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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 8/25/13


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 8/29:

Butcher’s Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues EP www.butchersblind.com
Jodelle “Self Portrait” – Better Than OK EP www.jodelle.net
Patricia Vonne “Tequileros” – Rattle My Cage CD www.patriciavonne.com
Lauren Lapointe “Dusty Tired Angel” – Superhero CD www.laurenl.com
Tony Halchak “Sense And Sensation” – Collecting CD www.tonyhalchak.com
Running time: 48 minutes
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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 8/29/13

Art of Noise “Paranoimia” – In Visible Silence
The Orb “Into The Fourth Dimension” – The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
State Of Bengal “Flight IC408” – Anokha – Sounds Of The Asian Underground
Cornership “Good To Be On The Road Again Back Home” – When I Was Born For the 7th Time
Kula Shaker “Dance In Your Shadow” – K
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Amy Speace shares billing at both the upcoming Sisters Folk Festival and the Storyhill Festival with these artists:
Amy Speace “In Salida” – How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat CD www.amyspeace.com
Liz Longley “Outta My Head” – s/t CD www.lizlongley.com
Raina Rose “Badlands” – Caldera CD www.rainarose.com
Natalia Zukerman “Indiana” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Beth Wood “Backroads” – The Weather Inside CD www.bethwoodmusic.com
Cary Cooper “Gandhi Drove A Cab” – Zuzu’s Petals CD www.carycooper.com
Shinyribs “Sweeter Than The Scars” – Gulf Coast Museum CD www.shinyribs.org
RJ Cowdery “Heartburn” – In This Light CD www.rjcowdery.com
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Loretta Hagen “Take Me” – Mud And Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com
Joy Mills “Think Of You & I” – Trick Of The Eye CD www.joymills.com
Jamie Kent “I’ll Be Here Tonight” – Navigation CD www.jamiekent.com
Eilen Jewell “Queen Of The Minor Key” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Evangenitals “Work Song” – s/t CD www.evangenitals.com
Remember September “Better This Way” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
Deni Bonet “Wait And See” – It’s All Good CD www.denibonet.com
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Gregory Douglass “No Apology” – Battler CD www.gregorydouglass.com
Song Dogs “Victoria” – Wild Country CD www.wearesongdogs.com
Ryan Cain And The Ables “What’s Happened To Me?” – My Pistol Rides Shotgun CD www.cainandtheables.com
Too Slim & The Taildraggers “Shape Of Blues To Come” – Blue Heart CD http://www.tooslim.org
Dizzy Bats “Mold” – Sundial CD www.dizzybatsmusic.com
Aqua Cherry “Auto Kiss Proof” – Auto Kiss Proof CD www.reverbnation.com/aquacherry
The Gravity Guild “It’s Not The End Of The World” – The Great Divide CD www.thegravityguild.com
Jo Wymer “This Ain’t Love” – Living With Scars CD www.jowymer.com
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These artists are participating in the upcoming Campire Festival, Club Passim, Cambridge MA:
Nico Rivers “Your Heart Was Just The Start” – To The Bone CD www.nicorivers.com
Craig Greenberg “Carousel” – Spinning In Time EP www.craiggreenbergmusic.com
Jason Myles Goss “Red Letter Man” – Radio Dial CD www.jasonmylesgoss.com
Darlingside “Ava” – Pilot Machines CD www.darlingside.com
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Eliane Amherd “Me Fe Tan Pliji” – Now And From Now On CD www.elianeperforms.com
Avi Wisnia “Não E Coisa” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
Vance Gilbert “Come Here My Love” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
DK & The Joy Machine “Come On Down” – Love Yourself Harder EP www.reverbnation.com/dknthejoymachine
The Steel Wheels “Go Up To That Mountain” – No More Rain CD www.thesteelwheels.com
Sassparilla “All The Way In” – Magpie CD www.sassparilla.info
Red Molly “Oh My Michael” – Light In The Sky CD www.redmolly.com
Closing music: Musicians Of The Nile “Ramla” – Charcoal Gypsies
Running time: 4 hours, 08 minutos
Atmosphere: fantasy flight
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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 4/14/13


