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Valentine Community Radio, February 14, 2010

"Falling in love, despite the inconvenience and loss of shame, is worth it because you are reminded that you are alive and can still feel."
- Marco Markovich

My original plan was to feature the music of Detroit this week, but when I realized it was Valentines Day, well, I had to change my plan. We'll visit Detroit next week. This week, love. "Love" was in the title of 25 of the 32 songs I played, an amazing 78%. Plus, two versions of "My Funny Valentine," and Tom Waits singing "Blue Valentines." Granted, not all the songs were true love songs: we listened to Frank Zappa's "Dirty Love," David Allyn's "Down With Love," and the Drifters' "Fools Fall in Love."

We listened to Robert Penn Warren read his poem, "Love Recognized" (again, I don't know where the line breaks are, so I'll render it as prose):

"There are many things in the world, and you are one of them. Many things keep happening and you are one of them. And the happening that is you keeps falling like snow on the landscape of not you, hiding hideousness until the streets and the world of wrath are choked with snow. How many things have become silent? Traffic is throttled. The mayor has been clearly remiss and the city was totally unprepared for such a crisis. Nor was I. Yes, why should this happen to me? I've always been a law-abiding citizen. But you, like snow, like love, keep falling, and it is not certain that the world will not be covered in a glitter of crystalline whiteness. Silence."



Catamount Community Radio, on WWCU, Sunday mornings, 10-12 (East Coast time).

1. Grant Green – Cantaloupe Island
2. Cassandra Wilson – Love is Blindness
3. Ben Webster – My Funny Valentine
4. Dionne Warwick – I'll Never Fall in Love Again
5. Madeleine Peyroux – Careless Love
6. June Carter – Love, Oh Crazy Love
7. Al Green – I'm Still in Love with You
8. k.d. lang – So in Love
9. Tom Waits – Blue Valentines
10. The Drifters - Fools Fall in Love
11. Robert Penn Warren – Love, Recognized
12. Bill Evans & Jim Hall – My Funny Valentine
13. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
14. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Some Love
15. Wynton Marsalis – The End of a Love Affair
16. Mickey & Sylvia – Love is Strange
17. Frank Zappa – Dirty Love
18. Cibo Matto – Lint of Love
19. Buck Owens – Under the Influence of Love
20. Unknown Hinson – Love on Command (spoken word fragment)
21. Captain & Tenille – Muskrat Love
22. James Brown – Hot (I Need to be Loved, Loved Loved)
23. David Allyn - Down With Love
24. Charles Bradley & the Bullets – This Love Ain't Big Enough for the Two of Us
25. Junior Brown – Broke Down South of Dallas
26. Robert Johnson – Love in Vain
27. Ray Charles – Undecided
28. Louis Armstrong – Loveless Love
29. Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.'s in Love
30. The Sneed Family – Big Big Love
31. Nat Cole – You Call It Madness (I Call it Love)
32. Duke Ellington – Star-Crossed Lovers


Frank Zappa


Gladys Knight

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Could it be

that Frank and Gladys had the same hair dresser?
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