For me, it’s a chance to start anew from just about rock bottom, as I hit bottom again, but will rise with the full intention of being self-supporting. Is it any better away from the East Coast? The people I’ve spoken to seem to indicate that it’s so.
Be assured that this is not an escape. This is an area that I simply feel inwardly called to be at, and a place that may very well help to foster the vision of a better life for me and all concerned.
There are some visible changes to Radio Crystal Blue too coming up that I assure will draw more eyeballs and more tongues as well as your earlobes. I can’t vouch for other body parts or functions but I think you feel me. On the occasion of what will be the beginning of a 15th anniversary year, this personal year should start out very well and with a stronger intention than before to gain in fame. The concept is mine, yet it should belong to all of you,those of you that support freeform radio and the artistry of airing music, and the stories of their artists, that I believe in.
Meanwhile, there is the whole matter of the moving itself. I’m going to have anywhere from 4-12 boxes coming with me….electronic equipment, books, important papers, clothing. That’s it. I’ll be carrying my laptop and tablet with me, natch. What I seriously need is help with getting the boxes out of here. I have until October 19th to move, per the court judgment. I need some sort of plan of action and the time and & to do it. At least 2 people have mentioned a sort of ‘freight forwarding’ idea. Another couple of people have suggested uShip, which I did partake in, and I did create this:
It’s got one bid, a bid so high I can’t possibly respond to it. There must be a resolution, and I need your help now to see this transition through.
CD FOCUS: I’m reviving this segment to occur during and after the big move. And I have TWO albums to feature, track-for-track this time, over the next number of weeks.
Link Of Chain, A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither, contains 15 songs in all, all by indie and established artists. Chris is a long-time favorite of my show, going back to the 2005 album Train Home. It’s put out by the mighty Signature Sounds label in New England, the first label to take a chance on a 1 year old internet radio, sending me Kris Delmhorst’s “Five Stories” album back in the fall of 2001. Signature celebrates 20 years in business, and I’m happy to spread the word about their presence along with this album. http://www.signaturesounds.com http://www.smither.com
The Grateful Dead,….we know about that group, don’t we? You’ve heard all you could hear about them, right? RIght? Well, out of the deep blue comes an album, or possibly the recording itself, that has never surfaced until now. The Dead, in 1990 was in the twilight of their history, but played a memorable show in Nassau Coliseum, Hempstead NY on March 29, 1990. The show features the presence of no less than Branford Marsalis on a 3-CD collection, titled Wake Up To Find Out. Tip of the hat to Rich Mahan for the generosity in sending it along.
On RCB itself, we hear the words of Agent Dale Cooper. Having thought of my impending move out west, and Agent Cooper’s own connections to Philadelphia, this was too good a start not to air, along with music from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Disappear Fear, Marc Black & Jim Photoglo were a few of the official showcase participants in this past weekend’s SWRFA event in Austin TX. Added some blues in the first segment. Antje Duvekot & Amy Speace co-bill at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. Roger Silverberg held his 9th annual Songwriters In The Round, tho this year changed venues to the BJ Spoke Gallery in Huntington NY. Danielle Miraglia & Ray Lambiase, 2 of the 4 songwriters who participated, are soon to release new albums. The No Fuss No Feathers roadshow continues, which is why you hear me spin Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas back-to-back-to-back. Kept it to folk in the finale with a few ensembles and standard songwriter fare. Molasses Creek continues to host events at the Deepwater Theater on Ocracoke Island, (including their recent Ocrafolk Opry), with a few shows on the US mainland.
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