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Love is for Peter Holsapple

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Between the dB's and Continental Drifters, Durham resident Peter Holsapple has long been one of my favorite songwriters. And he's moving up in the ranks of my favorite writers about music, too, thanks to his regular contributions to the New York Times' "Measure for Measure" blog. Holsapple's latest entry offers a fascinating look at the evolution and sadly unrequited fate of what should have been a massive breakthrough hit for the dB's in the mid-1980s, "Love Is For Lovers" (a song I still remember with immense fondness). The package also includes a sample of Holsapple's original demo version of "Lovers," sung by his then-girlfriend.

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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.