Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks of the last seven days.
This week, Fever Ray returns to take you ‘To The Moon And Back’ with her first new music since 2009 and SOPHIE strips back her usual PC Music hyperactivity on piano ballad ‘It’s Okay To Cry’.
Elsewhere, Taylor Swift is still exasperating, Krept & Konan’s not-so-secret weapon is Stormzy and Nabihah Iqbal, FKA Throwing Shade, goes dream-pop. There’s also a new one from Memphis rapper Young Dolph. Dig in!
Third-generation hot rod builder, Jacob Griffin, may be considered a “Young Gun” car builder by today’s standards, but he was born into this industry. His grandfather, Jerry Griffin, took on NASCAR’s best back in the early 1970s, racing in NASCAR’s Grand National events out West.
He was also a contender in NASCAR’s Pro West Series, running out of the sleepy little farm town of Escondido, California. He once teamed up with West Coast racer Jerry Grant as a team member and backup driver for Grant’s Indy car team in 1968. Sadly, he never turned a lap in qualifications. Father, Brian Griffin, also ran the oval tracks in southern California, mostly sporting his own number 90 and 290 at the Bythe and El Cajon asphalt ovals with much success.
Typically, I try to reserve my Sundays for anything other than work. Let’s face it, it’s nice to take a day and do things that don’t need be done, have a schedule to be done, or have a directive from the missus – that need to get done. I say typically, because this past Sunday, the Cheyenne changed my plans.
The weather was uncharacteristically perfect for a ride on the Harley. The sun was shining, the humidity was at a pleasant level that doesn’t usually occur in Florida, and I had a day planned that was filled with nothing but the accumulation of miles on the odometer. That is, until I walked out the front door and saw the ominous puddle of something under my truck. I thought, “how bad can it be?”. Famous last words.
If you’re looking for a special treat that captures the spirit of Halloween, how about a bottle of gin made from ingredients sourced from England’s most haunted village and cursed by a professional witch under a full moon?
Described as ‘wickedly delicious’, the limited-edition Evil Spirits Gin may just be the spookiest spirit ever created. Not only is it colored a poison-like green, but it’s made with apples and mint plucked from Pluckley, in Ashford, Kent, known as England’s most haunted village. It’s apparently home to no less than 12 ghosts, including Watercress Woman and the farmer Edward Brett.