May
05
2012
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Weekend Playlist: The Fifth of May
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

cinco de mayoHappy Cinco de Mayo… Now before you strap on that sombrero, do you have any idea what Cinco de Mayo is all about?  No?  Hell, I don’t even know why we celebrate it.  I do know that I could live off of salsa and margaritas alone… but let’s pretend for a moment that there’s more to Cinco de Mayo than an excuse to drink Corona before noon:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla,where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).  The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.  In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.

Well then, seems that there is, in fact, quite a bit to celebrate… to which you will most definitely need something to shake your maracas to.

And if you find that the salt on the rim of your glass is not enough sustenance to get you through the fifth of May, you should go ahead and try whipping up these easy (and delicious) enchiladas.

besos,

WhyDid

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Oct
29
2011
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Weekend Playlist: Fright Night
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

Seeing as Halloween falls on a Monday this year … lame… most people will be taking full advantage of the entire weekend to really spook it up.  And while you may not be hitting up the hottest cluuuuurb this year, you’ll probably attend some type of Halloween fete.  Perhaps, if you’re a really ambitious, you’ll actually be the one throwing said soiree.  You’ve thought of everything from eyeball ice cubes to black martinis but have you even taken a moment to consider a hauntingly hip playlist?  No?  You were too busy making pina ghouladas?  That’s fine.  I’ve gone ahead and done it for you.  You owe me.

 Happy haunting.

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
08
2011
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Weekend Playlist: City by the Bay
Written by: WhyDid | Weekend Playlist

When you think about rock bands and music scenes, You probably think Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, perhaps Detroit.  San Francisco most likely isn’t the first place that comes to mind (chocolate, yes… bridges yes).  But alas, we cannot forget that whole hippie dippie Summer of Love movement during the 60’s.  And while, San Fran isn’t currently the hot bed of band breeding, it did produce some pretty noteworthy musicians.

  1. Chris Isaaks – Wicked Games
  2. Steve Miller Band – The Joker
  3. Journey – Any Way You Want It
  4. E-40 – Mr. Flamboyant
  5. Grateful Dead – Truckin’
  6. Santana – Evil Ways
  7. Counting Crows – Round Here
  8. Third Eye Blind – Jumper
  9. Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
  10. Train – Hey Soul Sister
Peace & Love.
xx,
WhyDid

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