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Question of the Day: Strings Attached

by Corny O'Connell

You can get into the holiday spirit with a lunch-time performance by a string trio of Juilliard students today. It's billed as "Good Tidings and Cheer: An Afternoon of Mozart, Handel and Figgy Pudding", 12:30-1:30pm at 245 Park Avenue (free). That's all the excuse we need to request songs featuring stings - violin, viola or cello. Share your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Nightswiming" - R.E.M.

Question of the Day: Floods

by Corny O'Connell

In the wake of yesterday's record-breaking rainfall, we're still dealing with local street flooding in the WFUV listening area. Hopefully you haven't been too inconvenienced. Let's see if we can come up with a set of songs mentioning floods. Share what you've got below and we'll play a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell - "Money for Floods"

Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Texas Flood"

Johnny Cash - "Five Feet High and Rising"

Bob Dylan - "The Levee's Gonna Break"

Bruce Cockburn - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bruce Cockburn, has just published his autobiography, "Rumours Of Glory  A Memoir", and issued an eight CD / one DVD companion compilation, also called Rumours Of Glory. Trying to sum up a career as long and rich as Cockburn’s is a difficult task, but these two releases attempt to do just that. Cockburn’s work has earned him a position as Officer in the Order of Canada and a place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He was also a recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. 2015 will mark the 45th anniversary of the release of his first album. It was a thrill to host Bruce’s return to WFUV for this session which takes a look back over his brilliant career.