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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 3/8/15 show


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new
music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists
eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Stitcher (iPhone, iPod, Android):
NEWEST way to listen:  Clammr hosts feeds of up to 18 seconds per post. I
have posted audio bites of each song I aired on Radio Crystal Blue’s pair of
podcasts.
Clammr can be accessed via iPod, iPhone and iTunes (but is not a substitute
for the full show)
Join at http://www.clammr.com and add radioblue
If this URL doesn’t work, please request the widget code for your site or blog.
Of course you can also embed the FeedPlayer that holds this and older RCB
shows.
This show was published 3/12/15
Barnstar! “Barnstable County” – Sit Down! Get Up! Get Out! CD http://www.wearebarnstar.com
Live Hart “What Is Love” – Honesty CD http://www.livehartonline.com
Dina Valenz “With My Shades On” – With My Shades On CD http://www.dinavalenz.com
Neptune’s Car “River Street”  – The 45th Parallel CD http://www.neptunescar.com
Rodney Rice “Get Back Home” – Empty Pockets and a Troubled Mind CD http://www.rodneyricemusic.comNet
James Hurley “The Road You’ve Traveled” – Voice and Guitar CD http://www.jameshurleymusic.com
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Running time: 51 minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.
All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
Here’s RCB proper

Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top
songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform
format.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Via Internet Archive (also download/stream/share):
Stitcher (iPod, iPhone, Android):
Hear 18-second audio samples of each song with the new Clammr app:
Clammr can be accessed via iPod, iPhone and iTunes (but is not a substitute
for the full show)
Join at http://www.clammr.com and add radioblue
If this URL doesn’t work, please request the widget code for your site or blog.
Of course you can also embed the FeedPlayer that holds this and older RCB
shows.
This show was published 3/12/15
Opening music: Iggy Pop “Caesar” – American Caesar CD
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Belles & Whistles “Boy Like You” – There You Go CD http://www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
Han “A Letter To Raina” – Radio Flyers CD http://www.han-music.com
Yarn “Good Lady” – Shine The Light On CD http://www.yarnmusic.net
Shawn Amos “I’m The Face” – The Reverend Shawn Amos Tells It EP http://www.shawnamos.com
Danielle Miraglia “Famous For Nothin’ ” – Glory Junkies CD http://www.daniellem.com
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Bloody Jug Band “Asylum Blues ” – Murder Of Crows EP http://www.bloodyjugband.com
Luke Potter “Sadie” – So Sugar CD http://www.lukepottermusic.com
Love X Stereo “We Love, We Leave” – We Love, We Leave EP http://www.lovexstereo.com
Alex Kelly “Veil” – Orange Circle CD http://www.alexkellymusic.com
3PM “Missed Call” – Slow Me Down CD http://www.3pm-music.com
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*Ellis Paul “Love Is A Curious Thing” – Chasing Beauty CD http://www.ellispaul.com
*Vance Gilbert “For Evelyne” – Bad Dog Buffet CD http://www.vancegilbert.com
Klyma “Time Does Fly” – Another Man’s Treasure CD  http://www.klyma.com
Luke Dowler “Hold Up The Sky”  -West EP http://www.lukedowler.com
Antje Duvekot “Glamourous Girls” – New Siberia CD  http://www.antjeduvekot.com
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Aztec Two-Step “Rabbit In The Moon”- Cause & Effect CD http://www.aztectwostep.com
McMule “Deep Dark Places” – Whiskeytalk CD http://www.mcmule.com
Raina Rose “Badlands”  -Caldera CD http://www.rainarose.com
The Keller Sisters”Las Vegas” – House Of Cards CD http://www.thekellersisters.com
Karyn Oliver “Baby Come Back” – Magdalene CD http://www.karynoliver.com
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Spectrum” –  http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
Running time: 154 minutes
Atmosphere: plugs sparking
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.
All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist
without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal
button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
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TWITTER @radiocblue
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Radio Crystal Blue news for week of 6/29/14


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Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
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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: http://www.archive.org 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.
4: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/radio-crystal-blue

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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 4 and will be available for about 1 year. You will hear music in several segments of top touring indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 6 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
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THE LATEST: Firstly my apologies for delivering a newsletter this late. Lately I’m more stressed over the living situation as well as finding work, and that reality has taken supreme focus against anything else I do.
I’m continuing to trust in the universe that there is support when I ask for it, and that I take action just when the situation calls for it. I keep waste to a minimum as well as unnecessary spending.
Along those lines, thanks to those who have donated. The money is going toward my bills and general expenses for living here as well as job hunting.

Also, I’m beginning to work on the quarterly airplay charts which I am to roll out this holiday weekend. They measure who have received the most airplay and progressive amount of exposure on Radio Crystal Blue in 3-month periods.

