Question Of The Day: Paul Colby

by Morning Show

The Bitter End's owner, Paul Colby, passed away on February 13th at the age of 96.  He helped launch many successful music careers.  In memory of Paul, tell us your favorite Bitter End memory.  Comment with the name, artist and even year! We'll spin a set after 9 am. 

Here's what we played:

Steve Forbert "Goin' Down To Laurel" (Alive On Arrival)

Richie Havens "Handsome Johnny" (Mixed Bag)

Buzzy Linhart "Friends" 

Question Of The Day: Virgin Vinyl

by Morning Show

If Thomas Edison didn't invent the phongraph...well, we wouldn't be having this conversation, would we?

Edison patented his miraculous talking box on this day in 1878.  From his original cylinders, to shellac and vinyl records...there's 136 years of recorded sound to get you in the groove.

Name your virgin vinyl--what was the 1st record you bought...and songs that mention the medium that IS the message...

Here's what we played:

Fred Astaire "They All Laughed"

Steely Dan "Pretzel Logic"

Question of the Day: Streets, Roads & Highways

by Corny O'Connell
highways Shutterstock

Tonight at 7 on WFUV hear the up-and-coming Lake Street Dive perform live from Rockwood Music Hall. Their new album Bad Self Portraits comes out today and it's the FUV #NewDig. The band took their name from Lake Street, a storied strip in Minneapolis. That got us to thinking of songs that mention streets, avenues, roads, highways. Can we put together an atlas of those in the comments below? We'll plan out a route after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning:

Question of the Day: Presidents

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Presidents Day! What did you get me? No, seriously, what did you get me? 'Cause we could sure use some "dead presidents" here at WFUV. We fell $50,000 short of the goal for our winter drive, despite the generosity of our members and sustaining members who contributed $200,000 last week. If you've never given or it's been awhile, it's your turn to give now at wfuv.org, thanks.

Question of the Day: Tomorrow

by Corny O'Connell
don't wait post-it Shutterstock

WFUV's Winter member drive ends tomorrow, Valentine's Day. Please don't wait until tomorrow to show your love for the station. Please do it today while you're checking out the WFUV Question of the Day. Got a favorite "tomorrow" song? Leave it in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Please contribute today online or at 877-938-8907.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"Tomorrow People" - Ziggy Marley

"Don't Stop" - Fleetwood Mac

Question of the Day: First Time?

by Corny O'Connell
dipping toe Shutterstock

Is there a song you associate with your first time? Your first love? Your first kiss? Today we're especially looking for first-timers - first-time players of the WFUV Question of the Day, and first-time givers to WFUV. Put your song suggestion in the comments below, and dip your toe into membership at WFUV. Click or call 877-938-8907.

Here's what we played:

Joni Mitchell "Help Me"

Marcia Griffiths "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

The Turtles "You Showed Me"

Question of the Day: Dogs

by Corny O'Connell

The best in show will be awarded tonight at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Will it be the the Irish wolfhound, the bloodhound, the whippet? They're all winners as far as we're concerned. We're celebrating dogs in song today in the WFUV Question of the Day. Put your favorites in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

While you're at it, please be WFUV's best friend and show your loyalty by making a contribution. Click or call 877-938-8907. 

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: "Sweetheart" Songs

by Corny O'Connell

Have we got a sweetheart deal for you - contribute $100 or more today and you'll get, as a bonus gift, Sweetheart 2014. This new CD of love songs features the likes of Jim James, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Sharon Jones and more covering songs by everyone from Bob Marley to Willie Nelson to Fleetwood Mac. On the subject, what are your favorite "sweet", "sweetie" & "sweetheart" songs? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Covering the Beatles

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in America for the first time. That day and the events that followed set off the British Invasion, Beatlemania and so much more. Among the many ways those days are being feted is Dennis Elsas' It Was 50 Years Ago Today - The Beatles Invade America today at 4pm on WFUV. We've also got it covered this morning with your favorite covers of Beatles songs.