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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"

Question of the Day: Flute Thing

by Corny O'Connell
flute player Shutterstock

We're focusing on the flute for the WFUV Question of the Day. The flute shows up in more than just classical music and the classic rock of Jethro Tull. What are some of your favorite tracks featuring the flute? Share them below and we'll spin a set this morning.

Here's what we played:

"Too Long" by Morsel 

"Spill the Wine" by Eric Burden + War

"Going Up the Country" by Canned Heat 

"Undun" by The Guess Who

Question of the Day: Call Me

by Corny O'Connell

It's the anniversary of the first telephone call. On this date in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell spoke through his new invention to his assistant saying, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." Since then phones and calls have popped up in countless songs. Share some of your favorites and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Operator" Grateful Dead

"634-5789" Wilson Pickett

"Martha" Tom Waits

"Call Me" Chris Montez

"Hanging on the Telephone" The Nerves

Question of the Day: Clocks

by Corny O'Connell

This weekend we lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time. Be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour when you go to bed tomorrow night. As a consolation, I'll play your favorite songs about clocks or that feature the sound of clocks ticking. Share them below and we'll schedule that for after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Chuck Berry "Reelin' and Rockin'"

The Chambers Brothers "Time Has Come Today"

Joan Osborne "Who Divided"

Joe Jackson "Got the Time"

Question of the Day: #FoodieBandNames

by Corny O'Connell

Yesterday #FoodieBandNames was trending on Twitter and Facebook and today we're jumping on that bandwagon. Combine a food with the name of an artist or band as in Fleetwood Mac 'n Cheese, or Nick Drake's Cakes. Have fun with it and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Wonderful Night" by Fatboy Slim Jim 

"Pumped Up Kicks" by Bananas Foster the People 

"Because the Night" by Pâté Smith 

Question of the Day: Curate Your Own Festival

by Corny O'Connell

The line-up for Wilco's Solid Sound Festival has just been announced and includes The Felice Brothers, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Real Estate, Taj Mahal and John Hodgman. WFUV will once again be there at MASS MoCA covering the festival for you June 26-28. If you could curate an outdoor music festival, whom would you invite? List some of your favorite artists performing today and we'll put together a virtual festival just after 9am.

Question of the Day: Girl Groups

by Corny O'Connell

March is Women's History Month. We're celebrating today with your favorite girl groups, or rather female bands. Let us know who you'd like to hear and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Release Me" The Like

"Dancing In the Streets" Martha & the Vandelas

"Don't Wanna Lose" Ex Hex

"Woo Hoo" The's

"Jesus, etc." Puss 'n' Boots