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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo show details 7/29/12


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.

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 linlk 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
(3) mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/rcbnew072912.mp3

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 8/1/12

Jay Shepard “Last Man On Earth” – Harsh Mistress CD www.jayshepardmusic.com
M’Balia “Mother Of A Son” – Maybe CD www.mbalia.com
Voodoo Swing “Hittin’ On All Eight” – Keep On Rollin’ CD www.voodooswing.net
Project Grand Slam “Catch You Later” – Spring Dance CD www.projectgrandslam.com
Brian Lopez “El Pajaro y El Ciervo” – Ultra CD www.brianlopezmusic.com
Blue Coin “Devil to the Thespian” – the killing spree EP www.bluecoinmusic.com
Mark Cote “While The Clothes Go Round (The Laundry Song)” – Funhouse Of Your Mind CD www.markcote.com
Men Who Listen “As Far As We Can Go” – Men Who Listen 2 CD www.menwholisten.com
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Running time: 59 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,
non-derivative. For more info: http://www.creativecommons.org

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
(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/rcblive072912.mp3
This show was distributed on 8/1/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Solar Flare” – Tales From The Shed, Part III EP www.intelligentaudio.net
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*Megan Slankard “Soundtrack” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com
*Natalia Zukerman “Howard Hughes” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Garrison Starr “When You’re Really Trying” – Amateur CD www.garrisonstarr.com
*Anais Mitchell “Shepherd” – Young Man In America CD www.anaismitchell.com
*Eilen Jewell “Long Road” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Renee Wahl “Around” – Cumberland Moonshine CD www.reneewahl.com
Peter Buzzelle “Gold Star Boulevard”- museum of CD www.peterbuzzelle.com

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These artists are performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 8/17-19 (Schwenksville, PA, NOT in Philly):
Spuyten Duyvil “One Fine Day” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Roosevelt Dime “Temperance” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
The StereoFidelics “Black Elephants” – Only Sleeping CD www.stereof.com
Bovine Social Club “Careful As You Go” – s/t CD www.bovinesocialclub.com
Gypsy Fuzz “Fortune Teller” – Searching, Finding, Living CD www.gypsyfuzz.com
HuDost “Trespasser” – Trapeze CD www.hudost.com
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Tall Tall Trees “Vacation” – moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
Yarn “When The Summer Ends” – Almost Home CD www.yarnmusic.net
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Moment In The Sun CD www.professorlouie.com
Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Baby Don’t Go” – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
BD Lenz “Brother, You Will Know” – Five & Live CD www.bdlenz.com
Song Dogs & The Nightjar “Wholly” – s/t CD www.songdogsandthenightjar.com
Automatic Children “Be Here Now” – New Is Beautiful CD www.automaticchildren.com
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*Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Fall River” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
*The Sweetback Sisters “Home” – Looking For A Fight CD www.thesweetbacksisters.com
Debbie Miller “Much Longer” – Measures + Waits CD www.thedebbiemiller.com
*Danielle Miraglia “Loud Talker” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
*Katie Barbato “Alms” – The Millay Tapes CD www.katiebarbato.com
**Jessi Robertson “sun storm” – small town girls CD www.jessirobertson.com
**Lara Ewen & The Unstrung Orchestra “20 Years Ago” – Ghosts & Gasoline CD www.unstrungmusic.com
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More artists performing at the Philadelphia Folk Festival:
Shane Cooley “California Nights” – West Land CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
Mark Erelli “August” – little vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Brother Sun “Shine” – s/t CD www.brothersunmusic.comMarc 
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “hard to make it” – little blue egg CD www.daveandtracy.com www.tracygrammer.com
Avi Wisnia “Rabbit Hole” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
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Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “On The Beltway” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD www.karencollins.net
Marc Black “I’ll Be Gone” – Sometimes A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Aztec Two-Step “Living In America” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Alan Barrington “Circle Of Gold” – Looking For A Novel CD www.alanbarrington.com
Marianne Kesler “Poets Dream” – Pear In The Pink Thing CD www.mariannekesler.com
Patricia Silverberg “Hear My Song” – Don’t Look Back EP www.patriciasilverberg.com
Patti DeRosa “Storm In A Cold Room” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 50 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 8/5/12

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
www.radiocrystalblue.net
www.facebook.com/radiocblue
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
twitter: @radiocblue

 

Radio Crystal Blue 7/1/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia www.wampus.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
*************************************************************************
HOW TO LISTEN:
Feed Player at my home page of www.radiocrystalblue.net It is active as a
popup window. Within the page you can stream/share/download the audio. You
can put the player up on your site or blog too.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This is the magic link to the popup player. It’s also at the home and
archive tabs of my website
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Listen on Spotify at http://spoti.fi/LOwfZ9 (Yes I’ve got the missing file issue resolved)

