Meals: The Musical – Act 3: Sides

The Story
Meals: The Musical is an original aFa production is about an important aspect of daily life – eating.

Whether it is snack, something on the run, a glorious sit-down feast, or something in between and regardless of the time of day, food is a life necessity. There are three aspects to a truly fantastic meal: the food, the occasion, and the company. We know Meals: The Musical is a festive occasion where friends to gather to share wonderful music – thus the acts will focus on what the dining friends will encounter.

MealsPlaybillProgram (Past Posts)

Act 3: Side Dishes
Meals have side dishes to accompany the main course by providing balance and variety to the meal. Sides could be vegetables (including tomatoes and beans), grains & their products, pastas, soups and others. So, there are numerous appropriate words that must be included in your song title.

Producer’s Note of Caution: This act has flexibility, but fruits, meats, desserts, beverages, or ingredients as herbs, spices, flavoring, and any other item stretching the producer’s broad boundaries.

Production Note
To prevent browsers crashing from loading too many videos, please 1) include the song title and artist in your text, and 2) paste the URL as part of your last line (not a new line). The latter will provide a link, thus not embed the actual video … but I don’t mind unembedding, so apologies are not necessary.

Ladies and gentleman, this is a vintage song for me because I remember it will when I owned the vinyl album with this song back in the day. Their hits were big and numerous – Cherish, Windy, Along Comes Mary, Never My Love, The Time It Is Today, Everything That Touches You, No Fair at All, Time For Livin’, and more – but on this day, we proudly welcome The Association singing Broccoli.

82 thoughts on “Meals: The Musical – Act 3: Sides

    • Dale,
      Wow … I don’t know this one, but it’s wonderful for my morning … and one of my favorites so far. Well done! … Interesting that tomato is in the title, but not in the lyrics (unless I miss it). … but I hung on to the vine. 🙂


  1. Here’s “Salt Peanuts,” a jazz tune in the bebop style which was most famously recorded by Dizzy Gillespie and His All-Stars on May 11, 1945 in New York City for Guild Records. The lineup was Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Charlie Parker (alto sax), Al Haig (piano), Curley Russell (bass), and Sid Catlett (drums).

    Bebop differed drastically from the straightforward compositions of the swing era and was instead characterized by fast tempos, asymmetrical phrasing, intricate melodies, and rhythm sections that expanded on their role as tempo-keepers. The music itself seemed jarringly different to the ears of the public, who were used to the bouncy, organized, danceable tunes of Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller during the swing era. Instead, bebop appeared to sound racing, nervous, erratic and often fragmented.

    The core of bebop music was the soloing. The soloist in bebop was a poet and philosopher, no longer only an entertainer. Thus the syncopation (meant to facilitate dancing) also became obsolete. In a sense, bebop marked the (temporary) demise of syncopation from jazz music, the emancipation of jazz from the dancehall and its transfer to the loft. It was no longer music for the masses, but music for the elite.


    • Tim,
      Certainly in the genre I expected from you … and I don’t know this one, but certainly bebop from the lounge band. Although you previously stated bringing a vegetable, so your choice also surprised me. Which was the vegetable?


  2. Alisha,
    Oh my, love the title and Carol King … What a fun song! To show the producer’s benevolent side, he allowed a meat because the dish was a soup, and this is the first entry with rice.


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