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Saturday, April 28, 2007

"V" is for Video

And with this video of The Aislers Set, I kick off my video-packed A-Z list:

The Aislers Set (with another version of "Hit the Snow")
Belle & Sebastian
Crooked Fingers
The Decemberists
Fountains of Wayne
Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service)
The Hold Steady (edging out the obscure and videoless Haywood)
Imperial Teen
Karmella's Game
Led Zeppelin (they can't all be indie!)
Monarch (with apologies to Mates of State and The Mountain Goats)
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Old 97's
The Push Kings
Q and Not U (I'm totally lying; my favorite "Q" is Queensr├┐che)
The Russian Futurists
Too Much Joy
Uncle Tupelo
The Vaselines (and Nirvana covering them)
The Weakerthans
Yo La Tengo
Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer (with a nod to Warren Zevon)

Enjoy the tunes...and I hope you're excited for our A-Z Spring Fund Drive!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

From A to Z...

Let's start at the top...

A - Alexi Murdoch...our very first emerging artist and one of the most authentic artists around today.

B - Beck...always one step ahead.

C - Cash...Johnny Cash

D - Dylan...nuff said

E - Elvis...

F - Fools & Horses...gotta get some B-More music in this list

G - Gnarls Barkely...still crazy

H - Hendrix...

I - Iron & Wine...one of the few artists who can write songs that are 9 minutes + and I still want more...

J - Jeff Buckley...one can only imagine

K - The Killers...they make me wanna drive really fast

L - Lily Allen...what a firecracker

M - Dave Matthews Band...possibly the most grounded band in rock n roll

N - Neil or Norah...pick one

O - Oasis...whether the music or the bickering, you gotta love it all!

P - Pearl Jam...Ten is still one of the most freq. played records in my CD player

Q - Quincy Jones...HE PRODUCED THRILLER!!!

R - Red Hot Chili Peppers...John Frusciante is an amazing story himself, but a band that just seems unstoppable

S - Stones'....Rolling, Sly, Joss

T - Traffic...Mr. Fantasy still one of the greatest debuts of all-time

U - U2...that's an easy one

V - Vans...Morrison & Hunt

W - Waits...I'm working my way backwards through his catalogue and it is truly amazing

X - X

Y - Yusuf...aka Cat Stevens, I feel like I'm cheating on this one, but it's getting tough

Z - Zappa...let's end with another tie to B-More

Alpha Beta Cal

26 artists may sound like a lot, but when you do it Alphabetically it's FUN!
Talk with your co-workers, friends & family; see how many they can come up with in one sitting. Submit yours here and be sure to listen in as we start with A on May 5th.

Here is my list of artists from A to Z:

Albert Hammond Jr.
Concerte Blonde
Steve Earle
Gnarls Barkley
John Hiatt
Imogen Heap
Jerry Lee Lewis
Ben Kweller
G. Love
Arctic Monkeys
North Mississippi Allstars
Old 97s
Brothers Past
Son Volt
Temple of the Dog
Uncle Tupelo
Victor Wooton
Lucinda Williams
Xavier Rudd
Neil Young
Frank Zappa

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Steph's A to Z

Luv a little challenge ... and wanted a few "extra points"... so searched for some X bands and thanks to the help of a "Ask Us Now" librarian (check out bcplonline.org) found some. But... haven't had a chance to listen to any of them yet!! Maybe our WTMD programmers will decide to play one or two!!

Amos Lee
Citizen Cope
Nick Drake
Ben Folds
Buddy Guy
Jimi Hendrix
Josh Rouse
Lenny Kravitz
Led Zeppelin
Alexi Murdoch
Pink Floyd
Rolling Stones
Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Thorns
Van Hunt
The Who

Xcessive - Pop Rock
Xcountry - Country
Xkizofrenia - Progressive Metal
Xoch - Pop
Xrayok - Alternative Rock

Yo La Tengo
Ziggy Marley

Monday, April 23, 2007

John's A To Z Clash

All The Young Punks(Boots & Contracts)
Brand New Cadillac
Death Or Glory
English Civil War
Four Horsemen
Guns Of Brixton
I Fought The Law
Julies Been Working For The Drug Squad
Know Your Rights
London's Calling
The Magnificent Seven
North South
Overpowered By Funk
Police On My Back
Rudie Can't Fail
Spanish Bombs
Train in Vain
Wrong'Em Boyo


