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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about January 6 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.Each week through my January shows I’m airing tracks from The 1861 Project,
a series that touches upon the Civil War experience. We’re up to 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”. More about
this fascinating series at www.1861project.com

On 12/26/12 at 2pm ET I will do a COUNTDOWN exclusively on Twitter (not an audio/video event), synchcronized to Facebook, as I will announce the top 100 artists of the year. I plan to also announce then the winner of the title of Best New
Artist, top 10 albums of the year, and the updated charts for the quarter
and for all time (years 2003 to present). Publicize the event by using the Twitter hashtag #radiocbluetop100
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @gosbee @pagesofjenn @GrantSharonDuo @Art_Elem @AndrewHollett14
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Long-time listeners, even some of you new ones, will recognize these names: Andy Friedman. Amy Speace. Natalia Zukerman. Rachael Sage. Mark Erelli. Hungrytown. Vance Gilbert. Each are busy touring artists. Each are very communicative to their fans, directly or otherise. And each have been named Radio Crystal Blue Artists of the Year in the past. Will there be a repeat winner? Or will someone new claim the title? I will reveal all in the above-mentioned COUNTDOWN next week. Also I will reveal the full extent of several charts, after the event, on my website.
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:
12/29 Ray G. Ward performing at Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, PA www.raygward.com
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RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB proper: Once again I recite Jack Kerouac’s 1961 short story about Christmas in Lowell MA, set in 1932. The music of Greg Lake and Enya both reference Christmas rain instead of snow. Received a ton of music by songwriters and bands this year that got their own segments. My favorites that aired this year were songs by Vegas With Randolph, Roy Schneider, and Tracy Newman (she of The Reinforcements. New music aired this week by South Philly’s own Ryan Tennis, Delorentos (Dublin alternative rockers), and Oliver Sean (Goa). Achilles Wheel’s tune “This Is Life” runs 8 minutes. David Wilcox has a humorous song about the apocalypse, spun here in tandem with a concert to celebrate the end of days. That concert was on Thursday in Asheville, NC. John Brodeur, Chris Riffle, & The Universal Thump shared billing in NYC on 12/18. All were aired in segment 3. Final segment include ‘my’ holiday songs..some which are recognized as such, others with rather obscure sources and settings. Returned to airing bagpipes to close another year.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general 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
MusicClout
www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue 12/16/12 audio and links


Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 12/18/12.Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **

“Is there a time for tying ribbons/A time for Christmas trees/A time for laying tables/When the night is set to freeze?”
I recited Jack Kerouac’s 1961 short story, “Home At Christmas”, with the setting being 12/22/1932.Opening music:
Greg Lake “I Believe In Father Christmas”
Enya “Trains And Winter Rains” – And Winter Came…
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Christina Reese “Save The Mistletoe For Me” – http://www.reverbnation.com/christinareese
Erica Nicole “Come On A Sleigh Ride” www.ericanicolemusic.com
The Soul Of John Black “Good Time Christmas” – www.thesoulofjohnblack.com
Drew Schultz “Why Should I (At Christmas) – www.dsdrums.com
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Jack Grace Band “It Was A Really Bad Year” – Drinking Songs For Lovers CD www.jackgrace.com
Happy Ending “Long Night” – Turn It On CD www.happyendingsongs.com
Ryan Tennis “I Remember” – Pack Light But Bring Everything CD www.ryantennismusic.com
Oliver Sean “All I Remember” www.oliversean.com
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Friday Night Music Club “The Christmas Beer Song” www.fridaynightmusicclub.com
Revel 9 “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” – www.revel9.com
Vegas With Randolph “Snow Day” www.vegaswithrandolph.com
Spanking Charlene “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” www.spankingcharlene.com
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Lisa Bianco “Big City Lights” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
Mercury Morning “The Aftermath” – The Aftermath EP www.mercurymorning.com
Voice Of Addiction “Mother” – Reduce Reuse Resist CD www.voiceofaddiction.com
Delorentos “Did We Ever Really Feel?” – Little Sparks CD www.delorentos.net
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Margo Rey “This Holiday Night” – www.margorey.com
Canaries In The Coal Mine “Falling Like Snow” – Scarf Weather CD www.canariesinthecoalmine.com
Tracy Newman “Mama, I Know You Ain’t Santa” – www.tracynewman.com
Elle B. Willson “Gift Of Love” – www.ellebwillson.com
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*John Brodeur “Remains Of A Heart” – Tiger Pop Ten CD www.johnbrodeur.com
*The Universal Thump “To The Border (Wild Raspberries)” – s/t CD www.theuniversalthump.com
*Chris Riffle “Downstream” – I Am Not From Here CD www.chrisriffle.com
Achilles Wheel “This Is Life” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
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Roy Schneider “Love For Giving” – www.royschneider.com
Olga “O Christmas Tree” – www.olgala.com
Stacie Rose “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” – www.stacierosemusic.com
The Copper Ponies & Joe Crookston “It’s A New Year Now” – Hudson Harding Sampler Volume 7 www.facebook.com/thecopperponies www.joecrookston.com
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David Wilcox “It’s The End Of The World, Again” – Reverie CD www.davidwilcox.com
Aztec Two-Step “What Would The Indians Say” – Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
Sloan Wainwright “I Am Free” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
Patti DeRosa “King of the Sky” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Finally, another RCB tradition, with the penultimate segment:
Tom Waits “Alice” – Alice
Simon & Garfunkel “I Am A Rock” – Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits
The Pogues “Fairytale Of New York” – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Passengers “Miss Sarajevo” – Original Soundtracks Volume 1
Pipes & Drums Of The 1st Battalion (The Black Watch) – “The Day Thou Gavest/Auld Lang Syne” – The Dark Island
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Closing music: Geoffrey Armes “After Dark” – Noor CD www.geoffreyarmes.com
Bjork “Solitude” – Biophilia
Running time: 4 hours 36 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: www.creativecommons.orgNext show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 1/6/13
CD Focus, along with RCB Novus Ordo, will return that week as well.Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
www.radiocrystalblue.net
www.facebook.com/radiocblue
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
twitter: @radiocblue

