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Radio Crystal Blue 11/16/16

Radio Crystal Blue, in its 17th year online, is a weekly podcast that
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Opening music:
DJ Flowerdove “Densum Chronos” – http://www.soundcloud.com/flowerdove2168
Segment of artists who were formal showcase participants in last week’s
NERFA conference http://www.nerfa.org :
Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes “And The Band Played On” – Welcoming The Flood
CD http://www.scottwolfson.com @SWOtherHeroes
Jacob Johnson ” ‘Thanks’ Doesn’t Pay The Fiddler” – One-Take Jake CD
Lara Herscovitch “The Bravest Thing” – Misfit CD http://www.laraherscovitch.com
The Levins “Great Constellation” – Trust CD http://www.thelevinsmusic.com
Brooks Williams “Rosalyn” – My Turn Now CD http://www.brookswilliams.com
Jessie Kilguss “Red Moon” – Devastate Me CD http://www.jessiekilguss.com
Switchback “Boxcar View” & “Rocky Mountain Express” – Kanoka CD
http://www.waygoodmusic.com @switchbackmusic
Jonathan Byrd “A Big Truck Brought It” – You Can’t Outrun The Radio CD
http://www.jonathanbyrd.com @jonathanbyrd
Delta Moon “Open All Night” – Low Down CD http://www.deltamoon.com @deltamoon
Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders “A Prairie Wind/Big Sky Town” – One
Virginia Night CD http://www.andrewmcknight.net
More showcase artists who appeared at NERFA:
Heather Styka “Sugarcoat” – The Bittersweet Tapes CD http://www.heatherstyka.com
Kirsten Maxwell “All I Am” – Crimson CD http://www.kirstenmaxwell.com
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio “What Else Can I Do?” – Still She Will Fly CD
http://www.heatherpierson.com @heatherpierson
Carolann Solebello “A Song I Can’t Remember” – Threshold CD
Dan Weber “Take A Liking To You” – What I’m Lookin’ For CD
Erika Kulnys “Keep Your Feet Moving” – Rise Up CD http://www.erikakulnys.com
Judy Kass “Vastness Of Now” – Beyond The Ash & Steel CD http://www.judykass.com
Heather Maloney “Oh Hope, My Tired Friend” – Making Me Break CD
http://www.heathermaloney.com @heathermaloney
Darlingside “Open Door” – Whipporwill EP http://www.darlingside.com @darlingside
Achilles Wheel “No Diamonds In A Coal Mine” – Devil In The Yard CD
http://www.achilleswheel.com @AchillesWheelCA
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Crop Dustin’ Blues” – Music From Hurley
Mountain CD http://www.thecrowmatix.com @ProfessorLouie1
Guy King “Hey Now” – Truth CD http://www.guyking.net
Jess Novak Band “Told You So” – Inches From The Sun CD http://www.jessrocknovak.com
Lorraine Leckie “Watch Your Step” – Rebel Devil Devil Rebel CD
http://www.lorraineleckie.com @lorraineleckie
Gathering Time “Silver Star” – Keepsake CD http://www.gathering-time.com
Mike Agranoff “First Kiss” – Ain’t Never Been Plugged CD
Avi Wisnia “It’s Only Me” – Something New CD http://www.aviwisnia.com  @aviwisnia
Lynn Hollyfield “Fear The Wind” – In The Balance CD http://www.lynnhollyfield.com
Monica Rizzio “Best I Can” – Washashore Cowgirl CD http://www.monicarizzio.com
Mary Beth Cross “Threshing Time” – Feels Like Home EP http://www.marybethcross.com
Elaine Romanelli “Shine” – The Hour Before CD http://www.elaineromanelli.com
Eliane Amherd “Gotta Get Up” – Skylines CD http://www.elianeperforms.com
Chase Gassaway -“Break of Dawn” – Certain Circles CD http://www.chasegassaway.com
Jean Mann “Pile Of Leaves” – Road Girl CD http://www.jeanmann.net
Hungrytown “Day For Night” – Further West CD http://www.hungrytown.net @hungrytown
Mary Gauthier “Walking Each Other Home” – Trouble And Love CD
http://www.marygauthier.com @marygauthier_
Matt Turk “Midnight on the Water” – Cold Revival CD http://www.turktunes.com
Doug Adamz “A Time For Peace” – Doug Adamz Plays National Steel CD
Closing music: Kosi “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover) – I Know Who I Am CD
http://www.kosi-sings.com @kosisings
Running time:  226 minutes
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Audacity, converted to 96 kbps.

