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Radio Crystal Blue 4/20/17


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Listen to samples of each song I have aired in this week’s show via Clammr:
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This show was published 4/20/17

Brian Charles Tischleder “Bordertown” – Last Train To Hollywood EP
http://www.briancharlestischleder.com @BrianCharlesT
Shane Henry “Butterflies” – Light In The Dark CD http://www.shanehenry.com
@shanehenrymusic
Greta Gaines “Leo For Real” – Tumbleweed CD http://www.gretagaines.com @gretagaines
Ron Sowell “Mondays Come Too Soon” – Little Movies CD http://www.ronsowell.com
@MountainStage
Paul The Trombonist “Light Speed” – Journey To The World CD
http://www.paulthetrombonist.com @JazzTrombonist
Annie Moscow “He Paints Cats” – Passing Trains CD http://www.anniemoscow.com
@anniemoscow
Ellie Zwart “Shadows In The Sun” – Toward Home CD http://www.elliezwart.com
@elliezwartmusic
******
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Distant Gate Project”
http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols , http://www.soundcloud.com/flowerdove2168
@flowerdove2168

Running time: 55 minutes
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production : Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove

All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
http://www.creativecommons.org

Radio Crystal Blue proudly endorses Teeccino, America’s #1 coffee
alternative http://www.teeccino.com

EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
Facebook: Dan Herman & Radio Crystal Blue
Twitter: @radiocblue
Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/radiocblue

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Radio Crystal Blue, in its 17th year online, is a weekly podcast that
features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a
freeform format.

HOW TO LISTEN
Podomatic:
http://radiocblue.podomatic.com
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mp3:

Internet Archive:
Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/radiocblue/
and on Stitcher via the RSS

Listen to samples of each song I have aired in this week’s show via Clammr:
http://www.clammr.com/app/radiocblue

This show was published 4/20/17
Opening music:
Bettie Serveert “Cybor*D” – Lamprey
Teenage Fanclub “Take The Long Way Round” – Songs From Northern Britain
The Buzzcocks “Love You More” – Singles Going Steady
Husker Du “Turn On The News” – Zen Arcade
*****
Liz Longley “Electricity” – Weightless CD http://www.lizlongley.com @lizlongley
Elaine Mahon “Afterglow” – Reach For The Stars CD http://www.elainemahonmusic.com
@ElaineMahon1
Flagship Romance “Harvest” – Fee Fie Foe Fum CD http://www.flagshipromance.com
@FlagshipRomance
The Currys “Hours and Days” – West Of Here CD http://www.thecurrysmusic.com
@The_Currys
Crooked Eye Tommy “Love Divine” – Butterflies & Snakes CD
http://www.crookedeyetommy.com @TommyMarsh805
Jim Gustin & Truth Jones “I Love What I Got” – Memphis CD
http://www.facebook.com/jimgustinandtruthjones
*****
CD FOCUS: An occasional series focusing on outstanding concept and
compilation albums, track-for-track.
JAMES TALLEY: Tryin’ Like The Devil, which Rolling Stone magazine declared
an American classic, was released 40 years ago on Capitol Records. A CD was
released this year to celebrate the reissue on James’ own Cimarron Records.
http://www.jamestalley.com
From this album I spun “She’s The One” & “Sometimes I Think About Suzanne”
******
Darcy Malone & The Tangle “Crossing Line” – Still Life CD
http://www.darcymaloneandthetangle.com @DMandTT
Tom Principato “Knockin’ On The Door” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD
http://www.tomprincipato.com
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers “Camille” – Little Black Heart CD
http://www.rubydeemusic.com @rubydeemusic
Bloody Jug Band “13 Steps” – Rope Burn CD http://www.bloodyjugband.com @TheBJB
Castle Black “Secret Hideaway” – Losing Forever EP http://www.castleblackmusic.com
@CastleBlackNYC
The Wedding Present “Two Bridges” – Going, Going… CD http://www.scopitones.co.uk
A Light Divided “Save The Cheerleader, Save The World” – Mirrors CD
http://www.alightdivided.com @ALightDivided
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CD FOCUS: Ian Anderson and Carducci String Quartet
Jethro Tull – The String Quartets CD
http://www.jethrotull.com @jethrotull
http://www.carducciquartet.com @CarducciQuartet
These renditions of Jethro Tull tunes, are performed in a classical format,
by
Ian Anderson, and Carducci String Quartet.
From this CD, I spun: “We Used To Bach (We Used To Know/Bach Prelude C
Major)” “Farm, The Fourway (Farm On The Freeway)” and “Songs and Horses
(Songs From The Wood/Heavy Horses)”
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Edie Carey “We Got This” – Paper Rings: 8 Love Stories CD http://www.ediecarey.com
@ediecarey
Justin Roth “Now You Know” – Now You Know CD http://www.justinroth.com
@JustinRothMusic
Jeff Przech & The Outfit “Maribelle” http://www.jeffprzech.com @JPrzech
Jonathan Byrd “Starlight” – You Can’t Outrun The Radio CD
http://www.jonathanbyrd.com @jonathanbyrd
Katie Garibaldi “I Am” – Rooted Clarity EP http://www.katiegaribaldi.com
@katiegaribaldi
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Lisa Biales “Messin’ Around With The Blues” – The Beat Of My Heart CD
http://www.lisabiales.com @LisaBiales
Kosi “Morning After Blues” – I Know Who I Am CD http://www.kosi-sings.com
@KosiSings
Mark Erelli “Netherlands” – For A Song CD http://www.markerelli.com @MarkErelli
Heather Pierson “Make It Mine” – Still She Will Fly EP
http://www.heatherpierson.com @HeatherPierson
Mike Agranoff “The Gladiolus” – …Or Would You Rather Get A Job? CD
http://www.mikeagranoff.com
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
http://www.soundcloud.com/flowerdove2168
@flowerdove2168

