So Hurricane Irene’s on her way, just in time for my birthday tomorrow. This weekend will be all about stocking up and hunkering down since NYC’s in her path and mass transit’s gonna be shut down. My Miami bro advises that we fill up the bathtub and buckets with water (for flushing of course, when the power goes).
And any activity needs a menu and a playlist, right? I’ll be doin’ up some fish tacos (with red snapper and mango/avocado salsa, a bit of radish, crema made from 0% greek yogurt and cilantro, with plenty of lime). I’ll skip the Pat O’Briens’ style hurricane and stick with fresh lime juice, tequilla and maybe a shot of OJ. Or maybe see what the Vitamix is made of and do a version of my mom’s lime/mint sherbert (if the freezer and indeed, electricity are working).
My “C’mon, Irene!” Playlist is below. It’s also on Spotify here. Enjoy!
Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan – Hurricane
Hoodoo Gurus – Like Wow/Wipeout
PJ Harvey – Down By The Water
Irene Cara – What A Feeling
Smash Mouth – Do It Again – Me, Myself & Irene / Soundtrack Version
Lenny Kravitz – Bring It On
Johnny Cash – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Dr. John – Goodnight Irene
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
The Beastie Boys – No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Herbie Hancock – The Eye Of The Hurricane (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
The Doors – Riders On The Storm – New Stereo Mix Advanced Resolution
Flying Burrito Bros. – Eye of the Hurricane
The Kooks – Stormy Weather
Echo & The Bunnymen – Stormy Weather
The Meters – Stormy
Leadbelly – Goodnight Irene
Joni Mitchell – Stormy Weather
Judy Garland – Stormy Weather (Live)
Santana – Stormy
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane
Public Enemy – Bring The Noise
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Electric OM – Chameleon