Music To Cook By - Janita

Cooking is more than just ingredients, preparation and kitchen gadgets. It's an experience. I love my kitchen. The light, the plants, the decor; and, the speakers and iPod base I have there. There is nothing more relaxing to me than having the time to prepare a wonderful meal with a glass of wine (or two - okay, three) while listening to some great music. Janita has recently been a big part of that experience. I love that artist!

I discovered Janita one day while preparing some meal or another. I was listening to internet radio not really paying much mind to what was playing. Suddenly, this amazing song caught my attention. I quickly turned down the heat and ran to the computer to see who it was. It was Janita's I Miss You from her Seasons of Life. Right then and there I stopped everything and looked her up. Thank goodness she was on iTunes because I wanted, no needed, that CD and needed it NOW! It had been a long time since I had found music that really touched me. I am so thankful for that night. Seasons of Life has become a staple, not only while I cook but on my way to work, when I am cruising the net - all the time. I had found a new gem that I know will last me a lifetime.

Janita is unlike any other artist. Her vocals, arrangements; and, most of all, lyrics are amazing. Karolyn called it "Sean music" but it's much more than that. I am not at all adept at reviewing music, but let's just say that Janita touches a part of my soul that few artists do. It's upbeat, yet profound. It makes me think of special people, places and times in my life in a way that makes me feel good.

It's hard to find one or two songs that are my favorites on this CD. I love them all. I think you really need to buy it and let the music take you to your own special places. This is truly one amazing artist.

I looked on MySpace and was thrilled to find Janita. I was even more thrilled when she responded to my email. What an great person. I spent a good deal of time looking for a legal way to share her music with you and I think the video below is acceptable. (If not I hope Janita will let me know.) Check it out then buy the CD or download it from iTunes. I am sure you will fall in love with the music as much as I have.


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Joey and I are just a couple of guys living in San Francisco. I love cooking and we both like trying new things. Planning our meals is one of our "together" things. I hope you enjoy our blog! - Sean


This blog is dedicated to the two most important people in my life - my mom, Ernee Jean O'Brien, and my partner Joey Concepcion. They both have showered me with unconditional support and love and have always encouraged me to be myself. I will always miss my mom and I don't know what I would do without Joey.

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