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Radio Crystal Blue 11/25/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 28 and will be available
for about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
shows. Owing to schedule demands, 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

The 1861 Project, a series that touches upon the Civil War experience, returns with Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front. This collection of original music recalls those families with Scottish and Irish ties who fought in the war. From the liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album has a strong connection to Ireland, by ancestry, birth, or just by heart”. I’ll spin music from this album starting with the week of 11/25 and continue through my January shows. More about this fascinating series at www.the1861project.com

Four more shows to go before I hunker down and get the stats out to see who will be ranked in each of my charts. I have a good deal of HOLIDAY music that will be heard on the penultimate show for 2012, coming up the week of 12/16. I still have room for more. Anything appropo for the time of the year (doesn’t have to be Christmas!!) from indie/underground/DIY/touring artists will be considered.
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COVERAGE: 3-4 times a month I go out to Philly-area gigs to do photos, some
video, and a write-up on my website afterward. I do this for free, tho at
some point in the future I might want to barter this work or be simply paid.

NEXT shows I’m covering:
11/23 (tonight!): @ M-Room, Philly: Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Lori Citro among 5
female-fronted bands in a GoGirlsMusic event, with proceeds to benefit
Philabundance and Wreaths Across America www.grownupavengerstuff.com

11/25 Crown Point, Alternative rock from Portland OR, are in the midst of a national tour, and land at Circa 1212 on South Street www.crownpointband.com
I’m seeking at least one more show to cover in the first half of December.
RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: The Silver Snails present a most unique world music sound, filled with spacy electronics, mutiple languages, darkness and humor all at once. I had spun “Beatrice Russo” from their CD. To get a further idea of their sound you might want to try “Dancing With The Stars”, complete with Fellini-esque video. Irina is a dance-oriented songstress on the rise. Sarah Solovay returns to RCB airwaves with a song from her new EP. Veteran songwriter Richard Thorne also heard in this show.

RCB proper: Everyone knows the anti-war and anti-Thanksgiving tune “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie. But did you know he rerecorded it some 30 years later? I spun that recording for you to open the show, followed by another RCB staple for the holiday, Lara Herscovitch’s “Tequila Over Turkey” (we’re not talking basting). Segment 1: Sirsy & Bound By Substance perform at The Bitter End in NYC on 11/30. Reintroduced a segment I used to do in the years before RCB Novus Ordo, where I would spin brand new music within the rotation instead of separately. Notable: The Nite Lights I first saw a months ago here in Philly, opening for Beaucoup Blue. Drew Schultz is drummer for The Four Tops and likewise keeps time for similar soul music acts that make appearance on his new album. Segment 2: Spun new tune from Social Hero, during a generally rocking period of songs. Segment 3: Segued between Tweed Funk’s funk and horns, and Remember September’s brand of guitars and horns. New Music Sampler #2 includes the latest from superstar Atlanta sister act von Grey. Also: Hat Check Girl (Peter Galway, Annie Gallup), and Chase Gassaway’s music for the soundtrack to indie film “Take Two”. Final segment: Listen for Teresa Storch’s “Holiday” which also takes place on Thanksgiving, along with Vance Gilbert, with more cold-weather memory. Aztec Two-Step’s tune to close the show, written in 1983, still rings true.


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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 11/18/12

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
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The Silver Snails “Beatrice Russo” – The 7 Melodies CD www.thesilversnails.com
Bourbon & Bliss “All Lined Up” – A Drop Of Romance EP www.reverbnation.com/bourbonbliss
Vagus “go” – Pronounced:Vegas EP www.vagusmusic.com
Irina “Something About You” – single www.irinaglobal.com
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Sword & Pen” – King Fisher King CD www.sons.com
Justin McMahon “Pretty Words” – Second Chances & Irreparable Mistakes CD www.justinmcmahon.com
Sarah Solovay “Superwoman” – Superwoman EP www.sarahsolovay.com
Richard Thorne “Something Is Better Than This” – Coming From The End CD www.richardthornemusic.com

