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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 8/20/17


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This show was published: 8/20/17

Jonathan Cavier “Right Place” – Blue Room CD http://www.caviermusic.com @jcaviermusic
Andy Palmer “Summer” – The Switch CD http://www.andypalmermusic.com @AndyPalmerMusic
Karen Lovely “Everything Means Nothing” – Fish Outta Water CD http://www.karenlovely.com @karenlovely
Twisted Pine “Lee Street Tune” – s/t CD http://www.twistedpineband.com @TwistedPineBand
Susan Cattaneo “The River Always Wins” – The Hammer & The Heart CD http://www.susancattaneo.com @susancattaneo
Jim Allchin “The Mexican End” – Decisions CD http://www.jimallchin.com @jimallchin
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Callisto”
http://www.soundcloud.com/flowerdove2168
http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisejones
Twitter: @flowerdove2168

Running time: 41 minutos
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production: Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove

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Radio Crystal Blue, in its 17th year online, is a weekly podcast that
features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a
freeform format.

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This show was published: 8/20/2017

Opening music:

“Uzi Morning'” – Uzimon (The Compassionate Gunman CD)
“Don Dada” – Supercat (Don Dada CD)
“Simmer Down”, and “Maga Dog” – Bob Marley and The Wailers

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Sinners and Saints “Old Bones” – On the Other Side CD http://www.sinnersandsaintsmusic.com @SinnersSaintsNC
The Sweetback Sisters “The King of Killing Time” – The King of Killing Time CD ww.thesweetbacksisters.com @sweetbackdish
Scott Krokoff “Sparrows” – Realizations and Declarations, Vol. 2 CD http://www.scottkrokoff.com @scottkrokoff
Katie Garibaldi “I Am” – Rooted Clarity EP http://www.katiegaribaldi.com @katiegaribaldi
Switchback “Connemara Man” – American Roots and Celtic Soul Live – Volume One CD http://www.waygoodmusic.com @Switchbackmusic
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Frank Migliorelli and The Dirtnappers “It All Falls Down On Me” – Bass, Drums, Guitars and Organs CD http://www.frankmigliorelli.com @fmigliorelli
Just Dave Band “(It’s Just Hard) When You’re In It” – Rules To Live By CD http://www.justdaveband.com @justdaveband
The Kurt Henry Band “Same Jack” – Flaming June CD http://www.kurthenry.com
Jess Novak Band “Inches From The Sun” – Inches From The Sun CD http://www.jessrocknovak.com @JessRock87
Love Ghost “Chimpanzee” – Love Ghost – Vol. 1 CD http://www.loveghost.com @LoveGhost_
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CD Focus: Dean Gitter & The Ute Mountain Gang http://www.utemountaingang.com
Coming through, and out of the folk music revival, of the 1950s and 60s, Dean has worked with many artists of the genre, both as producer, and performing artist. Dean had discovered, and briefly managed, the legendary Odetta. On this, his first album in many years, Dean explores the very roots of folk, and specifically the collection of songs, from poet Carl Sandburg’s compilation, “The American Songbag”.
The tracks I spun, from his new album “Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag 2.0”, were: “The Titanic”, “When I Lay This Body Down”, “Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue”.
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Dan Weber “I’m Comin’ Home” – What I’m Lookin’ For CD http://www.danwebermusic.com @danwebermusic
Mare Wakefield & Nomad “Rattlesnake” – Poet Moon CD http://www.marewakefield.com @marewakefield
Matt Harlan & Rachel Jones “Something Bigger” – In the Dark CD http://www.mattharlan.com @mattharlanmusic
Ben Bedford “Long Blue Hills” – The Pilot and The Flying Machine CD http://www.benbedford.com
Aerynn “If The Ocean Had No Edge” – Summer Leaves EP http://www.aerynn.com @aerynnmusic
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
http://www.soundcloud.com/flowerdove2168
http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisejones
Twitter: @flowerdove2168

Running time: 1 hour, 58 minutos
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production: Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove
Atmosphere: reflectorant

Recorded in stereo to 128 kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format, using Audacity software.

