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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 9/30/18


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This show, #448, was published: 09/30/2018

Grand Old Grizzly “Papa Was A Radio” – Pure Country Pyrite CD http://www.grandoldgrizzly.com @GrandOldGrizzly
Raveis Kole “Dawn Breaks Through” – Electric Blue Dandelion – Nashville Sessions CD http://www.raveiskole.com @RaveisKole
Heathcote Hill “Oxford Depot Blue” – Everlasting EP http://www.heathcotehill.net @heathcote_hill
Tragedy Ann “Too Soon” – Matches CD http://www.tragedyannmusic.com @tragedyannmusic
Nic Swales “Once More ‘Round The Bend” – Worker CD http://www.nicswales.com @nicswalesmusic
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Downtime”


http://www.facebook.com/djflowerdove
Twitter: @flowerdove2168

Running time: 34 minutos
Production/post-production: Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove
All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
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PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
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Twitter: @radiocblue

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Radio Crystal Blue, in its 18th year online, is a weekly podcast that
features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a
freeform format.

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Ask Siri to: “Play Radio Crystal Blue”

This show, #820, was published: 09/30/2018

Tom Russell – “Hotwalker” (Portion of “Harry Partch, Jack Kerouac, Lenny Bruce”) http://www.tomrussell.com @thomasrussell
Dan reads 2 passages, from Jack Kerouac’s “October In The Railroad Earth”
Rosie Flores “Boxcars” – Rockabilly Filly
Jefferson Airplane “Comin’ Back To Me” – Surrealistic Pillow
Peter Bradley Adams “She Has To Come Down” – from Esperanza: Songs from Jack Kerouac’s “Tristessa” http://www.peterbradleyadams.com @peterbadams
Neil Young & Pearl Jam “Song X” – Mirror Ball
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These artists performed during the Black Bear Americana Music Festival:
http://www.blackbearmusicfest.com

The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams “Sunday In The Rain” – A Box Of Everything CD http://www.slambovia.com @Slambovia
The Sweetback Sisters “One Day At A Time” – King Of Killing Time CD http://www.thesweetbacksisters.com @SweetbackDish
Jeff Przech & The Outfit “The Willows” – (s/t) CD http://www.jeffprzech.com @JPrzech
Goodnight Moonshine “Willow Tree” – (s/t) CD http://www.goodnightmoonshine.com @gnightmoonshine
Nerissa & Katryna Nields “We’ll Plant An Oak” – Sister Holler CD http://www.nields.com @NerKat
John Gorka “Night Into Day” – So Dark You See CD http://www.johngorka.com @johngorka
Vance Gilbert “For The Good Times” – Nearness Of You CD http://www.vancegilbert.com @vancegilbert
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Lynn Hollyfield “In The Balance” – (t/t) In The Balance CD http://www.lynnhollyfield.com @lynnhollyfield
Scott Sharrard “Faith To Arise” – Saving Grace CD http://www.scottsharrard.com @theSSband
Roger Silverberg “So Many Reasons” – The Old Dog CD http://www.rogersilverberg.com
Rebecca Loebe “Smoke Signals” – Blink CD http://www.rebeccaloebe.com @rebeccaloebe
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “Blindsided” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD http://www.karencollins.net
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CD FOCUS:
King Of The Road: A Tribute To Roger Miller http://www.deanmillerentertainment.com @deanmillermusic
Roger’s son, Dean Miller, curates this all-star tribute, with legends of country-western music, and some of the genre’s top-selling stars. From this 2-CD collection, I aired:
“Mouth Noises” (banter),
“Ooh De Lally” – Eric Church http://www.ericchurch.com @ericchurch
“Engine, Engine, #9” – Emerson Hart (featuring Jon Randall) http://www.emersonhart.com @emersonhart
“When Two Worlds Collide” – Flatt Lonesome http://www.flattlonesome.com @flattlonesome
“Reincarnation” – Cake http://www.cakemusic.com @cakemusic
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The Nouveaux Honkies “The Glades” – Loud In Here CD http://www.tnhband.com @TNHBand
Shane Martin “Barmuda Triangle” – Keepin’ The Night Alive CD http://www.shanemartin.com @ShaneMartinBand
JJ Vicars “Deguello” – Irreverent Dissident CD http://www.jjvicars.com @jjvicars
Delta Moon “Louisiana Rain” – Babylon Is Falling CD http://www.deltamoon.com @deltamoon
Frank Bey “Take It Back To Georgia” – Back In Business CD http://www.nola-blue.com @FrankBey2
Flatland Tourists “Nashville TN” single http://www.flatlandtourists.com @FLTourists
Drift Mouth “West Virginia Hitchhiker” – LIttle Patch Of Sky CD http://www.driftmouth.com
Neville & Sugary Staple “Wrong Shoes” – Rude Rebels CD http://www.nevillestaple.com http://www.sugarystaple.com @nevillestaple @sugarystaple
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CD FOCUS:
Darol Anger, Emy Phelps & Friends – Music Of Our People (60s Album) Compilation CD http://www.darolanger.com @darolanger
Influential violinist/octave mandolinist, Darol Anger, teams up with frequent co-conspirator, guitarist Emy Phelps, for a series of favorite songs, of the 1960s. The guest artists on this
album help elevate it, from ‘cover album’ status, to a new statement on New Acoustic (or, simply Americana) music. Many of their favorite musicians, in the Northeast U.S., contributed
much, to these songs. Darol has done similar projects, during his time with Republic of Strings, and a prior folk album, of highly arranged material, (Heritage), with major-label guests.
From this CD, I aired: “Stone Soul Picnic”, “Killin’ The Blues”, & “The Tattler/I Think It’s Going To Work Out Fine”.
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The Chapin Sisters “Ferry Boat” – (t/t) Ferry Boat EP http://www.thechapinsisters.com @chapinsisters
Happy Traum “Deep Blue Sea” – Just For The Love Of It CD http://www.happytraum.com @happytraum
Sarah Pierce “Mackerel Sky” – Barbed Wire CD http://www.sarahpierce.com @sarahpierceband
Michael Martin Murphey “Campfire On The Road” – Cowboy Songs VII-High Stakes CD http://www.michaelmartinmurphey.com @Rocking3M
Lauren Adams “Great Rain” – Secret Heart CD http://www.laurenadams.com @LaurenAdams
Melissa Greener “With The Weather” – Transistor Corazón CD http://www.melissagreener.com @melissagreener
Sam Baker “The Sunken City Rises” – Land Of Doubt CD http://www.sambakermusic.com @SamBakerMusic
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Eliane Amherd “Gonna Get Up” – Skylines CD http://www.elianeperforms.com
Jake Tavill “Gold” – Twisted Ideology CD http://www.jaketavill.com @jaketavill
Danny O’Keefe “Help Me Up” – Light Leaves The West CD http://www.dannyokeefe.com
Joe Jencks “What Did You Learn?” – The Forgotton Recovered Treasures From The Pen Of Si Kahn CD http://www.joejencks.com @JoeJencksMusic
John McCutcheon “Big Day” – Ghost Light CD http://www.folkmusic.com @mccutcheonfolk
Chris Kemp White “If I Linger” – (s/t) EP http://www.chriskempwhite.com @chriskempwhite
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”


