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Valentine's Day Music Stream Help

January 30, 2008

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OK - Folk Alley fans. I need your help. For Valentine's day, we're putting up our two special side-streams for the holiday. You may remember last year, the Love stream and the Alt-Love stream. The Love Stream will be devoted to happy, dappy, lovey, dovey, sappy, pappy, love songs. The Alt-Love stream will be devoted to break-up songs, losing you songs, I can't belive you dumped me songs, and I hate your guts/can't stand your face songs. So - here is the challenge. We need your suggestions for these two side streams. Respond to this blog with your favorite Love and Alt-Love songs and we'll do our best to make them appear magically in the stream. What songs should we play? Send us your suggestions before mid February and thanks. We Love You! OK - we like you.

Posted by Chris Boros at January 30, 2008 3:13 PM


Love Songs...

Last, First Kiss--John McCutcheon
Daisy a Day--Jud Strunk (now THAT will send you to the archives)

I'll have to think a bit about the alt-love songs. So many good ones from which to choose...!

Posted by: Mike Smith at January 31, 2008 9:30 AM

"Right Out Loud" - Dana Cooper
"My Gift to You" - Dana Cooper

"Don't Let the Mystery Fade Away" - Eric Gerber
"Independence Day" - Eric Gerber

"Lucky Man" - David Francey

"Back to Blue" - Rick Spreitzer

"Ships" - Tom Kimmel (The Sherpas)

"Closer Than Anything" - Chris Castle
"Rest My Weary Body" - Chris Castle
"Newton's Blues" - Chris Castle/Joe Linstrum

Love and devotion in spite of great personal loss:
"The Gate" - Cletus & Lori

"Turn Me On" - The Dreamsicles

"Really Good at Loving You" - Cary Cooper (The Dreamsicles)

"He's All That" - Cary Cooper (The Dreamsicles)

And that one explaining the noises the kiddos might hear through the bedroom walls... from their album,
"Luv Songs For Grownups" - The Dreamsicles

And this one breaks my heart:
"Loteryland" - Richard Thompson
"I'm glad I don't get what I want
It keeps the heart tender and vigilant..
In another life we'll be married
And maybe we were.."

"Come Back to Bed" - Wives & Servants

And for that cyber-luv experience:
"Plans For Love" - Wives & Servants

"Petersburg" - Arlington Priest
"With Me" - Arlington Priest

And of young love lost to circumstance:
"Bird on the Wing" Dana Cooper

"Are You Happy Now?" - Richard Shindell

"Poetic Justice" - Tom Kimmel

"From the Bottom" - Rick Spreitzer


(Oh, and Chris, I like your little shrunken black heart - two sizes too small..) <^;'

Posted by: JoLynn Braswell at February 1, 2008 3:14 AM

"Give yourself to love;" "Cornflower Blue" -- Kate Wolf
"Where have you been?" "I wear your love" --Kathy Mattea
"Violets of Dawn" -- Eric Andersen

"Diamonds & Rust" -- Joan Baez
"Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used To Do" -- Eric Andersen

Posted by: K Williams at February 1, 2008 1:36 PM

Here I Am In Love Again -- John Hartford
When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland-- John Hartford
All In My Love For You-- John Hartford
Falling For You-- John Hartford
Wonder Woman-- John Hartford
Wrong Road Again-- John Hartford
Lorena-- John Hartford

Unbreakable Heart -- Carlene Carter
I'd Rather Be In Love -- Peter, Paul, and Mary
Romeo and Juliet -- Indigo Girls
Love Will Come To You -- Indigo Girls
Darling Are You Dreaming -- Kingston Trio
Try To Remember -- Kingston Trio
I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You -- Tom Waits
My Sweet Lady -- John Denver
Perhaps Love -- John Denver/Placido Domingo

Way Of The Heart -- Karla Bonoff
Oh Mary -- Karla Bonoff
Home Remedy -- Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
Beeswing -- Richard Thompson

Think About You -- Greg Brown
Hey Baby Hey -- Greg Brown
Not High -- Greg Brown
Spring Wind -- Greg Brown
Real Good Friend -- Greg Brown

Caroline -- Harry Chapin
If My Mary Were Here -- Harry Chapin
Once There Was A Love -- Jose Feliciano

I Wish I Could Fall In Love -- Cheryl Wheeler
One Lover -- Cheryl Wheeler
Silver Lining -- Cheryl Wheeler
I Will -- Alison Krause

Take Her Out Of Pity -- Kingston Trio

Posted by: Max Walter at February 1, 2008 11:54 PM

"Forever Has Come to an End" - Buddy & Julie Miller
"Draggin' the River of Our Love" - Buddy Miller
"Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" - Solomon Burke/Buddy Miller
"Broken Things" - Julie Miller
"Poison Love" - Buddy Miller
"Keep Your Distance" - Buddy & Julie Miller

Posted by: JoLynn Braswell at February 2, 2008 9:32 AM

"Always on My Mind" Willie

Posted by: Billy Joe Sartor at February 2, 2008 11:34 AM

"Barkin' up the Wrong Tree" - Smith's Ranch Boys
"True Love Waits" - Buddy Holly

Posted by: JoLynn Braswell at February 2, 2008 1:30 PM

Time for movin on- Jeff Troxel
Sarah in the Sunrise- Jeff Troxel

Posted by: Jim Egerman at February 2, 2008 2:36 PM

When it comes to love-turned-to-hatred songs, Dylan is hard to top. His two harshest critiques of one-time lovers (real or imaginary) are "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Positively 4th Street." Four of my favorite pro-love songs are "In My Life" (Lennon and McCartney), "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (Sandy Denny), "Chelsea Morning" (Joni Mitchell), and "Lies" (Stan Rogers).

