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Radio Crystal Blue 9/22/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about September 25 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 the backstory of each artist.
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RCB remains a one-person operation and I must market the show and presence just right to ensure the reach is strong. I am hoping there are enough who listen tho there days I wonder about this. I want to reach more fans of the artists you listen to, and you fans yourselves. When the $ comes, I want to replace my logo with something different and learn how to brand more properly.

Slight programming change: I am aiming to record on Tuesdays and publish Wednesdays. Now that I have the new temp job starting next week, shows will take on this new pattern. Further, RCB Novus Ordo goes back to 8 songs from 6, as the library has increased in recent weeks.

This week is the next to last before I construct the quarterly airplay charts, measuring which artists are receiving the most airplay and exposure from the last 3 months. If you ask me whcih artists are most popular, I’ll point you to the chart. Look for an update to it first thing October. Chart page: http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page

I was in NYC briefly on Thursday to repair a camera battery, which was stuck in the camera’s body. The night before I had planned to review an event at The Legendary Dobbs. I wasn’t able to get the photos done before the battery got stuck. Granted the battery was rather worn and I was taking a chance at its being further damaged. Thankfully I still have 2 others. So, no review from Thursday, but I did get some photos done in the aftermath of the repair job while in NYC. Kudos to Photo Tech in the Union Square section of the city for being available to do an excellent job! The photos I took on Friday are of The High Line. Full gallery here

I’m currently projecting to revive the social calendar in October after I’m a few weeks into the temp job, reviewing events and such. I might even enroll in another course at PhillyCAM, the city’s public-access network. What I really want to do is get into production instead of taking another course.

A word about ‘sponsors’-‘supporters’: There are many individuals and businesses that send me music. The ones that have formally agreed to be sponsors are the ones I’ve listed at the beginning newsletter, and are also the same ones who get mentioned in between music segments. The others don’t get mentioned tho I find it’s impossible not to mention them at times. Here’s a few of those companies:
http://www.waterbug.com
http://www.moodindigoentertainment.com
http://www.signaturesounds.com
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The annotated notes of this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Tom Principato, one of RCB’s top airplay recipients for certain, returns with a new album of guitar-oriented blues. The Tressels, a Philly hard rock band I’ve seen a few times, also returns with the second of a three-album trilogy. I was intrigued by the Sidleys, telling real-life love stories in their songs.

RCB proper: Why not start with a song from the Twin Peaks soundtrack? A definitive autumnal statement kicks this show off. Segment 1: Loretta Hagen & Beaucoup Blue appear at the Hillside Cafe in Nutley NJ, 9/21. Lara Ewen returns with a long-awaited new album, telling semi-autobiographical songs about her most recent life experiences. The CD is encased in a short hardcover book. Why don’t more people release music this way? I really like the roots-rock of David Newbould; you hear a 7-minute roots-rock song from his new album. Segment 2 is augmented by Melissa Greener. She shares billing with the following artists: with Nels Andrews at Osteria, San Francisco on 9/23; then with Freebo and John Batdorf at the Cinema Bar, Culvery City, on 10/6. The Steel Wheels also sharing billing this very weekend in Winfield KS for the Walnut Valley Festival. Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers are part of the festivities. Si’s new album contains a fast-moving bluegrass song that you heard me spin. Gina Holsopple is also part of the festival, and we hear a song from her new (and 8th!) album. Segment 3 ran from songwriter fare to country/roots to modern rock/pop. Belles & Whistles’ “Right Side Of Dirt” is an enduring favorite here. Segment 4 features artists who are part of next weekend’s Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, in Bristol VA/NC, the ‘birthplace’ of country music. A number of seafaring songs are included in the mix, and two referencing Tennessee (James McMurtry, Miss Tess). Besides the festival, Red Molly are sharing stages with Brother Sun on October 5 in Chatham NJ. The Boxcar Lilies & Beggar’s Ride both appear October 4 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, New Haven CT, then October 5 at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham MA. Segment 5 was generally folk and folk-rock. Best segue from here contains the theme of tackling life’s big questions (Mark Erelli, Carrie Elkin, Aztec Two Step).
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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. No material from before 2013 accepted. Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
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I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
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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
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215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue 7/14/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.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.

