Just in time for Valentine's Day, I polled friends and listeners and asked them to tell me who some of their favorite couples in music history were / are. Some couples are no longer together, some co-wrote songs together but played them solo, and some are incredibly still making music after all these years. (Dead Moon, Sonic Youth, Low, Yo La Tengo, and Boris to name a few). I am also an equal opportunity DJ so the couples featured on tonight's show represent all the kinds of coupling out there, straight, gay, married, dating, split up, and a few complex ones like the Sugarcubes whose member Thor impregnated both female members of the band. Even if you don't like or support Valentine's Day, it's hard not to appreciate the songs these men and women have written.
I have also tried to keep the songs themselves a nice mix of angst to adorable so hopefully there will be a little something for everyone. This will not be an over the top love fest, I can promise you that.
Tune in from 7-9 pm tonight, 97.3 on your FM dial for RVA locals and at www.wrir.org for live streaming.
And thanks to all who offered suggestions for tonight's playlist. It was the most people I have ever had comment on an idea for a show. You guys and gals are the best!
Disclaimer - Bob and Grant from Husker Du have denied they dated but it has been a rock and roll urban legend for years. (both are openly gay) There are many bands with this rumor attached to them, The Rolling Stones and The Smiths being two others. I wanted to include at least one of these bands in the show tonight to to represent the relationship question mark bands.