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Radio Crystal Blue 3/11/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 14 and will be available for
about 4 months beyond. Owing to schedule demands, I usually aim for noon
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
as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each
CD FOCUS:Little Blue Egg by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. This is a disc
with 11 long-lost recordings found by Tracy 2 years ago,
I will spin 2 tracks from this compilation. www.redhouserecords.com
Sorry for the lateness in sending this one out. Sporadic Web access today.

I want Radio Crystal Blue to be your go-to radio source for
indie/underground/DIY talent, as I give you not just music but news and info
about each artist; where the ey play next, what they’re planning to record,
projects, and much more. Why follow the 3- and 4-letter radio stations
with their limited selection of artists and more limited song choices?
With Radio Crystal Blue you’ll get the artistic value that many fail to pick
up on in radio.

I never like to give you info about just what you’ll hear on the next show
but I’ll tease this much: Considering that SXSW is next week, you’re likely
to hear music from artists who are performing on official (and non-official)
SX events.
Also, as it’s the middle of March, there’s a certain theme that I begin my
show with. Longtime listeners will know just what this is. For those who
don’t, keep tuned in!

Solar flare (and lunar activity) have me physically edgy, tho I’m now
recovering. Computer, not so much. I’m geared more to getting holistic
health and related practices done for myself as well as for others.
I promised I’d deliver on some further thoughts on genres and slots of
artists that are often taken quite generally. Here are 3 that seem to be
intertwined at times. So let’s start the untwining with…
INDIE…as in ‘independent’. Indie is anything that has the backing of an
indie label, or otherwise is more of a DIY approach. Indie types might have
their own vanity label and studio.
ALTERNATIVE: Alternative to what? Alternative to the majors, Billboard, and
the like. That’s about it, really. There’s no ‘alt’ sound, just the level
of exposure that’s given. An artist can be both indie and alternative but
once one flirts with a major or is on the charts, there goes the alternative
UNDERGROUND firmly suggests what you think it is..bands and songwriters who
are generally unsigned, performing in venues that don’t advertise very much
and generally doesn’t have the name recognition as their alternative peers,
much less your true household-name types.
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW will return with 10 next week. Persistent Web issues
are preventing my computer to access Twitter. It’s been out all of Friday.
I do audio interviews, 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.
Next show I’m attending is on 3/10 at The El Bar in the Fishtown section of
Philly. I don’t know any of the bands except that it’s mainly a rock/punk
kind of night. Plus they have a neat take on happy hour. And it’s really off
the grid. Just my style. Sometimes, you have to get off the grid.
RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of my shows.
On RCB Novus Ordo: Enjoyed the ‘campire-folkpunk’ of The Heart Pills.
Octopus Jones is a NC band that played a local open mic (after having a
venue cancel on them that very evening). They absolutely bring the rock n’
roll. Food Will Win The War I’ve been a fan of for years, with a great
sensibility to their sound. I had seen them last summer at a First Friday

RCB proper: Segment started with songs referencing some sort of anger; the
second half of the segment were more reactive. Opening songs from Fortch and
Deni Bonet are rather similar in its pop-rock approach. As we get closer to
SXSW, I spun music of artists who are performing events there. One
unofficial event is Brooklyn Country Cookout, helmed by mombers of The
Defibulators. The Sweetback Sisters tune I spun is a throwback Western swing
tune. Alana Amram & The Rough Gems make theri RC debut here from their 2010
album Painted Lady. “Cream Sherry” is an absolute delight of a song.
Segueing from Andy Friedman’s tune about church, I spun one from Brother
Joscephus and The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. Then a brand new one
from the mighty Demetra, plus similar rock sounds from Niki Barr and
Wormburner. Segment 3 was more folk oriented. Notice the ‘tree’ references
in lyrics (Mark Erelli, Gina Holsopple, Screen Door Porch, and a brand new
tune from the medieval folk of Sarah McQuaid). Segment 4 starts with the
delightful “Veselka” by Greta Gertler & The Extroverts. She shared a gig
with Noam Weinstein here in Philly on 3/7. Anders Holst and Eleanor Fye with
grown-up love songs. Then a Michael G. Rondstadt composition by Lisa Biales
off 2010’s “Closet Hippie” album.

