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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo (published 8/22/16)

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This show was published 8/22/16
The Argues “The Best Is Yet To Be” – Something New CD http://www.theargues.ca @theargues
J. Buck “Somebody” – The J Buck Experience CD http://www.jbuckmusic.com
Angie & The Deserters “Country Radio” – promo single  www.angieandthedeserters.com @AngieDeserters
Play Stop Rewind “Ellipses” – Repeat EP
Robert Francis “Milk and Honey” – Fire Engine Red CD http://www.robertfrancismusic.com
AG Weinberger “Sweet Little Number” – Mighty Business CD http://www.agweinberger.com @agweinberger
The Atlanta Café Band “Memphis “- Waiting All Night CD http://www.theatlantacafeband.com
Dave Murphy “You and Morphine” – American Landscape CD http://www.davemurphy.net
Running time: 52  minutos
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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
Opening music:
Velvet Underground “White Light/White Heat” & “The Gift” – White Light/White Heat CD
The 13th Floor Elevators “Slip Inside This House” – Easter Everywhere
The Stone Roses “One Love” – Turns Into Stone compilation
Primal Scream “Loaded” – Screamadelica CD
These artists took part in the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival this past week http://www.pfs.org  @folksongsociety
The Late Saints “Stolidi Pensieri” – Presto! In America CD http://www.thelatesaints.com @thelatesaints
Darlingside “Harrison Ford” – Birds Say CD http://www.darlingside.com @darlingside
Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes “We Will All Die Together” – Welcoming The Flood CD http://www.scottwolfson.com @SWOtherHeroes
Liz Longley “Electricity” – Weightless CD http://www.lizlongley.com @lizlongley
Spuyten Duyvil “Make Me A Pallet” – The Social Music Hour Volume 1 CD http://www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com @spuyduy
Mike Agranoff “The Wine Song” – Ain’t Never Been Plugged CD http://www.mikeagranoff.com
Peter Mulvey “Where Did You Go?” – Silver Ladder CD http://www.petermulvey.com  @petermulvey43
Switchback “Water Through Sand” & “Midnight Crossing” – Kanoka CD http://www.waygoodmusic.com @switchbackmusic
Delta Moon “Wrong Side Of Town” – Low Down CD http://www.deltamoon.com @deltamoon
Shawn Amos “Hollywood Blues” – The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You CD http://www.shawnamos.com @therevamos
Moot Davis “25 Lights” – Goin’ In Hot CD http://www.mootdavis.com @mootdavis1
Markey Blue “Cash Is Always King” – The Blues Are Knockin’ CD  http://www.markeyblue.com @markeyblu
Shari Puorto “Better Left Unsaid” – My Obsession CD http://www.sharipuorto.com @sharipuorto
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks “Don’t Blame Me” –  Baby, We All Know CD http://www.misstessmusic.com @misstessmusic
These artists took part in the Seattle Hempfest this past weekend: http://www.hempfest.org  @seattlehempfest
Foreign Talks “Rules” – No Celings CD http://www.foreigntalks.com  @TheForeignTalks
The Slants “Who Shot The Radio” – Something Slanted This Way Comes CD http://www.theslants.com @theslants
Purusa “Surrender” – Repair CD http://www.purusamusic.com
Mind Vice “The Profit”   http://www.mindvice.com @mindvice
Rocket 3 “Good Enough” – Burn CD http://www.rocket3music.com
Analog Heart “Let It Go” – Sun Here I Come CD http://www.analogheartband.com @analogheartband
Jo Wymer “No Rules” – SLG CD http://www.jowymer.com @jowymermusic
Lauren Adams “Somewhere Else” – Somewhere Else CD http://www.laurenadams.com
Jeff Przech “No Matter Where You Go” – Sounds Like Fresh CD http://www.jeffprzech.com @JPrzech
Loretta Hagen “Where Do I Go” – Mud & Stone CD http://www.lorettahagen.com @LorettaHagen
Mystery Loves Company “I Am The Sky” – MLC Live 2: Live at Lucky Run Studio CD http://www.mysteryloves.com  @mysterylovesco
Carrington MacDuffie “My Little Guitar” – Crush On You CD http://www.carringtonmacduffie.com @CarringtonMacD
Rod Picott “Until I’m Satisfied” – Fortune CD http://www.rodpicott.com @RodPicott
The Keller Sisters “The Rock Bottom” – House Of Cards CD http://www.thekellersisters.com @thekellersisters
Mike Vial “Girl On The Mountain, Boy On The Beach” – A World That’s Bigger CD http://www.mikevial.com @mikevial
Dan & Faith “Vegan Comfort Food” – Simple Grace CD http://www.danandfaith.com @danandfaith
Debra Cowan & John Roberts “When Fortune Turns The Wheel” – Ballads Long & Short: The Best Of Every Sort CD http://www.debracowan.com http://www.goldenhindmusic.com @debracowanmusic
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Densum Chronos”
Running time: 219 minutes
Atmosphere: hazygrass
Recorded in stereo to 128 kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format, using
Audacity, converted to 96 kbps.
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Radio Crystal Blue 8/5/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about August 8 and will be available for
the rest of the year. It’s true. Even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
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 7/31 Ariel Hyatt, founder of Ariel Publicity hosted her 6th Cyber PR Digital Press Conference. I was unable to attend this one. I had volunteered to interview several clients through Skype. Alas, something with my microphone and Skype did not jibe (the mic still works with my recording equipment tho). At a loss, it was decided that I’d send my prepared questions to those clients and Ariel would interview them. And so it was.