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 4/20/13

Tim Miller “Where Have You Gone” – Cue The Able CD www.timmiller.com
Herbie D And The Dangermen “Baby I’m On The Road” – s/t EP www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
Glasgow “Automatic” – Clean EP www.facebook.com/glasgow.book
Olio “Hello/Goodbye” – Comeback Kings EP www.oliomusic.com
George And The Good Vibes “Calypso in Dm” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/georgethegoodvibes
Natalie Royal “Coming Clean” – Savor CD www.natalieroyal.com
Amanda Cevallos “Texas Hold Him” – I’ll Never Honky Tonk You CD www.amandacevallos.com
Brad Cole “Butterfly” – Down The Line CD www.bradcolemusic.com
Elaine Mahon “This Garden Place” – Rise CD www.elainemahonmusic.com
Lisa Graciano “Seeds Of Life” – Seeds Of Life CD www.facebook.com/lisagracianomusic

Running time:75 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 4/17/13.


Opening music:
Manu Chao “Bongo Bong” – Clandestino CD
Sloan “The Good In Everyone” – One Chord To Another CD
The Real Rough Diamonds “Former Femmes Fatales & Romeos” “If There’s Nothing Left” “The Things You Used To Say” – s/t CD www.realroughdiamonds.com
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Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Tennessee” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
*Miss Tess “New Orleans” – Sweet Talk CD www.misstessmusic.com
*Eilen Jewell “Santa Fe” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Emily Pinkerton “Polo Margariteno” – Ends Of The Earth CD www.emilypinkerton.com
Achilles Wheel “First Step In The Wrong Direction” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Get Real Gone” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
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Darius Lux “Best Day” – Time Is Now EP www.dariuslux.com
Deni Bonet “Loud” – It’s All Good CD www.denibonet.com
*Hillary Reynolds Band “Carry My Burden” – Since September CD www.hillaryreynoldsband.com
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution “Shine On” – Revolution Of Love CD www.brotherjoscephus.com
Dizzy Bats “Please Stall” – Sundial CD www.dizzybatsmusic.com
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Meghan Cary “Live!” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Lonna Marie “I Can’t Wait” – Oh No EP www.lonnamarie.com
Mike Vial “I Will (If Your Plane Is Late)” – Where The Sand Meets The Tide EP www.mikevial.com
Belles & Whistles “All I Need” – s/t CD www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
Chuck Schaeffer “What Jenny Says” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Caroline Herring “Camilla” – Camilla CD www.carolineherring.com
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Cary Cooper “Wildest Dreams” – Zuzu’s Petals CD www.carycooper.com
Dana and Susan Robinson “When This Hat Was New” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Layers”- Layers CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
Aztec Two Step “Living In America”- Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
*Patti DeRosa “God Bless The Child” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Juaneco Y Su Combo “Linda Nena” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours 21 minutes.

All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 4/14/13

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 3/10/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 13 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.
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Reminding you that I’m MC’ing a showcase for Tunes2ya (www.tunes2ya.com ) at the Cape May Singer-Songwriter Fesival on 3/23. The event is at Aleathea’s Restaurant inside The Inn at Cape May. I am seeking a roommate for either Thursday 3/22 or Friday night. www.sscapemay.com

LIVE EVENT COVERAGE:
I was at JR’s Bar to see several local bands plus Dizzy Bats from NY. Review of this event is at https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/03/03/jrs-bar-32313/
VIDEO (decent considering how dark it was): http://youtu.be/kYQYEr9Zdfk
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I was also at The Legendary Dobbs last night to see Changing Modes along other bands. I am still uploading all media and haven’t yet written a review. Look for those later on Saturday (today).
This is the last live event I cover for a while until April. I do want to get to some others, but I must be careful of my health. I’ve had some issue with my stomach and wonder if there’s more going on than I know.

