Love Songs http://kcur.org en The Love Hangover http://kcur.org/post/love-hangover <p>In the world of music, so many songs center around one common subject: love. But for those who aren't singing the praises of romance, there are plenty of songs about the darker and more cynical side of love. Richard Alwyn joins Central Standard to share his favorite songs for the lonely heart and to talk about his live event, <a href="http://www.thelovehangover.com/">The Love Hangover</a>.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:14:01 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 32016 at http://kcur.org The Love Hangover Favorite Love Songs: A Valentine From KCUR http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-valentine-kcur <p>Here's a spread of songs and personal stories about love, loss and the in-between, including tales from Up to Date host Steve Kraske and KC Currents co-host Sylvia Maria Gross.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:03:28 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 12157 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: A Valentine From KCUR TELL US: What's Your Favorite Love Song? http://kcur.org/post/tell-us-whats-your-favorite-love-song <p><strong>FAVORITE LOVE SONGS</strong></p><p>What&#39;s your favorite love song and why? Share in the comments section below, or send an e-mail to <a href="mailto:centralstandard@kcur.org?subject=My%20Favorite%20Love%20Song"><strong>centralstandard@kcur.org</strong></a>.</p><p>Here&#39;s what we&#39;ve received so far:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>KCUR STAFF</strong></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/people/bill-anderson"><strong>Bill Anderson</strong></a>, programming director: &quot;Nether Lands&quot; by Dan Fogelberg</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:07:54 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12485 at http://kcur.org TELL US: What's Your Favorite Love Song? Favorite Love Songs: "Sunday Kind of Love" by Etta James http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-sunday-kind-love-etta-james <p><em>Central Standard</em> and <em>Walt Bodine Show</em> producer <a href="http://www.kcur.org/people/andrea-silenzi"><strong>Andrea Silenzi</strong></a> revisits some of the best works by legendary singer <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_James">Etta James</a>.</p><p>&quot;When Etta James passed away I decided it would be a good thing to sit down and listen to a lot of her best songs,&quot; Silenzi says. &quot;She&#39;s probably best known for her song, &#39;At Last.&#39; &quot;</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:52:22 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12484 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: "Sunday Kind of Love" by Etta James Favorite Love Songs: "Carinhoso" http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-carinhoso <p><em>KC Currents</em>&#39; <a href="http://kcur.org/people/sylvia-maria-gross"><strong>Sylvia Maria Gross</strong></a> tells us about a Brazilian anthem for unrequited love.</p><p>&quot;She says &#39;my heart, I don&#39;t know why, beats happily when I see you,&#39; &quot; Gross translates the Portuguese lyrics of the song &quot;Carinhoso&quot; to English.</p><p>She continues alongside the singer&#39;s voice, &quot; &#39;And my eyes will smile and follow you down the road, but still, you run away from me.&#39; &quot;</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:28:58 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12458 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: "Carinhoso" Favorite Love Songs: "Moonglow" http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-moonglow <p>Reporter <a href="http://www.kcur.org/people/dan-verbeck"><strong>Dan Verbeck</strong></a> talks about a romantic theme from the 1955 movie &quot;Picnic.&quot;</p><p>&quot;The movie was filmed mostly in Kansas in 1955,&quot; Verbeck said.</p><p>&quot;The &#39;Moonglow&#39; theme has a special tingly quality to it. There are two people dancing in a small park beside a stream at a Labor Day picnic,&quot; he said. &quot;My wife grew up in a rural town about ten miles from where the picnic scene was filmed.&quot;</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:16:16 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12456 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: "Moonglow" Favorite Love Songs: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-adagio-strings-samuel-barber <p>Continuing our series on love songs, KCUR announcer <a href="http://kcur.org/people/danie-alexander"><strong>Danie Alexander</strong></a> shares a bit about the audio intensity of a piece by composer Samuel Barber.</p><p>&quot;It&#39;s so lush. It starts out so beautifully,&quot; Alexander says with an energy that rivals the song. &quot;It builds, and then right at the climax, it hangs.&quot;</p><p>&quot;A pause,&quot; she says carefully, speaking more slowly than previously. &quot;And then it drops right into the end of the song.&quot;</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:12:15 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12451 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber Favorite Love Songs: "And I Love Her" by the Beatles http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-and-i-love-her-beatles <p>Continuing our series on love songs... <em>Up to Date</em>&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/people/steve-kraske"><strong>Steve Kraske</strong></a> takes us back to a Beatles classic.</p><p>He barely needs time to consider the question.</p><p>&quot;This is an easy one for me, it&#39;s &#39;And I Love Her,&#39; by the Beatles,&quot; he says. &quot;I don&#39;t have any special sort of memory attached to it, I&#39;ve just always loved this song.&quot;</p><p>The question was, &#39;what&#39;s your favorite love song?&#39;</p><p>Why? That answer comes easily as well.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:54:35 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12450 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: "And I Love Her" by the Beatles Favorite Love Songs: "My Guy" by Mary Wells http://kcur.org/post/favorite-love-songs-my-guy-mary-wells <p>Continuing our series on love songs... KCUR&#39;s General Manager <a href="http://www.kcur.org/people/patricia-deal-cahill"><strong>Patty Cahill</strong></a> tells how a song by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Wells">Mary Wells</a> sends her back to memories of her first love.</p><p>&quot;My favorite long song is &quot;My Guy&quot; by Mary Wells,&quot; Cahill said.</p><p>&quot;He may not be a movie star,&quot; she sings, pauses and mutters &#39;I wish I could sing,&#39; then continues the tune, &quot;but when it comes to being happy, we are.&quot;</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:28:17 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 12328 at http://kcur.org Favorite Love Songs: "My Guy" by Mary Wells