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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 8/10/14 shows

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 7/15/14
Changing Modes “Black And Grey” – The Paradox Of Traveling Light CD

The Larch “Welcome to the Institute” – In Transit CD www.thelarch.com
Mike Delladera Band “Gypsy Soul” – Wake Upside Downtown CD www.mikedband.com
Count’s 77 “Working For The Man” – s/t CD www.counts77.com
Roxanna ”Only You” – Exotica CD www.roxannamusic.com
Libby Koch “Stakes” – Tennessee Colony CD www.libbykoch.com
Andrew Corbett “Mystery” – Moments Of Grace CD www.andrewcorbett.info
Leslie Evers “No Dew On The Avenue” – I Can’t Remember My Dreams CD www.leslieevers.com
Running time: 82 minutos
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.

Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

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RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/rcblive081014.mp3

There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. Shows in this FeedPlayer are archived for a year.

Via http://www.archive.org:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive081014

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 8/15/14.

Opening music:

James Solberg “Ballad Of A Thin Man” – All Blues’d Up compilation CD (Sheridan Square)
Blue Oyster Cult “Don’t Fear The Reaper” – Setlist: The Very Best Of Blue Oyster Cult Live CD (Sony Legacy)
Neil Young “Rockin’ In The Free World” (acoustic) – Freedom CD (Reprise)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse “Blowin’ In The Wind”- Weld CD (Reprise)
These artists are performing in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, this week, in Lyons, CO:
Amy Speace “The Fortunate Ones” – How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat CD
Carolyn Currie “Red Hawk Rising” – Echolocation CD www.carolyncurrie.com
Justin Roth “Trembling Like A Train” – Trembling Like A Train CD www.justinroth.com
Hurray For The Riff Raff “The Body Electric” – Small Town Heroes CD www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com
Antje Duvekot “Phoenix” – New Siberia CD www.antjeduvekot.com
Annie Wenz “Lonely Road Dog Meets Wandering Gypsy” – Ride The Sky CD www.anniewenz.com
Vance Gilbert “God Bless Everyone” – Bad Dog Buffet CD www.vancegilbert.com
Ellis “Who Am I” – Wherever You Are 2-CD set www.ellis-music.com
Robin Renee “Holy River” – Spirit.Rocks.Sexy compilation CD
My Pet Dragon “Moonshine” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
DB Rielly “Roadrunner” – Cross My Heart & Hope To Die CD www.dbrielly.com
Ryan Cain & The Ables “Haunted Hot Rod” – My Pistol Rides Shotgun CD www.cainandtheables.com
These artists are part of next week’s Liberty Music Festival in Philadelphia:
Paige Allibritton “The Killing People Song” – Glue Me Together EP www.paigeallbritton.com
The Standing Cinema “Modern Escape” – Modern Escape EP www.thestandingcinema.com
The Late Saints “Psychodrama” – single www.thelatesaints.com
Revel 9 “The Good Fight” – The Reality Crush EP www.revel9.com
Liz Longley “Outta My Head” – s/t CD
Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “A Kind Of Answered Prayer” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Craig Greenberg “I’m Losing You” – Spinning In Time EP www.craiggreenbergmusic.com
Achilles Wheel “She’ll Wait (Until The Time Is Right)” – Stones To Sand CD www.achilleswheel.com
Claudia Schmidt “My Defenses Are Down” – New Whirled Order CD www.claudiaschmidt.com
The Sidleys “Play It Down” – Bittersweet CD www.thesidleys.com
The Boxcar Lilies “In This Valley” – Sugar Shack CD www.boxcarlilies.com
Heather Pierson “The Hard Work Of Living” – The Hard Work Of Living CD www.heatherpierson.com
Nate Currin “Coast To Coast” – You And I Are Ghosts CD www.natecurrin.com
BD Lenz “Source Of Reason” – Ready Or Not CD www.bdlenz.com
Lynn Hollyfield “New Beginning” – In The Balance CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
Matt Turk “Quiet Day” – Cold Revival CD www.turktunes.com
Jean Mann “Beach” – Between The Rocks And Stars CD www.jeanmann.net
Dana And Susan Robinson “Raleigh & Spencer” – American Highway CD www.robinsongs.com
Laura Berman “Revealed” – Everything In Between CD www.laurabermanmusic.com
The Levins “Dropping Keys” – My Friend Hafiz CD www.thelevinsmusic.com
Patti DeRosa “Non Dimenticare” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
Closing music: Pharaoh’s Daughter “By Way Of Haran” – Haran CD

