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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 9/13/15


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Modern Sons “Basement” – Moon Raccoon CD http://www.modernsons.com
Kevin Sekhani “Jump Right Back” – Day Ain’t Done CD http://www.kevinsekhani.com
Eddie Cotton Jr. “Mississippi” – One At A Time CD
Autumn Electric “Gather The Star Beings” – Star Being Earth Child CD
Elysium Heart “Clouds At Sunset”
Avery Hill “Hello & Goodbye” – Dreams & Ghosts: A Family Album CD
Mason Ashley “Untied Ends” – s/t CD http://www.masonashley.com
Running time: 48  minutes
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Opening music:  Pamela Wyn Shannon “Courting Autumn” – Courting Autumn CD
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Craig Greenberg “I’m Coming Around” – The Grand Loss & Legacy CD
Moot Davis “Goin’ In Hot” – Goin’ In Hot CD http://www.mootdavis.com
Britt Connors “Distance” – Warmer Season CD http://www.brittconnors.com
Loretta Hagen “Turn In” – Mud & Stone CD http://www.lorettahagen.com
Jim Photoglo “Shadow And Light” – Halls Of My Heart CD http://www.jimphotoglo.com
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Piece Of Land” – Violets Are Blue CD
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Vance Gilbert “I’m Beginning To See The Light” – Nearness Of You CD
Ellis Paul “Hold Me, Scold Me” – Chasing Beauty CD http://www.ellispaul.com
Antje Duvekot “Four Stitches” – New Siberia CD http://www.antjeduvekot.com
Star Anna “Only Guessing” – The Sky Is Falling CD http://www.staranna.com
Marina V “Unbalanced” – My Star CD http://www.marinav.com
Crazy Chestur “Harvest Party” – Harvest Party CD http://www.charliewalmsley.com
Golden Novak Band “Let It Shine” – s/t CD http://www.jessrocknovak.com
Strangely Alright “Paint Outside The Lines” http://www.strangelyalright.com
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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.
From Volume 2 I aired the following:
Stella Diana “Sospeso”
Human Colonies “Body”
Sueno Con Belugas “A Piece Of Space”
Car Crash Sisters “All My Friends”
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Sons Of The Never Wrong “Window” – King Fisher King CD http://www.sons.com
Debbie Miller “Inch By Inch” – Measures & Waits EP http://www.thedebbiemiller.com
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio “Ain’t Gotten Around” – Still She Will Fly CD
Shanna Underwood & Wanderlost “65 Home”
Krista Baroni “Grace, Love & Charity” – The Alabaster Girl CD
Parsonsfield “Strollin’ Down The Highway” – Afterparty CD
Caroline Cotter “This Place” – Dreaming As I Do CD http://www.carolinecotter.com
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Sarah McQuaid “Jackdaws Rising”- Walking Into White CD http://www.sarahmcquaid.com
Rob McHale “Wishing Well” – Fields CD http://www.robmchale.com
Dana & Susan Robinson “Farmers Market A-Z” – American Hornpipe CD
Ian Siegal “Only Tryin’ To Survive” – The Picnic Sessions CD
Aztec Two-Step “Living In America” – Cause & Effect CD http://www.aztectwostep.com
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
Running time: 192  minutes
Atmosphere: greenhousing
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 11/17/13


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.
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This show was published 11/20/13:
Leah Jee “Sink Or Swim” – The Rest Is Ours EP www.leahjee.com
Shauna Burns “Portobello” – Violet CD www.shaunaburns.com
The Hardcount “Keep Running Your Mouth” – Love/Hate CD www.thehardcount.com
Tori Roze & The Hot Mess “Selfless” – Turbulence CD www.toriroze.com
Son of Dov “King Of The World” – Gone To Seed EP www.sonofdov.com
Deborah Crooks “Show Me” – Little Bird CD www.deborahcrooks.com
Running time: 45 minutos
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Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.
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This show was published on 11/20/13.
 
