Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Smitten with music

My blog crush of the month: Smitten Kitchen. After reading her witty entries I too have made the Barefoot Contessa's pecan bars (a big hit at work and my Stitch&Bitch meeting), the Korova cookies (as transcendent as she said) and the braised beef short ribs (did smell heavenly but frankly I prefer my brisket recipe). Perhaps I can simplify my life by only cooking what Deb cooks.

Further proof that I am no longer a college DJ: I have twice now remarked to my husband that he might like certain bands because he has a thing for female lead vocalists. Trouble is, neither of the bands I meant (the Delays and Silversun Pickups) have female lead vocalists. And I even *saw* these bands on TV. Now granted SSPU does have a female bassist/vocalist**, but she does not sing lead on the song I heard (update: in the video, a girl in the club is lipsynching along, so maybe that's how I was confused?). For the other I have only the excuse that I have a small TV. And apparently lack an ability to recognize Adam's apples.

Knitting...scarf for Red Scarf project halfway done. On front of Jesse's Flames sweater for R. Still basking in reflected glory of Baby Viking hat.

**my one regret in life - I never learned to play the bass. I play air bass. I'm looking forward to playing bass in Guitar Hero II. Heck, even my rabbi plays the bass. Can I be reincarnated as the bassist for Stellastarr*?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Neil said...

I'm also a big fan of Smitten's blog. My big fear is that if I actually followed her recipe, it would never look as good as her amazing photo of the final dish, sort of the way the hamburger never is as juicy and big as the McDonald's ad.

9:27 PM  
Blogger FemiKnitMafia said...

I have a thing for bass too! Probably because I had a crush on a bass player in a NYC blues band I used to stalk.

11:01 PM  

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