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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eric hinton
eric hinton
April 1, 2023 7:04 pm

The first lady of hurt, Sandy Posey: Shattered.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2023 7:08 pm

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!

calli
calli
April 1, 2023 7:08 pm

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! 😀

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 7:12 pm
MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 7:21 pm
Luzu
April 1, 2023 7:36 pm

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…

calli
calli
April 1, 2023 7:40 pm

Okay. I’m reading the room now.

This.

But I warned you.

Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 7:42 pm

Rabz, just the mention of your name…

Misty Blue

https://youtu.be/fuo2KXZPQ2E

P
P
April 1, 2023 7:44 pm
calli
calli
April 1, 2023 7:58 pm

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

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
April 1, 2023 7:59 pm

The complete works of TISM.
Never fails.

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 8:00 pm
Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
April 1, 2023 8:02 pm

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

Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 8:03 pm

And another one about longing…

https://youtu.be/1fr1iyhkyVs

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 8:08 pm

poetry and phrasing – Back to Black

calli
calli
April 1, 2023 8:09 pm

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

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 8:23 pm
Roger
Roger
April 1, 2023 8:24 pm

Unrequited love, eh?

Who hasn’t been there.

Pity this poor lone sailor, though:

Long afloat on shipless oceans…

P
P
April 1, 2023 8:25 pm
Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 8:40 pm

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

https://youtu.be/0f48fpoSEPU

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 8:41 pm
Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 8:42 pm
Roger
Roger
April 1, 2023 8:42 pm

Oft copied, but never bettered, Rabz.

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

eric hinton
eric hinton
April 1, 2023 8:45 pm

John Prine and Iris DeMent – In Spite of Ourselves

Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 8:47 pm
Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 8:53 pm

Herb Alpert:
this guy’s in love with you

https://youtu.be/o8ByJ1C0iR4

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 8:56 pm

you cant make you love me

omg … is that a Bonnie Raitt song?

Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 9:00 pm

Bread – lost without your love

https://youtu.be/PfkUoRmcqyA

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 9:10 pm
MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 9:19 pm
eric hinton
eric hinton
April 1, 2023 9:25 pm

Cee Cee James – Done Love Wrong

Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 9:37 pm
calli
calli
April 1, 2023 9:50 pm

Time for the quintessential heartbreak song.

Christine
Christine
April 1, 2023 9:55 pm

All great sad songs

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

(sorry can’t link)

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 10:11 pm
eric hinton
eric hinton
April 1, 2023 10:15 pm

Roy Orbison
It’s over

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:28 pm

Here is another Breakup Song.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:30 pm

This girl doesn’t go away quietly.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:33 pm

This sad song is from way back.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:36 pm

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

Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 10:37 pm

Everlasting love

https://youtu.be/JaYTNsS_m2w

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

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:38 pm

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.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:46 pm

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

A good song for any occasion.

Bar Beach Swimmer
April 1, 2023 10:49 pm

Just remembered this one:

The Hollies – the air that I breathe

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

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:51 pm

Dionne Warwick’s Anyone Who Had a Heart.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2023 10:56 pm

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.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 10:57 pm

A very long drawn out heart breaker.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2023 11:00 pm

My Immortal by Evanescence. Sorry can’t link.

eric hinton
eric hinton
April 1, 2023 11:00 pm
Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 11:01 pm

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

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2023 11:02 pm

In Memoriam James John. My son.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 11:03 pm

One more from Dwight.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2023 11:05 pm

GreyRanga, here it is.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 1, 2023 11:13 pm

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

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2023 11:13 pm

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

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

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
April 1, 2023 11:16 pm

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

‘Nite all.

GoTiges
GoTiges
April 1, 2023 11:20 pm

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

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2023 11:22 pm

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

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

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2023 11:23 pm

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…..

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 11:28 pm

Z2KA

…i deeply resemble that

GoTiges
GoTiges
April 1, 2023 11:32 pm

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

MatrixTransform
April 1, 2023 11:34 pm

I’m losing you …

for years I heard that
and I never listened

this time … magnificent

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2023 11:35 pm

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

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

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 2, 2023 1:05 am

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

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

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 2, 2023 2:32 am

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

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 2, 2023 2:52 am
P
P
April 2, 2023 3:58 am
P
P
April 2, 2023 3:59 am
Zatara
Zatara
April 2, 2023 5:43 am

Go All The Way – Raspberries

Zatara
Zatara
April 2, 2023 5:53 am

Everything I Own – Bread

Zatara
Zatara
April 2, 2023 6:04 am

These eyes – The Guess Who

Zatara
Zatara
April 2, 2023 6:08 am

Diary – Bread

calli
calli
April 2, 2023 6:46 am
CharlieP
CharlieP
April 2, 2023 8:55 am

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

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 8:56 am

@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.

Pogria
Pogria
April 2, 2023 9:05 am
Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 9:09 am

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

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

MatrixTransform
April 2, 2023 9:15 am

one hand on my heart, one on the bottle

P
P
April 2, 2023 10:35 am
Bar Beach Swimmer
April 2, 2023 10:44 am

10CC

I’m not in love.

https://youtu.be/STugQ0X1NoI

Pogria
Pogria
April 2, 2023 11:08 am

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.

eric hinton
eric hinton
April 2, 2023 12:20 pm

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

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 1:32 pm

@ Alamak:

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

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 1:51 pm
Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 1:54 pm
Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 1:58 pm

Or something with a bit more contemporary=y relevance:

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

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 2:04 pm

And one “for the road”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hr64MxYpgk

Pogria
Pogria
April 2, 2023 2:10 pm

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

Pogria
Pogria
April 2, 2023 2:24 pm

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

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 2:25 pm

And these blokes:

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

Had it worked out back in the 1970s.

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 3:04 pm

And, some more ACTUAL MUSICIANS:

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

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 2, 2023 3:40 pm

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.

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 5:10 pm

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

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

Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 5:26 pm
Pogria
Pogria
April 2, 2023 5:54 pm

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.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 2, 2023 6:06 pm

A real weepy.

Winter in America.

eric hinton
eric hinton
April 2, 2023 6:12 pm

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.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 2, 2023 6:19 pm

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

Meatloaf – two out of three ain’t bad.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 2, 2023 6:23 pm

Look after The Music Show, Rabz.

It’s a keeper.

Louis Litt
April 2, 2023 8:57 pm

McArthur park Glen Campbell

WesternDecliner
April 2, 2023 8:58 pm
Bruce
Bruce
April 2, 2023 9:07 pm

Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris:

A phone conversation involving the WTC attack.

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

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 2, 2023 10:01 pm

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

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 3, 2023 5:08 pm

The final word on love.

Nothing says it better, for lovers everywhere.

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