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Radio Crystal Blue 1/20/13 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about January 20 and will be available for
about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I record,
you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older shows. Owing
to schedule demands, I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon as possible
thereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo returns as a separate podcast with 10 (ten) songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of each.
Each week through my January shows I’m airing tracks from The 1861 Project,
a series that touches upon the Civil War experience. We’re up to Volume 2:
From The Famine To The Front. This collection of original music recalls
those families with Scottish and Irish ties who fought in the war. From the
liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album has a strong
connection to Ireland, by ancestry, birth, or just by heart”. More about
this fascinating series at www.1861project.com

On Twitter: Monday RCB Twitter Trivia. Sometime in the 6pm hour ET I will give you 3 questions based on the airplay from the most recent podcast. All you have to do is reply with the correct answer. Good karma for the most correct answers (I’m on a budget, folks) @radiocblue

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE: I’m planning to cover 1 or 2 events a month in Philly. So far, there is one possible event to attend next week and I’m still seeking a second. I do writeups of shows on my website, and share most photos on Facebook, plus video on YouTube.
SHORTY AWARDS:The Shorty Awards honor the best of short-form content across many expressions. This is the 5th annual awards.See who else have won in years past here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorty_Awards You can vote for me to win the acclaimed Shorty Award in the area of podcasting. Just surf to www.shortyawards.com/radiocblue then tick the dropdown area to select the category ‘podcaster’ (‘music’ is the default; this should be changed!). Then fill in a tweet on the page describing why you want yours truly to win the title and the hallowed glassware.
RCB REVIEW (the annotated version):
RCB Novus Ordo: Tom Brislin (Spiraling) is now situated further south and unveils a solo album, performing nearly all instruments. I spun an instrumental from that album.
RCB proper: Elison Jackson’s song “Man About Lowell” would seem to be about a hero, Jack Kerouac. Daphne Lee Martin on backing vox. Elison Jackson’s album is on Daphne Lee’s label Telegraph Recording Company. Veteran bandleader Chris Daniels (The Kings) released a solo album. Included is a section of songs recorded live at Telluride in 1985. The song I spun “Cabin Fever” from the live set was rerecorded in studio for this album as well.
RCB proper: Segment 1: Darius Lux and Sloan Wainwright perform at part of the Posi Music Festival in Orlando FL this weekend. Rather positive (posi, positive, get it?) and daring songs in this first segment, including one recent song from Tall Tall Trees. Segment 2: Eilen Jewell and Miss Tess share billing tonight (1/18) at Narrows Center For the Arts in Fall River MA. I had known of Miss Tess from her days fronting her prior band, the Bon Ton Parade. Her new band, The Talkbacks, swing and rock out a bit more, resembling Eilen’s own sound. DK & The Joy Machine is solo artist Dian Killian and her mountain dulcimer. Spun a special segment of music of artists peforming at the 13th annual Light Of Day Festival, happening all week in South Jersey. (and what’s funny is, I only now get the new Arlon Bennett CD in the mail!) Segment 3: New music from Jamie Kent and Big Rock Club are highlights. Churchill & Justin Levinson are at Higher Ground in Burlington VT on 1/19 (how high up is it?). Segment 4: Spuyten Duyvil & Putnam Smith perform at someplace called Rockwood Music Hall on 1/20. I followed this up with an Amy Speace cover by Red Molly, and a few other songs relevant to the subject of time. Final segment: Honor Finnegan opens for Brother Sun on 1/19 at Circle Of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA. A few more new tunes from Katie Ainge and Heather Pierson round this edition out.
HODGEPODGE OPEN-MIC: The mic, she is open. It is at HodgePodge, a variety/retail music establishment at 1212 South Street here in Philadelphia. I’ve been deputized to guest-host their Friday open mic on January 12 (tonight!). 5 minute performance time. Open to comedians, musicians, poets. It’s the only Friday open mic around! Signup at 730pm, event runs 8pm-10pm. More at http://circamotifs.wordpress.com/about/
Psst: There IS no microphone. Really! Sound travels very well in this establishment.