Running time: 3 hours, 21 minutes
Host: Dan Herman
Production/post-production : Dan Herman and DJ Flowerdove

Recorded in stereo to 128 kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format, using
Audacity, converted to 96 kbps.

Radio Crystal Blue proudly endorses Teeccino, America’s #1 coffee
alternative http://www.teeccino.com

All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
http://www.creativecommons.org

EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
Facebook: Dan Herman & Radio Crystal Blue
Twitter: @radiocblue
Clammr: http://www.clammr.com/app/radiocblue

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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 5/11/14


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
RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/rcbnew051114.mp3

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. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.

Via www.archive.org:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBnew051114
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew051114/RCBnew051114_vbr.m3u

mp3:
Shows accessed via archive.org are always available.

This show was published 5/9/14
Fellaheen “Your Folly And Mine” – You Either Get Hands Or Get Wings CD www.fellaheen.com

Olio “Caught Up” – s/t CD www.oliomusic.com
The Train Wreck Endings “Mason-Dixon Line” – Shhh!!! CD www.andyhawk.com
Matt Andersen “So Easy” – Weightless CD www.stubbyfingers.ca
Truckstop Honeymoon “Running Shoes” – The Madness Of Happiness CD www.truckstophoneymoon.com

Running time: 44 minutos
***
All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 4.0, 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 www.radiocrystalblue.net

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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.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
Podcast page: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss
mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/rcblive051114.mp3
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. Shows in this
FeedPlayer are archived for a year.

Via http://www.archive.org:
Podcast page: https://archive.org/details/RCBlive051114
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive051114/RCBlive051114_vbr.m3u

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 5/16/14.

