Author Archives: Roe Sellers

Five O’Clock Shadow November 19th


The Original artist has had so many different incarnations, it’s hard to decide where to start! Different lineups had different sounds, but this opens their catalog up to a variety of covers. The original song comes from what is arguably this bands most successful lineup in their 14th studio release…which was released by Warner Brothers…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 18th


The Original Artist is an Irish Band from Limerick, formed back in 1990. This 1992 song appeared on the soundtrack for Mission Impossible and You’ve Got Mail. The Shadow Artist started off as a project based out of an Emerson College dorm room, and the original recordings were made as a Valentines Day gift for…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 17th


The original artist is a Canadian who is known for his music, but has also dabbled in writing poetry and fiction. This song was the last track on the A side of his debut record, which was scheduled to be produced by the legendary John Hammond until he fell ill. The Shadow artist is ALSO…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 14th


The Original Artist is an american alternative soul duo of a music producer from New York and a vocalist from Atlanta. They’ve released two records together, and are rumored to have recorded a third. The song was once performed on a televised awards show with the band in Star Wars costumes! The Shadow Artist has been…

Five O’Clock Shadow November 13th


The Original artist shares their name with a computer program and might be best known as a pornographer. The original song is the 2nd song on the third record. The Shadow Artist is the solo project of a Chicago musician who is also in a band whose name is composed of three homophones. Play along…

Five O’Clock Shadow October 3rd


The original artist is an English knight who needs no introduction. This song took over the charts after it’s release in November of 1967. The cover artist is also English. The song also features the son of the original artist, who stopped by the studio to say hello. Play along with the Shadow on Facebook…

Five O’Clock Shadow August 11


The original artists logo is both an homage and a parody of Van Halen’s logo. The lyrics to the original song include references to action figures, which are apparently important to the frontman–he didn’t okay recruiting a new member back in the 90’s until asking what his favorite Star Wars action figure was! The Shadow…

Five O’Clock Shadow August 8th


Since the O’s are celebrating 60 years in the Charm City tonight, how about we work some baseball into the hints for the Shadow today? The original artists’ father was a semi-professional baseball player before he was diagnosed with polio in his twenties. This song was reportedly recorded during a one day break from a…

Five O’Clock Shadow August 7th


The original artist has released nineteen (19!) studio records. Across those records, the band (who changed their name at the behest of their first label) has 41 number one songs across the various industry charts–34 appeared at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country. This song was originally released as the B-side to the title track of their 4th…

Five O’Clock Shadow June 5th


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


  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


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


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


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


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


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…