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Radio Crystal Blue 7/8/12 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.

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 linlk 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/2012/07/rcbnew070812.mp3
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 7/11/12

Bovine Social Club “Twelve Years In A Jar” – s/t CD http://www.bovinesocialclub.com
Darkin “Here & Now” – What’s To Come EP http://www.facebook.com/darkinband
Maynard And The Musties “Miles Of Broadway” – Cheap Cigar CD http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maynard-and-the-Musties/107253132678905
Late Cambrian “Song 11” – Social Season EP http://www.latecambrian.com
The 3rd International “ellis island” – entre las americas CD http://www.thethirdinternational.com
Oblivious Bob “Can’t Have Her” – s/t CD http://www.obliviousbob.com
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Running time: 49 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/2012/07/rcblive070812.mp3
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 7/11/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

“I’ve been asleep since December of last year/So come wake me up in the shady summer air”

Opening music:
Luna “Bonnie & Clyde” (Serge Gainsbourg cover) (bonus track) – Penthouse CD

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Buskin & Batteau “Good Luck In The Promised Land” – Red Shoes & Golden Hearts CD http://www.buskinandbatteau.com
The Portraits “Liberty” – The Blushing Of A World In White CD http://www.theportraits.info
Elisa Peimer “Find My Way Home” – Pull Of The Moon CD http://www.elisapeimer.com
Garrison Starr “Slow Crawl” – Amateur CD http://www.garrisonstarr.com
Amy Speace “Drive All Night” – land like a bird CD http://www.amyspeace.com
the matthew show “Innocence” – february CD http://www.thematthewshow.com
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*Yarn “Annie” – almost home CD http://www.yarnmusic.net
*Molasses Creek “I Beg You To Stay” – An Island Out Of Time CD http://www.molassescreek.com
These four artists are part of this month’s Great South Bay Music Festival, Patchogue, NY http://www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com :
Josh Joffen “Only For One Night” – Postcard From Antigua CD http://www.joshjoffen.com
Alan Semerdjian “Bad Dreams” – The Big Beauty CD http://www.alansemerdjian.com
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra “I Still Love You” – Live At Brooklyn Bowl CD http://www.brotherjoscephus.com
Stratospheerius “Today Is Tomorrow” – headspace CD http://www.stratospheerius.com
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Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Uncommon Love” – Wings On Fire CD http://www.professorlouie.com
Christina LaRocca “Memories (Don’t Let Them Fade)” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Open CD http://www.christinalaroccamusic.com
Changing Modes “Down To You” – In Flight CD http://www.changingmodes.com
Antigone Rising “One Foot In” – 23 red CD http://www.antigonerising.com
This Is She “Grow Up” – Nobody Is OK EP http://www.thisisshemusic.com
JoanOvArc “Say Sayonara” – single http://www.joanovarc.co.uk
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Kmang Kmang “Glass” – Drifting CD http://www.kmang-kmang.com
These artists are featured performers at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Hillsdale NY http://www.falconridgefolkfestival.com :
Eilen Jewell “Long Road” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD http://www.eilenjewell.com
Aztec Two-Step “Ban Vinai” – Cause & Effect CD http://www.aztectwostep.com
Nerissa & Katryna Nields “Which Side Are You On?” – The Full Catastrophe CD http://www.nields.com
Brother Sun “Highway 4AM (Driving)” – s/t CD http://www.brothersunmusic.com
Ellis “Coming Home To You” – Right On Time CD http://www.ellis-music.com
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “hard edge of livin” – little blue egg CD http://www.daveandtracy.com http://www.tracygrammer.com
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David Wilcox “Piece Of Me” – Reverie CD http://www.davidwilcox.com
Daniel Levi Goans “Blue To Black” – BrotherStranger CD http://www.daniellevigoans.com
Raina Rose “Stone Around My Neck” – When May Came CD http://www.rainarose.com
Sloan Wainwright “I Can See Now” – Upside Down And Under My Heart CD http://www.sloanwainwright.com
Ryan Tennis “Wake Me Up” – goodbye to the ground CD http://www.ryantennismusic.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art of Love: Music of Machaut CD http://www.robertsadin.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: http://www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 7/15/12

