DC’s Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, then following up with other Americana/folk groups. Segment 4 began with some statements about American life (Aztec Two-Step, Vance Gilbert).
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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than July
2011. No exceptions.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general (not
local/regional) email list.

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: http://www.giglaunch.com.au
All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m
seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS
segments.
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namaste

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

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