CONTACT:
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personal FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/radiocblue
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VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG: www.cblue456.tumblr.com
FANDALISM www.fandalism.com/radiocblue
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 3 and will be available for
the rest of the year.
Owing to schedule demands, I usually publish on 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.
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Red Molly took the top spot in the quarterly Radio Crystal Blue airplay chart. I measure artists based on progressive amounts of airplay and exposure in 3 month and 12 month periods. That is to say, artists receiving more airplay in the last 3 months as opposed to more a year ago get higher marks. About 25 artists have now appeared on both 2012 quarterly charts, and so they are most likely to win the Artist of The Year title at the end of the year. Full chart at www.radiocrystalblue.net I don’t have a proper template to display a table with my free WordPress account so the page does look a bit ‘off’.

I attended the Midsommar Day celebration at the Swedish American museum close to home in South Philly. Lots of good food and Swedish music filled the afternoon. I’m one-fourth Swedish-American, tho most of the customs from the homeland were left behind there when my great-grandmom’s family emigrated to New England and thence to NYC. With a hearty dose of smorgastotar and Bordeaux I took in most of the celebration, inclduing singing in Swedish. Not as easy as I thought it would be! But fun? Oh yes.
PHOTOS: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151848553555725.872590.684570724&type=3&l=7ad1312429
Last night I was at the nearby Italian Market to lose myself in the masses of locals sampling all sorts of food (mainly Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian and the classic summer treats). I also hung out at the Ellsworth Street stage to see The Discount Heroes, with members that own Connie’s Ric-Rac, within the vicinity of the big Night Market Philly event.
PHOTOS: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151866369970725.874803.684570724&type=3&l=236ea9342a

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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @lvdreamer @alihandal @BoGMusic @DartHillRecords @AnnieDressnerST
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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:
Greta Gertler presents her band The Universal Thump at the Green Line Cafe,
7/19. www.theuniversalthump.com
One of the great Canadian bands ever, The Trews, play at The Grape Room on
7/25. www.thetrewsmusic.com
Seeking another showcase in or around Philly to cover, dated between 7/1 and 7/10.
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Among the standout tracks from this edition is Annie Gallup’s “Poets”, spoken-word with programming filling out the background. Joy Mills (The Starlings) embarks on her first solo album. A return to RCB airwaves by Tall Tall Trees. The Harmonious Five, a quartet (!) with mucho live performance experience, present rare oldies gems. I included one by Andre Williams that I guarantee you never heard before, original or cover.

RCB proper: Longest show in terms of songs spun this year. The collection of festival gigs in the near future seems to be the big influence. I certainly don’t mind, so long as I know you’re listening. Even better, if you’re attending a few of the shows that I mention with the airplay. Segment 1 includes a new song by Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold, along with Justin Levinson & The Valcours. Mood was rather sunshiny for this segment. 2nd segment focused on artists performing the New Bedford (MA) Summerfest. Mood here went from dreams to alcohol (and morphine, as Peter Mulvey sings a Jolie Holland cover). Then a rather long segment which I divided into 2 on paper but actually it was one segment. 4 artists sharing bills and festival duties, all in Canada (Calgary Stampede, Ottawa Bluesfest in particular). Then the Caramoor American Roots Festival was in focus in the next segment. Segment 4 includes a new song from a new EP by Churchill. My Pet Dragon, Vintage Blue and Avi Wisnia all perform at the Milwaukee Summerfest on 7/6. Segment 5 kicked off songs with similar vibes by Steven Graves and Roger Silverberg, and a new song from Patricia Silverberg. Final segment started off with a heart-rendering tune by Dan May.

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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than
November 2011. No exceptions.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list.

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
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namaste

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/LOwfZ9
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 6/24/12


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.

 

 

Listen here:

(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)

http://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 http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu

(3) mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/rcbnew062412.mp3

(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

(5) Spotify: http://t.co/pDR0xhyi

 

 

This show was distributed on 6/27

Matt Andersen “Heartbreaker” – Coal Mining Blues CD http://www.stubbyfingers.ca

The Doctors Fox “Diva” – handful of laughs CD http://www.thedoctorsfox.com

The Harmonius Five “Greasy Chicken” (Andre Williams cover) – Wanna Hear You Say Yeah! CD http://www.harmoniusfive.com

