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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 1/6/13


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.

Listen here:
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www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
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This show was distributed on 1/9/13

Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements “I Just See You” – I Just See You CD www.tracynewman.com
Matthew Perryman Jones “Poisoning The Well” – Land Of The Living CD www.mpjmusic.com
Deadweight “Silver Buckle” – The Red Sun God EP www.facebook.com/deadweighttheband
Doghouse Swine “Nonstop To Nowhere” – Dogs Of War CD www.doghouseswine.com
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans “Build Myself A Home” – Delta Time CD www.terryevansmusic.com www.theessink.com
David Rogue “Breaking The Law” – Victim Of My Circumstance CD www.davidrogue.com
War Poets “Be Like You” -Dulce et Decorum Est CD www.warpoets.net
Anna Cate “The Raincloud Song” – s/t EP www.annacatemusic.com

Running time: 64 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,
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
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
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(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/rcblive010613.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 1/9/13.

“The sun rises slowly/On another day/The eastern sky grows cold/Winter in water colors/Shades of grey”

Opening music:
The Animals “Sky Pilot” (parts 1 and 2) – The Twain Shall Meet
U2 “New Year’s Day” – Under A Blood Red Sky
The Breeders “New Year” – Last Splash
The Cure “Another Day” – Three Imaginary Boys
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*Ryan Tennis “Walk On” – Pack Light But Bring Everything CD www.ryantennismusic.com
*Levee Drivers “Leavin’ Town” – s/t EP www.reverbnation.com/leveedrivers
James Houlahan “New Year’s Day” – Misfit Hymns CD www.jameshoulahan.com
Family Cave “Walk Like” – s/t EP www.familycaveband.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Time Moves On” – Wings On Fire CD www.professorlouie.com
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Schwervon! “Truth Teller” – Courage CD www.schwervon.com
The Real Rough Diamonds “I Wanna Know” – s/t CD www.realroughdiamonds.com
Blue Sour “What Am I To Do” – S.U.A.D. CD www.bluesour.com
Aqua Cherry “Ripoff” – Drowning In The Shallow End CD www.reverbnation.com/aquacherry
Mercury Morning “Giving In” – The Aftermath EP www.mercurymorning.com
Late Cambrian “Lover’s Point” – www.latecambrian.com
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CD Focus: The 1861 Project, Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front.
This CD series of 21 original songs remembers and honors the Scots-Irish and
Irish immigrants who fought in the Civil War. From the liner notes “Every
singer, player and writer on this album, has a strong connection to Ireland, by
ancestry, by birth or just by heart.” All songs performed by producer Thomm Jutz
and a number of others. http://www.1861project.com
From this CD I spun:
“Dreaming Of Arthur McBride” (Thomm Jutz, Jefferson Ross) – Jefferson Ross, lead vox
“Free” (Thomm Jutz, Peter Cronin, John Hadley) – Tony McLoughlin & Peter Cronin, lead vox
“A Loneliness” (Verlon Thompson, Thomm Jutz) – Verlon Thompson: lead vox, acoustic; Sierra Hull, mandolin, harmony vox; Justin Moses, harmony vox
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Roosevelt Dime “You Have To Pay” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
Molasses Creek “Here Comes Rose” – An Island Out Of Time CD www.molassescreek.com
Renee Wahl “Heartbreak Thing” – Cumberland Moonshine CD www.reneewahl.com
Heather Styka “Dragon Kite” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
Marina V “Blue For You” – My Star CD www.marinav.com
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Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “Pickups And Blind Dates” s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Tom Principato “Strangers Eyes” (part 1 and 2) – A Part Of Me CD www.tomprincipato.com
Jann Klose “Remember Your Name” – Reverie CD
*Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent “Let’s Stay In Bed All Day” – Dig & Be Dug CD www.raisetherentmusic.com
*Jenee Halstead “Building You An Altar” -Raised By Wolves CD www.jeneehalstead.com
*Suzie Brown “What You Do To Me” – Heartstrings CD www.suziebrownsongs.com
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Closing music: Geoffrey Armes “After Dark” – Noor CD www.geoffreyarmes.com
Running time: 3 hours 24 minutos.

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: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 1/13/13
CD Focus, along with RCB Novus Ordo, will return that week as well.

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
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@ Silk City, 8/6/12


Local songwriter Mat Burke celebrated his latest birthday one day early with a Monday unplugged showcase presentation. This took place at Silk City Diner & Lounge just inside the Northern Liberties section.
I had not yet discovered the diner and wasn’t in the mood for food, but was there initially before being pointed to the lounge doors. I chatted a bit with Bucks Country acoustic-punk brothers Corporate Hearts. Mat was also outside to chat with them. I had ordered a Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA, strong bitter, flavorful stuff from Wisconsin. Got me off my edge after a while. This is a sipping beer, folks. A good sized bar, TV tuned into wrestling, some exotic paintings on the wall, attentive barkeep and generic rock show lighting to illumine 5 different regional acts.
First up was Chelsea Mitchell, a local singer-songwriter with a strongly developed style in sound. She had mentioned to me she listened to a lot of Joni Mitchell when younger. I was imagining her enjoying rather literate songwriters such as Elton John for such a muse.Her songs enchant the audience, one by one. Not much stage movement, no flash; just honest, truthful songs of love that command attention. Briefly she was joined by a guy on pedal steel and also banjo She closed her set with two songs on ukulele. I dare say she’s the doppleganger of Austin, TX’s Carrie Elkin.
 
