Rabz’ Radio Show April Fool’s Day 2023 – Romance, love and fractured cardio organs


Cats, the topic above is what contemporary music has always revelled in. A rich vein of subject matter, so to speak.

You’re romancing a personage of the opposite sex – you listen to lots of music about that phenomenon, while imagining that nothing could ever be wrong with the world. Being incapable of thinking about anything else does this.

You’re in love – you essay a seemingly endless seam of songs about that very topic. Especially as you’ve been rendered incapable (again) of thinking about anything else, in particular, the mundanity of a former life you’ve now decreed to be irrelevant.

You’ve suddenly and inexplicably found yourself with a broken heart and here’s where it gets complicated and essayed in even more depth.

All of a sudden there is nothing worth living for. You experience joyless, sleepless and interminable nights while the jagged edges dig mercilessly into your side when you roll over.

Then you get over yourself and place those ‘orrible emotional experiences in the very deepest recesses of your mental library.

Without realising that you might hear a sound, sniff a smell, see a subliminal something, feel an object or taste a substance that immediately takes you back there.

Time remains the great healer, allegedly.

Anyway, here’s the two intro tracks:

Georgie Fame – My Girl
Time passes – Paul Weller

Let’s hear your choices covering the touchy topics above, Cats. You know you want to!

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136 responses to “Rabz’ Radio Show April Fool’s Day 2023 – Romance, love and fractured cardio organs”

  1. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    The first lady of hurt, Sandy Posey: Shattered.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I have to apologize Rabz, I’m elsewhere with limited internet. But I can scrape up enough bandwidth for an obvious one!

    YES – Owner of a Lonely Heart (1983)

    Have a great evening!

  3. calli Avatar
    calli

    Rabz, here’s a song for the lovelorn…we’ve all been there.

    And another for the tough old buggers.

    From the depths to the middle finger! 😀

  4. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    You’re romancing a personage of the opposite sex

    Apologies, Cats – translated into the correct terminology:

    You’re lusting after a beautiful young woman.

    FFS, Collectivism is so insidious. 😕

  5. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Eric, magnificent stuff.

  6. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Do not ever fall in love with a glittering prize, Cats.

  7. Luzu Avatar

    https://youtu.be/3MMXjunSx80

    One of the Cats steered me towards this one by Jeff Buckley. It is the current soundtrack to my emotional life…

  8. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The Hush

    For when you want a goil.

  9. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Luzu – that is one of the most beautiful lost love songs of all time.

  10. calli Avatar
    calli

    Okay. I’m reading the room now.

    This.

    But I warned you.

  11. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rabz, just the mention of your name…

    Misty Blue

    https://youtu.be/fuo2KXZPQ2E

  12. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Onya, P

  13. calli Avatar
    calli

    I can’t speak for men, natch, but this wasthe Beloved’s favourites.

  14. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    The complete works of TISM.
    Never fails.

  15. Miss Anthropist Avatar
    Miss Anthropist

    The complete works of TISM.
    And a bottle of Bombay Sapphire.

  16. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    And another one about longing…

    https://youtu.be/1fr1iyhkyVs

  17. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    poetry and phrasing – Back to Black

  18. calli Avatar
    calli

    Wow! The hatred and misery is strong in this one. And I don’t mean you Rabz.

  19. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Unrequited love, eh?

    Who hasn’t been there.

    Pity this poor lone sailor, though:

    Long afloat on shipless oceans…

  20. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Long afloat on shipless oceans…

    Sirens. They still beckon in my life, Rog – and of course, I’ve not learned the essential lesson.

    Hence the latest heartbreak. 😕

  21. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Rabz, let’s be alone together, but then I spoil it…

    https://youtu.be/0f48fpoSEPU

  22. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer
  23. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Oft copied, but never bettered, Rabz.

    Tim was a bit of a doofus, but what a voice.

  24. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    John Prine and Iris DeMent – In Spite of Ourselves

  25. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    somebody that I used to know

    Matrix, one of the most gut wrenching.

  26. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer
  27. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Oft copied

    Indeed, Rog.

