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Radio Crystal Blue 2/9/14 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR:
www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Wampus Multimedia www.wampus.com
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
www.creativecommons.org
*****
HOW TO LISTEN:
Each show is usually published by Wednesday or Thursday weekly. There are
now two main hubs where to hear Radio Crystal Blue
(1) via Big Contact, my podcast provider: There is a Feed Player at
www.radiocrystalblue.net Just click the link to open it, and select from the
tabs to download and stream the audio from the particular show. You can also
embed the player on your site or blog.
The FeedPlayer is generated with Flash. If you don’t have Flash, you can get
this at
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
These players are also available at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu which
renders the player as a Web page.
Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.

(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on
www.archive.org with similar download, stream and embed links. Just look for
Radio Crystal Blue and the date of the week I published the show (I use the
Sunday date) The shows kept here will remain in perpetuity.

RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on www.archive.org Use the search
term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that
don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG
www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
THE VISION:
https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/07/28/my-personal-and-radio-vision/

—–
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 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 6-8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.

*****
Happy to report one element of the big vision is completing. I’ve landed a 3-month temporary assignment here in Philadelphia. I figure that my budget will be balanced out in a matter of 3-4 weeks. Looking into March, assuming the job is still there, I will be planning out shows to attend and review, along with possibly attending more courses at PhillyCAM, and seeing other ways to expand Radio Crystal Blue. I also am thinking about some New Age work that I could use for myself and others.

Do you know that I’ve now lived here 3 years already? I get reminders at times of who I am and what I’m learning . One quality is resilience. Not a coarseness or toughness, but something that resembles hardiness, much like the people that I associate with in Philadelphia. I want to live here as long as I’m able to.
I am always seeking new music for airplay. If you are aware of a strong concept or compilation that you’d like to hear, let me know. Ideally it should be one that I can feature track for track.
I’d also like some ideal opening music. Youv’e heard me spin anything from chicha, to chill, to ambient to standard. Any suggestions? Let me know!

RCB REWIND: Veteran Nashville-area music songwriter Wyatt Easterling returns with a new album, as do Shoebox Letters, a Portland OR indie rock band. Sharon Goldman, from NYC, also has new music as part of this show, (with some awesome personnel who recorded the album) and I included a song for that particular big holiday in February. Michael Jerling is also heard with his first new album in 4 years.

RCB proper: Beggar’s Ride & Disappear Fear perform at a benefit concert on February 15 in Baltimore. Hungry For Music is ‘an organization that brings musical instruments to underserved children’. These two groups, along with ‘Japanese-gypsy-rock’ band Kagero, make up the best segue from this show, focusing on open enemies. Another V-Day song (of sorts) from Jamie McLead Band appears in Segment 2. Segment 3 is a more folk oriented segment, including a delightful song from The Melodic Miners (not to be confused with The Miners, from Philly). Segment 4 has some songs of doubt and quiet acceptance all throughout. The Kennedys and Peyton Tochterman are at Burlap & Bean, in nearby Newtown Square, PA, on 2/22. Some wonderfully orchestral folk music heard following these in The Universal Thump and Sons Of The Never Wrong (hm, that might be a nice billing there).

——
HOW TO SEND MUSIC:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
residence. Please indicate release date. No material released before April 2013
accepted. Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Compilations or great concept albums, ones I can feature track-for-track,
are highly encouraged.
Digital albums are acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list.

EPK (those are what we call electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. You may have better luck with MusicSubmit as I’m not currently listed with the other two organizations.
If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD
.
—-
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

 

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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 2/2/14 show info


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.

HOW TO LISTEN

Via Big Contact:

Podcast page: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/rcbnew020214.mp3
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog.
All shows accessed via this player are archived for one year.

Via Internet Archive:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBnew020214
Stream:
mp3: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew020214/RCBnew020214.mp3
mp3 via M3U: https://archive.org/stream/RCBnew020214
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew020214/RCBnew020214_vbr.m3u
Zip file: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew020214/RCBnew020214_vbr_mp3.zip

You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows accessed via archive.org are kept on the site in perpetuity.