The Corporate Hearts are Zach and Craig Needles. The brothers, based in Bucks County, sing their uncorporate hearts out in the spirit of antifolk and a decided punk attitude. Their songs are those for the working indie man, true tales of life as a starving artist. My favorite song from the set was “21 Is The New 65”, featuring the phrase “Not so much these days”. (And it mentions Kerouac, a favorite author). I had last seen The Corporate Hearts in April 2011, on a bill including Mike Herrera of MxPx, and NYC’s Gasoline Heart. It had bee the duo’s 5th show. Now with a demo and full album beyond this, they are steadily performing around the Delaware Valley, and toss many non-sequiturs their fans’ way on Twitter.
 
Rob, Lately is a solo acoustic/electric project by local songwriter Rob Malloy, late of the punk band The Holy Mess. With a confident pose, he performed mainly songs from his upcoming CD “Haunts”. Memorable songs included “Pistolita” (little gun), Rob next performs 8/28 at the North Star Bar.
 
Tonight’s host Mat Burke brought his personal style of country and modern acoustic. We had last met at the now-closed Tritone in December 2011. Mat has a great sensitivity that is evident in his songwriting, including the closing song, something of a confessional. He and Levee Drivers’ August Lutz kicked off their 10-day “Death Of Rock N Roll Tour 2012”. They will be performing in TN, VA and AL.
 
And speaking of Levee Drivers, it was an unplugged set tonight, as August led on acoustic, newest member Amber Twait on tambourine and harmony vocals, and Kyle Perella on pedal steel. If you haven’t seem yet, think of them as Philadelphia’s answer to Jon Spencer or Andy Friedman. Among the original tunes were covers of Dolly Parton and The White Stripes.
 
Better yet, check out this VIDEO, two songs worth. http://youtu.be/sqvyEPBjlJo
Mat told me it was a ‘weird’ lineup via genre, but each performer being friends with each other, it wasn’t truly weird at all. Especially not for a low-pressure Monday
After the event I was introduced to Josh Friedman from a strongly up-and-coming band called The Lawsuits. They appear to bring out the best of early country rock and 70’s pop, right in the heart of what would pass for classic rock from the 70’s itself. Josh recognized me and my show; he’s an avid listener! I imagine them as one of the two main sounds coming out of Philly, with acts such as what took place at Silk City representing the other half. The Lawsuits recently played the Caravan Festival in Maine. Upcoming shows are all in Philly throughout August.
More photos in the latest Facebook gallery

Radio Crystal Blue 8/5/12 news


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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
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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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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 4/22/12


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 4/25

Electrik Emily “Since I’m The Girl” – Stiletto Rock CD www.electrikemily.com
Kmang Kmang ‘In The Dangers Of My Imagination” – Drifting CD www.kmang-kmang.com
Adam Cross “Scared To Pieces” – sirens CD www.adamcrossmusic.com
Jordan Carp “Lost At Sea” – Slam Pig CD www.jordancarp.com
Arthur Nasson “I’ve Got a Flanger in My Heart” – West Cambridge Cowboys CD www.arthurnasson.com
Lara Herscovitch “You Are Beautiful” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.laraherscovitch.com
Adler & Hearne “Alarms” – Live At Eddie’s Attic CD www.adlerandhearne.com
Ronstadt Generations “Off To Battle” – Lulo CD www.ronstadtgenerations.com
Running time: 56 minutos
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This show was distributed on 4/25/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Memorializing Levon Helm to begin the show…
Opening music
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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Restless Islands” – Over The Edge CD www.professorlouie.com
The Band “Life Is A Carnival” – Cahoots CD
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the matthew show “The Lesbian Song (Southern Belles)” single www.thematthewshow.com
*Deborah Lombardi “If You Only Knew” – Sweet Revenge CD www.deborahlombardi.com
*Josh Joffen “Glad For The Chance” – Postcard From Antigua CD www.joshjoffen.com
**Jim Boggia “On Your Birthday” – Misadventures In Stereo CD www.jimboggia.com
**Tracy Bonham “Josephine” – Masts Of Manhatta CD www.tracybonham.com
Amy Speace “Ghost” – Land Like A Bird CD www.amyspeace.com
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Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
Sugar Lime Blue “Talkin’ To Yourself” – Far From The Tree CD www.sugarlimeblue.com
Fallen Riviera “Behind The Curtain” – Six Mines CD www.fallenriviera.com
The Real Rough Diamonds “You Don’t Know Anything About Love” – s/t CD www.realroughdiamonds.com
*My Pet Dragon “Love in Hiding” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
*Levee Drivers “Poor boy’s shoes” – s/t EP www.leveedrivers.com
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Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “Why’d You Do Me This Way?” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD www.karencollins.net
Spuyten Duyvil “Halfway Free” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Joy Kills Sorrow “Wouldn’t Have Noticed” – This Unknown Science CD www.joykillssorrow.com
Hungrytown “Never Realized” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Natalia Zukerman “Sorry Side Of Town” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Sarah McQuaid “The Sun Goes On Rising” – The Plum Tree and The Rose CD www.sarahmcquaid.com
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Aztec Two-Step “Living In America” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Vance Gilbert “Old White Men” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Jon Regen “Revolution” – Revolution CD www.jonregen.com
Alan Barrington “You Believed In Me” – Looking For A Novel CD www.alanbarrington.com
Jean Mann “Sleeveless Season” – Dream Of Goats CD www.jeanmann.net
Andrew Calhoun “Buskers” – Grapevine CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 3 hours, 6 minutes
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 5/1/12
namaste
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