With a touch over 8.7 million people, the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia combined statistical area is the fourth largest in the country, trailing only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Yesterday was DC’s turn in the sun, musically speaking. Today, let’s take a look at my Baltimore-themed playlist:
1. Baltimore – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
… well that was pretty short, wasn’t it? Even though the cities are only about an hour apart by train (and maybe less by car, depending on the time of day), they have never really seemed like part of the same metro area to me. Maybe it’s because there’s not much to do in Baltimore besides get mugged, shot or high. Okay, okay… I hear the aquarium is nice and Camden Yards is a fine ballpark. I did also see the best concert of my life in Baltimore a few years back. But in the eight years I’ve been living in the DC area, that’s the one and only time I’ve been up to the “Charm City”. Maybe that’s because I need more of a life, maybe it’s because Baltimore is a less-than-appealing destination, probably a little of both. Ah well, at least Stephen Malkmus found love with one of the city’s locals.
Baltimore – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks