There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) meetings are usually staid affairs, but a recent Mount Pleasant gathering proved the exception. At its Dec. 6 meeting, the members of ANC 1D unveiled a brand-new $700-plus public-address and recording system, which they hoped would make their proceedings more audible. But as they started discussing whether or not Zipcar and Flexcar should be allowed parking spaces in their neighborhood, those in attendance were greeted with a blast of musical feedback that they suspect came from a neighborhood pirate radio station. “You have to find maybe a better place for the speaker,” suggested Commissioner Will Grant. Soon the gathering was greeted with the distinctive—and seemingly appropriate—Talking Heads track “Road to Nowhere.” “It’s all very amusing,” says a seemingly not-so-amused Commissioner Jack McKay, “but I want to get rid of that musical background.” —Mike Kanin