Mood: #quarantini ~ Ladies Night
The other day, at the end of a video conference, an associate threw out that it was #quarantini time. It caught me off guard, mostly because it was only 11am, and ultimately #quarantini got stuck in my head. I realized how much I miss the simplicity of grabbing a drink at happy hour or the occasional cocktail party. So when I had the chance I grabbed the closest adult beverage, which happened to be a Pomegranate Shell House from Trader Joes, and started a #quarantini cocktail playlist. I realized two things.
First – I need to level up my adult beverage game. 💯
Second – Sonically, I kept gravitating to tracks with women singing lead.
Maybe as my beverage game improves, I will find new inspiration and revisit the cocktail playlist again. Until then, here’s #quarantini – Ladies Night:
“Never meant to be you
Never meant to be me
Never meant to be us
Never meant for all of this
Never meant for you to love
Never meant for you to trust
So I’ll take my time, next time
And I’ll do it right
And I’ll take my time
“Baltimore” has a nice reggae/funk vibe mixed into it. The High Priestess of Soul covering a Randy Newman track produced by Creed Taylor from an album she apparently disliked. Eclectic, destructively talented, and beautifully dysfunctional, Now that’s as #BMore as it gets…
It didn’t feel right doing a cocktail party mix of any kind without somehow mixing in Astrud Gilberto. Cut Chemist does his thing, but this song is made when the vocal track from “Berimbau” melts in around the 1:50 mark. Cut also makes sure you are paying attention when the drums pick up at the 2:45 mark.