13 March 2008

Salty & Sweet

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My taste buds seem to get excited by the art of contrast, specifically the mix of salty and sweet. Fruit preserves on a sausage biscuit? Check. Glazed pecans from Priester's Pecans in Fort Deposit, AL? Mmmm... Chocolate covered pretzels? Oh yeah. A little salt on my margarita? Of course. BBQ sauce that's hot but sugary? Yes please. Milkduds in my popcorn at the movies? Only always.

There's just something about how those two parts of the tongue become active by one single bite. It's beautiful. It's mysterious. It's where God lives. Most importantly, it's delicious.

With that, here's something salty and sweet for your ear drums. It's a mashup of "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Rapper/ex-music mogul Jay-Z and "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve. The lyrics coming from the former and the music/hook by the latter. Hope you enjoy it.


1 comment:

BP said...

And there is, Joe, as I'm sure you knew, a Rolling Stones connection.

After all of the legal proceedings (which resulted in Mick & Keith getting 100% of the royalties for the song [which is utterly ridiculous]), I believe it was Richard Ashcroft who said that "Bittersweet Symphony" was "the best song they've written in 20 years."