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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 4/12/17


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This show was published 4/10/17
Peter Mulvey “The Other Morning Over Coffee” – Are You Listening? CD
http://www.petermulvey.com @PeterMulvey43
Scotty Haze “Two Lanes” – Still In The Game CD http://www.scottyhaze.com
@ScottyHaze
Jim Gustin & Truth Jones “I Ain’t Playing” – Memphis CD
http://www.facebook.com/jimgustinandtruthjones
Hughes Taylor “The Artist” -Hear My Melody CD http://www.hughestaylormusic.com
@thehughestaylor
Carrie Elkin “Niagara” – The Penny Collector CD http://www.carrieelkin.com
@carrieelkin
Scott Cook “Further Down The Line” – Further Down The Line CD
http://www.scottcook.net
Elaine Mahon “Rolling Home” – Reach For The Stars CD
http://www.elainemahonmusic.com @ElaineMahon1
Rachel Grubb “This Game” – Twists and Tangles CD http://www.rachelgrubbmusic.com
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols , http://www.soundcloud.com/flowerdove2168 ,
@flowerdove2168

Running time: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production : Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove

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Radio Crystal Blue, in its 17th year online, is a weekly podcast that
features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a
freeform format.

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This show was published 4/10/17
Opening music:
Musicians Of The Nile “Al Nahla Al ‘Ali” – From Luxor To Isna
http://www.realworld.com
Peter Gabriel “A Different Drum” – Passion
Simple Minds “East At Easter” -Sparkle In The Rain
Patti Smith “Easter” – Easter
The Replacements “Date To Church” – All Or Nothing At All

Bob Dylan “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” – Highway 61 Revisited
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Carrie Ferguson “Sunlight” – The List Of Whales CD
http://www.carriefergusonmusic.com
Owen Danoff “When You’re A Lover” – Love On Your Side EP http://www.owendanoff.com
@owendanoff
Tall Tall Trees “Lost in Time” – Freedays CD http://www.talltalltrees.com
@TallTallTrees
Truckstop Honeymoon “Everything’s Normal” – Big Things and Little Things CD
http://www.truckstophoneymoon.com @truckstoph
Switchback “Ain’t Going Back” – American Roots and Celtic Soul: Live Volume
1 CD http://www.waygoodmusic.com @Switchbackmusic
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CD FOCUS: An occasional series focusing on outstanding concept and
compilation albums, track-for-track.
JAMES TALLEY: Tryin’ Like The Devil, which Rolling Stone magazine declared
an American classic, was released 40 years ago on Capitol Records. A CD was
released this year to celebrate the reissue on James’ own Cimarron Records.
http://www.jamestalley.com
From this album I spun “Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again?” “She Tries
Not To Cry” and “Tryin’ Like the Devil”
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Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers “Rockin’ In The Moonlight” – Bass,
Drums, Guitars and Organs CD http://www.frankmigliorelli.com @fmigliorelli
Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers “The Median Song” – Come On Home CD
http://www.cornellbrothers.com @GregCornellBand
Clay Melton Band “Remember” – s/t EP http://www.claymeltonband.com @ClayMeltonBand
Jo Wymer “The Shoebox” – SLG EP http://www.jowymer.com @jowymermusic
The Slants “Level Up” – The Band That Must Not Be Named EP http://www.theslants.com
@theslants
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CD FOCUS: Ian Anderson and Carducci String Quartet
Jethro Tull – The String Quartets CD
http://www.jethrotull.com @jethrotull
http://www.carducciquartet.com @CarducciQuartet
These renditions, of Jethro Tull tunes, are performed in a classical format, by
Ian Anderson, and Carducci String Quartet.
From this CD, I spun: “In The Past (Living In The Past)” “Sossity Waiting
(Sossity: You’re A Woman/Reasons For Waiting)” and “Bungle (Bungle In The
Jungle)”
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Jacob Johnson “The Ferryman Waltz” – One-Take Jake CD
http://www.jacobjohnsontunes.com @One_TakeJake
Mic The Prophet “Wind and Water” – s/t CD http://www.miketheprophet.com
@miketheprophett
Jean Mann “Kitchen Waltz” – Road Girl, Volume 1 EP http://www.jeanmann.net
@jeanmann
Kirsten Maxwell “I Can’t Help It” – Crimson CD http://www.kirstenmaxwell.com
@Kmaxwellmusic
Vance Gilbert “Prelude To A Kiss” – Nearness Of You CD http://www.vancegilbert.com
@vancegilbert
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
http://www.soundcloud.com/flowerdove2168
@flowerdove2168
Running time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production : Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove

