Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TVD's Washington, DC Record Fair Flashbacks

I’ve received quite a few emails and notes in regard to yesterday’s City Paper blog post on the future of TVD in its present incarnation. And actually the answer is – we’re not going anywhere.

Well, wait—that’s only half true. We are moving where the threat of the plug being pulled is removed and where we can offer far more than our present confines will allow. We’ll reestablish ourselves elsewhere with the trappings you’ve come to expect each day...y’know mindless rambling with doses of free shit. That’s the patented formula.

And I’m retaining a tiny bit of optimism that TVD here at Blogger won’t meet a miserable fate and the archives can stay live and subsequently linkable for future postings. I’m proud of some of the stuff we achieved thus far and of some of the writing that may have been a little less mindless than this bit right here.

But this week there are more important fish to fry which is the incessant flogging of the return of the Washington, DC Record Fair this Sunday (5/23) by way of airing out some of the purchases yours truly made at earlier Fairs.

So, in keeping with yesterday’s bit of mystery meat, here’s a sausage made from vinyl scored at last May’s event at Warehouse. Click on through to the other side...

Track 1 (Mp3)
Track 2 (Mp3)
Track 3 (Mp3)
Track 4 (Mp3)
Track 5 (Mp3)

TVD Ticket Giveaway | The Fab Faux, Saturday (5/22) at Lisner Auditorium

I was fortunate to be introduced to The Fab Faux, the brilliant Beatles tribute band, in the most perfect manner—on the radio. On the Howard Stern Show to be exact where they performed tracks from Sgt. Pepper ...flawlesssly.

And it's not just a performance of the classic Beatles music alone, it's a performance of the recordings, the musicianship and the personal nuances of the players, the vocal harmonies and the sound effects such as the menagerie of barnyard animal noises tagged onto the end of 'Good Morning, Good Morning" for example. It's all there. Performed live.

Tell you what - don't rely on my word. Check out the band doing the classic, side 2 medley on Abbey Road in its entirety and we'll meet you below when you're done.

Go ahead, I'll wait.

The Fab Faux will return to Washington, D.C. for the fourth year in a row, with a May 22nd concert at Lisner Auditorium. The May 22nd event will feature a ‘Glorious Hodgepodge’ of Beatles music, as The Fab Faux are joined by Creme Tangerine Strings and Hogshead Horns.

TVD's got a pair of tickets to offer one person in exchange for your cheeky note in the comments to this post. Keep it Beatles-centric and the one that moves us most will be attending Saturday night's show on us. Contest ends Friday (5/21) at noon and remember to leave us your contact email address!