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Radio Crystal Blue 10/21/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about October 24 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.

For the next several weeks I’ll be featuring a Nanci Griffith tribute album released by Huntington NY label Paradiddle Records. Titled “Trouble In The Fields: An Artists’ Tribute To Nanci Griffith”, it contains music from artists you’ve heard on my show plus others of their caliber. The album also contains a narrative by Pete Kennedy. Profits from the sales of this album benefit Mines Advisory Group. More about this album at: www.paradiddlemusic.com www.maginternational.org
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Camera is back, all shiny and new, and totally worth the $32 plus round-trip bus to get to NYC and back. Yes, I trudged to Union Square, did a fair amount of walking, and caught my NYC stride without missing a beat. I put said camera to good use on 10/16 seeing 2 bands at The Grape Room. More on this event at my website, right about here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/10/17/the-grape-room-101612/
PHOTOS from 10/16 are here:
VIDEO of Freddy Hall & The Best Intentions, along with The Flashbulb Fires are here:
Also there are more videos from the 10/11 event at Milkboy Philly elsewhere on www.youtube.com/user/cblue456

I do audio interviews along with photos, video, and audio of live events.
You can see and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus
the field recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into
account before taking on a job. I’ve done this work for free, but that may
change soon. Also, with the video skills I’m learning, I might do more
video oriented work in the future.

10/22: The Blakes www.theblakesband.com perform at Ortlieb’s Lounge
11/3: Katie Barbato, Ginger Coyle, Danielle Miraglia at Sine Studios
www.katiebarbato.com www.gingercoyle.com www.daniellem.com
11/15 Mr. Hunter returns to the East Coast, and to The Grape Room

RCB Novus Ordo: Kicking off this edition is music from Tora (Fisher), with a most unique
view on songwriting from the heart. We Are The Woods resurfaces with a slightly different lineup but continues blazing musical trails. Marci Geller is a Long Island NY artist with Vance Gilbert doing backing vocals on the song I spun “No Weather Down”

RCB proper: Even before programming this week’s show I knew that it would be full with music by artists who are participating at FAR-West this week…the Western states region of Folk Alliance International. Included within 2 segments worth is new music by Nels Andrews (in the same company of friends like AJ Roach, Raina Rose, et al.), and more new songs by Severin Browne and Chico Schwall. Severin’s tune “To The Light” has co-writing credit with veteran bassist/songwriter Freebo, also part of this special pair of segments. The K’s are breaking up, and for certain. I had followed their career since they began their initial radio campaign in 2005 and it was back in 2006 I had first given airplay to the first of their three albums. I will miss them. There was death and some elements of doom and gloom that came through the lyrics. Some of it happened in real life to them as well. That’s why I spun the songs I chose this week. From the standard segments: Tania & The Revolutionaries will release a new EP soon. Jeneen Terrana & Amateur Blonde share a bill 10/19 in NYC, part of the big CMJ experience. Hudson K & Avi Wisnia likewise with a CMJ show. Gave you some blues/rockabilly in my 2nd proper segment (Brother Joscephus, Vintage Blue, Voodoo Swing, Zac Mac Band). Patti DeRosa shares bills in the next month with Daphne Lee Martin & Beth DeSombre. I had built a whole segment around Rebecca Loebe, who also releases new material. She shares a bill on 10/20 wtih Curtis Becraft and Fred Gillen Jr, and later into November with Jesse Terry and Sarah Blacker (the latter two with new music). Final segment includes new music from Beaucoup Blue (who I saw earlier in October).Honor Finnegan and Anna Dagmar share billing on 11/3. This segment also has songs that feature danger, hope, longing for ease.
Most submissions will be geared toward RCB Novus Ordo.

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

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date Digital is acceptable if media is not
available in other formats.

If material is from 2011, I will add to the RCB rotation but will not get debut on RCB Novus Ordo.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email

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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo week of 10/14/12

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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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 10/17/12
Tora “Drown” – Spilling Over CD www.officialtora.com
Downward Dogs “The Wrecking Crew” – Familiar Techniques EP www.downwarddogs.com
The Slants “Rescue Me From My Own Heart” – The Yellow Album CD www.theslants.com
Rubber Skunk “A Day In The Life Of A Dinosaur” – s/t CD www.rubberskunk.com
Guitar Mikey “It’s A Sin” – Out Of The Box CD www.guitarmikey.com
We Are The Woods “In The Library” – Whales And Roses CD www.wearethewoods.us
Marci Geller “No Weather Down” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
Spice Hound Music Co. “Some Things Money Shouldn’t Buy” – The Revival CD www.facebook.com/spicehoundmusicco

