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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 10/7/12


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:
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www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
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This show was distributed on 10/10/12

Interstate Buffalo “Cousin” – One Step Away CD www.interstatebuffalo.com
Black Cherry “Just the Other Day” – Defying Gravity CD www.blackcherry.ca
The Boxing Lesson “Cassiopeia” – Muerta EP www.facebook.com/theboxinglesson
Jetpacks And Laser Guns “1969” – s/t EP www.jetpacksandlaserguns.com
Achilles Wheel “Slow Train” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Tilford Sellers & The Wagon Burners “You Always Shut Me Down” – Heartaches, Lies And Cheating Songs CD www.tilfordsellers.com
Bobtown “Magilla Lee ” – Trouble I Wrought CD www.bobtownmusic.com
Jesse Terry “Bitterroot Valley” – Empty Seat On A Plane CD www.jesseterrymusic.com
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Running time: 57 minutos
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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:
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
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3 https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/rcblive100712.mp3
This show was distributed on 10/10/12.

Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **


Opening music: Pamela Wyn Shannon “Tis Rambetide in Ambleside” – Courting Autumn CD http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-Wyn-Shannon/192567270765711
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Nerissa and Katryna Nields “Back At The Fruit Tree” – The Full Catastrophe CD www.nields.com
Ellis “Right On Time” – Right On Time CD www.ellis-music.com
Meghan Cary “Live!” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
John Brodeur “Easier” – Tiger Pop Ten CD www.johnbrodeur.com
Mr. Hunter “The Corner” – The First Chapter: A Story By Mr. Hunter CD www.mrhunterband.com
MJ Hibbett & The Validators “Don’t Darren Don’t” – Dinosaur Planet CD www.mjhibbett.com
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Tweed Funk “Fragile” – Love Is CD www.tweedfunk.com
Aqua Cherry “Oh” – Drowning In The Shallow End CD www.reverbnation.com/aquacherryband
Frank Palangi “I’m Waiting” – s/t EP www.reverbnation.com/frankpalangi
Add Moss “Precious Waste” – In Self-Defense Of The World CD www.addmoss.com
Bound By Substance “Garden State Prison” – Dead Wrong EP www.boundbysubstance.com
EndAnd “Far In Between” – Adventures Of Hi-Fi In Space EP www.facebook.com/endandmusic
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Chuck Schaeffer “Along These Lines” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Marc Berger “Twister” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com
Sam Otis Hill & Co. “My Texan Friend” – Sand and Gravel CD www.samotishill.com
Lily Wilson “Looking For Reasons” – harbour CD www.lilywilson.com
Mare Wakefield “If We Go, You Go” – Meant To Be CD www.marewakefield.com
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Molasses Creek “Scat Reel Set” – An Island Out Of Time CD www.molassescreek.com
Devon Sproule “The Easier Way” – Don’t Hurry For Heaven! CD www.devonsproule.com
Tyler Spooner “Dancing On The Sidewalk” – Forgetting To Remember EP www.tylerspooner.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “All My Better Angels” – Angels, Lovers And Fools CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Layers” – Layers CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
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Closing music: Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors “Speaking Curves” – Jhoom: The Intoxication Of Surrender CD
www.ravenrecording.net
Running time: 2 hours, 40 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: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 10/14/12

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
www.radiocrystalblue.net
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twitter: @radiocblue

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about September 19 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
shows.
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.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back:

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I felt a real sense of outspokenness this week, and vented the old spleen in my kindest and most heartfelt way. I normally hold back, but this time around I decided to just let it all out. I didn’t care as to who would reply or how. I think the catalyst was actually having a temp gig which lasted all of 2 days, where my mind and heart did a 180-degree turn. I felt my intense sensitivity and at once the willingness to express it.
Not a day goes back where, at least in the online world, I touch minds, hearts, and funny bones. I recall the late Jim Valvano’s last public appearance, at the ESPY Awards, March 1993. This quote gets to me: “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”
This isn’t a personal credo for me, but I find myself often either in thought, or emotionally aware of something in myself or others, and often come up with something so funny to me, that it registers just as funny to someone else. The trick is conveying those feelings, thoughts, and magic when typing it on Facebook, or Twitter, or…even,yes… on Radio Crystal Blue. I do more than just spin songs. I share some personal thoughts, some anecdotes, some scenes from my life (tho I will often hide specifics to protect the guilty), and just be real.
So, I further encourage you to listen to my show, and in the words of Philly legend Bill Cosby “…and if you’re not careful, you may learn something before it’s done.”

INTERVIEW:
The veteran Colorado-based songwriter/bandleader Chris Daniels chatted with yours truly on September 10th, via Skype. Chris and I talked about his band, the Kings, a bit about life, health, politics, and other matters. The interview went about 40 minutes and it was just awesome to hear his stories, including the making of his first solo album “Better Days”. Chris pretty much predates the Colorado music scene proper. You can hear this interview at my ‘field recording’ FeedPlayer, accessible in the same manner you can hear Radio Crystal Blue, tho at a slightly different locale: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield This player is also available through my website, and you can stream, share and download the audio from this and other interviews.
http://www.chrisdaniels.com

COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews along with 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 http://www.jeffcampbellmusic.com
9/15: Lotus Hill releases a new CD at Milkboy’s Center City locale.
http://www.lotushillband.com
10/11 Blag’ard, a classic rock duo from NC, play at JR’s Bar, not far from yours truly in South Philly
http://www.blagard.com
10/19: Post-punk alt-country songwriter Freddy Hall (The Best Intentions) performs at The Grape Room http://www.freddyhallmusic.com
I also do audio interviews at live events and also via Skype (cblue456)
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RCB REVIEW:
RCB Novus Ordo: Standout out tunes from this edition include roots rockers Cletus Romp from Cincinnati, uptempo rock from upstate NY’s Oxford Train, and lovely Brazilian music from Carla Hassett.

