Radio Crystal Blue 5/4/14 news

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Miles High Productions
Wampus Multimedia
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Sunday date)
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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 May 8 and will be available
for about 1 year. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
ALSO: I will air 2 more songs David Uoskkinen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia “Sessions” album. This concept album contains 10 songs, all from artists with strong Philly ties. 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.

NEW SPONSORSHIP: Moozikoo, a music production company based in Nashville, have come aboard to champion radio Crystal Blue. Moozikoo promotes indie music via their website and a studio presence called Moozikoo Live. They also sell band and concert material such as tshirts and posters. You can even hear a recent RCB Novus Ordo program. Have a look and listen at
I am happy to mention your product or service on the air, and in emails and on my website. Email me for details.
STITCHER is a new presence on the Web with which to hear podcasts. You can download or use Stitcher to listen to Radio Crystal Blue on your iPod, iPhone or Android device. Main link:
Fleshing out the vision: This past week I became enamored with the idea of 1-3 day travel to other cities to see a number of music events and meet people such as the bands and artists you’ve heard me spin music of for years. I have other plans besides music for traveling as well. Not being a driver, it’s not as easy a task as you might think, but there are enough buses and trains and even intercity travel that I can use on the cheap. I don’t have the capability right now to truly take my podcast on the road, but I am thinking strongly about taking such steps, based on its practicality, price, etc. One step to take is getting a laptop, which I am saving for. (Yes, I’m one of those that still uses a desktop).
RCB Novus Ordo: Milwaukee’s finest in terms of blues & R&B, Tweed Funk, make a triumphant return to RCB airwaves with an album borrowing somewhat from the Memphis studio sound. Violet Machine is a promising indie rock trio in Brooklyn NY. I absolutely love their guitar tone..evocative of post-punk. Songwriter Andrew Tinker, a founding member of the Polyphonic Spree, releases his 2nd solo album, playing guitar and piano.
RCB proper: I gave Sweden’s The Plastic Pals airplay in Segment 2. Reading that they were opening for The Dream Syndicate on 3/2 I decided to get out some Steve Wynn’s solo material. The song I spun “Second Best” is exclusive to the Fever Pitch movie soundtrack. You know the movie, with the ending at Fenway Park? Music from Ivy, Marah, Tears For Fears an0d the Dropkick Murphys are the highlights on that album. Gave you 2 other bands with good pop-rock chops themselves, namely Golden Smog and Ryan Adams’ old outfit Whiskeytown. Into Segment 1: Brand new music from Owen Danoff, the enging “Never Been Kisses” ready for radio here and elsewhere. Also notable is new music from Ray Lambiase, whose debut a few weeks ago on RCB Novus Ordo was just outstanding. A few artists performing at the Montauk Music Festival were heard. Yes, the snippets of audio before and after Kevin McWha Steele’s “Stay With Her” are also his. Segment 2: Bryan Dunn & Pi Jacobs appeared on the same large showcase at Rockwood Music Hall on 5/1. Checking in from the UK, MJ Hibbett & The Validators are doing what are now rare gigs together and are more active this month. Recently MJ remarked that it’s the 10th anniversary of his song “Hey Hey 16K” considered the first Internet-based single. I chose to spin a tune from an earlier album of the band’s. RCB debut here from folk rock band The Currys, who shared billing with Flagship Romance at the Gamble Rogers Festival last week, in St. Augustine FL. Antigone Rising puts more country into their rock with a new EP (Garrison Starr co-writes the song I spun). Mary Gauthier featured in Segment 3, following a tender love song by Antje Duvekot. Chris Smither & Hurray For The Riff Raff (hurray indeed!) shared billing billing in last week’s New Orleans Jazz Festival. New album from Tae Phoenix (what a voice) kicks off segment 4.

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 Sugust 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.

SPONSORSHIP: The organizations I’ve listed at the top of this email and those that I mention before the different segments had all agreed in the past to be a sponsor of Radio Crystal Blue. I am happy to mention your product or service on the air, and in emails and on my website. Email me for details.

SYNDICATION: Would you like to access and hear Radio Crystal Blue, 14 years on the Web, on another Internet radio or podcast network? I hope you do. The word about this unique brand of freeform radio is getting to more people every day. My pair of shows deserves to be heard by listeners to established and emerging networks right alongside your other favorite shows on the Web. Email me to inquire.

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



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