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Radio Crystal Blue 5/12/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 15 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.

 
PROGRAMMING NOTE: CD FOCUS continues with a very special collection of music. Courtesy of Unfinished Side Productions, I have received a disc that contains some of the last recorded music from Ravi Shankar, under the title “The Living Room Sessions, Part 2”. More info at www.eastmeetswestmusic.com www.ravishankar.org
 
I’ll be covering a music showcase event at The Legendary Dobbs, tomorrow May 11. I will also be interviewing The Dream Logic www.thedreamlogic.com Yes, it’s been too long between interviews and reviews.
Remember to send donations to RCB via the PayPal button at the home page. Thanks to those to have sent donations already!
 
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RCB Novus Ordo: I’ve never given this show a solid introductory body of music so for the future I’ll start off RCB Novus Ordo with the actual first song from the first of ten artists I plan to feature. “Alticana” from Left Arm Ten is their shortening of the phrase ‘alternative Americana’. Yevtushenko, from Seattle, gets rather experimental in their own brand of rock. Ryan Cain and the Ables, from WV, bring some rockabilly to the table. I was quite taken by P*I*A’s background, expressed in many different styles of art including film.
RCB proper begins with brand new music from Russian-American songwriter Marina V. The brooding music of Marc Berger provides some dark contrast to the positive messages and proceeds from there, including recently released music from Chris Head & The Honchos. Blues starts segment 2 (Rod Piazza, Herbie D & The Dangermen), leading to more standard rock fare, notably the solo rock turn by Sam of The Happy Problem, and more new music from Astor Place Riot. Segment 3, following CD Focus, featured official showcase artists for this year’s Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, taking place in Montreat NC later this month. Final segment had an interesting depressive theme in it (Beaucoup Blue, Lauren Adams) and then something of a turnaround in view (Hungrytown). Listen for new music by Rodger Delany and Annika Vitolo at the end, both of whom I met at Cape May in March.

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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 5/5/13


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.
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www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 5/9/13

 Left Arm Tan “Carnations” – Alticana CD www.leftarmtan.com
Ryan Cain and the Ables “Yes Indeedy” – My Pistol Rides Shotgun CD www.cainandtheables.com
Yevtushenko “I Don’t Mind” – The Closet Sessions EP www.yevtushenkotheband.com
Wiseguys & Scallywags “Fourteen” – s/t CD www.wiseguysandscallywags.com
Nathan Diller “Taking Me Down” – Frenzy EP www.nathandiller.com
Julia Massey & Five Finger Discount “Orbiter” – Five Letters From Far Away CD www.juliamasseymusic.com
P*I*A “All In Your Head” – World In Black CD www.piazierhut.com
Ellysa Rose “Unbreakable” – Stop Waiting EP www.ellysarose.com
George Woods “Shake My Soul” – Heartbeat CD www.georgewoodsmusic.com
Running time: 64 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
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.netHere’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/2013/05/rcblive050513.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssArtists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 5/9/13


Opening music:
Nigel Hayes “Wallfield” – Northern Lights EP www.intelligentaudio.net
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Marina V “Win” – Inner Superhoro CD www.marinav.com
Meghan Cary “Live!” – Building This House CD www.meghancarymusic.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Angel” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Marc Berger “Time Waits For No Man” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com
Chris Head & The Honchos “The Hard Truth” – Hard Truths CD www.facebook.com/chrisheadandthehonchos
Evangenitals “Hard Luck Song” – s/t CD www.evangenitals.com
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Herbie D & The Dangermen “Go Fast” – s/t EP www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Blue Shadows” – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
The Happy Problem “You” – Head Case CD www.thehappyproblem.com
Venice Sunlight “Miscreants” – Venice Sunlight Vs The Sophomore Slump EP www.venicesunlight.com
Mercury Morning “Giving In” – The Aftermath EP www.mercurymorning.com
Kosmic Daydream “Right Now” – Live CD www.kosmicdaydream.com
Astor Place Riot “All In” – Crossing Lines EP www.astorplaceriot.com
The Shipwrecks “Billy Don’t Surf” – demo EP www.theshipwreckslb.com
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CD FOCUS: Ravi Shankar: The Living Room Sessions, Part 2 www.eastmeetswestmusic.com
Three sessions from the legendary Eastern musician were recorded October 2011 at his home in Encinitas CA, likely the last recordings ever made of his music. Part 1 won a Grammy for Best World Music Album.
This week I spun Session 5: Raga Mishra Kafi
These artists are performing as official showcase artists at SERFA, Montreat NC 5-16-18 www.serfa.org
Mike Vial “Empty Cup” – Where The Sand Meets The Tide CD www.mikevial.com
Beggar’s Ride “Five Days Of Rain” – s/t CD www.beggarsride.com
RJ Cowdery “For The Long Ride” – In This Light CD www.rjcowdery.com
Marc Black “Born Again American” – Sometime A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Lara Herscovitch “From A Bridge” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.laraherscovitch.com
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Beaucoup Blue “Broken Dreams” – 4 Stories EP www.beaucoupblue.com
Lauren Adams “Everybody Else” – Secret Heart CD www.laurenadams.com
Hungrytown “Make It All Work Out” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Rodger Delany “Moment Of Truth” – Moment Of Truth CD www.rodgerdelany.com
Annika Vitolo “The Lesson” – Affinity CD www.annikavitolo.com
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Closing music: Juaneco y su combo “Linda Nena” – 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
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
non-derivative. For more info: www.creativecommons.orgNext show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 5/11/13