 
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about July 17 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.

 

CD FOCUS: I continue to seek very good concept/compilations for future shows, with albums I can feature track-for-track. Do you know of one? Send it along!

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Folks, I’m still here, in Philadelphia, and hope to be for as long as I can breathe. There is a big issue on the homefront and the fact is too plain to mince words on.
The $ that I have lived on since my move here 2.5 years ago is just about gone.
I cannot get the bills paid, and am holding out hope only on two jobs I recently interviewed for. I have a good feeling about both them, that’s all I will say. It’s not really a case of checking up on both jobs to see if I made it. It’s more like waiting for the phone to ring. Outside of that, I’m just not sure what I’ll do. I have no plans to leave and I don’t know where else I can go.
What I do know is this: I’m seeking work in Philadelphia and the metro area, in 1 of several industries, at a certainn $ range, and something commutable via bus/train. This is not an impossible task, but it sure feels like it sometimes.
To that end, for purposes of my program, I can’t make any real plans beyond the next few weeks in terms of programming. Coming into more income, via a job or other means will definitely make the biggest difference.
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5 YEARS AGO this week I debuted Mary Edwards on RCB Novus Ordo. Within the rotation were songs by these artists: Lin McEwan; Luke Sneyd; Katie Pearlman, Rebecca Pronsky; Tim Blane, The Clarks; Afterdawn; Telling On Trixie; Amy Clarke; Richard Shindell. These are names that have hardly graced the show since but have certainly left their impact.
Onward:

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RCB Novus Ordo: The Boxcar Lilies have returned with a new album that starts this program. Goodnight Moonshine is a new duo-led project from Molly Venter (Red Molly) and Eben Pariser (Roosevelt Dime). Veteran songwriter and activist Si Kahn presents a concept album singing and speaking out against the encroachment of mining to be done in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Some of the songs could serve as official state songs. Andrew Calhoun, he of the Waterbug indie label, returns with a new album here also.

RCB proper: The 8th Huntington (NY) Folk Festival took focus this week as I presented 2 sets of music (Segments 1 and 4) from artists who are part of this upcoming experience. Segment 2 started with 2 songs mentioning California. The sisters von Grey, plus Mike Vial and Lukas Nelson (& Promise Of The Real) took part in the Common Grounds Music Festival in Lansing MI this week. Got a tweet from Mike once I published the show: “..Quick connection, Blue Rodeo’s live sound engineer Duke Foster did some engineering for my 2nd EP!” Segment 3: I like Jason Myles Goss’s tune about a boxer fighting on July 3, following up with local band Song Dogs, and two songs about Asian communities of sorts (Changing Modes, Love X Stereo). Segment 5 partially contains music from artists taking part in the first Mountain Folk & Roots Festival in Gettysburg, PA, 7/26-28.Songs in this segment seemed to be bluesy and somewhat depressive. Included is another track from the new album by Krista Baroni. Final segment: 3 songs referencing Europe (Eliane Amherd, Jean Mann, Patti DeRosa), and a few songs right from the heart to close out. I love Amanda Pearcy’s thoughtful and throaty expression on “The Story Of My Heart”
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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

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 October 2012. Material releasesd before that month 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.
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MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
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cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 7/7/13


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
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(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
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(3 mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/rcbnew0707131.mp3

This show was distributed on 7/11/13
The Boxcar Lilies “In This Valley” – Sugar Shack CD www.boxcarlilies.com
Goodnight Moonshine “Willow Tree” – s/t CD www.goodnightmoonshine.com
Stefani Rose “I Wonder” – Reaching Out EP www.stefanirosemusic.com
Yankee Bang Bang “Shot You In The Back” – Spikes With Guys EP www.yankeebangbang.com
Nina Jo Smith “Somewhere The Sky Is Blue” – People, Places and Sings CD www.ninajosmith.com
The Keller Sisters “That Room”- Shine EP www.thekellersisters.com
Si Kahn “Sailing To Alaska” – Bristol Bay CD www.sikahn.com www.strictlycountryrecords.com
Andrew Calhoun “Dakota” – Living Room CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
Running time: 64 minutos
Moon: growin’ & hello’n
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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
Please consider contributing to this unique freeform radio program. RCB cannot exist without the support of listeners and fans of indie/underground/DIY/up-coming/touring talent that I freely share each and every week. There is a PayPal button active at the Home tab and the main post page at www.radiocrystalblue.net
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/2013/07/rcblive070713.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssArtists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 7/11/13