Opening music:
Pamela Wyn Shannon “Tis Rambletide In Ambleside” – Courting Autumn CD www.girlhenge.com
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Jiggley Jones “Welcome Home” – No Spring Chicken EP www.jiggleyjones.com
Moore & Moore “Mississippi Missing You” – Show Me Your Country CD www.mooreandmooreonline.com
Slaid Cleaves “I Bet She Does” – Still Fighting The War CD www.slaidcleaves.com
Mary Gauthier “Karla Faye” – Live at Blue Rock CD www.marygauthier.com
Davey O. “The Absence Of Madalaine” – Testing For Rust CD www.daveyo.com
Amanda Pearcy “Royal Street”- Royal Street CD www.amandapearcy.com
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Jann Klose “Long Goodbye” – Mosaic CD www.jannklose.com
Sara Petite “Barbwire” – Circus Comes To Town CD www.sarapetite.com
Carla Bianco “Made Of This” – All This Time CD www.carlabianco.com
The Tressels “Autumn” – American Midnight CD www.askyouruncle.blogspot.com
Frank Palangi “It’s All Right” – s/t EP
The Last Year “Imagining” – s/t EP www.thelastyear.net
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CD FOCUS: (A reoccuring series focus on outstanding new concept and compilation albums)
“Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ ” brings the 1960 Kerouac novella to life, with music from leading indie songwriters and bands, along with readings from the novella. All songs are original, with some words lifted from the story. www.reimaginemusic.com
From this album I spun
Matt Costa “Shadows Of Autumn”
The Low Anthem “Numbers In Nirvana”
Neal McCarthy with Barbara Kessler “Esperanza” (English version)
Tony Dekker with Hanne Hukkelberg “Last Page Of Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ “
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LiLi Roquelin “Try To Remember” – Beautiful Sun CD www.liliroquelin.com
Sasha Papernik “Take It As It Comes” – Victory CD www.sashatheband.com
Jean Mann “Lonesome Bones” – Between The Rocks And Stars CD www.jeanmann.net
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Bridges” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
Tony Halchak “Autumn Embers” – Collecting CD www.tonyhalchak.com
Nico Rivers “Your Heart Was Just The Start” – To The Bone CD www.nicorivers.com
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Red Molly “Hello Goodbye” – Light In The Sky CD www.redmolly.com
Judy Insley “Need Your Lovin’ ” – Remember Beautiful CD www.judyinsley.com
*Danny Schmidt “Man Of Many Moons” – Man Of Many Moons CD www.dannyschmidt.com
*Carrie Elkin “St. Louis” – Call It My Garden CD www.carrieelkin.com
Dana & Susan Robinson “Elk River Blues” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com

Closing music: Elastica “Miami Nice” – The Menace
Running time: 3 horas, 6 minutos
Atmosphere: wishing & hoping
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Song traditions on Radio Crystal Blue


Have you wondered why I spin certain songs of certain styles at certain times on Radio Crystal Blue.  Here’s a primer for you!

For a number of shows including seasonal themes, I’ve delved into my collection of CMJ compilations I collected in the late 90s. So many true gems of songs emerged from there. Probably most notable was Garrison Starr, who has found a somewhat regular presence in the RCB rotation.
January: First show of the year always introduces the ‘new year’ element into the show….and the end of the old
The Ramones “End Of The Century (Do You Remember Rock N’ Roll Radio)” – End Of The Century  Why this song? Well there was the whole thing with the year 2001 the real end of the century and not 2000, or was it not 1999?
The Royal Guardsmen “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” (parts 1 and 2)
The Animals “Sky Pilot” – The Twain Shall Meet
U2 “New Year’s Day” – War
Death Cab For Cutie “New Year” – Transatlanticism
The Breeders “New Year” – Last Splash

March: The week of St. Patrick’s Day and the equinox always bring out the Celtic and spring tunes.
For the week of the Ides Of March, 3/12-15 I spin Iggy Pop’s “Caesar” – American Caesar CD
Any number of Celtic or contemporary Irish tunes have found their way into my show the week of St. Patrick’s. Most notable are the Gaelic tunes from the band Capercaellie, off of their Anthology CD released in 2009. Years ago I had regularly spun music from the Celtic band Rise, situated on the Isle of Bute. The end of those shows always includes a Van Morrison, often “Into The Mystic” but lately different songs of his have found their way in. Also I’ve included music from Hearts Of Space compilation “Celtic Women 3”
For the spring equinox I have taken to Saint Etienne’s “Spring” from their first album “Fox Base Alpha”. I used to spring The Sprinkle Genies‘ “Spring”, tho that CD is no longer functioning.

Last show in May, coinciding with Memorial Day weekend here in the US I would always add a choice collection of summery tunes..some classic, some more indie. Just about every year I would spin these among the notable:
Spike Jones & His City Slickers “Dance Of The Hours” with the setting being the Indianapolis 500, run that very weekend.
Martha & The Muffins “Echo Beach” – Metro Music
Tangerine Dream “Too Hot For My Chinchilla” – Lily on the beach

Anything appropo by The Pixies,The Breeders, Dick Dale, Primal Scream (generally from the “Screamadelica” album) and The Ramones
Uptempo dancehall reggae and ska
This year I had spun more of the British rock s
Also on that show I would devote time to spinning music of the finalists in that year’s Kerrville Folk Festival ‘New Folk’ competition.

In mid-August, to open the show I would always spin The Velvet Underground “The Gift” from their White Light/White Heat album, for the setting of the song takes place in mid-August. In recent years I have followed it up with a psychedelic theme, sometimes accenting dub or rock, or even modest techno or trance-like music.

For a number of years in late August I would recite verse and spin music name-checking Allen Ginsberg or Jack Kerouac and related poets.
First show in September, coinciding with Labor Day weekend, I would add in some leftover summer songs, and always doing a ‘transition’ to autumn songs. Every year I’ve spun a long Dick Dale tune (mostly “Surfing Drums”), leading into The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Third Stone From The Sun” with the iconic line “And you’ll never hear surf music again”. Then a pause….and then….jazz…or some easy listening tune, or similar. When I lived in NYC I would always spin “Autumn In New York”, a different version each year. I would often add related music for the year. Most recently I’ve spun from Celtic songwriter Pamela Wyn Shannon to ease into the transition.

