I love music, listen to it pretty regularly, and sometimes take it a bit too seriously. Music that moves me comes from all sorts of genres and many eras. And what I’m listening to next may have seemingly little in common to what I listened to last. I love to just sit and listen, but I also love to have it playing while I’m driving or doing the dishes, or writing this blog post about a Tequila Sunrise.

Gretchen, 2020

And speaking of taking it a bit too seriously sometimes, I like to make playlists on themes, like about anyone I suppose, but I always like to make my own playlist photo on Spotify, too. In this case, the header photo was just meant to be a photo for a playlist called (wait for it) It’s Another Tequila Sunrise. (You can find the playlist here on Spotify, if you’d like. There’s a theme, I promise, but it may be a bit obscured.)

Anyway, Gretchen was a real trooper to get up just about sunrise to let me take a picture of her ass. She’s not the morning person I am, so I’m very grateful, especially given that it was just a shot for as silly a purpose as a playlist cover photo. As with the last several shots she’s posed for me, I’m thinking of adding it to my Miscellaneous Art page. We’ll see how it grows on me.

Many of my playlists, nearly all of them actually, have a name inspired by a drink of some sort or in some way. It started with the original Sweet N Sour Playlist, and I carried on the practice. There’s Lemonaddenda, Just the Sugar, Honey, High Octane Coffee, Body Shots, etc. You might find an amusing pass time in trying to guess the thing that ties all the songs together in a given playlist. I could probably make a little game out of it.

Tequila Sunrise

  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 shots Tequila
  • 3/4 shot Grenadine
  • 1 Orange slice
  • 1 Maraschino cherry

Put the cherry in the bottom of a fancy schmancy glass of your choice, then fill the glass with ice.

Add the tequila, then the orange juice. You could stir it up here, wouldn’t hurt.

Very gently pour the grenadine down the inside of the glass, so it slides to the bottom without mixing with the rest of the drink.

Add the orange slice.

Admire the beauty of your creation, take a photo for Instagram, then stir the drink up well and enjoy it!

The Eagles (Live from Melbourne), 2020