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Who was your first musical crush?
Martin Gore. Depeche Mode's "Somebody" formed my expectations of a relationship.
What song was playing during your first kiss?
No song. It was the stairwell of my elementary school.
What is the best makeout song of all time?
"World In My Eyes" Depeche Mode (do we sense a running theme???)
What's the best breakup song ever?
Up until recently, I would say "Crossed Out Name" by Ryan Adams. I think Taylor Swift usurped the throne with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"...though an argument can be made that they are equal, and for different moods.
What song would you want playing during your first wedding dance (OR, if you’re married, what song did you dance to)?
I am married. "How My Heart Behaves" by Feist was our first dance. Closely followed by "You and I" by Wilco.
What love song makes you cry?
"Gorecki" by Lamb.
Who is your favorite romantic singer?
Is Morrissey considered romantic? [Editor's note: YES!]
What is your fave album to listen to on a lonely Valentine's Day?
Elliott Smith, "Either/Or"
Does the idea of a couple making out to your music flatter you, or just freak you out?
Flatters and titillates.
What’s the sexiest music video of all time?
"Breaking the Girl," Red Hot Chili Peppers. Obviously my idea of sexy is different than most.
Who's the coolest couple in music?
Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo. By far.
What's the most romantic moment in movie history?
The first several minutes of "Up."
What romantic movie role do you wish you could play?
Julia Roberts opposite Richard Gere in anything.
Who is your favorite fairytale princess?
What is the most romantic city to visit?
Describe your ideal Valentine's Day date.
Sports, followed by a couple's massage, followed by dinner out and a movie in.
Flowers or chocolates?
Do you watch/hate-watch "The Bachelor"?
I absolutely love hate-watching it.
Overall, are you pro- or anti-Valentine's Day?
Pro-love and romance' anti-typical gift-giving and trinket-purchasing.
If someone did that "Say Anything" boombox thing outside your window, would you be into it, or call the police?
It depends on who it was and which song they chose to blast.
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