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Radio Crystal Blue 10/13/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about October 16 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 8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.

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PROGRAMMING UPDATE: On the way to RCB HQ is a concept album that I’m very interested in for you to hear. According to the radio promoters it’s getting coverage from ABC News and The Huffington Post
“This new project features songs inspired by, or using the prose as lyrics for one of Kerouac’s darkest works,Tristessa, about a morphine-addicted prostitute with whom Kerouac falls in love.”
 
“Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ features a select group of critically acclaimed indie rock artists including:William Fitzsimmons, Gregory Alan Isakov, Peter Bradley Adams, Alela Diane,Wintersleep, Marissa Nadler, Joshua James, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Hey Rosetta!, Willy Mason, Matt Costa, The Low Anthem, and Tony Dekker (of The Great Lake Swimmers). “

Folks, as a devoted Kerouac aficianado, I can’t wait to unveil this album for my ears and yours. I’ve just requested a disc today. If it arrives by Tuesday, it will be part of the programming for the next show. If that’s the case, I will announce on my RCB Facebook page first. When it does debut I will likely air 2 or 3 tracks a week and retell the story of Tristessa. I have portions of the book myself from The Jack Kerouac Compendium, published by Penguin.

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Let’s start here with the rewind of the 10/9/13 podcasts:

RCB Novus Ordo: Iron Bridge Band starts us off with a wonderfully recorded song called “Petticoat Road”. You’ll definitely hear much more from this band. Yarn we’ve certainly much of in the last year and they resurface with their 2nd album. John Oates (yes, that John Oates) is featured vocalist on 2 songs, one of which I’ve included here. Lydia Warren brings about rock and blues, much like Wanda Jackson and Rosie Flores do. Spectral Lines are a new New-Wave/post-punk duo act, with both members well experienced in the Philly music scene. They made their very debut this week at The Fire, in Philly.

RCB proper: Having spun De Stijl’s tune with Peter Hook at the lead, and then airing Spectral Lines’ tune on RCB Novus Ordo, I was thoroughly nolstalgic for New Order and related sounds. I spun one tune for an intro, that’s the timeless “Crystal”. Hearing the album Get Ready on Spotify, I must also give credence to “60 Miles An Hour”, the other great song from a solid 2001 album. Second airing of Lara Ewen’s new album begins Segment 1, followed by the newest album from renowed songwriter Suzie Brown. Segment 2 includes music from Swedish rock band The Plastic Pals, and Baltimore’s The Last Year, itself the newest rock project from Niki Barr. Segment 3: More new material from Sara Petite and Krista Baroni start the mix here. Segment 4; Dan & Faith, and Beth DeSombre are part of a Rhode Island Songwriters Association ‘in the round’, in the big city of Providence, 10/13.

 
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Big change this week, as my temp job ended very suddenly and I’m up against it again. I might be OK this month, tho still one month behind in paying rent. If it gets to 2 months in November, I surely will face eviction proceedings. I intend to build income in some way, preferably with a job similar to the one I did in the last few weeks.
Of course your donations will help make a difference. You can do so via the Paypal link at the home page.
I’ve again cancelled my social calendar, meaning that I won’t be attending live events until I’m more financially stable.
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While I was still working, I planned to and did attend an event at The Fire, a notable music venue in the Fishtown section of Philly. My full review, plus pics from the new camera I bought are at https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/10/11/the-fire-10813/

I didn’t take the time to edit the pics further at the time of releasing the gallery but that misstep was only done in haste of getting them out to you. The next ones I do will be properly edited.
Full photo gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radiocblue/media_set?set=a.10153334285345725.684570724&type=3
 
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 10/6/13


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.

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This show was published 10/10:

 
The Iron Bridge Band “Petticoat Road” – Road Not Taken CD www.ironbridgeband.com
Shut Up “Walking Away” – s/t CD www.shutuprocks.com
A Hundred Years “Glass” – Altered Reality CD
Spectral Lines “Another Day”
Yarn “The Truth Of My Sweet Anna Lee” (with John Oates) – Shine The Light On CD www.yarnmusic.net
Jiggley Jones “Ain’t That Alright” – No Spring Chicken EP www.jiggleyjones.com
Lydia Warren & Friends “Sinners Like Me” – Hotel Beds CD www.lydiawarren.com
Nate Myers “Porch Light” – It’s My Music CD www.natemyers.com
 
 
Running time: 67 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 10/8/13

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Opening music:
New Order “Crystal” – Get Ready
Lara Ewen “How To Be Your Girl” – The Wishing Stone Songs CD www.unstrungmusic.com
Suzie Brown “Don’t Know if I Dare” – Almost There CD www.suziebrownsongs.com
Amanda Pearcy “Forgiven” – Royal Street CD www.amandapearcy.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Vanity” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Lonna Marie “Don’t Forget” – single www.lonnamariemusic.com
Chuck Schaeffer “Tougher Than You” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Jack Grace Band “The Worst Truck Driver” – Drinking Songs For Lovers CD www.jackgrace.com
Tweed Funk “Gettin Home” – Love Is CD www.tweedfunk.com
The Plastic Pals “Wouldn’t change a thing” – Turn The Tide CD www.theplasticpals.se
Spanking Charlene “Where Are The Freaks?” – Where Are The Freaks? CD www.spankingcharlene.com
The Last Year “Sugar” Sugar EP www.thelastyear.net
Sara Petite “Drinkin’ To Remember” – Circus Comes To Town CD www.sarapetite.com
Krista Baroni “Misery Loves Company” – Oh My Magpie CD www.kristabaroni.com
Stone Poets “Trippin’ On Daisies” – Trippin’ On Daisies EP www.stonepoets.ca
Amy Speace “Feathers & Wishbones” – How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat CD www.amyspeace.com
Joy Kills Sorrow “Enlistee” – Wide Awake CD www.joykillssorrow.com
Brother Sun “Sad” – Some Part Of The Truth CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders “What Kind Of Person” – One Virginia Night CD www.andrewmcknight.net
Ryan Tennis “Cut It Open” – Pack Light But Bring Everything CD www.ryantennis.com
*Dan & Faith “Lonesome Highway” – Dreaming Of Another Path CD www.danandfaith.com
*Beth DeSombre “The Chicken Song (The Meaning Of Life)” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
Marci Geller “Little Light” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
Lauren Adams “Poor To Carry It” – Secret Heart CD www.laurenadams.com
Closing music: Chicha Libre “Indian Summer” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
 