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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 1/13/13

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
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Kim Edwards “It Was Me” – Wanderlust CD www.kimedwardsmusic.com
Stereo Pirates “Misery” – s/t CD www.stereopirates.com
Tom Brislin “The Outskirts” – Hurry Up And Smell The Roses CD www.tombrislin.com
The Bloody Five “After You” – Unreleased 2012 CD www.thebloodyfive.com
Chris Daniels “Cabin Fever” (Live from Telluride, 1985) – Better Days CD www.chrisdaniels.com
Elison Jackson “Man From Lowell” – I Do Believe She Flew Out The Drain Pipe EP www.elisonjackson.com
Siobahn Hotaling “Soul Study” – Heart On Fire EP www.siobahn.com
Ben Ciampa “The Night” – Mountains Go CD www.reverbnation.com/benciampa

Running time: 72 minutos
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Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssArtists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 1/16/13.

Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Solar Flare” – Tales From The Shed Part 3 EP www.intelligentaudio.net

*Darius Lux “Best Day” – Time Is Now EP www.dariuslux.com
*Sloan Wainwright “Live Out The Best Of Your Life” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
Jason Spooner “Big Fork” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
Chuck Schaeffer “Strangers Again” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Walking The Line” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Tall Tall Trees “Highwire” – Moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
*Eilen Jewell “Warning Signs” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
*Miss Tess “I Never Thought I’d Be Lonely” – Sweet Talk CD www.misstessmusic.com
DK & The Joy Machine “Love (Yourself) Harder” – Love (Yourself) Harder EP www.reverbnation.com/dknthejoymachine
These artists are part of the 13th annual Light Of Day Festival www.lightofday.org
Arlon Bennett “Just Like Them” – Summer’s Voice CD www.arlonbennett.com
Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted “Tomorrow’s Gonna Be A Better Day” – Weeds Kill The Wild Flowers CD www.arlanfeiles.com
Jo Wymer “I Can’t Live Without Your Kiss” – Living With Scars CD www.jowymermusic.com
Lisa Bianco “Breakin” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
B.D. Lenz “Juxtaposition” – Five & Live CD www.bdlenz.com
Jamie Kent “Hold On” – Navigation CD www.jamiekent.com
Blue Rodeo “And When You Wake Up” – The Things We Left Behind 2-CD set www.bluerodeo.com
*Churchill “Change” – Change EP www.churchilltheband.com
*Justin Levinson & The Valcours “Say What You’re Gonna Say” – This Side Of Me, This Side Of You CD www.justinlevinson.com
Changing Modes “Blue” – In Flight CD www.changingmodes.com
Big Rock Club “Mountains” – Exctinction CD www.bigrockclub.com
CD Focus: The 1861 Project, Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front.
This CD series of 21 original songs remembers and honors the Scots-Irish and
Irish immigrants who fought in the Civil War. From the liner notes “Every
singer, player and writer on this album, has a strong connection to Ireland, by
ancestry, by birth or just by heart.” All songs performed by producer Thomm Jutz
and a number of others. www.1861project.com
From this CD I spun:
“Letter To Brendan” (Chris Jones, Jon Weisberger, Thomm Jutz) – Chris Jones, lead vox.
“The Prayer” (Jutz, Peter Cronin, Charley Stefl) – Charley Stefl, lead vox.
“Song Of The Mystic (Jutz, Cronin, Stefl) – Sierra Hull, vox, mandolin
 *Spuyten Duyvil “One Fine Day” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
*Putnam Smith “It Ain’t Time” – We Could Be Beekeepers CD www.putnamsmith.com
Red Molly “It’s Too Late To Call It A Night” – Light in the Sky CD www.redmolly.com
Jeneen Terrana “Time” – See The Light CD www.jeneenterrana.com
Debbie Miller “It’s Been A Day” – Measures + Waits EP www.thedebbiemiller.com
Sarah Blacker “Shoeshine” – Perfectly Imperfect EP www.sarahblacker.com
*Honor Finnegan “Pictures Of Snow” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
*Brother Sun “Sister Moon” – s/t CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Hungrytown “Falling Star” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Katie Ainge “Lighthouse” – Now Or Never EP www.katieainge.com
Stevie Coyle “Penny Wishes” – Ten In One CD www.steviecoyle.com
Heather Pierson “Marble In My Pocket” – The Open Road CD www.heatherpierson.com
Closing music: Geoffrey Armes “After Dark” – Noor CD www.geoffreyarmes.com
Running time: 4 hours 11 minutos.

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non-derivative. For more info: www.creativecommons.orgNext show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 1/20/13