PODCAST: The poetry of giving love the finger

On Episode #33 of “Can You Hear Me, Long Beach?” We are all over Valentine’s Day.

First, in conjunction with the Hi-lo Listens, Love and Heartbreak Valentine’s playlist, we assembled a cool ribbon panel of Moxie Skates founder Michelle Steilen—currently appearing as Margot Robbie/Harley Quinn’s stunt double—dating columnist June Diaz, DJ and Post ad exec Atira West and columnist Tim Grobaty to discuss love songs, breakup songs—both sad, angry and busting out windows—and if music can actually put you in the mood.

Then, Steven Smith goes on location to an Anti-Valentine Open Mic and finds the poetry in giving love the finger. Take that, love!

Finally, Steven Smith sings. Yes, love hurts.

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.