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Radio Crystal Blue 3/10/13 news


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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 13 and will be available
for about 1 year. 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 is a separate podcast with 10 songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.
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Reminding you that I’m MC’ing a showcase for Tunes2ya (www.tunes2ya.com ) at the Cape May Singer-Songwriter Fesival on 3/23. The event is at Aleathea’s Restaurant inside The Inn at Cape May. I am seeking a roommate for either Thursday 3/22 or Friday night. www.sscapemay.com

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE:
I was at JR’s Bar to see several local bands plus Dizzy Bats from NY. Review of this event is at https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/03/03/jrs-bar-32313/
VIDEO (decent considering how dark it was): http://youtu.be/kYQYEr9Zdfk
PHOTOS: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152610234185725.1073741825.684570724&type=3

I was also at The Legendary Dobbs last night to see Changing Modes along other bands. I am still uploading all media and haven’t yet written a review. Look for those later on Saturday (today).
This is the last live event I cover for a while until April. I do want to get to some others, but I must be careful of my health. I’ve had some issue with my stomach and wonder if there’s more going on than I know.

OK so I’m not a 3- or 4-letter radio station. I’ve done a lot of things on behalf of this show that those stations do. Awards, online votes, interviews. I just cannot afford it right now. I also wonder if it holds any meaning to do so. I refuse to let people pass my show off as just one more notch on their radio bedpost. I strive to make this freeform program thoroughly unique and accessible. You don’t have to ‘get’ me. But I would appreciate it if you did. And if you do, thank you 🙂

Have you read my other blog? Idealistic Stats provides sports from an alternative & statistical point of view. Working on the most recent edition of a long baseball essay, plus some insight into auto racing, golf, boxing, tennis & even horse racing www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
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RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo: I had seen The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy, sans drummer the prior week, and debuted their second and new album on this show. Craic The Lens puts a subtle Celtic spin on their alternative rock sound. Astro returns with a new album as well. Hank Stone tells me that the untitled bonus track from his latest is titled “Nobody Cried (Invisible Tears)”.
 
RCB proper: Segment 1: Bluegrass-oriented supergroup Barnstar! make a live stage appearance this week, first one since last June, and I follow suit in kicking off the latest show. Stayed in a countrified theme to start. Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers, along with Jessie Kilguss share billing tonight at Red Hook Bait and Tackle in Brooklyn. Steven Graves gets another airing from his new album. Segment 2: As SXSW’s influence creeps in, I built a segment around Jeff Campbell, one of a number of artists performing near the MusicGorilla.com banner during next week’s big festival. I introduced new music from New Sweden (yes, from Delaware) along with more new sounds from The Pinz and Trapdoor Social. Segment 3: All rock for this segment. The Shipwrecks make their debut directly into my rotation. They are an interesting surf/jam band based in Long Island, NY. Segment 4 was more standard contemporary music. Marci Geller & Allison’s Invention will be part of one of the many showcases at that Cape May Singer-Songwriter Festival I keep telling you about, on 3/22. Carolann Solebello & Catherine Miles (The YaYas), along with Karyn Oliver share billing at The Towne Crier on 3/10. Carolann along with Bev Grant host Sharon Goldman at Two Moon Art House & Cafe on 3/15. Final segment got somewhat inspiritational in lyrics. Luke Potter’s uptempo sounds also debut within the rotation. He recorded a few songs with producer/songwriter Bleu, whom I last saw on stage maybe 7 years ago. Honor Finnegan and Anna Dagmar perform as part of the New Haven Folk Consortium House Concert series tonight (3/10)

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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 3/3/13


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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This show was distributed on 3/6/13

Polarcode “Ride Of My Life” – s/t CD www.polarcodemusic.com
The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy “Dark Summer” – Are You Conspirienced? CD www.dansheehan.net
Astro “Blood Lines” – All We See is Sound CD www.astrotheband.com
Public Love Affair “Love Ain’t Cheap” – Soul Shaker CD www.reverbnation.com/publicloveaffair
Craic The Lens “On The Rocks” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/craicthelens
Jupiter Vinyl “Wabash” – Lazy Ash Tree CD www.jupitervinyl.com
Love Mason “Love Always” – s/t EP www.lovemason.com
Amanda Earhart “I’ll Be Down” – Tell Me What You Want EP www.amandaearheart.com
Hank Stone (untitled bonus track) – Until I Saw That Train www.hankstone.net
Jordan Biggs “Brooklyn” – Brooklyn EP www.reverbnation.com/jordanbiggs
Running time: 70 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 3/6/13.

Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Raise The Bridge” – Northern Lights EP www.intelligentaudio.co.uk

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Barnstar! “Northern Rail” – C’mon! CD www.barnstar.bandcamp.com
Evangenitals “Work Song” – s/t CD www.evangenitals.com
Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Moonlight Eyes” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
*Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Riverboat Gamblers” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
*Steven Graves “Let It Ride” – Let It Ride CD www.stevengravesmusic.com
The Kurt Henry Band “Trucker’s Nightlife” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Shane Cooley “Propose To A Memory” – When It Rains, It Pours CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
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These artists are sharing billing during SXSW next week as part of a showcase series presented by Music Gorilla www.musicgorilla.com
Avi Wisnia “Rabbit Hole” – Presents CD www.aviwisnia.com
Rachael Sage “Performance Art” – Haunted By You CD www.rachaelsage.com
Megan Slankard “Soundtracks” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com
Jeff Campbell “Leftside” – Stop And Go CD www.jeffcampbellmusic.com
New Sweden “Shine That light” – The Mountain CD www.newswedenmusic.com
Trapdoor Social “Like You Never” – Death of a Friend EP www.trapdoorsocial.com
The Pinz “Truth’ – Anti-Complacency League CD www.thepinz.com
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 The Como Brothers Band “Underneath It All” – The Speed Of Sound EP www.comobrothersband.com
Changing Modes “The Politics Of Fear” – In Flight CD www.changingmodes.com
Builder Of The House “Running Blind” – I Am a Tidal Wave CD www.builderofthehouse.com
The Mason Affair “Eyes On Fire” – Eyes On Fire CD www.themasonaffair.com
Blue Sour “Hold The Reggae” – S.U.A.D. CD www.bluesour.com
The Shipwrecks “Billy Don’t Surf” – demo EP www.shipwreckslb.com
Voice Of Addiction “Warriors” – Reduce, Reuse, Resist CD www.voiceofaddiction.com
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*Marci Geller “Driving In Manhattan” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
*Allison’s Invention “Ran” – Sweet And Vicious EP www.allisonsinvention.com
**Carolann Solebello “The Shadow” – Threshold CD www.carolannsolebello.com
**The YaYas “Price Of Progress” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
**Sharon Goldman “House Of Stone” – Sleepless Lullaby CD www.sharongoldmanmusic.com
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Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “A Kind Of Answered Prayer” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Luke Potter “Breathe In” – One Day: The Bleu Session EP www.lukepottermusic.com
Sloan Wainwright “I Am Free” – Upside Down And Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
Jennings “Take It Or Leave” – Take It Or Leave CD www.jennings-music.com
*Honor Finnegan “Undone” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
*Anna Dagmar “Falling Star” – Satellite CD www.annadagmar.com
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Closing music: Geoffrey Armes “After Dark” – Noor CD www.geoffreyarmes.com www.noorcd.com
Running time: 3 hours 11 minutos.

All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 3/10/13

Please consider contributing to this unique freeform radio program. RCB cannot exist without the support of listeners and fans of indie/underground/DIY/up-coming/touring talent that I freely share each and every week. There is a PayPal button active at the Home tab and the main post page at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net