Sound Advice: Mel Ottenberg’s Blue Valentine’s Playlist

This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies and lovers. Our first playlist is a break up mix by our editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg, perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day.


Where do you dance? I haven’t gone out dancing in awhile, but I’ll dance somewhere soon

What’s on your bedroom playlist? The Eagles have been popping off in my bedroom recently

Fuck, Marry, Kill: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music? Fuck Soundcloud, marry Apple, cheat on Apple with Spotify

What’s the last song that made you cry? It’s been a minute since a song made me cry, but I think it was “Always See Your Face” by Love, which is on this playlist

What was your first concert? The Purple Rain Tour

Who’s your favorite artist no one knows about? Christian Death

Do you play an instrument? Nope

What’s your favorite club? Club Lonely

What song is on repeat right now? I’ve had “Home Sweet Home” by Motley Crue on repeat recently to practice my karaoke. Also “You’re Crazy” by Guns n Roses, which is also on this playlist

What do you listen to when you’re high? I’m sober

What’s your all-time favorite album cover? This is an unfair question and I don’t know the answer to it

Who’s the Queen of Pop? Madonna 1984-2007