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Radio Crystal Blue 7/22/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 25 and will be available for
the rest of the year.
Owing to schedule demands, I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon
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 6 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each
In the prior week I had promised a review of a showcase I attended at The Fire, which included music by At Sea. Here’s a link to the review:

I’ve agreed to take part in Ariel Publicity’s 6th Digital Press Conference, scheduled for July 31. I’ll be remotely attending via Skype and interviewing some of their clients. The audio of the interview will be made available once everything is cleared. More about this event at www.arielpublicity.com
WIKI: I’d like to see Radio Crystal Blue grow its online presence with more of a Wiki presence. Some of you know that I have a YahooGroup attached to the show. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/radiocrystalblue Back in 2001 I built this to foster conversation and interest in the show. Lately I’ve become the only one contributing and posting archives of older shows. You can see every show with a playlist on here going back to 2001, just when I started to spin indie/underground songs. This actually predates the time I was really immersed in the music scene in NYC. I’d like to take all the info and make some use of it for my own website. You might wonder who got airplay in a particular show, or what segments held a specific genre, theme, an so forth. What would you like to see? I’ll take suggestions on how to build and grow this presence.

WORK: I’m seeking a day job in the areas of support/admin/clerical/research,
within a 15 mile radius of Philadelphia. Contact me if you know of a job
that befits my requirements.
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @clearcoversongs @IAlabel @DownwardDogs @sicmanofva @Tom0Perry

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Right now here’s what I’ve planned to see:
The Trews, and the StereoFidelics, at The Grape Room:
7/25. www.thetrewsmusic.com www.stereof.com www.graperoommusic.com
8/18 is The Mont Clare Summer Jam in Mont Clare, PA, with acts such as headliners Blue Coupe (members of Blue Oyster Cult & Alice Cooper), Low Society, and regional acts like Kingsnake, The Watchmen, The Noid, and others. My exact involvement is undetermined at this moment. www.rocknrolltheworld.com for more.

Radio Crystal Blue continues to circulate the good word on some websites:
RCB Novus Ordo: Jenee Halstead returns to the RCB airwaves with a new album, and with songs that were written just prior to recording the album. Rock band Friction Land arise out of the ashes of the band Friction. Foolish Ida is a project by Sarah Rabdau, memorializing a Maurice Sendak character in a song cycle. During the show I read the letter that she composed to Maurice, a letter she never got to send, as the author passed away just prior to the CD release event. Spun music of 2 artists who are pillars of the indie/underground/DIY music scene in Philly: Griz (Chris Grunwald), and Reverend TJ McGlinchey.
RCB proper: I dug out another CD from the long-defunct huH music service, and a great ambient-techno tune by Future Sound Of London. A lot of segments this week. Two segments contained music by artists performing as part of the Huntington (NY) Folk Festival. The 2nd of these 2 segments featured artists who have some connection to each other, mainly in appearing on each other’s recordings. Also receiving airplay were artists who are part of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist Showcase. Segment 1 features more music from Justin Levinson & The Valcours. Segment 2 of the standard segments includes Ratham Stone, who have recently changed band personnel. My Pet Dragon and Lisa Bianco share billing at NYC’s City Winery in August. Wormburner’s song “Some Summer’ is a good seasonal song. Segment 3: Mark Erelli & Eilen Jewell perform in NYC’s Stuyvesant Town on 7/21. Spun another new tune by Joy Mills (of The Starlings) and by Dan May. Segment 4 started with Anna Dagmar, Linq, and Beth DeSombre. Anna and Linq were part of a triple bill in MA 7/19. Anna and Beth are part of a songwriter showcase at The Burren Backroom, 7/22. Closed with another new song by Adler & Hearne, this from an album recorded at Eddie’s Attic in GA last year.
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 7/15/12

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
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This show was distributed on 7/18/12
Jenee Halstead “Get Good With It” – Raised By Wolves CD www.jeneehalstead.com

