Radio Crystal Blue 1/25/15 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: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:
4: Internet Archive: www.archive.org   I publish playlists via social media and on my website. Look for the podcast URL that points to archive.org There is a dedicated player for the page, with the same download/stream/share options.  Also, these links will be around as long as the Internet is around.
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 January 25, 2015
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
For this show, I’m changing things somewhat. Read below..
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THE LATEST
Having learned just hours ago of the death of NYC media legend Joe Franklin, I took my own trip down memory lane, and recalled my one and only encounter with the man.  It’s such a story that I just can’t use up spai here to type. I encourage you to listen to this week’s podcast and hear what happened.   I recalled nostalgia not just for the music and clips JF prized (everything from the first half of the 20th century), but also for the radio and TV of the day.  It’s serves as a gentle escape.
To that end, in tribute, I aim to spin the earliest available music from each artist I plan to give airplay to. Just to change things up!  Sometimes the older songs have to come back out of the woodwork.

I also am recalling the project I had shelved for awhile, the idea of refurbishing a series of shows I did in 2005/2006 and placing them in the Internet Archive, suitable for framing.  I want to publish shows that sound much like what I used to do before my rededication to indie/underground music. Before 2006 I had some focus, but it was side-by-side with the majors.  I changed my tune after I had left CBGB  one final time  in October of that year.  You can look forward to hearing an oldie but goodie, for the first time since its original airing, when I was still on Live365.

RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
I had Tanya Donnely in mind early on. She, Robin Lane and Kris Delmhorst perform at The Parlor Room in Northampton MA on 2/8. It will be a benefit show for Songbird Sings, dedicated to healing trauma through songwriting.  If you listen carefully in segment 1, and I know you to be careful listeners, you likely spotted the ‘mountain’ theme in most of these songs.  SONiA of Disappear Fear, plus Sister Speak and Tori Roze appeared at last weekend’s NAMM convention in         Segment 2 got rather bluesy (as it often does). Shawn Amos and Magnus Berg were part of a Blind Raccoon label showcase during the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Altered Five Blues Band, recent RCB debutantes, won the title of Best Self-Produced Album.   Recently released music by The Devyl Nellys (hello again!) and Schwervon! are also must-listens.   I completed the first run-through of songs on the Grateful Dead 3-CD set, “Wake Up To Find Out”.  Segment 3:
Karyn Oliver, Meg Braun & Sharon Goldman shared equal billing at the Heights House Concert Series in Jersey City NJ on 1/25.  A bit of a travelogue unfolds in Segment 4 as well.
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 2014-15 release date. I’ll accept material not older than 6 months from the present date.   Any older material will not receive a featured debut; instead, they will be placed within the long rotation and selection process for future shows.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums\track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums (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
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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, 15 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:
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
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