Awesome How about a little historical wrapup?
The Ultimate Christmas Story
Behold, a Christmas tale in which the Christmas spirit is portrayed as an immovable force, capable of causing Skeletor to fall in love with a puppy. Merry Christmas, Baltimore!
The Maryland State Fair, in perpetuity
The cast and crew of The City That Breeds made its way to the Timonium Fair Grounds yesterday for the 10 billionth annual Maryland State Fair. Very little changes from fair to fair; the food is pretty great, the watermelons are still gigantic, the cows still smell, the rides are still way too expensive and the belt buckles all have confederate flags on them. So if you’ve got 8 bucks to spare and you want the opportunity to eat some deep fried oreos and see the world’s largest pig, this is the place for you!
The MD State Fair runs from August 27th until September 6th
I (still) Love Atomic TV
The year was 1997. Favorite city haunts of ours included Reptilian Books, Stikky Fingers and several other places that no longer exist; long before Harbor East was on the map and the hyper-gentrification of Federal Hill made the 8×10 seem almost out of place. In these days, the days when Lith Hall saw forty or […]
Doin’ the Baltimore!
It may not be as well known as The Charleston, but hey at least Baltimore gets its own dance – and song! Check out this jaunty little number by Fred Rich and his orchestra with “The Baltimore” in 1928. FUNFACT: Fred Rich was the first music director for CBS radio in the late ’20s and […]
Having read today’s totally amazing blogoentry by Sam Sessa featuring a promo video for the defunct Hammerjack’s, I find my brainstrings stretching far and wide enough to remember another club that was sadly not long for this world: Steeltown. Steeltown was a gargantuan, 32,000 square foot bar/restaurant/concert venue with an industrial theme, presumably an homage […]