Tuesday, April 13, 2010

When music and food collide....

Your love is better than ice cream
Better than anything else that I've tried
And your love is better than ice cream
Everyone here know how to fight

~ Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan

That was my cake cutting song. A way to share my passion for food with my love of music. Musicians are closeted foodies. We've seen Foo Fighters and The Bravery host Top Chef. Moby's got Teany. JLo has Madres. I found a couple of examples of local artists who have the makings of a culinary crossover.

John Henry Copen
& Boardwalk Ice Cream - Josh is a fan of John. Josh works at Boardwalk Ice Cream in Irvine Spectrum. For the past two Fridays, Boardwalk Ice Cream has not only sponsored John's performances by covering his stage fee, they bought dessert for anyone purchasing his CD. Utilizing Blue Bell ice cream, the gang at Boardwalk provide their take on the Balboa Bar (sans auto ferry). Couldn't decide on a topping, so I went for "everything".

For your viewing enjoyment, here's a link to John's vocal stylings.

OFFWHITE & Share Our Strength - Recently I volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank. They are a local beneficiary for an event on April 23rd at the Island Hotel named Taste of the Nation, The Garden of Everything Good. A dinner and auction, 100% of ticket sales will go towards efforts to end childhood hunger. Featured restaurants include Bluefin, Break of Dawn and Studio at Montage Resort. OFFWHITE, a "Soul Rock" acoustical duo, will provide the evening's entertainment. According to their myspace profile, they describe their sound as, "If Lenny Kravitz was in Weezer and they took Green Day out for Chicken and Waffles" (as far as I'm concerned, that's a food reference).

For more information, including photographs from last year's event, click here.

It's a long way down
It's a long way down
It's a long way down to the place where we started from....

No comments: