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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 9/22/13


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.

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This show was published 9/25:

Disappear Fear “Start” – Broken Film CD www.disappearfear.com
The Cranks “Last Time” – Orange CD www.thecranks.com
The Dirty Gems “I Don’t Wanna Die” – Vuja De CD www.thedirtygems.com
Jim Allchin “Trash” – Q.E.D. CD www.jimallchin.com
Roi And The Secret People “Phoenix” – Phoenix CD
Arstidir “Á meðan jörðin sefur ” – Svefns og vöku skil CD www.arstidir.com
Sky People “Don’t Be Alone” – Escapade CD
Thomas Hine “Owen” – Forgive My Future CD
Running time: 66 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.

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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 9/25/13

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Opening music: The Orb “Oxbow Lakes” – Orbus Terrarum CD
*Butcher’s Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues CD www.butchersblind.com
*Katie Pearlman “Give Me That Moment” – Girls Like Us CD www.katiepearlman.com
Morning River Band “Lefty’s Last Blues” – To Suzie CD www.morningriverband.com
Pi Jacobs “Kickaround” – Urbanicana CD www.pijacobs.com
Stacey Y “Open Lot” – Set The Water Straight CD www.staceyy.com
Natalia Zukerman “Come Undone” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Owen Danoff “Have I Ever Fallen” – Never Trust A Man EP www.owendanoff.com
*My Pet Dragon “Lightning Inside “Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
*Love X Stereo “Soul City (Seoul City)” – Off The Grid EP www.lovexstereo.com
*The Grahams “If You’re In New York” – Riverman’s Daughter CD www.thegrahamsmusic.net
Chastity Brown “When We Get There” – Back-road Highways CD www.chastitybrownmusic.com
Adia And The 7 Eyes “Demons” – Live From The Alley EP www.adiasound.com
Lisa Bianco “No Doubt About It” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy “I’ll See You There” – Are You Conspirienced? CD www.dansheehan.net
Patty Larkin “New Motel” – Still Green CD www.pattylarkin.com
Meghan Cary “Thursdays” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Karyn Oliver “Slip Away With me” (bonus acoustic track) – Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
Deborah Lombardi “If You Only Knew” – Sweet Revenge CD www.deborahlombardi.com
The Keller Sisters “Those Baby Blues” – Shine EP www.thekellersisters.com
Vance Gilbert “Dragonfly Wings” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Jason Spooner “Seed In The Ground” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
*3 Penny Acre “Lightening Bug” – Rag And Bone CD www.3pennyacre.com
*Rebecca Loebe “Vagabond Prayer” – Circus Heart CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Debra Cowan “Teh Rose You Wore For Me” – Among Friends CD www.debracowan.com
Dana And Susan Robinson “American Hornpipe” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
John Roy Zat “Irish Waltz” – Solo CD www.royzat.com
David Garlitz “Ton Petit Bebe” – EP www.davidgarlitz.com
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Indian Summer” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 13 minutos
Atmosphere: nightwatching
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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 news 6/30/13


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 3 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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Next week’s show is the last one for the quarter. After this show I’ll be crunching numbers and will produce the next quarterly airplay chart. I expect the chart to be unveiled by 7/3. The chart will list who have received the most airplay and exposure from my show over the past 3 months, with slight influence from the past 12 alongsides. I wonder if Vance Gilbert will lead again. He’s already RCB’s Artist of the Year for 2 consecutive years.
The current chart is available at https://radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page/

 

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!

 

I feel like my body clock and calendar are changing. My shows have appeared later in the week, and my own radio work is getting done later as well. I’m putting more emphasis on the matters out in the world, such as job hunting, There are days I feel very hopeful, and some days where I feel I have no control over my life. The days and senses change from time to time. Right now, typing this, I want to cling to every glimmer of hope, and continue to intend success in all areas of this life. Sometimes life really does intervene, such as when the derecho came here and I was moved to leave the house for a day. Or when the extierminators had to appear with 12 hours notice, and had to evacuate me for 5 hours, giving no notice as to the latter time frame. I’m sorry that the shows are late as of late, yet sometimes I just don’t have the control I wish I had to get things done.
5 YEARS AGO: Can it really have been that long ago that I debuted artists like Voxhaul Broadcast (who just broke up), Marina V, and Jenn Friedman (welcome back to the stage)? Here’s more from that week that were aired: Too Loons for Tea, Tori Sparks, Celia Chavez. Denise Barbarita. Telenovela Star, Soundpool, Red Molly, The Chapin Sisters, Arlan Feiles also among those receiving airplay. Featured airplay to SONiA & Disappear Fear, Lara Ewen, and Rachael Sage. More from that week at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/radiocrystalblue/message/2491

