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RCB Archive: September 18, 2005 show reintroduced

Hi everyone. Back we go in the time capsule to 2005.  I was finishing my tenure with a club called The C-Note, having run bi-monthly Monday evenings for 3 years.  That same month I had attended CBGB one last time to see veteran NYC punk and no wave  bands including the Dead Kennedys. From that show, and related stench, I felt a rededication to playing more music from indie and emerging artists, and much less of the major. I was finishing the 5th year of my radio program, which had begun to embrace podcast technology. The owner of the RSS would pull the plug within a year’s time, and I was able to latch onto Big Contact, who are the current RSS host.   I had a page of archival material at Lunarpages which is now no more.
During this particular edition, I recall having lost some battery power and had to use different external equipment…all when I did not own a mixer (that was from 2008 on). I still don’t know how I managed to do it but I did.  I had shared reviews online of shows I had booked with NYC Gigs, with whom I was employed by until 2011 upon my relocation.  I advertised the 169 Bar, which had since changed owners, and has become a Cajun-cuisine restaurant (how about crab mac for $8? Caviar for $35?). I also remember attending a show at Sidewalk Café the week prior and mentioning performers Lowry (backed by Sarah and Claire Bowman), and the mercurial Lach.  Also a show at The Bitter End involving touring trio Julie Loyd, Melineh Kurdian and Liz Clark.
I was also in the midst of my tenure at Live365, where I now had to report my airplay and also pay royalties for the first time.  I had built a following through that and also coloring the experience with more details in my YahooGroup (which still stands, btw: groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/radiocrystalblue)   Opening and closing music for a while were the pieces by TJ Rehmi, ‘chill’ music inspired by his roots in India.
I had styled every featured artists as “Gems”, a title I no longer use.  I also had a 2nd slightly lower title that allowed a smaller airplay feature called Future Stars. These pair of airplay segments would feed into my annual Airplay Vote. I wonder if I’ll resurrect that vote.
The forerunner of my now common RCB Novus Ordo was the New Music Sampler. I would simply air 4-8 songs in one segment, reciting bio of each artist alongside.  I used to do this during the big show itself.  Now it exists as its own show and properly so. One more reason why my shows often checked in at beyond 5 hours!
I cleaned up the audio the best as I could, considering the lower quality level. Because of my PC’s slow computing power, I could only broadcast in about 22 kbps, meaning you could hear the output at 11 kpbs which isn’t all that hot but at least there was a consistent signal. Most weeks, anyway.    Where possible, I have linked every songwriter and band to their most recent official website or place to be contacted.
Also among the highlights are the RCB debut of Jann Klose, Thea Gilmore, Sharon Goldman, and also music from the first recordings by The Mad Tea Party, Antje Duvekot and Amy Speace. There’s even Karen Jacobsen, known to millions as the Aussie voice of Siri.
Here’s how to listen:
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/rcb091805.mp3
Via the Internet Archive, with option s to download, stream and share http://archive.org/details/RCB091805
Or the Stitcher app (iPod, iPhone, Android)  stitcher.com
Opening music: T.J. Rehmi “You Are We Am I (Blue Mix)” – The Warm Chill CD https://www.facebook.com/tjRehmi