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

Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 4/7/13 show


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
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
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(3 mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/rcbnew040713.mp3

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

This show was distributed on 4/11/13

 Brickwall Jackson “For the Living” – Just Life CD www.brickwalljacksonband.com
Random Order “It Takes One To Know One” – Dimples & Anti-Depressants CD www.randomorder.ca
Bride Of Chaotica “Thyme And A Word” – Bamboo Transistor CD www.brideofchaotica.com
Piqued Jacks “Tourist of an Apocalypse” – Just a Machine CD www.piquedjacks.com
8Stops7 “The Albatross” – Fables CD www.8stops7.com
Davey O “Carnival” – Testing For Rust CD www.daveyo.com
Zonder Kennedy “Blue Garden” – Zonder Kennedy & The Scoville Junkies CD www.zonderkennedy.com
Troy Petty “Bloom” – Fairy Tale Pen CD www.troypettymusic.com
Patrick Fitzsimmons “Mountaintops” – Hope Is CD www.patrickfitzsimmons.net
Michael Silverman “8 AM” – The Daybreak EP www.theprivatenotion.com
Running time:77 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
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/2013/04/rcblive040713.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 4/11/13.
Opening music:

Bettie Serveert “Cybor*D” – Lamprey CD
Echobelly “One In A Million” – Gravity Pulls CD
Catatonia “Arabian Derby” – Paper Scissors Stone CD
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Fred Gillen Jr. “Angel” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Leyla Fences “Something Right” – Itty Bitty Twang Twang CD www.leylafences.com
Marc Berger “Long Way From Vixenburg” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Arkansas” – King Fisher King CD www.sons.com
Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils “I’ll Be Good To You” – s/t CD www.irenetorres.com
Avi Wisnia “The Back Of Your Hand” – Presents CD www.aviwisnia.com
John Batdorf “I Feel Loved” – One Last Wish CD www.johnbatdorfmusic.com
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These artists are participating in the MOVE Music Festival later in April www.movemusicfest.com :
John Brodeur “Changing Your Mind” – Tiger Pop Ten CD www.johnbrodeur.com
Bern & The Brights CD “Irish Boys” – Work CD www.bernandthebrights.com
Engloria “Found A Girl” – Shine CD www.engloria.com
The Happy Problem “The Prettiest Girl” – Head Case CD www.thehappyproblem.com
Frank Palangi “I Am Ready” – single www.reverbnation.com/frankpalangi
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Food Will Win The War “Blue Tomorrow” – A False Sense Of Warmth CD www.foodwillwinthewar.com
Downward Dogs “Sad Machine” – Familiar Techniques CD www.downwarddogs.com
Sirsy “The Cost Of You” – Coming Into Frame CD www.sirsy.com
Polarcode “Deal Breaker” – s/t CD www.polarcodemusic.com
Antigone Rising “You Say You Want To Leave” – 23 Red CD www.antigonerising.com
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DMcMule “Floating on the Rubble” – Whiskeytalk CD www.mcmule.com
The Steel Wheels “Waters Edge” – No More Rain CD www.thesteelwheels.com
*Gallon House “Until Sunlight Torches the Ground” – s/t EP www.gallonhouse.com
*Sassparilla “The Mary Celeste” – Magpie CD www.sassparilla.info
Deborah Lombardi “The Conveyor Belt” – Sweet Revenge CD www.deborahlombardi.com
The Kennedys “Rhyme And Reason” – Closer Than You Know CD www.kennedysmusic.com
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*Daphne Lee Martin “Friendliest Room In Town” – Moxie CD www.daphneleemartin.com
*Elison Jackson “Man From Lowell” – I Do Believe She Flew Out The Drain Pipe CD www.elisonjackson.com
*Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Johnny Brown” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
Gina Holsopple “A Little Boy Whispers” – From The Earth CD www.ginaholsopple.com
Beth DeSombre “Ex-Voto” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer “Clyde Waters” (Child 216) – www.anaismitchell.com www.jeffersonhamer.com
Devon Sproule “Julie” – Don’t Hurry For Heaven! CD www.devonsproule.com
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Closing music:
Running time: 3 hours 32 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: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 4/14/13

