I admit that I had a little too much fun recording this episode of FoodBoozeTunes.
The idea for this episode began, like so many others, with The Whitny List. My friend’s food, booze, and tunes combination was any Lean Cuisine TV dinner + wine coolers + sappy 80s Heart.
I had none of the above in stock, so I dared to do the relative opposite of the prescription, starting with badass 70s Heart. I listened to their Greatest Hits compilation (CD | MP3), which mostly contains their louder, earlier work.
The relative opposite of a calorie-conscious TV dinner are meatballs, doused in honey mustard, followed by some tri-tip roast (with the fat hanging from the edges). It was a glorious meal.
I use the term relative opposite because I’m pretty much staying within some thematic limit (for instance, the band Heart) but doing the opposite within those limits (badass 70s Heart vs. sappy 80s Heart). So with my ad hoc terminology in mind, the relative opposite of a nice and breezy wine cooler would be some 2004 Merlot from the Central Coast of California, drunk straight from the bottle. It totally worked with the beef and the rock music.
When that was finished, I had a bottle of Stella, then a bottle of Newcastle. You can hear my condition by the end of the podcast.