Radio Crystal Blue 1/12/14 news

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Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, 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
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These players are also available at which
renders the player as a Web page.
Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.

(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on with similar download, stream and embed links. Just look for
Radio Crystal Blue and the date of the week I published the show (I use the
Sunday date) The shows kept here will remain in perpetuity.

term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that
don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about January 16 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 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist

I’m putting my digital hat in the ring once again, as I enter the 2014 Shorty Awards, which is a popular online vote honoring ‘the best of social media’ in 200 categories. I am in the Podcaster category. Essentially, for me to win the coveted trophy, I have to secure the most votes. Simple, right? We can do this! Just share and tweet out my profile on their site: When you fill in the reason for nominating me, be sure to select Podcaster in the drop-down area. See where I rank here:
Only real drama this week was on the homefront as I lost some personal items and the pipes freezing here. It was a week where I had to go without a number of items that we take for granted. Further it actually delayed my podcasting for this past week, and I apologize that you’ve had to wait until Friday to hear the first show of the year.
I still have a lot to process, still waiting on $, still pursuing alternative means of income, and continuing to attract interesting people along the way. I remain a sort of hermit as I haven’t pursued thoroughly social activity since my financial situation became worse, which was also the state of things for the majority of 2013.
RCB Novus Ordo was intended to be 8 artists in length, but the discovery of some older albums in the mix reduced it to 6.
As for RCB proper: My opening segment has changed over the years. You’ll recall I used to spin specific songs honoring the new year, and the end of the century, plus an underlying war theme that ran from novelty (“Snoopy vs. The Red Baron”) through anthemic (“New Year’s Day” by U2). This year I stuck to what I did last year, being decidedly wintry, both re lyrics and sound. Brenda Kahn’s tune “Yellow Sun” evokes the immediate aftermath of a NYE party. The song is from my collection of CMJ CD’s from the 1990’s. “Say Hello” from the new album by Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassinis, starts the first proper indie segment of the year. I was one of several folks who volunteered voices for the ‘hello’ you hear echoed in the song. Listen for new music by Shakeh and Spuyten Duyvil in this segment. Amy Speace’s tune “In Salida” is twinned with a passage from Shakespeare’s Richard III in the liner notes of Amy’s latest album . Segment 2 includes blues numbers from Too Slim & The Taildraggers, and Tweed Funk and another new one from Jack + Jill. Segment 3 focused on artists performing at the 5th annual 30A Songwriter Festival, being held in Walton, FL, January 17 through 19. This was the first chance I had to air music from John Gorka, who is soon to release a new album. Final segment includes more new music from Lowland Hum.
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 released before April 2013
Compilations or great concept albums, ones I can feature track-for-track,
are highly encourage
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

EPK submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there
If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234


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