Music Monday: Songs to listen to while looking for dutch oven recipes

editor’s note:  hey all, miq here.  just a heads up:  in keeping with my announcement last week that i would be spotlighting more music each week outside of my regularly scheduled wednesday-story-days, i’ve recruited friend and fellow audiophile eric visser to be a regular contributor. we here in denver affectionately refer to him as “viss,” and he brings a really cool perspective to our little community of philistines.  viss is a great concert buddy if you need one (probably the most active show-goer i know, often popping into a couple per week in the summers), and will bring a slightly more modern flavor to the fold than my decidedly americana-folky leanings. he’ll be making appearances here a few times a month, so get ready to have an even better soundtrack to your life.  i love this playlist that he’s drummed for us and i think you will too…

IMG_1443After returning from his Euro-megatrip, Miq invited me to share some of the music that I have been listening to in this weekly blog segment.

I have been into all types of music since as long as I can remember and have always loved sharing my fovorites with anyone who would listen. When Miq asked me to do something productive with my life and start contributing to this blog I jumped at the opportunity. What I didn’t think about was how I was going to present each song and make it relevant to the masses who would be reading this. It didn’t take me long to realize that I shouldn’t try to get too deep and should just get to why I love music.

Music is my favorite art form because one song can mean so many things to so many people. It can provide a timeline for your life that you can attach memories and emotions, or it can just be something to pass some time between stoplights. Either way, it is providing a function. My goal when listening to music is to find songs which will add to each moment and perhaps give me a different and more impactful experience.

This week i am going to be sharing a playlist that I made after work to help me unwind and give some background for the evening. I didn’t put too much thought into the lyrical content of the songs as I was planning on using this as more of a passive listen. My focus was mostly on finding some fresh music that put me in a good mood, but wasn’t overly distracting.

My main focus for the evening after I got home was my new dutch oven. Now i’m sure that some of you think that I am referring to a new set of leather or rubber bedsheets, and although I have put a lot of time and effort into perfecting the art of cooking victims in a cocoon of filth, this dutch oven will only be used to make amazing meals.

If you like these songs and want to dig deeper, check out my spotify page.

Check out some of the awesome recipes that I found wile making this list!

inese No Clay Pot Chicken Casserolechile-braised-short-ribs-840x436cauliflower_and_chickpea_coconut_curry_recipeSweet Potato & Black Bean ChiliChicken & Chorizo Chili

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