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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 5/6/12


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.

Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rcbnew050612.mp3

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 5/9

Shelly Fraley “Just Don’t Wanna Be Alone” – Hush CD www.shellyfraley.com
Shupikai “A-Phila-Dilly” – Collector CD www.bobpetrocelli.com
New Riders Of The Purple Sage “I Know There’s Someone Else” – 17 Pine Avenue CD www.thenewriders.com
Robert Tormica “Everything All At Once” – Originals CD http://www.reverbnation.com/torbica
Jim Allchin “One for the Money” – Overclocked CD www.jimallchin.com
Chip Taylor & The New Ukranians “This Darkest Day” (bonus track) – …All The Perfect People CD www.trainwreckrecords.com
Marc Berger “Montana” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com
Anais Mitchell “Shepherd” – Young Man In America CD www.anaismitchell.com
Running time: 70 minutos
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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:
www.creativecommons.org

Here’s Radio Crystal Blue proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rcblive050612.mp3
(4) RSS:
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 5/9/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music:
Beastie Boys “The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin)” & “Dedication” – Hello Nasty CD
Beastie Boys “Shambala” – Ill Communcations CD
“A butterfly floats on the breeze of a sun lit day/As I feel this reality gently fade away/Riding on a thought to see where it’s from/Gliding through a memory of a time yet to come”
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Sci-Fi Romance “Broken World” – The Ghost Of John Henry CD www.scifiromance.net
Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Let It Ride” – Live In NYC CD www.westucker.com
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Rings On Your Fingers” – Church Of The Never Wrong CD www.sons.com
*The Kennedys “Kindred Spirits” – Better Dreams CD www.kennedysmusic.com
*Greg Smith & The Broken English “The Farm” – times like these CD www.gregsmithandthebrokenenglish.com
Heth & Jed “Up On The Farm” – Between the In and the Out CD www.hethandjed.com
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Sirsy “Again” (live at Revolution Hall, Troy NY) – BYOB CD www.sirsy.com
Lisa Biales “Blues Stay Away From Me” – Just Like Honey CD www.lisabiales.com
Kirsten Thien “Treat ‘Im Like A Man” – Delicious CD www.kirstenthien.com
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Don’t take me back” – Wasted CD www.promiseofthereal.com
*Antigone Rising “You Say You Want To Leave” – 23 red CD www.antigonerising.com
*Lisa Bianco “Breakin” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
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*These 4 artists are performing at Four Sisters Winery for the Muses in the Vineyard Festival, Belvidere NJ, on May 19 www.musesinthevineyard.com :
Catie Curtis “Let It Last” – Stretch Limousine On Fire CD www.catiecurtis.com
Trina Hamlin “Living On Love” – living on love CD www.trinahamlin.com
Carsie Blanton “All We Got” – Idiot Heart CD www.carsieblanton.com
Christine Havrilla “grounded” – In My Chair CD www.christinehavrilla.com
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Evangenitals “Hard Luck Song” – s/t EP www.evangenitals.com
The Portraits “Old Stone Table” – The Blushing Of A World In White CD www.theportraits.info
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M’Balia “Nobody Coming” – s/t demo EP www.mbalia.com
Roger Silverberg “Sinking Sailing Ship” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Beth DeSombre “Cross That River” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
Helen Austin “So Stay” – Song of the week CD www.helenaustin.com
*Carrie Elkin “Landeth By Sea” – Call It My Garden CD www.carrieelkin.com
*Danny Schmidt ‘Two Guitars” – man of many moons CD www.dannyschmidt.com
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Closing music: Beastie Boys “Namaste” – Check Your Head CD
Running time: 3 hours, 17 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:
www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 5/13/12
namaste
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Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
www.radiocrystalblue.net
www.facebook.com/radiocblue
twitter: @radiocblue

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
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
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HOW TO LISTEN:
Feed Player at my home page of 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 blog too.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This is the magic link to the popup player. It’s also at the home and
archive tabs of my website
http://fp.bigcontact.com/fp/flash/fp/fp.swf?xmlurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbigcontact.com%2Fradiocrystalblu%2Frss&r=1&t=1001

CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: (spot my Western Haiku) www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK: (no Haiku but..achoo) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
RCB DISCUSSION FACEBOOK group (dormant like your favorite volcano. This must change)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/273953255983866/
LINKEDIN: (biz) http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
REVERBNATION: (dormant too) www.reverbnation.com/radiocrystalblue
VIDEO content: (not dormant for long) http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
that TWITTER thang @radiocblue
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.
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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 1st Quarter Airplay Chart announcement


Vance Gilbert, on the heels of being named Artist of the Year for 2011 back in January, continues his presence on Radio Crystal Blue as the leading artist for the first 3 months of 2011.  Carolann Solebello, herself in 3rd place for 2011, also finished very strong as the 2nd place artist in the same 2012 time period.  Avi Wisnia gathered momentum to finished 3rd.
Ten of the RCB All-Time Top 25 are in this chart. Fifty artists in all made the list. These fifty will have the best chance to be named Artist of the Year for 2012 in 10 months.
The chart is built from a combination of progressive amounts of airplay (more frequent and airplay from past 3 months than prior quarters), and exposure (airplay plus artists I see in person and interact with in some form).
Vance led everyone in pure airplay over the past 3 months, while he and Carolann led out in 12-month airplay (April 2011-March 2012). Carolann led in top exposure.    The Trews, not on the chart, did have one of the better exposure scores.
Brother Sun make their chart debut this quarter, as do Christina LaRocca, David Wilcox, Garrison Starr, Helen Austin, and Randy Stern.

