The most wonderful time of the year: April Fool’s Day!

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One of the recurring features of Dirty Linen [RIP] was the almost nearly annual appearance of the April Fool’s Day article in the April/May issue. Sometimes there was also a fake review or fake ad or something, but the big April Fool’s articles proved to be very popular, except with those readers who hated them.

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Filling in at WTMD again

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WTMD

Radio for Music People

I’m filling in for Melissa Lauren on the WTMD Saturday Morning Show this Saturday (December 3rd) 8 am to noon. You can listen in the central Maryland area at 89.7 FM if you have one of those old-fangled radio devices, or via the Intarweb.

Paul’s “Detour” radio show article

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I have been hosting “Detour“, the folk, roots and world music show on WTMD since around 1995. Towson Patch did a story on the show today. You can listen online at www.wtmd.org on Sundays, 5-7 pm Eastern Time, and via free apps for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android phones. Lots of music that would be of interest to former Dirty Linen readers.

Also, Baltimore Magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Poll voted WTMD the “Best Radio Station” this week.

-paul

WTMD’s auction features Dirty Linen

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I still host Detour, a weekly folk, roots and world music radio show on WTMD. There is a fundraising auction underway through May 20th.

There is as near a complete set of Dirty Linen magazines available as is possible. Every issue that is not sold out is included in this auction item. There will be more than the 80 issues mentioned, as I recently found some single copies of sold-out issues that are very rare. This is a great way to catch up on several decades’ worth of roots music journalism. (Auction closes May 20, 2011 4:30 PM EDT)

The second item is being a guest DJ on Detour. Have you ever wanted to share some of your favorite music with Detour listeners? Now’s your chance to program one hour of music for Detour. You can also be guest host and comment on your selections on-air if you wish. I’ll contact the winning bidder to set a mutually-agreeable Sunday. (Auction item closes May 19, 2011 5:30 PM EDT)

-paul

Dirty Linen mentioned in Sing Out!

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We’re thrilled to read Sing Out! editor Mark Moss’s kind words about Dirty Linen in the latest issue of Sing Out! (Volume 53#4 — Summer 2010).  While many considered us to be competitors or rivals, we felt that we were in the same leaky rowboat. With broken oars. Trying to go up the waterfall. Alligators all around.  Hungry lions on the shoreline.

It’s not easy putting out a quality print magazine covering non-mainstream music with a staff of fewer than half of what is needed and a budget that leaves no room for error. But great music and people — writers, photographers, musicians, readers alike — make it all worthwhile.

Thanks Mark!

-paul

Dirty Linen mentioned in Folk Alliance International newsletter

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We are honored to be prominently mentioned in the current Folk Alliance International newsletter.

Folk Alliance International newsletter cover

Folk Alliance International newsletter cover

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Dirty Linen Back Issue Sale!

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We have a basement full of collector’s items. Dirty Linen featured your favorite artists, don’t miss out! Check our magazine sale page to find out how you can get your back issues of Dirty Linen before they’re gone. And you’ll help us clean out the basement…

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