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December 12, 2008

A brief introduction

A couple posts ago, MS commenter Amy came up with a great idea: An introductory post for someone who has never read Midnight Sun before. Here goes ...

martini time!Hola, hi, hello, howdy!

My name's Sam Sessa, and if you're stumbling onto this blog for the very first time, count your lucky stars. You've just found your home for juicy Baltimore nightlife news, local music updates and totally random (but funny) stuff.

I started this blog waaaay back in mid-2007. I've been writing about music, nightlife and food for The Sun since the spring of 2005.

Before that, I was a starving college student, and before that, I was an Eastern Shore boy who farmed spinach, cut grass and docked boats. Fun!

As you can tell from the photo, my arms are crossed, which makes it hard to type. I'm actually giving myself a hug. I deserve it.

If you stick around long enough, you'll notice that I update Midnight Sun three or four times a day (less on the weekends, because, well, geez). So there's usually something new and at least semi-exciting to see.

Dig around a bit and you just might find something worth savoring. Also, be sure to make use of the search bar at the very bottom of the sidebar to the right. 


(Photo: Los Angeles Times)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:00 PM | | Comments (5)


oh you should totally include some of the best posts to give people a sense of what midnight sun is capable of.


Joel Madden saga
Bacon Vodka

All I want to know is: How can I get your job?? I want to be paid to explore Baltimore and party.

so wait -

who is chris sligh?


Let's make a deal. We can switch jobs. You can take my job here at the Sun, and I will take yours at Planit. This is a good deal, and you should consider it. Here are some of the perks: Sam sits near an open section of desks, so it'll be easy to record everything he does, and then turn it in as your own (sorry, Sam). Parking is..well, parking isn't that awesome. But did I mention the free Unicorns? Yeah, we've got em'. All this could be yours, while I'll be working my butt off for a hip ad agency.


evan, good idea. i'll update this post today.

daniel, i'm with allan on this one. would you want to start making horsewhips in 1900?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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