Alisa Boniello “That Kind Of Girl” – Lovestruck EP http://www.alisaboniello.com

Joy Mills “Trick Of The Eye” – Trick Of The Eye CD http://www.joymills.com

Tall Tall Trees “Alaska” – Moment CD http://www.talltalltrees.com

 Annie Gallup “Poets” – Little Five Points CD http://www.anniegallup.com

 

Running time: 55 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: http://www.creativecommons.org

 

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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)

http://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 http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu

(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/rcblive062412.mp3

 

(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

(5) Spotify: http://t.co/pDR0xhyi

 

 

This show was distributed on 6/27/12


 

Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **


Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Something For The Weekend” – Tales From The Shed Part 3 EP http://www.intelligentaudio.net

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The Kurt Henry Band “On A Summer Tide” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD http://www.kurthenry.com

Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Take Me to the Ocean” – The Sky Road CD http://www.jessiekilguss.com

Mark Radcliffe “Santa Monica daze” – the sea before us CD http://www.markradcliffe.net

Justin Levinson & The Valcours “Water Wears The Rock” – This Side Of Me, This Side Of You CD http://www.justinlevinson.com

Remember September “Better This Way” – The Roads We Travel CD http://www.rememberseptemberband.com

Danielle Miraglia “Choir” – Box Of Troubles CD http://www.daniellem.com

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These artists are performing at The Greater New Bedford Summerfest in MA, 7/7-8 http://www.newbedfordsummerfest.com :

The Boxcar Lilies “Travelin’ On” – heartwood CD http://www.boxcarlilies.com

The Kennedys “Better Dreams” – Better Dreams CD http://www.kennedysmusic.com

Catie Curtis “After Hours” – Stretch Limousine On Fire CD http://www.catiecurtis.com

Peter Mulvey “Old Fashioned Morphine” (Jodie Holland cover) – The Good Stuff CD http://www.petermulvey.com

Andrew Calhoun “The Little Beggarman” (traditional) – grapevine CD http://www.andrewcalhoun.com

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These artists are appearing in festivals in Canada in early July:

Kelly Richey “I Want You” – Carry The Light CD http://www.kellyrichey.com

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “If I was the ocean” – Wasted CD http://www.promiseofthereal.com

Blue Rodeo “Wasted” – The Things We Left Behind CD http://www.bluerodeo.com

The Trews “I’ll Find Someone Who Will” – Hope & Ruin CD http://www.thetrewsmusic.com

 

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These artists are appearing at the Caramoor American Roots Festival, Katonah NY, 6/30 http://www.caramoor.org :

Spuyten Duyvil “I Hear You Calling” – New Amsterdam CD http://www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com

Roosevelt Dime “Wishing Well” – Steamboat Soul CD http://www.rooseveltdimemusic.com

Eilen Jewell “I Remember You” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD http://www.eilenjewell.com

Red Molly “Ghost” (Mark Erelli cover) – Light In The Sky CD http://www.redmolly.com

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The Defibulators “Thin Air” – corn money CD http://www.thedefibulators.com

The Trapps “Never Quit” – Cheap Seats CD http://www.thetrapps.net

Churchill “I Am Yours” – The Change EP http://www.churchilltheband.com

*My Pet Dragon “Siren” – Mountains and Cities CD http://www.mypetdragon.com

*Vintage Blue “Just Breathe” – Strike the mics CD http://www.vintagebluemusic.com

*Avi Wisnia “Something New” – Something New CD http://www.aviwisnia.com

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Steven Graves “Putting Up Resistance” – Matter of Time CD http://www.stevengravesmusic.com

Roger Silverberg “No Trespassing” – Major Seventh Heaven CD http://www.rogersilverberg.com

*Cary Cooper “toes in the water” – Pink Umbrella CD http://www.carycooper.com

*Tom Prasada Rao “Smoke & Mirrors” – Goodnight Regret CD http://www.tomprasadarao.com

Patricia Silverberg “Always There” – Don’t Look Back EP http://www.patriciasilverberg.com

Mark Erelli “Coming Home” – little vigils CD http://www.markerelli.com

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Dan May “Lucy” – Dying Breed CD http://www.danmaycd.com

Vance Gilbert “Dragonfly Wings” – old white men CD http://www.vancegilbert.com

Craig Sonnenfeld “She’s MyLucky Day” – Angels, Lovers And Fools CD http://www.craigsonnenfeld.com

Helen Austin “Happy” – Song of the week CD http://www.helenaustin.com

Athena Reich “Little Girl Dreams” – Little Girl Dreams CD http://www.athenareich.com

Meredith Blis “Meremaid Girl” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD http://www.meredithblis.com

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Running time: 3 hours, 58 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: http://www.creativecommons.org

 

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 7/1/12

 

 

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:

cblue456@comcast.net

 

