Monday, August 24, 2009

Old Man Dreamin' Review by Michelle Williams

Monday, August 17, 2009

John Batdorfs' "Will I Love You Forever?" debuts on Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo 8/16/09

Posted with Permission from Dan Herman


Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. This is a live internet radio show, heard each week on Live365. The show airs on Sundays 530pm-645pm before Radio Crystal Blue which airs at 7pm.

Listen here:
(1) Syndication through Radio Bracknell 8/22/09 1pm ET and 8/25/09 7pm ET

(1a) Syndication through Free Radio Jackson
reeradiojackson 8/22/09 10pm ET

(2)via Archive:
and the BigContact FeedPlayer on the Archive page.
(3) All links are duplicated at my new Google site:

This show will be kept on the page for at least 4 weeks.

(4)Podcast: RSS :

Kylie Edmond "Mine For The Day" - CD single
Hope Machine "Just A Messenger" - Big Green CD
The Westerners "One World Blues" - Beautiful Departed CD
Trashed On Fiction "safety net" - Words Trails Maps CD
Drive In Saturday "The Better Part" - CD single
Dahlia Wakefield "In Retrospect" - Down This Road CD
Sister Girl "Lonesome Rambler" - s/t CD
Ace NoFace "Concept" - Toxic Charm CD
John Batdorf "Will I Love You Forever" - Old Man Dreamin' CD
Michael Troy "Hard Knocks" - Mill Town Boy CD

Running time: 77 minutes

p.s.: All audio used under a Creative Commons 3.0, non-derivative, non-commercial license. This means you can't take apart my show and share in partial format...nor may you use my show for commercial purposes. Do so at your karmic peril.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

"Me and My Guitar" featured on Just Right Radio/Plenty Valley FM Australia

Blog Posted on Myspace in the US on Sunday, August 16, 2009 for the Playlist from 16 August 2009 from Just Right! Radio in Australia.

Music from the 60's right through to tomorrow's hits... the superstars to the unknowns... as long as "it's not too heavy... not too light..." you'll hear it all on Just Right! - Sundays (in Australia) with Dorian White, from 10am-noon, on your local station 88.6 Plenty Valley FM!

Here's the (late) playlist from this morning!
(typo's and links will have to wait till tomorrow)

Crosby & Nash - "Lay Me Down"
Twinnset - "Watching The Cars Go By"
Amy Wadge - "One More Day"
Zerafina Zara - "Waiting For The Rain"
Matt Corby - "Take All Of Me"
Shiraz Tilley - "Silent Ones"
Big Life Desire - "She's Got It All"
Barry Eaton - "It's Alright"
Terry Holder - "Don't Forget"
Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements - "Laraine"
John Vaughan - "I Still Have A Suitcase In Berlin"
Bartholomew Bishop - "Hey Mister Seeger"

Faith No More - "Evidence"
Batdorf & Rodney - "Me And My Guitar"
Diana Z - "All I Want"
The Audreys - "Small Things"
Worldfly featuring Julia Messenger - "Innocence"
Melinda Schneider with Paul Kelly - "Still Here"
Little Birdy - "Confetti"
Chris Costa - "It's Warm Here"
Rob Heath - "Watching"
Alexa Ray Joel - "Come Home To Me Do"

Comments/suggestions/requests? Message Dorian White on one of the above myspace or facebook sites!

Next Just Right! in 2 weeks time due to TAC football next Sunday morning!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday 8/16/09 - One song from "Old Man Dreamin'" debuting on Radio Crystal Blue

Hi ! Dan Herman here. Brief note to inform you I will air one song from "Old Man Dreamin'" on 8/16/09 on Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo. RCB Novus Ordo is a show where I spin one song each, to be determined, from 10 different new CDs. Future airplay will be considered for my standard show, Radio Crystal Blue. RCB Novus Ordo airs 530-645 pm EST on the Live365 Network of internet radio programs.

Here's how to tune in:
This program airs on Live365 on Sundays 530pm EDT Fans can tune in with the following methods:

(1) LIVE365 or the links at The show airs starting 5:30pm EST. I will have the server on at 5:25pm *Click the yellow 'mic' button on the station page during the time the show airs live. This opens the listening window. Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo runs 60-90 minutes *Please IGNORE the "this station is currently not available" statement on this page. It's just a formality I can't remove. *Turn off all pop-up-blocker software *Listen to Live365 with your favorite audio player or mobile device! *Firefox and Safari browser users can use the Live365 Flash player.

(1a)Syndication through Free Radio Jackson
This edition will be rebroadcast once on this sister Live365 station Saturday 8/22 10pm ET

(2) Syndication through Radio Bracknell
This edition will be rebroadcast twice on Saturday, August 22, at 1pm EST, and then Tuesday, August 25, 7pm EST on Radio Bracknell, a community-based internet radio station in Bracknell, UK. Go to their website for info on how to listen.

(3) Archive page at
*Click the .ram streams or the .mp3 downloads at the beginnings of each playlist. *Listen with the free (basic) RealOneplayer *The show in both parts will be uploaded just hours after its completion. I plan to have the show uploaded within hours *All archived shows are being kept for at least 4 weeks after the live ones.

