Kitchen Music

So here’s a thing with me… I am passionate about music. Listening to it at least. The video is because that song and Pearl Jam are one of my favorites ever. I got to see them live a couple of years ago and have Eddie Vedder wish me a Happy Mother’s Day (big swoon). Granted he wished the entire arena in Cleveland, Ohio the same but it’s a minor detail.

Apparently with age comes acute stage fright though, at least with me. In middle and high school, I performed in musicals, was a 4-year choir member and went to NYC for Spring Break with some drama/music peeps. I was in “Swing Chorale” for goodness sake, way before Glee made it (sort of) cool.

Our girls’ costume consisted of silky black top, black and gold mid-calf glitter swing skirt and gold cumberbun thingy. Thank the heavens no pictures of that showed up on my Facebook page at 20-year reunion time. I did find a pic via Google that gives the flavor of what I’m describing, hair and all…

Made in the 80’s we were. Wow.

So, maybe stage fright is a good thing. These days I’ve always got my iPod hooked up when I am cooking in the kitchen. I was thinking about it recently and there are a million music mixes for workouts, but what about for your precious, creative time in the kitchen? Here’s what I ‘m currently listening to {I’ll update it every once in a while, when the mood strikes}. Feel free to comment with your own favorites, if you are like me and enjoy a little background music with your cooking.