Running time: 3 hours, 8 minutos
Atmosphere: post-radio
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Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 5/19/13 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
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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 5/22/13
Adia & The 7 Eyes “Demons” – Live From The Alley CD www.adiasound.com
Looseleaf Trio “Fire In The Sky” – Word On The Street CD www.looseleaftrio.com
Fallen Riviera “Thomse Times Are Gone’ – Another World CD www.fallenriviera.com
The Plastic Pals “Caramel, she said” – Turn The Tide CD www.theplasticpals.se
Silhouette Lies “The War Within” – s/t EP www.silhouette.lies.com
Ronnie Fauss “Answers You Already Know” – I Am The Man You Know I’m Not CD www.ronniefauss.com
Steph Barrak “Connecticut” – Words To Break Your Heart CD www.stephbarrak.com
Holly Gentry “So Much You” – So Much More CD www.hollygentry.com
Meredith O’Connor “The Game” – s/t EP www.meredithoconnorhome.com
Jodie Levinson “Strong Enough” – Strong Enough EP www.jodielevinson.com
Running time: 73 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/2013/05/rcblive051913.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssArtists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 5/22/13
Opening music:
Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure “A Breath” & “Rose Rain” – Love Lion
The Doors “Waiting For The Sun”- Morrison Hotel
Baz Luhrmann “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”
Heth & Jed “Between The In & The Out” – Between The In & The Out CD www.hethandjed.com
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Opening: Pat Wictor “Kerrville Campfire Song” – Living Ever-Lovin’ Live CD www.patwictor.com
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(RCB tradition) This segment focuses on several of the 32 finalists in the Grassy Hill New Folk competition, during the Kerrville Folk Festival, 5/25-26) :
Arlon Bennett “A Friend In You” – World Of Possibility CD www.arlonbennett.com
Davey O. “I Sleep Well When It Rains” (bonus track) – Testing For Rust CD www.daveyo.com
Ellis “I Belong Here Next To You” – Wherever You Are CD www.ellis-music.com
Honor Finnegan “Waiting” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
Paul Sachs “Poor Man’s Out” – Oil Town CD www.paulsachs.com
Steve Chizmadia “Rebuild This City” – Jack Of All Trades CD www.stevechizmadia.com
The Twangtown Paramours “Widow Of The Mountain” – The Promise Of Friday Night CD www.twangtownparamours.com
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*Spuyten Duyvil “No More” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
*Bobtown “Trouble I Wrought” – Trouble I Wrought CD www.bobtownmusic.com
Roosevelt Dime “Whatta Shame” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
Kevin McWha Steele “Virginia Reel” – s/t CD www.kevinmcwhasteele.com
The Kennedys “Cradle To A Boat” – Closer Than You Know CD www.kennedysmusic.com
Jeff Campbell “Do I Get A Moment” – Stop And Go CD www.jeffcampbellmusic.com
James Hearne “Think It Was” – www.schwaejames.com
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*Jo Wymer “Come On Baby” – Living With Scars CD www.jowymer.com
*Danielle Miraglia “Stagger Lee” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “That’s It” (Little Walter cover) – Almighty Dollar CD www.themightyflyers.com
Schwervon! “Big Pink Eraser” – Courage CD www.schwervon.com
Polarcode “Singularity” – s/t CD www.polarcodemusic.com
Love X Stereo “Storm” – Off The Grid EP www.lovexstereo.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 7 “Raga Bhairavi”
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These artists have featured performances at the Kerrville Folk Festival this week www.kerrville-music.com
The Sweetback Sisters “Rattled” – Looking For A Fight CD www.thesweetbacksisters.com
Jimmy LaFave “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” – Depending On The Distance CD www.jimmylafave.com
Amy Speace “Hesitate” – How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat CD www.amyspeace.com
Nels Andrews “Barroom Bards” – Scrimshaw CD www.nelsandrews.com
Joy Kills Sorrow “New Man” – This Unknown Science CD www.joykillssorrow.com
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*Mary Gauthier “Your Sister Cried” – Live at Blue Rock CD www.marygauthier.com
*The Steel Wheels “Until The Summer Comes” – No More Rain CD www.thesteelwheels.com
Screen Door Porch “Mountains Are Heroes” – The Fate and the Fruit CD www.screendoorporch.com
Jeneen Terrana “My simple plea” – See The Light CD www.jeneenterrana.com
Suzie Brown “Peace Of Mind” – Heartstrings CD www.suziebrownsongs.com
Ellysa Rose “Unbreakable” – No Waiting EP www.ellysarose.com
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The Matthew Show “Bring Me Safely Down” – Memphis CD www.thematthewshow.com
Brother Sun “Willow” – Some Part Of The Truth CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “Still Gonna Shine” – Redemption CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
John Roy Zat “Little Rabbit” – solo CD www.royzat.com
Heather Pierson “The Storm’s Promise” – The Open Road CD www.heatherpierson.com

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Closing music: Juaneco y su combo “Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 4 hours 49 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 5/26/13
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