Radio Crystal Blue 1/19/14 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
this at
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 23 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

This past week, I took some bolder steps in getting part of my vision out to the world. You know, the vision I posted above. It’s also searchable at my website if you type ‘vision’ in the search area. The different aspects of my life that I want to grow into and live aren’t going anyway. I still feel there are opportunities to do better, and to be more of the person I really want to be. Part of the vision is growing the radio presence to more people. With every tweet and post, I aim to reach new eyes and ears to my place online, and also to bring the sounds of true indie/underground artists to more listeners. Sports is another area that continues to unfold. Last week I submitted an essay to a leading baseball website for consideration. It’s stat-laden but also very original as I created my own formula and provide concrete examples despite its experimental status. Someone will put it to good use! There’s other areas of sport I want to make manifest,and I believe it means connecting with the right person at the right time and always being available.
The work situation remains unchanged. I am seeking better-fitting jobs and leads that will lead to the work I want to do.

Some news from some companies that I support here for a change. You know I champion the premier coffee alternative, Teeccino. They’ve just released a dandelion series of flavors. The root is applied to the standard flavors for Teeccino including their Dark Roast, Mocha and Vanilla Nut (my favorite so far). No gluten, no barley and no caffeine to mess up your innards (I speak from experience!). More at
The Alternate Root online publication, creator of the alternate roots genre, have been on public-access cable in a number of networks across the US. Last week they began their commercial TV network debut on WBIN, which directly reaches most of the New England states, and is also available on some of the satellite and cable networks. Alternate Root TV provides an hour’s worth of live performance and dialogue from the top names in the genre. Some of the names which have been heard on RCB include Patty Larkin, and The Howlin Brothers. Details here:
RCB Novus Ordo: Laura Berman’s music, much of a pop alternative with an inspirational feel to it, returns to my airwaves. I’ve become a fan of Luke Dowler, who has his own spin on alternative and roots.
RCB proper: This edition had a good deal of editing in it, owing to technical issues. My CD player is just about toast now. I need a new one to keep airing any music. Meanwhile I did give a good show, starting in segment 1 with the closing track of The Kennedys’ album 2012 “Closer Than You Know”. “Winter Lies” bookends the album along with “Winter”. Brand new music from Molasses Creek also. This ensemble calls Ocracoke Island, NC, just off the mainland, their home. Segment 2 focused a bit on artists that performed in this year’s prime Light Of Day Foundation showcase events, all around Asbury Park NJ. Disappear Fear makes another appearance here. Followed this up with some blues, and a rather interesting cowboy/hiphop hybrid of music from the gentlman known as DP. Segment 3: South Florida Folk Festival in Walton FL was in focus here, as I gave you music from artists participating in the various showcases along with those in the songwriting competition. That competition strongly resembles the one that the Kerrville Folk Festival organizes. Glad to hear that Steve Chizmadia was one of the winners! Gathering Time were one of the headline acts. I aired a traditional tune from their new album. There was also the thread of travel here (Carolann Solebello, Marci Geller, Annie Wenz). I like Lou Dominguez’s song about a central NJ record store and his memories. Final segment: Red Molly and Antje Duvekot shared several billings in the past week.

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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