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Faith In Stevie!

There’s this song that plays on the piped-in music at work every day, but I had no idea who sang it. In fact, the music at work is played at precisely that insidious volume where you can hear it but not really make anything out clearly. Any quieter, it may as well be off. Any louder, you’d actually be able to make out what song it was more often but it would probably not be allowed by the powers that be.

Anyway, I really liked this tune’s energy, its soul-revival style and groove. I tried Googling the lyrics but I can’t quite make them out at work so I wasn’t finding the song. None of my co-workers that I asked knew who sang it. 

Then, by chance, I was Googling “retail playlist 2018” just to see if I could find a Spotify clip of it. Nope. But further down the rabbit hole of that same Google search page I saw this song called Faith by Ariana Grande. I clicked it because why not. And there it was.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about liking a song of hers. I mean, it’s pretty ingrained into me to avoid the pop tarts. My life has been a lot quieter because of it. But, as I said above, this one has (to me) that older soul feel and I’m biologically incapable of hating that sound. 

It gets better, too, because the song features Stevie Wonder. A whole lotta Stevie. This makes me inordinately happy. And it explains that sound. Also, it has something to do with the movie Sing (which my kids saw but I didn’t because I do not ever, ever, ever go to movie theaters and if it’s on DVD we don’t have it and even if we did I dunno whether I’d choose to sit through it or not…). Long story short, I wouldn’t have put it together that way either.

Try it!


Manchester Bombing

News is still coming in as I type this (around midnight last night), but it appears that 19 people are dead and 59 others are injured in Manchester tonight. Police suspect a terrorist attack, which happened at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Two explosions were reported, coming just after Grande’s show had ended.

This news site here seems to be live updating, so by morning there should be more information about this horrible event. My first thought was of the Eagles Of Death Metal concert in France, another event where a bombing took place.

Keep your eyes on your news feeds (or the link above, probably) as more information becomes available.

Our thoughts go out to all Mancunians in this troubling and terrible time.

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