    One of the most beautiful love songs of all time

    Tearing me apart …

  28. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Herb Alpert:
    this guy’s in love with you

    https://youtu.be/o8ByJ1C0iR4

  29. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    you cant make you love me

    omg … is that a Bonnie Raitt song?

  30. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Bread – lost without your love

    https://youtu.be/PfkUoRmcqyA

  31. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    Cee Cee James – Done Love Wrong

  32. calli Avatar
    calli

    Time for the quintessential heartbreak song.

  33. Christine Avatar
    Christine

    All great sad songs

    “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” . . my love
    Bee Gees

    (sorry can’t link)

  34. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform
  35. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    Roy Orbison
    It’s over

  36. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Anyone who’s had a heart

    Wouldn’t turn around and break it

    While standin’ on a corner …

    And yeah, me, I’m not a colourless bureaucrat/accountant/economist – I’m in a rock and roll band, I tells ya! 🙂

  37. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Here is another Breakup Song.

  38. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    This girl doesn’t go away quietly.

  39. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    This sad song is from way back.

  40. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    This goil doesn’t go away quietly …

    Except when they do, Crossie.

    The silent treatment – it burns like nothing else …

  41. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Then there is this breakup song with some optimism in the end.

  42. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Everlasting love

    https://youtu.be/JaYTNsS_m2w

    After all that heavy emotion, I think it’s bedtime

  43. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Rabz says:
    April 1, 2023 at 10:34 pm
    This goil doesn’t go away quietly …
    Except when they do, Crossie.

    The silent treatment – it burns like nothing else …

    That’s why I never suffered in silence.

  44. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Crossie – come up and see me – make me smile …

  45. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Rabz says:
    April 1, 2023 at 10:41 pm
    Crossie – come up and see me – make me smile …

    A good song for any occasion.

  46. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    Just remembered this one:

    The Hollies – the air that I breathe

    https://youtu.be/7duPNQCp-w4

  47. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    Dionne Warwick’s Anyone Who Had a Heart.

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrJVloID8k

    “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”

    Didn’t realize that Marianne Faithful had a version of this.

  49. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    A very long drawn out heart breaker.

  50. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    My Immortal by Evanescence. Sorry can’t link.

  51. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    We can’t have breakup songs without some country music.

  52. GreyRanga Avatar
    GreyRanga

    In Memoriam James John. My son.

  53. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    One more from Dwight.

  54. Crossie Avatar
    Crossie

    GreyRanga, here it is.

  55. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    Thirty + years have passed, but I Still Miss Someone.

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlp3wmE4bbI

    Melanie – “Lay Down – Candles in the rain – 1970.”

  57. Pedro the Loafer Avatar
    Pedro the Loafer

    Apologies Cats.
    A few too many Pinot Noirs this evening, a bit maudlin.

    ‘Nite all.

  58. GoTiges Avatar
    GoTiges

    Phil Collins – Do you remember my favourite of this genre.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDH9G-qWM8Q

    Four Jacks and a Jill – One of the first protest songs about apartheid…

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A few too many Pinot Noirs this evening, a bit maudlin.

    This is Rabz Radio show – anyone who says that are completely sober is a liar of the first order…..

  61. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Z2KA

    …i deeply resemble that

  62. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    a bit maudlin

    FFS, that’s why we’re here, Pedro

  63. GoTiges Avatar
    GoTiges

    I really like this version of She’s Gone by Hall and Oates too.

  64. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    I’m losing you …

    for years I heard that
    and I never listened

    this time … magnificent

  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC6-AhOmnCk

    “Le Boudin” – Brought to you by the Foreign Legion…

  66. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    Close to 20 years since hearing this song in its entirety.

    Paul McCartney & Wings – Silly Love Songs (Official Video) [Remastered in 4K]

  67. Alamak! Avatar
    Alamak!

    reminded on this version by the link above, graham bonnet singing ‘its all over now, baby blue’

  68. Zatara Avatar
    Zatara

    Go All The Way – Raspberries

  69. Zatara Avatar
    Zatara

    These eyes – The Guess Who

  70. Zatara Avatar
    Zatara

    Diary – Bread

  71. CharlieP Avatar
    CharlieP

    I loved you in the morning – Leonard Cohen but preferably sung by Judy Collins.
    Sorry – no idea how to link.

