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Radio Crystal Blue news for week of 6/29/14

Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
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Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
1: at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/home, right-click on the link titled Click for PopUp Feed Player. That will display the audio player as a page on its own. Find the show you want to hear, click the Details tab to download the show or the play button on top to stream. There’s also an RSS feed button and a number of ways to share the audio player
2: My podcast provider: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
Shows from these players are kept on the server for about 1 year.
3: http://www.archive.org Every show I do has its own podcast page URL. Shows here are kept in perpetuity. Just look for Radio Crystal Blue and Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo, then the date. I use the Sunday date of the week.
4: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/radio-crystal-blue

RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on http://www.archive.org Use the search term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
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THE VISION I hold for my life and this program: http://wp.me/p1FKJJ-G6
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 4 and will be available for about 1 year. You will hear music in several segments of top touring 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 LATEST: Firstly my apologies for delivering a newsletter this late. Lately I’m more stressed over the living situation as well as finding work, and that reality has taken supreme focus against anything else I do.
I’m continuing to trust in the universe that there is support when I ask for it, and that I take action just when the situation calls for it. I keep waste to a minimum as well as unnecessary spending.
Along those lines, thanks to those who have donated. The money is going toward my bills and general expenses for living here as well as job hunting.

Also, I’m beginning to work on the quarterly airplay charts which I am to roll out this holiday weekend. They measure who have received the most airplay and progressive amount of exposure on Radio Crystal Blue in 3-month periods.

RCB Novus Ordo: Glen Roethel, formerly of Gathering Time, receives debut airplay for his first solo album. Peter Calandra has created hundreds of compositions music for film and TV, and Broadway credits that includes Les Miserables and Miss Saigon. We hear music from his latest thematic album. Veteran blues pianist David Vest is heard on this program with his latest. Vaneese Thomas, younger sibling of Carla and Marvell Thomas, and daughter of blues great Rufus Thomas, recorded her latest album. Through the magic of technology, we hear a ‘duet’ of Vaneese and Rufus on an old recording of his. Ashley Davis presents contemporary Celtic music. On “Beside You, Near” we hear the unmistakable voice of Moya Brennan.

RCB proper: For starters, I thought it would be fun to toss in a few snippets of Beastie Boys tracks between the hip-hop tracks that kick off this edition. The tracks I did spin carry a summery vibe. For some, I had P-Funk on the brain, and I did give you Parliament as the initial exclamation point. Segment 1: Brand new album from Sassparilla is one of two new albums they released. Pasajero is the new studio album, and Hullaballoo, which I’ll air sometime later on, is a new live album. Cyndi Harvell, Megan Slankard and Jeff Campbell were part of the first annual Peace, Love & Music Festival at Sunset Beach CA this past weekend. Segment 2 :Ronstadt Generations, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, and Professor Louie & The Crowmatix are part of the upcoming Roots & Music Festival in Westminster MD on 7/12-13. Alex Kelly’s “Orange Circle” is a fun summer song, and you have to see the video of this one. Changing Modes has released a new album, much in the vein of their previous output. Segment 3: Amy Speace, Rebecca Loebe and Disappear Fear are among many taking part in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival on 7/12, Okemah OK (where else, really?). We also hear brand new music from The Currys, a new manifestation of Galen Curry’s material that I had debuted last year. Final segment includes more new music from Kerri Powers and Sharon Goldman.

I focus on CDs as opposed to downloads, though I make exceptions in the event of albums that are digital releases only. Music must have a 2014 release date or not released otherwise before September 2013. All new albums debut on RCB Novus Ordo; on rare exception, some debut on Radio Crystal Blue proper.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums.
Electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD

CDs that fit in the above rules may be sent to

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
SPONSORSHIP: The organizations I’ve listed at the top of this email and those that I mention before the different segments had all agreed in the past to be a sponsor of Radio Crystal Blue. I am happy to mention your product or service on the air, and in emails and on my website. Email me for details.

SYNDICATION: Would you like to access and hear Radio Crystal Blue, 14 years on the Web, on another Internet radio or podcast network? I hope you do. The word about this unique brand of freeform radio is getting to more people every day. My pair of shows deserves to be heard by listeners to established and emerging networks right alongside your other favorite shows on the Web. Email me to inquire.

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234



Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 6/22/14

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.


Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/rcbnew062214.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. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.

Via www.archive.org:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBnew062214

Shows accessed via archive.org are always available.

Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?eid=33958682

This show was published 6/27/14
Glen Roethel “Something Good” – Unfolding CD www.glenroethel.com

Peter Calandra “The Dreamer” – Inner Circle CD www.petercalandramusic.com
David Vest “Santa Fe Steamer”- Roadhouse Revelation CD www.davidvest.ca
Vaneese Thomas “Can’t Ever Let You Go” – Blues For My Father CD www.vaneesethomas.com
Jane Fallon “Waiting On Oblivion” – Tangled In A Tree CD www.janefallon.com
Ashley Davis “Beside You, Near” – Night Travels CD www.daisyrings.com
Running time: 53 minutos
Here’s RCB proper:

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

Via Big Contact:
Podcast page:
RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/rcblive062214.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/RCBlive062214

mp3: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive062214/RCBlive062214.mp3
Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 6/27/14.

