Friday, March 5, 2010

Breakup songs

And my brother left the house all of a sudden to play human pillowcase to his friend who just broke up with someone. I don't know what the signs are up to, but judging from Facebook, quite a number of people were left cold after Valentine's. If you're one of those people (TMI: ditto), I have just the thing. NPR's All Songs Considered podcast had an episode of breakup songs last month, with everything from the truly painful to the truly awful, plus engaging commentary. It's brilliant. You can still save your own playlist of rub-it-in-will-ya crying songs (I'm know keeping mine, possibly forever), but the NPR hosts will make you feel that you are not alone, at least not for 1 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds. Check it out here. Your heart will thank you. You might even consider leaving a donation on the box on your way out. Now excuse while I go back to my karaoke...