Monday Motorway Music™, November 18 – The Weekend That Started with a Tragedy

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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
But, O, what damned minutes tells he o’er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!
Shakespeare, Othello, Act 3, scene 3. 

No need for worries – the tragedy only unfolded on stage at the Copenhagen Opera. A very minimalist stage setting giving lots of room for the intense emotions unfolding in Othello – the classical drama of Iago’s jealousy setting balls rolling and ending in tears, despair and death.

Actually, I could equally have named the weekend with some kind of food-related moniker. Cocktails in Copenhagen (at Ruby, an easy place to feel at home in) followed by an excellent dinner Friday, friends over for dinner Saturday and some relaxed slow-cooking Sunday.

Maybe a little too relaxed – I did get an idea of a new running theme here on the blog – Cobblestone’s Musical Kitchen (or something along that line): Documenting a recipe as it unfolds in the kitchen, along with the songs that play while I’m at it. When I have time, most often in weekends, I tend to start off cooking based on the key ingredients and an idea, look up something similar in the books on the interwebs and then stir that a bit in my mind and, well, cook. But, alas, I was not really energetic enough – so not creative writing…

And the songs for today? Could have included Jealousy (Queen) or Ruby Baby (Donald Fagen) – but it didn’t:

Ensom – Medina
Mambo No Five – Lou Bega
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
I Got You Babe – UB40 with Chrissie Hynde
Medley (Alpetop, Folkevogn, Lul, Nam Nam) – Shu-Bi-Dua
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Making Your Mind Up – Bucks Fizz
Rum & Coca Cola (Jojo Effect Remix) – Andrew Sisters

Image by me (Olafur Eliasson's lamps in the Opera)
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