Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Listen To What Stevie Said..,

I spent Monday afternoon in Plainfield at a deposition.  On my way down to the deposition from Parsippany, I was able to pick up the signal of WFUV, which at 90.7 on the FM dial is the radio station of Fordham University, Dad's Alma mater.   During the noon hour, 'FUV airs a program it calls the "FUV Mix Tape", which is essentially an hour's worth of listener requests.  

In the afternoon of this past weekend's carnage in Orlando, Florida, Monday's "Mix Tape" was replete  with songs the listener intended to represent his or her attempt to not only comprehend what had occurred but to comfort those affected by it.   A number of interesting songs were played, including one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs.  

The version of "Love's in Need of Love Today" below is the performance Stevie Wonder gave in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the nationally-televised telethon.  Almost fifteen years later, and we find ourselves face-to-face with yet another day on which we all need a little love...




-AK

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