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Question of the Day: New York's Bravest

by Corny O'Connell
Jason Eppink

After yesterday's explosion and fire in the East Village, it's high time we gave it up for the F.D.N.Y. on the Question of the Day. More than 250 firefighters responded to the 7-alarm blaze. Among the 19 people reported injured, four were critically injured, and four were firefighters who were treated for minor injuries. Let's recognize the work of New York's Bravest with your song suggestions. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Rolling Stones - "Salt of the Earth"

Joe Henry - "Fireman's Wedding"

Question of the Day: Sweet

by Corny O'Connell

March Madness® is getting down to brass tacks. After starting with a field of 64 teams, we're down to the sweet sixteen in college basketball. Which has us thinking of "sweet" songs. Got any in your playbook? Tip us off in the comments below and we'll play a set of "sweet" songs after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Sweet Old World" by Lucinda Williams 

"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison 

"Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap 

Question of the Day: That's So Meta

by Corny O'Connell

Can you think of a song that refers to itself? That's the challenge for our Question of the Day - a song that has lyrics about the very same song. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

George Harrison - "This Song"

Shins - "Simple Song"

Elton John - "Your Song"

Richard Shindell - "Are You Happy Now?"

Question of the Day: "Rock 'n' Roll"

by Corny O'Connell

Listener Nancy from Great Neck wants to hear a set of songs with "rock and roll" in the lyrics. How many can you come up with? Share your favorites in the comments below, and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Gillian Welch "I Want to Sing that Rock and Roll"

Patti Smith Group "So You Want to Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star)"

Ramones "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"

Chuck Berry "Rock and Roll Music"

Led Zeppelin "Rock and Roll"

Question of the Day: Welcoming Spring

by Corny O'Connell

Today we're saying good riddance to what's been a long, snowy winter. Let's celebrate the new season with the first Question of the Day for spring. Plant your suggestions in the comments below and we'll see what pops up after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Starting a New Life" by Van Morrison 

"Spring" by Ben Watt

"Cherry Blossom Girl" by Air

"Southland in the Spring" by Indigo Girls 

Question of the Day: What's Your Question of the Day?

by Corny O'Connell

The WFUV Question of the Day is, "What's Your Question of the Day?" Every weekday morning we toss out a topic or question and ask you to respond with a song to play on WFUV. This morning we want your ideas for a Question of the Day and an example of a song to go along with it. We'll pick four ideas and songs to play after 9am. Then we may also use your idea for an actual Question of the Day at a later date.

Here's what we played:

Bob Dylan - "Blowin' in the Wind" (Answers)

Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy" (Insanity)

Question of the Day: Wine

by Corny O'Connell

For the Question of the Day we're uncorking a suggestion from listener Hank in Maplewood who wants to hear songs that mention wine. Share your favorites in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

You can also raise a glass to WFUV member Damon from Manhattan who just earned his sommelier license.

Joni Mitchell - "A Case of You"

Loudon Wainwright III - "White Winos"

Laura Nyro - "Sweet Blindness"

The New Pornographers - "Champions of Red Wine"

Question of the Day: Play Me I'm Irish

by Corny O'Connell

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We're celebrating with your favorite artists from Ireland. Share them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Van Morrison, Sinéad O'Connor and The Chieftains "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?"

Little Green Cars "Harper Lee"

Paul Brady "The World Is What You Make It"

Imelda May "Mayhem"

The Strypes "Blue Collar Jane"

Question of the Day: The House that Jack Built

by Corny O'Connell

I've just moved into a new home and I'm still unpacking boxes and arranging furniture. It's gotten me to thinking of songs about the different rooms that make up a home. Let's see if together we can build a house of songs. We'll need a kitchen, bedroom, bath and any other spaces that make up a home. Share your songs below and we'll break ground after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Cassandra Wilson "Come On In My Kitchen"

Lyle Lovett "This Old Porch"

The Beach Boys "In My Room"

Question of the Day: Unlucky in Song

by Corny O'Connell

It's Friday the 13th, considered unlucky by those who are superstitious. Whether you believe in luck or not, it shows up in many a lyric. Share your favorite songs that mention luck, good or bad, and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Alison Krauss & Union Station "The Lucky One"

Freedy Johnston "The Lucky One"

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "Even the Losers"

Stevie Wonder "Superstition"

Jeff Beck Group "I Ain't Superstitious"