Running time: 57 minutos
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Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **

Opening music:

Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre (The Massacre Revisited)” – Alice’s Restaurant Massacre (The Massacre Revisited) album
Lara Herscovitch “Tequila Over Turkey” – There CD www.laraherscovitch.com
*Sirsy “Wishless” – BYOB CD www.sirsy.com
*Bound By Substance “Wail” – Dead Wrong EP www.boundbysubstance.com
Lisa Bianco “No Doubt About It” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
Frank Palangi “Remembrance” – s/t EP www.reverbnation.com/frankpalangi
New Music Sampler #1: Reviving this old segment to introduce some brand new recorded music within the rotation.
The Nite Lights “Eureka” – Tumbling Hearts EP www.thenitelights.com
The Sanderlings “Where Have You Been?” – Awesome Opossum CD www.facebook.com/thesanderlings
The Mason Affair “Spend Some Time” – Eyes On Fire CD www.themasonaffair.com
Drew Schultz “Not Enough” – Back To Class CD www.dsdrums.com
The Chevin “Love Is Just A Game” – Borderland CD www.the-chevin.com
Big Rock Club “Hey Man” – Extinction CD www.bigrockclub.com
Emergency Service “So Many Nights” – s/t EP www.emergencyserviceband.com
Social Hero “Bear Skin Rug” – www.socialhero.com
Aqua Cherry “Drowning In The Shallow End” – Drowning In The Shallow End CD www.reverbnation.com/aquacherry
Theopolis James “Free The Patients” – A Different Kind Of Evil CD www.thirstyrecords.com
This Is She “Misery” – s/t EP www.thisisshemusic.com
CD Focus: Trouble In The Fields: An Artists’ Tribute To Nanci Griffith www.paradiddlemusic.com
This album with 14 of Nanci’s songs, is produced by Pete & Maura Kennedy, who
play on several of the tracks. Profits from the album benefit Mines Advisory
Group, an NGO that ‘clears landmines, unexploded ordinances, and other remnants
of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide’ www.maginternational.org

From this CD I spun:


Carolyn Hester “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love” – www.carolynhester.com
Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart “Love At The Five And Dime” – www.staceyandmark.com
Mad Tea Party “Whaddaya Want” – Found A Reason CD www.themadtea.com
Tweed Funk “Smooth Taste” – Love Is… CD www.tweedfunk.com
Remember September “Can’t Fix My Fixations” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
Achilles Wheel “Down In The Mine” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders “How High The Mountain” – One Virginia Night CD www.andrewmcknight.net
New Music Sampler #2:


von Grey “Take Me Down” – s/t EP www.vongreymusic.com
Placid Blue “We’ve Been Lost” – Beneath Your Sky CD www.placidblueaband.com
Will West & The Friendly Strangers “Breathe In” – Sunshine CD www.willwestmusic.com
Hat Check Girl “Under Those Trees” – Road To Red Point CD www.hatcheckgirl.net
Chase Gassaway “Friends At A Bar” – ‘Take Two” original soundtrack www.chasegassaway.com
Sly Blue “Look In Your Eyes” – Edge Of The World CD www.slybluemusic.com
Jen Miller “Steal My Heart” – Forget The Dirty Hearts CD www.jenmillermusic.com
The Brehms “You And Me” – s/t CD www.thebrehmsband.com
Vance Gilbert “You Should Be Here” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Teresa Storch “Holiday” – Stream Of Concrete CD www.teresastorch.com
The Portraits “Real World” – Counterbalance CD www.theportraitsmusic.com
Aztec Two-Step “What Would The Indians Say” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com


Closing music: Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors “Speaking Curves” – Jhoom: The Intoxication Of Surrender CD www.ravenrecording.com


Running time: 4 hours, 11 minutos.All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 11/25/12

Listen for a new compilation that will be profiled in CD Focus from the next show through January.Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
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