Stream shows after-the-fact in my FeedPlayer at
Click the different glyphs to hear earlier shows, get the mp3 and RSS feeds.
RSS has other ways to make the audio accessible. *As with the archives, the shows from the last several weeks are always available. One song will be spun sometime during my show. Due to FCC regulations I cannot reveal when it will air or which song.

Any further airplay will take place on Radio Crystal Blue proper. Please spread the word, and thanks for reading.

Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue: Indie freeform internet radio since October 2000.
Live365 live show: Sundays 7pm-1am or so ET
RCB Novus Ordo show (for CD debuts): Sundays 530pm-645pm EDT...
syndicated through Radio Bracknell, Saturdays 1pm ET, Tuesdays 7pm ET
and Free Radio Jackson, Saturdays 10pm ET
Archives/ Field Recordings/Podcasts:
Sponsored by District Records:
Ariel Publicity:
Miles High Productions:
NYC bookings:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sun August 23rd -- John Batdorf and Dan Navarro Dual CD Release Party

Sunday, 23 August 2009 at 6pm
John Batdorf and Dan Navarro
Dual CD-Release Party
Thousand Oaks Library
Thousand Oaks, California
RSVP to Renee Bodie
John is celebrating the release of his new CD: OLD MAN DREAMIN'
RadioIndy Artist Page with Review of the new CD
Dan is celebrating the release of his new CD: DAN NAVARRO WITH STONEHONEY LIVE AT McCABE'S (2009)
See the Facebook Evite Here
This is a DON'T MISS IT!! event!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

"I Will Rise" from OLD MAN DREAMIN' featured on Just Right Radio/Plenty Valley FM Australia

Blog Posted on Myspace in the US on Saturday, August 08, 2009 for the Playlist from 9 August 2009 from Just Right! Radio in Australia.

Music from the 60's right through to tomorrow's hits... the superstars to the unknowns... as long as "it's not too heavy... not too light..." you'll hear it all on Just Right! - Sundays (in Australia) with Dorian White, from 10am-noon, on your local station 88.6 Plenty Valley FM!

This morning's playlist!

Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"
Yusuf - "World O' Darkness"
John Batdorf - "I Will Rise"
Sue Ray - "Black Is The Colour"
Carus Thompson - "On My Way"
Caroline - "Tasman Place"
Guava - "Just You Wait"
Heath Whitelock - "Fall"
Matthew deZoete - "Waving From The Rail"
Martin Kerr - "Fireflies"
Istvan - "Love"
Pauline Kyllonen - "Wasn't Thinking About You"

Martin and James - "Not Alone"
Raphael Mead - "Blue Yonder"
Paul Abro - "Angels Collide"
Robin Auld - "Beautiful Things"
Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements - "You Loved Me Better"
Terry Holder - "Satellite"
Bartholomew Bishop - "Back Together"
Lucie Thorne - "The Upfield Line"
JT (John Tomaino) - "Blue Tune"
Shiraz Tilley - "Apple Tree"
Dave Bishop - "Taken Home"
Nicholas Roy - "So Close"

Comments/suggestions/requests? Message Dorian White on one of the above myspace or facebook sites!

Friday, August 7, 2009

John Batdorf on "Featured Musicians and Artists" blog

From the Featured Musicians and Artists
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Published Friday, August 7, 2009

John Batdorf

Featured artists who are truly talented yet under-recognized are hard to come by. It seems that in today’s reality TV world, musicians are most likely found on popular shows such as American Idol or America’s Got Talent. Unfortunately, that leaves little room for the musical talent that comes with years of experience and industry know-how. John Batdorf is no exception and is this week’s featured artist.

John Batdorf began his career back in the 70’s becoming partners with Mark Rodney and forming the band Batdorf & Rodney. This was a time when famous artists’ like James Taylor and Jimmy Buffet told tales of family, love, relationships, vacations, and even what they had for dinner. While the 70’s produced legendary hits, it was also easier to get in the performing industry making for a multi-million dollar profit for the record labels. Unfortunately, the labels didn’t always look out for the performers. The industry was booming though it was poorly regulated. Many artists made little or no profits during the first years of being signed while the record labels took the credit and the money of many number one hits. The 70’s were a difficult time to catch frequent plays on mainstream radio. John Batdorf unfortunately fell to this circus-like arena.

While Batdorf & Rodney may have had musical tracks that could easily compete with those of Jefferson Starship and The Eagles, their music wasn’t promoted as good as it could have been, and the team soon broke up. John Batdorf didn’t walk away from his love for music. Instead, unlike other unrecognized talented musicians, John went on to compose Promised Land, Touched by an Angel, and provided back-up vocals for super successful musicians such as Rod Stewart and David Lee Roth. Even though John wasn’t producing number one tracks, his love for music never waffled and he continued to write and sing hoping that one-day his music would be heard once again. It wasn’t until thirty years later that John would reunite with Mark, producing a newer album complete with the knowledge and experience gained during their three-decade hiatus. John Batdorf’s new music provides the comfort and tales of the Woodstock era while addressing the social concerns of today. Additionally, John Batdorf’s albums provide those who love 70’s music with the same feel yet different songs. Once you have listened to the same songs for almost forty years, they become monotonous (though still great). John Batdorf’s music provides a glimpse into the past, a haven for those who lived there complete with new and improved melodies, which soothe the soul.

