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QOTD

Question of the Day: O Canada!

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Canada Day! Our friends up north are celebrating their national holiday today and we're joining in with the Question of the Day. Who are your favourite Canadian music makers? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Joni Mitchell "A Case of You"

Kathleen Edwards "I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory"

Metric "Help I'm Alive"

k. d. lang "Summerfling"

Question of the Day: Call & Response Songs

by Corny O'Connell
Ray Hearne

Today's WFUV Question of the Day was suggested by listener David from Poughkeepsie who challenges you to come up with songs that have a call and response. Not to pre-empt your answers, but he offers Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Talking Heads as examples. Leave yours in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Warren Zevon "A Certain Girl"

Taj Mahal "Mockingbird"

The Isley Brothers "Shout (Parts 1 & 2)"

Question of the Day: "Bad" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
caught in the act Shutterstock

We've seen an assortment of bad behavior this week: disrupting a Broadway musical, biting an opposing soccer player, and placing a knife in someone's back, to name just a few. That gives us an excuse to focus on "bad" songs, and by that we mean songs with "bad" in the lyrics. Leave your favorites in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Kirsty MacColl "Bad"

Freedy Johnston "Bad Reputation"

Chris Isaak "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing"

Question of the Day: Songs on Your Cell to Keep Private

by Corny O'Connell

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search your cellphone without a warrant. So all those embarrassing photos, texts...and songs on your phone can remain private. Or not. Which songs on your cellphone would you not want the police and the tabloids and WFUV to know about? Reveal them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Carpenters "(They Long to Be) Close to You"

Was (Not Was) "Walk the Dinosaur"

Daft Punk "Get Lucky"

Question of the Day: "Song" Songs

by Corny O'Connell

It was on this date in 2014 that Corny O'Connell asked his listeners for songs that have "song" in the title. In recognition of this historic date, that's what we're asking for today. (Who wrote this?) Leave your "song" suggestions in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Nick Drake "'Cello Song"

Sly & the Family Stone "Sing a Simple Song"

The Shins "Simple Song"

The Cure "Lovesong"

Question of the Day: Piano Songs?

by Corny O'Connell
Corny O'Connell

The other day I came across a piano under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Manhattan side. The piano's incongruous presence on the bank of the East River struck me as mysterious and sadly beautiful. It reminded me of some of my favorite songs featuring the piano. What are yours? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Tom Waits "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"

Coldplay "Clocks"

Vince Guaraldi Trio "Linus & Lucy"

The Mavericks "I Want To Knonw"

Question of the Day: Sing-Along Songs

by Corny O'Connell
Photo by Gus Philippas

We're still floating on the good vibes from this past weekend's Clearwater Festival. In case you missed the the live broadcast, you can hear some of the performances in the WFUV archives with more to come. The spirit of Clearwater founder Pete Seeger lived on throughout the weekend. Let's extend that spirit this morning with your favorite sing-along songs. Put 'em in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Song with "Black" in the Lyrics

by Corny O'Connell

Yesterday we asked for "red" songs as WFUV is in the red at the end of our fiscal year. Thanks to the generosity of so many members, we're now closer to being in the black. So let's hear your favorite songs with "black" in the lyrics. Ink them in below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Los Bravos "Black Is Black"

Wilco "Bull Black Nova"

Amy Winehouse "Back to Black"

The Rolling Stones "Paint It, Black"

Question of the Day: "Red" Songs

by Corny O'Connell

It's time to balance WFUV's books. It's our fiscal year-end. Right now we're in the red, and we need your support to put us in the black. What's great is that a private foundation in New York will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $60,000 for this one-day drive. Please give online or call 877-938-8907. 

Since we're currently in the red, we want your favorite "red" songs. Paint them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: What I Learned from Rock 'n' Roll

by Corny O'Connell
record collection Shutterstock

With the school year coming to a close we can now reflect on what we've learned - specifically what we've learned from rock 'n' roll. Lyrics are full of life lessons, adages...take-aways, if you will. Paul Simon taught us that "One man's ceiling is another man's floor." David Byrne urged us to "Stay hungry, stay hungry, stay hungry, move a muscle, move a muscle, move a muscle." And "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need" from The Stones.