http://www.facebook.com/djflowerdove
Twitter: @flowerdove2168

Running time: 3 hours, 58 minutos
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production: Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove
Recorded in stereo to 128 kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format, using Audacity software.
Atmosphere: birthday sprinkles

All content is free to listen and share, via Creative Commons License, version 4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
Celebrating 18 years on the Web
(253) 537-1096 or (215) 995-2234
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
dan@radiocrystalblue.net
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Radio Crystal Blue 8/5/12 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:
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about August 8 and will be available for
the rest of the year. It’s true. 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.
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On 7/31 Ariel Hyatt, founder of Ariel Publicity hosted her 6th Cyber PR Digital Press Conference. I was unable to attend this one. I had volunteered to interview several clients through Skype. Alas, something with my microphone and Skype did not jibe (the mic still works with my recording equipment tho). At a loss, it was decided that I’d send my prepared questions to those clients and Ariel would interview them. And so it was.

The interviews went very well, and the audio is preserved in my field recording FeedPlayer, also available with my standard FeedPlayer when you hear my shows. There is a different webpage devoted to this player: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield/rss
Same stream/share/download options too!
The interviews were with NYC singer-songwriter Jenn Summers www.jennsummersmusic.com and CT songwriter Jesse Terry www.jesseterrymusic.com
A third interview was undertaken with another but the audio file was corrupted, as I understand.

I’ll be contributing further interviews with other Ariel Publicity clients over the next several months.
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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.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who follow back: @KnittingbyTwi @marmaladesky01 @PeteHerger @BlueSourNY @Carla_Baron
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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.

Right now here’s what I’ve planned to see and cover for you:
8/6: Levee Drivers (occasional RCB airplay receivers), Mat Burke (met at Tritone last year), Corporate Hearts (on bill with MXPX’s Mike Herrera last year)

and more at Silk City, just north of Center City
8/10: Shane Cooley & Rosa Wallace at Fenix Bar in the heart of Phoenixville, PA
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.

RCB STATS from the last month:
My podium of countries accessing the site look like this:
Gold: USA (duh)
Silver: Canada (eh)
Bronze: Australia (huh?)
Most popular post is my review of the Grape Room show from 7/25
Top photo of the month is right here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/07/11/the-grape-room-71012/dscf0133/
Thanks to www.redmolly.com www.maxseidman.com and www.musicsubmit.com for assisting in publicizing the good word of Radio Crystal Blue on their sites.

