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Radio Crystal Blue 12/22/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about January 8 and will be available
for about 1 year. 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 is a separate podcast with 6 songs, one each from a brand
new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.
The next edition of RCB Novus Ordo will also be first published the week of January 5,2014.
 
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The names read like indie royalty:
Amy Speace
Nadine Goellner
Jenn Lindsay
Rachael Sage
Vance Gilbert
Mark Erelli
Natalia Zukerman
Andy Friedman
Hungrytown
 
Each of these artists have received my year-end #1 ranking as top artist from Radio Crystal Blue over the past 10 years. Every year I publish the top 100, and similar lists that include top albums, and top industry names associated with these as well. I also had published an all-time RCB list, based on the cumulative scores of rank from year to year. As I type this, I am strongly considering redoing the aspects of this chart, and also eliminating those whom I’ve lost touch with or otherwise haven’t appeared on my show in over a year.
With that, the announcement for the 2013 titles are most interesting. I’m just putting the finishing touches on the quarterly charts, which will set in place its companion charts, and will be set to publish. But first……

The big event this week is not a podcast but a Twitter event! On December 26, noon ET, I will gently invade your Twitter timelines, and present, one by one, the top 100 artists of 2013. Use the hashtag #rcbtop100 if you want to get in on the chat and guess whom will be #1 this year.
Note that the chart page is updated as of October: www.radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page The page is set to be redone the moment the countdown is unveiled to the world via Twitter. Those of you on Facebook will likely get the syndicate feed as my posts on Twitter do synchronize there. Also, if you see the Fall 2013 quarterly chart, I indicate the ten artists who are mathematically eligible to win this year. So…from those ten, can you guess who will win? The answer really depends on how well you listen to my podcasts and track who is getting more airplay and exposure.

 
So…..I’ve a lot to do before the big announcement, and that also includes getting some more of my finances in order. I’m still afloat tho I’ve really no extra $ to do any social events. That’s why I haven’t done any reviews of live events in a very long while. My plan is to work and earn enough to pay the bills, plus have extra so that I can cover events, plus feed into the vision I posted the link of earlier.
RCB REWIND:
 
RCB proper: A number of artists sent great new and recent holiday tunes and I thank each of them for doing so! Along with these I included some classic and irreverent holiday tunes, plus the penultimate segment, where I shared, once again, my ideal holiday songs. Also part of the RCB tradition is to recite Jack Kerouac’s ‘Home For Christmas’, with the setting being Jack’s boyhood home of Lowell MA. Brand new and original holiday tunes courtesy of: Antigone Rising, Calico (Manda Mosher in this California folk-rock trio), Ronnie Fauss, Margo Rey (an MHP client), and Ian McGlynn. Larry Saklad, a member of Alan Mann’s Free Arts Band in the 80s, mixed an updated version of the recent classic “Christmas On The Block”
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Radio Crystal Blue
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Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a residence.
Please indicate release date. No material from before 2013 accepted.
Compilations or great concept albums, ones I can feature track-for-track, are highly encourage
Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
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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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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
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 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” –
www.revel9.com
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
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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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Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 11/3/13


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.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
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.
Via Internet Archive:
Stream:
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows are archived for a year.
This show was published 11/7/13:
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks “The Love I Have For You” – The Love I Have For You CD www.misstessmusic.com
Flagship Romance “Set You Free” – The Fudge Sessions CD www.flagshipromance.com
Jack & Jill “Requiem for 9-5” – Coloradio CD www.jackplusjill.com
Mabel 1918 “City” – Reach CD
Voice Of Addiction “Juvenescence” – Modern Day Meltdown CD www.voiceofaddiction.com
Jeanette Lynne “Bloodhound” – You’ve Got Me CD
Downtown Mystic “Read The Signs” (bonus track) – s/t CD www.shala.com
Daniel Casavant “When Time’s Running Out” – Soul Reunion EP www.daniel-casavant.com
Carl Solomon “Hank” – Black Top Beauty CD www.carlsolomonmusic.com
Jane Kramer “Hold My Whiskey” – Break & Bloom CD www.janekramer.com
Running time: 77 minutos
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 3.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info: www.creativecommons.org
Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at www.radiocrystalblue.net
Here’s RCB proper:
Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
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.
Ogg Vorbis format also available.
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows are archived for a year.
Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 11/7/13.
 