OK so I’m not a 3- or 4-letter radio station. I’ve done a lot of things on behalf of this show that those stations do. Awards, online votes, interviews. I just cannot afford it right now. I also wonder if it holds any meaning to do so. I refuse to let people pass my show off as just one more notch on their radio bedpost. I strive to make this freeform program thoroughly unique and accessible. You don’t have to ‘get’ me. But I would appreciate it if you did. And if you do, thank you 🙂

Have you read my other blog? Idealistic Stats provides sports from an alternative & statistical point of view. Working on the most recent edition of a long baseball essay, plus some insight into auto racing, golf, boxing, tennis & even horse racing www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
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RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo: I had seen The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy, sans drummer the prior week, and debuted their second and new album on this show. Craic The Lens puts a subtle Celtic spin on their alternative rock sound. Astro returns with a new album as well. Hank Stone tells me that the untitled bonus track from his latest is titled “Nobody Cried (Invisible Tears)”.
 
RCB proper: Segment 1: Bluegrass-oriented supergroup Barnstar! make a live stage appearance this week, first one since last June, and I follow suit in kicking off the latest show. Stayed in a countrified theme to start. Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers, along with Jessie Kilguss share billing tonight at Red Hook Bait and Tackle in Brooklyn. Steven Graves gets another airing from his new album. Segment 2: As SXSW’s influence creeps in, I built a segment around Jeff Campbell, one of a number of artists performing near the MusicGorilla.com banner during next week’s big festival. I introduced new music from New Sweden (yes, from Delaware) along with more new sounds from The Pinz and Trapdoor Social. Segment 3: All rock for this segment. The Shipwrecks make their debut directly into my rotation. They are an interesting surf/jam band based in Long Island, NY. Segment 4 was more standard contemporary music. Marci Geller & Allison’s Invention will be part of one of the many showcases at that Cape May Singer-Songwriter Festival I keep telling you about, on 3/22. Carolann Solebello & Catherine Miles (The YaYas), along with Karyn Oliver share billing at The Towne Crier on 3/10. Carolann along with Bev Grant host Sharon Goldman at Two Moon Art House & Cafe on 3/15. Final segment got somewhat inspiritational in lyrics. Luke Potter’s uptempo sounds also debut within the rotation. He recorded a few songs with producer/songwriter Bleu, whom I last saw on stage maybe 7 years ago. Honor Finnegan and Anna Dagmar perform as part of the New Haven Folk Consortium House Concert series tonight (3/10)

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@ JR’s Bar 3/2/13


It one was of those times you had to go somewhere you hadn’t been to in a
while, a place that wouldn’t rank very high on my list of music venues. The
feng shui is weird, there is smoke. Classic Philly dive. And it’s on my
radar because a certain band, already on my radar, was playing there. That
band is Dizzy Bats.The venue: JR’s Bar.

Connor from Dizzy Bats put together the showcase, a good sounding
lineup with bands stretching between pop, punk, rock, metal and even
post-punk at times.
First up were Strange Chameleons, a local guitar-drum duo. The
vocalist/guitarist was pretty solid, sporting a rather imposing oversize
guitar with an orange tiger print. The songs are essential pop-punk,
relying on high vocals and tight harmonies. “Top Sirloin” in particular was
my favorite. sounding like honest homage to Green Day.

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Next the scene turned to metal and the Scranton, PA quintet Silhouette Lies. One
of their 2 lead guitarists produced a distinct ringing or chiming sound,
balanced neatly by the loud bass up in front. Clad in red shirt and long red
handkerchief tucked in dark jeans, lead singer Nick Van Wagenen showed off
much the way a main vocalist should, constantly moving, egging on each of
the members. Bassist Nick Savinelli, with about as much long hair as Nick,
was just as proficient in the chemistry. Their next show is at The V-Spot in their home base.

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Checking in from the New York metro area, Dizzy Bats are strongly methodical
in their approach to power-pop. No real flash in their style, sticking to
good pop and rock hooks through their set. Connor’s vocals are Several
times he exhorted the small audience to stand closer. They have a ton of more shows ahead as
they continue to introduce their sound to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states.
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VIDEO of Dizzy Bats

I was most impressed by the West Chester, PA band New Shields, who have
sensational guitar hooks. Notable tunes include “Proximity” and the song
that followed in the set. Keinan Fry is the mastermind on both rhythm guitar
and Korg, with something of a post-punk chiming guitar sound. Overall the
sound is head-bobbing, danceable and just good fun music. They included a
cover by The Killers and I think one other tune besides. Their main
guitarist seemed to have an issue with his cable, and had to borrow the
decorative orange-tiger striped guitar from Strange Chameleons. 

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