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Question of the Day

Question of the Day: Say Wha?

by Morning Show
Let's remember Cafe Wha founder Manny Roth, who has died at 95, with classic club moments you may have witnessed (or wished you did!)

Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Cafe Wha has died at 95.  Manny, who was also David Lee Roth's uncle, opened the MacDougal Street basement venue in 1959.  By 1961, 20 year old Bob Dylan was knocking at the door.  Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Allen and Richard Pryor would soon follow.  Countless would-be stars gave it their best shot on the tiny stage, and even the re-formed Van Halen jamme

Question Of The Day: Morning Song

by Morning Show

Well it's a beautiful morning here in New York, and our Question Of the Day is inspired by it. Simple and sweet, we want to know what your favorite morning song is! Leave your comments below and we'll spin a set after 9.

Here's what we played:

The Moody Blues "Dawning is the Day"

Ray Charles "Oh What A Beautiful Morning"

Spyro Gyra "Morning Dance"

The Rascals "A Beautiful Morning"

Joni Mitchell "Chelsea Morning"

Question of the Day: Interview

by Morning Show

Don got to interview Roger McGuinn last week. That interview will air tomorrow at 6PM on Mixed Bag.

The Question of the Day has three parts today:

1. Which musician would you like to interview?

2. Why?

3. What song would you be sure to ask about?

(Bands and groups allowed too!)

Leave your comments below and we will play a set after 9AM.


Here's what we played:

Joni Mitchell "Blue"

Richard Shindell "Fishing"

Neil Young "Broken Arrow"

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: 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: Singers Turned Actors?

by Morning Show

After last night's Academy Awards, we've got movies on the brain. We're thinking of all the musicians who have appeared on the silver screen. Of those who have acted in film, whose music would you like to hear this morning? Leave your suggestion in the comments below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "The Troubles" - The Roches

2. "Golden Years" - David Bowie

3. "My Little Town" - Paul Simon

4. "Somewhere" - Tom Waits

Question of the Day: Songs About Lying

by Morning Show

For today's Question of the Day we're wondering – have you been lied to recently? Or perhaps you were the one being dishonest? Lying happens a lot, especially in song. So we're asking for your favorite songs about lying, liars, and lies. Leave your suggestion in the comments below.

What we played:

Question of the Day: Hit the Lights

by Morning Show

Last night's Super Bowl power outage had everyone talking. So we thought we'd continue the conversation today, in typical FUV fashion, through song. Today's question is where were you when the lights when out? Send us a song about what you did in the dark.

Here's today's playlist:

1) "Darkness Darkness" - The Youngbloods

2) "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - The Robert Cray Band

3) "Sounds of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel

4) "Beware of Darkness" - George Harrison

Question of the Day: Happy Birthday Charlie Musselwhite

by Morning Show

Happy Birthday, Charlie Musselwhite! He's got a new album with Ben Harper — Get Up! — that has them out on the road together.  Plus Musselwhite has his own gigs at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 15-16.  In honor of his signature instrument -- What are your favorite songs featuring the harmonica? Let us know in the comments below. Here's what we played:

1. J. Geils Band, "Whammer Jammer"

2. Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips, Pt. 2"

3. John Mayall, "Room to Move"