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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 10/27/13


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.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog.
Via Internet Archive:
Stream:
Download:
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows are archived for a year.
This show was published 10/30/13:
D.B. Rielly “Come Hell Or High Water” – Cross My Heart & Hope To Die CD www.dbrielly.com
Dean Kernoghan “Bonnie And Clyde” – Wherever You Go EP www.deankernoghan.com
Slim and Red “Too Late To Die” – Rebirth Through Fire CD www.slimandred.com
Herbie D And The Dangermen “Danger Man” – Dangerous With Blues CD www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
The Modeens “Drinkin’ Is A Full Time Job” – Electric Caribou CD www.themodeens.com
Fereshta “This Life & The Next” – Cultural Collision CD www.fereshta.com
Gena Perala “Life Is Hard” – Exactly Nowhere CD www.genaperala.com
Cole Hermer & The Ravens “California Breakdown” – Quoth The Raven EP www.colehermer.ca
Debi Smith “Haunted”- Hits & Holidays CD www.debismith.com
Jody Aaron “Bed Of Thorny Roses” – Rivers EP www.jodyaaron.com
Running time: 77 minutos
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 3.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info: www.creativecommons.org
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 www.radiocrystalblue.net
Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.
HOW TO LISTEN
There are now two main portals with which to listen to Radio Crystal Blue. I’ve recently built an account with www.archive.org and will republish every show along with the old standby Big Contact (which has been unresponsive in the last few days)
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog.
Via Internet Archive:
Play/download:
Ogg Vorbis format also available.
You can share the audio player with the HTML code on the page.
All shows are archived for a year.

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 10/30/13, containing several RCB traditions.
“All of us trembling in our mortality boots, born to die…”
Opening music:
The Velvet Underground “I’m Set Free” – s/t CD
Lou Reed “Who Am I? (Tripitena’s Song)” – The Raven CD
Lou Reed “Dime Store Mystery” – New York CD
Lucibel Crater “Threadbare Funeral” – The Family Album CD www.lucibelcrater.com
Bettie Serveert “Stephanie Says” – Bettie Serveert Plays Venus In Furs and other Velvet Underground Songs www.bettieserveert.com
Luna “Going Home” – Bewitched CD
U2 “Satellite Of Love” – Achtung Baby CD

Rachael Sage “Haunted By You” – Haunted By You CD www.rachaelsage.com
Radio Free Universe “The Weight Of The Sky” – Thirteen Day Hangover CD
Kevin McWha Steele “At The Serial Killer Disco” -Ki & The Arrowtooth Waltz CD www.kevinmcwhasteele.com
BD Lenz “The Sea, The Sky” – Ready Or Not CD www.bdlenz.com
Brooks Williams “Mercury Blues” – New Everything CD www.brookswilliams.com
Beaucoup Blue “Bird Watching” – 4 Stories EP www.beaucoupblue.com
Jiggley Jones “Ain’t That Alright” – No Spring Chicken EP www.jiggleyjones.com
Ramones “You’re Gonna Kill That Girl” & “You Should Never Have Opened That Door ” – Leave Home CD
X “Nausea” – Los Angeles CD
False Prophets “Creatures Of The Woodwork” – Blind Roaches and Fat Vultures: Phantasmagorical Beats Of The Reagan Era compilation CD
Tania & The Revolutionaries “Epitaph” – Walk Away Clean EP
Fred Gillen Jr. “Halloween Day At The V.A.” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Black Vendetta “Breakaway” – Draconian Backlash CD
CD FOCUS: (A reoccuring series focus on outstanding new concept and compilation albums)
“Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ ” brings the 1960 Kerouac novella to life, with music from leading indie songwriters and bands, along with readings from the novella. All songs are original, with some words lifted from the story. www.reimaginemusic.com
From this album I spun ”
William Fitzsimmons with Tim & Adam “First Page Of Kerouac’s ‘Tristessa’ ”
Tim & Adam “Billie Holliday Eyes”
Gregory Alan Isokov “O City Lights”
Peter Bradley Adams “She Has To Come Down”
Patti Smith “Dead City” – Peace And Noise CD
Beth Isbell “Freak” – We Are The Gods! CD www.bethisbell.com
Maura Kennedy “October” – Parade Of Echoes CD www.maurakennedy.com
GMT “Song For The End Of October” – Smooth Groove CD www.geoffreyarmes.com
Debbie Chou “Shame” – LoveBug CD
Goodnight Moonshine “End Of The World Blues” – s/t CD www.goodnightmoonshine.com
Susan Kane “I Know About Your Broken Heart” – A Word Child CD www.susankane.com
Dana And Susan Robinson “Who Killed Cock Robin” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
Sara Petite “Forever Blue” – Circus Comes To Town CD www.sarapetite.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Fall To Grace” – Layers CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
Chris Riffle “Trains” – Introducing Chris Riffle CD www.chrisriffle.com
Andrew Calhoun “Freedom Road” – Living Room CD www.andrewcalhoun.com

