[Yes, I know that I could easily put a playlist on my iPod/phone/etc, but I still prefer to make an actual CD. For many years after CD’s appeared, I was still the kid making mixed TAPES (yes, cassette tapes)…so I’ll be a little slow to give up my CD’s.]
This year I’m actually hosting Thanksgiving (for the first time ever!) in my new home. Even though I won’t be traveling, I decided to make a mix for my Thursday cooking adventure.
You can find my 2013 Thanksgiving playlist, My Very Own HanksGiving, on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/18GT8Ny
(If you check it out you’ll notice a lot of Cage the Elephant and J Roddy Walston & The Business, because I’ll be going to their concerts in December! I’ll have to post reviews of their live performances.)
This playlist has a jock-jam quality to it; I’m mainly trying to amp myself up for the culinary task at hand. Hopefully I won’t burn down our new house while cooking and dancing around. It’s a legitimate concern seeing as how I’ve already singed a pot holder on our gas stove. I would love for this Thanksgiving to turn out like a Martha Stewart masterpiece, but (let’s be honest) this will probably be more like the New Girl “Hanks Giving” episode. As long as our turkey stays out of the dryer, I will consider it a success!
Side notes from the playlist:
1. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought “Take the Kids Off Broadway” by Foxygen was actually a Rolling Stones song.
2. Ariana Grande had a moment on the AMAs performing “Tattooed Heart”…even Lady Gaga noticed.
3. Towards the end of “Heavy Bells” by J Roddy Walston & The Business, there are some Led Zeppelin-inspired guitar riffs.