Look there’s a lot going on out there – anger, sadness, isolation, hashtag activism, some truly bad shit… but this is Summertime and that affords us a few well-earned personal allowances. This is Summertime and here is your assignment  [should you choose to accept it]:

How To Enter the Summer Float Challenge:

Post a picture/pictures inspired by the faucethead Summer to do list to instagram and tag them with #fcviews.

Here’s Your Faucethead Summer to-do list:

1. Listen to the Faucethead Summer Float Playlist

It’s slightly off-tangent to your typical pop Summer playlist but we think you’ll like it.

2. Find Awe

Beginner tip: Close your eyes, take 4 deep breaths, and then look at the sky – It’ll never look that way again

3. Quality Cheese or Ice Cream

Treat yourself to one of the two and eat the first 2 bites as slowly as possible [no extra points for doing both at the same time].

4. Dance at Night

Extra points given for lack of self awareness!

5. Feast Your Eyes

Learn about an artist and share them with a friend. A few of our recommendations: Kelly ReemstenCynthia Grow, Michael Schwab, Shaun Tan, Donald JuddRobert Rauchenberg,

6. Read or Watch Fight Club

This is why… “I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables – slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war… Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”

7. Full Hug

Hug someone you care about like it’s the last time you’ll see them… Just try it.

8. Get Lost

Turn off Google maps and Waze and find a new path/route somewhere. Whether it’s a different route home from the store or a new trail up a mountain – make your own tracks.

9. Send a Postcard

This one is always on our list. It’s a simple mission. Extra points if you make your own or alter the front to make it unique.
Here’s some inspiration: Griffin and Sabine

10. Float

I don’t care if it’s a bathtub, a pool, or an ocean, you carry enough weight around on our shoulders these days, treat yourself to weightlessness

Giveaway / Prize:
Handmade Personalized Faucethead Postcard

We’ll select a winner from the posts and we’ll send you a handmade postcard. No s#!t – we’ll actually paint it just for you. We need more than 10 entries so tell your friends. Enter often to increase your chances. We’ll choose and notify a winner on Friday, August 17th.

Even if you only do one thing on this list, do it for you – we think you deserve it.


1 // Yegelle Tezeta – Mulatu Astatke
2 // Ragale – AkaleWube
3 // Cirkus – Gramatik
4 // Happy Man – Jungle
5 // Balla Balla – Brazilian Girls
6 // Una Musica Brutal [El Hijo de la Cumbia Remix] – Gotan Project
7 // Tea Leaf Dancers [Moodymann Edit] – Flying Lotus, Andreya Triana
8 // Baby (How Much I LFO You) – DJ Koze
9 // Sans lendemain – La Riviera
10 // Invitation – Dorothy Ashby
11 // Petite fleur – Henri Salvador
12 // Under My Umbrella – Margo Guryan
13 // Barn Barn – Sister Nancy
14 // You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) [Extended Mix] – Dawn Penn
15 // Nice Up The Dance [Previously Unreleased Version] – Michigan & Smiley 16 // Armagideon Time – The Clash
17 // Do Nothing – The Specials

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