Closing music: Lou Reed “Halloween Parade (AIDS)” – New York CD
Running time: 4 hours, 1 minuto
Atmosphere: retro grating
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 3.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info: http://www.creativecommons.org
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
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Radio Crystal Blue 10/27/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR: http://www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.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:
Each show is usually published by Wednesday or Thursday weekly. There are now two main hubs where to hear Radio Crystal Blue

(1) via Big Contact, my podcast provider: There is a Feed Player at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net Just click the link to open it, and select from the tabs to download and stream the audio from the particular show. You can also embed the player on your site or blog.
The FeedPlayer is generated with Flash. If you don’t have Flash, you can get this at
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
These players are also available at http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu which renders the player as a Web page.
(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on http://www.archive.org with similar download, stream and embed links. Here are the first 2 pages I built for the most recent podcasts, which were first published the week of October 13:
https://archive.org/details/RCBnew101313
 
CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
EMPIRE AVENUE http://www.empireavenue.com/radiocblue
STAT BLOG http://www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about October 30 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 8-10 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.

This aims to be the latest of the first great traditions I set up for Radio Crystal Blue: the end-of-October holiday edition. I could say Halloween, but the time of the year truly has a bunch of names.I don’t have enough songs to determine which ones will make the cut, so if you know of some, suggest them here or through the above social media links.

CD FOCUS: Debuting next week is a concept album that has already received 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…”
I’ll air 3-4 tracks next week and an equal amount for the weeks following

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REBOOT:
I lost my hard drive. Essentially it crashed without warning. I lost all sorts of downloads and download codes, ensuring that the music of those artists will never be heard again on Radio Crystal Blue. That is, unless it comes time to fit them in for programming and a code is still available from the artist or management. There was no warning for the loss of the hard drive. I was downloading a newer version of Java and simultaneously running a cache dump in Firefox. I was recycling the last 10 gigabytes of my prime hard drive. I do have an external one, which was unharmed.
Today I took most of the day out to reacquaint myself with the computer, which now has more storage space, and less bells and whistles. In so doing, I was able to restore from scratch much of what is gone. Some aspects of my show are lost; the quarterly and end-of-year chart scores to determine the quarterly and all-time charts are history. Totally gone. I can recreate the quarterly numbers, as I do have record of every artist that received airplay this year, but now it will take much longer to get that work done. Plus, unless I get older versions of my chart page available, I cannot determine the all-time list ranking conclusively.

PODCAST SOURCES:
Big Contact is functional once again. Their podcast pages have been unresponsive for some time and I pressed for answers. Their response was reassuring: They removed a javascript ad that someone attached to my page, and also changed my password. Also, they don’t plan to bring back their stats package anytime soon but they suggested Feedburner as an option. I did look at Feedburner but there are no real updates in terms of stats there either. I really could use this info!

Meanwhile I built a new presence at www.archive.org as detailed above. There are more options now than before to access the audio. There’s even space to write a review!

ETC.
I’m still without work. Without a computer for a week, this last week was most trying as I had very limited access to the Internet. Since the computer’s return, I’ve gotten a lot busier with the search as I race against time, hoping to get my bills paid. I’m still behind on the rent and I don’t know how much longer I can go on here. Donations are most welcome at this time. You’ve helped me out before; it’s time to help once again. If you are interested in furthering my job search, and willing to run with my resume, please ask for this document from me directly.

