Radio Crystal Blue 9/8/13 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about September 11 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.
It’s a new month, and it’s time to send some RCB LOVE out to these folks promoting Radio Crystal Blue on their websites:

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. Haven’t seen much activitiy on the link. Get voting!

Remember to spread the good word of Radio Crystal Blue far and wide to those who appreciate an alternative to what we profess to call alternative radio. Most importantly I want to reach the fans of those artists whose music I’m spinning. Sometimes I wonder why my reach isn’t so great at times. Common sense would dictate that the very fans of the artists might not be hearing the show or receiving my news. Feel free to share the links!

In other news, the rent is due again, and I’m not sure how to pay it, the money doesn’t appear to be there. I did get into a better financial program with one utility and that is helping.
5 years ago this week, here’s a sampling of who received airplay at the time: Pat Wictor, Carrie Rodriguez, Amy Speace, Kyler England, Crooked Still, The Waybacks, John Taglieri, Jodelle, Jim Boggia, Romantica, Carsie Blanton, Danny Schmidt.  More from this show at
The annotated notes of this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Empire Circus is the standout from this program. An alternative pop-rock band that splits time between Dublin and NYC, 2 of their band members were in Stand, which had airplay on RCB for a number of years.
RCB proper: The tradition continues as Persephone descends to the Underworld, and we transition from summer songs to the occasional autumnal ones. All songs in the first segment have been part of this tradition in some form, save Katie Barbato’s tune, lifted from the poetry of Edna. St. Vincent Millay. Pamela Wyn Shannon these days is in Wales, is a mom for the first time, and active in purely creative art, not so much music these days. Segment 2: Meghan Cary & New Sweden take part in this weekend’s Haverford (Havertown PA) Music Festival. Segment 3: More new blues music from Tommy Z, and some new life-affirming rock by Darius Lux. Segment 4: Tae Phoenix’s “I Loved You Then” is an absolute tearjerker. A few male figures are celebrated (von Grey, Joy Kills Sorrow). JKS, along with The Howlin’ Brothers and Amy Speace are among dozens of artists descending upon Nashville for the American Music Association Festival later this month. I couldn’t figure oue the liner notes in The Howlin’ Brothers album, but the songs are of the best quality in folk and roots. Speaking of liner notes, Amy Speace’s latest all contain various Shakespearean quotes, one for each song. Segment 5: Ben Bedford’s ode to a veteran judge is compelling, setting the scene in 1973, the ‘Wounded Knee incident’. Also aired a song from a new album by Midwestern folk talent Andrew Calhoun. He runs the indie label Waterbug. One of his other songs is Moon and Sea, which is the English translation of a song I did spin (ha!) by David Garlitz (based in Paris) right after.

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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
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I continue to seek outstanding concept/compilation albums for future shows, ones I can feature track-for-track. Do you know of one? Send it along!
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

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