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Radio Crystal Blue 12/10/22 podcast episode

This is the most recent playlist from Radio Crystal Blue. The shows were published on 12/10/22. Next shows should be published around 1/10/23. Both were recorded in 128-bit stereo with Audacity, on Dan’s newer Lenovo laptop computer, using a Blue Yeti X mic.

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6Wlzu3cFXU5LAYAvGx4u4T
Anchor https://anchor.fm/radiocblue
Amazon https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/a7049581-79d4-44dc-9d93-20a0f95fc0aa/Radio-Crystal-Blue
Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/radio-crystal-blue
Apple Music https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radio-crystal-blue/id1358998494
Overcast https://overcast.fm/itunes1358998494/radio-crystal-blue
Castbox https://castbox.fm/channel/id1204385
Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/radio-crystal-blue
Radio Public https://radiopublic.com/radio-crystal-blue-GEzylN
Pocket Casts http://pca.st/J7ff
Mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/radiocblue/
Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org (search by publish date)
Google Podcasts bit.ly/2KS802i
Player.fm https://player.fm/series/radio-crystal-blue
RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/d45a80/podcast/rss


I recited Jack Kerouac’s short story “Home For Christmas”
Ron Whitehead “Mama” Kentucky: Poems Stories Songs http://www.tappingmyownphone.com
Sarah Elizabeth Burkey “Cherry Tree Carol” Kentucky: Poems Stories Songs http://www.barefootsongbird.com
Jethro Tull “Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song)” – The String Quartets
Greg Lake “I Believe In Father Christmas”
Fleetwood Mac “Why” & “The Way I Feel” – Mystery To Me

MJ Hibbett & The Validators “Roy Wood In The Blue Note” http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk
Wizzard “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”
Jackson and Clarke “It’s Christmas Time Again” https://www.facebook.com/groups/lizclareofficialfanpage
The New Bardots “Never Too Much Christmas” – Singles Night https://www.facebook.com/TheNEWBardots/

Hillsome South “Someday” – Be My Guest http://www.hillsomesouth.com
Surrender Hill “Dusty Horse” – Just Another Honky Tonk In A Quiet Western Town http://www.surrenderhill.com
Jay Stott “One Drink Two Drink” – Wreckage Of Now http://www.jgstott.com
Some Sprouts “Green Feather” http://www.somesprouts.com

Halley DeVestern “Glow In The Dark Baby Jesus” – Superhero Killer http://www.halleydevestern.com
Wormburner “The Bells Of St. Ignatius” http://www.wormburner.com
Holding Poison “This Is Christmas” https://www.facebook.com/HoldingPoisonOfficial/
Rodney Cromwell “Cold Christmas” http://www.happyrobots.co.uk

Hymn For Her “Human Condition” – Pop-N-Downers http://www.hymnforher.com
Castle Black “Radio Queen” – Get Up, Dancer http://www.castleblackmusoc
Sugartin “Immer” – Dance https://www.facebook.com/sugartin
We Are Parasols “We Are So Fragile” (Larvae remix) http://www.happyrobots.co.uk

On all services except Mixcloud and the Internet Archive, you can listen to part 2 starting at this point

Alan Mann & The Free Arts Band “Christmas On The Block”
Allison Tartalia “Frost” – Ready http://www.allisonsinvention.com
Wild Earp “The Krampus Song” – http://www.wildearp.com
Brooke Graham “Merryachi Christmas” – http://www.brookegrahammusic.com

Moonshine Society “Come On Home” – Sweet Thing http://www.moonshinesociety.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Fall Back On Me” – Strike Up The Band http://www.professorlouie.com
Aspen Jacobsen “Tale Of A Chameleon” – Arsonist’s Daughter http://www.aspenjacobsen.com
Bryce Earnest Taylor “What Happens To The Music” – Man With The Muse https://www.brycetaylormusic.com/

Suzanne’s Band “One More Night Of Christmas” – http://www.suzannesband.com
The Vagaband “Midwinter Moonshine” – http://www.thevagaband.co.uk
Lisa Biales “Carol Of The Bells” – Come To Me http://www.lisabiales.com
SONiA disappear fear “Light In You” http://www.soniadisappearfear.com