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Radio Crystal Blue 12/14/14 show details

“Is there a time for tying ribbons/A time for Christmas trees/Is there a time for laying tables/When the night is set to freeze”

Opening music:
I recited Jack Kerouac’s short story “Home At Christmas”
Enya “Last Time At Moonlight” – And Winter Came
Tony Halchak “Christmas For Cowboys” – www.tonyhalchak.com
Suzie Brown “Coming Your Way” www.suziebrownsongs.com
Dan Miraldi “The Joy Of Christmas” www.danmiraldi.com
The Shins “Wonderful Christmastime” (cover) – Holiday Rules 2012 compilation
Britt Connors “Distance” – Warmer Season CD www.brittconnors.com
Steve Allain “Damaged Man” – Singles volume 3  www.steveallain.com
I aired the first half of my interview with Lora Nichols, aka DJ Flowerdove www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
Larry Saklad “Christmas On The Block” www.sakladmusic.com
Shawn Amos “Santa Claus Is Gonna Make It Right” www.shawnamos.com
MJ Hibbett & The Validators “Easy Christmas” www.mjhibbett.com
Billy Idol “Yellin’ At The Christmas Tree” – Devil’s Playground
Best Not Broken “Tell Me That You Want Me” – Falling In CD www.bestnotbroken.com
Moot Davis “Rag Man’s Roll” – Goin’ In Hot CD www.mootdavis.com
I aired the second half of the DJ Flowerdove interview here.
Daniel Christian “Times Like These” www.danielchristianmusic.com
Paper Flowers “Silver Bells” www.paperflowersmusic.com
Lonna Marie “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas” – A Very Merry Ukulele Christmas
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” & “Nanook Rubs It” – Apostrophe
Matt Harlan “Slow Moving Train” – Raven Hotel CD www.mattharlan.com
Annalise Emerick “Twinkling Lights” – Field Notes CD www.annaliseemerick.com
Esther Golton “Overjoyed” – Stay Warm   www.esthergolton.com
Emily Pinkerton “Evergreen” – www.emilypinkerton.com
Emily Zuzik “The First Noel” – www.emilyzuzik.com
Marc Black “Born Again American” – Sometime A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Aztec Two-Step “Living In America” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Dan and Faith “There Is A Path” – Simple Grace CD www.danandfaith.com
Sufjan Stevens “Christmas In The Room” – Silver & Gold CD boxed set
Simon & Garfunkel “I Am A Rock” – Greatest Hits
Passengers “Miss Sarajevo” – Original Soundtracks 1
Jimi Hendrix “Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne” – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Closing music:
Enya “And Winter Came” – And Winter Came
Running time: 280  minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Interview recorded 12/14/14
Atmosphere: merry, bright
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Radio Crystal Blue 11/18/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 21 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.

On the next show I will conclude the debut airing of 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

I already have another concept CD that will debut on the show after next, which is the week of 11/25.

Also for the 11/18 experience, I’m briefly reviving the New Music Sampler segment, to give airplay to artists that have been on my waiting list the longest. It will be like RCB Novus Ordo tho in a smaller, even friendlier form.

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
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @PhilPutnamMusic @_TheOats @jasonsaulnier @motorxanderson @SocialPotion13

I’m still pretty excited about working in new media and getting to work on projects that will be insightful and fun for Philly residents to view. I am a few ideas in mind, and yet there isn’t much I really can do until I take a few more courses and have a crew ready to assist. No clue when more classes from the public-access network will be ready yet.
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.

I was at a showcase at Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie on Sunday 11/12.
Full review right here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/11/12/kung-fu-necktie-111112/


VIDEO of Song Dogs & The Nightjar:

NEXT shows I’m covering:
11/23: @ M-Room, Philly: Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Lori Citro among 5 female-fronted bands in a GoGirlsMusic event, with proceeds to benefit Philabundance and Wreaths Across America www.grownupavengerstuff.com www.gogirlsmusic.com

I’m looking for at least 2 more events to cover in December in or around the Philadelphia metro area.
Outside of radio for a moment. I received a note from Nina Gray, who manages the folk-rock duo-led band of Buskin and Batteau. Nina received a phone message from Bethany Yarrow (daughter of Peter), who runs The Action Center in Far Rockaway, NY. Bethany reported on the living conditions of families in the area, and about The Action Center’s place in the community. It truly exists to help bring more creativity and postiveness to the area. Bethany says it’s the only place in the area that is acting as a supply distribution center. Soon it will also be a warming center. You can contribute to The Action Center at www.theactioncenter.com Nina’s full note on Facebook is here: http://www.facebook.com/notes/nina-gray/hurricane-sandy-aftermath-what-bethany-yarrow-is-doing-how-you-can-help-with-tha/10152271993140788

RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Among the notable, you’ll hear new music from Philadelphia’s pre-eminent Celtic-folk ensemble RUNA to start off, along with transgender songwriter-activist Ryan Cassata, and Paris-based Matthias Strum.
RCB proper: Segment 1: Loretta Hagen & Danielle Miraglia share billing on 11/17 in Macungie, PA (had to look that one up). Spun more new music from Sarah Blacker and Darlingside in this segment too. These artists already performed at the Red Door in Portsmouth NH on 11/12. Segment 2 includes brand new music from solid alternative rock band Mercury Morning. The original Red Molly trio are heard in this week’s listen to “Trouble In The Fields”, the Nanci Griffith tribute album I’ve aired the last several weeks. Segment 3 contained a rather depressive vibe sorts. Lorraine Leckie released new CD with co-conspirator Anthony Haden-Guest this week. I can only imagine what celebrity LL was referencing in the song I spun. Elaine Romanelli & Anna Dagmar to share billing at a house concert in Franklin NY on 11/18. Final segment: Along with Stevie Coyle’s “Penny Wishes” was a tiny preamble containing some banter from a carny advertising cojoined twins. You’d have to hear it, I suppose. I also segued Lara Herscovitch’s “From A Bridge” (inspired by the Grand Canyon) with Heather Pierson’s meditative piano instrumental, referencing her birthplace of Joplin, MO.

Most submissions will be geared toward RCB Novus Ordo.

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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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

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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo week of 11/11/12

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
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This show was distributed on 11/14/12

RUNA “Mae Colven” – Somewhere Along The Road CD www.runamusic.com
Ryan Cassata “Nothing Like Plastic” – The Rhythm CD www.ryancassata.com
Alycea & The X Isles “Galicia” – Thirteen Moons CD www.alyceaandthexiles.com
Electric Children “Release Me” – Ride The Flow EP www.electricchildren.org
Matthias Sturm “Homesick” – Blood And Thunder CD www.matthias-sturm-art.com
Oliver Sean “Just Wanna Be Me” – So Good CD www.oliversean.com
Dan Stevens “Bruised Knees” – My Life Of Adventure CD www.danstevens.info
The Pucketts “November ’91” – Blood Oath EP www.the-pucketts.com

Running time: 1 hour, 6 minutos
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This show was distributed on 11/14/12.

Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **

Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Solar Flare” – Tales From The Shed Part 3 EP www.intelligentaudio.net

*Loretta Hagen “Turn In” – Mud and Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com

*Danielle Miraglia “Fold My Hand” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
James Houlahan “The Party Goes On” – Misfit Hymns CD www.jameshoulahan.com
*Sarah Blacker “Perfectly Imperfect” – Perfectly Imperfect EP www.sarahblacker.com
*Darlingside “When Fortune Comes” – Pilot Machines CD www.darlingside.com
Spuyten Duyvil “One Fine Day” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
The Kurt Henry Band “Frost At Midnight” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free CD www.kurthenry.com
Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals “The Ring” – Bow And Be Simple CD www.mattharlan.com www.thesentimentals.com
Antigone Rising “Borrowed Time” – 23 red CD www.antigonerising.com
The Happy Problem “Matador” – Head Case CD www.thehappyproblem.com
Jo Wymer “Stay Away From Me”- Living With Scars CD www.jowymer.com
Mercury Morning “Innocent Creep” – The Aftermath EP www.mercurymorning.com
CD Focus: Trouble In The Fields: An Artists’ Tribute To Nanci Griffith www.paradiddlemusic.com
This album with 14 of Nanci’s songs, is produced by Pete & Maura Kennedy, who
play on several of the tracks. Profits from the album benefit Mines Advisory
Group, an NGO that ‘clears landmines, unexploded ordinances, and other remnants
of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide’ www.maginternational.org

From this CD I spun:
John Stewart “Last Of The True Believers” – www.chillywinds.com
Julie Gold “Anyone Can Be Somebody’s Fool” – www.juliegold.com
Red Molly “Lookin’ For The Time” – www.redmolly.com
Anthony Haden-Guest & Lorraine Leckie “Formerly Fairly Famous” – Rudely Interrupted CD www.lorraineleckie.com www.anthonyhadenguest.com
*Elaine Romanelli “Weep Not” – Real Deal CD www.elaineromanelli.com
*Anna Dagmar “Company” – Satellite CD www.annadagmar.com
Joy Kills Sorrow “Such Sweet Alarms” – This Unknown Science CD www.joykillssorrow.com
Hungrytown “Year Without A Summer” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Stevie Coyle “Penny Wishes” – ten in one CD www.steviecoyle.com
Shanna Underwood “There Was A Town” – Fieldnotes From A Caravan CD www.reverbnation.com/shannaunderwood
Hannah Judson “No Harm Done” – Underbelly CD www.hannahjudson.com
Lara Herscovitch “From A Bridge” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.laraherscovitch.com
Heather Pierson “Skipping Rocks At Shoal Creek” – The Open Road CD www.heatherpierson.com

Closing music: Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors “Speaking Curves” – Jhoom: The Intoxication Of Surrender CD www.ravenrecording.com
Running time: 3 hours, 10 minutos.

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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 11/18/12

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