Radio Crystal Blue 12/9/12 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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mentions from social media, updated each evening):
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*******
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about December 12 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.

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
Each week through my January shows I’m airing tracks from The 1861 Project,
a series that touches upon the Civil War experience. We’re up to 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”. More about
this fascinating series at www.1861project.com

Also: Another NEW MUSIC SAMPLER will be heard. Initially I had felt this would be a one-time revival. But I’ve decided to reintroduce the segment on demand whenever I feel the need to add some extra programming on a show that might seem unusually short compared to others. This segment will definitely not air the week of 12/16.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @NatalieNicole @Page9StreetTeam @GlenLanding
@ANewTomorrowUK @maninacrowdband
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I’m just about at my limit with accepting HOLIDAY music for the final show
of the year, the week of 12/16. Thanks to everyone that submitted and
suggested tunes!

I’ve begun attending a course in Final Cut Pro 7 at PhillyCAM, the
public-access network which I’m a member of. I’ve already completed courses
in production editing and management. So I can now freely borrow field
equipment for use around the city. I’m pretty excited about this. Now I want
to get involved in productions by other members, and eventually muster up
courage to follow-through on one of two project ideas I have sketched out.
www.phillycam.org

RCB LOVE goes to artists that have promoted my radio efforts in November:
www.jeffbrownmusic.com
www.jessiekilguss.com
www.theportraits.posterous.com
www.facebook.com/tweedfunk
www.thegravityguild.com
www.facebook.com/revel9
www.marykeeymusic.com
www.facebook.com/thepuckettsband
www.facebook.com/bourbonbliss
www.facebook.com/achilleswheel.fanpage
www.jesseterrymusic.com
www.dizzybatsmusic.com
www.sakladmusic.com/blog
www.thirstyrecords.com
www.freddyhallmusic.com
www.theuniversalthump.com
www.facebook.com/electricchildrenmpls
www.hannahjudson.wordpress.com
www.bluesour.com
Outside of the US, top 3 countries accessing Radio Crystal Blue are the UK,
France, and Canada.
Lot of people have accessed my reviews of events at Legendary Dobbs from
11/29 and The M Room from 11/23.
Most popular photo of the month was this one:
https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/11/24/the-m-room-112312/dscf2462/

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:
Going to two shows at Milkboy in Ardmore
12/14: At Sea www.atseamusic.com
12/29 Ray G. Ward www.raygward.com
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RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Long Island NY’s Revel 9 (formerly Gee Davey) have resurfaced with a harder,edgier sound. Galen Curry from Michigan delights with his own brand of love songs. The song “Last Man Alive” includes a kazoo solo. Beth Whitney’s tune “Seattle Rain” sounds like a cafe/coffeehouse favorite.