Radio Crystal Blue proudly endorses Teeccino, America’s #1 coffee
alternative http://www.teeccino.com

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Radio Crystal Blue 9/29/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about October 2 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.
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One of the favorite times of the year for me is right now..the time when I figure out who will be ranked in the next quarterly airplay chart. It’s a time of number-crunching, which I admittedly love to do, and be able to spill the goods in a concise manner. The prior chart results for 2013 are on,…where else? …the CHART page http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page
I aim to publish, on October 1, the results of the chart, and also a short list of those whom I believe are the finalists to be RCB’s Artist of the Year for 2013.
October 1 is also Radio Crystal Blue’s 13th anniversary. I have some of the same equipment as I did when I started, and some of the same songs. My psyche has changed most of all, as has the programming. Truly, the last 2 waves of change came here: 2005, when I decided to spin much more indie and a lot less major-label artists. 2007, when I got a bona fide mixer that more than does the job, and 2009, when I changed up the programming to be more inclusive of artists sharing billing with others that I already planned to give airplay to.
I honestly don’t have plans on how to celebrate the show’s anniversary, but I might be able to come up with something. If you’re curious about gifts, online searches turn up suggestions such as lace, textiles, furniture for a 13th anniversary. Doesn’t exactly translate to radio, tho I could use a new mic.
I’m still in personal celebratory mood as I’ve gathered a very good temp job. Even tho anything can happen on a job with such terms, I’m still very hopeful for my future, especially given that the job came absolutely in the nick of time.
A special dose of RCB LOVE goes to Renfro Foods, makers of quality jarred salsas, sauces, and relishes under the brand name Mrs Renfros. Their products contains varying levels of heat and flavor. Yours truly has extolled their virtues on my show (no doubt you know this by now). I found out about this company while shopping at a local supermarket two years ago. and at some point this week I tweeted that info. Immediately the company’s PR firm contacted me to see if I’d be interested in a sampler. Of course I’d be! I’m not partial to any one flavor, tho I will never tempt fate by trying the Ghost Pepper Salsa again. This was the stuff that hospitalized me. I have since recovered and don’t go for the hot stuff nearly as much. But, once a month I do try a different jar, and I happen to like their medium-strength Mango Habanero Salsa. www.renfrofoods.com

Also more LOVE to Teeccino. I learned of this company from an acquaintance, when I openly mused about coffee substitutes. I have stuck to 3 of the available organic coffee flavors, being quite partial to chocolate. Teccinno is available at Whole Foods, and is commonly packaged in tea bag format. www.teeccino.com for more.


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The annotated notes of this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: No better way to start than to have disappear fear’s music return to RCB’s airwaves. The award winning songwriter SONiA fronts this band. I chose “Start”, which has a world music sound, recalling theTango album that I spun the last time you heard them on RCB. Arstidir checks from Reykjavik, Iceland with their own brand of Icelandic folk-rock. Jim Allchin, late of Microsoft and a career in blues music on the side, returns to this genre with his latest.

RCB proper: Segment 1: Butcher’s Blind and Katie Pearlman are part of the 8th annual Port Jefferson (NY) American Music Festival, being held in mid-October. Some sort of Americana and roots figured across this segment. We hear again from songwriter Stacey Y, as she continues to make waves north of the 48. Segment 2 starts with a pair of similar sounding songs (My Pet Dragon, Love X Stereo). The Grahams’ “If You’re In New York” retains the urban roots of this duo-led group, against the ‘river roots’ sound of their new album. A pair of soul songs follow (Chastity Brown, Adia & The 7 Eyes). Segment 3: Patty Larkin. What more is there to say? Patty’s music finally graces my show and a short tune here that is twinned with another song from Meghan Cary’s 2012 album. Karyn Oliver’s tune ‘Slip Away With Me” on her new Magdalene album contains a bonus acoustic version. Naturally I spin the bonus version. Repeat airplay for The Keller Sisters here. Segment 4: 3 Penny Acre and Rebecca Loebe are part of the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival this weekend. A few traditional/European-flavored songs find their way here in the remainder of the segment.

