A playlist I created for The Vinyl District
Hey sad sack, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we represent the
mix just for your lonely heart, “Nobody Loves Me.” Whether you view
today as a celebration of love, or a reminder of the absence of it,
we’ve got one wicked wallow. Happy Valentine’s Day?
The “dating scene” is much akin to a Russian land war in winter—it’s
brutal, brutish, unwinnable, and full of casualties. And I am
well-equipped to give a report from the trenches—in all of my years on
this lovely planet, I have never had a date on Valentine’s Day.
That, however, is not cause to turn all bitter and rail against the
“Hallmarkiness” of this holiday, not the least of which because any
holiday that dates back to Chaucer predates Hallmark. Ha. So, no, my
dearies—I do not propose that we all sit down in some lame Sex and the
City/Shit Girls Say kumbaya-ish “love sucks” circle.
Why not take a Zen approach to this and sit with it, as the Buddhists
say, or marinate upon it, more colloquially put. Alternatively, as
Ovechkin says, “it is what it is.” Or you could, you know, just Rage
Against The Machine and assert how love is for losers. (Although, that
would be a bit extreme because while dating sucks, love is awesome!)
I would not leave you without succor on this darkest of days. I will
remind you that A. you are avoiding eating overpriced, horrible dinners (“put chocolate in her face/steak with extra shrimp”), earning
the scorn of the poor overworked restaurant industry, and B. you get to
have 50% off candy on the 15th. Here’s a little playlist you can chill
to, rage to, and commiserate to.