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Radio Crystal Blue 6/2/13 audio and links


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 6/6/13

Beat The Grid “Shalango” – Beat The Grid CD www.beatthegrid.com
Trailerpark Idlers “J’Entends La Cloche Sonner” – Meanwhile, In Dogpatch… CD www.trailerparkidlers.com
Fiddleworms “Vicksburg” – See The Light CD www.fiddleworms.com
The Dyadics “Get Down” – Dead and Gone EP www.thedyadics.com
The StereoFidelics “Stay Awake” – Dynamite Fist CD www.stereof.com
Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings “Afterthoughts” – Sorta Kinda Maybe bonus CD www.andyhawk.com
Hans Theessink “Take Your Picture” – Wishing Well CD www.theessink.com
Matt Stone “Northern Lights” – Northern Lights CD www.mattfolkmuse.com
Lisa Biales with Ricky Nye & The Paris Blues Band “Careless Love” (WC Handy cover) – Singing In My Soul CD www.lisabiales.com
Jill Cagney “Stop Talking” – Nerves Of Steel EP www.jillcagney.com
Running time: 77 minutos
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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/2013/06/rcblive060213.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 6/5/13

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Dick Dale “A Run For Life” – King Of The Surf Guitar album
The Breeders “Flipside” – Last Splash CD
The Pixies “Velouria” & “Stormy Weather” – Bossanova CD
Midnight Oil “Surf’s Up Tonight” – Breathe CD
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Jon Herington “Like So” – Like So CD
(Rob Morsberger, Jon’s pianist on this album, passed away on June 2)
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Jodie Levinson “Proud” – Strong Enough CD www.jodielevinson.com
Pi Jacobs “Anything” – Urbanicana CD www.pijacobs.com
Garrison Starr “Between The Devil’s Rain And A Dying Language” – Amateur CD www.garrisonstarr.com
Meghan Cary “Live!” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Daphne Lee Martin “Molotov” – Moxie CD www.daphneleemartin.com
Eliane Amherd “Feel A Little Sorry For Yourself” – Now And From Now On CD www.elianeperforms.com
The Portraits “Shield” – Counterbalance CD www.theportraitsmusic.com
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The Western Swing Authority “I’ve Got A Feeling” – All Dolled Up CD www.thewesternswingauthority.com
(Veteran songwriter Larry Wayne Clark, who co-wrote this song, passed away this week)
Sean Kershaw “Moonlight Eyes” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
The Gravity Guild “The Game” – The Great Divide CD www.thegravityguild.com
The Kurt Henry Band “A Long Way From Sunday” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Amateur Blonde “Always The Wild One” – s/t EP (bonus tracks) www.amateurblondemusic.com
Astor Place Riot “In Too Close” – Crossing Lines EP www.astorplaceriot.com
Sirsy “Cannonball” – Coming Into Frame CD www.sirsy.com
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Sam Otis Hill “Road To The Beach” – Sand & Gravel CD www.samotishill.com
Achilles Wheel “Don’t Be Late” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Screen Door Porch “Right Down To It” – The Fate & The Fruit CD www.screendoorporch.com
Randy Stern “Chasing Shadows” – www.randystern.info
Shane Cooley “Clean” – When It Rains, It Pours CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
Ronnie Fauss “Pistols In The Air” – I Am The Man You Know I’m Not CD www.ronniefauss.com
Gallon House “Twinkie” – s/t CD www.gallonhouse.com
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Caroline Herring “Summer Song” – Camilla CD www.carolineherring.com
Katie Ainge “Honest Mistake” – s/t EP www.katieainge.com
Hungrytown “Any Forgotten Thing” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Greg Klyma “Dziadek I Babcia” – Pianomandonation CD www.klyma.com
Stephen Lee Rich “Waterbound” – Free Range Sofas CD www.stephenleerich.com
John Batdorf “Don’t Give Up On Dreams” – One Last Wish CD www.johnbatdorfmusic.com

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Closing music: Juaneco y su combo “Un Shipibo en Espana” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours 19 minutes.

All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
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non-derivative. For more info: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 6/9/13

