Radio Crystal Blue news 8/17/14

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1: at , right-click on the link titled Click for PopUp Feed Player. That will display the audio player as a page on its own. Find the show you want to hear, click the Details tab to download the show or the play button on top to stream. There’s also an RSS feed button and a number of ways to share the audio player
Shows from these players are kept on the server for about 1 year.
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.
4: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:
RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on Use the search term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
THE VISION I hold for my life and this program:
NEXT SHOW will be published late this week. You will hear music in several segments of top touring indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 6 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
It’s good to be back. It’s my way of saying I’m grateful. Maybe I’m putting myself in alternate dimensions by saying so. The idea is that I’m gaining a sense of life again, and almost never wavered in my vision.  These days, with job training for a possible job in September it seems that I can finally get back to where I once was and go even further beyond, not simply return.   I have to look ahead and be aligned with what’s ahead.
Back to the present.  As you can hear with the newest podcast, the sound’s improved and I found a better solution to how to keep it improved.
I haven’t bought any more time re the rent situation. It seems the only real source will come from the job if I pass the state exam next week.
RCB NOVUS ORDO for the big comeback included entries by 2 NYC pop bands you should know; Changing Modes, and The Larch. I’m thoroughly impressed by Changing Modes’ ever changing sound, getting into more new-wave rock territory than before.  The romantic, and certainly exotic sound of Roxanna’s long-awaited album is in a time and space all by itself, driven by her blessed vocals.   I also was taken by Leslie Evers’s tune “No Dew On The Avenue”, a gorgeous folk ballad centered on NYC and a longing to bridge one’s country roots there.
RCB PROPER: The feeling was one of redemption, survival, triumph, all things I experienced in my unplanned 5-week absence. So I picked out some songs that reflected my psyche, starting and ending with Dylan covers, one by one-time member of Luther Allison’s band, James Solberg.  Neil Young live and direct keeps the spirit strong. I mentioned a short piece I wrote upon the death of Robin Williams.  Me fear the reaper? Never! Segment 1 includes artists who were part of last week’s Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. Included is brand new from Carolyn Currie, who was part of a songwriter competition within the festival. Segment l2: A return to these airwaves by spiritually-oriented songwriter Robin Renee. New songs here too by The Late Saints and Revel 9. We hear these and other artists playing at Finnegan’s Wake all week here in Philly. It’s part of the Liberty  Music Festival.  Segment 3: Claudia Schmidt makes her RCB debut with album number 16. I’ve become a bigger fan of The Sidleys and their fine example of adult contemporary music.  Ditto for Liz Longley, who has amazing personnel in the studio that created her latest s/t effort. More new music, at long last from Nate Currin. And in Segment 4, some originals, at last, from veteran songwriter Matt Turk.
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. 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.
Some products that I endorse without sponsorship include these:
Renfro Foods (makers of my favorite salsa on this Earth) 
Teeccino (a leading coffee alternative) 
Big Train (makers of the Fit Frappe line of protein drinks)  
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.
IDEALISTIC STATS is that other site I do where I have opinions, analysis, education and essays on sports along with the occasional homegrown list and prediction. I’ve no email list built for the blog but I’d like to create such a list among you that appreciate my writing. email me with your interest in joining.   I’ve returned to this week since reclaiming my online presence.
Be seeing you
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

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