This show was published 2/6/13

Wyatt Easterling “If A Tree Falls” – Goodbye Hello CD www.wyatteasterling.com
Velvet Ants “Digitalis” – Solt I Olio CD www.velvet-ants.com
Shoebox Letters “Better Times” – Better Times CD www.shoeboxlettersrock.com
Shantell Ogden “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” – Better At Goodbye CD www.shantellogden.com
Sharon Goldman “Valentine’s Day” – Silent Lessons CD www.sharongoldmanmusic.com
Michael Jerling “Bigger Hammer” – Halfway Home CD www.michaeljerling.com
Running time: 46 minutos
Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

HOW TO LISTEN

Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/rcblive020214.mp3

There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. Shows in this FeedPlayer are archived for a year.

Via Internet Archive (Search for the show and date title at http://www.archive.org):
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive020214
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive020214/RCBlive020214_vbr.m3u

All shows at the Internet Archive are kept in perpetutity
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 2/6/14.

Opening music: Robert Sadin “Douce dame” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD www.robertsadin.com
***
Jodelle “Self-Portrait” – Better Than OK EP www.jodelle.net

Chase Gassaway “Out Of Hand” – Certain Circles CD www.chasegassaway.com
*Beggar’s Ride “The Enemy” – s/t CD www.beggarsride.com
*Disappear Fear “The Banker” – Broken Film CD www.disappearfear.com
Kagero “My Freedom” – Gumbo du Jour CD www.kagero.com
***
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution “Shine On” – www.brotherjoscephus.com
Jamie McLean Band “Cupid’s Greatest Thief” – Live At Gibson CD www.jamiemcleandband.com
Herbie D & The Dangerman “All The Guys Wants To Be Your Man” – Dangerous With Blues CD www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
Gatsby’s Green Light “Rukus” – The Forever Smile CD www.gatsbysgreenlight.com
The Kurt Henry Band “I Hear My Name” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free CD www.kurthenry.com
Aqua Cherry “Auto Kiss Proof” – Auto Kiss Proof EP
***
Melodic Miners “Long March” – Lead Me Back CD www.melodicminers.com
Davey O. “The Absence Of Madalaine” – Testing For Rust CD www.daveyo.com
Marc Berger “Take It On The Chin” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com
Jeff Brown “Acrobat” – Last Chance CD www.jeffbrownmusic.com
Hungrytown “Never Realized” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
****
*The Kennedys “Sigh” – Closer Than You Know CD www.kennedysmusic.com
*Peyton Tochterman “Smile” – A New World CD www.peytontochterman.com
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Window” – King Fisher King CD www.sons.com
The Universal Thump “Snowbird” – s/t CD www.theuniversalthump.com
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Bridges” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
Jenee Halstead “River Of Doubt” – Raised By Wolves CD www.jeneehalstead.com
Chris Kokesh “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” – October Valentine CD www.chriskokesh.com
****
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD http://www.barbesrecords.com

Running time: 3 horas, 3 minutos
Atmosphere: arrow-shining
***
All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info: http://www.creativecommons.org

Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
twitter: @radiocblue

Radio Crystal Blue 2/2/14 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR: http://www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
http://www.creativecommons.org
*****
HOW TO LISTEN:
Each show is usually published by Wednesday or Thursday weekly. There are
now two main hubs where to hear Radio Crystal Blue
(1) via Big Contact, my podcast provider: There is a Feed Player at
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net Just click the link to open it, and select from the
tabs to download and stream the audio from the particular show. You can also
embed the player on your site or blog.
The FeedPlayer is generated with Flash. If you don’t have Flash, you can get
this at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
These players are also available at http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu which
renders the player as a Web page.
Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.

