If you want to make 2024 a year to remember, you can't do better than a stateroom on the Mark Steyn Caribbean Cruise, with Michele Bachmann, Conrad Black, Leilani Dowding, Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer and more.
~For the last month, even as his trial has chuntered along in America's diseased and depraved capital city, Mark has maintained Sundays as an oasis. So he has continued to celebrate, as he has done for almost two decades at this time each week, the great enduring love songs of the last century - because the fundamental things apply even as the decades roll by in the dank septic tank of DC "justice".
So, on this Sunday before St Valentine's Day, here is the all-time great Valentine love song - as featured on one of Mark's Serenade Radio shows, here receiving its SteynOnline premiere. Mark tells the story of a Rodgers & Hart standard, plays versions by Chet Baker, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Costello, Mary Martin and more - and recounts the tragic end of its brilliant lyricist.
To listen to the show, simply click above.
~This airing of Steyn's Song of the Week is a special presentation of The Mark Steyn Club. We launched the Steyn Club over six-and-a-half years ago, and in this our seventh year we're immensely heartened by all the longtime SteynOnline regulars - from Fargo to Fiji, Madrid to Malaysia, West Virginia to Witless Bay - who've signed up to be a part of it. Membership in The Mark Steyn Club also comes with non-musical benefits, including:
~Our latest audio adventure in Tales for Our Time, and more than sixty thrilling predecessors;
~Other audio series on pertinent topics, such as our serialization of Climate Change: The Facts and last year's adaptation of "A Disgrace to the Profession";
~Mark's exclusive anthology of video poetry - because, as he always says, that's where the big bucks are;
~Exclusive Steyn Store member pricing on over 40 books, mugs, T-shirts, and other products;
~The opportunity to engage in live Clubland Q&A sessions with Mark (such as this coming Wednesday's);
~Transcript and audio versions of The Mark Steyn Show and other video content;
~Advance booking for Steyn's live appearances around the world, such as the forthcoming Mark Steyn Cruise;
~Customized email alerts for new content in your areas of interest;
~and the chance to support our print, audio and video ventures as they wing their way around the planet.
~We do enjoy your comments on the show. Steyn Clubbers are welcome to leave them below - or anybody can leave them over at Serenade Radio, where they love hearing from listeners.
Steyn's Song of the Week airs thrice weekly on Serenade Radio in the UK, one or other of which broadcasts is certain to be convenient for whichever part of the world you're in:
5.30pm Sunday London (12.30pm New York)
5.30am Monday London (4.30pm Sydney)
9pm Thursday London (1pm Vancouver)
Whichever you prefer, you can listen from anywhere on the planet right here.