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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 5/11/14


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.

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This show was published 5/9/14
Fellaheen “Your Folly And Mine” – You Either Get Hands Or Get Wings CD www.fellaheen.com

Olio “Caught Up” – s/t CD www.oliomusic.com
The Train Wreck Endings “Mason-Dixon Line” – Shhh!!! CD www.andyhawk.com
Matt Andersen “So Easy” – Weightless CD www.stubbyfingers.ca
Truckstop Honeymoon “Running Shoes” – The Madness Of Happiness CD www.truckstophoneymoon.com

Running time: 44 minutos
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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
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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. Shows in this
FeedPlayer are archived for a year.

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VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive051114/RCBlive051114_vbr.m3u

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 5/16/14.

Opening music:

Robert Sadin “Douce dame” – Art of Love: Music Of Machaut CD www.robertsadin.com
Dinah Thorpe “State Of Things” – Lullabies & Wakeup Calls CD www.dinahthorpe.com
Troy Petty “Fairy Tale Pen” – Fairy Tale Pen CD www.troypettymusic.com
The Steel Wheels “The Race” – No More Rain CD www.thesteelwheels.com
Jack Grace Band “Loneliness Away” – Drinking Songs For Lovers CD www.jackgrace.com
*Heather Styka “Crosswords” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
*Beth Wood “Miles For Breakfast” – The Weather Inside CD www.bethwoodmusic.com
*Ellis “Coffee Song” -Whereever You Are 2-CD set www.ellis-music.com
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Kagero “Life’s A Thrill” – Gumbo Du Jour CD www.kagero.com
Herbie D And The Dangermen “Dance Your Blues Away” – Dangerous With Blues CD www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
The Kurt Henry Band “Mind Your Business” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Chris Head & The Honchos “Family Plot” – Hard Truths CD www.chrisheadandthehonchos.com
The Miners “Norton’s Pond” – Miners’ Rebellion CD www.minersmusic.com
Mustered Courage “Old Steam Train” – Powerlines CD www.musteredcourage.com
Heaps n Heaps “Who Are You Running From” – Dancing On The Moon EP www.heapsnheaps.com
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CD FOCUS: An occasional series spotlighting a top compilation or concept
album.
David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket project continues with its latest edition:
Essential Songs Of Philadelphia: Sessions. Here, the drummer for The Hooters
joins 2 fellow members (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian), along with other artists
with Philly roots and sing songs that also were born and bred here. More
info at http://www.songsinthepocket.org
I spun these:
“Soon You’ll Be Gone” (original version by The Hooters. New version includes members of The Hooters, The Soul Survivors, and others)
“Beat Up Guitar” (original version by The Hooters. New version features members of The Hooters, plus Ben Arnold, Jeffrey Gaines, and songwriter/lead vox Jim Boggia)
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Flo Anito “Work” – No Dustbunnies CD www.floanito.com
*Heather Pierson “Speak Wisely” – The Hard Work Of Living CD www.heatherpierson.com
*Elaine Romanelli “Stupid Boy” – Real Deal CD www.elaineromanelli.com
*Karyn Oliver “Before You Came Along” – Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
Julia Massey & The Five-Finger Discount “Back Door Open (Letter #3)” – Five Letters From Far Away CD www.juliamasseymusic.com
The Portraits “Trading Miracles” – Life In Sepia CD www.theportraitsmusic.com
Megan Slankard “Fair Enough and Farewell” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com
The YaYas “You Should Go” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
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Mark Erelli “Columbus Ohio” – Little Vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Ben Bedford “Empty Sky” – What We Lost CD www.benbedford.com
Andrew Calhoun “Shout!” – Living Room CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
Marcy Marxer “What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?” – Things Are Coming My Way CD www.cathymarcy.com
Roy Schneider “Cherry Trees” – Walls That Talk CD www.royschneider.com
*Lara Herscovitch “From A Bridge” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.larahersovitch.com
*Beth DeSombre “Between The White Lines” – Crooked Highways CD www.bethdesombre.com
*Patti DeRosa “Paris” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Pharaoh’s Daughter “By Way Of Haran” – Haran CD
www.pharaohsdaughter.com
Running time: 233 minutos
Atmosphere: tripped roads
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative
Commons License version 4.0, 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

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
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2159952234
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
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Radio Crystal Blue 7/21/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
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Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.comRadio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 24 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 8 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of each.

