TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

It’s been a long year and finally a cool, Fall breeze has reached our warm canyon—our little sliver of the polar vortex. Thanksgiving week is upon us. This week’s Hollywood farmer’s market will likely feel like a nightclub. Funny, I bet I’ll run into some former ’80s clubbers on the prowl for yams.

Back when I was in a band I tried to write a song about “cooking.” Years down the road, it’s no surprise that the general public finds cooking food sexy. The sounds of a sharp knives and classic rock in a kitchen, the smell of fresh organic veggies and herbs…bliss…

Personally, I prefer cooking breakfast. Has anyone seen the Jon Favreau film Chef? There’s a scene where Favreau cooks for his son. It’s breakfast to perfection and it’s so well filmed. Man, I totally related to cooking a perfect breakfast.

OK, so this week the taste was simple—make a playlist for a cooking session. All I can add is this—I was thinking about chopping vegetables and the Allman Brothers Band.

A couple of weeks ago a friend flew to NYC to see the Allmans final show at the Beacon Theatre. Yep, peach season is over I guess. The “brothers” called it quits, their last licks were an encore of “Whipping Post” and their classic version of Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More.” Fittingly, the very first tune they ever jammed.

“Ain’t Wastin Time,” I’m just chopping carrots, thinking of Thanksgivings past, The Beacon, the smell of Columbian gold. What a rock ‘n’ roll journey.

As for me, I’m still cooking…

The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Tei Shi – Bassically

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