Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tunein
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Syndicate content

Question of the Day: That's So Meta

by Corny O'Connell

Can you think of a song that refers to itself? That's the challenge for our Question of the Day - a song that has lyrics about the very same song. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

George Harrison - "This Song"

Shins - "Simple Song"

Elton John - "Your Song"

Richard Shindell - "Are You Happy Now?"

Ewert & The Two Dragons - FUV Live - 2015

by Alisa Ali

Last month the Estonian rock band Ewert & The Two Dragons released its much-anticipated third album, Circles. Thematically, the album is about going through changes, and the band fittingly decided to change its recording process to capture that theme. Immediately after finishing an extensive tour, the band recorded the new album on the West Coast of the U.S. in a few short weeks instead of recording in Estonia where previous records were made. The result is a collection of focused and well-crafted songs with a quiet intensity.

The Music of David Byrne and Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall

by Rita Houston
Sharon Jones and CeeLo Green, photo by Rita Houston

I was happy to serve as the host for the Music of David Byrne and Talking Heads last night. I was perched side stage at Carnegie Hall for it all, introducing each artist. This is the 11th benefit show produced and curated by Michael Dorf and what a winner this one was! The material is not necessarily easy to cover but with Antibalas as house band and the stage full of some of the best drummers and percussionists in the business, these songs were nailed.

Question of the Day: "Rock 'n' Roll"

by Corny O'Connell

Listener Nancy from Great Neck wants to hear a set of songs with "rock and roll" in the lyrics. How many can you come up with? Share your favorites in the comments below, and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Gillian Welch "I Want to Sing that Rock and Roll"

Patti Smith Group "So You Want to Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star)"

Ramones "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"

Chuck Berry "Rock and Roll Music"

Led Zeppelin "Rock and Roll"