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Radio Crystal Blue 4/21/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about April 24 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 10 songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.
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In my continual quest to network and keep the show going, I have stepped up my job search, and managed to get 2 job interviews this week. Neither interview panned out. I do remain hopeful, even as my finances are very shaky at the time. I have gone through a period of things breaking down, right down to the physical, which I take as a sign that my own vibration is changing, that the game of life inside and out is changing its rules too.
If you’ve spent any amount of time following me on Twitter, I’m known to wax philosophical on some spiritual matters, sometimes into astrology or a related topic. Did you know that, years before I even got into radio, I was once very active in New Age? I had the building blocks of a healing practice nearly in place before life chose to intervene at the tender age of 30. Since my move to Philly, I’ve reintroduced some of my spiritual practice within a group setting, and I find time to heal with my words, whether on Twitter or some other means. I’ve always had the spiritual ‘ear’, as it were, a 6th or 7th sense, to read people and situations. Having these senses shape my life and response to it. I still have hope for my life and to make my life’s work a lasting reality. That work manifests in this show, in the other podcasts I do, the New Age work, the investing (OK, handicapping, but still..), and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
You’d think by now, given all these music connections I have across the country, that I may have at least visited a good deal of them. Outside of NYC, the largest metro areas that I have contacts in are, in order, Los Angeles, Philly, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, DC, Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, Baltimore, and Dallas/Fort Worth. I’ve never set foot in these cities outside of Philly and DC. The $ just hasn’t been at my fingertips to travel for 2 or 3 days or more a time. I’d like to be able to get to different cities and towns, soak up the culture and the overal vibe, and get to meet musicians that I’ve only read about or spun music of. Perhaps this is another part of my life’s work that’s yet to begin. Instead of book or Web knowledge, why not adapt first-person knowledge?
Dear Boston, I’ve never foot in your beloved city, but I love you all the same. I can only hope that the recent and continuing strife does not shut down the culture, the music in particular of this historic place for very long.
Just as I was as about to publish this week’s news, I received a PayPal donation from Dan Senie (Dan & Faith).  The couple often perform in New England.  I inquired of him about the situation in Boston. His reply, in part is this:
“We are several towns west of the craziness. Didn’t know about it until we woke up. Scary. Some friends displaced from their homes, but sounds like everyone is safe, if quite rattled. Many friends were at the finish line area, within a very short distance of the bombs, but were OK. A family from our little town was there, and were seriously injured. Father lost a leg, mother and adult son both with injuries. All expected to survive, and the town is organizing to help the family.
We’re looking forward to going out to a local open mike tonight where some of the best players in the area gather. The Friday night scene there is always one of community, but will be even more so tonight. So many of us affected in one way or another, and all looking forward to music and hugs.
Tonight we’ll sing the song I wrote after Newtown, but follow it with a funny song as we all need to be lifted up too.”
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Twitter for music leaves me non-plussed. I checked it out this week; as I quoted on the social media site ” Artists I follow = 35?. I follow more artists than that! Also the content changes with each reclick” “It reminds me of a combo of last.fm and fandalism. Checking the ’emerging’ tab might be useful for my purposes.” “Not impressed at ‘now playing’ which doesn’t lead anyone really to discovery if you already are close-knit with followers” “I’m suspecting that ’emerging’ is only good if said artist has a huge amount of followers/following in comparison” “I receive enough music for my podcast that I’m not sure I’ll give attention to Twitter Music. Not impressed by the new device so far.” “If Twitter Music is at all succesful, Twitter should add tabs for News/Issues, or Weather, Lifestyle and so forth.”

Those are my 2 American cents on Twitter for Music. What’s yours?***
Peter Thomas Fornatale sent me the final book written by his father, “50 Licks: Myths and Stories From Half a Century Of The Rolling Stones”. An absolutely insightful read, presenting quotes and mentions from interviews and other sources to tell the tale of this band, between songs, tours, and recording. I might share some of this knowledge on further RCB shows. Meanwhile, read up at www.50licks.wordpress.com
Later on Friday, I’ll be recording my sport-oriented podcast Idealistic Sport. Fueled with knowledge and analysis about sport from an armchair, outsider view, complete with music from great indie artists, I hope this will be a weekly staple for you as well as myself. I had broken my CD player, so podcast #2 felt more like a sermonette than a full-on program. This next edition will have music for certain and my take on several sporting events. Which events? There’s tonight’s Friday Night Fights, a weekend golf event, a women’s tennis tournament, horse racing at Emerald Downs and major stakes races on Saturday, plus some auto racing this weekend. That’s a lot of ground to cover! Remember you can access Idealistic Sport at www.bigcontact.com/idealisticsport with the same FeedPlayer you can hear Radio Crystal Blue in. And there’s a blog too: www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com which is my final word on the above events.
I’ve attempted to replicate the FeedPlayer link for this program on the blog, but it’s not working. The RCB version seems to be OK but not the IS one. Anyone have suggestions on its design?
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RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo: Outstanding music included on this program from Amanda Cevallos (superb modern honky-tonk), George & The Good Vibes (a calypso number straight outta Israel), and award-winning Nashville-oriented songwriter Brad Cole.
RCB proper: Having had a Twitter conversation with someone, the words “good in everyone” came to my brain. And thus I posted on my Facebook wall the video of Canada’s great power-pop band Sloan “The Good In Everyone”. The video is a bit of a take-off on one part of the movie “Easy Rider”, the song only half as long as the video itself! With that infamous date 4/20 coming up this week, I also included Manu Chao’s most recognizable tune “Bongo Bong”. It’s also the theme to an old public-access TV show called “Pothedz Couch” (full episodes not available but you can find some choice clips on that YouTube thing). Hearing of the Real Rough Diamonds demise this past week, I spun 3 songs from the album they sent me years ago. Segment 1: A mini travelogue takes us from Tennessee, to New Orleans, to Santa Fe, to Argentina, (Jessie Kilguss, Miss Tess, Eilen Jewell, Emily Pinkerton), then to other unbeknownst places (Achilles Wheel, Sean Kershaw).Miss Tess and Eilen Jewell share billing on 4/25 at The Southern in Charlottesville VA.  Segment 2: Hillary Reynolds Band appears at Brandeis University on a bill that also includes Patti DeRosa (Segment 4) on 4/27. It’s billed as the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts ‘Folk Fest’. Brand new music in this segment by Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution. Yes, the name shortened a little bit. What I didn’t shorten was the song. “Shine On” I’ve spun before from “Live at Brooklyn Bowl”. Here I opted to spin the entire 9 minute-plus song instead of the ‘radio edit’. Your ears deserve it! Segment 3: More new music from songwriter Lonna Marie plus an infectious vocal sound from Midwest mother/daughter combo Belles & Whistles. Segment 4: More brand new music from Cary Cooper starts this off, then a song penned by ‘cracker cowboy poet’ Hank Mattson, music by Dana & Susan Robinson.**************
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Yes I’m also seeking music for Idealistic Sport. For this show, the music should be upbeat, tho not necessarily rock. It should be music that’s appropo toward sports programming. No rules here re the release date.

