Radio Crystal Blue 6/16/13 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about June 19 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 8 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of each.

5 YEARS AGO: This week, all those years ago, I debuted the following artusts:The Kennedys, Tam Lin, Anders Holst, and Afterdawn. On RCB proper: Did focused features on Jann Klose and Pharaoh’s Daughter. Others included in this show were Adam Levy, Jaymay, The Boroughs, The May Fire, Tracy Jane Comer, and The Two Man Gentlemen Band. I type this and wonder out loud why I don’t have active archives from this year. I did preserve a few whole shows on CD. Now, if I can only find them!
I’ve already spoken publicly on the derecho that invaded PA and tore up parts of the Ohio Valley. When I saw that the storm would persist for close to a full day and other options weren’t close to travel to for safety or financially viable, AND the fact that Philly doesn’t appear to have shelters for such a purpose unlike other places, I chose to leave until the threatened derecho passed. From what I’ve read, the storm was indeed tougher on my area than NYC itself. During my stay I met songwriter Daniel Goodman for the first time. Together we enjoyed a buffet Indian lunch and I received something of a tour of one sector of the Garment District.
If you’ve ever enjoyed the game of ‘count-the-jellies-in-a-jar’ as I did as a youngster, you’ll like this game I made up: Guess the amount of shows, songs, and hours I’ve recorded for Radio Crystal Blue from earliest playlist records (mid-2001) to the present. If you need a hint, go to my Yahoo!Groups page, where I’ve preserved all those old records. The thing is, I’ve yet to fully count myself, so we’ll learn something new together. No, there is no prize. If you guess closest, give yourself a prize!
RCB Novus Ordo: HuDost returns to my airwaves with a more acoustic-folk affair this time around, and just one original song on the album at that. The song I spun included cameos from 2 songwriters who wrote the original. Mugga, a prog-psych (psych-prog?) band from Madrid is debuted. Cold Satellite releases their second album; this is the latest effort from songwriter Jeffrey Foucault along with Lisa Olstein. James Durst exemplifies world music; I included a 500+-year-old Viatnamese song in the mix.
RCB proper: More summer songs to start the show include longtime RCB staples by Tangerine Dream and Martha & The Muffins. The Bollywood tune at the beginning remains among my favorite compositions of the genre; I believe it’s actually a wedding song. 808 State’s ex:el album was an touchstone for my early adulthood; the album’s got cameos from Bernard Sumner and Bjork. The piece “Lift” easily fits between the sounds of South India and good ‘ol German engineering. Segment 2: Spun music of a few artists performing at Make Music Harvard Square on 6/22. Segment 3: Debuted the new album from Karyn Oliver, giving the album (and my segment) something of a longing, summer feel. Segment 4 generally rocked out, tho I began with the debut of a new album from songwriter Alan Semerdjian. Segment 5: Cary Cooper and Talia Segal are finalists in the upcoming Telluride Troubador Competition. And we hear another song from Cary’s new album. The YaYa’s share billing across their calendar with Sharon Goldman and Allison Scola(6/21 in lovely downtown Metuchen NJ..I know..I’ve been there), and are touring with Honor Finnegan (6/15, 6/25, 7/5). Final segment: Lynn Hollyfield shared billing on 6/12 with Carey Creed (and spun a track from Carey’s with Lynn as a contributing backing vocalist).

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