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QOTD

Question of the Day: Movie Mentions

by Corny O'Connell

On Ray LaMontagne's latest, Supernova, he sings, "I wanna be Brando in The Wild One" - a reference to the 1953 film starring Marlon Brando as the leader of a motorcycle gang. There are a lot of songs that mention actors, but how many can you name that reference particular movies? List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Thanks to Gordon from Brooklyn for suggesting this WFUV Question of the Day.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Am I Dreaming?

by Corny O'Connell
The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau

Have you had any memorable dreams lately? Dreams have inspired creative works of all kinds including songs. So today we're looking for songs that mention dreams. Jot them down in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Everly Brothers "All I Have to Do Is Dream"

Bruce Cockburn "A Dream Like Mine"

Aretha Franklin "Day Dreaming"

Lissie "In Sleep"

Question of the Day: Sons & Daughters

by Corny O'Connell
It's a Boy/Girl cupcakes Shutterstock

Tonight at 9 we've got a session with Liam Finn, son of Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz). That got us to thinking of other sons and daughters of musicians who have followed in their parents' footsteps. Who are some of your favorites? List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Persuasion" - Richard & Teddy Thompson

"The Wheel" - Rosanne Cash

Question of the Day: Are the Stars Out Tonight?

by Corny O'Connell

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is tonight. The stars of the American and National leagues will vie for bragging rights (and home field advantage at the World Series). That brings to mind stars of the astronomical kind that show up so often in song. Can you think of songs that mention stars? List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Mayer Hawthorne "The Stars are Ours"

Earth, Wind & Fire "Shining Star"

Chris Isaak "Western Stars"

Question of the Day: Water

by Corny O'Connell
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

Tomorrow is the 7th annual City of Water Day - a celebration of the waterways and waterfronts of New York Harbor and beyond. It's a day of free boat tours, waterfront activities for the whole family, a cardboard kayak race, and more at Governor's Island, Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, and at over 30 shoreline sites in the NY/NJ metro area. To help celebrate all the water that surrounds us, suggest a song with "water" in the lyrics. Pour them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Pedal Steel Guitar

by Corny O'Connell

The topic for today's WFUV Question of the Day comes from listener Dylan from Bellmore. She wants to hear a set of your favorite songs featuring the pedal steel guitar. Let's include the lap steel, too, since they're so hard to distinguish. List your songs in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Santo & Johnny "Sleepwalk"

Junior Brown "Rock-A-Hula Baby"

Grateful Dead "Dire Wolf"

Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do"

Ryan Adams "Nuclear"

Question of the Day: Crying

by Corny O'Connell
Brazilian soccer fan crying Shutterstock

Brazil's shocking 7-1 loss to Germany in yesterday's World Cup semi-final brought the host nation to tears. By way of commiseration, let's have your favorite songs about crying, weeping, and sobbing. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

"Evie's Tears" - Freedy Johnston

"Crying" - Roy Orbison

"The Weeping Song" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

"Big River" - The Secret Sisters

"Stop Your Sobbin'" - The Kinks

Question of the Day: Whispering

by Corny O'Connell
whisper Shutterstock

Yesterday we asked for songs mentioning sea creatures. I held off on playing one of the submissions that came in through Facebook, because it would be a good choice for today's Question fo the Day: songs with whispered vocals. Cup your hand to my ear and let me in on what you want to hear. I'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

PJ Harvey "Down by the Water"

Tracy Chapman "Talkin' Bout a Revolution"

Question of the Day: Something Fishy

by Corny O'Connell

This week's 'FUV #NewDig is Fuego the new album from Phish. Plus, tonight at 9 we have a session with the Eels. Phish...Eels, I sense a Question of the Day: songs that mention sea creatures. Let's not worry if they're fish, mammals, crustaceans or whatever. We'll make a big list in the comments below and spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell "Fishing"