Radio Crystal Blue 11/24/13 news

Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR:
Miles High Productions
Wampus Multimedia
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
Each show is usually published by Wednesday or Thursday weekly. There are now two main hubs where to hear Radio Crystal Blue
(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.
The FeedPlayer is generated with Flash. If you don’t have Flash, you can get this at

These players are also available at which renders the player as a Web page.

(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on with similar download, stream and embed links.
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TWITTER @radiocblue
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 20 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 the backstory of each artist.

The long-term ARCHIVE PROJECT has begun successfully, as I cleaned up and republished a show I first aired back on April 9, 2006. I was still on Live365, and was doing my annual Airplay Vote, and some of the artists receiving airplay are still active and on my radar. It’s a great example of the purely indie shows I was beginning to do at that time. Also this was pre-Novus Ordo, as I included a ‘new music sampler’ within the show itself…one reason why the original shows were above 5 hours in length!
To access this particular show, head to its podcast page at
I’ll make time in the next few weeks to find another show to share.
The job I had reported receiving never got off the ground. In fact, it was placed on hold. I have many irons in many fires nowadays in terms of finding work, but I am not any closer to interviewing at this time. Also, there is now the very real threat of the eviction process after already bargaining with the landlord. I have to admit I’m scared but I am definitely armed with info and am still planning to stay here as long as I can.

I don’t quite have a place in mind to relocate to and I don’t know if I can reasonably do so with little to no finances (along with the means of transporting what little stuff I have here). If any of you reading this has insight into this situation, please contact me via email:

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: The library here is running thin so I went with a 6-song show instead of my usual 8. Leah Jee and Shauna Burns, both clients of RCB supporter Miles High Productions, are heard first. Leah, from SoCal, has a bracing rockstar stance with elements of punk (a bit like Pink in that regard). Shauna continues her conceptual Celtic-tinged music. Tori Roze & The Hot Mess come highly regarded, and we’ll likely hear much more of this band over tme. Deborah Crooks first received airplay from me back in 2003, and the trend continues with her new album, debuting here as well.

RCB proper: Segment 1 gives us music from TX-area touring songwriters Slaid Cleaves and Mary Gauthier back to back. Both happen to share the same radio promoter; that’s how I got the music. The theme with the first segment seems to be about journeying, and Amanda Pearcy winds up that journey, putting the listener in New Orleans. Segment 2 gives us more new music from Baltimore’s The Last Year, and Pittsburghs’s Carla Bianco. Segment 3: Brand new music from Seattle songwriter Jean Mann in the mix. I noticed after the fact that both she and Rani Arbo cover Springsteen on their recordings. Tony Halchak with a seasonal song here too. Segment 4: Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin continue to double bill across the US. We hear Judy Insley once again from her new album.

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 list.
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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