This week on Snacky Tunes, hosts Greg and Darin Bresnitz welcome a very special guest via phone, Mom (Gloria) Bresnitz and musical guest A Bunch of Dead People to the show. Opening up with a wonderful conversation about the traditional family Thanksgiving, Greg and Darin get Mom’s culinary background and timeline for the turkey day prep. Starting her ingredients scout back in August for the perfect blueberries, she gives the guys full disclosure on how she pulls together the best meal and day-of experience for friends and family. After the break, Mom gives out expert advice to the newbie making a Thanksgiving feast for the first time. In the second half of the show, Greg and Darin welcome the band A Bunch of Dead People. A Bunch of Dead People is the vehicle for the compositions of Ruben Sindo Acosta. The music is a blend of Soul, Funk, Krautrock, Afro-Cuban Santeria, and (the ever so prevalent) Melodramatic Popular Song. The band identifies as a cult with new members joining everyday (though three of them are audio engineers), and share that they are in the middle of making a new record. Notably, Rubin shares that his family owns a Cuban restaurant in Queens that has been in business since 1976. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
“I’m so overjoyed with the pleasure that I can give to people with this meal.” [22:30]
“Thanksgiving means to me that I’m an American… and about giving.” [29:25]
—Mom Bresnitz on Snacky Tunes