A month ago, Seattle Weekly editor-in-chief Mike Seely had a thought: What if we devoted an entire issue to West Seattle, the city's first neighborhood? Everyone agreed it was a great idea. Or, rather, we agreed it was a great idea right after Seely reminded us that he was the only person standing between us and a life spent shopping in Grocery Outlet's dented-can section.
So in honor of this week's theme, we asked adorable duo Troy and Mackenzie of The Young Evils to write a song about the 'hood in which they live and work. What resulted was this little ditty, "West Seattle Wins the Battle."
After you watch the video, watch it again. Only this time, sing along with the lyrics listed below. (Warning: Two viewings will inevitably lodge the song in the deepest recesses of your prefrontal cortex. Be prepared, people.)
Then pick up a one-week-only, all-West Seattle issue on newsstands, or check it out online. And then, if you're feeling really generous or just want to see a good show, go to Tractor Tavern on Saturday night and see Troy and Mackenzie play their first headliner.
"West Seattle Wins the Battle"
by The Young Evils
West Seattle wins the battle,
Let us rattle off the reasons it's the best.
It's a hidden treasure,
Gives you pleasure at your leisure,
Measures up to all the rest.
There's music art and bars,
And a place to park your cars,
Affordable apartments, houses, restaurants that don't look abandoned.
It's like its own little town,
Right across the Sound,
And when the Viaduct comes down well we'll all be practically stranded.