Opening music: Digable Planets “Pacifics (NY Is Red Hot) – Reachin’: A New Refutation Of Time and Space
A Tribe Called Quest “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo” – People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths Of Rhythm

Parliament “P.Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)” – Mothership Connection
Sassparilla “The One That Got Away” – Pasajero CD www.sassparilla.info
The Kurt Henry Band “Julia In Running Shoes” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Shakeh “La Cancion De Mi Alma” – Songs Of My Soul CD www.shakeh.com
*Cyndi Harvell “Burn The House Down” – Heartache & Revolution CD www.cyndiharvell.com
*Megan Slankard “The Tragic Life Of Caleb” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com
*Jeff Campbell “Tides” – In Spite Of Everything EP www.jeffcampbellmusic.com
BD Lenz “Source Of Reason” – Ready Or Not CD www.bdlenz.com
*Ronstadt Generations “Women ‘cross The River” – Epilogue CD www.ronstadtgenerations.com
*New Riders of the Purple Sage “Just The Way It Goes” – 17 Pine Avenue CD www.thenewriders.com
*Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Ain’t No Fun To Me” – Soul Blues CD www.professorlouie.com
Tom Principato “The Rain Came Pourin’ Down” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD www.tomprincipato.com
Alex Kelly “Orange Circle” – Orange Circle CD www.alexkellymusic.com
Changing Modes “Dinosaur” – The Paradox Of Traveling Light CD www.changingmodes.com
Jack + Jill “Me, my selfish I” – Coloradio CD www.jackplusjill.com
Emanuel And The Fear “Foothills of a Fire” – The Janus Mirror CD www.emanuelandthefear.com
*Amy Speace “In Salida” – How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat CD www.amyspeace.com
*Rebecca Loebe “The Chicago Kid” – Circus Heart cd www.rebeccaloebe.com
*Disappear Fear “Farmland And The Sky” Broken Film CD www.disappearfear.com
Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Costa Mesa” – Live In NYC 2 CD www.westucker.com
The Currys “Nothing Good” – Follow CD www.thecurrysmusic.com
Davey O “Eventually” – Testing For Rust CD www.daveyo.com
Mark Erelli “Columbus Ohio”- Little Vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Kerri Powers “A Little Light” – s/t CD www.kerripowers.com
Sharon Goldman “Her Secret”- Silent Lessons CD www.sharongoldmanmusic.com
Lara Herscovitch “From A Bridge” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.laraherscovitch.com
Matt The Electrician “Last Ones Left” – It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell CD www.matttheelectrician.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “I Guess I Have It Pretty Good” – Redemption CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
The Keller Sisters “Shine” – Shine EP www.thekellersisters.com
Daniel Christian “Estella’ – Live, For The Moment CD www.danielchristianmusic.com
Closing music: Pharaoh’s Daughter “By Way Of Haran” – Haran CD www.pharaohsdaughter.com

Running time: 201 minutos
Atmosphere: funked up
All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative
Commons License version 4.0, 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
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Radio Crystal Blue 4/29/12 news

Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations http://www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia http://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.
Feed Player at my home page of http://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 http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
RSS: http://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

EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
LINKEDIN:  http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
REVERBNATION: http://www.reverbnation.com/radiocrystalblue
VIDEO content:http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG: (my handicapping blog)  http://www.cblue456.tumblr.com
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 2 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
Firstly, I must acknowledge the death of a radio hero, Pete Fornatale, who was one of several inspirations for Radio Crystal Blue many years ago. My condolences are posted elsewhere on the Web. I hope that I can make as much of an impact in people’s lives as he did. I will have a dedicated audio segment focusing on his influence at some point in the next show.
Apart from from learning about music (and radio) from Pete’s example, news came down that Kiss-FM, an R&B/hip-hop programmed station in NYC is also biting the dust, with sports programming taking over.   I have good memories of hearing music in the mid-80’s on this station. It will be missed.  I don’t mind sports programming, so long as it’s sports itself and not so much sports talk.  Still, one more station without music programming takes away more memories from all of us (not to mention royalties).

Fandalism is an invite-only social media website that’s just appeared on the greater Web radar. I’ve just joined tho I’m not exactly certain of its goal outside of friending/following/liking. Initially I see a lot of musicians and producers worldwide, not just the US contingent. http://www.fandalism/radiocblue

The Discussion group is kinda dormant.  Feel free to discuss RCB at http://www.facebook.com/groups/273953255983866/

I’m planning to go to a showcase at The Fire on Saturday. I don’t know any of the artists. That’s the point. I come to be educated and entertained.  I’ll have some pics of the event next week.  I go to about 3-4 shows a month to do photos/video.
I haven’t had interview requests in a while but I wouldn’t mind doing a few.  I do have to upgrade my recorder tho.
My computer is flying strong, tho it still has some issues with audio quality.  I’m pretty confident it’s recording in stereo but my recording software seems to think it’s mono. It could well be the mixer I’m using. For you gearheads, I have a Behringer Eurorack UB802. It might need to be replaced. Anyone with ideas on this?

