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Radio Crystal Blue 9/22/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about September 25 and will be available for about 1 year. 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 is a separate podcast with 8 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
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RCB remains a one-person operation and I must market the show and presence just right to ensure the reach is strong. I am hoping there are enough who listen tho there days I wonder about this. I want to reach more fans of the artists you listen to, and you fans yourselves. When the $ comes, I want to replace my logo with something different and learn how to brand more properly.

Slight programming change: I am aiming to record on Tuesdays and publish Wednesdays. Now that I have the new temp job starting next week, shows will take on this new pattern. Further, RCB Novus Ordo goes back to 8 songs from 6, as the library has increased in recent weeks.

This week is the next to last before I construct the quarterly airplay charts, measuring which artists are receiving the most airplay and exposure from the last 3 months. If you ask me whcih artists are most popular, I’ll point you to the chart. Look for an update to it first thing October. Chart page: http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page

I was in NYC briefly on Thursday to repair a camera battery, which was stuck in the camera’s body. The night before I had planned to review an event at The Legendary Dobbs. I wasn’t able to get the photos done before the battery got stuck. Granted the battery was rather worn and I was taking a chance at its being further damaged. Thankfully I still have 2 others. So, no review from Thursday, but I did get some photos done in the aftermath of the repair job while in NYC. Kudos to Photo Tech in the Union Square section of the city for being available to do an excellent job! The photos I took on Friday are of The High Line. Full gallery here

I’m currently projecting to revive the social calendar in October after I’m a few weeks into the temp job, reviewing events and such. I might even enroll in another course at PhillyCAM, the city’s public-access network. What I really want to do is get into production instead of taking another course.

A word about ‘sponsors’-‘supporters’: There are many individuals and businesses that send me music. The ones that have formally agreed to be sponsors are the ones I’ve listed at the beginning newsletter, and are also the same ones who get mentioned in between music segments. The others don’t get mentioned tho I find it’s impossible not to mention them at times. Here’s a few of those companies:
http://www.waterbug.com
http://www.moodindigoentertainment.com
http://www.signaturesounds.com
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The annotated notes of this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Tom Principato, one of RCB’s top airplay recipients for certain, returns with a new album of guitar-oriented blues. The Tressels, a Philly hard rock band I’ve seen a few times, also returns with the second of a three-album trilogy. I was intrigued by the Sidleys, telling real-life love stories in their songs.

RCB proper: Why not start with a song from the Twin Peaks soundtrack? A definitive autumnal statement kicks this show off. Segment 1: Loretta Hagen & Beaucoup Blue appear at the Hillside Cafe in Nutley NJ, 9/21. Lara Ewen returns with a long-awaited new album, telling semi-autobiographical songs about her most recent life experiences. The CD is encased in a short hardcover book. Why don’t more people release music this way? I really like the roots-rock of David Newbould; you hear a 7-minute roots-rock song from his new album. Segment 2 is augmented by Melissa Greener. She shares billing with the following artists: with Nels Andrews at Osteria, San Francisco on 9/23; then with Freebo and John Batdorf at the Cinema Bar, Culvery City, on 10/6. The Steel Wheels also sharing billing this very weekend in Winfield KS for the Walnut Valley Festival. Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers are part of the festivities. Si’s new album contains a fast-moving bluegrass song that you heard me spin. Gina Holsopple is also part of the festival, and we hear a song from her new (and 8th!) album. Segment 3 ran from songwriter fare to country/roots to modern rock/pop. Belles & Whistles’ “Right Side Of Dirt” is an enduring favorite here. Segment 4 features artists who are part of next weekend’s Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, in Bristol VA/NC, the ‘birthplace’ of country music. A number of seafaring songs are included in the mix, and two referencing Tennessee (James McMurtry, Miss Tess). Besides the festival, Red Molly are sharing stages with Brother Sun on October 5 in Chatham NJ. The Boxcar Lilies & Beggar’s Ride both appear October 4 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, New Haven CT, then October 5 at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham MA. Segment 5 was generally folk and folk-rock. Best segue from here contains the theme of tackling life’s big questions (Mark Erelli, Carrie Elkin, Aztec Two Step).
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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 4/14/13


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.

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This show was distributed on 4/20/13

Tim Miller “Where Have You Gone” – Cue The Able CD www.timmiller.com
Herbie D And The Dangermen “Baby I’m On The Road” – s/t EP www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
Glasgow “Automatic” – Clean EP www.facebook.com/glasgow.book
Olio “Hello/Goodbye” – Comeback Kings EP www.oliomusic.com
George And The Good Vibes “Calypso in Dm” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/georgethegoodvibes
Natalie Royal “Coming Clean” – Savor CD www.natalieroyal.com
Amanda Cevallos “Texas Hold Him” – I’ll Never Honky Tonk You CD www.amandacevallos.com
Brad Cole “Butterfly” – Down The Line CD www.bradcolemusic.com
Elaine Mahon “This Garden Place” – Rise CD www.elainemahonmusic.com
Lisa Graciano “Seeds Of Life” – Seeds Of Life CD www.facebook.com/lisagracianomusic

Running time:75 minutos
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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
Flash, or try my podcast provider at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 4/17/13.


Opening music:
Manu Chao “Bongo Bong” – Clandestino CD
Sloan “The Good In Everyone” – One Chord To Another CD
The Real Rough Diamonds “Former Femmes Fatales & Romeos” “If There’s Nothing Left” “The Things You Used To Say” – s/t CD www.realroughdiamonds.com
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Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Tennessee” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
*Miss Tess “New Orleans” – Sweet Talk CD www.misstessmusic.com
*Eilen Jewell “Santa Fe” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Emily Pinkerton “Polo Margariteno” – Ends Of The Earth CD www.emilypinkerton.com
Achilles Wheel “First Step In The Wrong Direction” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Get Real Gone” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
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Darius Lux “Best Day” – Time Is Now EP www.dariuslux.com
Deni Bonet “Loud” – It’s All Good CD www.denibonet.com
*Hillary Reynolds Band “Carry My Burden” – Since September CD www.hillaryreynoldsband.com
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution “Shine On” – Revolution Of Love CD www.brotherjoscephus.com
Dizzy Bats “Please Stall” – Sundial CD www.dizzybatsmusic.com
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Meghan Cary “Live!” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Lonna Marie “I Can’t Wait” – Oh No EP www.lonnamarie.com
Mike Vial “I Will (If Your Plane Is Late)” – Where The Sand Meets The Tide EP www.mikevial.com
Belles & Whistles “All I Need” – s/t CD www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
Chuck Schaeffer “What Jenny Says” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Caroline Herring “Camilla” – Camilla CD www.carolineherring.com
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Cary Cooper “Wildest Dreams” – Zuzu’s Petals CD www.carycooper.com
Dana and Susan Robinson “When This Hat Was New” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Layers”- Layers CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
Aztec Two Step “Living In America”- Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
*Patti DeRosa “God Bless The Child” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Juaneco Y Su Combo “Linda Nena” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours 21 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: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 4/14/13

Please consider contributing to this unique freeform radio program. RCB cannot exist without the support of listeners and fans of indie/underground/DIY/up-coming/touring talent that I freely share each and every week. There is a PayPal button active at the Home tab and the main post page at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net