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QOTD

Question of the Day: Life's a Beach

by Corny O'Connell

Have you been to the beach yet this summer? The weather will be ideal for a trip to the beach today or this weekend with highs in the mid-80s and plenty of sunshine. To get us in the mood, let's hear your favorite songs about the beach. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Thanks to Gordon from Brooklyn for today's QOTD.

Here's what we played:

The Beach Boys "Surfin' USA"

The Ramones "Rockaway Beach"

Richard Shindell "There Goes Mavis"

Question of the Day: Staying Together

by Corny O'Connell
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With yesterday's vote the people of Scotland have decided that they are better together with the rest of the U.K. And who are we to judge? So here's to working it out, making up, and staying together. Let's send them a set of your song suggestions. List your favorites below and we'll do that after 9am.

Richard Thompson with Teddy Thompson "Persuasion"

Michael Franti & Spearhead "Life Is Better with You"

The Beatles "We Can Work It Out"

Al Green "Let's Stay Together"

Question of the Day: Horses in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The Central Park Horse Show makes its debut in the heart of Manhattan today through Sunday. Events include show jumping, dressage and even a polo match. Look for Bruce Springsteen's daughter, Jessica, among the competitors. To get us in the mood we need a set of songs mentioning horses. List them below and we'll spin a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Rolling Stones "Wild Horses"

Slaid Cleaves "Horses and Divorces"

Question of the Day: Initials

by Corny O'Connell

Today the King of the Blues, B.B. King, turns 89 years old. He was born Riley B. King, but while performing on WDIA radio in Memphis, he was known as Beale Street Blues Boy. That was soon shortened to Blues Boy King and eventually B.B. King. Your challenge today is to come up with other artists that are known by their initials. That could be for a first, middle or last name. Groups that use initials aren't what we're looking for, just individuals. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

B.B. King "Think It Over"

Question of the Day: Rock-a-bye, Baby

by Corny O'Connell

Listen tonight at 9 for Dennis Elsas' conversation with Robert Plant. Plant's latest lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar is this week's 'FUV #NewDig. It also gives us an excuse to put together a set of songs that would be good lullabies. Rest your suggestions in the comments below and we'll drift off after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Beatles "Blackbird"

Question of the Day: Honey

by Corny O'Connell

Here in New York City it's Honey Week - featuring beekeeping classes, honey-themed dinners, apiary tours, and cluminating in Honey Fest tomorrow at Rockaway Boardwalk. Let's collect your favorite "honey" songs in the comments below. We'll spin a set of sticky sweetness after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Fiona Apple "Slow Like Honey"

The Jesus and Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"

Question of the Day: Remembering September 11th

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As we look back, think about what's happened since, and look ahead, what songs come to mind? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Hiatt "New York Had Her Heart Broke"

Joan Osborne "Love's in Need of Love Today"

Brinsley Schwarz "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"

The Kinks "Better Things"

Question of the Day: Play That Funky Music

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the birthdate of Isaac Funk who with Adam Wagnalls gave us Funk & Wagnalls dictionary and encyclopedia. Tragically Funk died in 1912, well before he could get down to the music that would bear his name. By way of historical revisionism, we honor the man (who never went to Funkytown) with your requests. We'll choose the funkiest for a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine" - James Brown

"Bring The Funk" - Ben Harper

"Do Yourself a Faver" - Jamie Lidell