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Suzanne Vega: FUV Holiday Cheer 2014

by Kara Manning
Suzanne Vega (courtesy of the artist,

This year's Holiday Cheer for FUV with Conor Oberst and Friends is rich with musicians who bring a storyteller's character-driven perspective and an empathetic eye to the soulful architecture of their songs. We're so happy that one of New York's most poignant and potent lyricists, Suzanne Vega, is the latest addition to Holiday Cheer for FUV, a benefit concert for the station that the Brooklyn Vegan calls "an amazing night of folk." Suzanne joins her friend Conor Oberst as well as Natalie Merchant, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson at the Beacon Theatre on December 8. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.

We Knit A Mixtape

by Carmel Holt

The all request FUV Mixtape playlist for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Band – Atlantic City – Jericho
The Decemberists – January Hymn – The King Is Dead
John Prine – Hello In There – John Prine
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Walk On The Ocean - Fear
Dangermouse & Daniel Luppi – Two Against One  (feat. Jack White) – ROME
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Coming In From The Cold - Uprising

Question of the Day: Gems & Jewels

by Corny O'Connell

There's a song about diamonds being a girl's best friend. And there's a whole treasure trove of other songs mentioning rubies and emeralds and gems and jewels in general. Adorn the comments below with a few of your favorites. We'll play a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Pearls" - Aoife O'Donovan

"Ruby" - Kaiser Chiefs

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" - T-Bone Burnett

"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" - Paul Simon