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Question of the Day: Is it a Hoax?

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On this day in 1938, Orson Wells scared the pants off of America with a radio show. On this anniversary of the "War of the Worlds" broadcast,  we're remembering great hoaxes. Were you ever fooled by one? Tell us about it and connect a cool song to it. 

Here's what we played: 

"Glass Onion" - the Beatles 

"1999" - Prince

"Atlantis" - Donovan 

"Man on the Moon" - R.E.M.

"Over the Rainbow" - Judy Garland

 

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Question Of The Day: Woodstock 45th Anniversary

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Name a group who didn't perform at Woodstock who should have, and the song from their set that would have made the film.

Leave your comments below and we'll spin a set after 9AM.

Here's what we played:

The Kinks "All Day and All Of the Night"

Bob Dylan "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"

Thunder Clap Newman "Something in the Air"

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Question Of The Day: Bedbugs? On the Subway?

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What's the creepiest thing you've encountered in the New York City Subway system?
 
With two reports of Bedbugs in the news (first on the N and now on the 7) many New York straphangers are feeling the need for biohazard gear.

 

Subway songs are welcome, but please, keep it clean :)

Here's what we played:

The Washington Squares "D Train"

Elton John "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"

Petula Clark "Don't Sleep in the Subway"

New York Dolls "Subway Train"

The Roches "The Train"

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Question of the Day: Say Wha?

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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 jammed at the storied venue.

Leave your suggestions below and we'll spin a set after 9AM.

Here's what we played:

Bob Dylan "Talkin' New York"

Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe"

The Velvet Underground "Sunday Morning"

Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys "Good Old Rock 'n' Roll"

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Question of the Day: Can Sharknado Happen?

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Okay, so maaaaaaaybe it's not real. We won't insist-and risk jumping our own shark. But the shark does show his pearly whites in song. Name some in honor of the Sharknado phenomenon. We'll spin a set after 9AM. 

Here's what we played:

John Willians "Main Title Jaws"

Bobby Darin "Mack the Knife"

Hall & Oates "Maneater"

Frank Zappa "Mud Shark"

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Question Of The Day: Morning Song

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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"

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Question Of The Day: Why are you happy to live in New York?

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A recent study conducted by Harvard University and the University of British Columbia found that NYC is the unhappiest city in the US. Tell us why they're wrong with your song suggestions and we'll spin a set after 9.

Here's what we played:

"Downtown" - Petula Clark

"Rockaway Beach" - The Ramones

"New York Skyline" - Garland Jeffreys

"Beautiful People" - Melanie

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Question of the Day: Interview

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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"

Elvis Costello "Brilliant Mistake"

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Question of the Day: Music Festivals

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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:

  • Grateful Dead "Jack Straw"
  • Phosphorescent "Song For Zula"
  • Marshall Tucker Band "This Ol' Cowboy"
  • Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"

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Question of the Day: Donovan's Simplicity

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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:

The Shins "Simple Song"

Lou Reed "Sweet Jane"

Donovan "Colours"

Donovan "Catch the Wind"

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