Opening music:

Robert Sadin “Douce dame” – Art of Love: Music Of Machaut CD www.robertsadin.com
Dinah Thorpe “State Of Things” – Lullabies & Wakeup Calls CD www.dinahthorpe.com
Troy Petty “Fairy Tale Pen” – Fairy Tale Pen CD www.troypettymusic.com
The Steel Wheels “The Race” – No More Rain CD www.thesteelwheels.com
Jack Grace Band “Loneliness Away” – Drinking Songs For Lovers CD www.jackgrace.com
*Heather Styka “Crosswords” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
*Beth Wood “Miles For Breakfast” – The Weather Inside CD www.bethwoodmusic.com
*Ellis “Coffee Song” -Whereever You Are 2-CD set www.ellis-music.com
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Kagero “Life’s A Thrill” – Gumbo Du Jour CD www.kagero.com
Herbie D And The Dangermen “Dance Your Blues Away” – Dangerous With Blues CD www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
The Kurt Henry Band “Mind Your Business” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Chris Head & The Honchos “Family Plot” – Hard Truths CD www.chrisheadandthehonchos.com
The Miners “Norton’s Pond” – Miners’ Rebellion CD www.minersmusic.com
Mustered Courage “Old Steam Train” – Powerlines CD www.musteredcourage.com
Heaps n Heaps “Who Are You Running From” – Dancing On The Moon EP www.heapsnheaps.com
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CD FOCUS: An occasional series spotlighting a top compilation or concept
album.
David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket project continues with its latest edition:
Essential Songs Of Philadelphia: Sessions. Here, the drummer for The Hooters
joins 2 fellow members (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian), along with other artists
with Philly roots and sing songs that also were born and bred here. More
info at http://www.songsinthepocket.org
I spun these:
“Soon You’ll Be Gone” (original version by The Hooters. New version includes members of The Hooters, The Soul Survivors, and others)
“Beat Up Guitar” (original version by The Hooters. New version features members of The Hooters, plus Ben Arnold, Jeffrey Gaines, and songwriter/lead vox Jim Boggia)
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Flo Anito “Work” – No Dustbunnies CD www.floanito.com
*Heather Pierson “Speak Wisely” – The Hard Work Of Living CD www.heatherpierson.com
*Elaine Romanelli “Stupid Boy” – Real Deal CD www.elaineromanelli.com
*Karyn Oliver “Before You Came Along” – Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
Julia Massey & The Five-Finger Discount “Back Door Open (Letter #3)” – Five Letters From Far Away CD www.juliamasseymusic.com
The Portraits “Trading Miracles” – Life In Sepia CD www.theportraitsmusic.com
Megan Slankard “Fair Enough and Farewell” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com
The YaYas “You Should Go” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
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Mark Erelli “Columbus Ohio” – Little Vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Ben Bedford “Empty Sky” – What We Lost CD www.benbedford.com
Andrew Calhoun “Shout!” – Living Room CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
Marcy Marxer “What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?” – Things Are Coming My Way CD www.cathymarcy.com
Roy Schneider “Cherry Trees” – Walls That Talk CD www.royschneider.com
*Lara Herscovitch “From A Bridge” – Four Wise Monkeys CD www.larahersovitch.com
*Beth DeSombre “Between The White Lines” – Crooked Highways CD www.bethdesombre.com
*Patti DeRosa “Paris” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Pharaoh’s Daughter “By Way Of Haran” – Haran CD
www.pharaohsdaughter.com
Running time: 233 minutos
Atmosphere: tripped roads
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All content on Radio Crystal Blue is free to listen and share via Creative
Commons License version 4.0, 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

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
cblue456@comcast.net
2159952234
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
twitter: @radiocblue

Radio Crystal Blue 3/2/14 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 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
www.creativecommons.org
*****
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
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 www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu which
renders the player as a Web page.
Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.
(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on

www.archive.org with similar download, stream and embed links. Just look for
Radio Crystal Blue and the date of the week I published the show (I use the
Sunday date) The shows kept here will remain in perpetuity.
RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on

www.archive.org Use the search
term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that
don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!
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
STAT BLOG
www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
THE VISION:
https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/07/28/my-personal-and-radio-vision/
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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 6 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 6-8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.

