November 24, 2005
thankful tunes

Hey, so you've all been posting about what you're thankful for this year and what you're eating today. It's pretty cool to read all your posts while I putter about my mise en place.

I was thinking about what I listen to while I cook Thanksgiving, and I realize I have a pretty predictable pattern. Early in the morning, before the sun comes up, I listen to softly playing Sarah McLaughlin. Around 9 or 10am, when I need a little MORE, I swap out to gothy/poppy music - Siouxsie, Switchblade Symphony, Curve. Later in the day, when I start to feel in the weeds (I invariably feel like I am, whether I really am or not), I break out the industrial tunes - old Puppy, Rx, Meg Lee Chin, Pigface, Ministry. As guests are about to arrive, I downshift to some Tom Waits, and eventually swap out to some quiet old-school jazz. (This actually goes for any major dinner party where I'm cooking all day, really.)

What I'm wondering, though, is what you all listen to in the kitchen all day while you prepare for your meals - humor me and post what's on! (I just swapped out the Sarah for the Siouxsie, for the record.)

Posted by shock at November 24, 2005 10:03 AM

Today has been some Muzak Albums on the ol' record player, but as i got really busy it became a mix of Senor Coconut, Cornelius, a mix of Insect Music, as well as Tipsy and Tosca!

Posted by: tapeworm on November 24, 2005 2:57 PM

That's funny. I was thinking about posting something about the cds I pick for my yearly thanksgiving roadtrip to sacramento. I seem to always gravitate toward what I think of as comfort cds: neutral milk hotel, quasi, apples in stereo, built to spill. I think I grag those same cds for every sacto road trip. With some depeche mode thrown in this year because, well, I just can't get enough (I still find myself getting uncontrollably tingly when I hear depeche mode songs).

Anyhow, thanks for giving me an excuse to type out my thoughts on comfort music. :)

Posted by: Carrie on November 24, 2005 10:05 PM

Hmm. I've yet to find a pattern. When it comes to music, I'm whimsical. This year, I played 5 hours worth of Kinsey Sicks while baking. Thankfully, no one was home with me, and the bird simple stood taller and slowed her chewing when I got, uh, carried away.

Posted by: boing on November 25, 2005 5:38 PM
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