Friday, April 25, 2008

TVD's Weekend Shots

I met Spike, your DJ for this weekend's Tenacious Ten, when I was 3 and he was 4. Spike tells this rather lucid story about how he peered over the redwood fence that separated our backyards and there was wee TVD, mashing blueberries into a Frisbee. Spike's my brother from a different set of parents -- and being adopted myself, it ain't a stretch. We grew up together, went to the same university here in DC, and even though he's lived in New York City with his lovely wife and gorgeous daughters going on 16 years now, (Spike, am I right...that long?) ...he's got some Friday tunes for the D of C. Now, if you'll forgive me, I've got some blueberries and a Frisbee to attend to. Take it away, Spike:

"I was fortunate this year to catch two shows during the Brooklyn Next series of concerts. Brooklyn Next highlights the innovation and diversity of the Brooklyn's music scene with two weekends packed with shows all over the borough. More so, the series made me realize how many bands in my music collection are Brooklyn based. So I present to you a sampling of some music made in the borough."

National - Apartment Story (Mp3)
National - Fake Empire (Mp3)
Bravery - Believe (Mp3)
Citizen Cope - Brother Lee (Mp3)
Ambulance LTD - Heavy Lifting (Mp3)
Ambulance LTD - Stay Where You Are (Mp3)
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Mp3)
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago (Mp3)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth (Mp3)
Oneida - High Life (Mp3)

This is your Friday Forum, TVD reader. Ten tunes and a tale to tell?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list. You've chosen a number of my favorite tracks (1,2 and 7-10). Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Citizen Cope live in the district? I think I used to see him in the Whole Foods on P Street.

Jon said...

So did least twice...