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October 3, 2013

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 9/29/13


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.

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This show was published 10/3:

John Brodeur “One Man Army” – Little Hopes CD www.johnbrodeur.com
Barry Cloyd “I Close My Eyes” – Spirit Dance CD www.barrycloyd.com
Dog Society “Spaceboots” – Emerge CD www.dogsociety.tv
De Stijl “On The Run” (featuring Peter Hook) – single www.destijl.info
Leon Waldo “Without Love” – The Book Of Leon CD www.leonwaldo.com
Joe Nacco “Red” – Chaos CD www.joenacco.com
Carla Bianco “Unknown” – All This Tim CD www.carlabianco.com
Julie Lamb “Kill Me With Your Promise” – Tripping The Light CD www.julielamb.co.nz
Running time: 65 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 10/2/13

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Opening music:
(this particular segment is part of an old RCB tradition)
Neil Young & Pearl Jam “Song X” – Mirror Ball CD
Cowboy Junkies “Late Night Radio” – Sing In The Meadow CD
David Bowie “Thursday’s Child” – Hours
The Way Home “Inventing The Game” “To Reason Why” “She Says” – On So Thin A Line CD www.thewayhomemusic.com
The Way Home recently announced their breakup
Stefani Rose “I Wonder” – Reaching Out CD www.stefanirosemusic.com
Matt The Electrician “John Elliott” – It’s A Beacon It’s A Bell CD www.matttheelectrician.com
Lowland Hum “Twain” – Native Air CD www.lowlandhum.com
McMule “Chester Road” – Whiskeytalk CD www.mcmule.com
Eilen Jewell “Hooked” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Spuyten Duyvil “Temptation” – Temptation CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Fellaheen “Isle Of The Moon” – Death & Frolic CD www.fellaheen.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Some Bad News” – As The Crow Flies CD www.professorlouie.com
Tommy Z “I’m So Tired Of Being Lonely” – Sometimes CD www.tommyzband.com
Herbie D & The Dangermen “Dance The Blues Away” – single www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
Ryan Cain and The Ables “Walk In The Woods” – My Pistol Rides Shotgun CD www.cainandtheables.com
Downward Dogs “Sad Machine” – Familiar Techniques CD www.downwarddogs.com
*Sirsy “Cannonball” – Coming Into Frame CD www.sirsy.com
*Revel 9 “All I’ve Become” – The Razorblade Diaries CD www.revel9.com
Mary Gauthier “Cigarette Machine” – Live At Blue Rock CD www.marygauthier.com
*Carolann Solebello “Put Down The Gun” – Steel And Salt CD www.carolannsolebello.com
*Wool & Grant “Last Man On The Mountain” – s/t CD www.woolgrant.com
Jeff Brown “Harder” – Last Chance CD www.jeffbrownmusic.com
Bryan Dunn “3 Doors Down’ – Sweetheart Of The Music Hall CD www.bryandunnmusic.net
Comic Tales Of Tragic Hearbreak “It’s Been Ages” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
*Tom Principato “Falls Church, Virginia 22042″ – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD www.tomprincipato.com
*Marcy Marxer “Brasil” – Things Are Coming My Way CD www.cathymarcy.com
**Molasses Creek “Scat Reel/Charles In Jeopardy/First Day Of School” – An Island Out Of Time CD www.molassescreek.com
**Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers “Goodbye Monday Blues” – Aragon Mill CD www.sikahn.com
Cary Cooper “Little Things” – Zuzu’s Petals CD www.carycooper.com
Elyssa Rose “Content With A Memory” – single www.elyssarose.com
Sloan Wainwright “My Song” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Indian Summer” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 45 minutos
Atmosphere: tactile, festive
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March 30, 2013

@ Legendary Dobbs 3/29/13


The Legendary Dobbs was as packed as I had ever seen it for the presence of both Rachel Schain and backing band Venice Sunlight. Rachel celebrated the release of her new album “LilacFace” with a full showcase, arranging the entire lineup. I arrived minutes before Rachel’s show having missed John & Brittany, along with the Zombie Girl herself, Noelle Picara. The same Noelle I had witnessed from afar last weekend at Cape May.
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Rachel had her family and superfans plus folks from her job in the audience. She began the set doing a photo of her adoring audience. She would have promoter/songwriter Boy Wonder up for backing vocals, and Tuba Dan on, yes, accordion. Sheila Hershey was on cello for song, as was violinist Donna Smith and guitarist Patrick Allen. Noelle joined on keys for one song as well.  Rachel sung Blondie’s “Rapture” along with a number of songs from the new album, closing with “Rockstar, Bitch!”, arguably her signature tune. The song brought a nice call-and-response. I spotted Paige Allbritton among the revelers. Along with the CD release, there was the announcement of “…It’s a boy.” She has gigs in DC and Midwest cities ahead.

