Hi ladies! I’m Maryellen, intern extraordinaire at One2One Network and aficionado of all things music. There’s nothing I love more than stumbling upon a new act, whether it’s a much-hyped band straight out of a garage in Portland or a Portuguese bossa nova nightclub singer from the 1960’s.
Some people have a soundtrack to their life…I have curated playlists. It’s all about setting the perfect mood. People-watching in Manhattan? I’m pounding the pavement to Local Natives and Phoenix. Reading blogs while enjoying a cup of tea? It’s gotta be She & Him and The National. Meandering solo around a museum? Take it down a notch with Oscar Peterson and Norah Jones.
Hanging out with my awesome friends? Vampire Weekend and Jurassic 5 never cease to get toes tapping. An impromptu after-hours dance party? Spice Girls and Michael Jackson for the win, preferably at an ear-splitting decibel.
One assembled mix that’s consistently music to everyone’s ears is titled A Stewart Family Dinner.
A perennial work-in-progress, it’s a classy, easy-going accompaniment that flows from aperitivo to dessert and coffee. The selected tracks to follow generate a distinctly mellow vibe and won’t take over the room. So open a bottle of wine, turn the lights down low, give the risotto one last stir, and enjoy amidst a backdrop of endless laughter and witty repartee. Dig in!
- Mel Tormé – Comin’ Home Baby
- Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta
- Louis Armstrong – La Vie en Rose
- The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You
- Stevie Wonder – Superstition
- The Beatles – Eight Days a Week
- The Stephane Wrembel Trio – Big Brother
- Nina Simone – See Line Woman
- Coralie Clément – Samba de Mon Coeur Qui Bat
- Sam Cooke – That’s It, I Quit, I’m Movin’ On
- Etta James – A Sunday Kind of Love
- Dave Brubeck – Take Five
- Ray Charles – Hallelujah, I Love Her So
- Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs – Beg Steal or Borrow