Brian’s Mixtape | The relationship curve

When Harry Met Sally

Dear readers,

It’s time for another silly yearly traditional that has been forever marred by the greed and capitalism that has modern society so relentlessly in its grasp. As a sensible owl I could not possibly approve of Valentine’s Day, but I do realise that feeling loved, and telling someone you love them, causes a sort of fuzzy, fluffy feeling inside, in addition to the usual out.

Nevertheless, love doesn’t always make you feel fluffy, so today I felt the need to tell the full story through the medium of a playlist about the highs and lows of relationships. Loneliness, desire, bliss, obsession, adoration, heartbreak and acceptance all take to the stage, every one as important an emotion to register as the other. Let us all remember that life is, in fact, a rollercoaster, and one must just ride it.

Yours truthfully,


Listen to Brian’s Valentine’s Day playlist on Spotify

Inspiral Carpets – This Is How It Feels
Blondie – One Way or Another
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
The Chiffons – One Fine Day
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
Chairlift – I Belong In Your Arms
Pulp – Babies
The Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Is This Love
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
The Turtles – Happy Together
The Moldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You
Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
The Mountain Goats – No Children
Green Day – Good Riddance [Time Of Your Life]
Summer Camp – Better Off Without You
Eurythmics – Thorn In My Side