Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Caramelized Playlist

Thanksgiving onions 2014

Here is the playlist we listened to during the Caramelization of the Onions today.

-       If I had words from the movie Babe.   Sung by mice.  Saint-Saëns to a reggae beat.

If I had words to make a day for you
I'd sing you a morning golden and new.
I would make this day last for all time
Give you a night deep in moon shine.
- lyrics by Scott Fitzgerald

And then, of course, this naturally followed:
-       The Saint-Saëns Organ Concerto #3, final movement.  Pull out all the stops!

To switch things up a little:
-       Peter, Paul and Mary singing Blowin’ in the Wind. 

Which prompted me to say to Younger Daughter, "Bob Dylan wrote that song.  Have you ever heard Bob Dylan sing?"  No.  So next up in the play list was 30 seconds of:
-       Bob Dylan sings Everybody Must Get Stoned. 
“Why does it sound like a carnival?” Younger Daughter asked.  So we switched to:
-       Twist and Shout, The Beatles.

Then back to classical music:
-       Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg. 

Then Youtube selected this for us:
-       Rondo Alla Turca, by Mozart. 
-       Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the final movement.  This included some dancing around the kitchen, because by that time the onions were sliced and in the pan.  A bombastic finish to the caramelization process.

This is the version of the 1812 Overture we listened to:

Check out the plethora of great Dad jokes in the comments on that youtube link.  But bemoan the fact that the youtube poster did not bother to say which orchestra is playing. 

Happy Thanksgiving!  May your onions be sweet!


melissa said...

Love your carmelizing jams! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Bibliomama said...

Very nice. Rondo alla turca was an answer in World Trivia Night a few weeks ago. We did not get it, but I will never forget it again.