I clicked on one of those yahoo news links to an article about what celebrities eat at lunch interviews and what that says about them. It was a dumb article. It's unclear to me why I sometimes feel a need to follow those. But it did contain this snippet near the end.
"Chan Marshall, the singer-songwriter known as Cat Power, was less inclined to look for metaphorical meaning. In a meandering interview, Marshall at one point gave a detailed, 10-minute-long description of how to make the perfect cup of tea.
"Stir it," she advised. "Try to get like a tornado going in it."
Her culinary lesson, though, had as much to do with creating — much like her music does — a feeling. While the tea brews, Marshall suggests to pass the time listening not just to music, but also specifically to either Roberta Flack's "First Take," Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough" or James Brown's 50th-anniversary collection, "CD one, song number one until song number seven.""