RCB proper: Second consecutive week I begin with Pamela Wyn Shannon’s music, digging into her 2007 release “Couring Autumn”. Segment 1 includes contemporary songwriters. Meghan Cary, Craig Sonnenfeld and Elaine Romanelli, spun consecutively, perform at the Haverford (PA) Music Festival 9/15. Segment 2 gives us blues (Bob Corritore, Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers heard here; Bob guests on his birthday with Rod’s band 9/29). Shupikai is a jazz/blues instrumental project led by NYC’s Bob Petrocelli. The transition to louder rock came easy as I spun another by The Trapps, plus music by ‘glamwave’ duo Girls On Film (yes, they love all things Duran),and a newer tune by NYC’s PaperDoll. Segment 3: Justin Roth, The Steel Wheels, and John McCutcheon performed at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield KS on 9/13. McCutcheon’s CD is homage to Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Blue Coin have an intriguing folk sound, somewhat spacey tune spun here. Sam Otis Hill & Co., Greg Klyma & Sarah Blacker, perform at the New England Americana Festival at the sainted Club Passim, 9/15. Sarah’s tune is the title track of her new EP. Segment 4: Avi Wisnia & Arlan Feiles performed at Milkboy Coffee’s Center City location on 9/12 for the latest installment of The 9…9 songwriters on one bill doing 3 songs each. I just had to spin Aztec Two-Step’s ode to Olga Korbut and the remembrance of dark days on what’s been 40 years since the Black September incident in Munich. Songs of healing and hope close this out: Red Molly with one of Molly Venter’s own songs, and a live recording of Craig Bickhardt (Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA).

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 release date.
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
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.

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EXTRACURRICULAR: I’m getting a lot busier with the stat blog these days,
tracking sports trends of various sorts. Have a look around at
http://cblue456.tumblr.com

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo week of 9/9/12


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 www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3 mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/rcbnew090912.mp3

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

This show was distributed on 9/12/12

Teleskopes “Private Michael” – For The Living EP www.teleskopes.com
Dylan Hyde “Running Free” – s/t EP www.dylanhydemusic.com
The Watanabes “hot water hills” – You’re dancing I’m absorbed CD www.thewatanabes.com
The Blackboard Nails “Slow Down” – s/t EP www.theblackboardnails.com
Rory “The Last Iris” – Closure EP www.rorytallion.com
Cletus Romp “Gallows” – Snake Oil: half truths, outright lies, and the gospel CD www.cletusromp.com
Oxford Train “Halfway” – Mister Oxford Train CD www.oxfordtrain.com
Carla Hassett “Circulo” – Circulo CD www.carlahassett.com
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Running time: 59 minutos
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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
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/rcblive090912.mp3
This show was distributed on 9/12/12.
Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **
Opening music: Pamela Wyn Shannon “Courting Autumn” – Courting Autumn CD www.girlhenge.com
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Debbie Miller “Much Longer” – Measures + Waits EP www.thedebbiemiller.com
Justin James “Let It Run” – a beautiful life CD www.justinjamesmusic.com
Mark Radcliffe “One foot out the door” – The sea before us CD www.markradcliffe.net
*Meghan Cary “Live!” – Building My House CD www.meghancary.com
*Craig Sonnenfeld “Every Little Lie” – Angels, Lovers And Fools CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
*Elaine Romanelli “Song About The Trees” – real deal CD www.elaineromanelli.com
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*Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “What Makes You So Tough” – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
*Bob Corritore and Friends “Things You Do” – Harmonica Blues CD www.bobcorritore.com
Shupikai “Austin St. 5D” – Collector II CD www.bobpetrocelli.com
Sirsy “Waiting For Rain” -BYOB (Build Your Own Bootleg) CD www.sirsy.com
The Trapps “Bitter Pill” – Cheap Seats CD www.thetrapps.net
Wormburner “Two Kinds Of People” – Placed By The Gideons CD www.wormburnerband.com
Paper Doll “Get To Know Me” – Ballad Nerd Pop CD www.paperdollband.com
Girls On Film “Medicated Mind” – Mental Image CD www.girlsonfilm.us
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*Justin Roth “Now You Know” – Now You Know CD www.justinrothmusic.com
*The Steel Wheels “Know Her Name” – Lay Down, Lay Low CD www.thesteelwheels.com
*John McCutcheon “Deportees” – This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America CD www.folkmusic.com
Lee Feldman “That’s The Way The World Used To Work” – Album No.4 CD www.leefeldman.com
Blue Coin “The City” – the killing spree EP www.bluecoinmusic.com
*Sam Otis Hill & Co. “I Got Lost (On My Way To Texas)” – Sand and Gravel CD www.samotishill.com
*Greg Klyma “Easy Target” – pianomandonation CD www.klyma.com
*Sarah Blacker “Perfectly Imperfect” – Perfectly Imperfect EP www.sarahblacker.com
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*Avi Wisnia “More Than Me” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
*Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted “Listen To Your Heart Talk” – Weeds Kill The Wild Flowers CD www.arlanfeiles.com
Aztec Two-Step “Olga (Black September)” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Terry Rivel “She’s A Legend” – Broken People CD www.terryrivelsongs.com
Hungrytown “Never Realized” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Red Molly “Hold It All” – Light in the Sky CD www.redmolly.com
 Craig Bickhardt “Prayers For You” – Live at Sellversville Theater CD www.craigbickhardt.com
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Closing music: Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors “Speaking Curves” – Jhoom: The Intoxication Of Surrender CD www.ravenrecording.net
Running time: 3 hours, 25 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:
www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 9/9/12