If you have close neighbors who can hear you:
If you don't:
We have found [in our youth] indispensable to the enjoyment of kitchen activity loud obnoxious rock music blasting away our already diminished sense of hearing. Since many neighbors and/or other individuals who happen to be hanging around in the dangerously unhealthy zone might object, we suggest headphones. Since few people we know keep their stereo in the kitchen, a long cord will be essential. Of course your choice of musical preference is advised, at whatever volume you feel comfortable with. Unless you work with music, though, your food will probably be remarkably tone deaf.
[It is hard to believe that when this was first written in the 80's, the Walkman and its descendents were not yet everywhere on the scene.]