Radio Crystal Blue week of 2/8/15 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 February 15, 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.
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PROJECTS on the docket:
Continued work on the archive….shows from 2006 and older that haven’t been heard since the original live air date!
Inquiring about having RSS service through WordPress, the folks that own my web content.  Does anyone know if I can host my feed through the website?
Making up for lost time now, here’s info about the last 2 shows

RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
From  week of 1/25: With much less music to work with this, I condensed RCB Novus Ordo into the standard program itself.   With the passing of media legend Joe Franklin, I paid homage to the King Of Nostalgia with some very old tunes. 12th Street Rag was the opening theme to Joe’s long running TV show on NYC station WOR.  Dug into the archives to find an older song from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, one that mentions my old neighborhood.  Candice Sand.      New music in the final segment from Mary Gauthier and Camela Widad.    Within the New Music Sampler (the forerunner of RCB Novus Ordo), I was impressed by 3PM, a Baltimore pop-rock band.
From week of 2/1:  On RCB Novus Ordo: Like A Country Song is a movie that received little attention nationally outside of a limited release in Nashville. Billy Ray Cyrus is the lead actor. He contributes the title track to the soundtrack. Instead of that track, I aired one from Alexis. Ozlem Bulut Band might be the first band ever from Turkey to be part of RCB’s programs.  Aradia is based in the greater Seattle area and in fact is playing at Jazzbones on 3/1. Her music is electronica based with an altruistic message.  Sunup was active in the 70s; we hear music from a reissued album plus some extra sounds from Saratoga, the setting for this concept album. Screen Door Porch return with a fuller band and a new album.  Calico have changed personnel a bit and have released, at long last, their debut album, representing ‘California Country’.  On RCB proper:  Skyline Hotel are also new to RCB and have released a seasonal song for winter. I spun “The Skyline Hotel” by The Matthew Show afterward, noting the connection of the song title, along with the fact that his album is titled ‘february’.  One of those unplanned segues.  Pair of Ronstadt recordings back to back in segment 3, which follows a new song from Krista Baroni.  Michael G. Ronstadt, Aaron Nathans, Buddy Mondlock and Terry Rivel shared billing on 2/6 at the Barrington Coffee House, Barrington NJ.  Final segment contains a delightful new song performed by Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt. Danny is a first-class songwriter.

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
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TWITTER @radiocblue
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