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RCB REWIND:
RCB Novus Ordo: Glen Roethel, formerly of Gathering Time, receives debut airplay for his first solo album. Peter Calandra has created hundreds of compositions music for film and TV, and Broadway credits that includes Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. We hear music from his latest thematic album. Veteran blues pianist David Vest is heard on this program with his latest. Vaneese Thomas, younger sibling of Carla and Marvell Thomas, and daughter of blues great Rufus Thomas, recorded her latest album. Through the magic of technology, we hear a ‘duet’ of Vaneese and Rufus on an old recording of his. Ashley Davis presents contemporary Celtic music. On “Beside You, Near” we hear the unmistakable voice of Moya Brennan.

RCB proper: For starters, I thought it would be fun to toss in a few snippets of Beastie Boys tracks between the hip-hop tracks that kick off this edition. The tracks I did spin carry a summery vibe. For some, I had P-Funk on the brain, and I did give you Parliament as the initial exclamation point. Segment 1: Brand new album from Sassparilla is one of two new albums they released. Pasajero is the new studio album, and Hullaballoo, which I’ll air sometime later on, is a new live album. Cyndi Harvell, Megan Slankard and Jeff Campbell were part of the first annual Peace, Love & Music Festival at Sunset Beach CA this past weekend. Segment 2 :Ronstadt Generations, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, and Professor Louie & The Crowmatix are part of the upcoming Roots & Music Festival in Westminster MD on 7/12-13. Alex Kelly’s “Orange Circle” is a fun summer song, and you have to see the video of this one. Changing Modes has released a new album, much in the vein of their previous output. Segment 3: Amy Speace, Rebecca Loebe and Disappear Fear are among many taking part in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival on 7/12, Okemah OK (where else, really?). We also hear brand new music from The Currys, a new manifestation of Galen Curry’s material that I had debuted last year. Final segment includes more new music from Kerri Powers and Sharon Goldman.

SUBMISSION GUIDLINES
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 release date or not released otherwise before September 2013. 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 albums.
Electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
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
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
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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, 14 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.

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@ The Grape Room, 8/14/13


A solid night of indie rock took place at The Grape Room on August 14. It was my first visit to the Manayunk venue in months. I was drawn to the showcase hearing that Alex Kelly and Kelsey Warren (Pillow Theory) would do some acoustic music. I hadn’t seen Kelsey in years. Alex and I had been in touch for about a year, and I had spun her music plus interviewed her over Skype in January.  I ended up pretty early to the venue, getting there shortly after doors. Alex and Kelsey didn’t arrive until about midway through the evening. Frankly I wasn’t sure who was scheduled to perform and the venue’s website didn’t give me further indication. Nevertheless, everyone was present and accounted for. 

The Living have just released an EP, and their drummer Cori Barger was kind to give me a download card with their latest music. Hailing from Brooklyn, they clalm to have a folk-rock sound. Hearing the power between the 4 members, it resembled rock-folk…putting the power of rock into their songwriter-oriented material. If it was pop, I’d call it power-pop, but that’s not the case here. The music from their songs online are definitely more folk-oriented, tho the live performance gives a bit more of an edge to it, thanks to Cori’s solid drumming. Talking with him before the show, he mentions that the band has already played notables venues in NYC such as Piano’s and Rockwood Music Hall, and have done some regional touring in the Northeast.

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Two bands who split time between Dublin and New York City were sharing bills, including a show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on August 15. First of these two bands were Empire Circus, a band I had not heard of, but reportedly was a project from another band. I learned after the show that, in fact, two of their members were also in the band Stand, a band I had given airplay to in the past! Stand stood out to me for having a great anthemic sound, not unlike their countrymen in the band U2. Empire Circus have an insistent sound, pushed forth by their lead vox and bassist. Good headbobbing music, quick, a bit of pop here and there but thoroughly rocking. Yes, reminiscent of Stand’s glory days, but Empire Circus’s material is even more accessible.
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The same level of music can be said about Von Shakes, fellow Dubliners who help represent the best of the indies in that city (Delorentos is another such band that I’ve given airplay to). Von Shakes are an exciting 4 piece led by vox/guitar Paddy Brazel, who sported a short Morrissey-like (or is that Joe Strummer) pompadour. Similar to Empire Circus, the guitars rock out and the drummer is super solid. Hugh O’Reilly is on guitar and keys. On one song, Paddy and bassist Cillian help with the drum fills while drummer Ryan blasts away. Gaining a buzz in the world outside the States, it was a treat to see and hear two bands giving it their all on the Grape Room’s small stage. “My Side” I recognized from the band’s website, and it’s an electric tune, a nod to sounds of postpunk and thoroughly modern indie rock alongsides.
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Alex and Kelly opted to play a short acoustic set following all that rock. I stayed for most of that set, as Kelsey strummed a Fender, and Alex poured out seductive soulful sound from her vocals. “Orange Circle”, one song they cowrote, was my favorite of the songs, which is also the title of her CD.
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Lots more photos on Facebook. 

