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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

Greg Holden - FUV Live - 2015

by Carmel Holt

Six years ago, Scottish singer and songwriter Greg Holden came to New York City with dreams of finding a modern-day Greenwich Village scene. He found that community at Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side, where he set up camp, playing and hanging out nightly. But as many have also discovered, New York is a tough town; it's expensive and fiercely competitive. Holden achieved moderate success but still struggled.

A life-changing trip to India reset the course of Holden's songwriting and his life. He co-wrote a song inspired by that journey, "Home," which was chosen to be performed on the TV series "American Idol" by the eventual 2012 winner, Phillip Phillips. Encouraged by the success of that song, Holden's work became more influenced by hope and gratitude. That positivity eventually led to a big record deal with Warner Brothers and the release of Holden's fourth album, Chase The Sun.