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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 9/27/15

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Listen to samples of each song I have aired in this week’s show via Clammr:
This show was published 10/4/15
Root Deco “Shallowman” – Dark City CD http://www.rootdeco.com
The Turnback “Five Days A Week” – Are We There Yet? CD http://www.theturnback.com
The Tailgate Poets “I Don’t Want For Much” – Somewhere In Between CD http://www.tailgatepoets.com
Shinyribs “Dead Batteries” – Okra Candy CD http://www.shinyribs.org
Dugway “Neighbor” – These Days EP http://www.dugway.com
Harpeth Rising “Fortune” – Shifted CD http://www.harpethrising.com
Catherine Duc “The Seventh Chamber” – Voyager CD http://www.catherineduc.com
Ann E Dechant “Out There” – The Sun Coming In CD http://www.anneedechant.com
Running time: 55  minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
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4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
Here’s RCB proper:
Radio Crystal Blue, in its 16th year, is a weekly podcast that features top
songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform
Shows on this website are kept in perpetuity.
Listen to samples of each song I have aired in this week’s show via Clammr:
This show was published 10/4/15
Opening music:
Marybeth D’Amico “Don’t Look Back” – The Light Inside CD http://www.marybethdamico.com
Marybeth passed away on 9/27/15

Neil Young & Pearl Jam “Song X” – Mirror Ball

Robbie Williams “Radio”
New Order “Crystal” – Get Ready
Elastica “Blue” – s/t
RCB FLASHBACK: Year-long feature where I spin whole segments of music I haven’t aired in years:
Queen Esther “New York City” – Talkin’ Fishbowl Blues http://www.queen-esther.com
Grace Millo “If I Could See You” – Quicksand Ground CD
Frank “Fool”- Life By The Hour CD http://www.frankband.com
Autumdivers “Amend” – s/t CD http://www.autumdivers.com
Makar “The Country Song” – 99 Cent Dreams CD http://www.makarmusic.com
Kris Delmhorst “Little Wings” – Five Stories CD http://www.krisdelmhorst.com
Heather Maloney “Turn Yourself Around” – s/t CD http://www.heathermaloney.com
Rod Picott “Spare Change” – Fortune CD http://www.rodpicott.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Only Sky” – SIlence Of The Night CD
DB Rielly “One Of These Days (You’re Gonna Realize)” – Love Potions and Snake Oil CD http://www.dbrielly.com
Molasses Creek “But I’ve Got Love” – Waterbound CD http://www.molassescreek.com
Lisa Biales “I Only Have Eyes For You” – Singing In My Soul CD http://www.lisabiales.com
The Late Saints “Multitudes” – Presto! In America CD http://www.thelatesaints.com
Skittish “Baggage” – Two Legs Bad CD http://www.iamskittish.com
Emiko “Knitting Factory” – Here Lies Tinkerbell CD http://www.emikomusic.com
Jennings “Do Or Die” – Femtastic CD http://www.maryjennings.com
Jo Wymer “I Can’t Live Without Your Kiss” – Living With Scars CD http://www.jowymer.com
Dinmachine “Minor Me” – Dance To Reason CD http://www.dinmachine.com
CD FOCUS: A continuing series spotlighting top indie/emerging artists in
great concept or compilation albums.
ROCK BACK FOR NEPAL, by Patetico Records in Philadelphia is a multi-volume
compilation that is raising money for The Nepal Disaster Relief Fund.
Un.reason “Blinks”
Lazarus “Happy Endings”
Lunar Twin “Cruel Water”
Salvia “Mi Verguenza”
Glen Roethel “Vanishing Point (Flying)” – Unfolding CD http://www.glenroethel.com
Kathy Zimmer “Perfect Song” – Under Your Spell CD http://www.kathyzimmermusic.com
Davey O “Ev’ry Single Day” – Testing For Rust CD http://www.daveyo.com
Peter Mulvey “You and Me and the Ten Thousand Things” – The Knuckleball Suite CD http://www.petermulvey.com
Owen Danoff “There She Goes Again” – Never Trust A Man EP http://www.owendanoff.com
Tim Grimm “I Don’t Mind” – The Turning Point CD http://www.timgrimm.com
Danielle Miraglia “See The Light” – Box Of Troubles CD http://www.daniellem.com
The Keller Sisters “Shine”- Shine EP http://www.thekellersisters.com
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
Marybeth D’Amico “Star Crossed” – The Light Inside CD http://www.marybethdamico.com
Running time:  229 minutes
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Radio Crystal Blue archived show from April 2006 available.