Opening music: “Don’t Do Anything (I Wouldn’t Do)” – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me soundtrack
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These artists are performing at the annual NERFA conference this week in Kerhonkson NY www.nerfa.org This particular segment features some of the official showcase participants:
Amy Speace “Left Me Hanging” – How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat CD www.amyspeace.com
Natalia Zukerman “Brooklyn” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Buddy Mondlock “Central Park” – The Memory Wall CD www.buddymondlock.com
The Boxcar Lilies “Sugar Shack” – Sugar Shack CD www.boxcarlilies.com
Roosevelt Dime “Spike Driver” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
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Ellis shares billing with all with the following in this segment between several festivals:
*Ellis “Wherever You Are” – Wherever You Are CD set www.ellis-music.com
*Honor Finnegan “We Are Hearts” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
*Paul Sachs “I Forget About Her Everyday” – Oil Town CD www.paulsachs.com
*Sarah McQuaid “So Much Rain” – The Plum Tree and The Rose CD www.sarahmcquaid.com
*David Wilcox “Reverie” – Reverie CD www.davidwilcox.com
More artists performing at NERFA this week; these are participating in the Quad showcase events:
Fred Gillen Jr. “Black Butterflies’ – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Disappear Fear “Be Like You” – Broken Film CD www.disappearfear.com
Brooks Williams “Son Of A Gun” – New Everything CD www.brookswilliams.com
Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals “The Ring” – Bow And Be Simple CD www.mattharlan.com
Meg Braun “Open Road” – Broken Places CD www.megbraun.com
Kate Klim “Somewhere” – Kamikaze Love CD www.kateklim.com
The Steel Wheels “Go Up To That Mountain” – No More Rain CD www.thesteelwheels.com
Heather Pierson “The Crime Most High” – The Hard Work Of Living CD www.heatherpierson.com
Ronnie Fauss “This Year” – I Am The Man You Know I’m Not CD www.ronniefauss.com
Tom Principato “It Ain’t Over (‘Til It’s Over)” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD www.tomprincipato.com
DP “While You’re Still Young” – While We’re Still Young CD www.officialdp.com
Sirsy “Red Letter Days” – Coming Into Frame CD www.sirsy.com
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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
Alela Diane “We Are Nothing”
Wintersleep “Father Time”
Marissa Nadler “Tristessa’s Song”
Joshua James “Esperanza” (Spanish Version)
More artists at NERFA this week, more from the Quad showcases:
Sloan Wainwright “Upside Down And Under My Heart” – Upside Down And Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
Roy Bookbinder “Full Go Around” – The Good Book CD www.roybookbinder.com
Harpeth Rising “Day After Day” – Tales From Jackson Bridge CD www.harpethrising.com
Spuyten Duyvil “Scratch” – Temptation CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Karyn Oliver “My Paper Friend” – Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
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*Matt The Electrician “John Elliott” – It’s a Beacon, It’s A Bell CD www.matttheelectrician.com
*Kris Delmhorst “Kiss It Away” – Shotgun Singer CD www.krisdelmhorst.com
Cary Cooper “Things I Wish I Said” – Zuzu’s Petals CD www.carycooper.com
Lara Herscovitch “From A Bridge” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.laraherscovitch.com
*Danielle Miraglia “See The Light” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
*Greg Klyma “Reaching Out” – Pianomandonation CD www.klyma.com

Closing music: Billie Holiday “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me” – In Silence CD
Running time: 3 horas, 59 minutos
Atmosphere: doing something
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 3.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info: http://www.creativecommons.org
Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Radio Crystal Blue 8/25/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR: www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.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.

 
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about August 28 and will be available for about 1 year. 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 is a separate podcast with 6 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of each.

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INTERVIEW of The Grahams, a ‘river roots’ duo-led band, is available at the field/recording/interview FeedPlayer, atat the home and archive tabs of my website and at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield We talk about the exploration of different genres over the years, and some of the making of their debut album “Riverman’s Daughter”. I conducted this interview via Skype. More about The Grahams at www.thegrahamsmusic.net
Direct mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/grahamsrcbinterview.mp3
 
Financial status hasn’t changed much but I intend for it to get better. Upon this, I want to pursue a number of things in life that I’ve never done, and complete some goals that I’ve partially started. For an idea of where I’m coming from, read:
https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/07/28/my-personal-and-radio-vision/
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5 YEARS AGO this week, these artists received airplay, among the notable: The Defibulators, Elaine Romanelli, Brianna Sage, The Paper Raincoat, Jenny Goodspeed, Kat Parsons, Lucibel Crater, The K’s, The States, Victor Bravo, Ingrid Michaelson, Carl Creighton, Charlotte Kendrick. Much more from that show at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/radiocrystalblue/message/2532
 

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The annotated notes of this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: 3 artists from Vegas are part of this mix. 2 are punk bands with a great track record, and both on Squid Hat Records. One of them, The Peccadilloes, transformed into The Gashers and are active as a trio. The aforementioned duo The Grahams release their debut album next month, produced by Malcolm Burn, and feature excellent Nashville-area personnel such as Phil Madeira and members of the North Mississippi All Stars.
 
RCB proper: Sometimes I get inspiration for an opening segment by the time of the year. You know this. Maybe an artist just passed away. Maybe there is an artist in the news that I see time and time again in my social timelines. All those factors played a part this week. I was still thinking about spinning Luna from last week, and got out the Penthouse, spinning what I believe is the greatest hidden track on a CD, their version of Serge Gainsbourg’s “Bonnie & Clyde”. Also this week came report of the somewhat temporary destruction of a mural of Joe Strummer, located in NYC’s East Village. One caption in the mural contains the song “Know Your Rights” which I promptly spun. In between was the challenge as to what to fill in the space. Immediately I thought of the Middle Eastern-flavored music of Jah Wobble’s Invaders Of The Heart so that’s there. Also spun one of Joe Strummer’s own tunes while he was with the Mescaleros, the same lazy, world-beat sort of jam. More proper jamming too with Bill Laswell and Matisyahu’s backing band Roots Tonic. And, of course, a song from Serge himself, one of his very best. Segment 2 runs the gamut of genres, but with a good driving feel to it (no, they are not necessarily driving songs). Segment 3 is more rock and blues oriented, and I continue to be enchanted Sirsy’s latest album. V-Device from Italy also is heard here. Segment 4: Davey O opens for The Boxcar Lilies at the Bell Street Chapel Coffee House, Providence RI, on 9/6. Builder Of The House and Heather Styka share billing at The Hive, in Kennebunk, ME, 8/24. Ronnie Fauss’s vocal delivery reminds me of Springsteen. Just a bit. Segment 5 starts and ends with live songs. We also hear what I regard as the signature song from The Keller Sisters, from their new EP. This, alongside some timely summer tunes.
 
 
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HOW TO SEND MUSIC:

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a residence.
Please indicate release date. Eligible CDs must have been released no earlier than November 2012. Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
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
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Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.

I continue to seek outstanding concept/compilation albums for future shows, ones I can feature track-for-track. Do you know of one? Send it along!
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234