Certain musical triggers are unavoidable. When I see mussels, in my head I start singing Squeeze’s classic, “Pulling Mussels.” The song has nothing to do with mussels…
Yes, my musical taste dates me, and I really do enjoy all types of music, but it’s the 80’s New Wave stuff that is stuck on my brain. Here is my happy trigger list. I’m not sure what it says about my personality, but it makes me break out into song (not necessary in this order):
Pulling Mussels, Squeeze
The Logical Song, Supertramp
Is She Really Going Out with Him, Joe Jackson
Rock Lobster, B-52’s
My Sharona, The Knack
Whip It, Devo
Life’s Been Good, Joe Walsh,
Tainted Love, Soft Cell
Don’t you Want Me, the Human League
Super Freak, Rick James
Honorable mention to The Cure, Depeche Mode, the Hooters, The Cars, INXS, and REM. As for The Police, to be honest, meh! And please help me to forget 99 Red Balloons and Call Me.
Enjoy the Spaghetti con le Cozze e Pomodori. The tomatoes add a little tang to the flavor profile. A great spring/summer dish. And oh, play some of your favorite music when you make it.
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