In terms of future programming, listen for some special seasonal songs for the weeks of 3/9 and 3/16
*****

Every so often I hear of another new or established program like myself in Philly take to bigger audiences in whatever way and actually reaching those masses and continue to market fairly well in this melting pot of a city. I keep thinking, why not me? Why can’t Radio Crystal Blue compete? Do I even want to compete?
The truth is, the money hasn’t been there for me to do marketing campaigns or logos or any such device to give this program a bigger and more ‘legitimate’ presence. Is my place in the music industry illegitimate then? I say no. Sure, I want a true studio presence. I want better organization of the music that comes in here. I wish I had more time to produce shows, to interview artists more, to review more shows. To take chances that represent the best of Radio Crystal Blue. Enough people know about this show. It’s existed for 13 years, all on the Web. That’s a big statement right here. I have built trust, and people trust in me and my message. Don’t I want to grow the show? Live events and such? Sure I do. I don’t know how, tho. I don’t know if I want to compete with other ‘radio’ programs. I wish that I would be the program that people turn to when there is new music by indie, underground and national touring acts. Not your commercial radio station. Not even your well-heeled podcasts. Not your online magazine either. I want Radio Crystal Blue to be first on your online block. Every 3 months I publish a chart that tells you who is getting the most airplay, the most exposure via my show. These are the names you will want to know about and listen to.
If I am ‘destined’ to be an alternative, fine. I believe that one commercial or alternative radio or TV presence should NOT, repeat, NOT, be the voice of a city. One or two music venues should NOT dictate what is legimitate music talent. I DO NOT support those companies and will never mention them. People, you have choices. The dive bars, the venues that don’t have the big marketing dollars, the radio stations with weaker signals (LP ones, and veteran podcasters that will ultimately represent the truth about what really is popular in music. We must stick together. And, together, we represent artists that you should pay attention to. Shows like Radio Crystal Blue will often spin music from artists that are local to an area as much as the nationally touring. Artists like Paige Allbritton here in Philly. Daniel Christian across Nebraska. The Modeens in Phoenix. Spanking Charlene in and around NYC. Who else is going to spin these artists on one program? Guarantee you there will be none besides me.
RCB REWIND:
RCB Novus Ordo: Checking in from Cleveland, Winslow is a 6-piece rock band with horns that brings a ton of soul. We hear more brand new music from Korea’s Love X Stereo..heavy on the synth (but do they call it K-pop?). I’m quite fond of this trio, and they’ll make their return to the US next month. Lowell Levinger, known as “Banana” from the 60’s band The Youngbloods (remember “Get Together”?) introduces an acoustic album, with special guests including Ry Cooder and David Grisman.

RCB proper: With the announcement of Joy Kills Sorrow’s breakup, I decided to give you a few songs from their 3-album repertoire. Hearing them for the first time back in 2005, I recognized something unique between the strong songwriting and all their stringed instruments. Something sophisticated as in classical, but also a sense of realism, much like what the genre of folk brings. And the approach musically reminded me just a bit of Sons Of The Never Wrong, and Crooked Still. The group will be missed. Segment 1: Kicked off with a song about Dale Earnhardt Jr from Chuck Schaeffer. And why not? Dale Jr. just won the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, last week. Loves It is a unique acoustic duo from Austin. Segment 2: How can I not spin something from Brother Joscephus the week before Mardi Gras? I actually spin a live track of theirs that’s available on their website. Von Shakes, a NYC/Dublin modern rock band whom I first saw in Philly last year, return to the rotation. Segment 3 includes music from Tall Tall Trees, whom I’m reviewing a show of later this week. Songs of devotion, of sorts, in this segment. I still get a kick out of Jill Cagney’s sarcastic song “If You Leave Me”. Segment 4 includes another new song from Paulo Franco and Shane Cooley. Stefilia’s Stone and Marci Geller share billing on 3/7 at The Buttonweed Tree in Middletown CT.

