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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mix Tape Thursday, 3/19/09

WTMD listeners take over the airwaves with three-to-five song sets on Thursday.

Submit your own mixtape and enter a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see Depeche Mode and Peter, Bjorn and John at Nissan Pavilion!

6 a.m. Elisabeth Hyleck

They seem to fit - and I had to go with the concert theme!

  • "Amsterdam," by Peter, Bjorn and John
  • "Nothing," by Depeche Mode
  • "Clark Gable," by The Postal Service
  • "Blue Savannah," by Erasure

8 a.m. Jennifer Brasher

They represent stages in relationships: happy, complaining, obsessing, gone but missing, and finally alone. And the middle three are linked by artist or title.
  • "Another Day," by Jamie Lidell
  • "You Don't Treat Me No Good," by Sonia Dada
  • "Dorina," by Dada
  • "Corina, Corina," by Ray Peterson
  • "Lonely Blue Boy," by Conway Twitty

10 a.m. Shawn Crow

These are my honest-to-goodness top 5 desert island songs. I didn't worry about appearing worldly or well-listened. Each song genuinely moves me. Keep up the awesomeness!
  • "Fields of Gold," by Eva Cassidy
  • "In the Basement," by Etta James
  • "The Sweetest Drop," by Peter Murphy
  • "Mercenary Territory," by Little Feat;
  • "Can't Get No Grindin' or Champagne & Reefer," by Muddy Waters

12 p.m. Carly Wais

Ghost Theme!!! Plus, I love all of these songs, and I really want to win those free tickets!
  • "Walking with a Ghost," by Tegan and Sara
  • "Ghosts Under Rocks," by Ra Ra Riot
  • "Little Ghost," by I'm from Barcelona
  • "Is There a Ghost?," by Band of Horses
  • "Fake Palindromes," by Andrew Bird

4 p.m. Kathy Judge

These songs make me smile!
  • "Hole in the Moon," by The Waterboys
  • "My Doorbell," by The White Stripes
  • "Hiroshima," by Ben Folds
  • "Acid Tongue," by Jenny Lewis
  • "Penguins," by Lyle Lovett

6 p.m. Derrick Dallas

  • "Puppets," by Depeche Mode
    This has always been my favorite of Depeche Mode's lesser-played songs and Speak and Spell was my first DM album.
  • "Five Years," by David Bowie
    Always a huge Bowie fan, and listening to this song still gives me chills.
  • "The First Time I Met the Blues," by Buddy Guy
    Truly a great blues song and Buddy does it incredible justice.
  • "Raining in Baltimore," by Counting Crows
    I heard this track on an episode of Homicide: Life on the Streets, and realized that I owned such a great song.
  • "Safety in Numbers," by Crack the Sky
    The very first song I heard from CTS. I think they're the most under-appreciated local area band. Their music was incredible and had so much more depth than some hits of today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Live from Mobtown Studios

Mobtown Studios has been hosting free micro-shows for local bands in their recording space on Charles St. in Baltimore. ellen cherry, Red Sammy and now the Eureka Birds have been their guests and the music coming from these shows is amazing and sounds fantastic.

You can stream the shows here:
Eureka Birds
ellen cherry
Red Sammy

Oh, and Mobtown Studios also will record your album for you.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players Turn Memories Into Sweet Music

Witty, kitchy, vaudeville-style inde rock is one way to decribe, at least, the music of the Trachtenberg Family (Dad Jason on guitar and vocals, Mom Tina on vocals and sixteen-year-old Rachael on drums and vocals).

But, what you see at a Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players show (which drops by the Ottobar Wednesday night) is an enteriely surreal experience.

Vintage slides culled from anoymous strangers at estate sales are shown on a screen as the music hilariously and often movingly tells their stories.

I'll chat with Jason on the TMD Morning Show Wed. at around 820am!

In the meantime, check out what the incredible, edible egg meant to some people from the 70's. It looks similar to some of my Easter egg hunts!

and let's take a Mountain Trip to Japan!