Slow food and slow music


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I would like to ask you about your opinion! For some years ago I joined the slow food movement. Now I have plans for doing a cross-over project: Slow Food and Slow Music.

Cook, eat and listen/play music. Slow music can be aucustic music: Drums, piano, acustic bass, (semi)acustic guitar as a backing band. Don't have to slow, it can be up-beat but no big thing about the equipment. Just a small PA to amplify vocal and other instruments for balance. Aucusitc bassguitars and guitars have small pre-amps. Can they be plugin to a small PA with subbass(with a good result)?

Lots of musicians are into cooking. Is this something you would like to do?



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This movement has a bit to much evangelical zeal for me. Whilst its aims are laudable, I'm a bit put off by its campaigning nature. Whether you would get a load of musicians together over an event for a movement which comes packaged with a mission and a philosophy I'm not sure.

To me, slow food means taking your time over the appreciation of good food. Sunday lunch with the family can easily stretch out over a couple of hours, and is all the better for it. That goes well with any sort of music - we always have music playing over a long lunch. There certainly seems to be a link betwen a love of food and music, and jamming and eating (as long as drinking is also included!) go well together.


Formerly known as "nachoman"
brighton by the sea
My two main interests (excluding moives- by the way Thom, congratulations to the Swedish Film industry for the best film I've seen in years- "Let the right one In").
Can't help feeling that one would distract from the other- I certainly like my music with no other sensory distractions if I'm really taking it seriously. Though I feel cooking food & appreciating music seem to go together better than the act of eating it and music, to me at least......
OK- Sub Thread- Favourite CDs to cook to..... I give you, from my kitchen- Best of Louis Prima, Queen Ida band Live (Zydeco/Cajun), Tom Waits- Blue Valentine (specifically this album- for it's soul/R&B influence), Earl Bostic Blows a Fuse, Los Lobos- La Pistola y La Corazon (gorgeous acoustic album), Best of Booker T and the MGs.....
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