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RCB REVIEW:
RCB Novus Ordo: I saw M’Balia in June at LOVE Park here in Philly. After her show, she gave me 2 new albums. You heard me spin one track from one of those albums. Also you’ll hear vintage rockabilly from Voodoo Swing and cool jazz from Project Grand Slam among the 8 songs I played on this edition.

RCB proper: Two of this week’s music segments were devoted to artists peforming at the Schwenksville Folk Festival. OK..it’s NOT that title. It’s the Philadelphia Folk Festival. But it’s not anywhere near the City That Loves You Back. Definitely needs a name change. Politics aside, some of the artists you’ll hear include Bovine Social Club (debuted on RCB Novus Ordo last month), HuDost, and Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. Dave is far away and long gone, tho the release of their CD “little blue egg” arrives on both the anniversary of his death and his birthday month in short order. Segment 1: All you need are unique first names, preferably female, and you know the music. Eilen. Garrison, Anais. The quality doesn’t get any better. Not to be outdone, Megan Slankard kicks off the segment with a great driving song. Renee Wahl with a magnificent country song with all my favorite guitars in it. Segment 2 presents more new music from both Tall Tall Trees, and Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. Segment 3: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, along with The Sweetback Sisters are sharing billing at the Heath Fair in Heath, MA, 8/17. Danielle Miraglia and Katie Barbato are right here in Philly on 8/4. Jessi Robertson returns to performing, sharing billing with Lara Ewen at The American Folk Art Museum, in the Lincoln Square sector of Manhattan. This event is today. TODAY. Hurry up. There’s a compilation CD being released celebrating the music of those who have performed on their “Free Music Fridays” concert series. Segment 4: More new old country music from Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, along with Patricia Silverberg. Marianne Kesler also returned to performing this week in OH.

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215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo show details 7/29/12


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.

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This show was distributed on 8/1/12

Jay Shepard “Last Man On Earth” – Harsh Mistress CD www.jayshepardmusic.com
M’Balia “Mother Of A Son” – Maybe CD www.mbalia.com
Voodoo Swing “Hittin’ On All Eight” – Keep On Rollin’ CD www.voodooswing.net
Project Grand Slam “Catch You Later” – Spring Dance CD www.projectgrandslam.com
Brian Lopez “El Pajaro y El Ciervo” – Ultra CD www.brianlopezmusic.com
Blue Coin “Devil to the Thespian” – the killing spree EP www.bluecoinmusic.com
Mark Cote “While The Clothes Go Round (The Laundry Song)” – Funhouse Of Your Mind CD www.markcote.com
Men Who Listen “As Far As We Can Go” – Men Who Listen 2 CD www.menwholisten.com
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Running time: 59 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: http://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:
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www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up link at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
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(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/rcblive072912.mp3
This show was distributed on 8/1/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Solar Flare” – Tales From The Shed, Part III EP www.intelligentaudio.net
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*Megan Slankard “Soundtrack” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com
*Natalia Zukerman “Howard Hughes” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Garrison Starr “When You’re Really Trying” – Amateur CD www.garrisonstarr.com
*Anais Mitchell “Shepherd” – Young Man In America CD www.anaismitchell.com
*Eilen Jewell “Long Road” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Renee Wahl “Around” – Cumberland Moonshine CD www.reneewahl.com
Peter Buzzelle “Gold Star Boulevard”- museum of CD www.peterbuzzelle.com

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These artists are performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 8/17-19 (Schwenksville, PA, NOT in Philly):
Spuyten Duyvil “One Fine Day” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Roosevelt Dime “Temperance” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
The StereoFidelics “Black Elephants” – Only Sleeping CD www.stereof.com
Bovine Social Club “Careful As You Go” – s/t CD www.bovinesocialclub.com
Gypsy Fuzz “Fortune Teller” – Searching, Finding, Living CD www.gypsyfuzz.com
HuDost “Trespasser” – Trapeze CD www.hudost.com
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Tall Tall Trees “Vacation” – moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
Yarn “When The Summer Ends” – Almost Home CD www.yarnmusic.net
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Moment In The Sun CD www.professorlouie.com
Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Baby Don’t Go” – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
BD Lenz “Brother, You Will Know” – Five & Live CD www.bdlenz.com
Song Dogs & The Nightjar “Wholly” – s/t CD www.songdogsandthenightjar.com
Automatic Children “Be Here Now” – New Is Beautiful CD www.automaticchildren.com
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*Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Fall River” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
*The Sweetback Sisters “Home” – Looking For A Fight CD www.thesweetbacksisters.com
Debbie Miller “Much Longer” – Measures + Waits CD www.thedebbiemiller.com
*Danielle Miraglia “Loud Talker” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
*Katie Barbato “Alms” – The Millay Tapes CD www.katiebarbato.com
**Jessi Robertson “sun storm” – small town girls CD www.jessirobertson.com
**Lara Ewen & The Unstrung Orchestra “20 Years Ago” – Ghosts & Gasoline CD www.unstrungmusic.com
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More artists performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival:
Shane Cooley “California Nights” – West Land CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
Mark Erelli “August” – little vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Brother Sun “Shine” – s/t CD www.brothersunmusic.comMarc 
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “hard to make it” – little blue egg CD www.daveandtracy.com www.tracygrammer.com
Avi Wisnia “Rabbit Hole” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
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Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “On The Beltway” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD www.karencollins.net
Marc Black “I’ll Be Gone” – Sometimes A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Aztec Two-Step “Living In America” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Alan Barrington “Circle Of Gold” – Looking For A Novel CD www.alanbarrington.com
Marianne Kesler “Poets Dream” – Pear In The Pink Thing CD www.mariannekesler.com
Patricia Silverberg “Hear My Song” – Don’t Look Back EP www.patriciasilverberg.com
Patti DeRosa “Storm In A Cold Room” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 50 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:
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 8/5/12