Recorded in stereo to 128 kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format, using
Audacity, converted to 96 kbps.

Radio Crystal Blue proudly endorses Teeccino, America’s #1 coffee
alternative http://www.teeccino.com

All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
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PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
Facebook: Dan Herman & Radio Crystal Blue
Twitter: @radiocblue
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 2/28/17


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This show was published 2/28/17
James Patrick Morgan “Right Mistakes” – Art + Work = Love CD
The Ormewoods “Back To You” – The Bedroom Sessions CD http://www.theormewoods.com
@TheOrmewoods
Karney “Manifest Destiny” – Restless Wind CD http://www.karney.org @karneymusic
Zoe Mulford “February Thunder” – Small Brown Birds CD http://www.zoemulford.com
Micah & Mark Atkinson “Wall Of Water” – Land Of Broken Angels CD
Truckstop Honeymoon “Montague Street” – Big Things & Little Things CD
Hannah McPhillimy “Ruins” – Wind Machine EP http://www.hannahmcphillimy.com
@hmcphillimy
Linq “Time To Draw The Line” – http://www.linqmusic.com
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Sol Aurora (Final Cut)”
Running time: 54 minutes
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production : Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove
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EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
Facebook: Dan Herman & Radio Crystal Blue
Twitter: @radiocblue
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Radio Crystal Blue, in its 17th year online, is a weekly podcast that
features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a
freeform format.
HOW TO LISTEN
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This show was published 2/28/17
Opening music:
Miss Tess “Ride That Train” Baby, we all know CD http://www.misstessmusic.com
@misstessmusic
Darcy Malone & The Tangle “Half Moon” – Still Life CD
John “Papa” Gros “Why’d You Do It” – River’s On Fire CD http://www.johnpapagros.com
@johnpapagros
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Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “Barbershop” – No Yodeling On The Radio
Bill Steely & Where’s Dave “Back To Susquehanna” – This Is Love CD
No Fuss & Feathers “Union Pacific” – Traveling Circus CD
Rebecca Loebe “Weeping Willow” – Blink CD http://www.rebeccaloebe.com @rebeccaloebe
Dave Murphy “Voice Inside Your Head” – American Landscape CD
Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders “A Prairie Wind/Big Sky Town” – One
Virginia Night CD http://www.andrewmcknight.net @andrewmcknight
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Tall Tall Trees “The Riverbend” – Freedays CD http://www.talltalltrees.com
@talltalltrees
Achilles Wheel “Along The Way” – Devil In The Yard CD http://www.achilleswheel.com
@AchillesWheelCA
Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings “She Stopped The Rain” – American
This Way To The Egress “This Side Of Jordan” – Great Balancing Act CD
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Prisoner Of Your Sound” – Crowin’ The Blues
CD http://www.thecrowmatix.com @professorlouie1
Blue Helix “Carry Me” – Tale Of Two Halves EP http://www.bluehelixmusic.com
@bluehelixmusic
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CD FOCUS: Kristin Hersh: Wyatt At The Coyote Palace http://www.kristinhersh.com
@kristinhersh
In this final installment of reading passages from this book/CD set, I aired
“Between Piety and Desire”, “Shaky Blue Can” and “Shotgun”
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Katie Garibaldi “In My Wildest Dreams” – Rooted Clarity CD
Monica Rizzio “Delta Dawn” – Washashore Cowgirl CD http://www.monicarizzio.com
@monicarizzio
Doug Adamz “Move Along” – Doug Adamz Plays National Steel CD
Kris Delmhorst “When I Go” – The Waking EP http://www.krisdelmhorst.com
@krisdelmhorst
Kosi “Wholly Earth” – I Am Who I Am CD http://www.kosi-sings.com @Kosisings
Lara Herscovitch “Another Gypsy Lifetime” – Misfit CD
John Roberts & Debra Cowan “Gypsum Davy” – Ballads Long & Short: The Best Of
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Wind Chill”
Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production : Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove
Recorded in stereo to 128 kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format, using
Audacity, converted to 96 kbps.
Radio Crystal Blue proudly endorses Teeccino, America’s #1 coffee
All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
Facebook: Dan Herman & Radio Crystal Blue
Twitter: @radiocblue

