Secret Love for Valentine’s Day & Opinions on Bob Dylan.

Secret Love

Sometimes a crush has to stay a secret, even when you’d rather proclaim it loudly in candy heart form. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jim and Greg offer up a bouquet of their favorite Secret Love Songs.

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Secret Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

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As Aimee Mann once sung, Hush Hush, keep it down now...voices carry! But despite that plea and desire for secrecy, musicians have been coming clean about their loving feelings since the beginning of the rock era. So to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, Jim and Greg reveal their favorite Secret Love Songs. These could be admissions of an illicit romance, expressions of forbidden emotions or professions of a secret crush. Enjoy (but keep it on the down-low).

Jim

  • Millie Jackson, If Loving You is Wrong (I Don’t Wanna Be Right)
  • Pulp, Babies
  • Olivia Newton-John, I Honestly Love You (featuring Babyface)
  • Sophie B. Hawkins, Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

Greg

  • Johnnie Taylor, Who’s Making Love
  • Pharcyde, Passin’ Me By
  • Portishead, Glory Box
  • Billy Paul, Me and Mrs. Jones

Shadows in the Night Bob Dylan

Shadows In the Night

One of Bob Dylan’s strengths is his ability to reinvent himself, especially in the ‘90s when he became his own producer under the pseudonym Jack Frost. Now in his seventies, he consistently takes his touring band into the studio every few years, giving his career a new surge of energy. So it’s with that goal that he gives us Shadows in the Night, which is built around songs recorded by Frank Sinatra. Jim recognizes that while Dylan and Sinatra are two of the most important voices in the last half-century, they don’t go well together. Dylan is great when he sings songs that suit him ( folk, country) but it just doesn’t work here; he gives it a Trash It. Greg believes that the production of this album and the choices Dylan made saved the record. He said if you care for Bob Dylan at all you should take a listen, giving it a Try It.

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