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HOW TO SEND MUSIC:Send CDs to
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Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 9/22/13


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.

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This show was published 9/25:

Disappear Fear “Start” – Broken Film CD www.disappearfear.com
The Cranks “Last Time” – Orange CD www.thecranks.com
The Dirty Gems “I Don’t Wanna Die” – Vuja De CD www.thedirtygems.com
Jim Allchin “Trash” – Q.E.D. CD www.jimallchin.com
Roi And The Secret People “Phoenix” – Phoenix CD
Arstidir “Á meðan jörðin sefur ” – Svefns og vöku skil CD www.arstidir.com
Sky People “Don’t Be Alone” – Escapade CD
Thomas Hine “Owen” – Forgive My Future CD
Running time: 66 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

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

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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 9/25/13

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Opening music: The Orb “Oxbow Lakes” – Orbus Terrarum CD
*Butcher’s Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues CD www.butchersblind.com
*Katie Pearlman “Give Me That Moment” – Girls Like Us CD www.katiepearlman.com
Morning River Band “Lefty’s Last Blues” – To Suzie CD www.morningriverband.com
Pi Jacobs “Kickaround” – Urbanicana CD www.pijacobs.com
Stacey Y “Open Lot” – Set The Water Straight CD www.staceyy.com
Natalia Zukerman “Come Undone” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Owen Danoff “Have I Ever Fallen” – Never Trust A Man EP www.owendanoff.com
*My Pet Dragon “Lightning Inside “Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
*Love X Stereo “Soul City (Seoul City)” – Off The Grid EP www.lovexstereo.com
*The Grahams “If You’re In New York” – Riverman’s Daughter CD www.thegrahamsmusic.net
Chastity Brown “When We Get There” – Back-road Highways CD www.chastitybrownmusic.com
Adia And The 7 Eyes “Demons” – Live From The Alley EP www.adiasound.com
Lisa Bianco “No Doubt About It” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy “I’ll See You There” – Are You Conspirienced? CD www.dansheehan.net
Patty Larkin “New Motel” – Still Green CD www.pattylarkin.com
Meghan Cary “Thursdays” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Karyn Oliver “Slip Away With me” (bonus acoustic track) – Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
Deborah Lombardi “If You Only Knew” – Sweet Revenge CD www.deborahlombardi.com
The Keller Sisters “Those Baby Blues” – Shine EP www.thekellersisters.com
Vance Gilbert “Dragonfly Wings” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Jason Spooner “Seed In The Ground” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
*3 Penny Acre “Lightening Bug” – Rag And Bone CD www.3pennyacre.com
*Rebecca Loebe “Vagabond Prayer” – Circus Heart CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Debra Cowan “Teh Rose You Wore For Me” – Among Friends CD www.debracowan.com
Dana And Susan Robinson “American Hornpipe” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
John Roy Zat “Irish Waltz” – Solo CD www.royzat.com
David Garlitz “Ton Petit Bebe” – EP www.davidgarlitz.com
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Indian Summer” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 13 minutos
Atmosphere: nightwatching
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Radio Crystal Blue 5/13/12 news


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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 16 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.
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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REVIEW of the showcase I attended at Kung Fu Necktie is available on my website, and more directly at

VIDEO of Country Mice: http://youtu.be/-RDRsJrkqfQ
VIDEO of Cold Roses, Philly rock band who opened the showcase: http://youtu.be/WOxiT7jQric
STATS. The home and archive pages of my main website are doing the best in terms of views. Not surprisingly, the posts reflecting the live show coverage are getting the most hits. So far, the show from 2/10 at The Grape Room has received the most hits, along with my Chart and Bio pages. In the running for photo of the year is my shot of The Tressels: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/02/12/the-grape-room-21012/2012_0211rcb0046/
Most of the viewers of my site are in North America, tho there is some love from 11 other countries including Malaysia!Radio Crystal Blue’s link appears on www.indieonthemove.com in the section listing National Radio Contacts! Musicians must follow this website for information on which venues need artists to play, and whose looking for venues.
Also giving some outward RCB love: www.rogersilverberg.com www.promiseofthereal.com
www.stevengravesmusic.com www.jodiroadie.com

