Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wuv and such.



Aside from serving as a 24-hour public display of affection and offering loads of hideous, heart-shaped crap for sale, Valentine's Day allows people to share things like Hello Kitty greetings and quality love songs. Yesterday, An Aquarium Drunkard had the good sense to post a pre-Valentine's Day ode to Chet Baker (whose singing voice was just as luscious as his trumpet playing, and more so than his looks, once his drug habit claimed his teeth). Good ol' Chet's one of my favorite jazz singers, so he's included in the Valentine's Day package of songs I'm posting here. Included in the set:

Chet Baker - I Fall in Love Too Easily (Chet Baker Sings)

Billy Bragg - The Milkman of Human Kindness (Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy)

Tony Bennett - Sweet Lorraine (If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set)

And for my fellow single folk, a few words from the great Albert Camus, handsome master of language, from A Happy Death:

"Each time a woman passed him, Mersault waited for the glance that would permit him to consider himself still capable of playing the delicate and tender game of life. But healthy people have a natural skill in avoiding feverish eyes."

That is all. More later.

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