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:
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pop-up link at the ‘home’ tab.
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This show was distributed on 10/17/12.Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **
Opening music:
The K’s “Highway Of The Endless Night” – Skunk CD
The K’s “Last Trip To The Well” – The K’s Can’t Get It Together CD
The K’s “The Great Depression” – Red Numbers Right Faster CD www.theksband.blogspot.com
Tania & The Revolutionaries “Again and Again” – The Final Blow CD www.reverbnation.com/taniasrevolutionaries
Sirsy “Again” – BYOB CD www.sirsy.com
Jason Spooner “Head Back Home” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
*Jeneen Terrana “God, I need comfort” – See The Light CD www.jeneenterrana.com
*Amateur Blonde “Just Obey” – s/t CD www.amateurblondemusic.com
**Hudson K “Prayer For Love” – Shine CD www.hudsonkmusic.com
**Avi Wisnia “Sink” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
These artists are performing at the annual FAR-West conference, Irvine, CA 10/18-21
Ernest Troost “Travelin’ Shoes” – Live’s At McCabe’s CD www.ernesttroost.com
Claudia Nygaard “Big Country” – Let The Storm Roll In CD www.claudianygaard.com
Jean Mann “Dream Of Goats” – Dream Of Goats CD www.dreamofgoats.com
Nels Andrews “Flotsam” – Scrimshaw CD www.nelsandrews.com
Johnsmith “Safe Home” – Gravity of Grace CD www.johnsmithmusic.com
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra “Revolution Of Love” – Live At Brooklyn Bowl CD www.brotherjoscephus.com
Vintage Blue “Hey Hey” – Strike The Mics CD www.vintagebluemusic.com
Voodoo Swing “Two Wheels, No Deals” – Europe Summer Tour 2012 CD www.voodooswing.net
Zac Mac Band “Red Light” – Hope & Consequence CD www.zacmacband.com
*Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted “Catch Me Now” – Weeds Kill The Wild Flowers CD www.arlanfeiles.com
*Automatic Children “Pretend Birthday” – New Is Beautiful CD www.automaticchildren.com
At Sea “Prove Me Wrong” – A New Machine CD www.atseamusic.com
Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “A Kind Of Answered Prayer” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Allison’s Invention “Clean” – Sweet And Vicious CD www.allisonsinvention.com
Spuyten Duyvil “No More” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
McMule “1940 Ford” – Whiskeytalk CD www.mcmule.com
*Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent “Depot” – Dig & Be Dug CD www.raisetherentmusic.com
*Beth DeSombre “Leaving In Three-Quarter Time” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
*Patti DeRosa “Packing My Bags” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
Rebecca Loebe shares some of her upcoming gigs in the next month with these artists:
Rebecca Loebe “High & Lonesome” – Circus Heart CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Curtis & The Dillettantes “Sometimes at Night” – Tales Of A Traveler CD www.reverbnation.com/curtisandthedillettantes
Fred Gillen Jr. “Only Sky” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Jesse Terry “Empty Seat On A Plane” – Empty Seat On A Plane CD www.jesseterrymusic.com
Sarah Blacker “When Will The Light Come” – Perfectly Imperfect CD http://www.sarahblacker.com 
More artists performing at FAR-West www.far-west.org :
Severin Browne “To The Light” – Lucky Man: A Songwriter’s Notebook CD www.severinbrowne.com
Freebo “When There’s No Place Like Home” – Something To Believe CD www.freebomusic.com
Chico Schwall “Cardboard Signs” – Then What’s It For? CD www.chicoschwall.com
Lauren Adams “Poor To Carry It” – Secret Heart CD www.laurenadams.com
Lily Wilson “To Be Someone” – harbour CD www.lilywilson.com
Marc Black “Sometime A Spark” – Sometime A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Beaucoup Blue “Broken Dreams” – 4 Stories EP www.beaucoupblue.com
Roger Silverberg “Faith Hope Heart” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Liz Longley “When You’ve Got Trouble” – Hot Loose Wire CD www.lizlongley.com
*Honor Finnegan “Content” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
*Anna Dagmar “Company” – Satellite CD www.annadagmar.com
Linq “Sometimes, Somedays” – Caught In The Act Acoustic CD www.linqmusic.com
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 4 hours, 37 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:www.creativecommons.orgNext show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 10/21/12Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
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