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Question of the Day: State of the Union

by Corny O'Connell

Hawaii became the 50th state on this date in 1959. So today we're looking for songs that mention any of the states. Put your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Thanks to listener Lisa for suggesting the Question of the Day.

Here's what we played:

John Prine "Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian"

John Gorka "I'm From New Jersey"

Lyle Lovett "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)"

Erin McKeown "Rhode Island is Famous for You" 

Question of the Day: How Old?

by Corny O'Connell

"Four and twenty years ago I come into this life," sang Stephen Stills back when he was in his twenties. Can you think of other songs in which the singer's age is revealed? Leave your suggestions below. We'll spin a set after 9am. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter, unless you're a minor.

Here's what we played:

Simon & Garfunkel "Leaves That Are Green" 22

Billy Bragg "A New England" 22

Bo Diddley "Who Do You Love?" 22

The VanSaders "Everything We're Not" 22

Question of the Day: A Lot of Alliteration

by Corny O'Connell
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Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut is this week's 'FUV #NewDig and we've got a session with him tonight at 9. What other alliterative artist names can you come up with? Looking for a long list of names with the same starting sounds. Flavor Flav, Marilyn Manson and Colbie Caillat count, bands like the Beach Boys are banned. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Colorful Band Names

by Corny O'Connell

After playing The Black Keys this morning, I got to thinking of all the other bands and artists with colorful names. There's Maroon 5, P!nk and, of course, Whitesnake. How many can we come up with? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Simply Red - "Holding Back the Years"

Al Green "Let's Stay Together"

Shocking Blue - "Venus"

The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army"

Question Of The Day: Woodstock 45th Anniversary

by Morning Show

Name a group who didn't perform at Woodstock who should have, and the song from their set that would have made the film.

Leave your comments below and we'll spin a set after 9AM.

Here's what we played:

The Kinks "All Day and All Of the Night"

Bob Dylan "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"

Thunder Clap Newman "Something in the Air"

Question Of The Day: Bedbugs? On the Subway?

by Morning Show
What's the creepiest thing you've encountered in the New York City Subway system?
With two reports of Bedbugs in the news (first on the N and now on the 7) many New York straphangers are feeling the need for biohazard gear.


Subway songs are welcome, but please, keep it clean :)

Here's what we played:

The Washington Squares "D Train"

Elton John "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"

Petula Clark "Don't Sleep in the Subway"

Question of the Day: Left-Handed?

by Corny O'Connell

It's International Left-Handers Day - a day for lefties to celebrate their sinistrality. It's also a day to raise awareness of the frustrations of being left-handed. Try using a computer mouse or driving a stick shift. Am I right lefties? Anyway, let's celebrate with music by left-handers. I'll spin a set of your suggestions after 9am with my left hand.

Here's what we played:

"Rainy Day, Dream Away" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"Born Under a Bad Sign" - Albert King

"What Does It Mean Now?" - World Party

Question of the Day: Best Mixtape Ever

by Corny O'Connell

It's the one-year anniversary of the first WFUV Mixtape - an hour of your requests with Carmel Holt weekdays at noon.

A mixtape can be a gift to impress a crush, or a soundtrack for a roadtrip, or a lesson in "good music" for a yournger sibling. Have you got a mixtape story? Share it along with an essential mixtape song. We'll put together a mini-mixtape after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Me, Myself & I

by Corny O'Connell
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Tonight at 9 we've got a session with Jenny Lewis. Her latest album is the 'FUV #NewDig this week. It's an album inspired by events in her own life including the death of her father, a break-up and the ticking of her biological clock. That brings to mind autobiographical songs - those about the artist who wrote and recorded them. Can you think of some good examples? List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Gambling

by Corny O'Connell

Since this has become vice week for the Question of the Day, we'll continue the trend with songs about gambling. I bet you can come up with some. List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"The Lucky One" - Freedy Johnston

"Casino Queen" - Wilco

"Chips Ahoy!" - The Hold Steady

"Viva Las Vegas" - Shawn Colvin

"Ooh Las Vegas" - Gram Parsons