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Radio Crystal Blue 1/22/12 news

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NEXT SHOW: week of January 22, 2012. Look for a release date of January 25.
You will hear music in several segments of top indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands, and also these:
VERMONT: VT Artists for VT Relief:  www.mallettsbayrecords.com
New Arrivals Volume 4: Artists Against Youth Homelessness
I will spin 2 tracks each from these compilations.

Getting into stride with the radio thing again as well as the new home on WordPress. No I have not posted daily but I’ll do my best. As mentioned last week, please tweet, RT, post about my posts. If you have a WordPress site I should follow, let me know. I will follow back.
Enlisted some help in getting a new banner/logo for the big show. No timetable yet on its release.
SHORTY AWARDS: This is the fourth annual celebration of the people who create the best real-time short-form content on the Web.  I am in the ‘radio’ category.  All you have to do is vote via Twitter and be creative with your response. You get one vote only for this category. While you’re there, you can do likewise with the other 55 categories.   You have until February 2 to get your one radio vote in… at http://shortyawards.com/radiocblue?category=radio
MOOZONE: A place to store music online, plus build an online store for music and merch.  Artists: Please contact me on how to sell your music and merch on this site   www.moozone.com
TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @Astropartner @AstrologyPamela @vickielynnsings @jimmyattheprom @WhereforeArts
I witnessed the greatness that is The Trews for the first time, plus some local bands in support.
Read all about it in one of my latest blog posts at
Here are more events I’m covering for you:
1/26  Dare Dukes is releasing a new disc and is performing at Kung Fu Necktie www.daredukes.com
1/27 Lorraine Leckie at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore.  www.lorraineleckie.com

YOUTUBE: The Trews perform “So She’s Leaving” at North Star Bar 1/17/12:

COVERAGE (see above):
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First on RCB Novus Ordo: First airplay of 2012 goes to Christine Havrilla. More specifically the airplay credited to Christine’s folk-rock band Gypsy Fuzz.  Damn Fine Gentlemen represent Australia with some blues-rock. May McDonough & Co. dazzle with fairly unique arrangements, right down to the percussion (not unlike a Tom Waits song). John McCutcheon closes this show with a song from his concept album reflecting on Woody Guthrie.

Starting 2012 a few weeks late, I wanted at least to represent January and winter in song if not New Year’s Day so much.  Brenda Kahn represented with a song going back to 1996, not from her album “Destination Anywhere” but rather a CMJ compilation, one of several dozen I’ve kept over the years.   Lily Wilson and HuDost share a billing at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles on 1/20. “Trespasser” by HuDost continues to mesmerize (as intended, I’m sure!). Also in segment #1, we hear The Kennedys once again, who are maybe the best artists I know without a Twitter account. They are preparing to release a new CD. So is Kris Delmhorst, who is heard in this segment too.  Ryan Tennis, my neighbor here in South Philadelphia, continues to host his Clubhouse house concert series and has unveiled a new website, with the intention of releasing a new album. Went back to Greg Klyma’s 2006 CD “Driver” instead of more recent releases. Schwervon! also working on a new album.  I spun Demetra’s “Don’t Wreck It” which became a sensation upon its release. She’s just releasing another new single of the same electro-rock genre titled “Quarter To Twelve” which, hopefully,will make it to my show.  Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt continue to split bills for the long-term.  Hungrytown presents a song for winter, the title track “Any Forgotten Thing”.  Hopefully they’re doing OK up there in VT.     Vance Gilbert, the now-reigning RCB Artist of The Year, is heard before two Katonah, NY citizens; they being Sloan Wainwright and Marc Black.  Marc’s tune “No Fracking Way” is a definitive protest song. Brooks Williams has just released a CD with Boo Hewerdine. The duo call themselves State Of The Union.  Stevie Coyle rounds out the show with a song from his concept CD “Ten In One”, referring to a sideshow tent at a carnival or circus.

