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Author Archives: Roe Sellers

Five O’Clock Shadow June 5th

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The Original Artist: This artist began most of his concerts by walking on stage and greeting his audience: “Hello, I’m ______ ____.” This famous greeting would go on to be the title of his third record. As for the original song today, this song was the artists’ first Billboard #1, a spot it claimed and held…

Five O’Clock Shadow May 22

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  Original Artist: This original artist allegedly fired another band member by post-it. The original song, inspired by a post-apocalyptic novel by Nevil Shute, comes from the artists’ first solo album.   Shadow Artist: The Shadow artist is the frontman of a band based out of Portland, Oregon. When he isn’t touring with that band,…

Five O’Clock Shadow January 10th

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The original performer of the song isn’t someone you’d immediately associate with music – more with his oddball comedic performances in the world of cinema. This is a tune from a soundtrack about using your mind to invent a new world. The Shadow performer’s last name is from an entirely different food group than the…

Five O’Clock Shadow December 27

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The original artists came from across the pond and are sometimes associated with the New Wave synth bands of the 80s. Despite it’s eventual success, the frontman of this band didn’t want to include this track on their second album. The Shadow artist caught fire this year, moving quickly up the charts. Enjoy this Post-Christmas…

Five O’Clock Shadow December 26

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The original artist today was childhood friends with Neville Livingston in Nine Mile. The song has been covered a few times, by artists like Colbie Calliat and Lauryn Hill. The Shadow artist is the front man of a popular band who dabbles in solo work and sometimes makes appearances on other recordings, replacing some consonants…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 29th

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Today, for the shadow, I feel like anagrams: The Original Performer: Stealth Bee The Shadow Performer: Lamps Nightlife Enjoy the Shadow and get your guesses posted on Facebook or Twitter. Support for the 5 O’Clock Shadow comes from HCGI Tweet

Roe’s Top 10 Songs of 2013

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So being away from WTMD so much of the year, I feel like I’m always streaming or podcasting something from WTMD or NPR Music in order to stay somewhat in the loop. Spending so much time up in the north where there isn’t a station like WTMD, it makes me appreciate that we have a…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 27th

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The original performer came all the way from roots in Oklahoma to Baltimore in 2013 to help WTMD celebrate our 10th Birthday! The Shadow performers come from Austin, Texas and originally collaborated as members of Okkervil River. They wanted to collaborate to create some “quieter” songs that didn’t fit in with the sound of their…

Five O’Clock Shadow July 5

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today – have you caught on to the theme for the week yet? Original Performer and Song Title: This band fromDuluth, Minnesota had a cd release in 2010 that peaked at #1 on the US Bluegrass charts, and stayed in the top ten for a year!…

Five O’Clock Shadow August 2

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today – have you caught on to the theme for the week yet? Original Performer and Song Title: This band was inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2002 and features a front man that spent some of his youth in Baltimore. This…

Five O’Clock Shadow July 31

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today – have you caught on to the theme for the week yet? Original Performer and Song Title: This country/folk artist from Illinois is also a co-founder of a record label called Oh Boy, formed in 1984. This song was released on the first album for…

Five O’Clock Shadow July 30

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: This artist is one of Baltimore’s adopted sons – the second studio album referenced his real name. This song was the first single from his fourth record. Cover Band: This folk/pop artist is a wild child from Northern California. Happy…

Five O’Clock Shadow July 29

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: This is one of those bands that people often like a certain era of, due to the coming and going of many musicians impacting the sound of various records – they started out as a blues band named after their…

Five O’Clock Shadow July 26

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: This is something visual inside something audible. You probably don’t want to do this for too long – it could permanently damage your eyes. Cover Band: This artist might casually refer to their act by another name – like the…

Five O’Clock Shadow July 25

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: When this band’s frontman passed away, the other 3 members continued making music – they’re still touring today! The title of this tune is a term key to operating a radio station. Cover Band: This indie band from Duluth is…

Five O’Clock Shadow July 24

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Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: There is a wonderful documentary about the 48 hours around the last show this artist performed – you should totally see it. When it comes down to it, this song is all about time and how it passes. Cover Band:…