Yes I take this very seriously.

Late October, the oldest tradition in my annals, is to add a number of seasonal music for Halloween, or whatever you call the holiday. I’m very fond of Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Misfits, The Reverend Horton Heat, music from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Cramps and The Ramones (yes, again). Every show has ended with Lou Reed “Halloween Parade (AIDS)” from his iconic New York album.

November: Thanksgiving week has seen me spin Lara Herscovitch‘s “Tequila Over Turkey”, from her 2003 album “There”. Only this year I even gave a nod to a Thanksgiving staple heralded by many classic radio stations, Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restauraunt Massacre”, tho I gave you the updated version, recorded some 30 years after the original.

December I always take off the last 2 weekends of the year and do not publish new shows. In that last show, I do a loose holiday theme alongside the standard radio segments. I’ve spun any number of classic holiday tunes, focusing on Christmas, December, winter, the end of the year, and such. Some songs that continue to get aired over the years include

Each year on that show include the reciting of Jack Kerouac’s “Home For Christmas”, a short non-fiction story set in the 1930s of Lowell MA.
The final segment of the year always includes certain songs that are my personal ‘Christmas’/holiday songs:
Tom Waits “Alice” – Alice CD
Simon & Garfunkel “I Am A Rock” – The Sounds Of Silence CD
The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl “Fairytale Of New York” – If I Should Fall From
Grace With God CD
The Passengers “Miss Sarajevo” (with Luciano Pavarotti) – Original Soundtracks 1
CD
Jimi Hendrix “Silent Night/Little Drummer Boy” – Merry Christmas And Happy New
Year CD single
The music has changed a bit over the years but these are the staples.
In earlier years I would follow this up with some bagpipe music.

Now that you have the 411, why not listen to some of those shows at my FeedPlayer on the site?

And if you want to get detailed, this page is where I have listed playlists going back 11 years.

Radio Crystal Blue 10/14/12 news


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RCB Novus Ordo will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
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I am into the 2nd week of courses at PhillyCAM and enjoying both the challenge and process of learning video equipment and how to build a show on the city’s public-access channel. One class finishes next week, and the other in 3 weeks time.
As a last minute decision, I decided to check out Beaucoup Blue at Ortlieb’s Lounge in Northern Liberties on 10/6. This venue has reopened under this title and was previously known as Jazzhaus. It was my first chance to see the father-son duo in over a year. My review of this show is at https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/10/07/ortliebs-lounge-10612/

On 10/11 I was in attendance at Milkboy Coffee’s Center City locale once again, enjoying the music of The Way Home, Food Will Win The War, and The City and Horses, along with West Philly’s own On The Water. Review has just been posted to the site and you may read it at

COVERAGE:
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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. I’ve done this work for free, but that may
change soon. Also, with the video skills I’m learning, I might do more
video oriented work in the future.

10/16: Post-punk alt-country songwriter Freddy Hall (The Best Intentions)
performs at The Grape Room www.freddyhallmusic.com
10/22: The Blakes www.theblakesband.com perform at Ortlieb’s Lounge
11/3: Katie Barbato, Ginger Coyle, Danielle Miraglia at Sine Studios
www.katiebarbato.com www.gingercoyle.com www.daniellem.com
11/15 Mr. Hunter returns to the East Coast, and to The Grape Room
www.mrhunterband.com

Not for nothing, it’s been two years since I’ve joined Twitter. Today is the actual two-year Twitterversary! What gift do I give myself? Someone came up with a clever answer on my timeline.

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RCB REVIEW:
RCB Novus Ordo: Bobtown and Jesse Terry both highlights this edition; the former a folk ensemble, the latter an award winning songwriter. You’ll also enjoy hearing the space rock of The Boxing Lesson and roots rock from Interstate Buffalo.

RCB proper: A technical issue caused to re-record the entire show from scratch. I still managed to deliver the show on Wednesday as usual. Once again I began with Pamela Wyn Shannon’s acclaimed and limited edition album “Courting Autumn”. First segment includes touring songwriters Ellis and Meghan Cary, plus Nerissa & Katryna Nields who formally release their new CD this week. There’s a line in the song “Back At The Fruit Tree” that cites the month of October. Yes, you did hear more about space dinosaurs and more of the story (and backstory) from MJ Hibbett & The Validators. Segment 2 was much more uptempo. Spun more new music here from Add Moss and EndAnd (the latter’s EP is slightly deceptive in description, as there are multiple titles for different songs. Most songs in this segment were somewhat dark. Segment 3:Chuck Schaeffer introduced here with the title track, a Craig Bickhardt cover. I stayed along the lines of pedal steel to present Marc Berger and Sam Otis Hill (complete with Sam’s take on elections). Lily Wilson and Mare Wakefield take part in a songwriter in-the-round at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles, 10/24. Final segment: The pride of Ocracoke Island, NC, Molasses Creek kicks off with a medley penned by Fiddler Dave Tweedie: “Scat Reel/Charles In Jeopardy, First Day Of School”. Two songs of similar vibe closes us out from Craig Sonnenfeld and Lynn Hollyfield.
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