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Kitchen Music, Episode 2 Revenge of the Bagpipes

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We haven't done this in a couple of years. Whats on the CD player at work these days?

I found an entire CD of bagpipe music (Colin MacLellan) on usenet a few days ago. It works wonders when you just want everyone out of the kitchen.

Also on the playlist: Echo and the Bunnymen, The Plimsouls, Yo La Tengo, lots of Grateful Dead, U2, Michelle Shocked, Lyle Lovette, Robert Earl Keen, Roxy Music, The Cure and my top two "things are going wrong" kitchen songs: "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" by The Soggy Mountain Boys and "Fly Away" by Lenny Kravitz.

On a sidenote, number one sign your chef used to be a hippy: Chef hears a song I burned on a mix cd called "Urge for Going", circa late '60's, and says, "Hey, is that Tom Rush?" and he's right. :D
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post #2 of 51
Audioslave's first album, as well as the new one, "Out of Exile." My students have turned me on to Bowling for Soup... not bad, considering it is from within the past 2 years. Rush's "Live in Rio"... 2 hours of classic Rush! And, of course, Styx's "Return to Paradise." Right, Greg?! :p

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post #3 of 51
i just bought an AirPort Expess so i could have my entire mp3 library available to me in my home kitchen. great! i've been listening to alot of Sonic Youth, Interpol, Bjork, Nick Cave, The Faint, and the new White Stripes album. i'd listen you Joy Division but there's way to many sharp item in the kitchen for that :-). the other night i listened to the first Cibo Matto album. all the songs are about food and the foods are a metaphor for sex.

Greg, it must be nice to work somewhere where Echo & the Bunneymen is appreciated in the work place. possibly the best band ever (before the breakup).
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post #4 of 51
Anything "Classic Rock" pretty much does it for me. thought once in a while, some good motown or motown remakes do it for me as well.
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post #5 of 51
The last place I worked played mostly Rap music on the CD player... I worked with mostly men, and ages ranged from 20-30 (although I was the only one under 25 years of age). When someone didn't have a CD to bring we'd listen to the radio. At the new place I'm at they don't listen to music, feels like a hospital - so cold, boring...
post #6 of 51
I worked with a chef once loved french hunting music sounded like a heard of dying elephants ooooooooooooh my ears! :cry: I like anything I can understand the words to I must be getting old. :)
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post #7 of 51
I like cooking with jaz and a good fruity red or chilled white. I know its cliche but I cant help it.
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post #8 of 51
metallica(o:
post #9 of 51
lots of dead or phish when my hippie captain is working, as for me.. i just like putting the old ipod on shuffle... go from beethoven to bjork to bad brains, to frank sinatra, some speed metal....
post #10 of 51
The entire kitchen at work listens to spanish pop radio. "La Camisa Negra" is playing near the top of the charts. I've probally heard that song at least 3 times an hour. It's about a guy with black shirt, and I don't know what else.
post #11 of 51
Towards the office, progressive oops sorry "fusion" Jazz. Motown when I need to slow it down a little.
Now the kids are listening to, ummm? oh yea EMO. The music isn't half bad but sounds a little dark to me. Hey! if it increases production!!

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post #12 of 51
EMO... haha... punk without any guts... im sad .. and you will listen to my sadness, while i scream about how sad i am.. if they like EMO tell them to grow up and listen to some early AFI or better yet, some Stooges.
post #13 of 51
Rblum,
The music does resemble what you say. I haven't picked up the punk part yet. These are young persons fresh out of high school. Buying time before heading out to some very good schools.They are just helpers on a part time basis. I can tell you, they are very intelligent and creative! They find much peace amongst themselves.
I personally don't think watching the Three Stooges would be a healthy suggestion.( too violent ) :D ;)

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post #14 of 51
RIGHT ON!

Add to that Disturbed, Linkin Park, Evanesence, Ill Nino, Drowning Pool, God Smack, and Iced Earth and you've got about half of what plays in my home kitchen. The other half;
Enigma, a little Kenny G, St. Germain, Gloria Estafan (her more Cuban influenced music and not so much her American pop). Tatu, and some of the occasional big band music.
post #15 of 51
to panini,
Iggy and the Stooges... not larry moe, & curly/Shep. However, I see what you are saying. I generalized to much. My love for cooking is rivaled only by my love of Music. I appreciate the evolution of music, however, most of the kids today dont realize where their music came from. I will, regretfully so, have to admit that some emo music is great. As with most types of music, there are the motivators and the imitators. Music is music. I am not so jaded to think that people like what I play. Most people cant stand what i listen to. Sorry if I came accross as caustic in any way.

