QOTD

Question: Welcoming Spring

by Corny O'Connell

Today we say good riddance to what's been a long, snowy winter and welcome in the springtime. Let's celebrate the new season in song. Plant your suggestions in the comments below and we'll see what pops up after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Gillian Welch "Winter's Come And Gone"

Josh Ritter "Snow Is Gone"

Tom Waits "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"

Richie Havens "Here Comes The Sun"

Question of the Day: Too Young to Rock 'n' Roll?

by Corny O'Connell

One of the breakout acts from the SXSW Festival last week was The Strypes - a foursome of lads from Cavan, Ireland. And they really are lads, raging in age from 16 to 18. They just played New York last night and stopped by the WFUV studios to tape a session for future broadcast. So for the Question of the Day, we're looking for recordings by artists who were teenagers at the time. Put them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Fiona Apple "Criminal"

Question of the Day: Are You Experienced?

by Corny O'Connell
Karl Ferris

The latest album from The War of Drugs Lost in the Dream comes out today and it's the WFUV #NewDig. Plus, you can hear a recent 'FUV Live session with The War on Drugs tonight at 9. This morning we're using all that as an excuse to request songs about drugs. Drop them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit"

Edie Brickell "Pill"

Question of the Day: Play Me I'm Irish

by Corny O'Connell

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We're celebrating on the WFUV Question of the Day with your favorites artists from Ireland. Let us who you'd like to hear in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Lúnasa "The Walrus"

Hothouse Flowers "Be Good"

Sinéad O'Connor "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance"

Glen Hansard "Love Don't Leave Me Waiting"

Question of the Day: Sad Songs

by Corny O'Connell
sad guitarist Shutterstock

There are times when you need a sad song to help you cope with your feelings, get that cathartic release and and help you get through the day. Grab a box of Kleenex, because we're going for the saddest, most tearjerking songs you can think of. Leave them in the comments below and we'll muddle through a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell "You Stay Here"

Chocolate Genius "My Mom"

Patty Griffin "Rain"

Lucinda Williams "Sweet Old World"

Question of the Day: Songs with Spoken Parts

by Corny O'Connell

Today on the WFUV Question of the Day we're looking for songs in which the vocalist switches between singing and speaking. For example, in "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Elvis Presley starts off singing before launching into a mid-song soliloquy. This could be one of the hokiest sets we play, but let's see what we come up with. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll play them after 9am.

Thanks to Amy in Manhattan for the idea.

Here's what we played:

The Shangri-Las "Leader Of The Pack"

Question of the Day: What Do You Sing in the Shower?

by Corny O'Connell
singing in shower Shutterstock

Singing in the shower - we all do it from time to time. There's something about the acoustics and the privacy that brings out the American Idol in each of us. What we'd like to know is, "What's in your repertoire?" What would we be likely to hear if we pressed our ear to the bathroom door? Tell us in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Gene Kelly "Singin' in the Rain"

Simon & Garfunkel "Cecilia"

Neil Young "Love Is a Rose"

Question of the Day: What's Your Question of the Day?

by Corny O'Connell

The WFUV Question of the Day is, "What's Your Question of the Day?" Every weekday morning we toss out a topic or question and ask you to respond with a song to play on WFUV. This morning we want your idea for a Question of the Day and an example of a song to go along with it. We'll pick four ideas and songs to play after 9am. Then we may also use your idea for an actual Question of the Day at a later date.

Here's what we played: 

Question of the Day: Clocks

by Corny O'Connell

This weekend we lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time. Be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour when you go to bed tomorrow night. As a consolation prize, I'll play your favorite songs about clocks or that feature the sound of clocks ticking. Share them in the comments below and we'll schedule that for after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Vaughan Brothers "Tick Tock"

The Rolling Stones "Time Waits for No One"

The Chambers Brothers "Time Has Come Today"

Joe Jackson "Got the Time"