With all the hate on display from the other side this week I thought I should make this week’s music thread about love which is by far the subject of most music. It’s not always the positive aspects of love that prevail in the love song genres. Many love songs are about breakups, lose, unrequited love, infidelity, lust, etc…

Probably my favorite love song done by the Beatles. Love and passion are just too hard to explain. There is just “Something” inexplicable about the reasons we romantically love another person.

Sam Cooke is probably my favorite old time crooner of all time. What a “Wonderful Word This Would Be” if every found that one person to love even with all our individual imperfections.

Definitely my favorite love song from the eighties and maybe all time from Peter Gabriel. There is just something in “In Your Eyes” that inexplicable draws one person to another.

One of my favorites from Alicia Keys.  I know “(My) Woman’s Worth” more than I could ever describe.

Sometimes there is that unrequited love when you just feel like “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” by Sophie B. Hawkins.

Not all infatuation is constructive some love is like a intoxicant that engulfs certain people like the “Perfect Drug” expresses from NIN.

Then there is straight up lust expressed in an interesting remix combining “Come Together” from the Beatles and “Closer” from NIN.

Probably  my favorite post relationship breakup song with all the angst you feel after ending a relationship in a bitter manner that “You Ought to Know” by Alanis Morrisette (sorry about the ad at the beginning of the video).

Me I am with Dido I just have to say “Thank You” to the person I love most.

Finally the signature song of this piece “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles.

I will never understand why people choose hate over love.  My biggest contention with opponents on issues like same sex marriage and universal healthcare is this God forsaken world needs more love and care for our fellow human beings not less.

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whatsthatsound
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Sinatra:The Best is Yet to Come

httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y-qYhu51GM

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PatsyT
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Just a thought, for you tech monsters
Can you make these entries a constant stream
You know
A Weekend Playlist
Play one and automatically play them all?

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AdLib
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It could be done but it would take a bit of time and effort, a volunteer would be needed to go through the thread and add all the songs to a playlist which could then be added at the bottom of the post.

Please don’t feel obligated, if anyone would like to volunteer to do so though, please let me know.

I think it would be a fun feature to be able to use on the weekend or at any time in the future, having a set of songs on a particular theme to play whenever.

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PatsyT
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Hmmm I am not the strongest in the Tech area but my kids are
Let me think about that.

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AdLib
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Been trying to get over here all day! SO many wonderful selections here!

A few I’d like to add:

Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-G-GHTFoX4&feature=related

Fields of Gold – Sting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHW-8PiuTg8

Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdG618TMc5E

And just to be a little contrary…

Is That Love – Squeeze

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Chernynkaya
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Nina Simone I put a spell on you

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FlyingLotus
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Her version of Word on a Wing renders me speechless.David Bowie’s version is also a favorite.

I’d have to restart the ‘puter to put spinning ball out of it’s misery, don’t have the patience or time to start over and find those…next time.

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Chernynkaya
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😎 Flying. Be well.

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Chernynkaya
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Bessie Smith– I Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl

Bessie Smith – Do Your Duty

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Chernynkaya
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If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night)

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FlyingLotus
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That was a brilliant album!Me’Shelle can alternate between and twixt tough and sensual/vulnerable.

I can’t access another one of my favorites of hers.Spinning ball on my Safari browser…#@!*#

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Chernynkaya
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Truth be told, FL, your posts inspired me to find the artists I really love.

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FlyingLotus
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Truth be told, Cher, music keeps me sane.

As long as there is music, I won’t end up in the middle of an intersection in Hollywood naked and screaming at the top of my lungs, or on the local news, for that matter.

Insert smiley, googly eyed emoticon, here.

OK Sweetie: 😆 🙄 😯

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FlyingLotus
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This place is hella cool!Emoticon fairies..ahhhh

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Chernynkaya
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HEHE, couldn’t resist.

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AdLib
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Hey FL! Nice to see you!

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Chernynkaya
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Me too Fl. It’s a savior.

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Chernynkaya
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Me’Shell Ndeg

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FlyingLotus
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Cuz it’s been a long day and I can’t jump rope/vox..

What Color is Love/Terry Callier

No Communication, No Love[Devastating]

Spellbound/Rae&Christian feat.Veba

Without You Now/Veba

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Kalima
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Because I can’t even see the rope, a quick yoohoo from my iPod.

Now I can’t even see or play any videos. 🙁

Quick Apple, where is my iPad?

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FlyingLotus
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Hi, Kalima!

Is there a Special Olympics versionof Vox for OUR kind!?!

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Kalima
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Alas, there are no known knowns. 🙁

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TheRarestPatriot
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Now, Lena on the other hand…singing Stormy Weather…I close my eyes and I’m sitting in front of the Philco in 1943…

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AdLib
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VOX POPULI IS ABOUT TO BEGIN! CLICK HERE TO GO THERE NOW (7pm – 9pm PST):

http://planetpov.com/live-events/vox-populi/

Please feel free to join us at any time!

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nellie
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Nat King Cole – I love you for sentimental reasons

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TheRarestPatriot
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That guy had something special. So smooth…what a talent.

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nellie
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He never sounds dated.

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TheRarestPatriot
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I’m sad to say Natalie just doesn’t do it for me…she’s good, but ….

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TheRarestPatriot
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Hi all. I can almost…almost…listen to this …again. So beautiful….

Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes

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javaz
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Hey TRP!

Good to see you and that song is a good one!

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TheRarestPatriot
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Hi javaz. Good to see you too.

~woo boy~…yeah…I can get about 75% through that one without tearing up…better days…;)

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nellie
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Michelle Pfeiffer – My funny valentine

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nellie
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Beatles — And I love her

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Khirad
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Can’t believe I forgot this:

No Doubt – Don’t Speak (classic break up song)

httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Vdo5etCQ

The Dresden Dolls – Coin Operated Boy

Super cute well done artsy-fartsy NPR type shit video (she was interviewed on NPR, at least). Unfortunately – no embedding.

Another Super Cute video, which stands in for original well, also disabled embedding,

Dandy Warhols – We Used to be Friends (ode to the booty call or friends getting drunk one night, I’m not sure which)

httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgrRRNwj7mU

Ever search for a video on a whim, after trying time and time ago? I was about to upload this myself – and may still. I guess the video is really personal cause I never associated it with bicycles. I try to convince myself of the truth of this song:

Epsilon Minus – Faceless Whispers

httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKYJLaZSepo

But I’m a sap, and still dream of this:

httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt1XL8WZFaY

Well… I’m fading away. Even though Vox is an hour earlier now for us Arizonans, I can’t make it – very little sleep and I’ve been up a long time.

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