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post #16 of 51
Rblum,
Caustic, not at all. My dad who was a very accomplished musician who made money playing with the likes of Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey until he inlisted, used to tell me the same thing. You don't know where your music came from. And I was getting into music when the Beatles were coming over. :eek: Skipped a generation, I can't play a CD but my 14 yr old, after piano lessons has self taught himself on the Alto Sax and is playing the electric guitar this summer.

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post #17 of 51
Rblum,
let's not forget, the band credited for the beginning of EMO was Fugazi, which was formed by Mike from Minor Threat (if ever there was punk with guts, it was minor threat). however for me emo goes back further than that. i'm thinking the cure, yaz, the the, joy division, etc. it's kinda funny how musical genres get re-intorduced as the next big thing and noeone ever thinks about it's influences.
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post #18 of 51
Unfortunately, where I am right now, the F&B manager does not allow music to be played in the kitchens, but I am leaving the company and start a new job. Unfortunately, it is in the FOH of a causal place so it will be a lot of non-offensive bubblegum pop. But in the kitchen I usually like to change it up a lot from Hispanic music (for the vatos) to bluegrass, to world music, to a lot of techno, industrial and ebm. Of course, a lot of punk, both old and new school, thrown in. Just usually try to stay away from country, rap and hip hop if any way possible.
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post #19 of 51
In the car: KISS 99.5 San Antonio ROCKS!!!!
In the kitchen: Some crappy Hip-Hop channel that plays only 8 songs (Mike Jo-nes, Mike Jo-nes.....) Ever!!!! No I don't hate hip hop, I hate this crappy station.
At home: Tragicially Hip: In Between Evolution. Love "It Can't Be Memphis Every Night" Torment the neighbors with it. Daily. At 7:15 every morning.
post #20 of 51
I am a big fan of good music on all levels. (Well except country…sorry to the fans) However I am so SICK of Mike Jones...and that stupid... “I'm so Icy” song. I swear I want to barf when I hear them.
We have the stereo system restaurant wide, so whatever they are listening to in the diningroom, (usually classic rock, classic 80's or big band all of which I adore) we listen to in the kitchens, and in the prep room. Early in the AM they play heavy rap (Which I can take except the aforementioned M.J.) or R&B which I like too. BTW I would love to hear some Metallica in the kitchen…that is usually what I listen to on the way in. At night when the Operating Partner is closing, he has an uncharacteristic pension of heavy rave or trance music, which I like as well...just gives me flashbacks of the gay clubs I have visited...LOL

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post #21 of 51
Jim,
Good to see Bowling for Soup is getting out there.
Goint to see them at home in a small venue on the 12th.

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post #22 of 51

Kitchen Music

Mars Volt, At the Drive In plus your usual Dead and Phish, plus some good 80's punk rock are among the top kitchen Cd's lately. Basically anything that helps keep the staffmoving at a good pace
post #23 of 51
during prep time, I like classical, seems to be inspiring.
when the rush is starting to build, I love the ramones, dk, rage against the machine.

cleaning up , I don't really care, I just am focused on getting done and getting on home.
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post #24 of 51
if i'm first in, its only iggy, the birthday party, the ramones, or early 60's jamaican ska. why? because everything else sucks :-)


if i'm not the first in, the classic rock station is just fine by me.
post #25 of 51
Although, I'm not that old, I am baffled at the concept of downloading music from the web, and only just figured out what an MP3 player actually is. Anyhoo, since I have a phone line connection, downloading is out of the question.

Music in the kitchen....Cd player/radio is on a high shelf, so I don't like to go off trotting every 40 mins to change CD's with chicken guts all over my hands. In the mornings I like a good shot of classical. We have a pretty good radio station (CBC) that is (drum roll please!) commercial free! However, if there's even a hint of opera, off it goes. By around 9 I'll switch to other stuff, and during service it goes off. I can tolerate any of my staff's requests to play their stuff, but I find anything longer than one hour of one particular band is too much.
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post #26 of 51
Oh yeah, and alot of Ween!!!!
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Sunday morning music. Ween and Barry White. What a combo:D
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post #28 of 51
We usually battle between classic rock and hip hop. When I'm doing prep I like Tom Petty, and if I want to be left alone it's country or classical. When it comes to the hip hop I can generally stand it for an hour or so, then the throbbing in my head starts...
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post #29 of 51
Usually a lot of classic stuff for us like Zepplin, Queen, Gunners etc. Been cranking the Jazz latley, though its not as much fun to sing to. I would love to crank some more metal, but i think chef would turn it off and put on celine dion....
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post #30 of 51
Friday has morphed into "Country Friday" lately. So today was the Notting Hillbillies. Hank III, Johnny Cash, Old and in the Way, a little Dead, Los Lobos, and the Beat Farmers.
But then again for pure listening pleasure, nothing beats Tom Waits....
And this year we upgraded our kitchen stereo.:cool:
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