So whats happenin music people.... Been crazy over here.. Dr.Dog was amazing last week and i can't wait for the first thursday show with Eva & Julian... its going to be awsome. But anyways i wanted to share some of my artist lists for the a to z fundrive.
Andrew WK, Amos Lee, Anjelique Kidjo, Ani Difranco, Anthrax, Arcade Fire, Aqualung, Arctic Monkeys, Ari Hest, Atmosphere, At The Drive in, Augustana, Audioslave, Avett Bros., Art of Noise, ALO, Animals, Abba , Allman Brothers, Ataris, AFI, A Tribe called quest, Aaron Neville, AC/DC, Acoustic Alchemy, Adam Sandler, Aretha Franklin, Air supply, Air, Al Green, Alice in Chains, Alien ant farm, Alexi Murdoch, Allison Krauss, All american Rejects, Allmighty Senators, Amy Winehouse, Anders Osbourne, And you will know us by the trail of dead, Albert Hammond and Andrew Bird

butthole surfers, bush, byrds, buzzcocks, b-52's, bachman turner overdrive, badfinger, badly drawn boy, baha men, bangles, barenaked ladies, barry white, bb king, beach boys, beastie boys, beatles, beck, bee gee's, beenie man, bela fleck, ben folds, ben kweller, ben lee, better than ezra, beth orton, beta band, bessie smith (bessie smith was one of the first blues musicians and helped mold all of modern music) Big audio dynamite, big bad voodoo daddy, big head todd and the monsters, bill withers, billie holiday, billy corgan, billy idol, billy joel, black crowes, black eyed peas, black keys, black label society, BRMC, black sabbath, bloc party, blonde redhead, blink 182, blind faith, blind boys of alabama, bloodhound gang, blues travler, blur, blue oyster cult, bob marley, bob seeger, bob mould, bon jovi, boston, butterfly boucher, bowling for soup, brand new heavies, brandi carlisle, Bravery, brian eno, brian setzer, bright eyes, broken social scene, bruse cockburn, brothers past, buckcherry, buena vista social club, buffalo springfield, burning spear and Built to Spill

now for some that are a little harder....
Vanessa Carlton, Van Halen, Van Hunt, Van Morrison, Vandals, Vanilla ice, Velvet revolver, Velvet Underground, Vertical horizon, Veruca Salt, Verve pipe, Vic Chesnut, Vietnam, Vienna Tang, Vince Gill, Vines, Violent Femmes, Virginia Coalition, Vida Blue and Von Bondies

Will hoge, Warren Haynes, Wallflowers, War, Warren Zevon, We are scientists, Weather report, Ween, Weezer, Wierd Al Yankovitch, Whispers, Wheatus, What made milwaukee famous, White Zombie, White Stripes, White Rabbits, Who, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Will smith, Willie Nelson, Willy porter, Wilson Pickett, Wolfmother, World Party, Wood Brothers and Woody Guthrie

XTC, Xavier Rudd, X-ecutioners, xzibit, Mia-x, Sadat-x

Yanni, Yardbirds, Yeah yeah yeahs, Yellowcard, YES, Yoko Ono, Young Dubliners, Yellowjackets, Yo la Tengo

Ziggy Marley, Zutons, Zap Mama, Zwan, Zebrahead, zero 7, ZZ top, john Zorn, Frank Zappa

I am asking everyone... Please, please please.... come up with some others... you don't really want to hear Yanni for an hour do you?????

Tyler's A-Z List

Just to let everyone know there are far too many B, S, and A bands but here is my list

1. Allman Brothers Band
2. Beastie Boys/ Beatles
3. Cold War Kids
4. Decemberists
5. Eric Clapton
6. Furious Love Kids
7. G. Love & the Special Sauce
8. The Hold Steady
9. Incubus
10. Jimi Hendrix
11. Kings of Leon
12. Led Zeppelin
13. The Mars Volta
14. N.E.R.D.
15. Oasis
16. Pink Floyd
17. Queens of the Stone Age
18. Rage Against The Machine
19. Silversun Pickups
20. Talking Heads
21. The Urge
22. Vietnam
23. Weezer
24. Xploding Plastix
25. The Yardbirds
26. Zappa

The Membership Assistant's Favorite Artists- A to Z

Go A to Z with TMD!
This took me forever... try it! It's tough to choose.
A- Aerosmith and Annie Lennox
B- Beck and The Beatles
C- Chris Cornell (duh) and Counting Crows
D- Dylan and The Decemberists
E- Eric Clapton and Eminem
F- Feist
G- Gomez
H- Heart
I- Incubus
J- Janis Joplin
K- The Killers
L- Liz Phair
M- Modest Mouse
N- Norah Jones
O- Ozzy
P- Pearl Jam
Q- Queen
R- Damien Rice
S- Snoop and Soundgarden
T- Tori Amos
U- U2
V- Van Morrison and Violent Femmes
W- Widespread Panic
Y- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Z- Ziggy Marley

Alphabet City

OK, it's my turn up to bat for our A-Z fundrive.

Alison Kraus- beautiful voice and fiddle proves a Grammy winning combo.
Bo Deans- I must have seen the boys from Waukesha, Wisconsin half a dozen times. A modern day Everly Brothers.
Chris Whitley- late slide player may finally be getting his long deserved due on DISLOCATION BLUES with Aussie bluesman Jeff Lang.
Dan Penn- I'm a sucker for soul and Dan, uh, penned...some of the greatest: "Do Right Women, Do Right Man", "Dark End of the Street" and "I'm Your Puppet." Check out his solo record DO RIGHT MAN.
Echo and the Bunnymen- Sporting wispy, eraser hairstyles, E + TB crafted some of the 80's darkest and catchiest tunes.
FEIST- brimming with talent...can't wait for the new record.
David Gray- I'm still partial to those early recordings like A CENTURY ENDS and FLESH. David's vocals were inspired, raw and passionate...kind of like the first Ray LaMontagne album.
H.E.M.- soft spot in my heart for my first guests on MORNING SESSIONS. They work well in commercials too.
Chris Isaak- a man that continues to humbly make the kind of music he grew up loving. And he had a damn good tv show that I miss!
The Jam- I love Paul Weller and I happen to come of age (if you can call 10 years old "of age") during the whole punk/mod thing over in England. "Going Underground" is still one of my all time faves.
Keane- the things these three guys can do with a piano, a high-octave voice and crafty songwriting amazes me with every listen. Big, big sound!
Lyle Lovett- two "L's" for good measure! There's nothing more fun than a Lyle Lovett show
Morrissey- A guy that can inspire Elvis-like devotion and make misery such lovely company, I tip my hat and insert my cd's.
Norah Jones- Still drinking the Kool Aide
The Oranges Band- I get a huge kick out of the Oranges- Roman's voice is just one of those distinctive instruments that you never forget and their sunny approach to music can't help but make you smile. Honoarble mention to The Ocean Blue.
Paul Weterberg- There are few artist whose influence on some of your current TMD favorites is so profound.
Queen- duh!
Radiohead- making prog rock sound credible, gotta love Thom Yorke.
Scissor Sisters- you know, I would normally leave this one to Steve, but after watching them on the Brit Awards...wow!
Talking Heads- here come three of my favorites of all time...
U2- you expected Carrie Underwood?
Vietnam- So far, they've got my favorite album of 2007.
Wilco- can't wait for the show at MPP!
Xavier Rudd- love this guy! An Australian surfer with something to say.
Yellowman- Clint Thomas would love me for this one! Jamaica's first dancehall reggae superstar!
the Zutons....

OK, now it's your turn!


Here is my list as WTMD goes A-Z. I hope this keeps the ideas flowing. Don't forget to post your ideas.

Animal Liberation Orchestra
Ben Harper
Collective Soul
Dave Brubeck
Elliott Smith
George Harrison
Herbie Hancock
Iron and Wine
Keller Williams
Mason Jennings
Queens Of The Stone Age
Stone Temple Pilots
Tribe Called Quest
Velvet Underground
Xavier Rudd
Yo La Tengo

Lovett tries to remember the Alphabet as TMD Goes A to Z

Well hopefully I don't miss any letters, I've decided to give a band name for each letter followed by some words.

Alicia Keys - Great Soulful Singer and Piano Player...great way to start the day
Blink-182 - My favorite song, Going Away To College
Coldpl...I mean Creedence Clearwater Revival - Yea buddy!
Dave Matthews Band - I could write a 14 page essay on why I like DMB, or just say, I love the music
Eminem - Marshall Mathers is an extremely talented song writer
Foo Fighters - Dave Grohl is my hero! No pun intended
Goldfinger - Great punkish band in my opinion
Hootie and the Blowfish - Yes.
Incubus - The band I listened too in cars...driving
Jewel - Laugh all you want...okay really, Jurassic 5
Kumbaya - It's not a band but it's an awesome campfire song
Long Beach Dub Allstars - I spent my high school summers listening to LBDAS
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Have you ever had to knock on wood?
Nine Inch Nails - You bring me closer...
Oasis - Afterall you're my wonderwall
Pussycat Dolls - Yea buddy!
Queen - We are the champions? Or Bohemian Rhapsody?
REO Speedwagon - Do I have to say why?
Sugar Ray - Every morning when I wake up...
Third Eye Blind - I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend
Usher - If I could dance like that...I would be in the TV Business
Vitamin C - Reminds me of prom...just kidding...Violent Femmes - Try not to have them stuck in your head
Wallflowers - I just got a new car...it has 2 headlights
Xibit - Cmon Pimp My Ride!
Young Guns - wait thats a movie...Yo Yo Ma - Great Celloist!
ZZ Top - I want their beards...who wouldnt? Ohya and the sunglasses

Well thats me A-Z, Lovett or Leave It
-Producer Guy Andrew