VALENTINE'S DAY: I've never been a big Valentine's Day guy, but I have always liked The Replacements' "Valentine" and Elvis Costello's cover of "My Funny Valentine." Beyond that, my thoughts typically drift to the Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror," The Beatles' "In My Life," and the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." I think it's probably very difficult to write a straight-ahead, universal love song, and these three are great.
THE BLACK ROOTS OF ROCK & ROLL, Part 2.
BELINDA CARLISLE's Teenage Obsessions.
CHICK COREA, an architect of the jazz-rock fusion boom in the 1970s who spent more than a half century as one of the foremost pianists in jazz, died on Tuesday at home in Tampa, Fla. He was 79. I once drove him to a gig, quite by happenstance, and he was very cool with it.
ELLIOT MAZER, the longtime producer and engineer who helped craft albums for Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, and the Band, among others, died at his San Francisco home on Sunday. He was 79.
THE OPPOSING VIEW: Ever Fallen In Love? Love Stinks. Love Hurts. Love Will Tear Us Apart. Only Love Can Break Your Heart. And don't forget to give me back my black t-shirt (nsfw)
THE 100 BEST LOVE SONGS, according to The Telegraph.
THE TOP 50 LOVE SONGS, as measured by Billboard.
VH-1's 40 Awesomely Bad Love Songs.
THE WORST LOVE SONGS, according to faculty members of the University of St. Thomas’ Music Department.
NINE SONGS ABOUT SEEING YOUR EX MAKING OUT, courtesy of The A.V. Club. A hardy perennial.
SHELLEY DUVALL: The Reclusive Icon on Fleeing Hollywood and the Scars of Making 'The Shining.'
KEVIN HART's Personal Shopper Allegedly Defrauded Him Out of a Million Bucks.
DUCHESS MEGHAN MARKLE won her lawsuit against Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday after her private letter was published for the world to read.
KRISTEN WIIG married longtime love Avi Rothman after they welcomed twins via surrogate in June 2020.
PAULINA PORIZKOVA: I had no money for groceries after Ric Ocasek died.
GAME OF THRONES creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are developing a series adaptation of the Richard Powers novel "The Overstory" at Netflix.
TRUE DETECTIVE may get a fourth season... without its creator.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Happy birthday to the 16th President of the United States. Even if you saw the Spielberg biopic, here are two things you may not have known about Honest Abe: (1) he was an early adopter of the telegraph; and (2) he once sported a punky haircut.
A PUP charges up a senior doggo.
A BEAVER, eating a cabbage.
I'M STILL A PUPPY, please catch me!