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Radio Crystal Blue 5/20/12 news


 

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 23 and will be available for the

rest of the year.

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.There’s also at least one RCB tradition that will take place on this edition!

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

artist.

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I have a REVIEW at my website of a showcase I attended last Saturday (5/12) at The Grape Room here in Philly. I saw PaperDoll for the first time in years and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, along with Chris Schutz & The Tourists and Paige Allbritton. Full review at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net in the latest post.

PHOTOS: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151705797765725.854642.684570724&type=3&l=deeb2eb14d

 

VIDEO of PaperDoll http://youtu.be/5qZpqnPLlbU

 

CONNECTION: Aside to artists reading this missive: Is my email address on your general email list? I ask because I sometimes hear about artists who have shows and I don’t know about them via their emails until they are immediately ahead or after the fact. To a degree, I determine airplay on when artists announce their gigs and when the gigs occur, along with other news announcements. Be sure you have cblue456@comcast.net in your general (not localized) email list.

I want Radio Crystal Blue to be YOUR go-to freeform radio program.  Share my banner (which needs upgrading, I know), my links, my site, my blood type, what-have-you. Yes, I will link back.

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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who

follow back: @ILoveNicoleShow @PhilHarrison @alecberlin @CariCole @annafermin

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COVERAGE:

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.

 

I have not scheduled a show to attend but am planning to go to at least one in the metro area before the month is out.

I can advise artists about where to perform in Philly. Contact me for more info.

 

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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.

RCB Novus Ordo: The superbly creative NYC songwriter Alec Berlin kicks off this show. Gavilan, a roots-rock band from Philly, also debuts here. Another favorite here is Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks.

 

RCB proper: With the volume of material for this week’s show I did 5 segments worth. Segment 1 begins with John Batdorf, who is one of the official showcase performers at the SERFA Folk Alliance conference 5/18-20. Two others with this honor were heard in this segment: Marc Black (with a new CD), Honor Finnegan, and Emily Pinkerton, whom I debut on RCB Novus Ordo two weeks back. Ben Knighten debuts a CD in this segment, and a similarly titled song by Larry Saklad follows. Segment 2: Starts bluesy and especially in the matter of stimulants (Jack Grace, Rod Piazza, Terry Hanck, Tony Mecca). The Way Home and Automatic Children perform at this weekend’s Elephants For Autism Festival at Le Grand Fromage in Atlantic City. Montauk Music Festival is this weekend too (now you see why this show was longer than most). Here I spun music of Remember September, My Pet Dragon, debut CD by Kevin McWha Steele, and Deborah Lombardi, all of whom will be part of the 4th annual festival there on Long Island. Bryan Dunn’s new CD debuts on this show as well. Got more songwriter-oriented in the latter stages of this week’s show. Paired up songs about rain (Cary Cooper, Sarah McQuaid), and songs making a NYC reference (Natalia Zukerman, and a new album by Garrison Starr. Garrison sings on Natalia’s song “Brooklyn”). Garrison once worked with producer/multi-instrumentalist Neilson Hubbard on her albums; Amy Speace has Neilson in the producer’s chair for last year’s CD “land like a bird”. Amy and Ernest Troost are performing at this weekend’s Wildflower Arts and Music Festival. Ernest himself is a finalist in the festival’s songwriting competition. Out of segment 5: Sharon Goldman and Loretta Hagen peforming at Barrington Coffee House on 5/19.

 

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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

Send CDs to

Dan Herman

Radio Crystal Blue

1701 Snyder Avenue, #4

Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than

October

2011. No exceptions.

Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general (not

local/regional) 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: http://www.musicsubmit.com.

(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: http://www.giglaunch.com.au

All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.

 

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m

seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS

segments.

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namaste

 

Dan Herman

Radio Crystal Blue

http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu

cblue456@comcast.net

@radiocblue on twitter

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Radio Crystal Blue 4/15/12 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.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
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CONTACT:
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STAT BLOG (updated, and another coming Saturday): www.cblue456.tumblr.com
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about April 18 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
artist.

