Everything here evokes something of the other, a string instrument, the timbre of a beat. This list will carry your night into another world, close to this one but comfortably far away.
If your special dinner guest stayed a bit longer than anticipated, you're now dealing with a different kind of entertaining. This is the type you do in sweatpants and glasses, unshowered, and definitely unkempt. Let's assume you had a great night with this extended guest, and now you want to send him home with a little extra love. Here's the jam for his toast.
We're probably not going to agree on what kind of music best accompanies a date: should it be tender? Hot? Sweet? Aggressive? Why not try a little bit of everything? My list is a funky collection of dirrrrrrty grooves and loving tunes. Ready to start your night? Just press play.
A fun collection of beards, beats, bass, and pop. Open the wine and laugh at the table together. Good times ahead.
With an unforgiving Winter this year it seems only appropriate to pepper this list with songs of longing (for another human, another season). I opened the evening with the theme song from Under the Tuscan Sun because I'm masochistic (but seriously, we all love that movie, right?).
Hyde requested a western-themed meal, so I'm presenting some western-themed sounds. I'll leave it "western-themed" because this isn't all music of the cowboys. It's a little bit old and a little bit new.
This list started off with some South American flavors and then I fell into a black hole listening to the outrageous Rhythms Del Mundo discography. These musicians prove the value of a cover. Pairing with some of your current favorite artists (Bruno Mars, R.E.M.), they replay old favorites with a devastatingly new spin.
And, of course, I had to finish the list with Shakira. Hips don't lie folks.