Radio Crystal Blue 9/1/13 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about September 4 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 6 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of each.
POLL: For the first time in months, I’ve built a poll for you to complete. It’s billed as a survey, but there’s just one question involved: What was your most memorable song segue from the August podcasts?
I have chosen several 3-song segues from each of the shows this month. As you know, I choose songs carefully, in order to present a flow to each segment. So, you now get to choose your favorite set of songs. Nothing at stake with the poll, no prizes involved. Voting is already open, and closes September 5 1145pm ET. Direct link:

Back into the wayback machine, here’s what I spun five years ago this week: Arrica Rose & The Paper Hearts; Pat Wictor; Carrie Rodriguez, Crooked Still, Andy Friedman, The Born Again Floozies, The Waybacks, John Taglieri, Carsie Blanton, Romantica and more. Have a look at
The annotated notes of this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: For the first time in a few years we hear from Jodelle, who has a new EP, and a slightly different sound. She’s never been quite off my radar, as she’s backed up Deni Bonet on her new album as well as in concert. Patricia Vonne’s new album, rife with Tex-Mec flair is also a standout.
RCB proper: Back to ancient music I turned. Again, I linchpinned from the prior week’s opening segments to create something a bit less psychedelic, and rather more electronic and experimental. Can’t do much better than a song that’s something of a guilty pleasure. “Paranoimia” by Art of Noise features 80’s relic Max Headroom. The Orb continues to keep relevant here. I’m actually being followed by Kris Weston, aka Thrash, who was very active in the furthering of The Orb’s sound early in their history. Touching upon that history I spun something of their first album. Then bridged to India via the UK (Cornershop, Kula Shaker). Segment 2: 2 big festivals are just ahead, the Storyhill Fest and the Sisters (OR) Folk Festival Amy Speace will be active teaching as well as performing. I anchored her music alongside others who are performing. Notable here is Liz Longley, whose musicianship matches her full-length album’s production just perfecty. Beth Wood gives us a thoughful traveling folk song. Shinyribs (Ken Russell of The Gourds) is heard once again here as well. Segment 3 includes more new music from Jamie Kent. Most of the songs here are ballads, tho the pace quickens on a few including one the aforementioned Deni Bonet. Segment 3 includes songs from the heart (Loretta Hagen, Joy Mills, Jamie Kent). Segment 4 features new music from Too Slim & The Taildraggers, along with another new rockabilly tune from Ryan Cain And The Ables. Segment 5 includes artists that are taking part in the Campfire Festival, Club Passim, Cambride MA. FIrst airplay for Craig Greenberg is included. Final segment: 1 song from Switzerland, another hearkening to Brazil, a pair of intimate songs (DK & The Joy Machine, Vance Gilbert), then a few Americana tunes.

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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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