I have to be honest. This is not something that I've thought much about, until recently. A friend of mine and I were having a pint, and talking about music in the kitchen and at dinner parties. I hate music at dinner parties; a good dinner party is its own music. But in the kitchen, I have always had CBC Radio 1 (news and talk) on. At 6:00pm it's The World at Six, and at 6:30, As It Happens, a global news interview show, which opens with Moe Koffman's "Curried Soul". I always associate "Curried Soul" with dinner prep. About six moths ago, I got into the habit of playing Franz Ferdinand while I cook. It is *the* best for doing prep. That, or K'naan (and I generally dislike rap). Perhaps because the first cut on K'naan's CD (Dusty Foot Philosophy) is about water.
What are the rest of you listening to, and what's your age (I'm 43)?
Title: Dusty Foot Philosopher. And, excellent stuff. Musically very sophisticated. When was the last time that you heard a rapper accompanied by an oud?