VIDEO: The LeeVees: Tiny Desk Concert (Bob Boilen, 12/07/23, NPR: Tiny Desk Concert)
The LeeVees’ first advice for this Tiny Hanukkah party is to loosen up, as the band asks the age-old question I’ve been wondering my entire life: “How Do You Spell Channukkahh?” We also hear about one of the great debates I grew up with in Brooklyn Jewish culture, in the song “Applesauce vs. Sour Cream.” There’s much talk about those delicious, oily potato pancakes we feast on this time of year: latkes. As bass player Shawn Fogel says, “This may be the most food ever eaten at a Tiny Desk concert.” I made bagels for the crew, our video producer Maia Stern made yummy kugel and the latkes came from a local deli. There certainly is a more serious side to the festival of lights known as Hanukkah, but celebrating the lighter side felt much needed. Happy “Channukkahh” everyone.