Grace – Enterprise, OR – (541)

Today on Districts, we heard the sounds of Entreprise, OR. Scroll down for music and chatter.

Grace ‘13.5

“Whiskey Before Breakfast” – Bryan Sutton

  • Grace, born in Seattle, WA, grew up in the northeast corner of Oregon in a town called Enterprise
  • Grace grew up playing the fiddle. She competed in and won many competitions.

“Festival Waltz”

  • Beware of goathead weeds if you ever camp out in Oregon
  • Grace attended a fiddle festival called Stickerville (named after the goatheads that stick to the bottom of your feet)

“Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 9,2” – Frederic Chopin 

  • The soundtrack to Grace’s childhood as Frederic Chopin
  • The Weiser Fiddle Festival is the major fiddle festival on the West Coast

“In Wallowa” – Heidi Muller and Carolyn Lockheart

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/songs-from-the-end-of-the-road/id283143147

  • Grace’s father is currently traveling around the country by school bus to help people learn how to sequester carbon
  • Enterprise, OR is the end of Oregon’s Route 3

Stay tuned for next week, when we hit up a different hometown.

Jasmine – Brooklyn, New York – (718)

Daylight Savings Time tripped us up! Thanks to my guest, Jasmine ’16, who woke me up at 6:18am 7:18am so that we could put on Districts. In a slightly hazy and tired mood, we explored the music of Brooklyn, New York.

(Unfortunately, my other guest also forgot to turn the clock forward and couldn’t make it to this week’s show. Tune in next week to find out who it is!)

Scroll below for music and chatter from this morning.

Jasmine ’16

“New York, New York” – Frank Sinatra

(Sorry, no official music video, because they didn’t exist back then.)

  • Richard, Jasmine’s father, grew up in The Mission of San Francisco, went to Stanford, got degrees in law and business from Cornell, and then settled into a law career in New York.
  • Jasmine had mommy and daddy class as a toddler, AKA music time.

“Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” – Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz

“Hypnotize” – The Notorious B. I. G.

“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys

  • There’s a mural near Jasmine’s condo that says, “Comandante Biggie!”

Tune in next week, when we’ll again have a guest from New York and perhaps return to the West (Best) Coast.

Until Sunday.

Dylan – Baltimore – (410)

Today we started off the morning with some tracks from the rotation shelf before delving into Baltimore with Dylan ’16.

Scroll down for music and chatter.

The Baltimore Skyline and Inner Harbor at Night

“The Great Fire” – Future Islands

  • Baltimore has a thriving music scene that encourages young people to engage with and create art.
  • Dylan grew up in a neighborhood called Hamilton.
  • There is actually a body of water named Prettyboy in Maryland.

“Diagonally Talking Echo – Dustin Wong

  • Dylan has five sisters. One of them, Bella, is moving to Chicago to today.
  • Despite a strong independent school culture, Baltimore’s public schools, according to Dylan, remain underserved. Dylan, citing her inspirational kindergarten educator mom and high school English teacher, envisions herself becoming a teacher.

“Prettyboy” – Dan Deacon

  • Baseball season starts soon. Dylan is an Orioles fans. Watch out Yankees and Red Sox.
  • Baltimoreans, not Baltimorons. Got it?
  • If Dylan sees you wearing an Orioles shirt and enthusiastically says hi, you shouldn’t leave her hanging.

“Supers” – NARCstudies

  • There’s an abandoned warehouse in Baltimore with pink and pastel-colored puff balls. Dylan says it looks like someone vomited color all over its exposed-brick walls. Can someone verify?
  • Dylan’s interested in narrative journalism and wants to secure a MiddChallenge grant to tell the stories of people in her city. Help her make it happen!

Next week: we’ll at least have New York.

Winson – Seattle – (206) & Erin – San Francisco Bay Area – (415)

In the early hours of the 24th day of the second month of the year 2013, we launched the first Districts show. Featuring Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, Erin ’16 and I jammed to music from our hometowns.

Scroll down for songs from Seattle and the Bay Area. (Note: songs may contain profanity.)

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Winson – Seattle

“We Heart Pho” – Sabzi

“The End” – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

“Slick Watts” – Blue Scholars

“Molly Moon (feat. Geo and Thig Nat)” – Brothers from Another

“Peaches” – The Presidents of the United States of America

“My Oh My” – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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Erin – San Francisco Bay Area

“San Francisco” – The Mowgli’s

Music Video

Equally Cute Lyric Version

“Northern Cali” – Bayonics

“Blow the Whistle” – Too $hort

Tune in next week for two new cities and two new guests.