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Valentine's Day Special on These Days

This hour, we go from romance to breaking up in many genres. Listen to San Diego-based musician Greg Laswell, film critic Scott Marks, and editor of the New York Times Modern Love column Daniel Jones

Valentine's Day Special on These Days

Tom Fudge: It's not unusual for songwriters to write about their own lives. And Greg Laswell's latest CD, called Through Toledo, is a break-up album. Many of the songs were inspired by the feelings he had after his wife left him. 

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Love and romance is a preoccupation for many art forms. Movies, like music, are often driven by stories of the thrills and disappointments of romance. Scott Marks is the Film Critic for the Gay and Lesbian Times. And he's a regular guest on our film club of the air. We go to him now with an essay about the good and the bad of romantic film dialogue.

Guests

  • Greg Laswell is a San Diego-based musician, songwriter and producer. His latest album is called Through Toledo.  
  •   Scott Marks , film critic from the Gay and Lesbian Times and a regular guest on the KPBS Film Club of the Air
  • Daniel Jones editor of the Modern Love column in the New York Times . A new book featuring essays from the column has just come out. It's called Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit and Devotion

Music Clip 1:   Sing Teresa Says by Greg Laswell, Live in Studio (2007)

Music Break 1:   Amazed by Greg Laswell, from the album Through Toledo (2006)

Music Clip 2:   High and Low by Greg Laswell, Live in Studio (2007)

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Music Clip 3:   Do What I Can by Greg Laswell, Live in Studio (2007)

Music Break 2:  Come Undone by Greg Laswell, from the album Through Toledo (2006)

End Music:   Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Greg Laswell, from the single Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (2007)