Opening music: Musicians Of The Nile “Salamat” – Charcoal Gypsies CD
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These artists are participating in the upcoming Huntington Folk Festival, 7/20/13 www.fmsh.org
David Goldman “Put Your Squeeze On Me” – Light In The Tunnel CD www.davidgoldman.com
Paul Sachs “I Forget About Her Everyday” – Oil Town CD www.paulsachs.com
Steve Chizmadia “That Old Shirt” – Jack Of All Trades CD www.stevechizmadia.com
Roger Silverberg “Just In Time For Summer” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Susan Kane “Aquamarine” – A Word Child CD www.susankane.com
Spuyten Duyvil “Through The Light” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
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Jason Spooner “Fossil” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
Blue Rodeo “Candice” – The Things We Left Behind CD www.bluerodeo.com
David Wilcox “Dynamite” – Reverie CD www.davidwilcox.com
Marc Berger “Twister” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com
*von Grey “Coming For You” – s/t EP www.vongreymusic.com
*Mike Vial “Love & Be Proud” – Where The Sand Meets The Tide CD www.mikevial.com
*Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Can you hear me love you?” – Wasted CD www.promiseofthereal.com
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Jason Myles Goss “Black Lights” – Radio Dial CD www.jasonmylesgoss.com
Song Dogs “Wrong Side of Town” – Wild Country CD www.wearesongdogs.com
Changing Modes “Chinatown” – In Flight CD www.changingmodes.com
Love X Stereo “Soul City (Seoul City) – Off The Grid EP www.lovexstereo.com
Late Cambrian “Ryan Gosling” – Peach CD www.latecambrian.com
Revel 9 “San Jose” – The Razorblade Diaries EP www.revel9.com
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More artists performing at the upcoming Huntington Folk Festival:
Brad Cole “Get Back On It” – Down The Line CD www.bradcolemusic.com
Honor Finnegan “The Tiny Life” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
The YaYas “Third Girl From The Left” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
Elaine Romanelli “Faust Revisited” – Real Deal CD www.elaineromanelli.com
The LeVins “The Sun Never Says” – My Friend Hafiz CD www.thelevinsmusic.com
Arlon Bennett “Carry Me” – World Of Possibility CD www.arlonbennett.com
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These artists are appearing at the Mountain Folk & Roots Festival in Gettysburg PA, 7/26-28 www.jibberjazz.com :
*Beaucoup Blue “Broken Dreams” – 4 Stories EP www.beaucoupblue.com
*Yarn “It’s All Over Now” – Almost Home CD www.yarnmusic.net
*Roosevelt Dime “You Have To Pay” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
*Tall Tall Trees “Vacation” – Moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
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Ryan Tennis “Huddle Up and Hold On” – Pack Light, But Bring Everything CD www.ryantennismusic.com
Loretta Hagen “Hunker Down”- Mud and Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com
Krista Baroni “Misery Loves Company” – Oh My Magpie CD www.kristabaroni.com
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Eliane Amherd “Me fan Tan Pliji” – Now And From Now On CD www.elianeperforms.com
Jean Mann “Chanson d’Amour” – Dream Of Goats CD www.jeanmann.net
Patti DeRosa “Paris” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
Matt Turk “Loving In My Baby’s Eyes” – American Preservation CD www.turktunes.com
Amanda Pearcy “The Story Of My Heart”- Royal Street CD www.amandapearcy.com
Chris Kokesh “Rose Of My Heart”- October Valentine CD www.chriskokesh.com
Closing music: Musicians Of The Nile “Suq Al-Amadil” – Charcoal Gypsies CD www.realworldrecords.com
Running time: 4 hours 12 minutos
Moon: growin’ and hello’n

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 7/14/13

Please consider contributing to this unique freeform radio program. RCB cannot exist without the support of listeners and fans of indie/underground/DIY/up-coming/touring talent that I freely share each and every week. There is a PayPal button active at the Home tab and the main post page at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net