This being a music blog, my favorite project to look forward to during Sugar City’s annual Fun-a-Day exhibit (create something artistic for every day of the month) is the concept album from Alex Berkley. His first year album for Fun-a-Day, 28 Days of Fun, was a collection of songs, one recorded every day of the month: a simple, yet quality undertaking. For year two, he went more ambitious, recording a collection of diary-like entries chronicling the day to day life of the Elmwood Village every man for 28 Days of Fun: Sick of the Sound of My Voice.
As for this year, his third musical installment for Fun-a-Day, the singer/songwriter put his iTunes on shuffle daily and proceeded to write a song, resulting in 28 Days of Fun: Shuffle. Some of the random songs that inspired the album were “Our Singer” by Pavement (Song 19: “Wings & Billy Madison”), “Jamming” by Bob Marley & the Wailers (Song 5: “A Simpsons Gag”), “I’d Be Wrong Were I To Say I Loved You Not Quite Or Almost Always” by Damian ( Song 2: “Requiem for Inventory Mondays”), and “Romulus” by Sufjan Stevens (Day 26: “The Record Store”).
In the mean time, listen to Day 24’s song, “Dance Floor,” which features an excerpted cover of No Doubt’s “Spiderwebs,” below.