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Radio Crystal Blue 3/24/13 news


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for about 1 year. I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon as
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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
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As I type this, I’m preparing to leave for Cape May and the town’s 6th annual Singer-Songwriter Festival. I’m MC’ing a showcase for Kat Falcey/Tunes2ya (www.tunes2ya.com ) at Aleathea’s Restaurant, inside The Inn at Cape May.

Somehow I plan to see as many artists as possible during the way as well as in the evening on Friday, plus Saturday during the day. Still figuring the lay of the land so I know just where to reach everyone.
 
I have modest expectations. There are 2 or 3 sessions that seem worth attending for this veteran radio person. I’m geared to meeting new faces and catching up to familiar ones.
 
Not much else to report otherwise, save the work I’ve done on my other blog. You know, the sports one www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com I’m compelled to write in it each day. I have thoughts this week on several different sports. And once you’re on that bicycle….
 
Still seeking a day job in the Philadelphia area. A lot of talk from all sides has resulted in just that: talk. I’m having to take more concrete measures as we proceed into warmer months. The savings are dwindling but my heart remains rather hopeful.

With every show, I continue to receive great compliments from both artists and listeners. I’m grateful for each single one. If I hold the logic of Mark Twain to be true, I just might live forever.

 
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RCB rewind: This program contained 10 artists who are performing at the aforementioned festival in Cape May. It dawned on me afterward that Brooklyn’s Annika Vitolo had already caught onto some fame, penning an ode to her home borough. It received a good deal of positive comments by readers of a once-local blog to me, Sheepshead Bites. I believe her fans had sent in photos of Brooklyn to use as the visual. I think my favorite of those I spun is the whimsical “Betty Lee” by John Beacher.

RCB proper: With SXSW in the rear view, a show of more normal length here, but also a ton of brand new music all across. First tho, inspired by Geoffrey Armes’ posting on Facebook of a Saint Etienne tune, it recalled the song “Spring” which I do spin at the beginning, along with other tunes that were popular in the UK in the late 80’s, early 90’s. I was busy collecting magazines like Alternative Press and SPIN, and later CMJ to understand what was happening. Segment 1: New music from Sasha Papernik is included. Garrison Starr’s song about Schoharie doesn’t leave much of a clue as to just where Schoharie is (tho I believe there is such a place in upper New York State). John Brodeur and Kevin McWha Steele are also performing at Cape May this weekend. Listen for the extra track after Kevin’s tune. Segment 2 went from blues to rock and back again. Brand new tuneage from Philly favorites Song Dogs (no more Nightjar), and the almighty rock duo Sirsy. I swear I have not heard Sirsy sound any better. Delorentos & The Bloody Five both perform north of the 48 for Canadian Music Fest this week. Then, Delorentos take an excursion to Moscow! Segment 3: Brother Sun resurface for a new album. Segment 4: One new song inspired by olden times from Dana and Susan Robinson, alongside a truly old song, one of the Child Ballads from Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer.

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Radio Crystal Blue 3/17/13 news


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from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.
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CAPE MAY is in my immediate future. Next week’s news will be released on Thursday instead of Friday as I’ll be attending the 6th annual Cape May Singer-Songwriter Festival. The festival runs 3/22 and 3/23, with many different panels and workshops to attend during the day at Congress Hall, and then over a dozen establishments in this historic town featuring songwriters through both evenings. I will be MC’ing such a showcase at The Inn At Cape May on Saturday 3/23. The talent is presented by Tunes2ya www.tunes2ya.com I look forward to seeing you there. If you’re attending as a performer, business contact or colleague, or otherwise a fellow patron of outstanding music, be sure to be in contact with me before and during the event. No I haven’t figured yet who I will be listening to during the week, but I do envision documenting my experience in some way, perhaps with my camera. More about this event at www.sscapemay.com

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE:
Last week I attended a showcase at The Legendary Dobbs. My NYC friends in the band Changing Modes were the opening act. Once They Were, a local band I profiled the last time I was there, were once again on the billing. Review at https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/03/09/legendary-dobbs-3813/
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RCB rewind:

RCB Novus Ordo: The majority of the program was devoted to musicians performing at the aforementioned Cape May Songwriter Festival. Alongside this were the latest from my inbox of new material, including John Corbett, with a polished ready-for-radio country sound.

RCB proper: Some RCB traditions to point out: Every mid-March, at the Ides, I always spin Iggy Pop’s “Caesar”. Also I spin some Celtic music. Why not, right? This year I got deep into the Afro-Celtic sound, beginning with The Upsetter himself, Lee “Scratch” Perry, in collaboration with The Orb. It’s been a while since I gave you some Black 47 music! The tune by Margaret Brennan is my favorite from the Hearts Of Space compilation featuring Celtic vocalists. Couldn’t find anything on the Web about Sheoda, tho. As with last music, a good deal of airplay was devoted to artists who were either sharing promotional or venue billing at that SXSW happening in Austin. Among the notable: Jimmy LaFave name-checking Native American tribes in “Red Dirt Night”. Megan Slankard’s incredible songwriting. Vajra’s worship songs. The Pinz, once again, grace my airwaves with a song that could have been big 30 years ago. A flash back to Andy Friedman & The Other Failures and that hollerin’ voice. Fablecar & Flashbulb Fires, two bands also on the verge with some futuristic rock. Melissa Greener makes her debut here as well. Beth DeSombre’s tune “Fun Will Find A Way” has a line about a shantytown. Of course, I had to spin Aztec Two-Step’s “Shantytown”. Outside of SX: Danielle Miraglia & Craig Bickhardt are at the Lansdowne Folk Club on 3/21. On 3/22 David Wilcox & Catie Curtis are at City Winery in…wait for it….Chicago!

