Lazy Sunday CLII: Romance

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!  As such, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the more romantic posts of yesteryear (and yesterweek) to commemorate this season of love:

  • The Joy of Romantic Music III: Hector Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’” – Hector Berlioz is my Romantic Era composer spirit animal, although I’m way more restrained them him.  He was so lovesick over the Shakespearean actress Harriett Smithson, he wrote an entire symphony for and about her.  In his Symphonie Fantastique, the main character is so lovesick over his beloved, he takes an overdose of opium in attempt to commit suicide.  Instead, he enters a fevered, drugged dream, in which his beloved is portrayed as a fixed musical idea.  When Harriett Smithson heard the symphony, she finally heard out Berlioz’s marriage proposals, and the two were wed—quite unhappily—for a few years before it all came crashing down.
  • Alone” – In retrospect, I think this post was a bit of whining on my own part, and throwing myself a pity party.  That said, my diagnosis of the current ills and travails of the modern dating scene are quite accurate.  It’s probably better being alone.
  • TBT: Phone it in Friday VI: Valentine’s Day” (and “Phone it in Friday VI: Valentine’s Day“) – A grab-bag of Valentine’s Day miscellany.  My brother thought I’d accidentally posted a Friday post on a Thursday.  Nope—I purposefully reblogged a Friday post on a TBT.

Happy Sunday—and Valentine’s Day!

—TPP

Other Lazy Sunday Installments:

2 thoughts on “Lazy Sunday CLII: Romance

  1. Cheers Port.

    Since we’ve decided to engage in this cheese fest tomorrow, I might have to serenade my beautiful better half with some smoochy love songs. I bought Bryan Ferry’s Boys and Girls last year just for one track, Slave to Love, which is an ace tune. Not keen on the rest of the album but it was worth it for that track.

    I reduced her to tears (happy tears) many years ago with my rendition of Your Face by The Frames and I’ll try it again once the guitar is fixed. Not that I like seeing her cry but she looks sooooo cute! 🙂

    Wine, chinese food, and good times. Looking forward to it!

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    • Cheese it up for your woman, dude. I’ve got a hot date with the rest of Town Council tomorrow night, then I’ll probably make and pizza and enjoy a candlelit* dinner with Murphy.

      Let me know if you make Tina cry—either tears of joy or otherwise!

      Happy Valentine’s Day!

      *It probably will not be candlelit.

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