Pop Quiz

WFUV Pop Quiz: Rickie Lee Jones

by Laura Fedele
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When she sat down to take the WFUV Pop Quiz with John Platt, Rickie Lee Jones talked about what supports her on the road, her wild love for "Wildfire" and her non-fiery personality. Plus, she explained her cooking method of pairing pears and her love of hang gliding.

 

Aside from gear, your instruments or your band, you don't go on the road without...

My bra. I can't go onstage without a bra, so I guess that's it.

What song do you wish you had written and why?

"Wildfire."

WFUV Pop Quiz: Cory Chisel

by Laura Fedele

One of FUV's favorite new artists of 2009, Cory Chisel, makes regular trips to NYC for shows around town, as a duet (with Adriel Harris) or with a full band. The last time the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin was in town, he stopped by WFUV for a chat with his champion Rita Houston, which led to the WFUV Pop Quiz. "Nature Boy" or the "New Bruce"? You decide.

Aside from gear, your instruments or your band, you don't go on the road without...

WFUV Pop Quiz: Patty Larkin

by Laura Fedele

Aside from being a world-class singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Patty Larkin is one of the nicest - and funniest - people on the planet. So when she came to do an FUV Live Broadcast from Studio A, in celebration of '25', (25 duets in honor of her 25 years as a recording artist), it was just natural to ask her to take The WFUV Pop Quiz.


Aside from gear, instruments or your band, what don't you go on the road without?

WFUV Pop Quiz: Mary Chapin Carpenter

by Laura Fedele

Mary Chapin Carpenter sat down with John Platt for an interview at the Canal Room in New York City in front of an audience of WFUV Marquee Members. They talked about her recovery from a near-death experience, her quiet life in rural Virginia, and her very personal new CD, The Age of Miracles. As they were finishing their conversation, Mary Chapin took a deep breath and submitted to the WFUV Pop Quiz.


Aside from gear, instruments or your band, what don't you go on the road without?

WFUV Pop Quiz: The Indigo Girls

by Laura Fedele
Laura Fedele

When Amy Ray and Emily Saliers first met at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in DeKalb County, Georgia, they had no idea that years later they would achieve worldwide fame as the Indigo Girls. The longtime FUV faves came by the station recently for a special live session with Rita Houston in Studio A showcasing their latest album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream, a two-disc CD featuring 31 songs of the Girls' live performances from their 2006-2009 shows.

WFUV Pop Quiz: She & Him

by Laura Fedele

The partnership between singer-songwriter M. Ward and Hollywood actress Zooey Deschanel might have struck some people as a vanity project at first, but it's the real deal. After being introduced by the director of The Go-Getter to record a duet, they discovered they shared a passion for similar music. On a whim, Zooey sent Matt some of her original songs, which he decided they should record, and She & Him was born. They came by WFUV to talk with Rita Houston about their second CD, Volume Two, and took the WFUV Pop Quiz.

WFUV Pop Quiz: Jenny Owen Youngs

by Laura Fedele
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Songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs joins host Rita Houston in Studio A for a discussion of pancakes, underwear and a dislike for Bob Dylan.

Aside from gear, your instruments or your band, I don't go on the road without...
Underwear.
What song do you wish you had written and why?
I wish I'd written that beautiful song on Ryan Adams' first record, "Amy." I love that song. It's gorgeous and lyrically and musically it's pretty close to perfect. I mean, is pretty close to perfect a good enough reason to have wanted to write something?

WFUV Pop Quiz: Madeleine Peyroux

by Laura Fedele
CISFR/Dalle/Retna

Chanteuse and songwriter Madeleine Peyroux joins host John Platt in Studio A and speaks about her love of poetry and her secret talent for portraiture.
Aside from gear, your instruments or your band, I don't go on the road without...
I don't go on the road without a book of poetry. I've been carrying Lorca and another Spanish poet whose name I just forgot.
What song do you wish you had written and why?