Lara Herscovitch “Careful Porcelain Doll” – Highway Philosphers http://www.laraherscovitch.com
Beth Wood “The Speed Of Lonely” – Love Is Onto You http://www.bethwoodmusic.com
Cordy Lavery “Call Me” – Cordless http://www.cordylavery.com
Livingston Taylor “Sit On Back” – The Best Of Live: 50 Years Of Livingston Taylor http://www.livingstontaylor.com

Tom Waits “Alice” – Alice
Simon & Garfunkel “I Am A Rock” – Sounds Of Silence
Coldplay “Christmas Lights”
The Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl) “Fairytale Of New York” – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Passengers (members of U2 with Luciano Pavarotti) “Miss Sarajevo” – Original Soundtracks, Volume 1
Jimi Hendrix “Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne” Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
The Pipes And Drums Of The Queen’s Own Highlanders/The Band Of The Coldstream “Auld Lang Syne” – Scottish Serenade: The Great Scottish Pipes, Drums And Bands

Closing music:
Enya “And Winter Came” – …And Winter Came

Running time: 4 hours, 52 minutes


Radio Crystal Blue 12/15/13 audio and links

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.
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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.
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All shows are archived for a year.
Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 12/18/13.

I opened this show reciting Jack Kerouac’s short story “Home For Christmas” with its setting in Lowell MA, 1932.

David Amram & Ron Whitehead “Mama” – Kentucky Blues CD www.tappingmyownphone.com

Shauna Burns “Winter Star” – A Winter Gathering CD www.shaunaburns.com
Jethro Tull “First Snow In Brooklyn” – Jethro Tull Christmas Album
The Moody Blues “December Snow” – December
 Tom Principato “Silver Bells” – www.tomprincipato.com
Heth “Christmas (Sweeter Than Wine)” – www.hethandjed.com
Davey O “I Once Knew” – Testing For Rust CD www.daveyo.com
Butcher’s Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues EP www.butchersblind.com
Chastity Brown “I Left Home” – Back-Road Highways CD www.chastitybrownmusic.com
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” & “Nanook Rubs It” – Apostrophe
Ramones “Danny Says” End Of The Century
Ramones “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) – Brain Drain
Revel 9 “The 12 Days Of Christmas” –
Ian Lloyd “Everybody’s Happy ‘Cause It’s Christmas Time ” www.machinedreamrecords.com
Antigone Rising “Santa You Owe Me” www.antigonerising.com
Jamie McLean Band “Holy Water” – Live At Gibson CD www.jamiemcleanband.com
Late Cambrian “Revolution” – Peach CD www.latecambrian.com
Changing Modes “In Flight” – In Flight CD www.changingmodes.com
Calico “Santa Have Mercy” – www.calicotheband.com
Ronnie Fauss “Everybody Deserves A Merry Christmas” – www.ronniefauss.com
Alan Mann & The Free Arts Band “Christmas On The Block (2013)” – www.larrysaklad.com
Margo Rey “This Holiday Night” – This Holiday Night EP www.margorey.com
Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Counting Sheep” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
Eric Lambert & Friends “Make it Through The Night” – Maiden Voyage CD www.ericlambert.com
Jeanette Lynne “Love And You” – You’ve Got Me CD
Debbie Hennessey “Please Come Home For Christmas” – www.debbiehennessey.com
David Leinweber “Christmas Snow” www.davidleinweber.com
Ian McGlynn “Our Favorite Christmas Movie” – North Pole Vault EP www.ianmcglynn.com
Marianne Kesler “The Christmas Song” www.mariannekesler.com
Canaries In The Coal Mine “Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat, a Íosa, a Íosa” – Scarf Weather EP www.canariesinthecoalmine.com
Eliane Amherd “Let Me Explain” – Now And From Now On CD www.elianeperforms.com
Danielle Miraglia “Choir” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
Final segment of the year, reflecting my favorite seasonal songs:

Tom Waits “Alice” – Alice CD
Paul Simon “I Am A Rock” – The Paul Simon Songbook

The Pogues “Fairytale Of New York” (featuring Kirsty MacColl) – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Passengers “Miss Sarajevo” – Original Soundtracks 1
Jimi Hendrix “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year”
The Highland Pipers “Auld Lang Syne” – A Highland Christmas: Carols For Scottish Bagpipes

Closing music: Enya “And Winter Came” – And Winter Came
Running time: 4 horas, 25 minutos
Atmosphere: merry and bright
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Radio Crystal Blue 9/2/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about September 5 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.
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @Starringband @claudia_k_art @amateurblonde @PieroEnsini @echoanddrake4vr

Last week I was at a rather avant-garde showcase at Kung Fu Necktie, one of the notable dive bars in the Illadelph. Full review here:


INTERVIEW with Lucas Ward of The Silver Snails is available in my field recording FeedPlayer at my website, and at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield We chatted on Skype on 8/30 speaking about the band’s future, the making of their video “Dancing With The Stars” and a connection to the late Elliott Smith.
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’m planning to see:
9/29: Philly native and West Coast denizen Jeff Campbell returns to his roots, and plays The Grape Room www.jeffcampbellmusic.com
There are 2 events I have my eye on for 9/7, one local, one in Wilmington.
9/15: Lotus Hill releases a new CD at Milkboy’s Center City locale. www.lotushillband.com
I am seeking another event within the first 2 weeks of September.
Arlan Feiles with a long-awaited return to these airwaves, with a new band (The Broken Hearted) in tow, still with his own spin on Americana. Two bands heard in this show sharing a drummer, both with rather idiosyncratic indie rock; these bands are Generator Ohm and EndAnd.
RCB proper: One evening in late summer 2002 (2003?) I was at NYC’s The C-Note for an evening of poetry, curated by David Amram and Casey Cyr. David Wallechinsky and Ron Whitehead were some of the performers along with the aforementioned. It was a night I will never forget, as it opened my eyes to this expression of art, and eventually led me to appreciate the works of the Beat poets, mainly Kerouac and Ginsberg, even more. For the majority of the years I’ve done this show, I would spin music inspired by the Beat poets in late summer. So it was that I start off with the dark noir of Morphine, and also Casey Cyr reciting an original poem with backup by Amram (he a collaborator with Keroauc many moons ago). I had recited a portion of Kerouac’s book “The Subterraneans”, with the sound of Thelonious Monk, solo piano style, in the background, as it may well have been for much of Jack’s own work in those early 50’s. Segment 1: Amy Speace with the signature tune for the show including the words “Summer’s gonna end before it begins, drive all night…”. Amy will appear along with Eilen Jewell and many others at this year’s Americana Music Association Conference/Festival (Amy herself is part of a Big Star tribute). Alongside the modern folk, more of the same from Natalia Zukerman. Greg Smith & The Broken English was spun with Darlingside, the latter just releasing a new album. Both bands are part of the Keene (NH) Music Festival on September 1. Segment 2: Retro rock from both The Mad Tea and The Modeens starts off this segment. Spun another from the strong Jo Wymer CD. Segment 3 is anchored around My Pet Dragon. They share billing with Just A Memory, A Little Affair, and Remember September at the Utica (NY) Arts & Music Fest, on 9/15. Then MPD share billing with A Ghost Like Me at CultureFest on 9/8, taking place in . Segment 4: I love D.B. Rielly’s “I Got A Girlfriend”; sounds like it could have been written by Buck Owens, with that Bakersfield sound and style well intact. Dan May and Tracy Grammer play a one-of-a-kind event, the Jamboree In The Pines, on a stage built and surrounded by pines. That will take place in Coatesville, PA, also on 9/1. Final segment includes music by Marianne Kesler, with just her second gig in in the last 10 months, plus an old traditional tune sung by Waterbug label founder Andrew Calhoun.
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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo week of 8/26/12