Christine Havrilla “Undone” – Ruby Red CD http://www.chrstinehavrilla.com
Sam Shaber “Without You Again” – Eighty Numbered Streets CD http://samshaber.bandcamp.com/
Julie Loyd “More Than I Meant To” – The Waiting Game CD https://www.facebook.com/pages/Julie-Loyd/31087949354
Vicki Blankenship “Blue On Black” – Horizons CD https://www.facebook.com/vicki.blankenship
Amy Speace “Why Not Wyoming” – CD single http://www.amyspeace.com
Girlyman “On The Air” – Little Star CD http://www.girlyman.com
B.D. Lenz “So Far So Good” – Tomorrow’s Too Late CD http://www.bdlenz.com
Sharon Goldman “Uncertainty” & “Change” – semi-broken heart CD  http://www.sharongoldmanmusic.com
Carrie Ashton “Even More” & “Everything In My Heart” – Modern-Day Gypsy CD http://www.reverbnation.com/carrieashtonmusic
Lach “Parade” & “Sixties Girl” – Today CD https://lach.bandcamp.com/
Ahmond “Halo 8” & “It’s Not Wasted” – Perfectly Flawed CD www.ahmond.com
Thea Gilmore “Lip Reading” – Songs From The Gutter CD “Lavender Cowgirl” – limited edition bonus CD http://www.theagilmore.net
Elisa Korenne “About” & “Favorite” – Favorite CD http://www.elisakorenne.com
The Clarks “On Saturday” – Between Now And Then CD www.clarksonline.com
Arms Of Kismet “Clover” – Cutting Room Rug CD http://www.armsofkismet.com
Pale Beneath The Blue “Untitled” – Hologram CD www.http://www.pbtb.blogspot.com/
Stephanie’s id “anna!” – Spiral In CD http://sid.stephaniesid.com/
Black Flamingo “sometimes” – 5 Songz EP https://www.facebook.com/rew.starr
The MeMes “Better Than That” – Slow EP
Tiffany Petrossi “Groove” – Sweet Groove CD http://www.rockinmoms.com
New Music Sampler:
Jann Klose “Black Box” – Black Box EP http://www.jannklose.com
The States “So Near” – Multiply Not Divide CD
Mojo Gurus “Linda Marie” – Shakin’ In The Barn CD http://www.mojogurus.com
Pillow Theory “The Numbness Phase CD – Outpatience CD www.pillowtheory.net
Jed Marum “Miles From Home” – Miles From Home CD http://www.jedmarum.com
Jon Dowling “The Second Time Around” – s/t EP http://www.jondowling.com
Dee Dee Bridgewater “Et Maintenant” – J’ai Deux Amors CD www.sovereignartists.com
Gary Paul Bryant “Last Night In Paris” – Imaginary Piano CD www.garypaulbryant.com
Karen Jacobsen “Not Enough” & “London Town” – Here In My Heart CD http://thegpsgirl.com/
Ron Morris “The Atmosphere Here” & “bring on the blue” – Speak True CD http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ron-morris-mn0001290402
Roberta Chevrette “Every Wind” & “Your Name” – Miss America CD
Andi Rae Healy “These Sounds” & “In The Stars” – Rising CD www.andirae.com
Antje Duvekot “Dandelion” & “Anabelle” – Boys, Flowers, Miles CD www.antjeduvekot.com
Mouse “Autumn Leaves Turning” – For The Dog EP
David L.K. Murphy “Prowler” – Home To You CD http://www.dlkm.com
Christie Leigh “I Gotta Resign” – Strange Life Story CD www.christieleigh.com
Jody Aaron “All I Wanted” – est. 1980 CD http://www.jodyaaron.com
Natasha Alexandra “Refuel” – In Your Face CD www.natashaalexandra.com
Fergus McCormick “I Saw Her On Monday” – Jumping the Gun CD http://www.allmusic.com/artist/fergus-mccormick-mn0000638084
Mad Tea Party “Where The Morning Glories Grow” – 73% Post-Consumer Novelty CD http://www.themadtea.com/
Transmitting “Moonscape” From The Inside CD http://www.janelecroy.com
Closing music : T.J. Rehmi “You Are We Am I (Red Mix)” – The Warm Chill CD
Recorded in 11025 kHz on the Live365 Internet radio network, 9/18/05, since encoded to 44100 kHz.
Running time: 5 hours 32 minutes.
Thanks for listening!
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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Radio Crystal Blue archived show from April 2006 available.

