Radio Crystal Blue 12/15/13 news

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Miles High Productions
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Each show is usually published by Wednesday or Thursday weekly. There are
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about December 15 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 next edition of RCB Novus Ordo will be the final one for the year. The library is a bit thin and a few weeks off may help to bring the supply up again. This show will return the week of January 5,2014.
Remember, feel free to suggest new music anytime, whether it be from an up-and-comer, or an established artist, or a great compilation or concept CD that I should feature, track-for-track. I love a good story told in music, and that’s what I’d like to convey to an audience. Also, as you may know already, I love liner notes and the ways to properly pronounce names and places.
The holiday seems like one big season from mid November through the first week of January. Here at what passes for RCB central, I am currently amidst a bunch of papers plus computer files, and working on a sports blog, with a new post to be published this afternoon. Tonight I’ll further attack the RCB charts, so we can find out who have received the most airplay and exposure in these 3 months. After that, it’s a simple jump to the Top 100, which I’ll reveal in a twitter countdown show on 12/26. Beyond that, I have to piece together a new all-time list, whose numbers were lost with the death of my hard drive. Chances are I will not be able to recreate it properly. More on the chart page:

I aim to get the final show of the year as early into next week as possible, so you have enough time to savor the music through December.

Despite getting a new camera months ago, as much as I want to use it for live events, I won’t be doing so until I have some regular income. Yes, still in the job market here. Essentially I’ve a clerical/admin/research background across several industries, going back 20 years, all in the Northeast. I’ve spoken to a few people about relocating, tho I’m not sure how to do it on a virtual worn shoestring yet. I don’t have a specific locale in mind, but thus far I’ve targeted a couple of midwest cities.

RCB Novus Ordo: Lowland Hum is the unique sound of Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans. They met during the production of Daniel’s prior album, which received airplay in the last year. Justine Dorsey, all of sixteen years of age, has a new EP, following up an album that you heard me debut earlier this year. Shakeh brings a varied palette of sound on her new album.

RCB proper: Segment 1 focused on male songwriters who largely did the instrumentation of their album themselves, tho none included are truly solo efforts. Segment 2 features artists participating in an early solstice celebration in the Hudson Valley. (12/15, Tribes Hill is a songwriter collective in Westchester in NY, presenting music at members’ homes, music venues, and benefit concerts, and have a presence at regional music festivals. Segment 3 incluces more new music from DB Rielly. New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Professor Louie & The Crowmatix sharing billing on 12/26 at the venerable BB King’s, in the Times Square section of NYC. Segment 4: Jeff Campbell (with Megan Slankard backing him up on guitar and vox) performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday. Surely you’ve watched them perform the song “Save Me” already! If not, head to YouTube. Spun another new one from Patty Larkin’s brand new album. Final segment includes Stefilia’s Stone (Adrienne Fawkes, Carrie Rowan). This segment was devoted to the elements, earth, moon, moths, the sea, and so forth.
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
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.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234


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