(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on
http://www.archive.org with similar download, stream and embed links. Just look for
Radio Crystal Blue and the date of the week I published the show (I use the
Sunday date)  The shows kept here will remain in perpetuity.

RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on http://www.archive.org Use the search
term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that
don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG http://www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the
homepage.
THE VISION:
https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/07/28/my-personal-and-radio-vision/

—–
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 6 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 8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist

*****
I’m actually revising the posted version of my vision so that it’s current
with my
present line of thinking. That thought process has changed somewhat but the
core goals remain mostly the same.

I made some more progress with the work situation this week, and I intend
for it to lead to a job shortly. Financially I’m still hanging by a few
threads but some things must get done too…the usual things like food
shopping, new haircut, shoes, all those things.  I’m thankful to have at
least the means to accomplish all this.

Back to radio: Here’s some Radio Crystal Blue mentions:
http://www.risingside.com/news/blog/radio-crystal-blue
http://blog.jivewired.com/2014/01/album-review-in-spite-of-everything-by.html
http://www.wearetheyayas.com/
http://www.carmenyatesmusic.com/news/

RCB REWIND:  I love The Black Tongued Bells, a band that has some of the
elements of the Rolling Stones and 60’s blues and soul. It’s one trick, but
a darn good one. Paige Allbritton debuts here, a songwriter here in Philly
with a unique expression between high vocals and low-key electric guitar.
Risingside made their online radio debut with this program. Actor Tim Grimm
(Reasonable Doubts, Chicago, Code, Detroit 187) is also an award-winning
Americana songwriter, who has just released a new album.  Shane Cooley is a
new resident of Austin TX, and releases an acoustic duo album with Virginia
songwriter Paulo Franco.

RCB proper:  With the reporting of the deaths of Pete Seeger and TR Ritchie,
I had to scramble to change my programming at the last minute.  I dug some
albums that songwriter James Durst had sent me.  James truly carries the
torch for what Pete stood for. He is also a member of Work o’ The Weavers,
which faithfully cover the old Weavers tunes.  We hear some of this music in
the beginning.  Si Kahn, a songwriter and union worker in long standing,
also carries that same torch. I believe that Fred Gillen Jr does likewise,
and we hear something from the collective he’s part of called Hope Machine,
all Hudson Valley songwriters and musicians.  TR Ritchie had several albums
under his belt, and I only knew of him via his contributions to Cosy
Sheridan’s albums.  I attempted to find some inspirational and mainly folk
tunes during this show. Segment 2 gives us traditional tunes via Stephen Lee
Rich and Spuyten Duyvil. Segment 3 includes brand new music from Jamie Kent
& The Options.  Segment 4 has music from James Houlahan (borrowing from
Yeats),  Nerissa & Katryna Nields along with Dar Williams shared billing on
1/30 at Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT.  Dar is heard with backing vox on the
Nields’ “The Creek’s Gonna Rise”.  Final segment includes Beth DeSombre’s
“Resolution”, an ideal song to begin the year with.
——
HOW TO SEND MUSIC:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
residence.
Please indicate release date. No material released before April 2013
accepted.
Compilations or great concept albums, ones I can feature track-for-track,
are highly encourage
Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.

Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.

Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list.

EPK submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there
If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD
.
—-
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 1/26/14 show info


 

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.

HOW TO LISTEN

Via Big Contact:

Podcast page: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/rcbnew012614.mp3
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog.
All shows accessed via this player are archived for one year.

Via Internet Archive:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBnew012614
Stream:
mp3: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew012614/RCBnew012614.mp3
mp3 via M3U: https://archive.org/stream/RCBnew012614
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew012614/RCBnew012614_vbr.m3u
Zip file: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew012614/RCBnew012614_vbr_mp3.zip

You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows accessed via archive.org are kept on the site in perpetuity.