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HOW TO SEND MUSIC:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a residence.
Please indicate release date. No material from before 2013 accepted.
Material released before then 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: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
I continue to seek outstanding concept/compilation albums for future shows, ones I can feature track-for-track (such as “Esperanza”). Do you know of one? Send it along!
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue 10/13/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR: www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.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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window. The player allows you to stream all recent shows, as well as
download and share them. Click the tabs within the player for more.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
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CONTACT:
EMAIL: cblue456@comcast.net
personal FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20805478312
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/danherman0
VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
EMPIRE AVENUE www.empireavenue.com/radiocblue
STAT BLOG www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the
homepage.
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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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HOW TO SEND MUSIC:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
residence.
Please indicate release date. No material from before 2013 accepted.
Material released before then 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: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
I continue to seek outstanding concept/compilation albums for future shows,
ones I can feature track-for-track. Do you know of one? Send it along!
————
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 4/8/12


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:
(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 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
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) mp3:

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 4/11

Mr. Hunter “Sand” – The First Chapter CD www.mrhunterband.com
Nightlight “Say” – CD single www.turnonyournightlightofficial.com
Dance Hall Pimps “Heartbreak Of Dawn” – Beast Of Love CD www.dancehallpimps.com
Whisperado “Over You (For Now)” – I’m Not The Road CD www.whisperado.com
Jodi Arlyn “Now” – Stars up on the Ceiling CD www.jodiarlyn.com
Dave Dersham “Carolina Wren” – Gilding The Lilies CD www.davedersham.com
Severin Browne ‘To The Light” – Lucky Man–A Songwriter’s Notebook CD www.severinbrowne.com
Dave Kleiner & Liz Pagan “Leaving Jackson” – Stuck Inside New Jersey CD www.davekleiner.com
Running time: 1 hour (on the nose)

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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 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
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3:
https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/rcblive040812.mp3


(4) RSS:
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 4/11/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

“When you’re lost in the rain in Juarez & it’s Easter time too….”

I opened with a short read from Jack Kerouac’s book “Tristessa”
Opening music: Bob Dylan “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” – Highway 61 Revisited album
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 Andrew McKnight “Wildwood Flower (traditional)/The Old Hundred Road” – Something Worth Standing For CD www.andrewmcknight.net
*Kris Delmhorst “Pretty How Town” – Strange Conversation CD www.krisdelmhorst.com
*Yarn “The Loner” – Almost Home CD www.yarnmusic.net
Jack Grace Band “If You’re Gonna Raise A Drunk’ – Drinking Songs For Lovers CD www.jackgrace.com
Roosevelt Dime “Long Long Time” – Steamboat Soul CD www.rooseveltdimemusic.com
Shayfer James “Weight Of The World” – Counterfeit Arcade CD www.shayferjames.com
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 *The Symbols “Soon” – Be Here Now CD www.thesymbols.net
*Fierce Bad Rabbit “Rich Man” – Live And Learn EP www.fiercebad.com
The Modeens “El Camino” – Get With The Times EP www.themodeens.com
The Trapps “Say My Name” – Cheap Seats CD www.thetrapps.net
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Wasn’t that great” – Wasted CD www.promiseofthereal.com
Ryan David Orr “April, I’m Sure The Stars Understand” – Mordred The Quarter Known CD www.ryandavidorr.com
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*Raina Rose “Desdemona” – When May Came CD www.rainarose.com
*Rebecca Loebe “Land And Sea” – Mystery Prize CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Cary Cooper “Toes In The Water” – Pink Umbrella CD www.carycooper.com
*Lauren Adams “Evangeline” (Ernest Troost cover) – Secret Heart CD www.laurenadams.com
*Ernest Troost “Disturbin’ Blues” – Live At McCabe’s CD www.ernesttroost.com
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 Tom Principato “Stranger’s Eyes Part II” – A Part Of Me CD www.tomprincipato.com
Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “This Is How I Turned Out” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Kellylee Evans “Lost” – The Good Girl CD www.kellyleeevans.com
Debbie Miller “Much Longer” – Measures & Waits CD www.thedebbiemiller.com
Heather Styka “Contented” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
Anna Dagmar “Brown Trees” – Let The Waves Come In Threes CD www.annadagmar.com
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Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
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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

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 4/15/12
namaste
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2159952234
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