In the first such attempt to recreate a perpetual archive of older Radio Crystal Blue (pre-2012), I made the effort to find any shows I may have saved to disc. I did locate and edit and clean up audio of one show from a series of shows first broadcast on the Live365 Internet radio network.
The show you’re hearing is the 2nd show I ever used with my current podcast partner, Big Contact. The breakthrough at the time was the viral manner of accessing the show. You didn’t have to endure hearing the show on a separate network page; here you could listen with various devices and embed the player elsewhere.

I was also running my annual Airplay Vote, which still awarded not much more than more airplay for top vote-getters. One year, there were actual prizes courtesy of several supporters. I’ve not resurrected the vote since but I may revisit this in the future.
I had stylized a level of artists guaranteed to receive airplay, which I called “Gems”. I’ve since rescinded the elite level.

By late 2005, I was already feeling more and more influenced by the plight of indie artists and less about the major labels. This show in particular is thoroughly indie.

Some great artists are heard here (Shawn Mullins, Lesley Gore). Some were heard of more than once. Some have remained on my radar: (Patti DeRosa, Meredith Blis). Some, I wonder whatever happened to (Washington Social Club, Mike Brick).

Relive this memory anytime you wish. Here are the ways to listen:

Via Internet Archive:
Podcast page:
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCB040906/RCB040906_vbr.m3u
MP3 via M3U: https://archive.org/stream/RCB040906

Play/download: https://archive.org/download/RCB040906/RCB040906.mp3
Zipped file: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive111013/RCBlive111013_vbr_mp3.zip
Ogg Vorbis format also available.
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
This show is archived in perpetuity.

Opening music: Musicians Of The Nile “Salamat” – Charcoal Gypsies CD www.realworld.com
Andrejack “For A While” – Inside Out CD http://www.andrejack.com
Ahmond “Halo 8” – Perfectly Flawed CD http://www.ahmond.com
Shawn Mullins “Solitaire” – 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor CD www.shawnmullins.com
Soul’s Release “Forsaken” – through the feeling CD www.soulsrelease.com
John Taglieri “Now” – Now CD http://www.johntaglieri.com
Mike Brick “All Grown Up” – Straight Up Airport Boulevard CD
Liza & The Wonder Wheels “Clergy Man” – Meet The Animal CD www.lizasongs.com
AIRPLAY VOTE 2006 REVIEW: Spotlighting some of the artists that are part of this year’s vote:

Mancino “Amity” & “Tina’s Little Joy” – Dear International CD
The Larch “Androids” & “Sweat Shop” – Prizes From The Groove Arcade CD http://www.thelarch.com
Meredith Blis “Smile My Blues Away” & “Mighty Aphrodite” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD http://www.meredithblis.com
Miki Huber “New Haven” & “Blow Them Away” – Flutter CD www.mikihuber.com
MAKAR “I Hate My Job” & “The Country Song” – 99 Cent Dreams CD www.makarmusic.com
Loki The Grump “Shockingly Happy” – The Brink EP
The Violets “Cimarron” – s/t EP
The Boroughs “Gone Too Far” – Ostrich EP
Spottiswoode & His Enemies “Building A Road” – Building A Road CD www.spottiswoode.com
50 Cent Haircut “Fiction” – brood or change CD www.50centhaircut.com
Red Lotus “Unmerciful” – s/t EP
Spiraling “Ah, Sugar” – Challenging Stage CD http://www.spiraling.net
Washington Social Club “Are You High?” – catching looks CD
CD Release: *SAM SHABER http://www.samshaber.com
From her new CD “in my bones” I spun “Japanese Tea Garden” & “If You Wonder Where I Go”
New Music Sampler:
The Smiling Strangers “Tender Touch” – Spaces Graces And Smiling Faces CD http://www.thesmilingstrangers.com
The Destroyed “You” – Russian Roulette CD http://www.thedestroyed.com
Opening Axe “You Got Me Worried” – s/t EP
The Ropes “Not Technically Alone” – Kill Her Off EP
Gus Black “Trillion Things” – Autumn Days CD
The Real Be Easys “come the revolution” – s/t EP http://www.realbeeasys.com
Alice Bierhorst “Fire with Fire” – I Think It’s Finally Morning CD
John Leep “As A Rule” – Arrived CD
AIRPLAY VOTE 2006 REVIEW continues:
Munkey Juice “Cob Web Mind” & “Hate Me, Love Me” – Fatty Arbuckle’s Coke Bottle CD
Particle Zoo “Pi In The Sky” & Blue Walrus” – Loneliness & Strangers CD http://www.pzoo.com
Hundred Year Flood “Kingdom Of Cold” & “Pour Over Me” – www.hundredyearflood.com
Anemo “Slowburn” & “Same Day Chore” – Slowburn CD http://www.anemo.co.uk
Carrie Ashton “Everything In My Heart” & “Blind” – Modern Day Gypsy CD
Girlyman “Speechless” – Little Star CD http://www.girlyman.com
Kate Peterson “Loophole” – Undone CD
Abi Tapia “Lone Star” – One Foot Out The Door CD http://www.abitapia.com
Mudfunk “Into The Woods” – Live at the Grind CD
Tina Dico “My Mirror” – Into The Red CD http://www.tinadico.com
Lesley Gore “It’s Gone” – Ever Since CD http://www.lesleygore.com
Patti DeRosa “Choices” – Paradise CD http://www.pattiderosa.com
Closing music: Stellamara “Persephone” – the seven valleys CD www.stellamara.com

