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Question of the Day: "Cool" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
Seven Arts Productions

It's been a noticeably cool summer so far with no heat waves, and six days just this month with the temperature topping out in the 70s. Today will be another with clouds keeping the temps well below average. So we need a soundtrack of "cool" songs to play - that is songs with "cool" in the lyrics. Put 'em in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Don Dixon "Cool"

Digable Planets "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)"

Slow Club - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor have blossomed as artists over the course of three strong—and very different—albums. The Sheffield-bred, London-based duo found their foothold as a genial, quirky folk act with a cheeky sense of humor on their 2009 debut, Yeah So. But by 2011's Paradise, Slow Club had confidently evolved, drifting from a simple folksy narrative towards darker, more layered pop. Taylor and Watson each claimed their own individual songs and stories, with Taylor finding her stride as a vocal powerhouse. Their latest, third album, Complete Surrender, is yet another beautiful progression, as the pair step into yearning dance tracks ("Complete Surrender"), stunning ballads ("Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of") and brassy Northern soul ("The Pieces"). Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor made their way to the Bronx for a Studio A session and conversation, discussing heartbreak, pop music, friendship and their own complicated—but fruitful—collaboration.

Question of the Day: State of the Union

by Corny O'Connell

Hawaii became the 50th state on this date in 1959. So today we're looking for songs that mention any of the states. Put your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Thanks to listener Lisa for suggesting the Question of the Day.

Here's what we played:

John Prine "Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian"

John Gorka "I'm From New Jersey"

Lyle Lovett "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)"

Erin McKeown "Rhode Island is Famous for You"