Friday Random 10: Funk Brunch Edition

Pax Arcana

gdaI don’t know about you, but I’ve been pretty stressed out lately. The economy is in the shitter, the Mets effing suck, and it’s done nothing but rain for two months in a row.

In dark times our spirits beg to be uplifted. What I need — what we ALL need, I say — is something positive to hook our hopes on to. Something that transcends the snark and cynicism. Something that cuts through the bullshit make-work and drudgery of our quotidian life. Something that offers our souls the sweet release they yearn for.

We need to go to Lowell.

Not for the murderous local newspaper or piles of duck corpses lining the Merrimack River, but because our friends at Lucy the Blog and the Western Avenue Studios are hosting the 1st Annual FoWAS Funk Brunch — a FREE celebration of the arts featuring live music from Glen David Andrews. I’ve posted a YouTube video of the man himself down below. I think you’ll see what I’m talking about. The July 26th event coincides with the Lowell Folk Festival, so you can make a whole day of it.

Anyway, the hosts of the FoWAS Funk Brunch want you to be a part of the celebration. You can find out more details on Facebook by searching for “1st Annual FoWAS Funk Brunch.” Here are the basics:

1st Annual FoWAS Funk Brunch

Sunday, July 26, 2009
11:00am – 2:00pm
Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Avenue
Lowell, MA

Now onto some songs:

Welfare Bread — King Khan and the Shrines
Twilight Galaxy — Metric
The Lie and How We Told It — Yo La Tengo
Call me Calmly — Barenaked Ladies
Plastis Wafers — Of Montreal
Mind’s Eye — Josh Ritter
Down in the City — The Sea and Cake
Hey Jude — The Beatles
Energy Spent — Liam Finn
Together — The Raconteurs

Bonus Video:

I’ll Fly Away — Glen David Andrews

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.



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5 responses to “Friday Random 10: Funk Brunch Edition

  1. Perry Ellis

    Topsy Turvy farms is on its own starting tonight,Paxman, as we’re off to vacation for a week. But before the envy strikes, consider this:

    1) My son is teething (first one broke through Wednesday. That explains the cranky).

    2) It’s forecast to rain most the week.

    3) We rented a studio in a barn.

    Keep us in your thoughts.

    Most People Are DJs, The Hold Steady
    Candy Man, Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder
    Oona, Twinemen
    Gotta Lotta, Hüsker Dü
    Jimmy James, The Beastie Boys
    Sugar Water, Cibo Matto
    Diferencias S.XVI, Sergi Vicente
    King Of Birds, R.E.M.
    Leave, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
    Written in the Stars (with Leann Rimes), Elton John*
    All I Need , Radiohead

    * WTF?!

  2. 1. Gloria (Live) – Van Morrison
    2. In the Dream – Clues
    3. The Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
    4. The Process – Megafaun
    5. Sad Hours – Little Walter
    6. No Turning Back – Son Volt
    7. 1985 – Paul McCartney
    8. Walking Around Sense – Patterson Hood
    9. Tremendous Dynamite – Eels
    10. Daddy’s Gone – Sparklehorse

    My Random 10 Poetry:

    Gloria, in the dream,
    the Wicked Messenger
    The Process
    Sad Hours, No Turning Back
    1985 Walking
    Around Sense
    Daddy’s Gone

  3. well said, mr. pax, well said. hopefully you didn’t have to key in that entire post from your iphone.

    perry, is your child dentally retarded? or is mine just gifted? nola has two teeth already. i was slow to teeth also though, and look how awesome i turned out. so have no worries.

    here are some songs.

    1. Gypsy Biker, Bruce Springsteen
    2. There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon For New York, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
    3. L-O-V-E, Al Green
    4. How Long Has That Train Been Gone, Professor Longhair
    5. (Wish I Could) Hideaway, Credence Clearwater Revival
    6. We’ve Got a Groovy Thing Goin’, Simon and Garfunkel
    7. Man on the Moon, REM
    8. If You See Her, Say Hello, Bob Dylan
    9. They Say, Common
    10. Where A Country Boy Belongs, Marshall Tucker Band

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