FANDALISM: www.fandalism.com/radiocblue Even tho I’m not a musician, I built a presence on the site to encourage conversation. I’ve started to give props to some regional artists as well as dialogue. I like the Facebook interaction through the site. Are you on Fandalism?
DREAM JOB?: It isn’t exactly radio. It’s more like film. I’ll never get away from radio, but I’m beginning to seriously explore the film industry, generally as freelance but also as a long-term career move. Next month I’m taking a class in this area, and we’ll see where it leads.TROUBLESHOOTING: One listener expressed some trouble accessing the show via an old Mac computer. Does anyone have suggestions on better listening to Radio Crystal Blue through a Mac?

In the area of handicapping, I’m exploring different variables to play, tho I only wager money now on the larger races in the year. In case you wondered, I did have the Kentucky Derby winner in advance, for the 2nd year in a row. I had selected I’ll Have Another in the 2nd of three Future Wager pools, and collected more for a win bet than those who waited until race day to bet him. I post almost weekly now to my blog on Tumblr about races and angles. The next feature will focus on Preakness Stakes Day before the big race next week. www.cblue456.tumblr.com for the rest of the story.
Currently on the WISH LIST:
A newer microphone and mixer for the show.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @indieislands @lovisalaylow @GrooveTrain5 @GSBrokenEnglish @rebeccabrandt4
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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.Next shows I’m planning to cover are
*Paper Doll with other bands at The Grape Room, Saturday 5/12:
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Shupikai is NYC bluesman Bob Petrocelli’s instrumental group. New Riders Of The Purple Sage have resurfaced for a new album, out on Woodstock Records, the folks who bring you Professor Louie among others. Jim Allchin is known for his tenure at Microsoft as much as his role as a musician; I spun from his second solo album. Chip Taylor also receives airplay here. Chip is the composer of very famous songs made popular by Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Jimi Hendrix, and others. A great country/rock success story all his own. I spun the bonus track from his latest CD, which memorializes victims of a gunfire massacre last summer in Oslo and Utoya in Norway. Marc Berger’s album “Ride” celebrates his love of the American West. Listen for Eric “Roscoe” Ambel on backing vocals on the track I spun. The incredible Anais Mitchell is also part of this show as I aired a track from her new album, her first independently-released album, in fact.

RCB proper: Growing up in Brooklyn in the mid-80’s I fondly remember many a car radio blasting “Brass Monkey” tho I had little idea as to who were making that racket. Well I soon found out about the Beastie Boys and really took to the Check Your Head album all the way up through Hello Nasty, which I consider their magnum opus. Most people either love or hate Paul’s Boutique. I am not crazy about it but you can’t deny the beats they used. Meanwhile, I memorialized Adam Yauch spinning a few tracks from the group’s discography. Shambala features the chanting of Buddhist monks. I would close the show with “Namaste” off of Check Your Head, a moving tune with MCA on the mic. Segment 1: Sci-Fi Romance returns with a concept album about the John Henry legend. Stayed in a country/rock/jam/spirit vibe for the rest of this segment. The Kennedys, and Greg Smith & The Broken English performed at City Winery on May 8 for the release of the compilation “Occupy This Album” benefiting the Occupy movement. Segment 2: Spun another from the new album by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, plus recently released music by Antigone Rising and Lisa Bianco. Both artists share billing at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on May 11 (yikes, that’s tonight!). Segment 2 was mostly blues into rock, plus brand new music by Lisa Biales, sharing vocal duties with songwriter/producer EG Kight. Spun music of 4 songwriters who are performing at the Music In The Vineyard Festival, Belvidere NJ, May 19. Segment 4 kicks off with 2 very similar sounding songs by M’Balia and Roger Silverberg. Listening to the chords in the beginning. There were elements of bodies of water in just about all the songs. Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt continue to tour many shows, and their songs finish out this segment.

*****************************************************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
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I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
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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
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cblue456@comcast.net
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