Radio Crystal Blue 3/30/14 news

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Each show is usually published by Wednesday or Thursday weekly.
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Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.

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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 April 3 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 6-8 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
RCB QUARTERLY AIRPLAY CHART for the first quarter of 2014 (I know, how many quarters do you think have elapsed already?), will be revealed toward the end of this week. In that chart, you and I will learn who have received the most aiprlay and exposure from the first shows of 2014. The chart page is an accurate snapshot of what I’m currently spinning. As I type this you can see the charts of the previous 4 quarters, the annual and the revamped all-time charts. Like the show itself, the charts are a real labor of love, and sometimes a lot of labor. But the love is there. See for yourself:

I focus on CDs as opposed to downloads, though I make exceptions in the event of albums that are digital releases only. Music must have a 2014 release date or not released otherwise before June 2013. All new albums debut on RCB Novus Ordo; on rare exception, some debut on Radio Crystal Blue proper.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums.
EPK (those are what we call electronic press kits) 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

CDs that fit in the above rules may be sent to
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.

RCB Novus Ordo: I went back to the 4-artist, 2-song format this week, just for this week. Return to the airwaves for folk-rockers Greg Smith & The Broken English, along with guitar/cello group Shanna Underwood and Wanderlost.One of the tunes I spin of the latter is a Utah Phillips cover. Nine Times Blue brings some exciting alternative rock from Atlanta.

RCB proper: 2 special segments this past week with artists who were in Cape May for the big…er…event there. It’s not a conference, a festival or a gathering. Not in the title anyway. Awkward. In those segments we hear some more new music from The Halley DeVestern Band, Paige Allbritton, and Sharon Goldman, along with others I met at the event last year such as Kaydi Johnson and Craig Greenberg . Segment 1 has an Americana feel, starting with brand new songs from songwriters Lauren Adams and Tae Phoenix. I’m enjoying TIm Grimm’s new album with each repeat listen. Not many standard music performances for him lately; he narrates and does music for the stage play “The Grapes Of Wrath”. Segment 3 presents another song from the collaborative efforts of Heather Maloney & Darlingside. Also some new music from Laura Berman (who plays the Center for Spritual Living Circuit in the Northwest US) and songwriter/keyboardist Emiko. Rachael Sage & Marina V shared billing on March 21 in Scottsdale AZ. Segment 5 got back to the Americana/folk vibe. KC Clifford & Claudia Nygaard shared billing on 3/28 in Dallas. We also hear recently released music from Jean Mann and Brooks Williams among the notable.
IDEALISTIC STATS is pretty busy with sports/stats issues. No, it has nothing to do with RCB but it is an outlet for another area of my life that I’ve kept hidden for years. Join my other online presence there by following @radiocblue or reading

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


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