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Situation at home hasn’t changed that much from last week; this on top of dealing with the worst (as yet) of the summer’s heat, and a lack of job opportunities. Yes, I remain hopeful as time drifts, despite all that’s happening around me. I still plan to do a new pair of shows each week.Radio Crystal Blue is a reporting station to The Alternate Root, the largest indie music magazine devoted to Americana and roots (and subgenre American Roots). I’m also active in doing sales for the magazine, with opportunities for songwriters and bands to have ads appear in banners across the website, along with similar placement in weekly emails. Please contact me directly for more. <a>www.thealternateroot.com</a> for the rest of the story.

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5 YEARS AGO this week here’s a sampling of names whose music aired: Falu. Tori Sparks. BD Lenz. Locksley. Lara Ewen. Natalia Zukerman. Carsie Blanton. One-Eyed Doll (they have since blown up). Locksley (ditto). Debuted: Kaiser Cartel. Featured: The Love Kills Theory, The Chapin Sisters. More where this came from at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/radiocrystalblue/message/2505
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RCB Novus Ordo: Chris Darrow & Max Buda, late of an obscure 60’s psychedelic rock band called Kaleidoscope, present the 2nd album of a trilogy, this with an island theme. Lots of blues music entered my library all at once, and much of this genre takes up this show. Most notable of the submissions comes from Too Slim & The Taildraggers. Roy Bookbinder’s new album is also a delight.RCB proper: My CD player failed me and I had to go to an ancient backup, which did not take lightly to my CDs. I had to go through a hellish period of editing to make the show seem fluid. Skipping tracks are tedious to correct; you have my apologies in advance for any of those hiccoughs that occur in the audio. The only real solution is to buy a new player, and I resent doing this as I’ve no budget for one. Meanwhile…. another relatively short show in terms of time. Segment 1 contains more new music from Brickwall Jackson and Sassparilla. Annalise Emerick’s “A Runner And A Singer” references both July and December as the setting for the song. Segment 2: Aired more new music from pop songstress Brittnee Belt, and rockers Chris Head & The Honchos.The Pinz (whom you know I just love), and Boy + Kite are part of the Center Of the Universe Festival, Tulsa OK, 7/19-20. Segment 3 with brand new blues albums debuted back-to-back: Kirsten Thien with a recording from Bremen, Germany, and Brooks Williams somewhere in the UK. Barnstar! is heard with a Tommy James & The Shondells cover in the supergroup’s own bluegrass style. Jann Klose’s “Still” is my current favorite from the German songwriter’s new album “Mosaic”. Segment 4: Katie Barbato and Suzie Brown (and Prima Donna, heard in Segment 2), took part in the Ladybug Festival on 7/18, Wilmington DE.

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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
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I continue to seek very good concept/compilations for future shows, with albums I can feature track-for-track. Do you know of one? Send it along!
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 7/14/13


Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
weekly podcast.

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This show was distributed on 7/18/13
Chris Darrow/Max Buda “Saps at Sea” – Island Girl CD www.gragroup.com
Too Slim & The Taildraggers “Make It Sound Happy” – Blue Heart CD www.tooslim.org
RB Stone “Gone As Gone Can Be” – Loosen Up! CD www.rbstone.com
Marshall Lawrence “Long Way Back Home” – House Call CD www.doctorblues.com
RoseAnn Fino “Packed Up” – s/t CD (no website)
Ruff Kutt Blues Band “Don’t It Make You Cry” – That’s When The Blues Begins CD www.ruffkuttblues.com
Hounds Of Finn “Twenty Demons” – Gravity Pulls CD www.houndsoffinn.com
Roy Bookbinder “Poker Playin’ Papa” – The Good Book CD www.roybookbinder.com
Running time: 52 minutos
Moon: grump-grump
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to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
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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/2013/07/rcblive071413.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 7/18/13

