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Radio Crystal Blue 3/2/14 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
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Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
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Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.
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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

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term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that
don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!
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THE 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
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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
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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
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 2/23/14 show info


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/2014/02/rcbnew022314.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/RCBnew022314
VBR M3U: https://archive.org/download/RCBnew022314/RCBnew022314_vbr.m3u

This show was published 2/28/14
74 West “Please Stand By” – Life On Shuffle CD
Winslow “Everyday” – Left Of The Right Direction CD www.winslowsoul.com
Love X Stereo “Fly Over” – Glow EP www.lovexstereo.com
Alien Space Kitchen “Red Planet” – Just ASK CD www.alienspacekitchen.com
Lowell Levinger “Just Can’t Quit The Blues” – Down To The Roots CD www.lowelllevinger.com
Judy Kass “Just Like You” – Better Things CD www.judykassmusic.com

Running time: 50 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.

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/2014/02/rcblive022314.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.
mp3: https://archive.org/download/RCBlive022314/RCBlive022314.mp3

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 2/28/14.

Opening music:

Joy Kills Sorrow “Kill My Sorrow” – Darkness Sure Becomes This City CD
Joy Kills Sorrow “New Man” – This Unknown Science CD
Joy Kills Sorrow “Enlistee” – Wide Awake CD www.joykillssorrow.com

Joy Kills Sorrow announced a hiatus last week

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Chuck Schaeffer “The Earnhardt Jr. Blues” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Eilen Jewell “Radio City” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Spuyten Duyvil “Bitter” – Temptation CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Love It “Scab” – www.loveitmusic.net
Achilles Wheel “First Step In The Wrong Direction” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Belles & Whistles “Rain” – s/t CD www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
The Universal Thump “Angular Banjoes” & “Darkened Sky” – s/t CD www.theuniversalthump.com
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Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution “Storm-A-Comin’ ” (live) – www.brotherjoscephus.com
Vintage Blue “Unchained” – Strike The Mics CD www.vintagebluemusic.com
Schwervon “Big Pink Eraser” – Courage CD www.schwervon.com
Lisa Bianco “Charmed” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
Flashbulb Fires “Marathon” – Gasconader CD www.flashbulbfires.com
Von Shakes “Sit, Wait & Pray” – Bohemia CD www.vonshakes.com
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Tall Tall Trees “Waiting On The Day” – Moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
Jill Cagney “If You Leave Me” – It’s All In How You See Things CD www.jillcagney.com
Jenee Halstead “Building You An Altar” – Raised By Wolves CD www.jeneehalstead.com
Marci Geller “Gotta Love That Man” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
Jennings “Cling To Me” – Take It Or Leave CD www.jennings-music.com
Craig Greenberg “Our Own Way” – Spinning In Time EP www.craiggreenbergmusic.com
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Slaid Cleaves “In The Rain” – Still Fighting The War CD www.slaidcleaves.com
Mark Erelli “Hemlock Grove” – Little Vigils CD www.markerelli.com
Paulo Franco & Shane Cooley “Thorn In My Side” – The Green Porch Sessions CD www.shanecooleymusic.com www.peflmusic.com
Beth Wood “Close Your Eyes, Here We Go” – The Weather Inside CD www.bethwoodmusic.com
Stefilia’s Stone “Winter Sun” – Like The Moon CD www.stefilliasstone.com
Patti DeRosa “Bright Lights” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com

Running time: 190 minutos
Atmosphere: sorrow-killing
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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 9/15/13 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR:
www.cyberpr.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Wampus Multimedia
www.wampus.comRadio 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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http://www.radiocrystalblue.net When you click, it will open within the same
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
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CONTACT:
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VIDEO content:
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TWITTER @radiocblue
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STAT BLOG
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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 September 18 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 songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of each.
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Outside of radio for a moment: I’m still dealing with heavy financial issues and am not sure I’ll have the most important of bills, the rent, paid this month. However there are some very positive changes afoot: I just landed some temporary work and have also begun to field some job interviews. Pending pre-employment matters, I might start in a week. All of this news built up on Friday. I’m practically mesmerized at the speed of it all! Top priority is getting all bills paid, and securing work in whatever form. My personal life will get a lot busier and that means a bit less time for radio work. But this is what I’ve asked for to get my life in order. These events could not have come at a more important time. Donations, of course, are certainly welcome. Your donations helped keep me off the streets before.
I’m not exactly in a celebratory mood. Moreover I am focused on getting the rest of the bills paid, and hoping to save money quickly. Until I find myself in more solid financial footing, I’m staying off the grid for any matters involving the music industry. The podcasts will continue on a weekly basis, time permitting.