RCB proper:

Segment 1 includes brand new music from Shane Cooley, who is now focusing on duo gigs with Rosa Wallace. Inside this week’s New Music Sampler are The Blakes and The Young Evils, two touring bands from Seattle who played here in Philly a few months ago. “Dead Animals” by the latter is a very catchy song. Segment 2: Included another recent released song from NYC’s Downward Dogs and Spanking Charlene. Segment 3: One word personal subjects color this one (Dan May, Joy Kills Sorrow, Carolann Solebello). Carolann, with Meg Braun, perform December 9th, at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn NY. New Music Sampler #2 introduces us to veteran songwriter Jimmy LaFave among others. Final segment includes brand new music from mystical songwriter Cosby Gibson.
AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general 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
MusicClout (NEW)
www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue & RCB Novus Ordo 11/25/12


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:
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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
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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 11/28/12

Marcelo Quinonez “Willing” – Cabin Fever EP www.canicamusic.com
On The Water “Cat/Patience” – Anchor EP www.weareonthewater.com
Freddy Hall & The Best Intentions “Train Wreck” – Wander Years CD www.freddyhallmusic.com
Flashbulb Fires “The Whale” -Gasconder CD www.flashbulbfires.com
Edith Crash “Comme Avant” – De L’Autre Côté CD www.edithcrash.com
Kara McGraw “Carolina” – The Hound & The Hare CD www.karamcgraw.com
Bern & The Brights “War & Games” – Work CD www.bernandthebrights.com
Brian Dolzani “Before Goodnight” – If I Don’t Speak A Word CD www.briandolzani.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 

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/2012/11/rcblive112512.mp3

 

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 11/28/12.

Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **


Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Late” – Tales From The Shed Part 1 EP www.intelligentaudio.net

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The Universal Thump “Opening Night” – s/t CD www.theuniversalthump.com

The Kennedys “Marina Dream” – Closer Than You Know CD www.kennedysmusic.com

Joy Mills “Lake” – Trick Of The Eye CD www.joymills.com

Marc Berger “A Bottle Of Wine, A Suitcase, An Umbrella” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com

 

*Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “She Dreams” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD www.karencollins.net

 

*Flo Anito “No Good” – No Dustbunnies CD www.floanito.com

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Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra “Shine On” – Live At Brooklyn Bowl CD www.brotherjoscephus.com
Good Co. “Jazz Player” – Electro Swing For The Masses CD www.goodcomusic.com
Ki & The Arrowtooth Waltz “Lovely Madonna” – Entre-vouz! CD www.kevinmcwhasteele.com
At Sea “Prove Me Wrong” – A New Machine CD ww.atseamusic.com
The Slants “Sew Hearts” – The Yellow Album www.theslants.com
Kosmic Daydream “Last Laugh” – Psychosomatic Playground CD www.kosmicdaydream.com
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CD Focus: The 1861 Project, Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front.
This CD series of 21 original songs remembers and honors the Scots-Irish and Irish immigrants who fought in the Civil War. From the liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album, has a strong connection to Ireland, by ancestry, by birth or just by heart.” All songs performed by producer Thomm Jutz and a number of others. www.1861project.com
From this CD I spun:
“The American Wake” (co-write between Thomm Jutz, Peter Cronin, John Hadley) – Maura O’Connell on lead vox.
“Walking All The Way To Tennessee” (Pat Alger, Thomm Jutz) – vox by Pat Alger and Britt Savage
“The Stonewall Of The West” (Jutz, Cronin, Hadley) – Jim Rooney on vox.

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The Steel Wheels “Know Your Name” – Lay Down, Lay Low CD www.thesteelwheels.com

Carsie Blanton “Lonely No More” – Idiot Heart CD www.carsieblanton.com

Megan Slankard “You And Your Bright Ideas” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com

Sloan Wainwright “Today” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com

Meredith Blis “Such A Lovely Girl” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD www.meredithblis.com

Kris Delmhorst “Brand New Sound” – Shotgun Singer CD www.krisdelmhorst.com

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Anais Mitchell “You Are Forgiven” – Young Man In America CD www.anaismitchell.com

Patricia Silverberg “When I Am With You” – Don’t Look Back CD www.patriciasilverberg.com
Jean Mann “The Moon Said So” – Dream Of Goats CD www.jeanmann.net
Mark Erelli “I Took The Moon For A Walk” – Little Vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “November’s Song” – Angels, Lovers And Fools CD www.craigsonnenfeld.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, 21 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 12/2/12