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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 released before May 2013
accepted. Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Compilations or great concept albums, ones I can feature track-for-track,
are highly encouraged.
Digital albums are acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list.
EPK (those are what we call electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
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Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. You may have better luck with MusicSubmit as I’m not currently listed with the other two organizations.
If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
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cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue 2/23/14 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 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
www.creativecommons.org
*****
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
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 www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu which
renders the player as a Web page.
Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.

(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on
www.archive.org with similar download, stream and embed links. Just look for
Radio Crystal Blue and the date of the week I published the show (I use the
Sunday date) The shows kept here will remain in perpetuity.

RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE ARCHIVE PROJECT also on www.archive.org Use the search
term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that
don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

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
STAT BLOG
www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
THE VISION:
https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/07/28/my-personal-and-radio-vision/
—–
PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 27 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 6-8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.

*****

There are a number of albums I have yet to review and also sort through before they get into rotation. I actually have few CDs left but that means I haven’t been busy checking in with those who send EPKs. I’ll make the time tonight to knock those out and meanwhile keep watch on those who are close to releasing new albums. Can you listeners be my ears and eyes and let me know what’s new that you’d like to hear?

The true place to start is with a REWIND of last week:
RCB REWIND:
RCB Novus Ordo debuted the newest alfbum from blues/rock veteran Halley DeVestern. Halley had received airplay from me since 2003, when “Superhero Killer” was released. The formula and the personnel have changed little since. Dirt Road Angels released a 15-song album as a debut. The 5 songwriters that make up this supergroup contribute 3 songs each. “Unsatisified” is by Dahlia Wakefield, whom I’ve aired music of once before. The man behind the Yahoo! yodel, Wylie Gustafson, has returned with his latest album, and a nod to older, classic country sounds. The vintage clip of Wylie teaching Conan O’Brien to yodel is not on Youtube but available as a WMV link on his own site, and it’s pretty amusing.

RCB proper: With Folk Alliance International’s large annual gathering taking place in Kansas City this past week, my task was to spin music from a number of artists playing there during the week. I gave you 2 full segments of music, the subjects all invited showcase artists. I spun 15 out of the dozens or so that were nominated. A few others were in the rotation itself. Graham Nash delivered the keynote address; I open this week’s show with a relatively seasonal choice, something from his 3-CD collection “Reflections”. Segment 1: Meg Braun and Elisa Peimer shared billing on February 21 at the Bronxville Women’s Club, Bronxville, NY. Carolann Solebello, The YaYas and Karyn Oliver make up the No Fuss And Feathers Roadshow, who tour March 7-9. Segment 2: Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus, Brian Kalinec, and Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals are part of the Arhaven House Concert series in Austin, March 9, just before SXSW. Segment 3: Jeff Campbell shares billing with songwriting partner Megan Slankard at Room 5 in Los Angeles on March 8. Jeff was part of a triple bill with Clarence Bucaro and Griffin House on February 23 in San Francisco. Tom Principato and Carsie Blanton were among 50 artists that were part of the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival this past weekend, in PA.
 
Both shows were done with yours truly coughing and wheezing, with a decent voice but the head cold truly had its way with me. I fell sick on Monday amidst work stress. The situation took all week to improve. As I type this, I’m just beginning to find my strength again, and I’ve just about stopped sneezing, tho I’m about to trudge into work again, so we’ll see if I’m truly stronger. It wasn’t easy to edit the show after the fact, and that takes enough concentration by itself. The situation at work turned a better corner on Friday and things look even better as I type this on a Monday.
 
Received an insightful comment on the website about my description of genres, and folk in particular. Penny for your thoughts? Comment away.



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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 released before May 2013
accepted. Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Compilations or great concept albums, ones I can feature track-for-track,
are highly encouraged.
Digital albums are acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list.

EPK (those are what we call electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
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. You may have better luck with MusicSubmit as I’m not currently listed with the other two organizations.
If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD
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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