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Finally, but not in the least of importance, a very happy birthday to my sister Sharon, a two-time Iraqi War veteran, currently holding down the fort with my mom and niece, somewhere in the hill country of Texas.
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Radio Crystal Blue
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Radio Crystal Blue 3/31/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
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*******
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about April 3 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 8 songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.
*****************************

RCB Quarterly Airplay Chart will be revealed at some point next week. Essentially I’m
ranking artists based on who I see and interact with and also from airplay from the last 3 months. The chart is a great way to know who is receiving the most progressive airplay on my show. You can view the previous quarterly, annual and all-time charts at https://radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page/
 
CAPE MAY: For my own purposes, the weekend at Cape May’s 6th annual Singer-Songwriter (music conference) was fairly successful. I met a number of familiar faces and introduced myself to some new ones. I also saw a handful of songwriters and bands that may well appear on Radio Crystal Blue in the future. Full recap here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/03/28/cape-may-nj-322-2313/
 
Legendary Dobbs was the site for Rachel Schain’s CD release event. A recap of that evening has just been posted to my website, right here:
Photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152696650610725.1073741829.684570724&type=3
Video: http://youtu.be/L-_zbQUz1hM

Still accepting donations for Radio Crystal Blue’s efforts to stay afloat and on the air with new podcasts every week. It’s a matter, really, of getting the bills paid. I wish I had more $ so I could break even at the least.
Remember, this program is strengthened not just by me, but by you. I have been on the air 13 years, and I don’t do all the things a 3- or 4-letter station will do. I have my own path and it works for me. And I get enough feedback that suggests I’m doing the perfect thing. The show does have listeners, and I’m very thankful that people get what I’m doing. Next time you want to give credence to a true radio station, remember this podcast that is true to the artistry of radio.

How can I be of further service, further business for you and your service or business?

Keep the donations coming. Your efforts go directly toward getting some of
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RCB rewind: FrodoCPU is someone whose music I spun in the early days of Radio Crystal Blue. He used to run an indie label, now works in a studio and is creating albums. The HicktoryTown Ruckus, according to legend, take their own stories from legend about a place called Lancashire,…er..Hickory Town, in Pennsylvania. Spun the newest albums from Arlon Bennett and KC Clifford, both frequently heard on my show prior.

 
RCB proper: Cheatin’ songs, the devil and angel on yer shoulder, that’s what I had in mind with segment #1, with Sean Kershaw setting the mood here. Segment #2: If you weren’t at Dobbs last night, you missed out. Rachel Schain, The Way Home, Venice Sunlight all in action, and in this segment. Rachel’s tune is from the just-dropped album “LilacFace”. The Shipwrecks from Long Island continue here with edgy surf/hard rock. Segment 3: 5 songs primarily about girls (Jon Regen, Carolann Solebello, James Houlahan, The YaYas, Red Molly, Chris Smither). Carolann co-bills with The YaYas at The Eclectic Cafe, Bay Shore NY on 4/13. Red Molly & Chris Smither are part of the National Folk Festival in Australia this weekend. Segment 4 gets predominently folkish with RCB’s true sweethearts Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin. Did you hear Danny proposed to her? She said yes! There’s video on Youtube. Jessi Robertson & Tall Tall Trees shared billing this week at someplace called Rockwood Music Hall.
 
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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

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

CDs MUST have been released no earlier than June 2012.
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
residence.
If material is from 2011, it 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
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
*********
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue
215 995 2234