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Radio Crystal Blue 12/9/12 news

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STAT BLOG (stats and generally non-music related stuff I think up):
the DAILY (auto-generated online newspaper with selected keywords and
mentions from social media, updated each evening):
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about December 12 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

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

Also: Another NEW MUSIC SAMPLER will be heard. Initially I had felt this would be a one-time revival. But I’ve decided to reintroduce the segment on demand whenever I feel the need to add some extra programming on a show that might seem unusually short compared to others. This segment will definitely not air the week of 12/16.
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @NatalieNicole @Page9StreetTeam @GlenLanding
@ANewTomorrowUK @maninacrowdband
I’m just about at my limit with accepting HOLIDAY music for the final show
of the year, the week of 12/16. Thanks to everyone that submitted and
suggested tunes!

I’ve begun attending a course in Final Cut Pro 7 at PhillyCAM, the
public-access network which I’m a member of. I’ve already completed courses
in production editing and management. So I can now freely borrow field
equipment for use around the city. I’m pretty excited about this. Now I want
to get involved in productions by other members, and eventually muster up
courage to follow-through on one of two project ideas I have sketched out.

RCB LOVE goes to artists that have promoted my radio efforts in November:
Outside of the US, top 3 countries accessing Radio Crystal Blue are the UK,
France, and Canada.
Lot of people have accessed my reviews of events at Legendary Dobbs from
11/29 and The M Room from 11/23.
Most popular photo of the month was this one:

COVERAGE: 3-4 times a month I go out to Philly-area gigs to do photos, some
video, and a write-up on my website afterward. I do this for free, tho at
some point in the future I might want to barter this work or be simply paid.

NEXT shows I’m covering:
Going to two shows at Milkboy in Ardmore
12/14: At Sea www.atseamusic.com
12/29 Ray G. Ward www.raygward.com
RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Long Island NY’s Revel 9 (formerly Gee Davey) have resurfaced with a harder,edgier sound. Galen Curry from Michigan delights with his own brand of love songs. The song “Last Man Alive” includes a kazoo solo. Beth Whitney’s tune “Seattle Rain” sounds like a cafe/coffeehouse favorite.

RCB proper:

Segment 1 includes brand new music from Shane Cooley, who is now focusing on duo gigs with Rosa Wallace. Inside this week’s New Music Sampler are The Blakes and The Young Evils, two touring bands from Seattle who played here in Philly a few months ago. “Dead Animals” by the latter is a very catchy song. Segment 2: Included another recent released song from NYC’s Downward Dogs and Spanking Charlene. Segment 3: One word personal subjects color this one (Dan May, Joy Kills Sorrow, Carolann Solebello). Carolann, with Meg Braun, perform December 9th, at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn NY. New Music Sampler #2 introduces us to veteran songwriter Jimmy LaFave among others. Final segment includes brand new music from mystical songwriter Cosby Gibson.

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234


Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 11/18/12

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
weekly podcast.
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The Silver Snails “Beatrice Russo” – The 7 Melodies CD www.thesilversnails.com
Bourbon & Bliss “All Lined Up” – A Drop Of Romance EP www.reverbnation.com/bourbonbliss
Vagus “go” – Pronounced:Vegas EP www.vagusmusic.com
Irina “Something About You” – single www.irinaglobal.com
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Sword & Pen” – King Fisher King CD www.sons.com
Justin McMahon “Pretty Words” – Second Chances & Irreparable Mistakes CD www.justinmcmahon.com
Sarah Solovay “Superwoman” – Superwoman EP www.sarahsolovay.com
Richard Thorne “Something Is Better Than This” – Coming From The End CD www.richardthornemusic.com

Running time: 57 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:
Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up link at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3 https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/rcblive111812.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 11/21/12.

Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **

Opening music:

Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre (The Massacre Revisited)” – Alice’s Restaurant Massacre (The Massacre Revisited) album
Lara Herscovitch “Tequila Over Turkey” – There CD www.laraherscovitch.com
*Sirsy “Wishless” – BYOB CD www.sirsy.com
*Bound By Substance “Wail” – Dead Wrong EP www.boundbysubstance.com
Lisa Bianco “No Doubt About It” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
Frank Palangi “Remembrance” – s/t EP www.reverbnation.com/frankpalangi
New Music Sampler #1: Reviving this old segment to introduce some brand new recorded music within the rotation.
The Nite Lights “Eureka” – Tumbling Hearts EP www.thenitelights.com
The Sanderlings “Where Have You Been?” – Awesome Opossum CD www.facebook.com/thesanderlings
The Mason Affair “Spend Some Time” – Eyes On Fire CD www.themasonaffair.com
Drew Schultz “Not Enough” – Back To Class CD www.dsdrums.com
The Chevin “Love Is Just A Game” – Borderland CD www.the-chevin.com
Big Rock Club “Hey Man” – Extinction CD www.bigrockclub.com
Emergency Service “So Many Nights” – s/t EP www.emergencyserviceband.com
Social Hero “Bear Skin Rug” – www.socialhero.com
Aqua Cherry “Drowning In The Shallow End” – Drowning In The Shallow End CD www.reverbnation.com/aquacherry
Theopolis James “Free The Patients” – A Different Kind Of Evil CD www.thirstyrecords.com
This Is She “Misery” – s/t EP www.thisisshemusic.com
CD Focus: Trouble In The Fields: An Artists’ Tribute To Nanci Griffith www.paradiddlemusic.com
This album with 14 of Nanci’s songs, is produced by Pete & Maura Kennedy, who
play on several of the tracks. Profits from the album benefit Mines Advisory
Group, an NGO that ‘clears landmines, unexploded ordinances, and other remnants
of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide’ www.maginternational.org

From this CD I spun:


Carolyn Hester “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love” – www.carolynhester.com
Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart “Love At The Five And Dime” – www.staceyandmark.com
Mad Tea Party “Whaddaya Want” – Found A Reason CD www.themadtea.com
Tweed Funk “Smooth Taste” – Love Is… CD www.tweedfunk.com
Remember September “Can’t Fix My Fixations” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
Achilles Wheel “Down In The Mine” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders “How High The Mountain” – One Virginia Night CD www.andrewmcknight.net
New Music Sampler #2:


von Grey “Take Me Down” – s/t EP www.vongreymusic.com
Placid Blue “We’ve Been Lost” – Beneath Your Sky CD www.placidblueaband.com
Will West & The Friendly Strangers “Breathe In” – Sunshine CD www.willwestmusic.com
Hat Check Girl “Under Those Trees” – Road To Red Point CD www.hatcheckgirl.net
Chase Gassaway “Friends At A Bar” – ‘Take Two” original soundtrack www.chasegassaway.com
Sly Blue “Look In Your Eyes” – Edge Of The World CD www.slybluemusic.com
Jen Miller “Steal My Heart” – Forget The Dirty Hearts CD www.jenmillermusic.com
The Brehms “You And Me” – s/t CD www.thebrehmsband.com
Vance Gilbert “You Should Be Here” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Teresa Storch “Holiday” – Stream Of Concrete CD www.teresastorch.com
The Portraits “Real World” – Counterbalance CD www.theportraitsmusic.com
Aztec Two-Step “What Would The Indians Say” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com


Closing music: Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors “Speaking Curves” – Jhoom: The Intoxication Of Surrender CD www.ravenrecording.com


Running time: 4 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,
non-derivative. For more info: http://www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 11/25/12

Listen for a new compilation that will be profiled in CD Focus from the next show through January.Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
twitter: @radiocblue