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
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twitter: @radiocblue

Radio Crystal Blue 6/10/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia 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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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about June 6 and will be available for the
rest of the year.
Owing to schedule demands, I usually aim for noon 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each
artist.
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Lots to look forward to this week as I will be making up for much lost time, attending 3 music events. I’ll do my best to cover these shows and review right on my website.
I was at an orientation at PhillyCAM.org tonight in Center City, exploring the wide world of public-access TV, and to see where I might fit in. Workshops are beginning in late summer, with some free workshops very soon to be announced. I am finding an inner note sounding when I think about working the equipment. I desire to be a filmmaker, taking some of the work and ideas I’ve done in the past (and present) and bridging them into this medium. I’d also, ideally, like to further my study into photography. Along with exploring the career of community media I’m continuing to seek work matching my varied background. Typing this, I’m reminded that I have 2 resumes that should be linked onto my site. I will figure out how to do this shortly. It goes on the list.
Not for nothing I was at the opening of the latest Shake Shack branch, as it debuted in Philly at Sansom and 20th. Photos of the experience and some landscape photos of the area at
I revived my online ‘paper’ at http://paper.li/radiocblue/1333586729 It’s a good read, generated by keywords of subjects that fascinate me most and also pulls in URL’s from my social media feeds.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @DNA2Music @The_MusicMuse @IndieMusicBus @ToddMichaelsen @Susanbluechild
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COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events. You can see
and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field
recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account
before taking on a job.

Here are the shows I plan to attend review in the month ahead:
6/8 (tonite!) Ryan Tennis, Griz www.ryantennismusic.com 6/12 Benyaro www.benyaro.com
6/14 M’Balia www.mbalia.com

I will be attending at least one more show before the end of the month.
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Eric “Roscoe” Ambel and Phil Cimino help contribute to the roots rock sound of DL Marble. Venice Sunlight is an earnest, honest, enjoyable duo to listen for in Philly. Darius Lux brings the vintage R&B and the funk. Moot Davis and Penny Ney with some contemporary nods to classic country as well.

RCB proper: Segment 1 started off with Daniel Goodman and Paul Sachs, both of whom share gigs in NYC this week. Paul didn’t win at Kerrville for the New Folk competition; nevertheless you should hear this album “Oil Town” which continues to grow on me. Flo Anito, My Pet Dragon and Andy Hawk (and those Train Wreck Endings) are part of Celebrate Fairfax, June 8-10. Segment 2: Started a run of steampunk and modern folk. Spuyten Duyvil and Roosevelt Dime are part of XFEST in Telford PA on 6/9. Matt Turk, The Chapin Sisters, and Putnam Smith all perform at the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival, the largest annual environmental celebration in the US. Matt’s tune is a Taj Mahal cover. Segment 3 includes another song from Ashley McBryde. It could just be my weathered radio ears, but her song “Whole Damn Thing” sounds an awful lot like Garrison Starr’s 90’s hit “Superhero”. Give a listen and compare. More songwriter fare in segment 4, featuring intimate songs from duos Adler & Hearne and Buskin & Batteau (listen for the warm Hammond). The Nields, sisters Nerissa and Katryna, have released a new album, which I debuted for you. It oriented segment 5 into songs about home. Continued the theme with the beloved Boxcar Lilies, who share personnel in Dave Chalfant. “Feels Like Home” is a Jenny Goodspeed composition. The Boxcar Lilies share stage with Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, performing a benefit concert on 6/17 in Northampton MA. Piano and guitar fuel jazzy songs by both Jon Regen (busy touring in Europe) and Allison Scola. Allison performed at Caffe Vivaldi in NYC on June 6, her first solo show in 2 years. Spun another one from Marc Black’s latest CD. Closed with Beth DeSombre (Dave Chalfant on her album too) and Shanna Underwood, who are in the round with a new Kerrville New Folk winner, Alicia McGovern on 6/9 (tonite!) in Portland, ME.
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AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than
October
2011. No exceptions.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general (not
local/regional) 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.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m
seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS
segments.
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namaste

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/LOwfZ9
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue 2/12/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations http://www.sergepr.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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HOW TO LISTEN:
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popup window. Within the page you can stream/share/download the audio. You
can put the player up on your site or blg too.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
Yes, I’m on iTunes and all those places as well.