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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
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seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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215 995 2234


Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 3/4/12 audio/links

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 3/7

Oy Vey “Broken Walls” – Recession Girls CD http://www.oyveyband.com
The Heart Pills “Two Chords” – To Paul, From Dad 1951 CD
Octopus Jones “Val Kilmer” – Treat Yourself CD http://www.octopusjones.com
Lou Siffer & The Howling Demons “1-2-3” – The Devil’s Ride CD http://www.lousiffer.om
Food Will Win The War “Clock All Day” – A False Sense Of Warmth CD
Mark Westin “Almost Got It Right” – Dark Humour CD http://www.spinachworld.net
Daniel Levi Goans “Guess I’d Better Take Off My Shoes” – BrotherStranger CD
Karen Dahlstrom “Streets Of Pocatello” – Gem State CD http://www.karendahlstrom.com

Running time: 55 minutes.

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Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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This show was distributed on 3/7/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music: Forces Of Nature “Stasis” – Journeys In Time And Space CD
Fortch “It’s No Fun To Dance” – Don’t Quit On Me CD http://www.fortchmusic.com
Deni Bonet “Cynical Girl” – It’s All Good CD http://www.denibonet.com
Flo Anito “Mean” – no dustbunnies CD http://www.floanito.com
von Grey “Make Some Noise” – Make Some Noise EP http://www.vongreymusic.com
Sara Groban “No Accusations” – s/t EP http://www.reverbnation.com/saragroban
Kylie Edmond “Weak” – Weak EP http://www.reverbnation.com/kylieedmond
Allison Scola “I Want To Touch You” – a braver kind CD http://www.allisonscola.com
Natalia Zukerman “Sorry Side Of Town” – Gas Station Roses CD
I spun music of artists performing at the SXSW Brooklyn Country Cookout, an
unoffical SXSW event:
*The Defibulators “Defibulators” – corn money CD http://www.thedefibulators.com
*The Sweetback Sisters “Cowboy Ham And Eggs” – Looking For A Fight CD
*Alana Amram & The Rough Gems “Cream Sherry” – Painted Lady CD
*Andy Friedman “It’s Time For Church” – Laserbeams and Dreams CD
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra “A Child Shall Lead” –
Live at Brooklyn Bowl CD http://www.brotherjoscephus.com
Demetra “Quarter To Twelve” http://www.reverbnation.com/demetrasongs
Niki Barr Band “Love Yourself” – Radar Radio CD http://www.nikibarr.com
Wormburner “The Joker And The Queen” – Placed By The Gideons CD
Beginning this week I spun music from a long-lost collection of recordings by
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer titled “little blue egg” from Red House Records.
These songs were recorded between 1997 and 2002. 11 of 16 tracks are part of
this album, with 5 more being released as singles during the year. The release
and related events are timed to the anniversary of Dave’s untimely passing along
with what would have been his 60th birthday in August.
From this CD I spun “better way” & “hard edge of livin”
http://www.daveandtracy.com http://www.tracygrammer.com http://www.redhouserecords.com
DB Rielly “Don’t Give Up On Me” – Love Potions And Snake Oil CD http://www.dbrielly.com
Kurt Henry “Mind Your Business” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD
Mark Erelli “Hemlock Grove” little vigils CD http://www.markerelli.com
Gina Holsopple “Old Pine Tree” – from the earth CD http://www.ginaholsopple.com
Screen Door Porch “Light Through The Pines CD http://www.screendoorporch.com
Sarah McQuaid “The Plum Tree And The Rose” – the plum tree and the rose CD
*Greta Gertler & The Extroverts “Veselka” – New Arrivals Volume 4 compilation
CD: Artists Against Youth Homelessness http://www.mpressrecords.com
*Noam Weinstein “Moments” – Clocked CD http://www.enoam.com
Anders Holst “As Far As My Eyes Can See”- Soho Suite CD http://www.andersholst.com
Eleanor Fye “Love, The End” – Love Stays On CD http://www.eleanorfye.com
Lisa Biales “Five” – Closet Hippie CD http://www.lisabiales.com
Heather Pierson “Let It Be So” – Make It Mine CD http://www.heatherpierson.com
Closing music: Coyote Oldman “Home World” – Under An Ancient Sky CD
Running time: 3 hours, 24 minutes
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 3/11/12


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Radio Crystal Blue 12/11/11

FINALLY I have the opportunity to post and publicly fit media again on the Web. Having ditched the old webhost, I’ve used WordPress to link an .mp3 file.  I project to having about 4 months worth of material I can hold on the blog at once.  Starting a bit small with this long show, the final show from 2011. You know this is as the holiday edition of Radio Crystal Blue.

