Author Archives: Sam Gallant

The Shadow- March 27th

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The original artist is a nice Jewish boy from Massachusetts. I only mention his religion, because this 1969 song is rather Christian in theme, it’s all about making friends with Jesus in heaven. The Shadow artist is a British goth-punk band that killed Bela Lugosi. They also kill this Shadow, in a good way. Have…

The Shadow- March 26th

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The original artist is good for what ails you. This song comes from their 1985 album, The Head on the Door, and is perfect for this warm evening in Baltimore. The guitarist of the Shadow band, James Iha, turns 47 today. He sings this B-Side rarity and plays the guitar. Play along with The Shadow…

Weekend on the Radio March 26th -29th

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It’s time to make plans for the weekend with WTMD’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. There is so much to do, see, and hear this weekend, including the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair at the BMA. June Star is at the airport and Bill Cosby is at the Lyric. There are more…

The Shadow- March 25th

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The original artist was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight- 68 years ago today. This one is from one of his best known albums, when he left Oz. The album is nearly 42 years old now, and this tune is my favorite track from it, a song about a fake band and the music industry. They reissued…

The Shadow- March 24th

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The original artist is still alive. He’s celebrating a birthday today too. This British bar rocker, that is not Elvis Costello, is turning 66. The song today is hands down his most recognizable here in the US on his own, not as a member of Rockpile. The song is about love and hate, in more…

The Shadow- March 23rd

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I woke up from a deep sleep with this song in my head this morning. It makes sense given the title of the tune. The artist is a group of friends and they take their band name from their names. This was a big hit for them- their only song to ever go to #…

The Shadow- March 20th 2015

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The original artist played the sax like nobody’s business. It was his business though. This North Carolinian and New Yorker burned bright for only 40 years on this planet. The song today is celestial in nature and is now a jazz standard. It’s a perfect song for today, when the planet aligns and eggs will…

Weekend on the Radio March 20-22nd

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It’s time to plan the weekend with WTMD and Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. Legos are all the rage for the young and young at heart at Port Discovery. Super City is headlining at the Side Bar, there a couple of punk rockumentaries screening at 2640 and The Metro Gallery. Mammojam…

The Shadow- March 19th

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The Shadow is happening today for no other reason than the fact that I love the original, and the Shadow version. The original artist shocked people with his performances and tusks and skulls on stage- and with this song, a voodoo prayer, wrapped up with saxophone and screaming, which makes sense, given the artists name….

The Shadow- March 17th

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The original song is about as stereotypical as you can get on this day, and at funerals. This now traditional Irish song has been Shadowed hundreds if not thousands of times. We are going to hear two versions today, one by a former Maryland governor and one by Mr. Excitement himself. Happy St. Patrick’s Day…

The Shadow- March 16th

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The original artist was Fred Neil, who would have been turning 79 today. This was his song and one of his biggest hits, but an even bigger hit by the original artist today and used deftly as the theme for a 1969 movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voigt. The song has been shadowed dozens…

The Shadow- March 13th

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The original artist was bounced in the second round by Hozier. These theatrical Canadian rockers do this one on their 2005 debut, it’s a great song for anytime of the day, but it makes a particularly good alarm clock. The Shadow artist got bounced out of the music madness tournament in second round as well…

Weekend on the Radio – March 13-15th

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It’s the weekend! And it’s Weekend on the Radio, made possible by Live Baltimore. The three B’s at the Fairgrounds. Plus lots of laughs at Magooby’s and more laughs and stage plays in Hampden. There’s also Los Lonely Men in at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis and a St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown. Make…

The Shadow- March 12th

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The original artist is an Australian band with two brothers at the heart of it. They have also had success on their own and in another group, Split Enz. This song just landed there, from their 1991 album Woodface. The Shadow artist is also from down under and have been up and coming. They did…

The Shadow- March 11th

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The original artists have gotten very popular lately because of The Walking Dead, or at least they get killed a lot more often now. The band is actually back to recording and touring and have an album due out this year. The song is a hit from their 1968 release, Odessey and Oracle. It might…

The Shadow- March 10th

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The original artist is a Swedish pop sensation. This song is about stalking a body of water and comes from her 2011 release Wounded Rhymes. The Shadow artist is a former trucker and he has teamed up with 1 of his 400 units to do this Shadow. Old music, made new- The Shadow on WTMD!…