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Radio Crystal Blue 1/20/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about January 20 and will be available for
about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I record,
you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older shows. Owing
to schedule demands, 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 returns as a separate podcast with 10 (ten) songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of each.
Each week through my January shows I’m airing tracks from The 1861 Project,
a series that touches upon the Civil War experience. We’re up to Volume 2:
From The Famine To The Front. This collection of original music recalls
those families with Scottish and Irish ties who fought in the war. From the
liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album has a strong
connection to Ireland, by ancestry, birth, or just by heart”. More about
this fascinating series at www.1861project.com

On Twitter: Monday RCB Twitter Trivia. Sometime in the 6pm hour ET I will give you 3 questions based on the airplay from the most recent podcast. All you have to do is reply with the correct answer. Good karma for the most correct answers (I’m on a budget, folks) @radiocblue

 
LIVE EVENT COVERAGE: I’m planning to cover 1 or 2 events a month in Philly. So far, there is one possible event to attend next week and I’m still seeking a second. I do writeups of shows on my website, and share most photos on Facebook, plus video on YouTube.
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SHORTY AWARDS:The Shorty Awards honor the best of short-form content across many expressions. This is the 5th annual awards.See who else have won in years past here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorty_Awards You can vote for me to win the acclaimed Shorty Award in the area of podcasting. Just surf to www.shortyawards.com/radiocblue then tick the dropdown area to select the category ‘podcaster’ (‘music’ is the default; this should be changed!). Then fill in a tweet on the page describing why you want yours truly to win the title and the hallowed glassware.
 
RCB REVIEW (the annotated version):
RCB Novus Ordo: Tom Brislin (Spiraling) is now situated further south and unveils a solo album, performing nearly all instruments. I spun an instrumental from that album.
RCB proper: Elison Jackson’s song “Man About Lowell” would seem to be about a hero, Jack Kerouac. Daphne Lee Martin on backing vox. Elison Jackson’s album is on Daphne Lee’s label Telegraph Recording Company. Veteran bandleader Chris Daniels (The Kings) released a solo album. Included is a section of songs recorded live at Telluride in 1985. The song I spun “Cabin Fever” from the live set was rerecorded in studio for this album as well.
RCB proper: Segment 1: Darius Lux and Sloan Wainwright perform at part of the Posi Music Festival in Orlando FL this weekend. Rather positive (posi, positive, get it?) and daring songs in this first segment, including one recent song from Tall Tall Trees. Segment 2: Eilen Jewell and Miss Tess share billing tonight (1/18) at Narrows Center For the Arts in Fall River MA. I had known of Miss Tess from her days fronting her prior band, the Bon Ton Parade. Her new band, The Talkbacks, swing and rock out a bit more, resembling Eilen’s own sound. DK & The Joy Machine is solo artist Dian Killian and her mountain dulcimer. Spun a special segment of music of artists peforming at the 13th annual Light Of Day Festival, happening all week in South Jersey. (and what’s funny is, I only now get the new Arlon Bennett CD in the mail!) Segment 3: New music from Jamie Kent and Big Rock Club are highlights. Churchill & Justin Levinson are at Higher Ground in Burlington VT on 1/19 (how high up is it?). Segment 4: Spuyten Duyvil & Putnam Smith perform at someplace called Rockwood Music Hall on 1/20. I followed this up with an Amy Speace cover by Red Molly, and a few other songs relevant to the subject of time. Final segment: Honor Finnegan opens for Brother Sun on 1/19 at Circle Of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA. A few more new tunes from Katie Ainge and Heather Pierson round this edition out.
 
HODGEPODGE OPEN-MIC: The mic, she is open. It is at HodgePodge, a variety/retail music establishment at 1212 South Street here in Philadelphia. I’ve been deputized to guest-host their Friday open mic on January 12 (tonight!). 5 minute performance time. Open to comedians, musicians, poets. It’s the only Friday open mic around! Signup at 730pm, event runs 8pm-10pm. More at http://circamotifs.wordpress.com/about/
Psst: There IS no microphone. Really! Sound travels very well in this establishment.
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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 or 2013 release date
If material is from 2011, it 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.
Be sure whatever physical package you sent is of reasonable length. I have a
residential address, so packages can’t be too dense or require a signature.