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The annotated notes of this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Carolann Solebello’s fourth solo album is released this month, with her brand of urban-folk reintroduced with a newer level of maturity in the songs. Von Shakes is the other NYC/Dublin based band I saw last month at The Grape Room here in Philadelphia, a edgy alternative pop-rock outfit. DP (Daniel Perez) presents indie hip-hop in a style comparable to Fun Lovin’ Criminals.
RCB proper: I retold my story about 9/11 and my gratefulness to be alive to tell the tale. Chris Pan’s 2006 album “All A Dream” is about his take on 9/11 in 3 different moods. Chris has a public-access program on Manhattan Neighborhood Network expanding on some of these ideals. Segment 1: Debut airplay for Matt The Electrician, who also appears on Rebecca Loebe’s recent album. Matt shared billing with Nels Andrews at Don Quixote’s in Felton CA on 9/11, then with Shinyribs (Ken Russell of The Gourds) at Palm’s Playhouse, Winters CA on 9/12. Segment 2 includes more new music from Australian bluegrass outfit Mustered Courage and Russian-American songwriter Marina V. Segment 3: Ellis and Roy Schneider are headline showcase participants at the South West Regional Folk Alliance Conference, held in Austin, 9/26-29. I kept to a rough roots and blues influence with this segment, ending in inspiration (Rani Arbo, Lisa Biales). Segment 4: Terry Rivel’s tune “Angel In Darkness” sounds an awful lot like Buck Owens’ “Streets Of Bakersfield” (could be just my ears). Three songs followed with foreign voices (one each Polish, Chilean, French).
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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:
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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!
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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/RCB Novus Odo 9/8/13


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
(1) Feedplayer at www.radiocrystalblue.net (visible with Flash-supported browsers) Click the pop-up link at the home tab. Each show is available to be streamed and downloaded. You may also put the player up on your site or blog. Archives go back 1 year in time.

If you cannot view the Feedplayer, try a different browser, or get Flash (it’s free), or try my podcast provider:
(2)
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu You will see the FeedPlayer displayed within the Web page.
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was published 9/12:

Carolann Solebello “River” – Steel And Salt CD www.carolannsolebello.com
Waydown Wailers “No Mercy” – State Of The Union CD www.waydownwailers.com
Von Shakes “Your Own Holiday” – Bohemia CD www.vonshakes.com
DP “Big Time” – While You’re Still Young CD www.officialdp.com
Doug MacDonald Band “Shady Avenue” – Mr. Bones CD www.dougmacdonaldband.com
Stefilia’s Stone “Take It Back” – Like The Moon CD www.stefiliasstone.com
 Running time: 45 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
(1) Feedplayer at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net (visible with Flash-supported browsers) Click the pop-up link at the home tab. Each show is available to be streamed and downloaded. You may also put the player up on your site or blog. Archives go back 1 year in time.

If you cannot view the Feedplayer, try a different browser, or get Flash (it’s free), or try my podcast provider:
(2)
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu You will see the FeedPlayer displayed within the Web page.
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 9/12/13

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Opening music: Chris Pan “Not Alone” “Another Look” “In The Knight” – All A Dream CD www.thepan.com
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*Matt The Electrician “Under The Wire” – It’s a Beacon, It’s A Bell CD www.matttheelectrician.com
*Nels Andrews “Small Victories” – Scrimshaw CD www.nelsandrews.com
*Shinyribs “Somebody Else” – Gulf Coast Museum CD www.shinyribs.org
The Western Swing Authority “I’ve Got A Feeling” – All Dolled Up CD www.thewesternswingauthority.com
Daniel Christian “Neon River” – Hold Your Breath CD www.danielchristianmusic.com
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 John Primer & Bob Corritore “Harmonica Joyride” – Knockin’ Around These Blues CD www.johnprimerblues.com www.bobcorritore.com www.deltagroovemusic.com
Mustered Courage “Cruel Alibis” – Powerlines CD www.musteredcourage.com
Justin Levinson & The Valcours “If You’re Happier” – This Side Of Me, This Side Of You CD www.justinlevinson.com
Marina V “Enjoy The Ride” – Inner Superhero CD www.marinav.com
Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “A Kind Of Answered Prayer” – Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Olio “Hello/Goodbye” – Comeback Kings EP www.oliomusic.com
Big Rock Club “Ghosts” – Extinction CD www.bigrockclub.com
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 *Ellis “How Would It Be” – Whereever You Are CD set www.ellis-music.com
*Roy Schneider “Fill The Well” – Walls That Talk CD www.royschneider.com
McMule “Rattle and Moan” – Whiskeytalk CD www.mcmule.com
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Will Your House Be Blessed” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
Lisa Biales with Ricky Nye & The Paris Blues Band “Strange Things Happening Every Day” – Singing In My Soul CD www.lisabiales.com
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Terry Rivel “Angel in Darkness” – Broken People CD www.terryrivelsongs.com
Greg Klyma “Zosia Meets St. Anne” – Pianomandonation CD www.klyma.com
Emily Pinkerton “Pajarito en Sol” – Ends Of The Earth CD www.emilypinkerton.com
Jean Mann “Chanson d’Amour” – Dream Of Goats CD www.jeanmann.net
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Closing music: Chicha Libre “Indian Summer” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 2 hours, 52 minutos
Atmosphere: present-tensional
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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