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Question of the Day: "Long" Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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It's going to be a long day for me. I've been up since the wee hours of the morning and I'll still be going through tonight's sold out Holiday Cheer for 'FUV at the Beacon Theatre. That's got me thinking of "long" songs - not long in length, but with "long" in the lyrics. If you can think of one, put it in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"It Won't Be Long" - The Beatles

Question of the Day: Here's to Getting Drunk

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the anniversary of the repeal of prohibition in 1933. So we're raising a glass and singing songs about drinking. Share your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am (Is that too early?)

Loudon Wainwright III - "White Winos"

Bonnie Rait - "The Glow"

UB40 - "Red Red Wine"

Old 97s - "Let's Get Drunk and Get it On"

Tom Waits - "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"

Question of the Day: Instrumentals

by Corny O'Connell
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Sometimes words are insufficient or unnecessary and the music is all we need. So let's put together a list of your favorite instrumentals. Share them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Sandusky" - Uncle Tupelo 

"Embryonic Journey" - Jefferson Airplane 

"Intro" - The XX 

"Pipeline" - The Chantays 

"Axel F" - Harold Faltermeyer 

Question of the Day: Trees

by Corny O'Connell

Get ready for the holiday crowds as Rockefeller Center hosts the annual Christmas tree lighting tonight. To mark this festive occasion, we're looking for songs about trees - pines, magnolias, you name it. Plant your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Family Tree" - Ben Kweller

"Fake Plastic Trees" - Radiohead 

"Magnolia" - J.J. Cale

"Back in the World" - David Gray



Question of the Day: Giving

by Corny O'Connell

Today is #GivingTuesday™ - the giving season's opening day. On this first Tuesday after thanksgiving charities, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people participate in the giving season. 

You can participate by supporting WFUV. When you give to WFUV, you give to everyone who listens. Plus, you'll help spread the word about other non-profits through our Strike a Chord campaigns.

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

by Morning Show

Good morning, Paul for Corny on this (ugh) Grindstone Cowboy....

Speaking of which....for Question Of The Day--

What's your Second Act?

Ever quit, change career, move onwards and upwards in a dramatic and unexpected way?!

Name some songs of growth, change...and share a bold move that worked for you.

Question of the Day: Is the Weather Really Getting Worse?

by Morning Show

On this day in 1950 the "Storm Of The Century" tore through the Eastern US. A Category 5 by today's standards, this monster cyclone--The Great Appalachian Storm--brought Hurricane force winds to the mountains of New England and Sub-zero temperatures to the deep South.

Summon up some stormy song suggestions as we splash through this wet windy and warm late November morning...wondering if weather will be the most changeable and troubling aspect of our collective future.

Question of the Day: Gems & Jewels

by Corny O'Connell

There's a song about diamonds being a girl's best friend. And there's a whole treasure trove of other songs mentioning rubies and emeralds and gems and jewels in general. Adorn the comments below with a few of your favorites. We'll play a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Pearls" - Aoife O'Donovan

"Ruby" - Kaiser Chiefs

"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" - T-Bone Burnett

"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" - Paul Simon