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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pledge Once - Get Entered Twice!

First--Everyone who makes a membership contribution today, - Thursday February 10, 2011 - by phone or on line, will be entered to win one of 16 $50 gift cards to one of eight Baltimore Restaurants! So if you haven't made Valentine's Day plans yet--you might solve that problem by making a pledge of support as we fund WTMD for the next several months.

Here's a list of the restaurants you could wina $50 gift card! Just make a membership gift on the first day of Desert Island Fund Drive!

Red Brick Station, White Marsh, 410-931-7827, redbrickstation.com
, Hamilton, 410-444-1497, Bmoreclementine.com
Brewers Art, Mt. Vernon, 410-547-9310, Thebrewersart.com
Hamilton Tavern,
Hamilton, 410-426-1930, Hamiltontavern.com
Carry Out Menu.Com,
410-772-1072, 410-560-1566, Carryoutmenu.com
The Rumor Mill, Ellicott City, 410-461-0041, Therumormillrestaurant.com
Woodberry Kitchen
, Baltimore, 410-464-8000, Woodberrykitchen.com
13.5% Wine Bar
, Baltimore, 410-889-1064, 13.5winebar.com


Everyone who pledges by phone or on line during the drive will also be entered to win a trip for two to the Hangout Festival on the warm beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama. You'll fly down, have your own accommodations and have two tickets and see Paul Simon, Widespread Panic, Cee Lo Green, The Flaming Lips and many, many, more! See the line up.

No contribution is required to enter the drawings, but we hope you'll support the music and programming you rely on. You can enter without contributing at the pledge page as well.

Monday, February 7, 2011

CD of the Week: Intoxicating Iron and Wine

The clouds part and a heavenly chorus of winged Brian Wilsons float into your ears.

The fuzzed out sweet intensity of opening  track "Walking Far From Home" on WTMD's CD of the Week, Kiss Each Other Clean from Iron and Wine sets the tone for Sam Beam's expanded obsession with sonic experimentation that made his last album The Shepherd's Dog such a treat.

The second track, "Me & Lazarus" rolls along with a funky bass groove and a Kind of Blue-like sax, taking Beam's minimalist folk out for a late night crawl.

The other tracks combine out-of-tune whistles, female doo-woops, xylophones, electric pianos, and Beam's warm, multi-tracked voices for a warm, earthy 70's FM radio feel, a long way from Beam's  hushed, acoustic confessionals from those early Iron and Wine records.

Enjoy tracks from Kiss Each Other Clean all week on WTMD and catch Iron and Wine at Rams Head Live April 20th.