The Shadow- June 29th

The original artist was a group out of LA that sort of formed after their singer got fired from The Mothers Of Invention by Frank Zappa, or so the story goes. And this song today is one of the reasons, a 1972 ode about smuggling. The singer passed away on this day in 1979 at the age of 34.

The Shadow artist does this one beautifully in her voice in 1974 on her Heart Like a Wheel release, but it’s hard to imagine her smuggling anything in any kind of rig.


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The Board of Directors of Towson University Public Media will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 16th at WTMD, 1 Olympic Place, Suite 100, Towson, MD 21204. The board will meet in public session to hear reports from the Board Chair and from Executive Director and GM Stephen Yasko, and to conduct business related…

Weekend on the Radio June 25th – 28th


Another busy weekend in Baltimore is about to start. It’s time to figure out what you’re doing. There’s The BIG Show at the Creative Alliance and The Rez Ball down in Lanham. There’s also Pippin at the Hippodrome and camping at Robert E. Lee park. Pippin is at the Hippodrome, and the game show Expert…

The Shadow- June 24th


The original artist is a band of undead musicians. Their singer turns 70 years old today. The song is their biggest hit and is perfect for any celestial phase. The Shadow artist is a man and his band from Charlottesville Virginia. They do this one live at Red Rocks from 2005, not the original 1995…

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July 2015

And Help WTMD Meet Our End of Fiscal Year Goal! Here’s your chance to rock WTMD’s First Thursdays Concert from the VIP section! Make a membership gift by July 1st and you’ll be automatically entered to win TWO VIP PASSES for our July’s First Thursdays Concert in Canton Waterfront Park featuring Houndmouth, Scars on 45…

The Shadow- June 23rd


The original artist defines “one-hit-wonder” exceptionally well. They were a British band, not Italian- except when they were in Italy’s capital. These New Orderesque synth-poppers released one album in 1988 with this hit on it. The Shadow artist has been defining himself with his new album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. This Kentucky native likes…

The Shadow- June 22nd


The original artist turns 67 today and he don’t want to work, he just wants to play this song for the Shadow today. But the song today is not about banging drums, but the epiphanous nature of your bright eyes. The Shadow artist takes their name from a bilingual baseball field. It translates to “I’ve…

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The Shadow- June 19th


The original artist is a harmonica player and his band that is always in the press. They are performing at Pier 6 on Sunday for Father’s Day. The song today is about music, the cure-all remedy that won’t spill, cost too much, or come in a pill. The Shadow artist is the brains behind Toad…

The Shadow- June 18th


The original artist recorded this song as the theme for a CBS television series with the same name. The show, which starred Eric Flemming and Clint Eastwood, would air for eight seasons beginning in 1959. The song has been Shadowed dozens of times. Link Wray, Johnny Cash, The Dead Kennedys, and The Jackson 5 have…

Weekend on the Radio- June 18th – 21st


It’s the weekend! There’s a lot to do. Including; One Man Star Wars at Baltimore Soundstage and Milo Greene at WTMD. There’s also Heb Alpert in Annapolis, Shonen Knife in Baltimore, and Rodrigo y Gabriella on the water. Plus, huge Pile of Craft and the African American Festival. Be fun this weekend and make plans…

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The Shadow- June 17th


It’s entirely possible that the original artist is now best known for the song today, not her hits; Fidelity, Samson, or Eet. The song today is used in the opening credits of a popular Netflix show set in a prison. The Shadow artist is an Austin, TX duo that took an extra-long road to California…

The Shadow- June 16th


The original artist was victorious in the 2015 Music Madness Tournament. This is arguably the biggest hit for David, Tina, Chris and Jerry. A song released in the very hot Summer of ’83. The Shadow artist gets lifted and evolves and he recorded his version live at SOB’s in 2002 . . . without The…

Sisqo and the making of ‘The Thong Song,’ 15 years later

15 years after "The Thong Song" peaked on the Billboard charts, R&B singer Sisqo shares the stories behind his most notorious single (Handout image, graphic by Jason George)

A devilish grin flashes across the face of R&B singer Sisqo when he thinks about the first time he laid eyes on the undergarment that inspired his most notorious song. “I was like, ‘Hey, what’s that?,’” he said. “‘What is that — whatever you’re garnishing — that has me all starry-eyed?’” Loved by many, reviled…