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This show was distributed on 12/14
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
“Is there a time for tying ribbons/A time for Christmas trees/Is
there a time for laying tables/When the night is set to freeze”
I recited a short story by Jack Kerouac: “Home For Christmas”
Mazzy Star “Flowers In December” – Among My Swan CD
The Raveonettes “Come On Santa” – Wishing You A Very Rave Christmas EP
The StereoFidelics “Carol Of The Bells” – www.stereof.com
Avi Wisnia “Maoz Tzur” – www.aviwisnia.com
Mark Brine “The Carol Rag (The Christmas Carol NoOne Listens For Rag)” – The Carol 2-CD set  www.markbrine.com
F&M “This Winter Revisited” – Winter Is Coming EP www.fandmtheband.com
Christina LaRocca “Memories (Don’t Let Them Fade)” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Wide Open CD www.christinalaroccamusic.com
*Danielle Miraglia “Good Times” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
*Jonathan Byrd “I Was An Oak Tree” – Cackalack CD www.jonathanbyrd.com
ellis “No More Running” – Right On Time CD www.ellis-music.com
debbie miller “a lie” – fake love CD www.thedebbiemiller.com
The Brian Setzer Orchestra “Winter Wonderland” – Boogie Woogie Christmas CD
The Kinks “Father Christmas” – Misfits album
Marianne Kesler “A Christmas Song” – www.mariannekesler.com
This is lizzard “Christmas In Summertime” www.thisislizzard.nl
Shauna Burns “The Gathering” – A Winter Gathering CD www.shaunaburns.com
Belles & Whistles “River/White Christmas” – www.facebook.com/bellesandwhistles
Frank “halo” – here together CD www.frankband.com
Antigone Rising “Everywhere Is Home” – red 23 CD www.antigonerising.com
Joan Ov Arc “Peace Of Mind” – Beneath The Sky EP www.joanovarc.co.uk
Kosmic Daydream “Forgotten Soull” – psychosomatic playground CD www.kosmicdaydream.com
CD FOCUS: New Arrivals, Volume 4:Artists Against Youth Homelessness www.mpressrecords.com
Rachael Sage and the staff of her label, MPress Records, curates this fourth collection of DIY/indie songwriters and bands, all with relevant songs re the plight of homelessness.  All net proceeds from retail sales of the CD will benefit National Network For Youth  http://www.nn4youth.org
From this compilation CD I spun:
Walter Parks “Troubadour” – www.walterparks.com
Dave Eggar “Birdcage” www.daveeggarmusic.com
CD FOCUS: Vermont: VT Artists for VT Relief  http://www.bluebirdpromotions.com  http://www.mallettsbayrecords.com
This compilation of 18 songs are all from VT artists supporting the continuing relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.  Proceeds from this CD go to the Vermont Red Cross.
From this compilation I spun:
Gregory Douglass “What A Long Year It Was” – www.emoterecords.com
Patrick Thomas “Giving My Christmas” www.hotelsandhighways.com
Buffalo Tom “Frozen Lake” – Let Me Come Over CD
Natalie Merchant “Frozen Charlotte” – Ophelia CD
Larry Saklad “Christmas On The Block”  www.sakladmusic.com
Adrienne Pierce “The More The Merrier” – www.adriennepierce.com
Shane Cooley “Window Shopping For A Long-Lost Lover” www.shanecooleymusic.com
Beth DeSombre “Resolution” –  At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
The Defibulators “Xmas Ornament” – corn money CD www.thedefibulators.com
Jack Grace Band “It Was A Really Bad Year”  Drinking Songs For Lovers CD www.jackgrace.com
Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Loving Man” – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
The Trews “Love Is The Real Thing” – Hope & Ruin CD www.thetrewsmusic.com
Shannon Corey “Christmas On Spring Island” www.shannoncorey.com
Vincent Poag “This Christmas” – www.vincentpoag.com
Elle B. Willson “Gift Of Love” www.ellebwillson.com
Ken & Lisa Theriot “Drink To The Holly Berry” – www.kentheriot.com
Buskin & Batteau “Warm” – Red Shoes & Golden Hearts CD www.buskinandbatteau.com
Eleanor Fye “Love Stays On” – Love Stays On CD www.eleanorfye.com
Open Book “There For You” – The Things We Keep CD www.openbookmusic.com
Andrew McKnight “Cedars” – Something Worth Standing For CD www.andrewmcknight.net
The penultimate, final segment, long in RCB tradition, a bit different this year:
Tom Waits “Alice” – Alice CD
Paul Simon “I Am A Rock” – The Paul Simon Songbook CD
Josh Groban “Bells Of New York City” – Illuminations CD
The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) “Fairytale Of New York” – If I Should Fall From Grace With God CD
U2 “Miss Sarajevo” – Pavarotti & Friends For The Children Of Bosnia CD
Jimi Hendrix “Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne” – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year single
Closing music: Enya “The Spirit Of Christmas Past” – And Winter Came CD
Running time: 5 hours, 46 minutos (just like the old days)
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