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.
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215 995 2234

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Radio Crystal Blue 11/11/12 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.
*****
HOW TO LISTEN: FEEDPLAYER
Look for a popup link on the home and archive pages at
www.radiocrystalblue.net When you click, it will open within the same
window. The player allows you to stream all recent shows, as well as
download and share them. Click the tabs within the player for more.
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.
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 14 and will be available
for about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
shows. Owing to schedule demands, 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
For this and the next several weeks I am bfeaturing a Nanci Griffith tribute
album
released by Huntington NY label Paradiddle Records. Titled “Trouble In The
Fields: An Artists’ Tribute To Nanci Griffith”, it contains music from
artists you’ve heard on my show plus others of their caliber. The album also
contains a narrative by Pete Kennedy. Profits from the sales of this album
benefit Mines Advisory Group. More about this album at:
www.paradiddlemusic.com www.maginternational.org

HOLIDAY music is now being accepted for airplay, both in digital and hard copy (preferred) for Radio Crystal Blue’s final show of the year, dated for the week of 12/16. Anything appropo for the time of the year (doesn’t have to be Christmas!!) from indie/underground/DIY/touring artists will be considered.

PhillyCAM: I’m happy to announce that I’m now a producer for this new public-access television network. PhillyCAM contains both live and on-demand programming by and for Philly residents and non-profits. The network contains has no restrictions against free speech tho certainly adheres to FCC guidelines about broadcast content. I have completed courses in both production and production management, and may soon enroll in a digital editing course to exercise more creative control on content I create. I’m excited to get started! I want to make a difference with this work on the local level, be it my own program or assisting on others’. I have a few ideas. How about you? www.phillycam.org
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COVERAGE: 3-4 times a month I go out to Philly-area gigs to do photos, some video, and a write-up on my website afterward. I do this for free, tho at some point in the future I might want to barter this work or be simply paid.
Right now I’m a free agent, no gigs scheduled in the next 4 weeks. Got leads on a gig to see/cover in the metro area?
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RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Happy to debut music from acclaimed songwriter Don Gallardo (and How Faw West). Susan Margolis, whom I recall seeing fronting NYC bands like Mouse and The Owl Motel, resurfaces with The Rosewood Girl. That Noise from California ride the leading edge of indie-pop. Thomas Patrick Maguire is a leading light in NYC’s antifolk scene.

RCB proper: As you might expect, with the annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA to you and me) conference in Kerhonkson NY this week, I did devote a fair amount of airplay to artists performing 2 of the major showcases there. Within, we hear newly released music from Bobtown, Jesse Terry, Anna Dagmar and Beaucoup Blue. Also… segment 1: Natalia Zukerman & Ellis are participating in Lamb’s Songwriter’s Retreat this weekend in Harbor Springs, MI. New music from Pi Jacobs in this segment. Segment 2: Justin Levinson & Peter Buzzelle participate in International Pop Overthrow 2012 in Boston. Segment 3: Oustanding songwriting from Megan Slankard and Fred Gillen Jr. (Fred’s song about Halloween and war veterans is very well done). Fred, along with Matt Turk, are at the ASK Gallery in Kingston NY on 11/16. Segment 4: 2 years after its release, got you some music by Lucy Wainwright Roche (daught of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche), and is already preparing a 2013 release. It wouldn’t be November without Craig Sonnenfeld’s “November’s Song”, nor Mark Erelli or Jean Mann’s song about moons.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Most submissions will be geared toward RCB Novus Ordo.

