When we moved to NYC, we sold both our cars and went ZipCar. ZipCar, for those of you who don't know, is...well, it's hard to explain. It's sort of like a rental car, except if the rental car was just sitting in a random parking garage somewhere and you could just pick it up on a moment's notice, use it for an hour to go to Trader Joe's, and then leave it where you found it. It's all very snazzy and technological and awesome. And it makes being without a car nearly effortless.
As you can imagine, things get left in the ZipCars. In fact, I have laughed with Adam before about us leaving CDs in the player because, whoever has the ZipCar after us, will be greeted by the soundtracks to Mamma Mia, High School Musical 1 and 2, and Hairspray. Well, here is the text of the e-newsletter we received from ZipCar today:
That mix cd you left behind? Um, we found it.
Admittedly, we got a little ahead of ourselves and thought we'd seen it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly of mix CDs and iPod playlists. Over the years we've learned all of your darkest secrets and bad listening habits (which we actually love). And then recently we stumbled upon a playlist so original, so profound, so amazing that we think it could redefine the whole genre of the playlist. Enter, the fantastical, mind-blowing, "Songs About Food" playlist! (Yes, you know we immediately started compiling a "Songs About Vehicles" playlist which, naturally, will include lots of Beach Boys.) Check it out:
Everybody Eats When They Come To My House - Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Red Vines - Aimee Mann
Know Your Onion! - The Shins
Bobbing for Apples (live) - Regina Spektor
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright
Beans and Cornbread - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
Les Sucettes - France Gall
Eat the Music - Kate Bush
Breakfast in America - Supertramp
Quiche Lorraine - The B-52's
Red Apples - Cat Power
I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl - Nina Simone
Warm Beer and Cold Women - Tom Waits
Black Coffee in Bed - Squeeze
Now while the idea of a food playlist isn't that original (see here and here and here), I still thought this one was a good one...I mean, Nina Simone, The Shins, and Tom Waits? Excellent!
Eat, drink, and rock ON!