Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vixen's Mixens: Thanksgiving Dinner!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, mostly because the focus is on delicious home cooked comfort food. In honor of this wonderful time of year I have created a playlist filled with songs that reference not just Thanksgiving, but all of the foods that we eat on that special Thursday in November.

Thanksgiving Dinner includes songs about potatoes (both mashed and sweet,) turkey, cranberry sauce, wine and PIE! I must admit, as it is on Thanksgiving, the pie section is by far the best. I had a tough time locating songs about stuffing, so if you have any suggestions, send them my way.

BTW, if you are wondering who the dork is on the left, that is me wearing an autumnal themed shirt that I borrowed from my co-worker for an ugly sweater party a few years back. I am considering asking her to borrow it again to wear on Thanksgiving. If not I will probably rock my HIMYM Slap Bet Commissioner t-shirt for the second year in a row to celebrate Slapsgiving.

Enjoy the playlist and happy holidays!!!!! I am not going to promise another playlist for next week, since I will be busy cooking cranberry sauce, pumpkin gooey butter cake and sweet potato casserole:-) What recipes will you be cooking up this time next week?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vixen's Mixens: Jealous Much?

After reading this awesome post on Rookie, called Getting Over Girl Hate, I was inspired to make a Spotify playlist of songs about girls v. girls, called Jealous Much?. All of these songs center around rampant jealousy and a general, "stay away from my man" mentality. To tell the truth, as in life, most of the tunes are about a woman's fear of losing her man to another woman - and the girl on girl hatred that follows.

It must be noted that country and hip-hop artists cover this topic most often (and the best.) How can you top Loretta Lynn's You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man? Ummm well maybe if you are Khia, talkin' 'bout them Jealous Girls. I even included the hilarious Jealousy by THE Paris Hilton, cuz it is an amazing Nicole Richie smack down (love the House of Harlow jewelry line btw Nicole - nothin' but love for ya.)

Hopefully the amazing showing of girl power from this year's Emmy broadcast (in case you missed it - makes me cry every time) and the killer box office from Bridesmaids shows that we are moving in the right direction, ladies. No need to hate on one another. There is room for all of us to be awesome - and plenty of men to go around. Hopefully someday we will live in world without these types of songs. But until then, the dramatic cattiness is kind of fun;-)

This is a work in progress - I know there are more songs that fit into this category out there! Send me your suggestions please! As for next week's playlist theme: Thanksgiving Dinner. Songs about the food we love to eat on Thanksgiving Day. Until then!