The interviews went very well, and the audio is preserved in my field recording FeedPlayer, also available with my standard FeedPlayer when you hear my shows. There is a different webpage devoted to this player: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield
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Same stream/share/download options too!
The interviews were with NYC singer-songwriter Jenn Summers www.jennsummersmusic.com and CT songwriter Jesse Terry www.jesseterrymusic.com
A third interview was undertaken with another but the audio file was corrupted, as I understand.

I’ll be contributing further interviews with other Ariel Publicity clients over the next several months.
WORK: I’m seeking a day job in the areas of support/admin/clerical/research,
within a 15 mile radius of Philadelphia. Contact me if you know of a job
that befits my requirements.
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who follow back: @KnittingbyTwi @marmaladesky01 @PeteHerger @BlueSourNY @Carla_Baron
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 and cover for you:
8/6: Levee Drivers (occasional RCB airplay receivers), Mat Burke (met at Tritone last year), Corporate Hearts (on bill with MXPX’s Mike Herrera last year)

and more at Silk City, just north of Center City
8/10: Shane Cooley & Rosa Wallace at Fenix Bar in the heart of Phoenixville, PA
8/18 is The Mont Clare Summer Jam in Mont Clare, PA, with acts such as
headliners Blue Coupe (members of Blue Oyster Cult & Alice Cooper), Low
Society, and regional acts like Kingsnake, The Watchmen, The Noid, and
others. My exact involvement is undetermined at this moment.
www.rocknrolltheworld.com for more.

RCB STATS from the last month:
My podium of countries accessing the site look like this:
Gold: USA (duh)
Silver: Canada (eh)
Bronze: Australia (huh?)
Most popular post is my review of the Grape Room show from 7/25
Top photo of the month is right here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/07/11/the-grape-room-71012/dscf0133/
Thanks to www.redmolly.com www.maxseidman.com and www.musicsubmit.com for assisting in publicizing the good word of Radio Crystal Blue on their sites.

RCB Novus Ordo: I saw M’Balia in June at LOVE Park here in Philly. After her show, she gave me 2 new albums. You heard me spin one track from one of those albums. Also you’ll hear vintage rockabilly from Voodoo Swing and cool jazz from Project Grand Slam among the 8 songs I played on this edition.

RCB proper: Two of this week’s music segments were devoted to artists peforming at the Schwenksville Folk Festival. OK..it’s NOT that title. It’s the Philadelphia Folk Festival. But it’s not anywhere near the City That Loves You Back. Definitely needs a name change. Politics aside, some of the artists you’ll hear include Bovine Social Club (debuted on RCB Novus Ordo last month), HuDost, and Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. Dave is far away and long gone, tho the release of their CD “little blue egg” arrives on both the anniversary of his death and his birthday month in short order. Segment 1: All you need are unique first names, preferably female, and you know the music. Eilen. Garrison, Anais. The quality doesn’t get any better. Not to be outdone, Megan Slankard kicks off the segment with a great driving song. Renee Wahl with a magnificent country song with all my favorite guitars in it. Segment 2 presents more new music from both Tall Tall Trees, and Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. Segment 3: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, along with The Sweetback Sisters are sharing billing at the Heath Fair in Heath, MA, 8/17. Danielle Miraglia and Katie Barbato are right here in Philly on 8/4. Jessi Robertson returns to performing, sharing billing with Lara Ewen at The American Folk Art Museum, in the Lincoln Square sector of Manhattan. This event is today. TODAY. Hurry up. There’s a compilation CD being released celebrating the music of those who have performed on their “Free Music Fridays” concert series. Segment 4: More new old country music from Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, along with Patricia Silverberg. Marianne Kesler also returned to performing this week in OH.

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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.

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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
Running time: 59 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

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
(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
*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


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
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
*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
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
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
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 50 minutes.

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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 8/5/12

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