A simple question for you to answer: What does Radio Crystal Blue mean to you?
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @deviawake @DirtmanTressel @jonregen @TofRedAbbeyBand @musicpartner4
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.
Planning to work on 4/28. No other gigs on the horizon just yet.
RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Songwriter-activist Lara Herscovitch returns with a new album. Some of the songs focus on the prison population in the US. Arthur Nasson has a new exuberant album that’s all over the musical map.   Adler & Hearne’s new album was recorded at Eddie’s Attic in GA.  Ronstadt Generations are 2 generations of musicians. Michael J. is Linda’s brother; he is joined by sons Michael G. and Petie on the CD “Lulo”, full of music inspired by life experience in the Southwest across 5 generations.

RCB proper: With the passing of Levon Helm of The Band, I memorialized him with 2 songs to kick off this show.  First was Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, whose history is well intertwined with The Band’s. “Restless Islands” features Levon on mandolin.   “Life Is A Carnival” is also covered by The Crowmatix, tho I opted to spin the original here.    the matthew show recorded a song at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis back in February, and this kicks off segment 1. Following this up was a song similar in rhythm and vibe by Deborah Lombardi. She and Josh Joffen performed at a new venue, 89 North, in Patchogue (LI), NY last night.  How about two songs with tuba? Jim Boggia and Tracy Bonham feature this instrument. Both appear at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) on 4/30.  Within segment 2: My Pet Dragon and Levee Drivers are part of the Launch Music Festival in Lancaster PA tonight. Segment 3: Spun from the new album by DC’s Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, then following up with other Americana/folk groups. Segment 4 began with some statements about American life (Aztec Two-Step, Vance Gilbert).

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 July
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: http://www.musicsubmit.com.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: http://www.giglaunch.com.au
All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.

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

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 4/22/12

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
(3) mp3:

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

This show was distributed on 4/25

Electrik Emily “Since I’m The Girl” – Stiletto Rock CD www.electrikemily.com
Kmang Kmang ‘In The Dangers Of My Imagination” – Drifting CD www.kmang-kmang.com
Adam Cross “Scared To Pieces” – sirens CD www.adamcrossmusic.com
Jordan Carp “Lost At Sea” – Slam Pig CD www.jordancarp.com
Arthur Nasson “I’ve Got a Flanger in My Heart” – West Cambridge Cowboys CD www.arthurnasson.com
Lara Herscovitch “You Are Beautiful” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.laraherscovitch.com
Adler & Hearne “Alarms” – Live At Eddie’s Attic CD www.adlerandhearne.com
Ronstadt Generations “Off To Battle” – Lulo CD www.ronstadtgenerations.com
Running time: 56 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:
Here’s Radio Crystal Blue 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 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
(3) .mp3:

(4) RSS:

This show was distributed on 4/25/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Memorializing Levon Helm to begin the show…
Opening music
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Restless Islands” – Over The Edge CD www.professorlouie.com
The Band “Life Is A Carnival” – Cahoots CD
the matthew show “The Lesbian Song (Southern Belles)” single www.thematthewshow.com
*Deborah Lombardi “If You Only Knew” – Sweet Revenge CD www.deborahlombardi.com
*Josh Joffen “Glad For The Chance” – Postcard From Antigua CD www.joshjoffen.com
**Jim Boggia “On Your Birthday” – Misadventures In Stereo CD www.jimboggia.com
**Tracy Bonham “Josephine” – Masts Of Manhatta CD www.tracybonham.com
Amy Speace “Ghost” – Land Like A Bird CD www.amyspeace.com
Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
Sugar Lime Blue “Talkin’ To Yourself” – Far From The Tree CD www.sugarlimeblue.com
Fallen Riviera “Behind The Curtain” – Six Mines CD www.fallenriviera.com
The Real Rough Diamonds “You Don’t Know Anything About Love” – s/t CD www.realroughdiamonds.com
*My Pet Dragon “Love in Hiding” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
*Levee Drivers “Poor boy’s shoes” – s/t EP www.leveedrivers.com
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “Why’d You Do Me This Way?” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD www.karencollins.net
Spuyten Duyvil “Halfway Free” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Joy Kills Sorrow “Wouldn’t Have Noticed” – This Unknown Science CD www.joykillssorrow.com
Hungrytown “Never Realized” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Natalia Zukerman “Sorry Side Of Town” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
Sarah McQuaid “The Sun Goes On Rising” – The Plum Tree and The Rose CD www.sarahmcquaid.com
Aztec Two-Step “Living In America” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Vance Gilbert “Old White Men” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Jon Regen “Revolution” – Revolution CD www.jonregen.com
Alan Barrington “You Believed In Me” – Looking For A Novel CD www.alanbarrington.com
Jean Mann “Sleeveless Season” – Dream Of Goats CD www.jeanmann.net
Andrew Calhoun “Buskers” – Grapevine CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 3 hours, 6 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:

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 5/1/12

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
twitter: @radiocblue