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Question of the Day: Late

by Corny O'Connell
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I was late getting to WFUV this morning and almost missed the start of the show. We've all been late for one thing or another. Don't be late getting in your suggestions for the WFUV Question of the Day - songs that mention being late. Write them below and we'll spin a set later (after 9am).

Here's what we played: 

"Rush Around" - Edie Brickell

"Gotta Get Up" - Harry Nilsson

"It's Too Late" - Carole King 

"Too Late To Turn Back Now" - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose 

Question of the Day: Happy Birthday to Neil Young

by Corny O'Connell

Neil Percival Young was born on this date in 1945 in Toronto, Ontario. Let's wish him a happy birthday with a set of his songs performed by others, or anything he's recorded or been involved in. Share your favorites below and we'll play a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Old Man" - Neil Young

"Down by the River" - Puss 'n Boots

"Powderfinger" - Cowboy Junkies

"Downtown" - Neil Young

Question of the Day: Veterans Day

by Corny O'Connell
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Today is Veterans Day - a day to honor our nation's war veterans. What song would you send out to the men and women who have served or are still serving in the military? We'll pick a set from your suggestions after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Dress Blues" - Jason Isabell

"Copperhead Road" - Steve Earle

Question of the Day: Walls in Song

by Corny O'Connell

This weekend we witnessed commemorations marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. So today we're asking for songs that mention walls, both literal and figurative. Share your favorites below and we'll put together a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Build That Wall" - Aimee Mann

"Tweeter and the Monkey Man" - Traveling Wilburys

"The Walls Are Coming Down" - Fanfarlo

"Wall of Death" - Richard & Linda Thompson

Question of the Day: "Slow" Songs

by Corny O'Connell

Today as part of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero, the speed limit in the city has been reduced to 25 mph. That's for all streets unless otherwise posted. So we're asking for "slow" songs. Not slow tempo songs necessarily, but songs with "slow" in the lyrics. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - Simon and Garfunkel

Question of the Day: Saxy Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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Adolphe Sax, the guy who invented the saxophone, was born on this date in 1814. So, we're looking for your favorite songs featuring the saxophone. Leave your suggestions in the comments below, and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Sherry Darling" - Bruce Springsteen 

"Shotgun" - Jr. Walker and the All Stars 

"Whatever Gets You Through the Night" - John Lennon 

"How Long Must I Wait for You" - Joe Jackson 

Question of the Day: Title Title

by Corny O'Connell

We're doubling down on titles today. How many songs can you come up with that have a word repeated in the title? To get you started there's "Louie, Louie" and "Rebel, Rebel." Put the rest in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Again and Again" - The Bird and The Bee

"Mercy, Mercy Me" - Marvin Gaye

"Boom Boom" - John Lee Hooker

"Mony, Mony" - Tommy James and The Shondells

Question of the Day: Election Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Election Day. Don't forget to exercise your right to vote. Use the write-in ballots below to suggest an appropriate song for our democratic system. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Election Day" - Lyle Lovett

"This Land is Your Land" - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

"Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Would I Lie To You?" - Eurythmics 


Question of the Day: Running on Empty

by Corny O'Connell

Congratulations to everyone who completed the New York City Marathon yesterday! Let's celebrate their accomplishments with a set of songs about running. List them below and we'll kick it off after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Run For Your Life" - The Beatles

"Come Running" - Van Morrison

"Runaway" - Bonnie Raitt

"Hit the Ground Running" - Jonny Lang

"I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls