Radio Crystal Blue 4/13/14 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 Thursday weekly.
(1) via Big Contact, my podcast provider: There is a Feed Player at Just click the link to open it, and select from the
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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
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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 April 17 and will be available
for about 1 year. 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.

I don’t proclaim to have all of the best material from the best indie and underground artists. I might not have the best equipment. Despite these facts, here’s one more for you readers: My heart is in the right place. Radio Crystal Blue cannot exist without people who willfully support the show. I have no desire to be like the commercial stations, no matter how popular and marketed they are. I have enough desire to have the show grow and expand to something where it becomes your go-to for new music and a true sense of radio, in a format that belongs on the airwaves and in this era of podcasting. If I do not have or show that desire, this show fails to exist. That desire is still very strong, and I can only keep it going with those of you who give a damn.
I’ve decided on delaying the quarterly airplay chart until I have more time to devote it to. Nowadays I have much to do in my personal life that must get priority, including a job hunt, financial questions, and related.

PROGRAM UPDATE: I’m happy to report that I will debut a new compilation over the next 5 podcasts, including this week’s edition:
David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia: Sessions contains 10 songs, all from artists with strong Philly ties. Some amazing artists, including members of David’s own band The Hooters make appearances. The Hooters were one of several artists that helped to bring Philly’s own music scene to a national audience
I was at The Legendary Dobbs on Friday, April 11, up on the 2nd floor. Roger Silverberg, Larry Saklad and Brian Harmer did solo shows, and Brian’s wife Valentina Virgilio performed with 2 other guitarists, on a mix of covers and originals. In lieu of a review, I have these links for you:
Video of Roger:

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 July 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.
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

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: Fun raucous music from The Bloody Jug Band, right down to their stage names. Peter Mulvey returns with a new album, and I spun one tune that channels his inner rock-n’-roll start. Sharon Glassman is releasing a series of EPs with the concept revolving around characters in modern day Hoboken NJ. Sharon uses her creative faculties to the fullest, with experience as musician, and actor.

RCB proper: Robin Batteau last week announced his departure from the duo of Buskin and Batteau. I spun 3 songs from the duo’s last albums that he wrote. Segment 1 kept to a certain flow of songs that just, well, works starting with another new tune by Chase Gassaway. Segment 2: The Miners & The Morning River Band, two folk-rock bands in Philly, shared billing on April 12 in Pitman, NJ. Segment 3: Hurray For The Riff Raff is Alynda Segerra, with her brand of American roots. Her album “Small Town Heroes” is largely ode to New Orleans, which she explored pre- and post-Katrina. Jennie Walker returns to my radar in this segment also. Segment 4 is sparse and acoustic. Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, now a trio as they are parents to Rosemary, sing Child Ballad 1.

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

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