Friday, February 11, 2005

Music to Camp By

This has nothing to do with camp cooking. That said, I got "tagged" by fellow blogger Kelli for the "Music in My Kitchen" meme that's been going around. I thought this would be fun. Besides, it's raining in Northern California -- not exactly ideal Dutch oven weather.

I read Kelli's Culinary Epiphanies and Debbie's words to eat by daily. Both culinary blogs are worth reading (and both have posted their thoughts on "Music in My Kitchen") since yesterday.

What is the total amount of music files on your computer?

Zip, Nadda, None. Sorry. But I do have 144 images of my 15-month old granddaughter (today's her mother's 21st birthday). That's 58 MB, which is larger than my first hard drive. Let's not mention countless pictures of Dutch ovens.

The CD you last bought?

Last two: Away Out on the Mountain, by Tim and Mollie O'Brien and Amazing Grace by Favorite Hymns Quartet.

What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?

Do radio talk shows count? If so, I listen to Hugh Hewitt everyday during my homeward-bound the commute. I rarely listen to music at home, but when I do it's blues, western (forget the "C") and accapella gospel.

Write down five songs that you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.

1. "Love Lifted Me" by James Rowe, 1912. This hymn says it all. It's Jesus who saves man from the depths of sin. Performed by the Gospel Hymns Quartet.

2. "Who?" by W.L. (Bill) Hopper. Performed by the Gospel Hymns Quartet.

3. "As the Deer" by Martin Nystrom. Performed by the Gospel Hymns Quartet.

4. "Life's Railway to Heaven" by W.S. Stevenson. A beautiful song that was sung by Pasty Cline.

5. "That's How I Learned to Sing the Blues" by Tim and Mollie O'Brien.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

Let's try this:

1. Alton Brown. Why not? He's the current "answer man" for everything food on Food Network. Maybe AB could post his on his Rants and Raves page.

2. Hugh Hewitt. He's like the premiere blogger in the country.

3. Kelly at Chef To Be. I honor anyone who has the courage to return to school (and culinary school at that!) later in life. I returned to college after two active-duty enlistments in the Navy in 1979.


  1. Steve -- you're braver than I am! I actually thought about tagging AB, but figured I wouldn't get far. Way to go (and good luck)! =)

  2. Thanks for the mention and the kind words. Love your website. You sound like one lucky guy out there in CA. Hope retirement turns out the way you want. When people ask me why I'm going to culinary school, I tell them I'm working on my retirement plan!