For this week's Friday Distractions we are inspired by the discovery of the Bob Dylan's lyrics from over 40 years ago.
"Following a motorcycle accident in 1967, Bob Dylan retreated to upstate New York where he would go on to record the original Basement Tapes. Forty-seven years later a selection of handwritten lyrics from the period surfaced that were never made into songs. In early 2014 world renowned producer T Bone Burnett recruited five of todays finest musicians to write and create music for the long-lost lyrics, this is THE NEW BASEMENT TAPES." The link here takes you to the song Kansas City on YouTube where Johnny Depp is playing guitar and although not a permanent fixture plays with the band from time to time. Check out this video and be prepared to fall in love with Johnny Depp and the music...don't stop here, the next song you should listen to is When I Get My Hands on You. Such a beautiful love song, sure to melt your heart and make you lean over and kiss someone you love.
With so many important musicians leaving us in recent years it's an amazing lesson that the positive thing we do while we are here continue to shed light and create the ripple of goodness long after we are gone. The New Basement Tapes is this amazing gift Bob gave us so many years ago that is shedding its light today. What amazing things we do today will bring goodness to the next generation? Makes you think....
This weeks drink pick is a favorite, it's where gin and tonic meets cucumber-infused spa water in this insanely refreshing masterpiece. Oh, and aside from an optional tablespoon of sugar, the whole thing is totally sugar-free. Get the recipe here.
- 1.5 oz gin (or 3 Tbsp)
- 4-6 cucumber slices
- 1/4 lime, sliced
- 4 oz tonic water
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 Tbsp sugar (optional)
- Add mint, lime, gin, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle.
- Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
- Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
- Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy
You'll be drinking this one all summer long!
Carve Designs is known for making beach and pool worthy suits and clothing that offer versatility, coverage, performance and above all a great fit and look. The Sanitas Dress has been a customer favorite time and time again. The sporty neckline and racerback styling you love in our Sanitas swimsuits also featured in this seamless dress. Offered in 8 prints the one you see here is our new Bahia print. Check them out online and you can rest assured this is the dress you are throwing on as a cover up at the beach, with flops to the bar or even with a jean jacket for a breezy summer outfit.
As always, have a wonderful weekend and Carve on! xo