After a few months of being away, Dinner Music is back in 2023 to bring cool, weird, old, groovy, lounge-y and soulful sounds from my ears to yours.
This week, we’re starting with a playlist. Call it audio vision boarding. Call it manifesting vibes for the coming year. We start with a song I returned to again and again in 2022, a cover of Our Day Will Come by The Carpenters. It’s short and simple, but with a message to hold close: it will come. We start slow, the way a dancer warms up before spinning their body around a room. We melt into Bossa Nova and begin moving our own bodies to Elizeth Cardoso, a Brazilian singer that launched the entire genre of Bossa Nova with her album Canção do Amor Demais. Naturally, we reach the peak with a few eighties and disco tracks. We move through continents here, with tracks from the Middle East, America and Brazil. Dance a Little Bit Closer by the Salsoul Orchestra feat. Charo is a delight and a classic in its own right. We end with a sound to consider: simple, rugged, rambling honky tonk.
Listen to the playlist here*.
Pair this playlist with:
Fancy and beautiful tomato salad. If you’re like me, this recipe will likely speak to your January self. It’s healthy, it’s simple, but it still has cheese. It’s a good pairing with some simple yogurt marinated chicken, meatballs or roasted cauliflower.
Lofi Chenin Blanc. A southern California Chenin Blanc that is well balanced, soft and easy to drink. Also a great bottle to buy and save for a February 1 celebration :).
Thank you, thank you. Have a great week.
One more thing: The format of this newsletter is changing, so if you have any thoughts please send me an email! Anything you loved? Hated? Missed? Would like to see more of? I’m all ears.
I had time this morning, so if anyone needs the YouTube Music version — https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLox1I7UD4GdmLbFXYLwJ7EobePME51Oqi&feature=share