In the first such attempt to recreate a perpetual archive of older Radio Crystal Blue (pre-2012), I made the effort to find any shows I may have saved to disc. I did locate and edit and clean up audio of one show from a series of shows first broadcast on the Live365 Internet radio network.
The show you’re hearing is the 2nd show I ever used with my current podcast partner, Big Contact. The breakthrough at the time was the viral manner of accessing the show. You didn’t have to endure hearing the show on a separate network page; here you could listen with various devices and embed the player elsewhere.

I was also running my annual Airplay Vote, which still awarded not much more than more airplay for top vote-getters. One year, there were actual prizes courtesy of several supporters. I’ve not resurrected the vote since but I may revisit this in the future.
I had stylized a level of artists guaranteed to receive airplay, which I called “Gems”. I’ve since rescinded the elite level.

By late 2005, I was already feeling more and more influenced by the plight of indie artists and less about the major labels. This show in particular is thoroughly indie.

Some great artists are heard here (Shawn Mullins, Lesley Gore). Some were heard of more than once. Some have remained on my radar: (Patti DeRosa, Meredith Blis). Some, I wonder whatever happened to (Washington Social Club, Mike Brick).

Relive this memory anytime you wish. Here are the ways to listen:

Via Internet Archive:
Podcast page:
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCB040906/RCB040906_vbr.m3u
MP3 via M3U: https://archive.org/stream/RCB040906

Play/download: https://archive.org/download/RCB040906/RCB040906.mp3
Zipped file: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive111013/RCBlive111013_vbr_mp3.zip
Ogg Vorbis format also available.
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
This show is archived in perpetuity.

Opening music: Musicians Of The Nile “Salamat” – Charcoal Gypsies CD www.realworld.com
Andrejack “For A While” – Inside Out CD http://www.andrejack.com
Ahmond “Halo 8” – Perfectly Flawed CD http://www.ahmond.com
Shawn Mullins “Solitaire” – 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor CD www.shawnmullins.com
Soul’s Release “Forsaken” – through the feeling CD www.soulsrelease.com
John Taglieri “Now” – Now CD http://www.johntaglieri.com
Mike Brick “All Grown Up” – Straight Up Airport Boulevard CD
Liza & The Wonder Wheels “Clergy Man” – Meet The Animal CD www.lizasongs.com
AIRPLAY VOTE 2006 REVIEW: Spotlighting some of the artists that are part of this year’s vote:

Mancino “Amity” & “Tina’s Little Joy” – Dear International CD
The Larch “Androids” & “Sweat Shop” – Prizes From The Groove Arcade CD http://www.thelarch.com
Meredith Blis “Smile My Blues Away” & “Mighty Aphrodite” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD http://www.meredithblis.com
Miki Huber “New Haven” & “Blow Them Away” – Flutter CD www.mikihuber.com
MAKAR “I Hate My Job” & “The Country Song” – 99 Cent Dreams CD www.makarmusic.com
Loki The Grump “Shockingly Happy” – The Brink EP
The Violets “Cimarron” – s/t EP
The Boroughs “Gone Too Far” – Ostrich EP
Spottiswoode & His Enemies “Building A Road” – Building A Road CD www.spottiswoode.com
50 Cent Haircut “Fiction” – brood or change CD www.50centhaircut.com
Red Lotus “Unmerciful” – s/t EP
Spiraling “Ah, Sugar” – Challenging Stage CD http://www.spiraling.net
Washington Social Club “Are You High?” – catching looks CD
CD Release: *SAM SHABER http://www.samshaber.com
From her new CD “in my bones” I spun “Japanese Tea Garden” & “If You Wonder Where I Go”
New Music Sampler:
The Smiling Strangers “Tender Touch” – Spaces Graces And Smiling Faces CD http://www.thesmilingstrangers.com
The Destroyed “You” – Russian Roulette CD http://www.thedestroyed.com
Opening Axe “You Got Me Worried” – s/t EP
The Ropes “Not Technically Alone” – Kill Her Off EP
Gus Black “Trillion Things” – Autumn Days CD
The Real Be Easys “come the revolution” – s/t EP http://www.realbeeasys.com
Alice Bierhorst “Fire with Fire” – I Think It’s Finally Morning CD
John Leep “As A Rule” – Arrived CD
AIRPLAY VOTE 2006 REVIEW continues:
Munkey Juice “Cob Web Mind” & “Hate Me, Love Me” – Fatty Arbuckle’s Coke Bottle CD
Particle Zoo “Pi In The Sky” & Blue Walrus” – Loneliness & Strangers CD http://www.pzoo.com
Hundred Year Flood “Kingdom Of Cold” & “Pour Over Me” – www.hundredyearflood.com
Anemo “Slowburn” & “Same Day Chore” – Slowburn CD http://www.anemo.co.uk
Carrie Ashton “Everything In My Heart” & “Blind” – Modern Day Gypsy CD
Girlyman “Speechless” – Little Star CD http://www.girlyman.com
Kate Peterson “Loophole” – Undone CD
Abi Tapia “Lone Star” – One Foot Out The Door CD http://www.abitapia.com
Mudfunk “Into The Woods” – Live at the Grind CD
Tina Dico “My Mirror” – Into The Red CD http://www.tinadico.com
Lesley Gore “It’s Gone” – Ever Since CD http://www.lesleygore.com
Patti DeRosa “Choices” – Paradise CD http://www.pattiderosa.com
Closing music: Stellamara “Persephone” – the seven valleys CD www.stellamara.com

Original audio recorded in 11025 Hz, remixed into stereo and 44100 Hz.
This show was 5 minutes and 27 minutes in length, re-edited for clarity down to 5 hours 11 minutes. It originally aired on the Live365 Internet radio network.

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