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I can’t absolutely promise a show for Wednesday next week, as I’m getting this PC serviced on Sunday. It needs a general tune-up, plus more RAM and an external hard drive. It all depends on how available the RAM is. The PC is about 6 years young and could really use the upgrade. The waiting for sites to appear and emails to reply to just sap your DJ’s productivity at times. In the interim, I’ll likely be without said PC for a few days at worst.

PHOTOS: Having not done a photo album in a few weeks, finding myself in the Old City section of Philly, I figured I’d follow my intuition and take you with me on a freelance tour of several other old sections of town. Evidence here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151492582955725.839968.684570724&type=1&l=280b4414a1
Tonight I’ll be covering an event at JR’s Bar here in South Philly. A Little Affair, pop-oriented rock trio from South Jersey, is in my focus. www.alittleaffairmusic.com
Showing some RCB LOVE to these folks that banged the drum about my show, all through the tubes. Right back atcha:
Severin Browne www.severinbrowne.com
Jodi Arlyn www.jodiarlyn.com
Michelle Fortier www.trespassmusic.com
John Roy Zat www.royzat.com
Jeanette Lundgren www.motherhenpromotions.com
Dance Hall Pimps www.dancehallpimps.com
Kellylee Evans www.kellyleeevans.com
Ariel Hyatt and all at @cyperpr
Helen Austin @helenaustin
The K’s @theks
Twitter action this week reveals these thoughts:
*My favorite venues and towns to recite on my shows.
*An underused software that rivals anything by Microsoft
*Discovery of caffeine-laden jerky. This, following discovery of a great coffee substitute.
*the words I chose for #replacebandnameswithbacon and @herestothe90s
*the introductory order of inspired rock phrases that have no connection but it was fun trying
*yes, Western Haiku. Unlike Western omelette (not safe for Twitter)
Um, there was a fire a block away during a red flag warning. It can happen to an old house. Be watchful as I said earlier that day. That day, when 2 firefighters in Kensington lost their lives in an early morning blaze.
Reading a book I picked up at Molly’s, a book/record store (YES, these exist) within the Italian Market. “Women Of The Beat Generation” chronicles the poets, writers, visual artists and others prominent in the San Francisco Renaissance and Greenwich Village scenes. Many names referenced that I never knew of. A great book from 1996.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @jonathanlulich @thebarryband @Get_Bumble @westucker @GailNCalifornia
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COVERAGE:
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.
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of my shows.
On RCB Novus Ordo: Mr. Hunter returns with a concept album “The First Chapter”, with reflections on “life, nature, dreams, and following what you believe in.”. Dance Hall Pimps are a firebrand of greasy swampy blues rock; they come courtesy of sponsor Miles High Productions. Jon Sobel’s NYC roots rock band Whisperado returns with a 4th member (pedal steel) and their first full-length album. Severin Browne is the brother of Jackson Browne; he debuts on this show as well. Dave Kleiner & Liz Pagan are founders of NJ’s The Folk Project, and often sing of rural NJ life.
RCB proper: I began this show with my favorite Dylan tune”Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, I also aired a snippet of Earl Scruggs’ “Back To The Cross” while I recited the opening lines to Jack Kerouac’s 1952 novel “Tristessa”. At once I was reflecting Juarez, Mexico at large, the rain, and …wasn’t it just Easter, as Dylan sings in the opening? Segment 1 starts with old folk sounds from Andrew McKnight (AP Carter) and Kris Delmhorst (e.e. cummings). 2 songs with similar chords and feel followed from Jack Grace and Yarn.  Segment 2: The Symbols & Fierce Bad Rabbit are among the teeming dozens performing at this year’s FoCoMx (Fort Collins, CO) festival this weekend. I thoroughly enjoy the incendiary sounds of Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) & Promise Of The Real. The song “Wasn’t that great” has a strong Neil Young & Crazy Horse feel to it. Segment 3: Raina Rose & Rebecca Loebe are doing their Flourida tour (Florida & tour). Lauren Adams hosts the monthly Americana Music Cicle in Los Angeles. I spun her cover of an Ernest Troost song, following up with one of Ernest’s off his “Live At McCabe’s” CD. He is the featured artist at Lauren’s latest Circle. Segment 4: Debuted (the) Debbie Miller’s new EP, experimenting with a few new sounds.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than July
2011. No exceptions.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general (not
local/regional) 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.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: www.giglaunch.com.au
All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m
seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS
segments.
*********
namaste