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VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456 (updated)
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STAT BLOG: http://www.cblue456.tumblr.com
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 15.
You will hear music in several segments of top indie/DIY/underground
songwriters and bands, and also::
CD FOCUS:
VERMONT: VT Artists for VT Relief:  http://www.mallettsbayrecords.com
www.bluebirdpromotions.com
This will be the final first airing of material from this compilation.

RCB Novus Ordo returned this week. This show is one where I spin one song from as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background of each artist.
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So…how’m I doin’? Just fine.  Recovered very nicely from whatever was ailing me tho adhering to a better diet certainly doesn’t hurt.  Cutting out coffee and soda but getting back to some of my old ways soon enough.   I did skip one gig I wanted to go to, but am planning to go to one tonight; very shortly as a matter of fact. I’m covering a showcase at The Grape Room. Andrew Jude is on the bill. You’ve heard me debut him on RCB Novus Ordo. Johnny Action Figure also performing, another band I saw at Grape Room last time.     www.graperoommusic.com
Also scheduled to interview and see Lisa Biales perform at a venue in Center City, 2/15.  www.lisabiales.com

Any approved audio will appear at my field recording FeedPlayer:
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield

SHORTY AWARD voting continues!  Give a creative Tweet as your
vote for me in the radio category at
http://shortyawards.com/radiocblue?category=radio
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW:  @ttownparamours @AdamCrossMusic @thecityandhorses @VincentPoag @SteveMulry

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COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events.  You can see
and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field
recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account
before taking on a job.
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RCB REVIEW:
On RCB Novus Ordo: The aforementioned Andrew Jude with a song set in Philadelphia started this show. The Strange Heat had played a bill at The Grape Room and I debut them here.  Ditto for Glassboro, NJ’s own indie pop band Case Closed. Makar returns with newer material, slightly subduded, more piano than guitar on this disc than in previous ones.   Katie Pearlman, one of my very favorites, has a concept album “Girls Like Me” based on stories of the lives of women that touched her heart. The book referenced for her songs is “Note To Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All” by Andrea Buchanan.    The deep, dark, sultry bluesy voice of Lin McEwan closes out this show, Muzz Skillings producing her newest effort.

RCB proper:   Tony Mecca (and those Electric Heavy Mental Gypsys) playing a few shows while they ready a new album; I dug into their prior material for a tune.  Jeff Campbell and Megan Slankard  part of a songwriter-in-the-round 2/17 at Studio on 4th, Reno NV  Jeff and Megan composed and wrote the song I spun for you this week.  I spun Megan’s song directly after this one. I was moved by the depth and creativity of her songwriting. I’m actually reminded of Holly Figueroa (O’Reilly).  In fact I contacted Holly about Megan, and…well…I’ll let you read her response via Facebook.  Then a pair of CA-based songwriters (Giana Nguyen, Marina V) followed.    I did 2 segments of music featuring artists who are part of official showcases at this year’s Folk Alliance conference in Memphis. Heather Styka is a new name, gaining strong popularity in the folk category. I had used a quote from the matthew show and also the timely song “february” in posting the playist info.  Debuted a solo piano CD from Professor Louie, segued into West Coast Blues and then rockabilly (Rod Piazza, The Mad Tea),  Garrison Starr made a new EP for her fans; I took liberty of spinning from that one, following up with train-oriented songs (Vance Gilbert, The Nields). Closed out with songs by Lauren Adams and Ernest Troost. Ernest just released “Live at McCabe’s” recorded January 2011 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop.  Lauren reintroduces her Americana Music Circle at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than
April 2011..

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: http://www.musicsubmit.com.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: http://www.giglaunch.com.au
All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.
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namaste

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234