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

Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 2/3/13


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)
http://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
Flash, or try my podcast provider at http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3 mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/rcbnew020313.mp3
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 2/6/13
Engloria “Melrose” – Shine CD http://www.engloria.com
The Standing Cinema “At 35” – Modern Escape EP http://www.thestandingcinema.com
Brittnee Belt “Circle” – Elemental Me CD http://www.brittneebelt.com
Grown Up Avenger Stuff “Now” – Alive EP http://www.grownupavengerstuff.com
Hellbeast Of The Night “Too Much Fun” – And Then All Hell Broke Loose CD http://www.hellbeastofthenight.com
Hillary Reynolds Band “Whiskey In Winter” – Since September CD http://www.hillaryreynoldsband.com
Josefina Sanner “When It Comes To You” – These Beads Of Blue CD http://www.josefinasanner.com
Frida Selander “Woman In Me” – Try Again Baby CD http://www.fridaselander.com
Nico Rivers “Molotovs & Medicine” – To The Bone CD http://www.nicorivers.com
Shannon Lee Nelson “Mulberry Wine” – Love Songs & Done Wrongs CD http://www.shannonleenelson.com
Running time: 70 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)
http://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 http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/rcblive020313.mp3
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 2/6/13.

Opening music:
Elastica “Miami Nice” – The Menace CD
Geoffrey Armes “Noor” – Noor CD http://www.geoffreyarmes.com
Musicians Of The Nile “Salamat” – Charcoal Gypsies CD
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*Fred Gillen Jr. “This Old Car” – Silence Of The Night CD http://www.fredgillenjr.com
*Honor Finnegan “The Tiny Life”- The Tiny Life CD http://www.honorfinnegan.com
**Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals “Too Much Going On” – Bow And Be Simple CD http://www.mattharlan.com
**Claude ‘Butch’ Morgan “Mr. Blue” – Talk About CD http://www.butchmorgan.com
Jack Grace ‘The Worst Truck Driver” – Drinking Songs For Lovers CD http://www.jackgrace.com
*Belles & Whistles “Right Side Of Dirt” – s/t CD http://www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
*Daniel Christian “Deep Breath” – Hold Your Breath CD http://www.danielchristianmusic.com
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Siobhan O’Malley “The Books” – Let’s Get Ahead Of Ourselves, Baby! CD http://www.siobhanomalley.com
John Brodeur “Masterpiece” – Tiger Pop Ten CD http://www.johnbrodeur.com
The Mason Affair “Eyes On Fire” – Eyes On Fire CD http://www.themasonaffair.com
BD Lenz “Fi’ Fo’ ” – Five & Live CD http://www.bdlenz.com
The Happy Problem “Matador” – Head Case CD http://www.thehappyproblem.com
Voice Of Addiction “Mother” – Reduce Reuse Resist CD http://www.voiceofaddiction.com
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Jon Regen “Just Waiting For Now” – Revolution CD http://www.jonregen.com
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Johnny Brown” – Some Bright Morning CD http://www.raniarbo.com
Nerissa & Katryna Nields “More Than Enough” – The Full Catastrophe CD http://www.nields.com
Heather Styka “Lucy and Sarah” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD http://www.heather.styka.com
Claudia Nygaard “Montana Wind” – Let The Storm Roll In CD http://www.claudianygaard.com
Marc Berger “Montana” – Ride CD http://www.marcbergermusic.com
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*Mark Erelli “Columbus, Ohio” – Little Vigils CD http://www.markerelli.com
*Andy Friedman & The Other Failures “Idaho” – Weary Things CD http://www.andyfriedman.net
Terry Rivel “Set Out On The Road” – Broken People CD http://www.terryrivelmusic.com
DK & The Joy machine “Jubilee” – Love (yourself) Harder CD http://www.reverbnation.com/dkandthejoymachine
*Danielle Miraglia “See The Light” – Box Of Troubles CD http://www.daniellem.com
*Craig Bickhardt “Prayers For You” – Live At Sellersville Theater CD http://www.craigbickhardt.com
Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders “Safe Home” – One Virginia Night CD http://www.andrewmcknight.net
Heather Pierson “The Storm’s Promise” – The Open Road CD http://www.heatherpierson.com
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Closing music: Geoffrey Armes “After Dark” – Noor CD http://www.geoffreyarmes.com

Running time: 3 hours 50 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: http://www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 2/10/13

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

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
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