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Venice Sunlight I had first met at nearby Lickety Split, performing as an acoustic duo. it was on a night that was hosted by James Hearne of The Way Home. I have always liked Jayson Verdibello and Dave Cohen’s harmonies and kept watch for their gigs. This was my first time seeing them as a full band. “Hey Logan!” was a favorite, within which Jayson said would get into a Steely Dan solo. (actually more like Thin Lizzy).Jayson was dressed in black casual wear, white tie and expressive smile and gaze to match. A couple of guys in plaid shirts got up on stage to join in on one songs. Superfans? Musicians? Who where they? James Hearne and Rachel sang with them. At the song’s close, Jayson opened his shirt to reveal a t-shirt with the red lines of the now-familiar equality tolerance symbol.
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What more can I type that I have in previous recaps about The Way Home? It’s got everything: a 4-piece that can lounge, they can rock, they can do harmonies like no one’s business. They are truly Philly’s answer to either Counting Crows or The Eagles (not those Eagles). Every show, James wears a long-sleeve business shirt which gets sweaty by song #4, complete with loose tie. Dan Drago, long-time playing partner on bass, dressed with casual cream-white suit jacket and jeans, and one of Rachel’s “Rockstar, Bitch” tees. The band debuted 3 new songs in their set, plus a cover of “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M. Jayson got on stage once more (does he get paid thrice for this event?) to sing harmonies and bang tambourine. And 2 more guys lent tambourine skills to one song as well. I’m always taken with James’s energy which fuels the band and makes them compelling to watch.
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Even more photos in my latest Facebook gallery
December 5, 2012

Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo for week of 12/2/12


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 12/5/12

Ray G Ward & The Light “Child Of The Sun” – Welcome To The Real World EP www.raygward.com
Backnbloom “The Feel” – Music For the Modern Monkey CD www.backnbloom.com
Fablecar “Threes” – s/t CD www.fablecar.com
Revel 9 “Without” – The Razorblade Diaries EP www.revel9.com
Rubytown “For The First Time Again” – s/t EP www.rubytownband.com
Mike Vial “Empty Cup” – Where The Sand Meets The Tide EP www.mikevial.com
Galen Curry “Last Man Alive” – The Way The World Turns CD www.galencurry.com
Beth Whitney “Seattle Rain” – Ukulele CD www.bethwhitneymusic.com
Running time: 57 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:
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
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This show was distributed on 12/5/12.
Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **
Opening music: Forces Of Nature “Stasis” – Journey In Time And Space CD www.intelligentaudio.net

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Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Right Here Right Now” – Afterlens CD www.westucker.com
Remember September “Do You Remember” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Down The Line” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
Shane Cooley “Propose To A Memory” – When It Rains, It Pours CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
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New Music Sampler: An occasional segment featuring tunes from brand new albums:
The Blakes “Paralysis” – Art Of Losses CD www.theblakesband.com
The Young Evils “Dead Animals” – Foreign Spells EP www.theyoungevils.com
The Nonrefundables “Traveling Music” – Nothing To Be Done CD www.thenonrefundables.com
The Gravity Guild “The Game” – I CD www.thegravityguild.com
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Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Old Hollow Tree” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
The Way Home “Letter To Jessica” – On So Thin A Line CD www.thewayhomemusic.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Wings On Fire” – Wings On Fire CD www.professorlouie.com
Downward Dogs “Sad Machine” – Familiar Techniques EP www.downwarddogs.com
Spanking Charlene “Cry Baby” – Where Are The Freaks? CD www.spankingcharlene.com
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CD Focus: The 1861 Project, Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front.
This CD series of 21 original songs remembers and honors the Scots-Irish and Irish immigrants who fought in the Civil War. From the liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album, has a strong connection to Ireland, by ancestry, by birth or just by heart.” All songs performed by producer Thomm Jutz and a number of others. www.1861project.com
From this CD I spun:
“Peace” (writers: Thomm Jutz, Peter Cronin, Ian Smith) – Ian Smith, vox
“Susan Tarleton’s Lament” (writers: Thomm Jutz, Irene Kelley) – Irene Kelley, vox
“I Belong To Ireland” (writers: Peter Cooper, Thomm Jutz, Peter Cronin) – Peter Cooper, vox
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 Dan May “Annee” – Dying Breed CD www.danmaycd.com
Joy Kills Sorrow “Eli” – This Unknown Science CD www.joykillssorrow.com
*Carolann Solebello “Alice” – Threshold CD www.carolannsolebello.com
*Meg Braun “One And Only” – Broken Places CD www.megbraun.com
Sarah Blacker “Perfectly Imperfect” – Perfectly Imperfect EP www.sarahblacker.com
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New Music Sampler #2:
Airmodular “A Higher Road” – Vindication Day CD www.airmodular.com
Ballroom Jacks “I Could Be You” – Do The Wolf Paw Waltz EP www.ballroomjacks.com
Jimmy LaFave “It Just Is Not Right” – Depending On The Distance CD www.jimmylafave.com
Jamie Kuntz “Let Me Take You Out Tonight” – 10 Acoustic Songs CD www.jamiekuntz.com
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Beaucoup Blue “Broken Dreams” – 4 Stories EP www.beaucoupblue.com
Eleanor Fye “Set Me Free” – Love Stays On CD www.eleanorfye.com
Katie Ainge “Now Or Never” – Now Or Never EP www.katieainge.com
Lauren Adams “Watauga River Song” – Secret Heart CD www.laurenadams.com
Cosby Gibson “You May Already Know” – American Dreams CD www.cosbygibson.com
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Closing music: Juaneco Y Su Combo “El Llanto dy Ayaimama” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 15 minutos.

