Since this is the solemn feast of St Valentine, I figure I'd quickly post a couple of romantic songs before scarpering off to have some fun on my day off. It's a gorgeous day, sunny and about 45 degrees Fahrenheit (about 7 Celsius), so I'm going to take advantage of the weather.
The post title is cribbed from the song Love is for Lovers by stalwart purveyors of smart indie pop The dB's, a band of nice boys from Winston-Salem who started their careers in NYC:
Nice, eh? It's a far cry from their tale of woe Amplifier, which narrates a despondent young man's breakup with his girlfriend, who left him with nothing but his beat-up old, you got it, amplifier.
Now, how about another earnest love song by an earnest young man? Here's Love You More by one of my all-time favorite bands, The Buzzcocks
Wow, does lead singer Pete Shelley wear his bleeding heart on his sleeve, or what? He's also great at expressing bewilderment at an attraction he's having a hard time coping with and wisely coming to terms with an unrequited love, with absolutely no rancor. I think "MRA" types should be locked in a room with the latter song blasting at full volume, so they could learn a thing or two about consent and coping with rejection.
Anyway, I put the sweet songs in the post, and the sad or wistful ones in the links. Blast 'em full volume!
Here's wishing my beloved readers a lovely Valentine's Day.