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

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 4/8/12


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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This show was distributed on 4/11

Mr. Hunter “Sand” – The First Chapter CD www.mrhunterband.com
Nightlight “Say” – CD single www.turnonyournightlightofficial.com
Dance Hall Pimps “Heartbreak Of Dawn” – Beast Of Love CD www.dancehallpimps.com
Whisperado “Over You (For Now)” – I’m Not The Road CD www.whisperado.com
Jodi Arlyn “Now” – Stars up on the Ceiling CD www.jodiarlyn.com
Dave Dersham “Carolina Wren” – Gilding The Lilies CD www.davedersham.com
Severin Browne ‘To The Light” – Lucky Man–A Songwriter’s Notebook CD www.severinbrowne.com
Dave Kleiner & Liz Pagan “Leaving Jackson” – Stuck Inside New Jersey CD www.davekleiner.com
Running time: 1 hour (on the nose)

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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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This show was distributed on 4/11/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

“When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez & it’s Easter time too….”

I opened with a short read from Jack Kerouac’s book “Tristessa”
Opening music: Bob Dylan “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” – Highway 61 Revisited album
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 Andrew McKnight “Wildwood Flower (traditional)/The Old Hundred Road” – Something Worth Standing For CD www.andrewmcknight.net
*Kris Delmhorst “Pretty How Town” – Strange Conversation CD www.krisdelmhorst.com
*Yarn “The Loner” – Almost Home CD www.yarnmusic.net
Jack Grace Band “If You’re Gonna Raise A Drunk’ – Drinking Songs For Lovers CD www.jackgrace.com
Roosevelt Dime “Long Long Time” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
Shayfer James “Weight Of The World” – Counterfeit Arcade CD www.shayferjames.com
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 *The Symbols “Soon” – Be Here Now CD www.thesymbols.net
*Fierce Bad Rabbit “Rich Man” – Live And Learn EP www.fiercebad.com
The Modeens “El Camino” – Get With The Times EP www.themodeens.com
The Trapps “Say My Name” – Cheap Seats CD www.thetrapps.net
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Wasn’t that great” – Wasted CD www.promiseofthereal.com
Ryan David Orr “April, I’m Sure The Stars Understand” – Mordred The Quarter Known CD www.ryandavidorr.com
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*Raina Rose “Desdemona” – When May Came CD www.rainarose.com
*Rebecca Loebe “Land And Sea” – Mystery Prize CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Cary Cooper “Toes In The Water” – Pink Umbrella CD www.carycooper.com
*Lauren Adams “Evangeline” (Ernest Troost cover) – Secret Heart CD www.laurenadams.com
*Ernest Troost “Disturbin’ Blues” – Live At McCabe’s CD www.ernesttroost.com
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 Tom Principato “Stranger’s Eyes Part II” – A Part Of Me CD www.tomprincipato.com
Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “This Is How I Turned Out” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Kellylee Evans “Lost” – The Good Girl CD www.kellyleeevans.com
Debbie Miller “Much Longer” – Measures & Waits CD www.thedebbiemiller.com
Heather Styka “Contented” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
Anna Dagmar “Brown Trees” – Let The Waves Come In Threes CD www.annadagmar.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
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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:
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 4/15/12
namaste
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Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
www.radiocrystalblue.net
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twitter: @radiocblue

Radio Crystal Blue 2/12/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations http://www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia http://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.
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HOW TO LISTEN:
Feed Player at my home page of http://www.radiocrystalblue.net  It is active as a
popup window. Within the page you can stream/share/download the audio. You
can put the player up on your site or blg too.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
Yes, I’m on iTunes and all those places as well.

CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
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LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
REVERBNATION: http://www.reverbnation.com/radiocrystalblue
VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456 (updated)
TWITTER @radiocblue 827 followers
STAT BLOG: http://www.cblue456.tumblr.com
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 15.
You will hear music in several segments of top indie/DIY/underground
songwriters and bands, and also::
CD FOCUS:
VERMONT: VT Artists for VT Relief:  http://www.mallettsbayrecords.com
www.bluebirdpromotions.com
This will be the final first airing of material from this compilation.

RCB Novus Ordo returned this week. This show is one where I spin one song from as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background of each artist.
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So…how’m I doin’? Just fine.  Recovered very nicely from whatever was ailing me tho adhering to a better diet certainly doesn’t hurt.  Cutting out coffee and soda but getting back to some of my old ways soon enough.   I did skip one gig I wanted to go to, but am planning to go to one tonight; very shortly as a matter of fact. I’m covering a showcase at The Grape Room. Andrew Jude is on the bill. You’ve heard me debut him on RCB Novus Ordo. Johnny Action Figure also performing, another band I saw at Grape Room last time.     www.graperoommusic.com
Also scheduled to interview and see Lisa Biales perform at a venue in Center City, 2/15.  www.lisabiales.com

Any approved audio will appear at my field recording FeedPlayer:
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield

SHORTY AWARD voting continues!  Give a creative Tweet as your
vote for me in the radio category at
http://shortyawards.com/radiocblue?category=radio
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW:  @ttownparamours @AdamCrossMusic @thecityandhorses @VincentPoag @SteveMulry

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COVERAGE:
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.
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RCB REVIEW:
On RCB Novus Ordo: The aforementioned Andrew Jude with a song set in Philadelphia started this show. The Strange Heat had played a bill at The Grape Room and I debut them here.  Ditto for Glassboro, NJ’s own indie pop band Case Closed. Makar returns with newer material, slightly subduded, more piano than guitar on this disc than in previous ones.   Katie Pearlman, one of my very favorites, has a concept album “Girls Like Me” based on stories of the lives of women that touched her heart. The book referenced for her songs is “Note To Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All” by Andrea Buchanan.    The deep, dark, sultry bluesy voice of Lin McEwan closes out this show, Muzz Skillings producing her newest effort.

RCB proper:   Tony Mecca (and those Electric Heavy Mental Gypsys) playing a few shows while they ready a new album; I dug into their prior material for a tune.  Jeff Campbell and Megan Slankard  part of a songwriter-in-the-round 2/17 at Studio on 4th, Reno NV  Jeff and Megan composed and wrote the song I spun for you this week.  I spun Megan’s song directly after this one. I was moved by the depth and creativity of her songwriting. I’m actually reminded of Holly Figueroa (O’Reilly).  In fact I contacted Holly about Megan, and…well…I’ll let you read her response via Facebook.  Then a pair of CA-based songwriters (Giana Nguyen, Marina V) followed.    I did 2 segments of music featuring artists who are part of official showcases at this year’s Folk Alliance conference in Memphis. Heather Styka is a new name, gaining strong popularity in the folk category. I had used a quote from the matthew show and also the timely song “february” in posting the playist info.  Debuted a solo piano CD from Professor Louie, segued into West Coast Blues and then rockabilly (Rod Piazza, The Mad Tea),  Garrison Starr made a new EP for her fans; I took liberty of spinning from that one, following up with train-oriented songs (Vance Gilbert, The Nields). Closed out with songs by Lauren Adams and Ernest Troost. Ernest just released “Live at McCabe’s” recorded January 2011 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop.  Lauren reintroduces her Americana Music Circle at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than
April 2011..

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: http://www.musicsubmit.com.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: http://www.giglaunch.com.au
All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.
*********
namaste

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