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Mood Music

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Photos: Courtesy of Fort Knox Five

All day long you deal with crabby, cranky, and grouchy. It’s no wonder you’re not horny, happy, or lovey when your muffin makes his move.

So we asked rocker and hands-on dad Rob Myers, of local funk band Fort Knox Five, for his musical picks to help grown-ups get in the mood.

Spill the Wine,” by The Animals & Eric Burdon & War
(Getting tipsy is a good step.)

Mustt Mustt,” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
(You think you can. You think you can.)

Genevieve,” by Cymande
(Ask for the royal treatment.)

Wow and Flutter,” by Stereolab
(You might be getting butterflies.)

Feel Flows,” by The Beach Boys
(You’re hitting your groove now.)

Bus Stop,” by The Hollies
(The wheels on this bus are going ’round and ’round.)

Maps,” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(X marks the spot.)

Omid (Hope),” by Thievery Corporation
(Keep it alive.)

Officially/One X One,” by Lord Parks & Ray-I
(Going solo works, too.)

Cariba,” by Wes Montgomery
(Let it all hang loose.)

The Brazilian Hipster,” by Fort Knox Five
(So hot you might be cool again.)

Tereza My Love,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim
(At this point, he can call you whatever he wants.)


Fort Knox Five’s new album, The New Gold Standard 2, will be available November 3, online at fortknoxrecordings.com or at your local record store.

Photo: Courtesy of Fort Knox Five

This Week in Washington D.C.

EAT
Big-Screen Cartoon Brunch Series
What:
EatBar serves up classic kids’ shows and movies alongside homemade donuts, French toast, and crab cakes with biscuits.
Why: That’s all folks.
When: Thru Nov. 29. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington (703-778-9951).

SPOOK
Ghost and Graveyard Tours
What:
Grown-up goblins and wee witches listen to ghost stories during a lantern-lit walk through historical Old Town.
Why: You ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.
Where: Ramsay House Visitors Center, 221 King St., Alexandria (703-519-1749). For reservations, e-mail tours@alexcolonialtours.com.

TOUR
Patuxent Wildlife Festival
What:
Get a look at the center and check out endangered birds on the one day the government facility opens to the public.
Why: Time to spread your wings.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel (301-497-5580).

LOCATIONS
EatBar
2761 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
703-778-9951
Ghost and Graveyard Tours
221 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-519-1749
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