April 23, 2019
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Oh, oh, oh it's Magic

Oh, oh, oh it's <em>Magic</em>

A record by Bruce Springsteen—who, rumor says, may release a new album any day—provided our recent #DCVRocks answer. Submissions for the April-issue contest are due by Friday, May 17.

By Martha Spizziri

"Livin' in the future" by Bruce Springsteen was used in the headline for the article "2019 Trends Watch: Livin' in the future." That article detailed how and why companies are increasingly adopting warehouse execution systems, greater use of autonomous mobile robots, and other material handling technology to cope with new demands.

The song comes from his 2007 album Magic, which entered the Billboard chart in the number one position. His first album with the E Street Band since 1984's Born in the U.S.A., Magic was a return to his rock 'n' roll roots after a pair of folk outings. That didn't mean the album was all upbeat, though. Many of the songs—which often reference current events—are quite pessimistic. "Livin' in the Future" contains references to extraordinary rendition and wiretapping, for instance.

Springsteen hasn't released an album since 2014—the longest gap between albums so far. But rumors surfaced today on social media that a new Springsteen album will be coming out soon. Until then, you can get your Bruce fix by watching Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix.


Our April 2019 issue contains three headlines that are song titles. Correctly guess any of them and email the solution to dcvrocks@dcvelocity.com by midnight Pacific time on Friday, May 17, and you'll be entered into our drawing for a three-pack sampler of Joey Kramer's Rockin' & Roastin' Organic Coffee. You can find the headlines in our print edition, our mobile version, or online. Hints for April: Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Frank Zappa. Good luck!

Please note: Previous contest winners may not enter for three months following their win.

Photo by luiginter, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

"Livin' in the Future"

Springsteen on Broadway trailer

About the Author

Martha Spizziri
Managing Editor - Digital
Martha Spizziri has been a writer and editor for more than 30 years. She spent 11 years at Logistics Management and was web editor at Modern Materials Handling magazine for five years, starting with the website's launch in 1996. She has long experience in developing and managing Web-based products.

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