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 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
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
CD FOCUS: Debuting next week is a concept album that has already received coverage from ABC News and The Huffington Post. “This new project features songs inspired by, or using the prose as lyrics for one of Kerouac’s darkest works,Tristessa, about a morphine-addicted prostitute with whom Kerouac falls in love.” “Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ features a select group of critically acclaimed indie rock artists…”
I’ll air 3-4 tracks next week and an equal amount for the weeks following
I lost my hard drive. Essentially it crashed without warning. I lost all sorts of downloads and download codes, ensuring that the music of those artists will never be heard again on Radio Crystal Blue. That is, unless it comes time to fit them in for programming and a code is still available from the artist or management. There was no warning for the loss of the hard drive. I was downloading a newer version of Java and simultaneously running a cache dump in Firefox. I was recycling the last 10 gigabytes of my prime hard drive. I do have an external one, which was unharmed.
Today I took most of the day out to reacquaint myself with the computer, which now has more storage space, and less bells and whistles. In so doing, I was able to restore from scratch much of what is gone. Some aspects of my show are lost; the quarterly and end-of-year chart scores to determine the quarterly and all-time charts are history. Totally gone. I can recreate the quarterly numbers, as I do have record of every artist that received airplay this year, but now it will take much longer to get that work done. Plus, unless I get older versions of my chart page available, I cannot determine the all-time list ranking conclusively.
Meanwhile I built a new presence at www.archive.org as detailed above. There are more options now than before to access the audio. There’s even space to write a review!
I’m still without work. Without a computer for a week, this last week was most trying as I had very limited access to the Internet. Since the computer’s return, I’ve gotten a lot busier with the search as I race against time, hoping to get my bills paid. I’m still behind on the rent and I don’t know how much longer I can go on here. Donations are most welcome at this time. You’ve helped me out before; it’s time to help once again. If you are interested in furthering my job search, and willing to run with my resume, please ask for this document from me directly.
HOW TO SEND MUSIC:
Send CDs to
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 from before 2013 accepted.
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.
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.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
I continue to seek outstanding concept/compilation albums for future shows, ones I can feature track-for-track (such as “Esperanza”). Do you know of one? Send it along!
Radio Crystal Blue
215 995 2234