This show was published 1/30/13
The Black Tongued Bells “Jukin’ Joint” – Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell CD www.theblacktonguedbells.com

Paige Allbritton “Love Of A Lifetime” – Glue Me Together EP www.paigeallbritton.com
Decoded “Last Night” – Topanga CD www.decodedband.com
Risingside “Incitng Incident” – Arrow: The Onus Key CD www.risingside.com
Bob Warren “From The Sky” – The Poet In Me CD www.bob-warren.com
Tim Grimm “The Canyon” – The Turning Point CD www.timgrimm.com
Paulo Franco & Shane Cooley “Elizabeth City” – The Green Porch Sessions CD www.shanecooleymusic.com www.peflmusic.com

Running time: 60 minutos
***
All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info: http://www.creativecommons.org
Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

HOW TO LISTEN

Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/rcblive012614.mp3
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. Shows in this FeedPlayer are archived for a year.

Via Internet Archive (Search for the show and date title at http://www.archive.org):
Podcast page:
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive012614/RCBlive012614_vbr.m3u
MP3 via M3U: https://archive.org/stream/RCBlive012614
Play/download: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive012614/RCBlive012614.mp3
Zipped file: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive012614/RCBlive012614_vbr_mp3.zip

All shows at the Internet Archive are kept in perpetutity
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 1/30/14.

RIP Pete Seeger & TR Ritchie

Opening music:
Pete Seeger “My Oklahoma Home Blowed Away” – The Essential Pete Seeger (Vanguard)
Work o’ The Weavers “When The Saints Go Marching In” – s/t CD
Work o’ The Weavers “Healing River” – We’re Still Here CD http://www.workotheweavers.com
James Durst “O Had I A Golden Thread” – My Country Is The World CD http://www.jamesdurst.com
Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers “Brookside Strike” – Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions CD http://www.sikahn.com
Hope Machine “Sing Sing Sing” – Big Green CD http://www.hopemachine.com
Cosy Sheridan “Don’t Walk Away From Love” – The Horse King CD http://www.cosysheridan.com
***
Heather Pierson “Let It Roll Off Your Back” – The Hard Work Of Living CD http://www.heatherpierson.com
Spuyten Duyvil “I’ll Fly Away” – Temptation CD http://www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Stephen Lee Rich “Waterbound” – Free Range Sofas CD http://www.stephenleerich.com
Ellis “Comes Back To Me” – Whereever You Are 2-CD set http://www.ellis-music.com
***
Jamie Kent & The Options “Bonfire” – Embers & Ashes EP http://www.jamiekent.com
Tom Principato “Knockin’ On The Door” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD http://www.tomprincipato.com
Comic Tales Of Tragic Heatbreak “Making My Nightly Call” – s/t CD http://www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Schwervon! “Big Pink Eraser” – Courage CD http://www.schwervon.com
Marina V “Say Hello” – Inner Superhero CD http://www.marinav.com
***
James Houlahan “Wandering Angus” – Misfit Hymns CD http://www.jameshoulahan.com
*Nerissa & Katryna Nields “The Creek’s Gonna Rise” – The Full Catastrophe CD http://www.nields.com
*Dar Williams “This Earth” – In The Time Of Gods CD http://www.darwilliams.com
Mark Erelli “Everything In Ruin” – Little Vigils CD http://www.markerelli.com
****
Meghan Cary “Through Walking” – Building This House CD http://www.meghancary.cm
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “Why’d You Do Me This Way?” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD http://www.karencollins.net
Ben Bedford “Empty Sky” – What We Lost CD http://www.benbedford.com
Brooks Williams “Carry On” – New Everything CD http://www.brookswilliams.com
Beth DeSombre “Resolution” – At Home In This Town CD http://www.bethdesombre.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “Still Gonna Shine” – Redemption CD http://www.craigsonnenfeld.com
****
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD http://www.barbesrecords.com

Running time: 2 horas, 48 minutos
Atmosphere: revivalistic
***
All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info: http://www.creativecommons.org

Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
twitter: @radiocblue