Radio Crystal Blue 2/19/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 22.
You will hear music in several segments of top indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands, and also::
RCB Novus Ordo returned this week. This show is one where I spin one song from as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background of each artist.
Hi all! (You too, Bueller.)  What’s new?  For me, diet is better and I’m getting back to some old patterns and changing out what doesn’t work.  Radio work is just fine as I continue to field inquiries from many folks across North America and a bit from Europe.  The other day I received requested material in the form of chill/breakbeat/deep house from the UK. It will likely make for background/intro/outro music for the show. Yes, tho I don’t spin this genre in the rotation, I do like my share of electronica. Years ago, I used music from The Orb for such times.  Maybe it’s time to trot it out again .
Next week I’ll be at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore for the first time. This will be my third attempt at attending, as my bod just didn’t have it in me to travel long distance. Now I’m a lot better and looking forward to seeing two songwriters: Meghan Cary, who’s releasing a new CD, and Marybeth D’Amico, who returns to her PA/NJ/NY roots after being in Germany for a number of years.  I plan to interview Marybeth prior to the event.
I did feel healthy enough to attend Sine Studios‘ first invite-only public event, featuring Lisa Biales, and Ronstadt Generations.  I also attended an acoustic showcase hosted by James Hearne at Lickety Split on South Street.

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Currently I’m attending one show (see above) on 2/25 in Ardmore.  Blank slate otherwise!
On RCB Novus Ordo: Two bands that I saw the last time I visited the now-closed Tritone were North Lawrence Midnight Singers, and Shane Dodd. Both headed the airplay on this program.  Justin James returns to my airwaves. He splits time between various Caribbean points-of-call, and sunny places on the road in the US.  Meg Braun also returns with a new album, produced by Tom Prasada-Rao. The song is inspired by Joan Didion’s book ‘The Year Of Magical Thinking”.

RCB proper:  Relatively short show, this one was. Andrew McKnight & Mark McKay share a bill on 2/26 for a songwriters festival in Frederick, MD. I spun social commentary songs of theirs that kinda rocked.      The young sisters von Grey from Georgia get second airing of their music.    More recently released music from Fallen Riviera and instrumental band A Ghost Like Me are heard in segment 2.   Finished the run of songs from the Vermont compilation CD. Thanks publicly go to Glory Reinstein & Bluebird Promotions and Maletts Bay Records for the opportunity to spin all the music from the disc.   Honor Finnegan heard for a second oonsecutive show the uke diva shared billing with Carolann Solebello on 2/15.  Any segue involving Benyaro is a darn good one. They’re preparing a covers album, and a disc of original ones to follow that for 2013.  I almost forgot they’re based in WY now.  They were in NYC for a number of years.   Spuyten Duyvil and Kath Buckell were on a bill 2/16 in Piermont, NY. Spuyten Duyvil’s tune is a traditional one, while Kath’s is one about an Australian herder, or ‘drover’.    You’ll be hearing a lot more from Kath and Honor in weeks to come.     Looking ahead to Fat Tuesday, spun one from Tom PrincipatoMarybeth D’Amico makes a return to the Philadelphia area next week; I spun a wintry tune from her recently released CD.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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Radio Crystal Blue
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