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Home Planet: Love or Something Like It. (Valentine's Day)

From: Spokane Public Radio
Length: 04:59

Love doesn't always come with balloons and words that rhyme. True love usually comes to us just like the groceries, mixed with the necessities and wrapped in plain brown paper. Read the full description.

Cherylannebw_small Chances are you've got love, or something like it, on your mind. After all, it's Valentine's Day. Did you buy roses? You need to buy roses. And a card covered with sentimental poetry written by a stranger. Don't forget the chocolate, the expensive perfume, something from Victoria's Secret, a gourmet meal at a five-star restaurant and jewelry. Isn't that what it takes to show love? Well, one day a year, maybe. But it's the other 364 days that tell the tale.

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Chances are you've got love, or something like it, on your mind. After all, it's Valentine's Day. Did you buy roses? You need to buy roses. And a card covered with sentimental poetry written by a stranger. Don't forget the chocolate, the expensive perfume, something from Victoria's Secret, a gourmet meal at a five-star restaurant and jewelry. Isn't that what it takes to show love? Well, one day a year, maybe. But it's the other 364 days that tell the tale.

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Review of Home Planet: Love or Something Like It. (Valentine's Day)

LOVE IT!

Yes, this is appropriate Valentines Day material and why not.

If you have room for a 3:00 plus essay on what love is all about, then give this a whirl.

Crisp and clear writing that is sure to please your listeners. Will guarantee to put a smile on your face as you relate to the ancedotes.

This essay is not sappy or sugery and is perfectly timed -- just under 3 min. plus additional 2 min. of music.

You don't even need a long cue to set up.

Broadcast History

Broadcast on KPBX Spokane Public Radio Feb. 14, 2005

Timing and Cues

This piece can run shorter if music at end of piece is trimmed.

Musical Works

Music credit for the song: L-O-V-E, (written by Kaempfert/Gabler) from
the CD "Dear Mr. Cole" by John Pizzarelli.

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http://www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/homeplanet/