Have a look at the Chart tab on the site for full details.

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 3/25/12 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.

Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/rcbnew032512.mp3

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 3/28

Steven Graves “Outside Looking In” – Matter Of Time CD www.stevengravesmusic.com
Special Guests “Yes I Know” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/specialguestsfeaturingzoealpert
Swinging Steaks “All The Love” – Sunday Best CD (2008) – www.swingingsteaks.com
The Timid Roosevelts “Barnacles” – s/t EP www.thetimidroosevelts.com
Jon McAuliffe “Jack! Jack!” – In This Present Form CD www.jonmcauliffe.com
Aztec Two-Step “Rabbit In The Moon” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer “Blues Stay Away From Me” – Rockin’ The Uke CD www.cathymarcy.com
Running time: 58 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: www.creativecommons.org

Here’s RCB proper: 

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3:
https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/rcblive032512.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 3/28/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Wallstein” – Northern Lights EP www.intelligentaudio.net

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Bob Corritore & Friends “Things Have Changed” (Henry Gray composition) – Harmonica Blues CD www.bobcorritore.com
Eilen Jewell “Warning Signs” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
The Brehms “Red Dress” – s/t CD www.thebrehmsband.com
Teresa Storch “Mr. Moon”- Stream Of Concrete CD www.teresastorch.com
Loretta Hagen “Now That You’re Home” – Mud & Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com
Dare Dukes “Kick + Holler” – prettiest transmitter of all CD www.daredukes.com
Clarence Bucaro “Are We Gonna Make It Through The Night” – Walls Of The World CD www.clarencebucaro.com
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Here I spun a segment of artists performing at this weekend’s 5th annual Cape May Songwriter’s Festival: www.sscapemay.com
The Way Home “Halfdone” – On So Thin A Line CD www.thewayhomemusic.com
Donovan Rice & The Standing Cinema “Steady Machine” – The Space Race CD www.donovanrice.com
Lotus Hill “Forever Yesterday” – a new sun CD www.lotushillband.com
Meghan Cary “Invitation” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Allison’s Invention “Clean” – sweet and vicious EP www.allisonsinvention.com
Levee Drivers “Wichita” – s/t EP www.leveedrivers.com
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Heth & Jed “Desert Sun” – Between The In And The Out CD www.hethandjed.com
Waybacks “The River” – Loaded CD www.waybacks.com
Song Dogs & The Nightjar “River Woman” – s/t EP www.songdogsandthenightjar.com
Bound By Substance “Letters” – Dead Wrong EP www.boundbysubstance.com
Niki Barr “Miles Away” – Radar Radio CD www.nikibarr.com
boy + kite “satellite”- Go Fly CD www.boypluskite.com
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CD FOCUS: Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “little blue egg” CD
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 “three-fingered jack” & “any way i do”
www.daveandtracy.comwww.tracygrammer.comwww.redhouserecords.com
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the matthew show “Half the Man” – february CD www.thematthewshow.com
Carsie Blanton “Chicken’ – Idiot Heart CD www.carsieblanton.com
Sara Groban “Seasons” – Notes From Underground EP www.reverbnation.com/saragroban
Randy Stern “Into Your Heart” – Give CD www.randystern.info
*The YaYas “Price of Progress” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
*Honor Finnegan “Content” – Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
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More artists performing at the Cape May Songwriter’s Festival:
Rachael Schain “by your side” – happy happy EP www.rachelschain.com
Jamie Alimorad “She Is….” – Cornerstone EP www.jamiealimorad.com
Avi Wisnia “More Than Me” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
Roger Silverberg “Sinking Sailing Ship” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Katie Pearlman “My Movie” – Girls Like Us CD www.katiepearlman.com
Jill Cagney “Breaking Point” – it’s all in how you see things CD www.jillcagney.com
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David Wilcox “Little Fish” – Reverie CD www.davidwilcox.com
Brother Sun “Highway 4AM (Driving)” – s/t CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Helen Austin “Take My Time” – treehouse CD www.helenaustin.com
*Craig Sonnenfeld “Box Of Broken Glass” – Angels, Lovers And Fools CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
*Patti DeRosa “The Box” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
Craig Bickhardt “This Old House” – Live At Sellersville Theater CD www.craigbickhardt.com
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Closing music: Freebo “Something To Believe” – Something To Believe CD www.freebomusic.com
 
Running time: 4 hours, 28 minutes
—————————————————————–
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

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 4/1/12
namaste
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Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
www.radiocrystalblue.net
www.facebook.com/radiocblue
twitter: @radiocblue