Radio Crystal Blue 5/18/14 news

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3: Every show I do has its own podcast page URL. Shows here are kept in perpetuity. Just look for Radio Crystal Blue and Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo, then the date. I use the Sunday date of the week.
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THE VISION I hold for my life and this program:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 15 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.
A thank you to start off with, toward Dallyn Pavey and Dish Public Relations for alerting me to the In The Pocket compilation that you’ve heard in the last 5 podcasts. There’s another compilation that’s on my radar which I hope to receive in the next month.
THE LATEST: I’m wearing a nasal strip for the duration of typing this message.
Besides that, I’m barely hanging in there in terms of finances. I don’t have work yet or a proper source of income at this moment.
I’m watching some local groups do the sort of thing I want to do with this program. Yeah, it’s in my vision, linked up there but it’s worth repeating.
I’d like to do something more along the lines of video that would replicate RCB
I’d like to do more interviews, with more and better equipment.
I’d like to host events in Philly, likely with just 1 or 2 artists on a bill, with local or regional artists that you’ve heard on RCB.
I have other interests that are also pulling me in different directions, more along the sports side of things. The idea I have is still well under wraps but rather ambitious, and may feed my desire for travel, which I’ve barely done since my move here 3 years ago.
What I really like about this program I do is seeing the artists I’ve watched from when they were playing small stages and just starting their 1st or 2nd album with a fair amount of airplay and promotion elsewhere, and then, before you know, they’re among the major touring artists among indie and underground counterparts. And it keeps growing. I am thankful to have played my part in helping to shine those stars with RCB.
And I’m most gratified by the artists who don’t forget where they came from, and especially when they recognize Radio Crystal Blue as a persistent force for good…truth, justice and high-quality music.
I’m still hopeful to find work or some sources of income that will keep me affluent and pay my bills. I still have no plan B or C should eviction really take place.
Haven’t interviewed for work much this year, outside of the work I did in February and March. I’m seeking office and admin work in and around the Philly metro area.
RCB Novus Ordo this week started with the rough-hewn kitchen-sink blues of Fellaheen. If I could adopt a band (or be adopted by), Fellaheen would be it. The Train Wreck Endings, representing Virginia resurface with a new album, as do Olio. Truckstop Honeymoon are a couple and duo with a throwback kind of sound, something along the lines of rockabilly. Mike West and his 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor studio first came onto my radar when I had spun an older album of Shawn Mullins a few years ago. The studio was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and has since been rebuilt in Lawrence KS.
RCB proper: Segment 1 contains an inspired ‘coffee’ theme (Heather Styka, Beth Wood, Ellis). Heather and Beth were part of the Wildflower! Music Festival in Richardson TX this past weekend. Got some blues for you in Segment 2 plus roots rock in focus thanks to The Miners and Australia’s finest in Mustered Courage. Heaps n Heaps are an alt rock band from Los Angeles, and they receive their RCB debut on this show. Final pair of songs from the In The Pocket Sessions album were aired. “Beat Up Guitar” is an absolute classic. Love the guitar solos at the end as well. Jim Boggia is the ideal vocalist for this song. Mind you, I never heard the original tune beforehand. Segment 3: Heather Pierson, Elaine Romanelli and Karyn Oliver took part in SERFA this past weekend in NC. Final segment contained thoughtful and relatively inspirational songs from songwriters> Lara Herscovitch, Beth DeSombre & Patti DeRosa (plus Kim Jennings) took part in a songwriters-in-the-round event at the Paradise Cafe on May 16th, Dedham MA.

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 August 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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