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Thank You, Stevie

by Rita Houston

It was a masterful evening of song and honest emotion at Madison Square Garden last night, with Stevie Wonder doing Songs in the Key of Life. The 1976 double album, chock full of hits, delivered a solid reminder of his songwriting genius — and allowed him plenty of room for showmanship.

But this was no oldies revue. It was full of musical surprises, progressive performances, and social relevance. Stevie rapped between songs, broke into tears on several occasions and spread love and joy to the packed house.

Question of the Day: "Slow" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
nyc.gov

Today as part of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero, the speed limit in the city has been reduced to 25 mph. That's for all streets unless otherwise posted. So we're asking for "slow" songs. Not slow tempo songs necessarily, but songs with "slow" in the lyrics. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - Simon and Garfunkel

Metronomy - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Despite the somewhat wistful, romance-wary lyrics scattered across the breadth of Metronomy's most recent release, Love Letters, frontman Joseph Mount is really quite content. In fact, when Mount and fellow band member Oscar Cash came up to FUV's Studio A for a stripped-down session, the singer, producer and lyricist revealed that he and his girlfriend were on the brink of welcoming their second child. It's a pretty rosy time for both Mount and Metronomy, on tour in South America this month. Still, there's a quirky, mournful quality to Metronomy's new record, one that still seems influenced—as was their 2011 Mercury Prize-nominated album The English Riviera—by the picturesque town of Totnes, Devon, where Mount was raised.