Sometimes on Friday nights, I like to take it easy - I reflect, listen to tunes, and cook. Such is the case tonight, friends.
Following a wonderful Restorative Yoga class, I returned home, lit a comfy candle, fired up my iPod, opened a 2007 Rutherford Cab Sauv, and perused the fridge. Since I just went to TJ's I have the basics - Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and garlic. After a glance through the pantry, I grab the Capellini dry pasta (angel hair) and its on - feta, olive, tomato, angel hair pasta.
In 2008, my previous wonderful boss and friend passed along Amos' debut 2005 album "Amos Lee" because he thought I would like it - and he was right. Man - that CD got me through some tough times. I know every word of that album and I found great hope, acceptance, and peace in his words (and yes, I am choked up right now).
His music speaks for itself: See below ALL MY FRIENDS off his debut album, and then one of the most passionate songs I have ever heard, ARMS OF A WOMAN also off that same album.
And in our great fortune, Amos has just released a brand new album that is currently #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. Granted it was a horrific week for album sales, but still... Pushing 40k units in one week in these times is reason to celebrate. Yay Amos! I just bought the new album "Mission Bell" tonight and listened to it while cooking and then eating my pasta dinner. One song immediately resonated with me after only one listening - LEARNED A LOT. The below video is a live performance probably shot by an iPhone and even with that quality, his voice shines through as if he's standing right next to you. I can't wait until he plays LA.
Now for the Friday night easy relaxation meal:
Kalamata Olive, Tomato, Feta Angel Hair Pasta
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