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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mix Tape Thursday, 5/21/09

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

7 a.m. Kathleen Milbourne

I call these "Morrissey Songs Not Sung By Morrissey." Basically, songs that capture the trademark awesome lyricism and delivery of the great man, and are fabulous songs in and of themselves, as well.

Cilla Black is actually one of Moz's childhood favorites, and I think you can see her influence on him, as well.

* "The Prayer," by Bloc Party
* "Lost in the Plot," by The Dears
* "Barricade," by Stars
* "I've Been Wrong Before," by Cilla Black

9 a.m. Alyssa Stokes

These songs have a great mix of humor, emotion and energy.
Truly original and all around fun listening!

* "Trashcan," by Delta Spirit
* "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," by Flaming Lips
* "Sipping on Sweet Nectar," by Jens Lekman
* "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa," by Vampire Weekend

11 a.m. Amanda Torbit

These are songs that WTMD has turned me onto.

I would have never found without listening to this radio station and now I can't imagine my life without them. Well, besides Patty Griffin--she's just my favorite and I love her so every list must have a Patty song.

* "In My Life," by Warren Haynes
* "Taste of Danger," by Jonatha Brooke and Davy Knowles
* "Gavin's Song," by Marc Broussard
* "You Don't See It," by The Duhks
* "Forgiveness," by Patty Griffin

1 p.m. Ryan Gardiner

I can never make it through these songs' respective albums without repeating these tracks.

* "We're the Same," by Matthew Sweet
* "You Are My Face," by Wilco
* "Smile," by The Jayhawks
* "Cannonball," by Damien Rice

5 p.m. Drew Walker

With no ticket to All Good yet, I decided to pick the top five songs I want to hear at Bonnaroo this year.

* "Hockey," by 3 a.m. Spanish
* "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked," by Cage the Elephant
* "100 Yard Dash," by Raphael Saadiq
* "Out at Sea," by Heartless Bastards
* "Wilson," by Phish

7 p.m. Jay Somers

Hey man, what can I say? I got a fever and the only cure is some Bens!

* "Catch My Disease," by Ben Lee
* "Landed," by Ben Folds
* "Wasted and Ready," by Ben Kweller
* "Bruised," by The Bens
* "Steal My Kisses," by Ben Harper

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Led Zeppelin Tops WTMD Staff Picks for Greatest Artists

The WTMD staff is a small, but highly opinionated group of music lovers, and when asked to identify the 10 Greatest Artists of All Time, responses spanned from 311 to U2, Diana Ross to The Boss.

But the popular consensus is that Led Zeppelin is The Greatest Artist of All Time . . . at least as determined by 13 people in May 2009.

Be sure to rock the vote by submitting your 15 Greatest Artists by 12 p.m. Saturday, May 23rd.

We'll start counting down the 897 Greatest Artists of All Time on June 1st!

Erik Deatherage, Morning Show Host

Bob Marley;
John Lennon;
The Clash;
Joni Mitchell;
James Brown;
Neko Case;
Peter Gabriel;
Thomas Dolby;
Van Morrison

Tyler Laporte, Mid-Day Host; Music Director

The Band
Led Zeppelin
The Beastie Boys
The Beatles (George is my boy)
Eric Clapton
Miles Davis
Pink Floyd
Jimi Hendrix

John Mathews, Afternoon Host; TMD Roadhouse Host

Jimi Hendrix
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
Junior Wells
Bob Dylan
Pete Droge
B.B. King
The Clash
Tom Petty
Peter Frampton
Death Cab For Cutie

Billy Zero, Program Director, All-Request Lunch Host

Pink Floyd
Bob Dylan
Led Zeppelin
Elton John
Fleetwood Mac
Bob Marley
Eric Clapton
Michael Jackson

Ryan "Bug" Glaeser, Operations Manager; Stuck in the Jam Host

Led Zeppelin
The Rolling Stones
FFHH (Full Disclosure: Bug's in the band)
Buddy Guy
James Brown

Don Rogers, Weekend Host

Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Black Sabbath
The Ramones
AC/DC (Bonn Scott only)
Ryan Adams
The Beach Boys

Nick Jackson, Videographer; Baltimore Unsigned Producer

The Beatles
Bob Dylan
Led Zeppelin
Bob Marley
Eric Clapton
The Clash
Louis Armstrong
The Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
Simon and Garfunkel

Steve Yasko
, General Manager

Bruce Springsteen
Elton John
Electric Light Orchestra
The Mamas and the Papas
Diana Ross and The Supremes
Mahalia Jackson
The Who
Elvis Presley
George Jones
Billie Holiday

Andrew Lovett, Producer

Foo Fighters
Dave Matthews Band
The Temptations
The Supremes
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stevie Wonder
Little Richard

Melissa Lauren,Weekend Host

The Beatles
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zeppelin
The Clash
Talking Heads
The White Stripes

Sam Gallant

The Faces
Paul Simon
Al Green
Rolling Stones
The Specials
Jimi Hendrix
Toots and the Maytals
Them and Van Morrison
Fela Kuti

Amy Wielunski, Membership Director

Alison Krauss & Union Station
The Beatles
Johnny Mercer
Van Morrison
Gene Ammons
The Rolling Stones
James Taylor
Chris Thile
Joni Mitchell

Kristin Bachran, Membership Coordinator

Eric Clapton
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Band
Bob Dylan
Miles Davis
Bill Withers
Sam Cooke
Jeff Buckley