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May 8, 2008

More on Baltimore the band

Now that you've listened to the Madrid-based indie rock band Baltimore, I'll bet you're wondering why a trio from Spain chose the name Baltimore.

I asked them that very question in a MySpace message.

Here's what they wrote back ...

hi sam!!!
how are you?
my english is not be good. sorry.
we never have been stay in baltimore but we would like. we saw a lot of photographs. i dont know why,but baltimore have something something special for us.

baltimore is a beautiful place and john waters was born in baltimore,and we love his movies and... we know babe ruth too!!!!
the last summer the guy who record us our demo goes to baltimore,and all people that we know that was in baltimore tell us the same thing:its a very very nice place!!!

we dont why,but... we love baltimore. we are baltimore...
baltimore its like our dream... we wish to go baltimore. maybe one day :)
you're so nice. thanks for your interesting.

we wish you the best,

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:54 PM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Random stuff


You made that up.

Funny, I just sent a message to a reporter from the Madrid Sun telling him how much my band "Madrid" loves Madrid and can't wait to go there at some point, based solely on pictures I've seen!


How positively weird

Heather, I kid you not. I'm a curious guy, and I wanted answers. And this answer is too good to make up.

Maybe Pierre is their manager.

My experience overseas is that nobody has ever heard of Baltimore. Europeans know of three cities: New York, Hollywood and DisneyWorld. I have even gotten blank stares when I say near Washington DC. True. In Poland they will also accept "Chicago".

This is probably unrelated, but I spent a few months in Madrid a few years ago and met a couple of young guys who really into American and other indie rock, very much in the style of their songs on MySpace. I spoke to them at length about music and they asked where I was from. Baltimore. Who is from there? Well, I rattled off who I could think of and their eyes really lit up when I said John Waters.

Maybe I'm responsible for the name. Unlikely but you never know.

I think we should get the folks from Baltimora on the line and see what they have to say about all of this.

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