Tune in at 12 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12th, and hear the Gypsy Scholar present his annual Valentine’s Day program, which kicks off the Orphic Essay-with-Soundtrack series “The Troubadours & The Beloved: The Religion of Love/Amor.” This series explores the medieval origins of our notion of “romantic love” and the modern, secular love song, and why certain 60s singer-songwriters were dubbed “Troubadours.” Be sure to check out the “The Troubadours & The Beloved” webpages (2 + “Courtly Love/Amor”), so you can literally “see what I mean” at revradiotowerofsong.com. So, again, if you’ve ever wondered about the origin of our modern, secular love songs, or ever wondered why certain 60s singer-songwriters were dubbed “Troubadours,” tune in midnight Sunday/Monday to hear—and see—the GS’s Valentine’s Day program.

Program Update:

This program is now available for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” webpage, with the corresponding playlist on the “Programs & Playlists” webpage, of the Tower of Song website at revradiotowerofsong.com