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Question of the Day: Artists You've Met

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Have you ever had the chance to meet one of your favorite musicians? Tell us who you've met. Share your story in the comment section below, or email us at Morning@WFUV.org. We'll play a set of these artists this morning.

What we played:
Eric Clapton "Hello Old Friend"
Harry Chapin "Taxi"
Tom Waits "Step Right Up"
Little Richard "Lucille"
 

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Question of the Day: Doing Time?

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The infamous Alcatraz Fderal Penitentiary, isolated on an island in San Franciso Bay, closed it's doors 50 years ago on this date in 1963. Among those "The Rock" held were Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly and Robert Stroud "The Birdman of Alcatraz". This got us to thinking of all the songs there are about jail and prison. What would you like to hear? Let us know in the comments below

Elvis Presley, "Jailhouse Rock"

The Clash, "I Fought The Law"

Johnny Cash, "Folsom Prison Blues"

The Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang" 

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Question of the Day: What Does Spring Mean To You?

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Today is the first day of spring, even if the weather hasn't completely come around.  So for today's Question of the Day we want to hear your songs that answer the question: What does spring mean to you? Write your song in the comments below or email us at morning@wfuv.org

What we played:

"Windows Are Rolled Down" - Amos Lee

"Daydream" - The Lovin' Spoonful

"Cherry Blossom Girl" - Air

"April Come She Will" - Simon & Garfunkel

 

 

 

 

 

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Question of the Day: Hello!

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Carmel Holt, who has filled in from time to time, starts her first day as an official WFUV DJ 10am - 2pm. Help us welcome Carmel with your favorite "hello" songs. Send us an email to morning@wfuv.org or leave us a comment in the section below, and be sure to leave your name and town.

Here is today's playlist:

1. "Hello, Dolly" - Louis Armstrong

2. "Hello Goodbye" - The Beatles

3. "Hello it's Me" - Todd Rundgren

4. "Hello Again" - Raul Malo

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Question of the Day: Trains

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Casey Jones, the train engineer who inspired many a song, was born on this date in 1864. His story has become legendary, but he was a real hero. Jones died with his hand on the brake of his train as it collided with another, thus saving his crew. What are your favorite train songs? Tell us in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.

Here's todays's playlist:

1. "City of New Orleans" - Arlo Guthrie

2. "Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips

3. "Love Train" - The O'Jays

4. "Casey Jones" - The Grateful Dead

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Question of the Day: Songs With A Sweet Tooth?

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Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks was supposed to go into effect today, but a New York State judge overturned the ban. How do you feel about it?  Send us a song with "sugar" in the lyrics. Email us at morning@wfuv.org or post it in the comments below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "Sugar Magnolia" - The Grateful Dead

2. "Sugar Sugar" - The Archies

3. "Sugar Buzz" - kd lang

4. "Brown Sugar" - The Rolling Stones

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Question of the Day: Workout Songs?

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 It's finally warm enough to exercise outside. Whether you've been walking, running, biking, or just doing your own thing, we hope you've been able to enjoy the weather outside for a little. Today's Question of the Day: What is your favorite music for exercising? Send us your suggestions via email at morning@wfuv.org or post in the section below.

Here is today's playlist:

1. "How You Like Me Now" - The Heavy

2. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" - The Kinks

3. "Lust for Life"- Iggy Pop

4. "You Get What You Give" - The New Radicals

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Question of the Day: Who's Calling?

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We've come a long way with our smart phone technology since Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone on this date in 1876. This morning we're looking for songs about phones, calls, and the like in the Question of the Day.

 

1. Jim Croce, "Operator" 

2. Steely Dan, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"

3. Wilson Pickett, "634-5789"

4. Blondie, "Call Me"

 

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Question of the Day: Dinner For Five

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Todays Question of the Day is all about your dream meal. If you could have dinner with any four musicians, dead or alive, who would you choose?  Leave your list in the comments below or email us at morning@wfuv.org. We'll choose one dinner party and play a set of their songs on today's Question of the Day. 

What we played:

"Something To Talk About" - Bonnie Raitt

"The Good Life" - Tony Benett

"Heroes" - Jill Sobule

"Everyone Deserves  Music" - Michael Franti & Spearhead

-Thanks for the list, Tara from Stamford!

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Question of the Day: Make or Break My Love

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When it comes to relationships, everybody has a checklist. Is he tall? Does she cook? Do my parents like him? Does she like kids? Perhaps one of the most common make-or-breakers, though, is music! Maybe you met at a Springsteen concert and the rest was history. Or maybe you were dating, but you realized that you just couldn't take his Dave Matthews obsession. Either way, we want your story! Tell us about your make-or-break music tale, and what songs you want us to play, in the comments below.

What we played:

Wilco "Heavy Metal Drummer"

Freedy Johnston "Bad Reputation"

John Hiatt "Gone"

Beach House "Myth"

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