Radio Crystal Blue 11/10/13 news

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(1) via Big Contact, my podcast provider: There is a Feed Player at Just click the link to open it, and select from the tabs to download and stream the audio from the particular show. You can also embed the player on your site or blog.
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 13 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 8-10 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
I will also air more music from “Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’
Away from radio, I’m busier with job interviews and money matters. Every day, I feel closer to finding work. Another way of seeing it suggests I’m a day closer to eviction proceedings. I choose to balance everything out and fully intend on the most positive learning experience from every situation. I give attention only to the forward progress of my chosen path. That path includes putting energy into my creations, especially this program. It’s wonderful to get such good feedback from people, sometimes from the artists themselves.The reality of the situation (my reality, ultimately) is that I must raise enough $ to keep myself living here, and to have the means beyond that to get the rest of my life in order and do a radio program. As mentioned up top, you can go to to donate to the cause. The attitude remains focused and vigilant above all. All I can ever want is your assistance to see me through this situation, as you have done before.

It’s good to have the PC back as I am reclaiming some lost downloads and download codes, plus getting a better sense of the RCB rotation as things stand.

My vision is still intact. It’s what I’d do if money truly were no object. It’s how I’d live my life. Read on:
HOLIDAY music: My last show for the year will be the week of December 15. This is the annual show focusing on seasonal music for this time of the year. If you know of artists who have music for Christmas or similar end-of-year holidays, or even simply for December, have them send it along.
RCB Novus Ordo: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks begin this edition with a new album. I spun the title track, the lone original among 8 songs, tho the original does have a Hank Williams Sr feel to it. Voice Of Addiction also returns to the airwaves here; they the leading lights of Chicago-area punk. DownTown Mystic has one foot in classic rock, one in modern, and has serious personnel aboard for their latest album. Jeanette Lynne’s heartfelt style is quickly winning fans. I first saw Jeanette on a showcase event here in Philly. Mabel 1918 is the former band Glasgow.
RCB proper: The influence of the annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference was fully present this week. This conference, which took place in Kerhonksen, NY from 11/7 to 11/10, presented artists in a series of showcases, both private and public among the number of events held there over the four days. In 3 segments you heard me spin music from the major showcases, both formal and ‘quad’. We hear Buddy Mondlock among the formals, and more new music from Disappear Fear, Roy Bookbinder, Harpeth Rising and Spuyten Duyvil among the Quad showcase participants. As for the standard segments: Ellis toured last week across TX with her fellow Kerrville Music Festival New Folk competition winners. The tour culminated at the final edition of the Rice Festival in Fischer TX, with Sarah McQuaid & David Wilcox also part of the large lineup. Also returning to the RCB airwaves is DP, with a good mix of rock and hip-hop. Heather Pierson released her new album this past week and I debut this in the 2nd standard segment. Segment 3: Matt The Electrician is opening act for Kris Delmhorst at Austin’s Cactus Cafe on 11/14. Danielle Miraglia & Greg Klyma share billing at Rochester NY’s Tango Cafe on 11/16.
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a residence.
Please indicate release date. No material from before 2013 accepted.
Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
I continue to seek outstanding concept/compilation albums for future shows, ones I can feature track-for-track (such as “Esperanza”). Do you know of one? Send it along!
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

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