Today, John Batdorf is back and better than ever. The song “What D’Ya Got” touches on today’s social concerns and economic difficulties and is perhaps the reason that I elected to feature him as this week’s musical artist. As with many of John’s other songs, “What D’Ya Got” has a story that is heartfelt which can deeply connect with listeners across any age, gender or ethnicity and easily appeals to fans of most any musical genre. It takes a multitude of talent to combine a satirical tone, serious concerns, love and hardship with a splash of comedy and realism. John Batdorf has accomplished this within his four-minute song “What D’Ya Got”. This song is a bit of country, a splash of Indie, and a whole lot of feeling. It is unique, which is why John Batdorf has an age-old core following that has loved him since his first albums during the 70’s. While John Batdorf’s music is quite popular among the XM radio channels, once again it hasn’t hit mainstream FM stations. This is quite perplexing to anyone who hears his music. “What D’Ya Got” would have made it as a number one hit already if famous artist such as Toby Keith, Allan Jackson or Tim McGraw were performing it. This is not because either of them can sing it any better or perform it any differently, it is simply because John Batdorf hasn’t gained the notoriety of the aforementioned performers. With that said, I know that once you listen to John Batdorf’s music, his masterful lyrics will ring in your ears during the silence reminding you that true happiness and joy reaches far beyond materialistic pleasures.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Note from John: Successful Northern California Trip

Now that I have caught my breath, I just wanted to say what a great time I had in Northern California last weekend. I kicked off my Old Man Dreamin' support tour at Pierre and Leighs' house concert series in Penryn on Friday. As usual, they were fantastic hosts and always seem to fill the place. It was my fourth time there and really appreciate their support. Saturday, I played in Carmel Valley at a songwriters' showcase hosted by Kiki Wow. I performed outside on a patio and the crowd was great and very appreciative. The restaurant were about as friendly and generous as any folks I have ever met. I was with Steve Smith and Charlette Fuggetta and they fed us all and wouldn't let us pay for a thing. What hosts and the food was great! Sunday I recorded a podcast with Michael Gaither and played a house concert in San Martin hosted by Dan Holden that evening. It was Dans' first house concert and he did a really great job. I played outside and it was a beautiful evening and a fun event. I had Monday off and performed in San Luis Obispo on Tuesday as a featured artist at songwriters showcase hosted by Steve Key, I usually don't like performing at these events much but this one was really different. Steve surrounded my set with some really fine talent and the place was packed. Any act performing in Central California should look into playing there.

I have hired a radio promotions firm here in LA, M:M Music that come highly recommended. They give me the best chance at getting national airplay and so I am very excited about that. I also have a tentative CD release party here in LA on August 23rd that I will post as soon as the host posts it!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"I Thought I'd Try a Love Song" from OLD MAN DREAMIN' featured on Just Right Radio - Plenty Valley FM, Australia 8/2/09

Blog Posted on Myspace in the US on Saturday, August 01, 2009 for the Playlist from 2 August 2009 from Just Right! Radio in Australia:

Music from the 60's right through to tomorrow's hits... the superstars to the unknowns... as long as "it's not too heavy... not too light..." you'll hear it all on Just Right! - Sundays (in Australia) with Dorian White, from 10am-noon, on your local station 88.6 Plenty Valley FM!

Andddddddddd here's the latest playlist from this morning!

Katie Melua - "I Think It's Going To Rain Today"
The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun"
Crowded House - "Four Seasons In One Day"
Cilla Jane - "A Dream Of Mine"
Tom Bolton - "All I Can Do"
Kate Eve - "The Wind Comes And Goes"
##John Batdorf - "I Thought I'd Try A Love Song"##
Tracy Newman & The Reinfocements - "Diane Wants A Man"
Terry Holder - "Sail Good-Bye"
Alabama - "Feels So Right"
Kaylah Anne - "I'll Just Be On My Own"
Melanie Horsnell - "Because I Do"
Lior & Sia - "I'll Forget You"

Leo Sayer - "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (2008 version)
Little Birdy - "Into My Arms"
Kizzy - "I Believe"
Hussy Hicks - "If I Had Your Heart"
Tall Poppies - "Drinking Life"
Barry Eaton with Kyle Newman - "Heavy Water"
Rhoderic Land - "All You Have"
John Vaughan - "State Secrets"
Chris Costa - "Giorgia"
Joshua Grierson - "Oh Caroline Revised"
Jason August - "Boston"
Ben Harper & Relentless7 - "Skin Thin"

Please message Dorian White as follows with any comments/suggestions/requests!