It’s not unknown for me to liken music to food.  Or pair musical listening experiences with the type of food and drink which should be consumed at the same time (have a look here for example).

Today’s menu?  Michelin starred smoothness and subtlety:

For the starter:  gorgeous, lilting songs exploring love and life accompanied by light bluesy melodies.

For the main course:  laid back easy-listening numbers – witty and playful, with a gentle latin beat, perfect for any palette

And for dessert:  delicious, heart-breaking ballads that ooze with caramel and cream

The provider of the ingredients for such a feast?  The singer-songwriter Katie Melua and her two albums Call Off The Search and Piece By Piece.

As with much of my music, I had stopped listening to KM’s albums because they had been so well played everywhere – particular tracks such as The Closest Thing To Crazy and Nine Million Bicycles seemed to be on all the time and I got a bit tired of them.  But this was my loss.  Listening to both albums again this week, I have been reminded just how talented KM is, and how easy it makes having a michelin starred experience in the comfort of one’s own ears.

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6 thoughts on “Gourmet dining

  1. I have thought of music as a background to dinner, but I have never thought of it as the actual meal. You really are creative, my friend…and there is no calories. I am going to stuff myself tonight on music…

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