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RCB Novus Ordo: A folk ensemble with a long history of airplay here, Joy Kills Sorrow can be heard in this edition with new music. Late Cambrian continues to release new material, pushing the indie-pop envelope even further as a trio. Dan Miraldi presents some indie pop of his own, with more than a passing nod to early Dylan, both sonically and graphically.

RCB proper: Hearing of James Gandolfini’s death, I thought it would be time to salute his legacy with some film noir sounds and a bit of history, namely music inspired what was heard on The Sopranos. It’s a no-brainer to include a song by Alabama 3, who had contributed the title song to the series, and even namechecks Tony Soprano on the song “Reachin’ “. The sentiment was established earlier with a neo-classic pop tune from legendary singer Shirley Bassey along with The Propellorheads. In a throwback into time, we hear two artists produced by Lee Hazlewood. I can’t forget his duet with Nancy Sinatra. “Summer Wine” is an absolute classic. Duane Eddy’s tune here is from his most recent album in 2011. The guitar style is hauntingly beautiful, a bit of that “Twin Peaks” sound. Segment 1 includes artists who will be in Okemah OK next month for….what else?..the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Played on the red river/roads angle a bit, and also with Rebecca Loebe’s tune “Georgia” about how heaven is in the air and not on the ground. I think that’s how I heard it. Jimmy LaFave’s “Red River Shore” checks in at over 9 minutes. Segment 2: Suzie Brown & The Defibulators shared billing yesterday with The Defibulators. Both artists are soon to release new material. Morning River Band I had seen here in Philly, with some down-home folk rock songs, many of them about drinking. Segment 3: Spun another from The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy’s new album. Did you know they opened for Courtney Love at The Stone Pony in NJ this week? I need some backstage gossip! Segment 4: Ellis, and Jon Shain take part in the Festival For The Eno, the weekend of July 6-7 in Durham NC. Proceeds from the event to go to the Eno River Association, committed to the preservation of the Eno River basin and surrounding parkland. That same weekend in New Bedford MA is a folk festival which features more artists spun this week inside segment 4. I included Antje Duvekot’s “The Life Of A Princess” as it seems to recall a Child Ballad, notably the line about the Clyde River. And indeed I spun “Clyde Waters” from Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer. An absolutely beautiful summer song follows from Ellis Paul. Final segment: Craig Bickhardt share stages with a few notables: Lizanne Knott (6/25 in Exton PA, and 6/27 in Bear DE), and Jamie Kent (July 12, Northampton MA).
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@ Connie’s Ric Rac 2/22/13


Ron Bauman (The Discount Heroes) hosted a Yards-sponsored music showcase at Connie’s Ric Rac on Friday. Along with the local beer special there was a BBQ food truck for the occasion. There was also much chugging of the “Ron Bomb”, the house manager’s own take on the Irish Car Bomb drink (Yards substituted for Guinness, thereby keeping it Philly).

First up on the showcase around 10pm were The Resonators. The girl-guitar duo of Maura Mullen and Alex Berenson  present themselves rather alternatively, building their style on strong counterpoint harmonies, wrapping their voices inventively around their guitar chords. Alex performed on a classic Les Paul guitar along with ukulele. Maura was on acoustic. They included 2 Jack White-penned songs and a short Animal Collective medley along with their original songs. Fans of NYC songwriters Robin Aigner and Lorraine Leckie will enjoy The Resonators. The audience was very attentive to their sound. The duo are preparing to release their first singles both digitally and on disc shortly.

