Sexless in the City

Sometimes reading romance novels doesn’t quite prepare you for a love life...

For this 30-year-old urbanite, love is always a misadventure: The Harvard Lickwit, Hippie the Groper, the 5% Man, and the Ad Weasel. These and many other men wander in and out of her life — but never her bed.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Reader Poll

Recently I’ve been thinking about adding a new feature to the site: Each day I’d discuss a song (but not necessarily a love song) in terms of what it’s saying about love and relationships. Thoughts from the audience? Songs I should start with? “Closer” is already on my list if this project moves forward. Treatments would probably look like this:

‘As’ from Songs in the Key of Life
Lately I’ve been listening to Stevie Wonder a lot. With its gospel overtones, “As” almost falls into that ambiguous zone of the praise song/love song. But then, the idealization of soulmate relationships has muddied the romance/religion lines as much as the music of Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant has.

  • Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

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