I am cooking up a storm for Thanksgiving this week. I need music to keep me going in the kitchen, as I whip up those five pounds of mashed potatoes, stir the homemade gravy, and roll out that second batch of tart-crust dough. Broadway songs are good because I can sing with them. Barbra Streisand music, especially the “Funny Girl” soundtrack, falls into the same category. Compilations of New Orleans and JazzFest music — like the Dixie Cups’ “Iko Iko” — are great motivators. Of course, there are also lots of oldies (Rick Astley, Gloria Estefan) and disco hits (ABBA Gold, anyone?) to get me through the day.
This week, The Zone wants to know:
What music gets you through your most demanding chores?
Note: This is the last Monday Music Mambo of NaBloPoMo 2008. Let me know if there’s an interest in continuing this thread.