Opening music: Musicians Of The Nile “Ramla” – Charcoal Gypsies CD
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Annalise Emerick “A Runner and A Singer” – Starry-Eyed CD www.annaliseemerick.com
Brickwall Jackson “Can’t Hang” – Just Life CD www.brickwalljacksonband.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Walking That Line” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Sassparilla “Threadbare” – Magpie CD www.sassparilla.info
DB Rielly “One Of These Days (You’re Gonna Realize)” – Love Potions & Snake Oil CD www.dbrielly.com
Black Vendetta “This Is Where It All Begins” – Draconian Backlash CD www.reverbnation.com/blackvendettababy
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New Sweden “Like A Fool” – The Mountain CD www.newswedenmusic.com
Chris Head & The Honchos “Why Would I Want To?” – Hard Truths CD www.facebook.com/chrisheadandthehonchos
Aqua Cherry “Overcome” – Auto Kiss Proof EP www.reverbnation.com/aquacherry
Brittnee Belt “Circle” – Elemental Me CD www.brittneebelt.com
**Prima Donna “Change It Up” – Restored CD www.primadonnamusic.com
*The Pinz “Break My Heart” – Anti-Complacency League CD www.thepinz.com
*Boy Plus Kite “Our July” – We Can Go Anywhere We Want CD www.boypluskite.com
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Kirsten Thien “Nobody’s Ever Loved Me Like You Do” – Solo Live From the Meisenfrei Blues Club CD www.kirstenthien.com
Brooks Williams “Time 4 Love” – New Everything CD www.brookswilliams.com
Barnstar! “I Think We’re Alone Now” (cover) – C’mon! CD www.barnstar.bandcamp.com
Antje Duvekot “Sleepy Sea Of Indigo And Blue” – New Siberia CD www.antjeduvekot.com
Jann Klose “Still” – Mosaic CD www.jannklose.com
Marci Geller “Surf the Undertow” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
Patricia Silverberg “You Should Know”- Don’t Look Back CD www.patriciasilverberg.com
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Rebecca Zoe Leigh “What’s-His-Face” – Self-Loathing & Self-Satisfaction CD www.rebeccazoeleigh.com
Ellysa Rose “Happiness” – Stop Waiting EP www.ellysarose.com
Hungrytown “Calliope” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
*Suzie Brown “Urge For Going” – Heartstrings CD www.suziebrownsongs.com
Danielle Miraglia “Home” – See The Light CD www.daniellem.com
*Katie Barbato “The Philosopher” – The Millay Tapes CD www.katiebarbato.com
Heather Pierson “Bittersweet” – The Open Road CD www.heatherpierson.com
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Closing music: Geoffrey Armes “After Dark”- Noor CD www.geoffreyarmes.com www.noorcd.com
Running time: 2 hours 52 minutos (that’s it)
Moon: grump-grump

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: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 7/21/13

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

Radio Crystal Blue 5/12/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.

*****
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If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 15 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.

 
PROGRAMMING NOTE: CD FOCUS continues with a very special collection of music. Courtesy of Unfinished Side Productions, I have received a disc that contains some of the last recorded music from Ravi Shankar, under the title “The Living Room Sessions, Part 2”. More info at www.eastmeetswestmusic.com www.ravishankar.org
 
I’ll be covering a music showcase event at The Legendary Dobbs, tomorrow May 11. I will also be interviewing The Dream Logic www.thedreamlogic.com Yes, it’s been too long between interviews and reviews.
Remember to send donations to RCB via the PayPal button at the home page. Thanks to those to have sent donations already!
 
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RCB Novus Ordo: I’ve never given this show a solid introductory body of music so for the future I’ll start off RCB Novus Ordo with the actual first song from the first of ten artists I plan to feature. “Alticana” from Left Arm Ten is their shortening of the phrase ‘alternative Americana’. Yevtushenko, from Seattle, gets rather experimental in their own brand of rock. Ryan Cain and the Ables, from WV, bring some rockabilly to the table. I was quite taken by P*I*A’s background, expressed in many different styles of art including film.
RCB proper begins with brand new music from Russian-American songwriter Marina V. The brooding music of Marc Berger provides some dark contrast to the positive messages and proceeds from there, including recently released music from Chris Head & The Honchos. Blues starts segment 2 (Rod Piazza, Herbie D & The Dangermen), leading to more standard rock fare, notably the solo rock turn by Sam of The Happy Problem, and more new music from Astor Place Riot. Segment 3, following CD Focus, featured official showcase artists for this year’s Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, taking place in Montreat NC later this month. Final segment had an interesting depressive theme in it (Beaucoup Blue, Lauren Adams) and then something of a turnaround in view (Hungrytown). Listen for new music by Rodger Delany and Annika Vitolo at the end, both of whom I met at Cape May in March.

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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
residence.
CDs MUST have been released no earlier than June 2012.
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’m also seeking music for Idealistic Sport. For this show, the music should be upbeat and appropo toward sports programming.

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
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cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234