Category Archives: 2000s

A Look Back at the Joseph Palczynski Hostage Standoff

Via AP Archive on Youtube. NBC News: A Murderous Obsession A Murderous Obsession: In a case that shook Baltimore in 2000, Joe Palczynski was shot to death at the end of a 10-day siege during which he kidnapped his girlfriend, … Continue reading

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“Walking in an Essex Wonderland” — Interview with Parody Song’s Creator

By Scott Huffines (Baltimore or Less, 12/24/2014) Brett Harlow penned one of Baltimore’s Christmas cult classics, “Walking in an Essex Wonderland.” It’s one of those ditties that would be heavily played during the holidays on 98 Rock back in the … Continue reading

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Baltimore in Song

Thanks to Chris Richardson and his fantastic blog zeroto180 (“Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic: Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist”) for his recent piece “90+ Years of Baltimore in Song” – a comprehensive listing of tunes that reference … Continue reading

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Harp, the Herald Angels Sing

The Ghost of Christmas Past: Mark Harp (1957-2004) Lest we forget, legendary Baltimore musician Mark Linthicum – better known to friends and local music lovers as Mark Harp or “Harpo” (for his resemblance to the similarly curly-haired Harpo Marx) – … Continue reading

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