Video of Alex and Kelsey will be linked here, subject to approval.

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 8/11/13


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.

HOW TO LISTEN
(1) Feedplayer at www.radiocrystalblue.net (visible with Flash-supported browsers) Click the pop-up link at the home tab. Each show is available to be streamed and downloaded. You may also put the player up on your site or blog. Archives go back 1 year in time.

If you cannot view the Feedplayer, try a different browser, or get Flash (it’s free), or try my podcast provider:
(2)
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu You will see the FeedPlayer displayed within the Web page.
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was recorded the week of 8/11/13, published 8/15:

Bo Porter “Mama Came To Texas” – Try it, you’ll like it CD www.boporter.com
Buddy Guy “I Go By Feel” – Rhythm & Blues 2-CD set www.buddyguy.com
Slim Loris “While I breathe” – Future Echoes And Past Replays CD www.slimloris.com
Andrea Kirwin “Walk Your Talk” – From The Ground Up CD www.andreakirwin.com
Dina Valenz “Miles And Miles” – Miles And Miles EP www.dinavalenz.com
Stacey Y “I Hope You Know” – Set The Water Straight CD www.staceyy.com
Running time: 45 minutes
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 3.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
www.creativecommons.org
Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at www.radiocrystalblue.net

Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

HOW TO LISTEN
(1) Feedplayer at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net (visible with Flash-supported browsers) Click the pop-up link at the home tab. Each show is available to be streamed and downloaded. You may also put the player up on your site or blog. Archives go back 1 year in time.

If you cannot view the Feedplayer, try a different browser, or get Flash (it’s free), or try my podcast provider:
(2)
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu You will see the FeedPlayer displayed within the Web page.
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was distributed on 8/15/13

“Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now mid-August..”

The Velvet Underground “The Gift” – White Light/White Heat
Luna “Bewitched” – Bewitched
The Boo Radleys “Lazy Day” – Everythings Alright Forever
The Who “Armenia City In The Sky” – The Who Sell Out
The Electric Flag “Flash, Bang, Pow” – ‘The Trip’ movie soundtrack
Procul Harum “Whaling Stories” – Home
Catherine Wheel “Heal” – Happy Days
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Garrison Starr “Between The Devil’s Rain And A Dying Language” – Amateur CD www.garrisonstarr.com
Belles and Whistles “Whisper My Name” – s/t CD www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
Lindsay May “It Ain’t Easy Being Me” – Shimmer CD www.lindsaymay.com
Chastity Brown “When We Get There” – Back-Road Highways CD www.chastitybrownmusic.com
Adia & The 7 Eyes “Ferris Wheel” – Live From The Alley CD www.adiasound.com
The Kurt Henry Band “On A Summer Tide” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings “That Far Away” – Sorta Kinda Maybe CD www.andyhawk.com
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*Kirsten Thien “Women Be Wise” – Solo Live From The Meisenfrei Blues Club CD www.kirstenthien.com
*Voodoo Swing “Cruisin’ With My Baby” – Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos & Scars CD www.voodooswing.com
The Mad Tea Party “Every Way” – Found A Reason CD www.themadtea.wordpress.com
Southbound Drive “Pardon My Interpretation” – s/t CD www.southbounddrive.com
Big Rock Club “Morning Light” – Extinction CD www.bigrockclub.com
Alex Kelly “Orange Circle” – Orange Circle CD www.alexkellymusic.com
Black Vendetta “Hero” – Draconian Backlash CD www.reverbnation.com/blackvendettababy
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Molasses Creek “I’m A Fisherman” – An Island Out Of Time CD www.molassescreek.com
Devon Sproule “Good To Get Out” – Don’t Hurry For Heaven CD www.devonsproule.com
Roger Silverberg “Sinking Sailing Ship” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Deborah Lombardi “Something About A Man” – Sweet Revenge CD www.deborahlombardi.com
Owen Danoff “Song About You”- Never Trust A Man EP www.owendanoff.com
Tom Principato “Part Of Me” – A Part Of Me CD www.tomprincipato.com
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James Houlahan “Ben Riley” – Misfit Hymns CD www.jameshoulahan.com
*Danielle Miraglia “Glimmer Of Gold” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
*Craig Bickhardt “The Real Game” – Live At Sellersville Theater CD www.craigbickhardt.com
*Lizanne Knott “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today” – Standing In The English Rain CD www.lizanneknott.com
*Sloan Wainrwright “Today” – Upside Down And Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
*Aztec Two Step “What Would The Indians Say” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Closing music: Coyote Oldman “Home World” – Under An Ancient Sky CD www.valley-entertainment.com
Running time: 3 hours,44 minutos
Atmosphere: far out
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 3.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
http://www.creativecommons.org
Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net