Radio Crystal Blue 12/11/11

FINALLY I have the opportunity to post and publicly fit media again on the Web. Having ditched the old webhost, I’ve used WordPress to link an .mp3 file.  I project to having about 4 months worth of material I can hold on the blog at once.  Starting a bit small with this long show, the final show from 2011. You know this is as the holiday edition of Radio Crystal Blue.

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This show was distributed on 12/14
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
“Is there a time for tying ribbons/A time for Christmas trees/Is
there a time for laying tables/When the night is set to freeze”
I recited a short story by Jack Kerouac: “Home For Christmas”
Mazzy Star “Flowers In December” – Among My Swan CD
The Raveonettes “Come On Santa” – Wishing You A Very Rave Christmas EP
The StereoFidelics “Carol Of The Bells” –
Avi Wisnia “Maoz Tzur” –
Mark Brine “The Carol Rag (The Christmas Carol NoOne Listens For Rag)” – The Carol 2-CD set
F&M “This Winter Revisited” – Winter Is Coming EP
Christina LaRocca “Memories (Don’t Let Them Fade)” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Wide Open CD
*Danielle Miraglia “Good Times” – Box Of Troubles CD
*Jonathan Byrd “I Was An Oak Tree” – Cackalack CD
ellis “No More Running” – Right On Time CD
debbie miller “a lie” – fake love CD
The Brian Setzer Orchestra “Winter Wonderland” – Boogie Woogie Christmas CD
The Kinks “Father Christmas” – Misfits album
Marianne Kesler “A Christmas Song” –
This is lizzard “Christmas In Summertime”
Shauna Burns “The Gathering” – A Winter Gathering CD
Belles & Whistles “River/White Christmas” –
Frank “halo” – here together CD
Antigone Rising “Everywhere Is Home” – red 23 CD
Joan Ov Arc “Peace Of Mind” – Beneath The Sky EP
Kosmic Daydream “Forgotten Soull” – psychosomatic playground CD
CD FOCUS: New Arrivals, Volume 4:Artists Against Youth Homelessness
Rachael Sage and the staff of her label, MPress Records, curates this fourth collection of DIY/indie songwriters and bands, all with relevant songs re the plight of homelessness.  All net proceeds from retail sales of the CD will benefit National Network For Youth
From this compilation CD I spun:
Walter Parks “Troubadour” –
Dave Eggar “Birdcage”
CD FOCUS: Vermont: VT Artists for VT Relief
This compilation of 18 songs are all from VT artists supporting the continuing relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.  Proceeds from this CD go to the Vermont Red Cross.
From this compilation I spun:
Gregory Douglass “What A Long Year It Was” –
Patrick Thomas “Giving My Christmas”
Buffalo Tom “Frozen Lake” – Let Me Come Over CD
Natalie Merchant “Frozen Charlotte” – Ophelia CD
Larry Saklad “Christmas On The Block”
Adrienne Pierce “The More The Merrier” –
Shane Cooley “Window Shopping For A Long-Lost Lover”
Beth DeSombre “Resolution” –  At Home In This Town CD
The Defibulators “Xmas Ornament” – corn money CD
Jack Grace Band “It Was A Really Bad Year”  Drinking Songs For Lovers CD
Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Loving Man” – Almighty Dollar CD
The Trews “Love Is The Real Thing” – Hope & Ruin CD
Shannon Corey “Christmas On Spring Island”
Vincent Poag “This Christmas” –
Elle B. Willson “Gift Of Love”
Ken & Lisa Theriot “Drink To The Holly Berry” –
Buskin & Batteau “Warm” – Red Shoes & Golden Hearts CD
Eleanor Fye “Love Stays On” – Love Stays On CD
Open Book “There For You” – The Things We Keep CD
Andrew McKnight “Cedars” – Something Worth Standing For CD
The penultimate, final segment, long in RCB tradition, a bit different this year:
Tom Waits “Alice” – Alice CD
Paul Simon “I Am A Rock” – The Paul Simon Songbook CD
Josh Groban “Bells Of New York City” – Illuminations CD
The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) “Fairytale Of New York” – If I Should Fall From Grace With God CD
U2 “Miss Sarajevo” – Pavarotti & Friends For The Children Of Bosnia CD
Jimi Hendrix “Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne” – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year single
Closing music: Enya “The Spirit Of Christmas Past” – And Winter Came CD
Running time: 5 hours, 46 minutos (just like the old days)
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