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Question of the Day: Accordions

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the start of Accordions Around the World - the after-work Tuesday summer music series in Bryant Park. That gives us the excuse to request your favorite song featuring the accordion, harmonium, concertina, bandoneon or the like. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll squeeze in a set after 9am.

Here's what we played today

The Rolling Stones "Backstreet Girl"

The Felice Brothers "Frankie's Gun!"

Question of the Day: Cinco de Mayo

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is not just an excuse to sell Corona beer and Tostitos. It's a celebration of the victory by Mexican forces over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It's also our excuse to request your favorite song in Spanish (Mexican roots preferred). Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"Cumbia de los Muertos" - Ozomatli 

"(Hey Baby) Que Pasó" - Texas Tornados

"Se A Cabo" - Santana

Question of the Day: May Flowers

by Corny O'Connell
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We've had plenty of April showers - now it's time for May flowers. Let's have your favorite songs about roses, begonias, tulips or anything else you desire. Plant them in the comments below and we'll see what blooms after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Rolling Stones "Dandelion"

Talking Heads "(Nothing But) Flowers"

Kathleen Edwards "Asking for Flowers"

The Grateful Dead "Sugar Magnolia"

Question of the Day: Now

by Corny O'Connell
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It's now the last day of WFUV's Spring member drive. So now we are asking for songs with "now" prominently in the lyrics. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Now while you're here, please make a contribution online or call 877-938-8907. 

Here's what we played

Kongos "Come With Me Now"

Jesus Jones "Right Here Right Now"

Mason Jennings "Be Here Now"

Johnny Nash "I Can See Clearly Now"

 

Question of the Day: Tomorrow

by Corny O'Connell
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WFUV's Spring member drive ends tomorrow. 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 call 877-938-8907. 

Here's what we played:

Chris Isaak "Think of Tomorrow"

Ziggy Marley "Tomorrow People"

Question of the Day: Two

by Corny O'Connell

Songs have reminded us that two's company and three's a crowd. They've told us that two hearts beat as one. Two is an important number in matters of the heart and in song.  Can you come up with a song or two that mentions the number "two"? Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

While you're here, remember that public radio from WFUV is a two-way street. We love bringing you the music, but we need your support to do it. Please contribute online or call 877-938-8907.  

Question of the Day: Rockin' and Rollin'

by Corny O'Connell

The New York International Auto Show is town this week. Who doesn't love wandering around the Javitz Center with a plastic bag full of brochures, ogling the spokesmodels? In any event, we're marking the ocassion with your favorite songs about cars. Park a few in the comments below and we'll take them for a spin after 9am.

While you're here, please make a contribution to WFUV.

Here's what we played

Janis Joplin "Mercedes Benz"

Question of the Day: Earth Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Earth Day, a day to be mindful of our environment and to take action to protect it. What song would you like to hear for Earth Day? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Mayall "Nature's Disappearing"

The Beatles "Mother Nature's Son"

Bruce Cockburn "If a Tree Falls"

Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"

Question of the Day: Real-Life Events

by Corny O'Connell

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxer whose murder conviction was overturned after serving nearly 20 years in prison, died yesterday of prostate cancer. Carter, whose story inspired a Denzel Washington film, was 76. His story also inspired Bob Dylan to write the song "Hurricane" based on the events of the murder and trial. What other songs come to mind that are based on actual events? Let us know in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Randy Newman "Louisiana 1972"