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Stereo Love: V-Day Playlists for the Lovers and the Loveless

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I haven’t put a whole lot of thought into what persona I’ll be adopting for Valentine’s Day/Single’s Awareness Day (SAD) this year. I’ve done the couple thing. I’ve done the hating-on-anything-to-do-with-love-while-secretly-sending-myself-chocolate thing. At this point, I’m leaning towards ambivalence. As such, when I got inspired to do a playlist post by Kristi’s awesome article about failtastic lovesongs, I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to go the “mushy” route or the “sardonically commenting on the absurdity of the holiday” route. So I went with both. One will make your significant other look deep into your eyes with misty longing or laugh whilst tenderly spooning. The other will make you want to a) key your ex’s car b) sit in bed with the  company of several pounds’ worth of Ghirardelli wrappers c) think to yourself “Heck YES I’m single and ready to mingle” or d) laugh uproariously at the concept of romantic love. Whatever you choose to jam out to this Tuesday, just remember that no one will love you until you learn to love yourself, you get 12 free condoms a quarter from Vaden, and that chocolate can stimulate all the serotonin you will ever need. Keep it classy, Stanford. (more…)

Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

It’s that time of year again.  Bust out the squeaky boots, jackets, and umbrellas, ’cause it’s raining.

But don’t let that get you down.  Instead, appreciate the musical genius that’s been inspired by this meteorological phenomenon over the years.  Here’s my sweet 16 of great songs about rain.

  1. Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin
  2. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  3. JTR – Dave Matthews Band
  4. Riders on the Storm – the Doors
  5. Africa – Toto
  6. Who’ll Stop the Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  7. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
  8. Rain – MIKA
  9. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
  10. Streets of Love – the Rolling Stones
  11. Purple Rain – Prince
  12. Here Comes the Rain – Eurythmics
  13. Standin’ in the Rain – ELO
  14. Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
  15. Penny Lane – the Beatles
  16. After the Rain Has Fallen – Sting

Feel free to comment with your favorites – I’d love to expand my rainy day playlist.