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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 10/27/13


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
Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
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.
Via Internet Archive:
Stream:
Download:
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows are archived for a year.
This show was published 10/30/13:
D.B. Rielly “Come Hell Or High Water” – Cross My Heart & Hope To Die CD www.dbrielly.com
Dean Kernoghan “Bonnie And Clyde” – Wherever You Go EP www.deankernoghan.com
Slim and Red “Too Late To Die” – Rebirth Through Fire CD www.slimandred.com
Herbie D And The Dangermen “Danger Man” – Dangerous With Blues CD www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
The Modeens “Drinkin’ Is A Full Time Job” – Electric Caribou CD www.themodeens.com
Fereshta “This Life & The Next” – Cultural Collision CD www.fereshta.com
Gena Perala “Life Is Hard” – Exactly Nowhere CD www.genaperala.com
Cole Hermer & The Ravens “California Breakdown” – Quoth The Raven EP www.colehermer.ca
Debi Smith “Haunted”- Hits & Holidays CD www.debismith.com
Jody Aaron “Bed Of Thorny Roses” – Rivers EP www.jodyaaron.com
Running time: 77 minutos
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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
There are now two main portals with which to listen to Radio Crystal Blue. I’ve recently built an account with www.archive.org and will republish every show along with the old standby Big Contact (which has been unresponsive in the last few days)
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.
Via Internet Archive:
Play/download:
Ogg Vorbis format also available.
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows are archived for a year.

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 10/30/13, containing several RCB traditions.
“All of us trembling in our mortality boots, born to die…”
Opening music:
The Velvet Underground “I’m Set Free” – s/t CD
Lou Reed “Who Am I? (Tripitena’s Song)” – The Raven CD
Lou Reed “Dime Store Mystery” – New York CD
Lucibel Crater “Threadbare Funeral” – The Family Album CD www.lucibelcrater.com
Bettie Serveert “Stephanie Says” – Bettie Serveert Plays Venus In Furs and other Velvet Underground Songs www.bettieserveert.com
Luna “Going Home” – Bewitched CD
U2 “Satellite Of Love” – Achtung Baby CD

Rachael Sage “Haunted By You” – Haunted By You CD www.rachaelsage.com
Radio Free Universe “The Weight Of The Sky” – Thirteen Day Hangover CD
Kevin McWha Steele “At The Serial Killer Disco” -Ki & The Arrowtooth Waltz CD www.kevinmcwhasteele.com
BD Lenz “The Sea, The Sky” – Ready Or Not CD www.bdlenz.com
Brooks Williams “Mercury Blues” – New Everything CD www.brookswilliams.com
Beaucoup Blue “Bird Watching” – 4 Stories EP www.beaucoupblue.com
Jiggley Jones “Ain’t That Alright” – No Spring Chicken EP www.jiggleyjones.com
Ramones “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl” & “You Should Never Have Opened That Door ” – Leave Home CD
X “Nausea” – Los Angeles CD
False Prophets “Creatures Of The Woodwork” – Blind Roaches and Fat Vultures: Phantasmagorical Beats Of The Reagan Era compilation CD
Tania & The Revolutionaries “Epitaph” – Walk Away Clean EP
Fred Gillen Jr. “Halloween Day At The V.A.” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Black Vendetta “Breakaway” – Draconian Backlash CD
CD FOCUS: (A reoccuring series focus on outstanding new concept and compilation albums)
“Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ ” brings the 1960 Kerouac novella to life, with music from leading indie songwriters and bands, along with readings from the novella. All songs are original, with some words lifted from the story. www.reimaginemusic.com
From this album I spun ”
William Fitzsimmons with Tim & Adam “First Page Of Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ ”
Tim & Adam “Billie Holliday Eyes”
Gregory Alan Isokov “O City Lights”
Peter Bradley Adams “She Has To Come Down”
Patti Smith “Dead City” – Peace And Noise CD
Beth Isbell “Freak” – We Are The Gods! CD www.bethisbell.com
Maura Kennedy “October” – Parade Of Echoes CD www.maurakennedy.com
GMT “Song For The End Of October” – Smooth Groove CD www.geoffreyarmes.com
Debbie Chou “Shame” – LoveBug CD
Goodnight Moonshine “End Of The World Blues” – s/t CD www.goodnightmoonshine.com
Susan Kane “I Know About Your Broken Heart” – A Word Child CD www.susankane.com
Dana And Susan Robinson “Who Killed Cock Robin” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
Sara Petite “Forever Blue” – Circus Comes To Town CD www.sarapetite.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Fall To Grace” – Layers CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
Chris Riffle “Trains” – Introducing Chris Riffle CD www.chrisriffle.com
Andrew Calhoun “Freedom Road” – Living Room CD www.andrewcalhoun.com

Closing music: Lou Reed “Halloween Parade (AIDS)” – New York CD
Running time: 4 hours, 1 minuto
Atmosphere: retro grating
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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
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Radio Crystal Blue 4/7/13 news


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

AUDIO version of this message: http://chirb.it/mNa0Ax
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TWITTER @radiocblue

EXTRACURRICULAR:
STAT BLOG www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
the DAILY (auto-generated online newspaper with selected keywords and
mentions from social media, updated each evening):
http://paper.li/radiocblue/1333586729
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about April 10 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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Remember you can donate to the cause of Radio Crystal Blue and freeform radio, quality radio at that, as I champion many indie songwriters and bands week in and out. Donate via the PayPal button at the homepage.

