As part of this week's Baltimore City Paper's Big Music Issue, the folks there did something pretty awesome - they compiled 100 unreleased tracks by a wide array of Baltimore artists and created a playlist.
Side 1 - including ADVLTS, Celebration, Caleb Stine, War on Women, Gunwife Gone, Yeveto, Lafayette Gilchrist, Mickey Free, Peals, Judge Mental and more
Side 2 - Dan Deacon, Wild Honey, Weekends, Microkingdom, Old Lines, Triac, Witch Hat, Eureka Birds, WARXGAMES, Cex, and more
Side 3 - Height, Pure Junk, AK Slaughter, Get 'Em Mamis, Arty Hill, John Berndt, and more
Side 4 - Big Mouth, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Victoria Vox, Lisa Doll & The Rock n Roll Romance, Sterling Sisters and more
1. Going Wild on Christmas - Robby Rackleff 2. Simply Having a Nauseous Christmas Time - Alex Scally & Steve Strohmeier 3. Jesus Birthday - Alan Resnick 4. The Little Drummer Boy - Chuck Green 5. Christmas Medley - Jordan Kasey & Stefani Levin 6. Danny Says - Drew Swinburne and Erin Gleeson 7. We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Lizz King 8. The Tale of The Snow Man - Ed Schrader 9. Merry Little Christ Mass - Lizz King 10. Must Be a Fat Old Man - Cara Satalino and Chester Gwazda 11. I'm Killing Myself for Christmas - Adam Endres 12. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Brian Durel & Lola Pierson 13. I'm an Elf - Ben O'Brien & Caroline Marcantoni 14. Christmas 2012 - Jimmy Joe Roche 15. Christmas Time is Here - Jordan Card 16. Baltimas Jones - Dan Deacon 17. Rastafarpie - Jenny Strunge & Jay DiLisio 18. Dance in Circles - Caroline Marcantoni 19. Blue Christmas - Jay DiLisio 20. Thank God It's Christmas - Dina Kelberman 21. Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Floristree Baltimore 22. Christmastime Is Here - Time Kabera 23. Carol of the Bells - Keith Lea & WIDI Analyzer 24. Silent Night - Ryan Syrell & Ginevra Shay 25. The Holly and the Ivy - Connor Kizer 26. Walking in a Winter Wonderland - Floristree Baltimore feat. Weird Alan 27. The Presence of Christmas (Cheer Has Been Spilt) - Devlin Rice, Jeremy Hyman, Gerrit Welmers 28. White Christmas - Goldfinger 29. Must Be Santa - Rachel Monroe, Liz Donadio, Sarah Fask
I'll be on WYPR's (88.1FM) The Signal this evening at 7PM (and again Saturday at 1PM) to discuss summer reading suggestions, and I have a quite a few - covering fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels.
You want a good book to read? I got one. It's kinda my job.