  72. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    @Calli:

    Jimmy Webb knocked out a few rippers in his time.

    Then, there’s this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQx1dAaavxc

    A musical twist at the end; redemption?

    Vale KC.

  73. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    This version of “All I Know” was, apparently, the last thing Linda Ronstadt ever recorded.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8oWv_x-lyY

  74. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    one hand on my heart, one on the bottle

  75. Bar Beach Swimmer Avatar
    Bar Beach Swimmer

    10CC

    I’m not in love.

    https://youtu.be/STugQ0X1NoI

  76. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    I adore a really good sad song. Especially one that makes me bawl like the proverbial baby. I had Throw your arms around me playing at my mother’s funeral. I’ll Stand By You never fails to reduce me to a quivering, swollen wreck, without the input of booze.

    But I have no sad songs to sing drunkenly over the former Mr Pog. The song that completely encapsulates his character is You’re so Vain.

  77. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    I nominate Pogria as reserve DJ, if the current one carries on with this piking palaver.

  78. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    @ Alamak:

    FADO! There is entire genre of emotionally-charged material.

  79. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    Or something with a bit more contemporary=y relevance:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCUmmvWHS2Q

  80. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    Thanks Eric.
    Bruce you rotten bugger, you had to go there didn’t you. You had to link to Crowded House. 🙁

  81. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    As a teenager, dreaming about what my future would bring, hoping it would be something like this.
    A little pre Goth angst.

  82. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    And these blokes:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaX1KiHznR8

    Had it worked out back in the 1970s.

  83. Bruce Avatar
  84. Nelson_Kidd-Players Avatar

    Late to the party, as usual.

    Spun* this on a daily basis at one stage. I’d forgotten about that…

    Icehouse

    * Spun, as in cued the tape and pressed play.

  85. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    err, hello?

  86. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    reserve DJ, if the current one carries on with this piking palaver

    Sacré bleu – you’d like to suggest some future themes?

    May is taken, BTW.

  87. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    A Bob Dylan “breakup” song; given the”treatment” by Billy Strings:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR-T2qTLF6o

  88. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    Bruce,
    the Alison Krause/Vince Gill was almost too beautiful to listen to. What I also liked was this comment below the clip. Says it all;
    mary.g Carpenter
    mary.g Carpenter
    3 years ago
    Gorgeous. No Boobs hanging out, no dress slit up to her crotch, no bodysuits, no stage full of backup singers and dancers, just her and her crew and she’s won 29 GRAMMYS and didn’t have to look like a high priced call girl to do it.

  89. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A real weepy.

    Winter in America.

  90. eric hinton Avatar
    eric hinton

    Nah. Just horrified the music show might cease.

    Country music and silo art.
    Blues.
    Dylan covers.
    Music to drive/ride transcontinental.

    And one more on this theme; You’ve lost that loving feeling.

  91. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh, the impossibility of love. So often out of time.

    Meatloaf – two out of three ain’t bad.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Look after The Music Show, Rabz.

    It’s a keeper.

  93. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Winter in America

    My preferred version, Lizzie, by the mighty GSH.

  94. Louis Litt Avatar

    McArthur park Glen Campbell

  95. Bruce Avatar
    Bruce

    Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris:

    A phone conversation involving the WTC attack.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK_9ppta_M0

  96. Steve trickler Avatar
    Steve trickler

    It’s aged well.

    “You’re Not Alone” is a song written by Tim Kellett and Robin Taylor-Firth and performed by Olive on the 1996 album Extra Virgin. First released as a single in 1996, it found greater success in 1997 in a remixed single version, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart. The song has been covered by a number of artists, most notably by German trance DJ and producer ATB in 2002.

    ATB feat. Olive – You’re Not Alone

  97. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The final word on love.

    Nothing says it better, for lovers everywhere.

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