Original audio recorded in 11025 Hz, remixed into stereo and 44100 Hz.
This show was 5 minutes and 27 minutes in length, re-edited for clarity down to 5 hours 11 minutes. It originally aired on the Live365 Internet radio network.

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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 7/22/12

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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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 7/25/12

Vajra “Intuition” – Pleroma CD www.thevajratemple.com
Big Bus Dream “Here I Am” – Big Dream Baby CD www.bigbusdream.com www.wampus.com
Tweed Funk “Smooth Taste” – Love Is CD www.tweedfunk.com
Dovetail “Hemfärden från timmerskogen – Kaffelåten” Old Doors, New Worlds CD – www.freydashands.org
Eliane Amherd “as if” – Now And From Now On CD www.elianeperforms.com
Planetary Nights “Rollin’ On Again” – Today Ain’t Too Late CD www.planetarynights.com
Running time: 46 minutos
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to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
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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)
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This show was distributed on 7/22/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
Opening music: The Orb with Lee “Scratch” Perry “Hold Me Upsetter” www.theorb.com
Danielle Asman “Given The Orders” – s/t CD www.danielleasman.com
*Rachael Sage “Abby Would You Wait” – Haunted By You CD www.rachaelsage.com
*Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
*Jennings “Figure Me Out” – Take It Or Leave CD www.jennings-music.com
**Gina Holsopple “Thank You” – from the earth CD www.ginaholsopple.com
**von Grey “With You I Can” – Make Some Noise EP www.vongreymusic.com
**D.B. Rielly “Save All Your Kisses” – Love Potions & Snake Oil CD www.dbrielly.com
The Kurt Henry Band “On A Summer Tide” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Blue Rodeo “Never Look Back” – The Things We Left Behind CD set www.bluerodeo.com
Makar “America Where Are You” – Funeral Genius CD www.makarmusic.com
Schwervon! “American Idle” – www.schwervon.com
Kosmic Daydream “Odyssey” – psychosomatic playground CD www.kosmicdaydream.com
Val Emmich & The Veeries “When Does The Pain Stop?” – Aide-Memoire CD www.valemmich.com
The Defibulators “Thin Air” – Corn Money CD www.thedefibulators.com
*The Steel Wheels “Breaking Like The Sun” – Lay Down Lay Low CD www.thesteelwheels.com
*Sons Of The Never Wrong “In The Shadow Of The Mountain” – Church Of The Never Wrong CD www.sons.com
Justin James “Help You Stand” – a beautiful life CD www.justinjamesmusic.com
Roger Silverberg “Just In Time For Summer” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Red Molly “It’s Too Late To Call It A Night” – Light in the Sky CD www.redmolly.com
Hungrytown “Just Like A Song” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Rebecca Loebe “Land & Sea” – Mystery Prize CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Vance Gilbert “Dragonfly Wings” – old white men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Devon Sproule “Good To Get Out” – Don’t Hurry For Heaven! CD www.devonsproule.com
Closing music: Geoffrey Armes “Friedrichstrasse” – Hemisphere CD www.geoffreyarmes.com
Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes. Yeah, that’s pretty short.