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The Looseleaf Trio brought in and captured much of the audience. This young local power trio kept a strong insistent pace throughout their 45 minute set. Their music is original and danceable in the vein of rock and blues. It was bassist Andrew’s birthday, and the audience promptly serenaded him, followed by Ron with guest vocal on one song. They included a few covers at the end (I vaguely recall The Beatles and Sublime among choice songs). This trio has passion for days and are a hit with those who appreciate great underground-based local music. It’s difficult not to like a band with such youthful energy on stage playing their hearts out.

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North Jersey band Dan Sheehan Conspiracy finished up this showcase with a guitar-drum duo set, Dan on acoustic/electric, James Venezia on drums (bassist Gian wasn’t able to attend this one). This was the band’s debut performance in Philly. Dan’s tunes are solid, rooted in classic rock, a new brand of classic to be sure. My favorite in the set was “See Kay”, which Dan says is about The Meat Puppets.
Next up for the band is the venerable Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ on April 5.

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The Looseleaf Trio returned with a second and shorter set, mainly doing covers, plus a song called “Psychosis” with a long jam in the beginning.
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Lots more photos where this comes from in my latest Facebook gallery.

Radio Crystal Blue 2/24/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 27 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
possiblethereafter. 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.

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I may be receiving help from my family re my financial situation. I say “my” because it’s the truth. I haven’t been able to keep up with the bills this year so far. I may be able to stay afloat some time longer but nothing is promised, of course. Further I’m sporadically interviewing for jobs. I’ve had to broaden my horizons to build more opportunities. I’m also directly reaching more people within this field of radio, podcasting and the music industry at large to see where I can fit in with my skills. More than one person has suggested the idea of doing social media marketing.

I’m continuing to accept donations. In the last few weeks I received enough to take care of my Web services. So thankfully, I’ll be on the Web for another month! And thank you, each of you that donated. The donation button is at the home tab and also the top part of the front page.

I’m not doing referrals for bookings or coverage of shows unless there is some sort of exchange of services (psst. cash is best). With that typed, I’ve planned to attend several shows for coverage on my website. Here’s my tentative list:
2/22 (tonight) Dan Sheehan Conspiracy at Connie’s Ric Rac www.dansheehan.net www.conniesricrac.com
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

RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo: Outstanding music from this edition include such from The Famly Business, Montreal’s Rouge Tigre, and classic rock band The Weekenders. The Beltways are also heard, themselves with 15+ years performing in and around Baltimore. Lowball Jack’s instrumental sounds are the latest release from Thirsty Records. Noel Paul Stookey, 1/3 of classic folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, returns with a new album.

RCB proper: By my count there were 11 artists in this edition who are performing in Toronto this week, as part of Folk Alliance International’s annual conference. Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer recorded an album of Francis James Child’s collection of poems. Known as the Child Ballads, I spun one song which has some sort of Scottish reference, tho it’s disputed as to whom Sir Patrick Spens is. Also heard once again is a selection from Nels Andrews’ latest. Brick Fields is heard in segment 1. They are true ministers of music, hosting a monthly event inside a local church with food, music, sermon and fellowship. Segment 2: Cary Cooper’s “Suzanne” resonates for me, as I am the subject’s age, and wonder if I, too, will run off to join the circus before I’m 44. Cary performs in the roundwith Claude Butch Morgan and Jan Seides at New World Deli in Austin, 3/2. Segment 3: Brother Joscephus & Roosevelt Dime share billing at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA on 3/2. Two great live ensembles on one bill. Just tremendous. The song I keep coming back to in Wes Tucker & The Skillet’s album “Afterlens” is “Rattle Your Chains”. Segment 4: Rebecca Loebe and Raina Rose continue to share a number of gigs. Rebecca and Jann Klose, 2 songwriters with powerful voices, will be at Steel City Coffeehouse on 3/3 in nearby Phoenixville. Final segment shares more new music from Carla Hassett, and a return to the airwaves by Phil Minissale. Craig Sonnenfeld and Patti DeRosa are at The Locals in Providence RI on 2/24.
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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
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Be sure whatever physical package you sent is of reasonable length. I have a
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cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234