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Saturday, August 8, 2009

John Hughes Rememberance

I've been thinking a lot about the passing of John Hughes. For many of us in our 40s and 50s, he created the gestalt of high school experiences in a time before cell phones, texting, facebook, the internet and the media explosion. It's so different now. It was so simple then --geeks, jocks, band geeks and freaks. We may not have felt we fit in, but a least you knew where everyone else thought you stood.

Getting down these feelings is kind of tough. I came across this blog posting that says it better and more personally than I ever could. I hope you find it as touching as I did and that it brings you a little closer to a man who charted our young lives for us.

And here's a video to remind us all how good we looked dancing back then!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mix Tape Thursday, 8/6/09

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

7 a.m. Jim Kozma

I sure there is a story in here somewhere . . . a sad one.

* "Dancing Barefoot," by Patti Smith
* "You Don’t Love Me," by Matthew Sweet
* "Someday Never Comes," by Brandi Carlile
* "That's How I Knew This Story Would Break My Heart," by Aimee Mann

9 a.m. Marci Cooke

These are my favorite artists to see live and great songs they play live.

* "Live and Let Die," by Paul McCartney
* "Starlight," by Muse
* "Everlong," by Foo Fighters
* "Paranoid Android," by Radiohead

11 a.m. Gillian Waldo

I selected these songs because I think they have to do with questioning your own sanity and the world.

* "Where Is My Mind?," by The Pixies
* "I'll Believe In Anything," by Wolf Parade
* "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

1 p.m. Becky Brown

This mix tape is follows the course of a day at work. From driving to work and eating in your car because you're running late ("Stick Shift"), to needing sleep ("All You Need Is Sleep"), and dreaming at the end of the day ("In Dreams").

* "Stick Shift," by Young Sir Jim
* "10 A.M. Automatic," by The Black Keys
* "It’s Nice To Know You Work Alone," by Silversun Pickups
* "All You Need Is Sleep," by Sunbears!
* "In Dreams," by The Bridge

5 p.m. Sandy Bernstein

Artists who performed at Artscape this year and last year.

* "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That," by Robert Randolph and the Family Band
* "Never There," by Cake
* "Die, Die, Die," by The Avett Brothers
* "More Bacon Than the Pan Can Handle," by Mike Doughty
* "Martyr," by Rusted Root

7 p.m. Anthony Piazza

Um....Summertime, travel, vacations, etc.....

* " Safe European Home" by The Clash
* "Vacation," by The Go Gos
* " Holiday in the Sun," by Sex Pistols
* "Holiday," by Weezer
* "Back In The U.S.A.," by Chuck Berry

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad on Baltimore Unsigned tonight!

On this evening’s episode of Baltimore Unsigned, Sam Sessa is joined in-studio by a band with multiple personalities. The Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad have toned down their raunchy lyrics and morphed into Baltimore’s only hard rock children’s band, The Hilltop Hightops. The band performs songs from both catalogues on tonight’s show.

Also on the show, you will hear some the best music in the area. Tonight's playlist includes:

1. “95,” by Can’t Hang from Ride The Lightrail

2. “Sunday Morning in Baltimore,” by Will Hill from Identity

3. “Garden of Hope,” by Bob Sima from Periphery

4. “The Garden,” by Fiction 20 Down from Welcome to Grassroots

5. “The Gardens After Lockout,” by No Second Troy from Narcotic

6. “Stendal Syndrome,” by Tears of Mars from E quit Y

7. “The Difference,” by We Read Minds from We Read Minds

*Tears of Mars & We Read Minds are playing together at The Quarter August 10th

8. “Divide & Conquer,” by Vandaveer from Divide & Conquer

9. Live Jam from 8x10 by Damn Right! from next week’s show.