2159952234

http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue

http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu

Spotify: http://t.co/pDR0xhyi

twitter: @radiocblue

Radio Crystal Blue 6/3/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia www.wampus.comRadio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
***********************
HOW TO LISTEN:
Feed Player at my home page of www.radiocrystalblue.net It is active as a
popup window. Within the page you can stream/share/download the audio. You
can put the player up on your site or blog too.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This is the magic link to the popup player. It’s also at the home and
archive tabs of my website
http://fp.bigcontact.com/fp/flash/fp/fp.swf?xmlurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbigcontact.com%2Fradiocrystalblu%2Frss&r=1&t=1001

CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
RCB DISCUSSION FACEBOOK group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/273953255983866/
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
REVERBNATION: www.reverbnation.com/radiocrystalblue
VIDEO content:http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG: (my handicapping blog. Hang tight for my Preakness selection on
the page) www.cblue456.tumblr.com
FANDALISM www.fandalism.com/radiocblue
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 30 and will be available for the
rest of the year.
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.
********************
I’ve added SPOTIFY to the audio arsenal for Radio Crystal Blue. I don’t have to instruct you on this music service, do I? Well you can now hear the 4 most recent editions of my shows, all from the month of May, on the big website. That’s IF you have Spotify. Here’s the playlist link:

There’s a larger playlist connector also but I think WordPress is quashing the HTML. The above site will definitely get you in. Or just look inside Spotify itself.
Physically I’m recovering quite well, and the pendulum swings back. Biorhythms were mainly positive this week. Almost overdid it the day our temperature reached 90 first time this year. What am I talking about? Read more about biorhythms at www.facade.com/biorhythm
I’m composing notes on a project that will be remotely related to Radio Crystal Blue, tho it will NOT be in radio form. It’s too precious to share online with anyone yet. I want you to be surprised when it’s unveiled. I have a lot to learn before I get to this but it’s all in the works, starting this month. I don’t know if it will profit or not; I just know that it will reach more eyeballs and more people that appreciate my approach with music and radio.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @bronsondavid @HannahJudson @annapocalypsee @dariuslux @jennsmusic
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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.Here are the shows I plan to attend review in the month ahead:
6/8 Ryan Tennis www.ryantennismusic.com hosts the Clubhouse Concert series, a house concert in South Philly, about a mile from my own dwelling. I was there to see Carrie Elkin last year and was impressed by the performance space. Griz (Chris Grunwald), a fixture here for Philly folk fans, is the featured artist.
6/12 Just found out that Benyaro, the beloved NYC/WY act, are performing at The Fire this evening. I haven’t seen them since they were a 4-piece and still mainly an emerging NYC act. I understand they are a duo now, and as strong as ever musically. www.benyaro.com

6/14 M’Balia, another wonderful Philly artist, performs a free show at LOVE Park, in the heart of Center City. www.mbalia.com********************
RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Outstanding music here includes very personal and new material by Tom Goss, Bakelite 78 with their mix of country, blues and rock, and Fred Arcoleo’s songs of social justice.

RCB proper: I barely announced a summer theme to this show, which is my custom in the weekend of Memorial Day. I found myself airing songs that had both a summery feel as well as distorted. Summer is the time to have loud songs, even electronic pieces. It’s simply a time to turn the radio up; there’s more daylight to do so. Why not? So it’s a rare day I actually cue up favorites from 90’s acts like Catherine Wheel, Boo Radleys, th’ Faith Healers, Ride, etc. Yes, I have weird tastes, and often reaches across to Europe. As for the indie segments: Mostly songs about memories and longing filled segment 1 (Ryan Tennis, Catie Curtis prominently). Segment 2 gives us more spacey music from Heth & Jed and Kmang Kmang. Sylvia Platypus, a band I first encountered 2 months ago, give off a Velvet Underground-type sound amidst their modern psychedelics at times, especially on “Hush Now”. Segment 3: Justin Roth and Claude “Butch” Morgan, share billing on the main stage at the Kerrville Folk Festival tonight (6/1). Speaking of, congratulations to Edie Carey for being one of the 6 New Folk competition winners! Hard times were also sung about in week 3 (Randy Stern, Evangenitals). Segment 4

First airplay ina while for Christine Havrilla’s rock-oriented project Gypsy Fuzz. Patricia Silverberg has resurfaced with a new EP. Katie Barbato also debuting here with a track from “The Millay Tapes”, her take on some of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poetry. A couple of good night/good mornings from Eleanor Fye and Helen Austin round out the show.
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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than
October
2011. No exceptions.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general (not
local/regional) email list.I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m
seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS
segments.
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namaste

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234