Radio Crystal Blue archived show from April 2006 available.

In the first such attempt to recreate a perpetual archive of older Radio Crystal Blue (pre-2012), I made the effort to find any shows I may have saved to disc. I did locate and edit and clean up audio of one show from a series of shows first broadcast on the Live365 Internet radio network.
The show you’re hearing is the 2nd show I ever used with my current podcast partner, Big Contact. The breakthrough at the time was the viral manner of accessing the show. You didn’t have to endure hearing the show on a separate network page; here you could listen with various devices and embed the player elsewhere.

I was also running my annual Airplay Vote, which still awarded not much more than more airplay for top vote-getters. One year, there were actual prizes courtesy of several supporters. I’ve not resurrected the vote since but I may revisit this in the future.
I had stylized a level of artists guaranteed to receive airplay, which I called “Gems”. I’ve since rescinded the elite level.

By late 2005, I was already feeling more and more influenced by the plight of indie artists and less about the major labels. This show in particular is thoroughly indie.

Some great artists are heard here (Shawn Mullins, Lesley Gore). Some were heard of more than once. Some have remained on my radar: (Patti DeRosa, Meredith Blis). Some, I wonder whatever happened to (Washington Social Club, Mike Brick).

Relive this memory anytime you wish. Here are the ways to listen:

Via Internet Archive:
Podcast page:
MP3 via M3U:

Zipped file:
Ogg Vorbis format also available.
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
This show is archived in perpetuity.

Opening music: Musicians Of The Nile “Salamat” – Charcoal Gypsies CD
Andrejack “For A While” – Inside Out CD
Ahmond “Halo 8” – Perfectly Flawed CD
Shawn Mullins “Solitaire” – 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor CD
Soul’s Release “Forsaken” – through the feeling CD
John Taglieri “Now” – Now CD
Mike Brick “All Grown Up” – Straight Up Airport Boulevard CD
Liza & The Wonder Wheels “Clergy Man” – Meet The Animal CD
AIRPLAY VOTE 2006 REVIEW: Spotlighting some of the artists that are part of this year’s vote:

Mancino “Amity” & “Tina’s Little Joy” – Dear International CD
The Larch “Androids” & “Sweat Shop” – Prizes From The Groove Arcade CD
Meredith Blis “Smile My Blues Away” & “Mighty Aphrodite” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD
Miki Huber “New Haven” & “Blow Them Away” – Flutter CD
MAKAR “I Hate My Job” & “The Country Song” – 99 Cent Dreams CD
Loki The Grump “Shockingly Happy” – The Brink EP
The Violets “Cimarron” – s/t EP
The Boroughs “Gone Too Far” – Ostrich EP
Spottiswoode & His Enemies “Building A Road” – Building A Road CD
50 Cent Haircut “Fiction” – brood or change CD
Red Lotus “Unmerciful” – s/t EP
Spiraling “Ah, Sugar” – Challenging Stage CD
Washington Social Club “Are You High?” – catching looks CD
From her new CD “in my bones” I spun “Japanese Tea Garden” & “If You Wonder Where I Go”
New Music Sampler:
The Smiling Strangers “Tender Touch” – Spaces Graces And Smiling Faces CD
The Destroyed “You” – Russian Roulette CD
Opening Axe “You Got Me Worried” – s/t EP
The Ropes “Not Technically Alone” – Kill Her Off EP
Gus Black “Trillion Things” – Autumn Days CD
The Real Be Easys “come the revolution” – s/t EP
Alice Bierhorst “Fire with Fire” – I Think It’s Finally Morning CD
John Leep “As A Rule” – Arrived CD
AIRPLAY VOTE 2006 REVIEW continues:
Munkey Juice “Cob Web Mind” & “Hate Me, Love Me” – Fatty Arbuckle’s Coke Bottle CD
Particle Zoo “Pi In The Sky” & Blue Walrus” – Loneliness & Strangers CD
Hundred Year Flood “Kingdom Of Cold” & “Pour Over Me” –
Anemo “Slowburn” & “Same Day Chore” – Slowburn CD
Carrie Ashton “Everything In My Heart” & “Blind” – Modern Day Gypsy CD
Girlyman “Speechless” – Little Star CD
Kate Peterson “Loophole” – Undone CD
Abi Tapia “Lone Star” – One Foot Out The Door CD
Mudfunk “Into The Woods” – Live at the Grind CD
Tina Dico “My Mirror” – Into The Red CD
Lesley Gore “It’s Gone” – Ever Since CD
Patti DeRosa “Choices” – Paradise CD
Closing music: Stellamara “Persephone” – the seven valleys CD

Original audio recorded in 11025 Hz, remixed into stereo and 44100 Hz.
This show was 5 minutes and 27 minutes in length, re-edited for clarity down to 5 hours 11 minutes. It originally aired on the Live365 Internet radio network.

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