Time again to introduce to you one of our fabulous MyDeejay disc jockeys… This week, meet Van Petty! Van is a true multitasker, dividing his time between a busy 9-5 career in the finance world, spending time with his wife and his ridiculously adorable son, and fronting the hip hop/rock/funk fusion band FunkMnkyz (they’re opening the HFStival in September – second year in a row!). Still, Van finds time to spin some very cool music for weddings throughout the DMV, and shared his thoughts on some of life’s most pressing questions. And…here’s Van!
What’s the first concert you ever attended? The Roots
What’s the *best* concert you ever attended? Parliament Funkadelic @ 930 Club
Say you’re forming your dream rock band – you can have any 5 members you want, dead or alive. Who’s in the band? Kurt Cobain - vocals, Jimi Hendrix - guitar, Viktor Wooten - bass, Joey Jordison- drums, The RZA - vocals/production/dj
What movie do you never get tired of watching? The Godfather
What is a talent you wish you had? I wish I were able to sing!
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Craig David
What five things are always in your fridge? Silk Soy Milk, Sam Adams Boston Lager, blueberries, Hebrew National Beef Franks, and Brita filtered water.
What’s the first thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up? a mechanical engineer
What’s the best love song ever written? It has to be "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
What’s the best present you ever received? Definitely the go kart I got for my 13th birthday