Food & Music Part 3: An Obvious Five
Updated: Feb 29, 2020
With my food and music posts I wanted to do posts about one dish and one song or album and the memory, story or reference that went with it. But I have thought of a few that are not strong enough to write about as one post. So with this post I will be talking about five food and music pairings that I have thought of recently. Some have better points than others but these five have very obvious links, all of these are in my food & music story on Instagram by the way.
1. R.E.M - Orange Crush & The Orange Rose Cake.
Now I have more than one food reference with R.E.M. The other reference I have is with Leicester Tigers & doughnuts, at the final whistle R.E.M's shiny happy people would play over the tannoy. That is one for another time tho, this pairing is inspired by a song called orange crush, I told you these were going to be obvious. It was a song released in 1988, two years before I was born. Making the rose cakes became a bit of a speciality for me when I used to decorate them and I experimented with a few colours. Pink, orange and green to be exact, green was a mistake as I used them on a square cake and it ended up looking like a hedge! I think pink was my favourite and most popular I would say, I even had an order for one once out of work. But this reference is short and sweet like the other four will be.
I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush.
2. Bowling For Soup - 1985 & Any Soup I Make.
When I thought of this I was at work and I was thinking about pairings and I was peeling potatoes or something, my mind wonders when I do things like that in the kitchen. I picked 1985 for the picture because it was their most successful song, but for me my favourite song was the girl all the bad guys want. That song reminds me of my first crush in high school, in my school there was a lot of emo/goth kids. Artists that were out at the time were Evanescence, Good Charlotte, Linkin Park & The Rasmus. There was also My Chemical Romance's Black Parade & Green Days American Idiot that came later which was very popular. I first found the song on a Now: thats what I call music CD, 53 I think it was. I have done a few different soups recently, some for occasion and some just to get the soup fix. I'm actually having soup while I am typing this up, a nice veg soup that includes sweet potato and fennel.
The other day I found a video from last year where the band played girl all the bad guys want but with modern lyrics, I'll leave a link for the video and I'll copy and paste some of the lyrics so you can see. Let me know if you liked it or not, I'd love to see a re-release with those lyrics.
8 o'clock, Monday night and I'm on tinder
I swipe right on a girl little cooler than me
Her name is Ayva she's got a choker and a lip kit
She likes Yungblud but I'm not quite sure who that is
And when she walks
All the wind blows and the angels sing
But she doesn't notice me!
Cause she is watchin' UFC
Liking guys with neck tats
Listenin' to Bring Me
Got Post Malone on snapchat
It's like a bad movie
She is lookin' through me
If you were me, then you'd be Screamin' "Someone shoot me!"
As I fail miserably
Tryin' to get the girl all the bad guys want
She's the girl all the bad guys want!
She likes the Walking Dead and I like Stranger Things
Her playlists are full with rappers that are mad at their dad
She says she'd like to score backstage with Little Uzi
She'll never know that I'm the best that she'll never have