Posted by: Mark Geduldig-Yatrofsky at February 3, 2008 3:03 PM

Harbor-Vienna Teng
At Last-Ella Fitzgerald
A Love Song- Jerry Alfred
To Be With You- Jeff Black
Broken Moon- Lowen & Navarro

Posted by: Shannon at February 3, 2008 3:30 PM

For the Pro-Love stream, how about "Love Is Our Cross to Bear" by Gorka.
For the Black Heart stream, how about "Lose Again"
by Karla Bonoff.

Posted by: Beth McCormick at February 4, 2008 11:15 AM

How can I miss you when you won't go away (Dan Hicks)
Just Because (Jorma Kaukonen)
I'm not saying (Gordon Lightfoot)

Somewhere between:
Once in a very blue moon (Nanci Griffith)

Posted by: Brent Searle at February 4, 2008 2:33 PM

"The Puzzle" - Ane Brun
"Song No. 6" (with Ron Sexsmith) - Ane Brun
"My Lover Will Go" - Ane Brun

Posted by: JoLynn Braswell at February 6, 2008 5:07 AM

First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes)
Mama, Youíve Been On My Mind (Jeff Buckley)
You Turn Me On, Iím A Radio (Joni Mitchell)
You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor)

Heart of Darkness:
As Cool As I Am (Dar Williams)
Little Green (Joni Mitchell)
Landlocked Blues (Bright Eyes & Emmylou Harris)
I Donít Know Why (Shawn Colvin)
Forget Her (Jeff Buckley)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) **The most heart-wrenching performance of this song, ever. Jeff Buckley sure knew how to tug those heartstrings.
Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
Lighthouse Tale (Nickel Creek)
Colorblind (Counting Crows)

Posted by: Erinn Schwass at February 6, 2008 5:33 PM

Great songs here.
For alt-love, "No Regrets"-- Tom Rush

Love songs

The Way You Make Me Feel --David Llewellyn
(Kerrville Folk finalist)

That's Why I'm Calling Your Name
Iris Blue
both by Johnsmith

Amazed By You
Bob Sima (

Lace Heart
Mary Sue Twohy

Probably a lot more once/if my brain kicks back into gear.

Posted by: Nina Gray at February 7, 2008 9:59 AM

Last Thing on My Mind--Tom Paxton

Posted by: Nina Gray at February 7, 2008 10:12 AM

Underneath the Stars--Kate Rusby
(if I come back, it will be with a whole list. :-))

Posted by: Nina Gray at February 7, 2008 10:24 AM

I wish I was a Fool For You Again
- Richard Thompson

Posted by: Huw Pryce at February 7, 2008 11:20 AM

When a Man's in Love - Dick Gaughan/Five Hand Reel

Posted by: Huw Pryce at February 7, 2008 11:22 AM

How Can I Tell You---Cat Stevens
A Case of You----Joni Mitchell

Posted by: Hananel Mavity at February 7, 2008 11:45 AM

How Can I Tell You---Cat Stevens
A Case of You----Joni Mitchell

Posted by: Hananel Mavity at February 7, 2008 11:46 AM

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes by Richard Schletty and Pavlina Krocova

Posted by: Richard Schletty at February 9, 2008 2:36 AM

Fat Naked Angels by John Flynn

Posted by: Nina Gray at February 12, 2008 3:18 AM

You left out unrequited and secret love! You should have a third stream for this very large category! Unfortunately, they're my favorites...


Posted by: Hananel Mavity at February 12, 2008 12:18 PM

For alt-love, my favorite song about regretting lost love:
Benson, Arizona from the soundtrack to the movie Dark Star

Posted by: Beth B. at February 12, 2008 4:41 PM

Mixing the streams, here are a few suggestions:

You Can Close Your Eyes, Linda Rondstadt
Buckets of Rain, Bob Dylan
That's No Way to Say Goodbye, Leonard Cohen/Judy Collins
Still Feeling Blue, Gram Parsons
Lady of the Island, CSN

And for a love we can only HOPE remains unrequited: You Can Leave Your Hat On, Randy Newman

And finally, what may be the saddest song ever written: Song for You, Gram Parsons

Posted by: Reed Hammans at February 13, 2008 7:14 PM

Missed the stream, but here's my suggestions for
broken love - "Sour grapes" - John Prine- he supposedly wrote it n he was 14 ; Don't Think Twice
from Dylan; this one's for you Kathy.

Posted by: Ed Weglein at February 22, 2008 11:29 AM

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