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Question of the Day: Music Festivals

by Morning Show

Summer Music Festivals start in earnest this afternoon as Bonnaroo weekend kicks off in Tennessee. In recent years, big national shows like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Cochella have become brand names ...while local events like Clearwater, Celebrate Brooklyn and Central Park Summerstage enrich our own region.

Was one of those your first or favorite music festival experience? Or are you a veteran of storied gatherings like Woodstock or Watkins Glen?

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Donovan's Simplicity

by Morning Show

Tomorrow night, Donovan Leitch will be inducted into the
Songwriter's Hall of Fame here in New York City.

Yesterday, we asked you for a song you consider a work of art. Much of
Donovan's early work was beautifully simple. Our question today: What's
the 'simplest' song you can think of? Simple, but beautiful. Or
powerful. Leave your comments and song suggestions. Thanks!

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Museum Mile Festival

by Morning Show
wikiart.org

Today is the 36th annual Museum Mile Festival on Fifth Ave. So, for today's Question of the Day, we want to know what song you find to be a true work of art. Leave your suggestions in the comments below, and we will spin a set after 9AM. 

Here's what we played:

Joni Mitchell "Down to You"

The Band "When I Paint My Masterpiece"

The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations"

The Beatles "A Day In the Life"

Question Of The Day: Clearwater's Coming . . .

by Morning Show

Since we are broadcasting Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival Festival on the 21st and 22nd of this month, and because we kicked off the Clearwater Artist Of the Day with the late, great Clearwater Festival Founder Pete Seeger today, we thought we'd ask for some songs about the enviornment! Leave a few suggestions below and we'll play a few after 9AM.

Here's what we played:

Dar Williams "The Hudson"

John Prine "Paradise"

Marvin Gaye "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)"

Question Of The Day: Joy In Our Hearts

by Morning Show

Our inspiration for the Question Of The Day comes from a beautiful lyric in David Gray's song "Back In the World" as he states, "Love put the joy in my heart". So now we want to hear the songs that put joy in your hearts. Leave us some suggestions and we'll spin a set after 9AM.

Here's what we played:

The Rascals "A Beautiful Morning"

Michael Franti & Spearhead "The Sound of Sunshine"

Indigo Girls "Hammer And A Nail"

The Allman Brothers Band "Blue Sky"

Question of the Day: Children

by Corny O'Connell

It's an odd day off for New York City schools, so you may see more kids out and about than usual. That gives us an excuse to play your favorite songs about children and childhood. Line them up in the comments below and we'll let them loose after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Dar Williams "When I Was a Boy"

Greg Brown "Say a Little Prayer"

MGMT "Kids"

Talking Heads "Stay Up Late"

Question of the Day: Hills, Mountains, & Other Humps

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Hump Day! Yes, it's Wednesday and after today it's all downhill toward what should be a beautiful weekend. So give us your favorite songs about hills, mountains and other humps. Pile them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"There Is A Mountain" - Donovan

"Fire On The Mountain" - Grateful Dead

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

"Solsbury Hill" - Peter Gabriel

Question of the Day: Weddings

by Corny O'Connell

Birds are singing, bees are buzzing, and we can hear the June wedding bells ringing. Time to rent a tux and polish your dancing shoes for a set of summer wedding songs. Request a favorite first dance, sentimental father-daughter tune, or something you recall from a memorable wedding. We'll spin them after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Bob Marley "Waiting in Vain"

Bob Dylan "Lay Lady Lay"

Stevie Wonder "You are the Sunshine of My Life"

R.E.M. "You Are the Everything"

Question of the Day: "I'm Sorry"

by Corny O'Connell

Over the weekend Jack White issued an "apology" for having made disparaging remarks about The Black Keys, Danger Mouse, Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Lana del Rey, and Adele behind their backs. Instead of making his begrudging mea culpa in prose, he should have just written them a song. Saying, "I'm sorry," in song has a long tradition. List some of your favorite examples in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: The Great Outdoors

by Corny O'Connell
outdoors Shutterstock

Today is the start of the inaugural OutdoorFest in New York City - "making the outdoor lifestyle accessible to urban dwellers" with a lineup of activities, classes and volunteering oppotunities. To get us motivated we need your favorite songs about the great outdoors. Drop 'em in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"The Outdoor Type" - The Lemonheads