 
RCB Quarterly Airplay Chart was published on Tuesday. Vance Gilbert continues to rank high on the quarterly charts. Brother Sun, on the strength of their new album “Some Part Of The Truth” debuts at #4. The Steel Wheels, who have just sent me their latest, are at #17. The chart is the best snapshot I can provide outside of playlists and audio files for you to see what I’ve been spinning the most as of late. Full details at
https://radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page/

IDEALISTIC SPORT is my newest podcast, fully unrelated to music. If you hunger for out-of-the-box opinion, a unique take on sport stats, even insightful predictions, this new show is for you. Content will focus mainly on minor and individual sports instead of teams for the most part. I’m recording the charter program today (Friday) and will have that available in a new FeedPlayer URL. As you know, FeedPlayers are positively viral. Access the shows at www.bigcontact.com/idealisticsport along with overlighting blog posts, which will be the final word of all predictions and summaries, at www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com

If you are a musician that would like to submit to this program for use as intro and outro segment, or to fill in the spaces between segments, just send a message.
 
Got a message from a Philly-oriented filmmaker who plans to do a unique documentary about musician Kenn Kweder. Billed at once as a madman, a genius, even “The Mayor Of South Street”, his story goes back some 40 years. He is still actively performing in the Philly area. I imagine that he had a big underground following even in the 70s; ideally I would have spun his music even in those halcyon days, perhaps alongside folks like Dave Rave from Canada. Director John Hutelmeyer has begun a crowdfunding campaign; already the film has received 12% funding toward its goal. You can do your part by watching the trailer for the campaign and sending some $ their way at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-kenn-kweder-documentary

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RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo notably debuted Reverend Freakchild this week. Liner notes suggests some rather tall tales from start to finish, even suggesting the man passed away 8 years ago. The tales really are that tall. He is still among us, and his take on traditional tunes are new and fresh. Stephen Lee Rich (@OldYodeler on Twitter) returns with a new album. Lubbock, TX’s Jenni Dale Lord makes a great Americana debut here as well.
RCB proper:Segment #1: from rockabilly to modern folk and back we went, including new tunes from Sassparilla out of the Pacific Northwest, who have their own stamp on roots music. Segment #2: Spun another from South Korea electronic rock band Love X Stereo, alongside more synth from my favorite song by Blue Sour. Segment #3: Speaking of Brother Sun, I love their take on U2’s “In the Name Of Love”. Folks, you know I don’t care for covers all that much except to understand where an artist is coming from. But, if it must be done, it should be finely obscured so as to gently hint to the original, and to make it further original. The trio do it very well on their new album. Chris Riffle and Brian Dolzani are taking part in this weekend’s HartFolk Festival in West Hartford, CT. Songs relevant to home were predominant in this segment (Virginia in particular, courtesy of Andrew McKnight and Rani Arbo). Segment 4: Songs took a rather utopian and altruistic tone, notably from Noel Paul Stookey and a new song from Craig Sonnenfeld.

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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 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.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 3/31/13


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.

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/2013/04/rcbnew033113.mp3

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 4/4/13

Evan Riley “Remnants Past” – Release CD www.evanrileymusic.com
Astor Place Riot “Prevail” – Crossing Lines EP www.astorplaceriot.com
Kissing Club “Saint Louis Cathedral” – Tapdancer EP www.kissingclubmusic.com
Quarter Monkey “Swing” – demo EP www.quartermonkey.com
Aaah! Real Monsters “Stop The Clock” – Relocate CD www.facebook.com/aaahrealmonsters
Roxanna “Unforgotten” – CD single www.roxannamusic.com
Jenni Dale Lord “All Along” – s/t CD www.jennidalelord.com
Scott David “All That I Know” – I Won’t Stop CD www.scottdavidmusic.com
Reverend Freakchild “Little Red Rooster” – Chaos & Country Blues: The Best of Reverend Freakchild CD www.treatedandreleasedrecords.com
Stephen Lee Rich “Babylon” – Free Range Sofas CD www.stephenleerich.com
Running time: 76 minutos
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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
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 www.radiocrystalblue.net
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/2013/04/rcblive033113.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 4/4/13.
Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Wallfield” – Northern Lights EP www.intelligentaudio.net

