Radio Crystal Blue 11/23/14 news


This is the latest edition of my periodic news on behalf of Radio Crystal
Blue, my weekly Internet-based freeform podcast.  Radio Crystal Blue
continually masters the art of freeform radio, with music from top indie,
underground and touring artists from all across the Web and the Earth at
large.
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
2: My podcast provider: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu  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:
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
PROGRAMMING
Next pair of podcasts will be published late into the week of November 23,
2014, tho hopefully before Thanksgiving Day.
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
In addition to the standard fare, CD FOCUS returns to bring
track-by-track featuring of songs by these compilation/concept albums:
Link Of Chain, A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither
The Grateful Dead:  Wake Up To Find Out live concert from 3/29/1990.
http://www.dead.net  I’ve aired disc 1 of 3 over the last few weeks; you’ll get to hear disc 2 over the next several.
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THE LATEST
Truly, miracles abound.  Miracles personally and financially have fueled my psyche and my overall energy.  I intend, within a month, to have my identification matters resolved and I will be able to work in the Evergreen State as a state resident.  There have been some snags, but time and exactness are resolving everything. I’ve learned to be more patient, as well as adapting to changing circumstances at home and out in the world, or at least the world around my new home of Parkland WA.    I’m getting a better sense of where places are, and how to get around.   With some $ coming in, I’m aiming to cover some live events here in the City of Destiny and also attend some spiritually-minded events alongsides.   As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I’m thankful for the opportunity to live out my life in a comfortable place, with a family, and with the opportunity to pursue all my interests.  I’m thankful, certainly, for all of you reading this.
I’ve added some more content to my page on the new social network, Ello. I’d like to leave it for my thoroughly creative side, instead of the wordiness you know me for.
This week’s podcast, plus the next 3 will be my final ones for 2014.  The 12/14 podcast itself is the big holiday edition, with appropo music for the season and the end of the year.  If you have, or know of someone who has any holiday music, please let me know, and I’ll consider it.  If you’ve been a long-time listener, you’ll recall the traditions I’ve put together to make that last show of the year special.      In the interim, between 12/14 and 12/25 I’ll put together the quarterly and annual RCB charts that rank the top 100 for the year. I’ve been lax in getting the quarterlies done but I aim to make up for lost time.  The charts you see on my website are from 2013.
Mail is one issue that has weighed me down the last 2 months.  I actually have received very little mail since the move, except for those whom have my new  mailing address.  I placed a change of address form in the mail, unaware that the  process takes 2 weeks. So, if you mailed me anything in the last few weeks, the mail has more than likely been returned as undeliverable.  This week, I confirmed that all mail is now being forwarded starting this week.
RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Welcoming back The Brehms, a TX-based act with their sophisticated blend of country and jazz.   Veteran bluesmen Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls duet on a new album.  You also get to hear the modern psychedelic rock sound of Tapebenders, straight outta Milwaukee.
RCB for 2 segments featured artists who were part of the big weekend NERFA conference showcases in Kerhonkson NY.  You get to hear more new music from Robert Bruey, Claudia Schmidt, Matt Harlan and Libby  Koch.  Sloan Wainwright and Davey O were on a double bill at the Borderline Folk Club, New City NY, 11/16.  Suzie Brown toured with Jesse Terry for a few shows this month, wrapping up in Falls Church VA on 11/22. It was Suzie’s first tour with baby Josie in tow.  Other highlights include a new song by Spanking Charlene, recorded live; 3 more songs from the Chris Smither tribute album. My favorite is Tim O’Brien’s version of “Origin Of Species”.  Thoroughly enjoyed Rod Picott’s tune “Dreams” that is heard in segment 4.  More new music by Jessie Kilguss is heard here.  Brand new album from Switchback celebrates the Hibernian mass, following the Roman Catholic tradition. The song I spun is homage to the recognized great saints of Ireland.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 album (see above).
EPK (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
121 129th Street South, C8
Tacoma, WA 98444
Any mail sent to the Philadelphia PA address will be forwarded here
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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.
CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
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