The Hard Road Trio “Crack In The Sky” – Monticello CD www.hardroadtrio.com
Friction Land “Giving It All Away” – s/t CD www.frictionland.com
Foolish Ida “I Tried” – Book II EP www.foolishida.com www.sarahrabdau.com
Griz “The Slow Response” – The Secret In The Garden CD www.grizmusic.com
Reverend TJ McGlinchey “Don’t Be Afraid” – Tell Me To Stay CD www.revtj.com
Running time: 53 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:
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This show was distributed on 7/18/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
Opening music: Future Sound Of London “Deseo Reconstruction” – huH Music Service techno issue compilation from 1995

Teresa Storch “Stream Of Concrete” – Stream Of Concrete CD www.teresastorch.com
The Symbols “Soon” – Be Here Now EP www.thesymbols.net
John Brodeur “Dying For Me” – Tiger Pop Ten CD www.johnbrodeur.com
Justin Levinson & The Valcours “Bar Scene” – This Side Of Me, This Side Of You CD www.justinlevinson.com
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings “Mason-Dixon Line” – Another Storyline CD www.andyhawk.com
Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Bigshot Of The Honkytonk” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
These artists are performing in this month’s Huntington Folk Festival www.fmshny.org
David Goldman “Put Your Squeeze On Me” – Light In The Tunnel CD www.davidgoldman.com
Loretta Hagen “Take Me” – Mud and Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com
Katie Pearlman “Give Me That Moment” – Girls Like Us CD www.katiepearlman.com
Claudia Nygaard “Say It” – Let The Storm Roll In CD www.claudianygaard.com
Elaine Romanelli “Fly” – Real Deal CD www.elaineromanelli.com


Remember September “Innocence” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
Sirsy “Wishless” – BYOB compilation CD www.sirsy.com
Darius Lux “What I Feel” – Time Is Now CD www.dariuslux.com
Ratham Stone “Dancing In A Rainstorm” – Enough To Last CD www.rathamstone.com
*My Pet Dragon “Lightning Inside” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
*Lisa Bianco “Breakin’ ” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
Wormburner “Some Summer” – Placed By The Gideons CD www.wormburnerband.com
Aqua Cherry “Seasons” – www.reverbnation.com/aquacherry


These artists are part of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Arist Showcase www.falconridgefolk.com
Ryan Tennis “Big Bamboo” – goodbye to the ground EP www.ryantennismusic.com
Kate Klim “More Than You Know” – Kamikaze Love CD www.kateklim.com
Chris Kokesh “A Night Like This” – October Valentine CD www.chriskokesh.com
Cary Cooper “Jimmy Stewart” – Pink Umbrella CD www.carycooper.com
More artists performing in this year’s Huntington Folk Festival:
Sharon Goldman “Weekend Afternoon”- Sleepless Lullaby CD www.sharongoldmanmusic.com
Meg Braun “August” – Broken Places CD www.megbraun.com
Carolann Solebello “Hound Dogs In August” – threshold CD www.carolannsolebello.com
Honor Finnegan “We Are Hearts” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
The YaYas “Willing Heart” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
Josh Joffen “Glad For The Chance” – Postcard From Antigua CD www.joshjoffen.com
*Mark Erelli “Basement Days” – little vigils CD www.markerelli.com
*Eilen Jewell “That’s Where I’m Going” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Joy Mills “Best Show In Town” – trick of the eye CD www.joymills.com
Jeneen Terrana “All Of You” – See The Light CD www.jeneenterrana.com
Dan May “The Field” – Dying Breed CD www.danmaycd.com
Chris Riffle “downstream” – I am not from here CD www.chrisriffle.com
Aurical “Work Song” – Something To Say CD www.auricalmusic.com
*Anna Dagmar “Falling Star” – Satellite CD www.annadagmar.com
*Linq “Where Will The Wild Ones Go” – Caught In The Act Acoustic CD www.linqmusic.com
*Beth DeSombre “Crawfordsville, Indiana” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
Jill Cagney “Riverbed” – It’s All In How You See Things CD www.jillcagney.com
Heather Pierson “The Perfect Shade Of Green” – Make It Mine CD www.heatherpierson.com
Adler & Hearne “The Day We Buried Our Secrets” – Live At Eddie’s Attic CD www.adlerandhearne.com
Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art of Love: Music of Machaut CD www.robertsadin.com
Running time: 4 hours, 25 minutes

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