Apparently Daniel Grabois, my hard-working colleague in The School of Music here at UW-Madison who produces the Sound Waves series, has not read A Reunion of Ghosts, where love goes well for absolutely no one. If he had, he might have thought twice before inviting me, of all people, to be one of the speakers at Sound Waves’ Valentines Day performance. But, alas, he did invite me and so now I invite you to join us. Three other professors will speak brilliantly and provocatively about love and attraction in the social and hard sciences, and then I’ll get up and grouse about some of the bad dates I went on in the late 1970s, from which I’ve clearly still not recovered. Valentines Day? Romance? Bah, humbug, I say.
Then there’ll be some wonderful music. And then you can join me at the bar.