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 8/29/12

Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted “A Hard Line” – Weeds Kill The Wild Flowers CD www.arlanfeiles.com
Generator Ohm “Platius” – Upon the Me Om I CD www.facebook.com/generatorohm
Tyler Spooner “Dancing On The Sidewalk” – Forgetting to Remember CD www.tylerspooner.com
EndAnd “Labor Force” – Adventures Of Hi-Fi In Space EP www.reverbnation.com/danielfern
Mokey Doris “In her Head At Night” – s/t CD www.mokeydoris.com
Mina Koo “Jini” – Mina CD www.minaminakoo.com
Amateur Blonde “Scaffolding” – s/t CD www.amateurblondemusic.com
Larry Allen Brown “Southwest Of Eden” – Stories That We Wrote CD www.larryabrown.com
Running time: 66 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:
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This show was distributed on 8/29/12.
Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **
“Summer’s gonna end before it begins, drive all night….”
Opening music:
Morphine “Kerouac” – B-Sides & Otherwise
I recited the opening portion of Jack Kerouac’s book “The Subterraneans” to the music of Thelonious Monk: “Everything Happens To Me” – Thelonious Alone in San Francisco
David Amram & Ron Whitehead “To Dream In Kerouac’s Playground” – Kentucky Blues CD www.davidamram.com www.tappingmyownphone.com
*Amy Speace “Drive All Night” – Land Like A Bird CD www.amyspeace.com
*Eilen Jewell “There’s Where I’m Going” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Natalia Zukerman “Gas Station Roses” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Flo Anito “what you don’t know can hurt you” – no dustbunnies CD www.floanito.com
*Greg Smith & The Broken English “Haylie” – times like these CD www.gregsmithandthebrokenenglish.com
*Darlingside “Ava” – Pilot Machines CD www.darlingside.com
B.D. Lenz “Uh Huh” – Five & Live CD www.bdlenz.com
The Mad Tea Party “Every Way” – Found A Reason CD www.themadtea.wordpress.com
The Modeens “El Camino” – Get With The Times EP www.themodeens.com
Song Dogs & The Nightjar “Holy Ghost And Run” – s/t EP www.songdogsandthenightjar.com
Ten Year Vamp “Got 2 Me” – Lust EP www.tenyearvamp.com
Kosmic Daydream “Here I Am” – Live CD www.kosmicdaydream.com
Jo Wymer “Come On Baby” – Living With Scars CD www.jowymer.com
My Pet Dragon and other bands in this segment (except for A Ghost Like Me) performing at the Utica Music and Arts Fest, 9/13-15, Utica NY www.uticamusicandartsfest.net
 My Pet Dragon “Lover In Hiding” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
Just A Memory “Runaway” – s/t EP www.reverbnation.com/justamemory
A Little Affair “What Are You So Afraid Of?” – s/t CD www.alittleaffairmusic.com
A Ghost Like Me “Just Be” – The New Paradigm CD www.aghostlikeme.com
Remember September “Innocence” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
 D.B. Rielly “I Got A Girlfriend” – Love Potions & Snake Oil CD www.dbrielly.com
Tall Tall Trees “Men And Mountains” – moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
Screen Door Porch “Mountains Are Heroes” – The Fate & The Fruit CD www.screendoorporch.com
*Dan May “Crossover” – Dying Breed CD www.danmaycd.com
*Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “hard edge of livin” – little blue egg CD www.daveandtracy.com www.tracygrammer.com
 Terry Rivel “Set Out On The Road” – Broken People CD www.terryrivelsongs.com
Teresa Storch “Come Home” – Stream Of Concrete CD www.teresastorch.com
Marianne Kesler “Catch Me If You Can” – Pear In The Pink Thing CD www.mariannekesler.com
Alan Barrington “You Believed In Me” – Looking For A Novel CD www.alanbarrington.com
Ryan Tennis “Wake Me Up” – goodbye to the ground EP www.ryantennismusic.com
Andrew Calhoun “Fifteen Years On the Erie Canal” – grapevine CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – art of love: music of machaut CD www.robertsadin.com
Running time: 3 hours, 39 minutos.

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