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
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Radio Crystal Blue 4/29/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations http://www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia http://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:
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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 http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
RSS: http://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
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CONTACT:
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TWITTER @radiocblue
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 2 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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Firstly, I must acknowledge the death of a radio hero, Pete Fornatale, who was one of several inspirations for Radio Crystal Blue many years ago. My condolences are posted elsewhere on the Web. I hope that I can make as much of an impact in people’s lives as he did. I will have a dedicated audio segment focusing on his influence at some point in the next show.
Apart from from learning about music (and radio) from Pete’s example, news came down that Kiss-FM, an R&B/hip-hop programmed station in NYC is also biting the dust, with sports programming taking over.   I have good memories of hearing music in the mid-80’s on this station. It will be missed.  I don’t mind sports programming, so long as it’s sports itself and not so much sports talk.  Still, one more station without music programming takes away more memories from all of us (not to mention royalties).

Fandalism is an invite-only social media website that’s just appeared on the greater Web radar. I’ve just joined tho I’m not exactly certain of its goal outside of friending/following/liking. Initially I see a lot of musicians and producers worldwide, not just the US contingent. http://www.fandalism/radiocblue

The Discussion group is kinda dormant.  Feel free to discuss RCB at http://www.facebook.com/groups/273953255983866/

I’m planning to go to a showcase at The Fire on Saturday. I don’t know any of the artists. That’s the point. I come to be educated and entertained.  I’ll have some pics of the event next week.  I go to about 3-4 shows a month to do photos/video.
I haven’t had interview requests in a while but I wouldn’t mind doing a few.  I do have to upgrade my recorder tho.
My computer is flying strong, tho it still has some issues with audio quality.  I’m pretty confident it’s recording in stereo but my recording software seems to think it’s mono. It could well be the mixer I’m using. For you gearheads, I have a Behringer Eurorack UB802. It might need to be replaced. Anyone with ideas on this?

A simple question for you to answer: What does Radio Crystal Blue mean to you?
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @deviawake @DirtmanTressel @jonregen @TofRedAbbeyBand @musicpartner4
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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.
Planning to work on 4/28. No other gigs on the horizon just yet.
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Songwriter-activist Lara Herscovitch returns with a new album. Some of the songs focus on the prison population in the US. Arthur Nasson has a new exuberant album that’s all over the musical map.   Adler & Hearne’s new album was recorded at Eddie’s Attic in GA.  Ronstadt Generations are 2 generations of musicians. Michael J. is Linda’s brother; he is joined by sons Michael G. and Petie on the CD “Lulo”, full of music inspired by life experience in the Southwest across 5 generations.

RCB proper: With the passing of Levon Helm of The Band, I memorialized him with 2 songs to kick off this show.  First was Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, whose history is well intertwined with The Band’s. “Restless Islands” features Levon on mandolin.   “Life Is A Carnival” is also covered by The Crowmatix, tho I opted to spin the original here.    the matthew show recorded a song at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis back in February, and this kicks off segment 1. Following this up was a song similar in rhythm and vibe by Deborah Lombardi. She and Josh Joffen performed at a new venue, 89 North, in Patchogue (LI), NY last night.  How about two songs with tuba? Jim Boggia and Tracy Bonham feature this instrument. Both appear at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) on 4/30.  Within segment 2: My Pet Dragon and Levee Drivers are part of the Launch Music Festival in Lancaster PA tonight. Segment 3: Spun from the new album by DC’s Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, then following up with other Americana/folk groups. Segment 4 began with some statements about American life (Aztec Two-Step, Vance Gilbert).
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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 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: http://www.musicsubmit.com.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: http://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
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234