Radio Crystal Blue week of 8/26/14 news


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Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com
 
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
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HOW TO LISTEN:
1: at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/home , 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: http://www.archive.org 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: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/radio-crystal-blue 
 
CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
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TWITTER @radiocblue
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PROGRAMMING:
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 8 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
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THE LATEST:
I’ve been busier with finding work and opportunity for same. In so doing, I’ve continued to keep my confidence rather high, regardless of the very idea that I might be evicted. The big news is that I did receive correspondence from the apartment owner’s lawyers, giving me 15 days to contest collections, followed by an official complaint.  The court date is September 26. I have not made plans to move and I do not know where I might live that would allow me to pursue work and this radio project, among other matters.  I also could use a really good landlord/tenant attorney.  The only bargaining chip I might have is if I have promise of work and the ability to pay back rent.  Otherwise I’m not sure what I’ll do.

Comcast was able to solve my network cable issues, whereas my connection was very slow to download and stream anything.   During the relative downtime, the only matter I couldn’t solve was getting last week’s podcast available on the Internet Archive.   Today, finally, I did successfully completed the upload and here’s where you can access it:

There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. Shows in this FeedPlayer are archived for a year.
 
Via Internet Archive:
 
RCB REWIND:  A tradition started some years ago focused on this one song by The Velvet Underground, “The Gift”, which has its setting in mid-August.  From there I would typically, go into some sort of psychedelic or European segue. This year I catered to the Francophiles..with the infectious “Bongo Bong” by Manu Chao…and music from the great band Luna..who toured with VU in 1991. Luna’s tune “Bonnie & Clyde” was first popularized by Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot. The version I spun is NOT the one from the Penthouse album but from Lunafied, an album of covers.  Segment 1: Debut of Amy Ray’s new album; she, of course, is one half of The Indigo Girls.  Another new tune from Red Molly’s outstanding album is heard, and a Neil Young cover by Miss Tess & The Talkbacks follows. Yes, kept to Americana for this segment. Segment 2 starts out with Americana at least, and another new song from Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt. The duo, along with The Steel Wheels & The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams were part of this past weekend’s Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in Ontonagon Michigan.  Butcher’s Blind, Jiggley Jones, & Jeanette Lynne shared billing at The Legendary Dobbs on legendary South Street here in Philly.  Star Anna debuts here also. She’s a Pacific Northwest songwriter blending rock and country. Segment 3: Matt Harlan, James & Curtis McMurtry & Rod Picott’s music have all come to you thanks to one Jenni Finlay of Austin TX.  The PR firm she runs under her name turned 8 years young this past week with the aforementioned names performing.  Curtis is James’s son and makes an auspicious debut. Too Slim & The Taildraggers shares billing with Zoe Muth at the Pigout in the Park Festival, Spokane WA.  Segment 4 returns Jon Regen to my airwaves. Also spun music of several artists that will appear in next month’s Connecticut Folk Festival in New Haven. Final segment includes the members of the touring No Fuss And Feathers Road Show (Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, The YaYas). Jenee Halstead & Danielle Miraglia have a podcast of their own, and did a split-bill online-only concert last week.
 
 
SUBMISSION GUIDLINES
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
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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.
 
 
Be seeing you
 
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234
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