@ The Fire, 3/4/14


3 songwriters and one band made up last-minute showcase at The Fire here in Philly on Tuesday, each with unique projects and sounds. I heard of the showcase from Michael Savino who fronts, and is the project Tall Tall Trees. Michael put the lineup together with talent from NYC and Philly. The night was sparsely populated with fans, tho Michael did bring a fair amount of folks on this cold winter evening.
Tom Zamostein’s project is Bastards of Earle. The title enough suggests one who does his own thing and does it well. Tom is something of an icon in terms of Philly’s own music scene. I last saw him when he was performing with the North Lawrence Midnight Singers at the now-closed Tritone. Tom’s solo effort was full of energy, generally kicking up energy with his tomato-red shoes, also sporting a brown suit jacket and old-school hat The songs fit nicely on the musical shelf near those of Springsteen and Westerberg. One line from one song, “Downtown Girl”, possibly, makes reference to a ‘cubic zirconia polyester smile’. Another song, about London and Camden in the UK, easily could be referencing NYC instead, as his smile and impassioned delivery a delight to watch. A favorite tune from the set, and the available media on his website is the tune Weightless.
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Tall Tall Trees had shared billing the night before at the beloved Pete’s Candy Store in northernmost Brooklyn with Heidemann. Monika Heidemann presented music that has an 80’s throwback feel. I was struck by her personal style, which reminded me a bit of Chrissie Hynde, and a commanding mid-range voice. The songs appear a bit provocative tho I think its’ the voice that makes them so more than the lyrics. Monika was recently in a band that shared her interest in 80’s music. Nowadays she appears solo with a warm bass and synth and loops.

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Tall Tall Trees is just Michael these days, as he approaches the release of a solo album features his banjo wizardry. I couldn’t remember when we had last crossed paths but he spotted me instantly upon arrival. On the previous albums, Michael had 4 others aboard for the sound. Tonight he was solo, with his trusty, space-age banjo weapon, complete with an electronic device that provided green and red visual effects on the banjo’s body. He gave the keys to those effects to an audience member for the bulk of the show. Michael performed mostly new material, such that will appear on the new album which had been successfully fan-funded. His delivery was rather spontaneous, consistently channeling energy from someplace, putting a fair amount of it back into the banjo. He engaged the audience in rhythmic clapping a few times, thoroughly enjoying the moments along with us. There was some comic use of some recorded spoken word in a few places; I can hear him using this technique a bit more in recording.

Here’s VIDEO of Michael in action. This was my first attempt at HD video with my new camera.
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The Late Saints are a new Philly band, only together as a 3-piece for 2 months. Led by Italian-American Jacopo, the band has a range of sound that recalls some gypsy approach, some klezmer, and the notable use of kazoo as accompaniment on half the songs. Yes, kazoo! Honestly I can’t pick a favorite between the songs. We had a great conversation beforehand about contemporary Italian music.
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Radio Crystal Blue 3/2/14 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 6 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 6-8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.