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Eilen Jewell “Hooked” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
DB Rielly “One Of These Days (You’re Gonna Realize)” – Love Potions & Snake Oil CD www.dbrielly.com
Sassparilla “You Took It All” – Magpie CD www.sassparilla.info
*Joy Kills Sorrow “The Ice Is Starting To Melt” – This Unknown Science CD www.joykillssorrow.com
*Yarn “Desperate Amy” – Almost Home CD www.yarnmusic.net
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Open Hand, Open Heart” – Wings On Fire CD www.professorlouie.com
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Schwervon! “Daydream Ration” – Courage CD www.schwervon.com
Aqua Cherry “Thinking Of You” – Drowning In The Shallow End CD www.reverbnation.com/aquacherryband
Black Vendetta “Breakaway” – Draconian Backlash CD www.reverbnation.com/blackvendettababy
Blue Sour “Mitzy” – S.U.A.D. CD www.bluesour.com
Love X Stereo “Chain Reaction” – Off The Grid EP www.lovexstereo.com
Voice Of Addiction “Need To Feed” – Reduce Reuse Resist CD www.voiceofaddiction.com
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*Chris Riffle “Downstream” – I Am Not From Here EP www.chrisriffle.com
*Brian Dolzani “Sail This Sea” – If I Don’t Speak A Word CD www.briandolzani.com
Brother Sun “In The Name Of Love” – Some Part Of The Truth CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Loretta Hagen “Where Do I Go” – Mud & Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “East Virginia” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
Paul Sachs “When The River Didn’t Flow” – Oil Town CD www.paulsachs.com
Andrew McKnight “How High The Mountain” – One Virginia Night CD www.andrewmcknight.net
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Meredith Blis “Mighty Aphrodite” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD www.meredithblis.com
Vance Gilbert “Go” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Sloan Wainwright “Here I Am” – Upside Down And Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
David Wilcox “Reverie” – Reverie CD www.davidwilcox.com
Noel Paul Stookey “The Big Picture” – One & Many CD www.noelpaulstookey.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “Everyone Wants To Go To Paradise” – www.craigsonnenfeld.com
Andrew Calhoun “How Can I Keep From Singing?” – Grapevine CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
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Closing music: Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors “Speaking Curves’ – Jhoom: The Intoxication Of Surrender CD www.ravenrecording.com
Running time: 3 hours 13 minutes.

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 4/7/13

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 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia www.wampus.comRadio 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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HOW TO LISTEN: FEEDPLAYER
Look for a popup link on the home and archive pages at
www.radiocrystalblue.net When you click, it will open within the same
window. The player allows you to stream all recent shows, as well as
download and share them. Click the tabs within the player for more.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
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mentions from social media, updated each evening):
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about January 6 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.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

On 12/26/12 at 2pm ET I will do a COUNTDOWN exclusively on Twitter (not an audio/video event), synchcronized to Facebook, as I will announce the top 100 artists of the year. I plan to also announce then the winner of the title of Best New
Artist, top 10 albums of the year, and the updated charts for the quarter
and for all time (years 2003 to present). Publicize the event by using the Twitter hashtag #radiocbluetop100
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @gosbee @pagesofjenn @GrantSharonDuo @Art_Elem @AndrewHollett14
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Long-time listeners, even some of you new ones, will recognize these names: Andy Friedman. Amy Speace. Natalia Zukerman. Rachael Sage. Mark Erelli. Hungrytown. Vance Gilbert. Each are busy touring artists. Each are very communicative to their fans, directly or otherise. And each have been named Radio Crystal Blue Artists of the Year in the past. Will there be a repeat winner? Or will someone new claim the title? I will reveal all in the above-mentioned COUNTDOWN next week. Also I will reveal the full extent of several charts, after the event, on my website.
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:
12/29 Ray G. Ward performing at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, PA www.raygward.com
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RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB proper: Once again I recite Jack Kerouac’s 1961 short story about Christmas in Lowell MA, set in 1932. The music of Greg Lake and Enya both reference Christmas rain instead of snow. Received a ton of music by songwriters and bands this year that got their own segments. My favorites that aired this year were songs by Vegas With Randolph, Roy Schneider, and Tracy Newman (she of The Reinforcements. New music aired this week by South Philly’s own Ryan Tennis, Delorentos (Dublin alternative rockers), and Oliver Sean (Goa). Achilles Wheel’s tune “This Is Life” runs 8 minutes. David Wilcox has a humorous song about the apocalypse, spun here in tandem with a concert to celebrate the end of days. That concert was on Thursday in Asheville, NC. John Brodeur, Chris Riffle, & The Universal Thump shared billing in NYC on 12/18. All were aired in segment 3. Final segment include ‘my’ holiday songs..some which are recognized as such, others with rather obscure sources and settings. Returned to airing bagpipes to close another year.

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
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.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234