Friday, February 12, 2010

Modern Mixtape: Valentine's Day Edition

Ah, love. Like Lester Bangs tells the young William Miller in Almost Famous, most of the great art in the world is about it-- about "conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love." And what better time to appreciate all of the myriad songs that have been written for love than on the very holiday that was made for it? This Valentine's Day, enjoy this mixtape of VDay songs, carefully constructed to suit your mood whatever the case may be. From the irresistably catchy (The Rascals, The Outfield) to the cheesy (Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"), from the sweet and upbeat (Jackson Browne, the Temptations) to sentimental, beautiful tear-jerkers (Ryan Adams, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan)-- there's something here for everyone. If all else fails, just turn up that classic Marvin Gaye track and all will be well.
Let's Get It On.

1 comment:

B. Shaw said...

Sweet playlist Caroline! I especially loved the Dylan pick and the Fruit Bats song - Happy VDay everybody!