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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 12/9/12

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August 17, 2012

Radio Crystal Blue 8/19/12 news


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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about August 22 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: @Katimac77 @TracyNewman @SongDogsRock @adam_gilbert @BoSoClub
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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.

No show attendance in the last week and not sure I’ll be going to one tonight, seeing how the Philly weather is looking for Friday.
I am going to this one:
8/24: Starring (Northern Spy Records), Guardian Hall, et al, at Kung Fu Necktie, here in Philly
Looking for a 2nd event to attend in the area before the month is out.
SKYPE INTERVIEWS: I got the mic issue solved! I plan to begin interviewing Ariel Publicity clients through Skype on a weekly basis. All audio will be available through the aforementioned ‘field recording/interview’ FeedPlayer.SWAG: At some point in the near future I want to create and distribute (or have
created or distributed at least) some updated RCB logos and swag.

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RCB REVIEW:

RCB Novus Ordo: David Leinweber returns to my airwaves with his latest acoustic album. Award-winning songwriter Lee Feldman is present here with his 4th album. Kati Mac, whom I had interviewed maybe 5 years ago, returns with her latest. You can hear Rob Morsberger on piano and backing vox on “Highway 100″. Rob himself is releasing 2 new albums very shortly and is fighting cancer.I had last met him about 10 years ago supporting Jon Herington.RCB proper: In mid-August I always start with The Velvet Underground’s “The Gift”. Out of this tragicomic piece I always seem to take different directions. This year, having absorbed some history on Serge Gainsbourg, I spun the opener to his 1971 concept album re Melody Nelson. From that lovely pastiche of symphonic rock and spoken word (aha), we go to the spoken word intro and the psychedelics of The Small Faces, then some early Eno, and then the Madchester scene circa 1991 with a long danceable jam from Saint Etienne. Segment 1 following: Two NYC songwriters beginning this one (Bryan Dunn, John Brodeur), then some soft songs through the rest of this segment. Segment 2 begins with MJ Hibbett & The Validators’ concept album Dinosaur Planet. Followed up with live songs by The StereoFidelics and Sirsy. This weekend starts the first ever Liberty Music Festival, centered around The Legendary Dobbs here in Philly, with 74 artists performing. I spun 5 of those artists in one dedicated segment. My favorites are the ones from Venice Sunlight and The Way Home, both with classic pop-rock leanings. Late Cambrian is heard once again here with a great electronic-fueled song that should be in the clubs. All three with songs that remain in my head for days. Beyond this, spun another from The Timid Roosevelts, who are just about to release their new CD. Segment 4: Greg Klyma shares billing with Danielle Miraglia at The Burren in Somerville, MA. You can hear Greg back up Danielle on “See The Light” which I spun following Greg’s tune. Greg, along with Kate Klim and Meg Braun, perform at the upcoming Cutting Edge Of The Campire Festival at Passim, in Cambridge MA. Of course, I spin Meg’s tune “August” here. On the same weekend as the festival in Cambridge is the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival, as I spun music by 4 artists who are part of the lineup (Cary Cooper, Raina Rose, Anna Dagmar, Brother Sun). Closed with Heather Pierson’s summer romance song, plus a Philly subway romance song by Vance Gilbert, and an instrumental from Bolton MA’s Dan & Faith.
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