Slaughtering Stevie.

Every 2.3 seconds, somewhere in the world, a song by Stevie Wonder is slaughtered. From the bar band in Akron, Ohio to the wedding band in Pasadena, California, classic songs such as “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “I Wish” are being taking out back, waterboarded and then hacked to pieces in such a horrific manner, even Jeffrey Dahmer would wince.

Stop the madness.
Stop the madness.

I’ll admit, I’ve taken part in such crimes. I was young and needed the money. At the time, my only options were to wear a tuxedo and murder timeless songs or get a job at Guitar Center. It was an easy choice, but one that still haunts me to this day. I often wake up in the middle of the night screaming, then roaming the bedroom, looking for extra scraps from the catering table.

Cold-blooded killers.
Cold-blooded killers.

Loop #39
Today’s loop is a Stevie-esque groove. My hope is that you take this beat and slaughter your own version of Stevie Wonder tunes in the private confines of your own home. If I can prevent just one person from performing a bad cover of “Superstition” in public, I might start sleeping peacefully again.

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87 BPM