In case you haven't looked at the calendar this month, its the second week of February.  That means its only a week away from Valentine's Day. As if the incessant display of hearts and flowers and jewelry clogging our news feeds didn't tip you off.  Even as a woman, I can tell you, I'm thoroughly sick of seeing all that red.  Then again, I've never been all that fond of all the gushy stuff that typically goes along with Valentine's Day.  If you are, or have a significant other in your life who loves all that oooey gooey love stuff, then you've got it made.  Planning for the holiday is really all spelled out for you, anywhere you look!

What happens if you need ideas for someone a bit more...unconventional?  A woman, or man, who you want to celebrate with, but may not be into red roses and chocolates.  Somebody who just wants to rock!  Don't worry, I've got you covered. I've got the ultimate Valentine's Day Date Night Setlist for all those music lovers out there.

Food- You could just grab a box of chocolates at Walgreen's on your way home, or even splurge for those specialty covered strawberries.  But I'm guessing that's not really gonna wow your special someone.  Might I suggest a box of tacos?  How about a heart shaped pizza?  The real way to a woman's heart is through her stomach. 


Music- You want something low-key romantic, but don't go throwing on your favorite Michael Bolton CD just yet.  Here's a starter set to get those hormones moving;

  • Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
  • Stone Sour - Hesitate
  • The Cranberries - Linger
  • Avenged Sevenfold - So Far Away
  • Foo Fighters - Everlong

Movies- Yes, movies. We don't have to get all fancied up just to go out in a crowd of people and be uncomfortable the whole time.  We're really just thinking of going home and putting on comfy clothes anyways, so cut out the middle man, and stay home and watch a movie.  Now, not any dumb rom-com will do.  Some women think those movies are as boring and predictable as men do.  DO NOT swing too far and pick out an action movie though.  Rookie mistake.  Just because she doesn't want some sappy Kate Hudson movie, doesn't mean she wants to watch "First Blood" either.  There's always "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist", or "High Fidelity" if you want to just be chill together with a musical theme.

Gift- We've got the food and the venue picked out, now for the pièce de résistance.  You can completely skip the jewelry if your lady really isn't into the bling.  She might like a vinyl copy of her favorite album?  Or, if you do want to get her some arm candy(besides you) there's this really cool company that makes bracelets out of guitar strings donated by actual musicians!  Good luck getting that from Jared!

Well, there you go.  You're welcome, by the way.  The perfect Valentine's Day set up for the woman who wants a little more music in her life.  If you play your cards right, by the end of the night, you'll be making music together!

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