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
If material is from 2011, I will add to the RCB rotation but will not get
debut on RCB Novus Ordo. Instead it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general 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
MusicClout (NEW)
www.musicclout.comhttps://musicclout.com/contents/opportunity-1438-radio-crystal-blue-seeking-new-music-for-airplay.aspx
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
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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 1/29/12 audio and links


Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The show exists as a weekly podcast.
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This show was distributed on 2/2/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

“the accordion took its last breath/back on New Year’s Eve/and the cellos aren’t due into the warehouse/’til late spring, I believe”
Opening music: Marcus Miller “Silver Rain” – Silver Rain CD
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Ellis “Coming Home To You” – Right On Time CD www.ellis-music.com
The Brehms “Small World” – s/t CD www.the-brehms.com
Open Book “New Direction Home” – The Things We Keep CD www.openbookmusic.com
Fellaheen “Fiddle While It Burns” – Death & Frolic CD www.fellaheen.com
Chad Hollister “The Answer” – s/t CD www.chadmusic.com
Niki Barr “Worry” – Radar Radio CD www.nikibarr.com
Kosmic Daydream “Picnic” – piss & vinegar EP www.kosmicdaydream.com
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I featured artists who are peforming as part of the Millenium Music Conference, 2/16-19/12, Harrisburg, PA  www.musicconference.net
Jamie Alimorad “In Her Smile” – Cornerstone EP www.jamiealimorad.com
Adam Web “Smile” – Once We Were Stars CD www.adamwebmusic.com
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings “You Could Be My Lois Lane” – Another Roadside Attraction CD www.andyhawk.com
Donovan Rice & The Standing Cinema “Jet Stream” – The Space Race CD www.donovanrice.com
My Pet Dragon “Flow” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.com
The Happy Problem “Matador” – Head Case CD www.thehappyproblem.com
Levee Drivers “Poor boy’s shoes” – s/t EP www.leveedrivers.com
Finespun “Someone Else’s Year” – Fracture CD www.finespunmusic.com
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CD FOCUS: New Arrivals, Volume 4:Artists Against Youth Homelessness http://www.mpressrecords.com
Rachael Sage and the staff of her label, MPress Records, curates this fourth collection of DIY/indie songwriters and bands, all with relevant songs re the plight of homelessness.  All net proceeds from retail sales of the CD will benefit National Network For Youth  www.nn4youth.org
From this compilation CD I spun:
Rachael Sage “Big Star”  www.rachaelsage.com
JP Hoe “Safe & Sound” – www.jphoe.com
Lucy Woodward “He Got Away” (bonus track) www.lucywoodward.com
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CD FOCUS: Vermont: VT Artists for VT Relief  http://www.bluebirdpromotions.com   http://www.mallettsbayrecords.com
This compilation of 18 songs are all from VT artists supporting the continuing relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.  Proceeds from this CD go to the Vermont Red Cross.
From this compilation I spun:
Justin Levinson “Home”  www.justinlevinson.com
Casey Dubie “In Your Atmosphere” www.mallettsbayrecords.com
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*The YaYas “Willing Heart ” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
*Honor Finnegan “We Are Hearts” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
**Beaucoup Blue “Heartache On Horizon” – Hearts At Home CD www.beaucoupblue.com
**Red Molly “Hold It All” – Light In The Sky CD www.redmolly.com
Evangenitals ‘I’m Sad” – s/t CD www.evangenitals.com
Sam Otis Hill & Co. “Take Me Now” – Sand & Gravel CD www.samotishill.com
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Stephan Crump “Kudzu” – Rosetta CD www.stephancrump.com
Ben Knighten “Unattended Tree” – All I Want CD www.benknigtenmusic.com
Anna Dagmar “Brown Trees” – Let The Waves Come In Threes CD www.annadagmar.com
Athena Reich “Hey Little Girl” – Little Girl Dreams CD www.athenareich.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “All My Better Angels” – Angels, Lovers And Fools CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
Linq “Sometimes, Somedays” – Caught In The Act Acoustic CD www.linqmusic.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 3 hours, 38 minutos
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Next show will be recorded the week of 2/5/12

namaste
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