Running time: 271 minutos

Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.

Atmosphere: redemption amp
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@ The Fire, 10/8/13

Phone conversation to The Fire, 620pm
First volley: 6 rings, voice mail.

Second volley 703pm:

“Hello…Philadelphia Bar and Grille”
“Hi….uh…is this not The Fire?”
‘It is.”
“OK.just wanted to be sure. I was confused.” Is it 830pm for doors, 9pm show?
“I think…it is… looks like 8pm doors.”
“OK sounds good, thanks.”

Well, The Fire certainly exists in its own sort of timeline. In fact, the hanging sign out front does say Philadelphia Bar and Grill. There is no reference to The Fire, except in the performance space itself. Curiously I noticed that they do serve some appropriate bar snacks like chips and salsa and such, tho I don’t remember them serving food before.
Also the tables and chairs are something new. I wonder if it’s becoming a..ugh…listening room. it guarantees that someone is going to get in the way of someone else, and if it’s a rock concert, it could get ugly. Hopefully they move these barrier for livelier shows. But no such luck on Tuesday. My assignment was to cover this event featuring Spectral Lines, a duo formed by artist/actor Cris Welti and synth/keyboardist Jessica Darling Rose (Voltheque, Ex Cathedra).

Typically the venue starts at 9pm or close to it as possible even with the early posted time for doors. A nice ploy to keep people at the bar. The local beers are of good stock, $3-$6. Cover I thought was $6, actually was $7.
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Starting off was songwriter Jeanette Lynne, performing in a duo setting with guitarist Jamie Victor, under the title Old Monk. I didn’t hear reference to the project during the show tho I did spot a handsome bag on stage with that title. Jeanette’s songs are plaintive and hopeful, with bouncy acoustic melodies. She has a warm presence on stage and a persistent smile. The duo were joined on stage by a backup singer whose name I didn’t capture at the time. Jeanette is based in West Chester and has frequently performed in the Philly metro area for a number of years.
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Robin Renee takes a music approach that is drawn from pop as well as a marked indivuality in her songwriting. Much of the music is from a spiritual perspective. Her showmanship was dazzling on stage. Generally armed with acoustic, she performed solo during the 40 minute set, with one a capella song, plus one tune on harmonium (how often do you see this instrument on stage?) Her latest release is a single called “All I Am” which I believe she performed this evening. Robin is the sort of songwriter that I enjoy sitting down to listen to; she has 4 albums of recorded material, performs on different instruments and knows how to quietly work a stage. Plus her subject matter is both spiritual in nature and also down-to-earth at times.
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Spectral Lines performed a loud set at the end. There was, in fact, an issue with the sound during the set, tho probably attributed to the sound board. Cris sings all the material, while Jessica thoughtfully strikes her Roland keyboard. The style is decidedly 80’s post-punk, new wave, straightforward in nature, interspersed between songs with audio clips, presumably from film. One could imagine them expanding on this project, maybe with a fuller band, or live video accompaniment. This was their first show on stage, and have a number of regional shows ahead.

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No video for this show. I had attempted video with my new camera but the stage monitor was so loud that the filming wasn’t salvageable.

Not bad for a new camera, eh? I kept most of the gallery up on Facebook without edits. Next time I’ll have the edits done before publishing. Meanwhile, enjoy the gallery here