In terms of future programming, listen for some special seasonal songs for the weeks of 3/9 and 3/16
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Every so often I hear of another new or established program like myself in Philly take to bigger audiences in whatever way and actually reaching those masses and continue to market fairly well in this melting pot of a city. I keep thinking, why not me? Why can’t Radio Crystal Blue compete? Do I even want to compete?
The truth is, the money hasn’t been there for me to do marketing campaigns or logos or any such device to give this program a bigger and more ‘legitimate’ presence. Is my place in the music industry illegitimate then? I say no. Sure, I want a true studio presence. I want better organization of the music that comes in here. I wish I had more time to produce shows, to interview artists more, to review more shows. To take chances that represent the best of Radio Crystal Blue. Enough people know about this show. It’s existed for 13 years, all on the Web. That’s a big statement right here. I have built trust, and people trust in me and my message. Don’t I want to grow the show? Live events and such? Sure I do. I don’t know how, tho. I don’t know if I want to compete with other ‘radio’ programs. I wish that I would be the program that people turn to when there is new music by indie, underground and national touring acts. Not your commercial radio station. Not even your well-heeled podcasts. Not your online magazine either. I want Radio Crystal Blue to be first on your online block. Every 3 months I publish a chart that tells you who is getting the most airplay, the most exposure via my show. These are the names you will want to know about and listen to.
If I am ‘destined’ to be an alternative, fine. I believe that one commercial or alternative radio or TV presence should NOT, repeat, NOT, be the voice of a city. One or two music venues should NOT dictate what is legimitate music talent. I DO NOT support those companies and will never mention them. People, you have choices. The dive bars, the venues that don’t have the big marketing dollars, the radio stations with weaker signals (LP ones, and veteran podcasters that will ultimately represent the truth about what really is popular in music. We must stick together. And, together, we represent artists that you should pay attention to. Shows like Radio Crystal Blue will often spin music from artists that are local to an area as much as the nationally touring. Artists like Paige Allbritton here in Philly. Daniel Christian across Nebraska. The Modeens in Phoenix. Spanking Charlene in and around NYC. Who else is going to spin these artists on one program? Guarantee you there will be none besides me.
RCB REWIND:
RCB Novus Ordo: Checking in from Cleveland, Winslow is a 6-piece rock band with horns that brings a ton of soul. We hear more brand new music from Korea’s Love X Stereo..heavy on the synth (but do they call it K-pop?). I’m quite fond of this trio, and they’ll make their return to the US next month. Lowell Levinger, known as “Banana” from the 60’s band The Youngbloods (remember “Get Together”?) introduces an acoustic album, with special guests including Ry Cooder and David Grisman.

RCB proper: With the announcement of Joy Kills Sorrow’s breakup, I decided to give you a few songs from their 3-album repertoire. Hearing them for the first time back in 2005, I recognized something unique between the strong songwriting and all their stringed instruments. Something sophisticated as in classical, but also a sense of realism, much like what the genre of folk brings. And the approach musically reminded me just a bit of Sons Of The Never Wrong, and Crooked Still. The group will be missed. Segment 1: Kicked off with a song about Dale Earnhardt Jr from Chuck Schaeffer. And why not? Dale Jr. just won the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, last week. Loves It is a unique acoustic duo from Austin. Segment 2: How can I not spin something from Brother Joscephus the week before Mardi Gras? I actually spin a live track of theirs that’s available on their website. Von Shakes, a NYC/Dublin modern rock band whom I first saw in Philly last year, return to the rotation. Segment 3 includes music from Tall Tall Trees, whom I’m reviewing a show of later this week. Songs of devotion, of sorts, in this segment. I still get a kick out of Jill Cagney’s sarcastic song “If You Leave Me”. Segment 4 includes another new song from Paulo Franco and Shane Cooley. Stefilia’s Stone and Marci Geller share billing on 3/7 at The Buttonweed Tree in Middletown CT.

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