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Radio Crystal Blue
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Radio Crystal Blue 1/15/12 audio and links

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This show was distributed on 1/18/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
“She had a January world..”
“Time….see what’s become of me”
“I am the sun/I am the new year/I am the way home..”
“…and New Year’s Day comes and goes/She’s a yellow sun/She’s a walking hit-and-run/Happy New Year’s Day…”
Starting 3 weeks into 2012 with something of a different New Year’s segment than in prior years:

Tori Amos “Black Dove (January)” – From The Choirgirl Hotel CD
Simon & Garfunkel “Hazy Shade Of Winter” – Bookends CD

The Breeders “New Year” – Last Splash CD
Brenda Kahn “Yellow Sun” – CMJ New Music compilation, August 1996 www.brendakahn.com
*Lily Wilson “blame it on the sunshine” – harbour CD www.lilywilson.com
*HuDost “Trespasser” – Trapeze CD www.hudost.com
Kris Delmhorst “Riverwide” – Shotgun Singer CD www.krisdelmhorst.com
Catie Curtis “River Wide” – Stretch Limousine On Fire CD www.catiecurtis.com
The Kennedys “I Found A Road” – Better Dreams CD www.kennedysmusic.com
Joy Kills Sorrow “New Man” – This Unknown Science CD www.joykillssorrow.com
Ryan Tennis “Wake Me Up” – goodbye to the ground EP www.ryantennismusic.com
Greg Klyma “Novocain” – Driver CD www.klyma.com
Schwervon! “avec plaisir” – low brow CD www.schwervon.com
The Trews “I’ll Find Someone Who Will” – Hope & Ruin CD www.thetrewsmusic.com
Christina LaRocca “Memories (Don’t Let Them Fade)” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Wide Open CD www.christinalaroccamusic.com
Demetra “Don’t Wreck It”  – single  www.reverbnation.com/demetrasongs
CD FOCUS: New Arrivals, Volume 4:Artists Against Youth Homelessness www.mpressrecords.com
Rachael Sage and the staff of her label, MPress Records, curates this fourth collection of DIY/indie songwriters and bands, all with relevant songs re the plight of homelessness.  All net proceeds from retail sales of the CD will benefit National Network For Youth  www.nn4youth.org
From this compilation CD I spun:
Hailey Wojcik “Luck” www.haileywojcik.com
Katie Costello “Isn’t It Lovely” www.katiecostello.com

CD FOCUS: Vermont: VT Artists for VT Relief  www.bluebirdpromotions.com   www.mallettsbayrecords.com
This compilation of 18 songs are all from VT artists supporting the continuing relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.  Proceeds from this CD go to the Vermont Red Cross.
From this compilation I spun:
Amber deLaurentis “Cryin Kind” www.amberdelaurentis.com
Hotels & Highways: “Work It Out” www.hotelsandhighways.com
Giana Nguyen “Twister” – for now EP www.giananguyen.com

Liz Longley “Unraveling” – hot loose wire CD www.lizlongley.com
The Portraits “Queens Of Ice” – The Blushing Of A World In White CD www.theportraits.info
Hungrytown “Any Forgotten Thing” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
*Carrie Elkin “Jesse Likes Birds” – Call It My Garden CD www.carrieelkin.com
*Danny Schmidt “Man Of Many Moons” – Man Of Many Moons CD www.dannyschmidt.com
Vance Gilbert “Dragonfly Wings” – old white men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Sloan Wainwright “I Am Free” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
David Goldman “God Came God Saw God Cried” – Light In The Tunnel CD www.davidgoldman.com
Marc Black “No Fracking Way” – single   www.marcblack.com
Brooks Williams “All Been Said” – Baby O! CD www.brookswilliams.com
Stevie Coyle “The Last Song” – Ten In One CD www.steviecoyle.com
Closing music: Bill Conti “Philadelphia Morning” – “Rocky” movie soundtrack
Running time: 4 hours, 3 minutos
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Next show will be recorded the week of 1/22/12


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