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 21 and will be available for about 4 months beyond. 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.

You’ll also hear: CD FOCUS:”Little Blue Egg” by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. This is a disc with 11 long-lost recordings found by Tracy 2 years ago, I will spin 2 tracks from this compilation. http://www.redhouserecords.com http://www.tracygrammer.com **********************************************************************************

Firstly I was under the weather much of this week, tho am emerging from whatever is ailing me, and also learning a few things about responding to people, emotionally and otherwise. I promised and delivered music from a number of artists that appear this week and weekend at SXSW. An entire segment was created around Megan Slankard, who was performing on several showcases along with fellow songwriters based elsewhere around the US. After remarking that it was time I got off the grid in terms of live local music, my computer chose to follow suit for a brief while. Web issues are largely resolved, tho I’m likely to get the PC an upgrade in RAM and maybe an external hard drive. New monitor also. I also want to continue bolstering the RCB idea to more folks, tho it all comes down to realistic expectations re the finished product, along with how much time and $ to devote to it. I still seek a day job within reasonable commute time of Philly.

REVIEW: I was at El Bar on 3/10/12, seeing local bands of some renown, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When I say ‘go off the grid’, I mean seeing bands/songwriters I’ve never heard, in a place I’ve never been to before. I recommend doing this once every few months. Have a look at what happened in my latest review at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

PHOTOS: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151377544355725.823096.684570724&type=3&l=5293bb3772 *************************************************

TWITTER TEN TO FOLLOW (yeah, I’m back on Twitter too at @radiocblue): These are the last 10 folks that I’m following who follow back: @EnkiAnuna @AlanaAmram @daniellevigoans @MichelaMusolino @AlanBarrington @vintagebluechi @OctopusJones @devianthoney @GatewayRecords @spinachworld


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. Next show I’m attending are on 3/22 and 3/23, possibly 3/31 ********************************************************************

RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of my shows.

On RCB Novus Ordo: The smooth modern rock of Tom Fuller Band started this show. Spanking Charlene appears here with a song about a Brooklyn nabe (Steven Van Zandt in the producer’s chair). Secret Skwirl, a project borne out of remastered lost recordings and an unknown band is one to watch for. I’d love to see whether the guys behind that music will resurface. Wes Tucker & The Skillets with an album recorded live at Alene’s Grocery in NYC (you non-NYC denizens should know that Arlene’s Grocery is on the former site of a grocery). Folklore also debuts here with (classically) epic tales of dinosaurs, robots, apocalyptic matters (unless I’m confusing them with a certain UK band. Nah).

RCB proper: RCB tradition is for me to spin Iggy Pop’s “Caesar” and also some Celtic music. This year I reintroduced the music of Philly-area group RUNA. Avi Wisnia & Rachael Sage performed an SXSW event already this week, and Avi’s back to the East Coast touring as usual. Nice to have Remember September on the radar again here in segment 1. Segment 2 includes a brand new song by Schwervon!, a song recorded in Memphis. They are about to move to Kansas (and I feel like I’m among the last to know somehow). I’m used to MAKAR rocking out on earlier albums, tho I do like the groove on their new CD, which I spun from again. Remember September and Talking To Walls are playing a week-long music festival somewhere in NYC’s Upper East Side; my online notes don’t indicate who else is in the festival. TTW’s tune has bagpipes in it! My Pet Dragon shares billing with 3 Kisses and Manda Mosher at a Go Girls Music SXSW event on 3/17. As mentioned earlier, Megan Slankard’s appearing at various SXSW shows practically inspired a whole segment in itself. Again I spun from Jeff Campbell’s CD, the song he wrote with Megan. From there, we hear the lovely partnerships of Sproule/Curreri and Elkin/Schmidt, plus extra music from TX’s own Raina Rose (who’s now a mom), and a magnificent song from Rebecca Loebe, plus a new one from Sarah Blacker. Further segment includes some righteousness in song from Andrew McKnight and Sean Kershaw (listen for Pat Wictor on lap steel and vox). More SXSW love for Christina LaRocca and Casey Desmond. Carolann Solebello and Pat Wictor co-bill tonight (Friday) at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA.


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