Beth Kaufman mentions that her band, the wonderful Spuyten Duyvil will be at Concerts at The Crossing in Titusville, NJ on 3/23. Sharing the stage that evening will be Pesky J Nixon. More info at www.concertsatthecrossing.com www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
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Send CDs to
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Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
residence.
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
list.

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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Radio Crystal Blue 3/3/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
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Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 6 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 (ten) songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.
*****************************
CAPE MAY: The 6th Annual Cape May Singer-Songwriter Festival takes place at Congress Hall in historic Cape May, NJ on 3/22 and 3/23. At night, over a dozen local establishments will host showcases of local and regional songwriter talent. Yours truly has aligned with Tunes2ya to MC the 3/23 showcase at Aleathea’s Restaurant, inside The Inn at Cape May. It’s been a while since I’ve hosted an event, and I’m excited for the opportunity. My schedule around the weekend is still open. It appears I’ll be networking during both days. I might need a roommate to share an inn with for either day. More about this event at www.sscapemay.com

Your donations to keep Radio Crystal Blue active have helped somewhat. I can, at least, get my bills paid, and I did get some help from the family, tho it’s unclear for how much longer and for just how much in the future. I am expecting this to be a very temporary solution. Meanwhile, as you cam imagine, there are necessary costs, including for the mics, batteries, phone, Internet connection, and the space to house thousands of CDs.

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE: I’m giving myself the chance to stay local while the $ is still avaliable and review some live events for you, including appropo media. Here’s what’s ahead:
3/1The Miners at Field House www.minersmusic.com www.fieldhousephilly.com
3/2 Dizzy Bats at JR’s Bar www.dizzybatsmusic.com
3/8 Changing Modes at The Legendary Dobbs www.changingmodes.com
www.dobbsphilly.com
REVIEW of 2/22 showcase at Connie’s Ric Rac here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/02/23/connies-ric-rac-22213/
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I’m rediscovering CHIRBIT as a method of delivering concise insightful messages without simply typing out text or including images, and also keeping the message personable. Chirbit, in essence, is an audio-tweet website. You can record messages through their website or upload from your computer. Also compatible with video and text! www.chirbit.com I aim to use this service whenever there is newsworthy info to pass on, or something specific to Radio Crystal Blue. Matter of fact, you can hear the audio version of this news right here: http://chirb.it/KBOpcA

RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo: Local alt-country band The Miners, release their new album with an event here in Philly. I spun a track from that new EP on this show. Emanuel And The Fear trim half of their personnel and continue to make a most unique sound in rock. Olgwi presents folk-rock from Sweden.
RCB proper: 2 months I declared my rediscovery and love of the presence and music of Italian-pop singer Adriano Celentano. The song I spun, according to English translation, is one of hope in the face of fear (title translates to ‘the flashing light”. Hope is something I really can use in my own life right about now. Tweeting on the subject earlier this week, I mused whether this was a Van Morrison sort of theme. So I found an older song of his that seemed to fit. Also some Leonard Cohen to add some melancholy. Through the segments, relatively short this week, some recently released music include such from Digital Antique, WitchFeet, Eliane Amherd, Ben Bedford, plus a gorgeous ballad from the new Buskin & batteau album. The YaYas and Heather Pierson are part of the Listening Room Festival in FL this week into next.

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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

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

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date

Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a residence.
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
list.

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.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
*********
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Dan Herman emceeing showcase at 2013 Cape May Songwriters Festival


I have agreed to MC one whole showcase at the 2013 Cape May Singer Songwriter Festival. The March 23 showcase, part of a 2-night stand produced by Kat@tunes2ya, will be held at Aleathea’s Restaurant inside The Inn At Cape May, at the south end of the Jersey Shore.

The festival, now in it’s sixth year, will bring together 150 songwriters and some bands, with a decided accent on NJ-based artists. Inside Congress Hall, there are workshops and mentoring sessions scheduled, along with keynote speeches from renowned songwriters Tracy Grammer and Ellis Paul.  All of the performances will take place in 17 different establishments across this landmarked Jersey town.

It’s been several years since I’ve done any onstage MC work, but I’m already looking forward to the experience. You can expect me to spin the music of Kat@tunes2ya artists from both 3/22 and 3/23 on Radio Crystal Blue in the week of and prior to the festival.

Review of both festival days will be posted here and elsewhere!