On that note, I've fallen for the India Arie version of "Heart of the Matter" so I bought it when it came up on top of my iTunes search.
WHOA!!! STOP!! MAKE IT STOP!!!!
Is India Arie's actual song the first thing that came up? NO. I bought The Smooth Jazz Saxophone Orchestra's TRIBUTE to India Arie's Heart of the Matter. And my ears are nauseous as a direct result of having to hear that. I would never think to write off a full music genre. I love music. All kinds of music. But not smooth jazz, not great songs covered by cheesy, elevator sax. SICK.
So buyer beware. I am now listening to the real deal and have deleted the Smooth Jazz version (how embarrassing would THAT be if it came up on random?!)!
The real version is great. I had forgotten about my love of India Arie (and Desiree, Tracy Chapman, Sade...you get the idea) during freshman year of college. I'm getting all of that out right this second. It can be my soundtrack while I pull every food item out of my shelves and catalog into groups to be used in recipes.
You heard me.It is also Tearsheet Day here at TKTC headquarters. I am taking my life back from the much-loved subscription pile that proves again and again so hard to throw away. But it's time and there are higher purposes for these pages.
- Need to be able to get in bed without hurdling over a foot and a half of semi-gloss newsprint.
- Need to pull some color/texture ideas for the Jess dress.
- Need to use the healthy recipes in my cooking magazines for more than just food porn.
- Need to send articles that make me think of certain people TO those people in San Fran, LA, Boston, Istanbul, Bretagne, Germantown... I think they're better than cards.
- Need to pick a color for my office wall. I'm still loving the peacocky-blue below with my apartment's white molding and some gold accents*. But universal insight has been that it just won't jive with the softer earth tones of the rest of the house and a more Provencal kitchen that it shares space with. I see their point but then I find collections like this one on decor8 and I am back where I started. I also love the living room with the tree mural in that collection. Just a consistently delicious website.
*My obsession with this color began with the O magazine piece on Kate Walsh's house. Which I would still copycat and that is saying a lot. That living room. THAT DINING ROOM (I will have that table someday). The details and that incredible color combination.