Radio Crystal Blue week of 12/14/14 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
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
2: My podcast provider:  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.
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Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
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Next podcast will be published late into the week of December 14, 2014
This particular show is the final one for the year, a special edition including holiday music, both classic and current, along with some amount of indie and underground artists. There are several traditions with this show that you’ll get to enjoy all over again.
I also am recording an interview with DJ Flowerdove
RCB Novus Ordo will NOT be published this week. RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast that highlights songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
CD FOCUS also will not be included in this podcast.  My track-for-track-coverage of  The Grateful Dead:  Wake Up To Find Out live
concert from 3/29/1990 will return in the first podcast of 2015, which should be the week of January 5, 2015.
It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Some of my other lives, including strong earthly reality, kept calling to me these past few weeks. Some of the issues lay low as the holiday trucks through. I have all my identity, finally, and now am eligible to work.  Purchased a few gifts for several folks, including at a Scandinavian shop, which connects to the local Lutheran university.
The email/domain transfer is now complete.  Please reach me at    Do not contact me through Comcast anymore, as I have let go of that account.  It’s about time I took real ownership of my website! What remains to be done is ensure that all contacts with the old address get acquainted with the new one. I expect that process to continue a few more weeks.
Thanks to everyone that submitted music for the holiday edition. It was a bit tough to make the cut this year, but all is resolved. Sometimes I have to keep songs out of the long rotation for years before they get heard again.
RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo from 12/7: I began here with the latest album from PEI’s (Canada’s) own Catherine MacClellan, daughter of the late Gene MacClellan.  Deborah Henriksson from Sweden and a sense of pop/folk with a Celtic vibe, followed.
RCB proper began with a two-pronged obit: Bobby Keys, saxophonist for so many recordings over a 45 year period, passed away the prior week.  He appears in a long jam as part of the legendary George Harrison album “All Things Must Pass”.    Goodbye Blue Monday was a venue I visited just twice, but I remember the visits very well.  A place with kitsch from top to bottom. More kitsch on stage. A modest number of tables and chairs, small bar section. An openness with its booking, and musicians that built up a great community amongst each other.  As I mentioned on the air, with this being one of several notable closings in NYC, there will still be a need for the underground to express themselves, and hopefully to host a place to hold that need.  My hopes remain high as much as I was sad to read this news.   The song “Goodbye Blue Monday” is by antifolk artists The Feverfew, whom I understand have returned to live performance. Segment 1 includes new music by Ellis Paul, Patty Larkin and Larry Saklad. Segment 2, more of the same by James Hearne and Luke Potter.  Segment 3, Reverend TJ McGlinchey kicks this off. He and Dani Mari have founded a new band called Lovers League, which is soon to embark on a crowdfunding campaign.  Final segment was folky and thought-provoking, plus another track from the religion-themed “The Hibernian Mass” by Switchback.
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 or 2015
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
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
No more mail to Philadelphia, please.
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PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
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