Question of the Day

Question of the Day: October Surprise?

by Morning Show
ABC

What's better than a baseball playoff heating up in late innings?  Weeeell, funny you should ask.  Because tonight is the Vice Presidential Debate.  Do you care?  Are you busy watching baseball?  Who's your team, what's on YOUR mind and do you have a song to reflect it?  Are we gonna see a Bay Bridge World Series? Or are you thinking of something else entirely? Share your song here in the QUESTION OF THE DAY.

Here is today's playlist:

1) "Willie Mays is Up at Bat" - Chuck Prophet, Temple Beautiful

Question of the Day: I'm Too Sexy for the Radio

by Morning Show

Back when Rock and Roll was born - the music was known to incite riots.  And yes, some of it was banned from the public airwaves.  But Monster Mash?  Yup.  Banned 50 years ago today.  So we're doing a set of songs to that couldn't be played back in the day.  How well do you know your music history?  Without a websearch, that is....

 

Question of the Day: A Man for All Reasons

by Morning Show

Sometimes he's growling and prowling. Sometimes he's romantic as can be. Whether John Hiatt is acoustic or electric, he can hang his guitar at our place. As he releases his latest CD (Mystic Pinball) we celebrate all the colors of Hiatt's music and play a set of your favorites in today's Question of the Day.

What we played:

"Lincoln Town" - Crossing Muddy Waters, 2000

"Buffalo River Home" - Perfectly Good Guitar, 1993

"My Baby Blue" - Beneath This Gruff Exterior, 2003

Question of the Day: Fall Favorites

by Morning Show
Little Flower Yoga

There's something sad about the fall.  Well, lots of things.  But, dang it, we're going to celebrate start of the autumn (officially tomorrow morning) with a set of you songs about the changing leaves and changing seasons.

Interested in what we played? 

1. "Bonfire," Rhett Miller, Rhett Miller 

2. "Septmber in the Rain," Frank Sinatra, Sinatra Swingin' Sessions 4

3. "Autumn in New York," Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Louis and Ella Again! 

Question of the Day: Politics, anyone?

by Morning Show

We know it's impolite to talk politics, but if not us, who?  We blame Randy Newman for getting us started, with a scorching new satirical song (link here).  We doubt it will change any minds, but political songs can certainly illuminate an issue.  Got any great ones in mind?  We'll play 'em in today's 'FUV Question of the Day.

What we played:

"Ruins of the Realm" - James McMurtry, Just Us Kids (2008)

Question of the Day: Without Commercials, You Get...?

by Morning Show

 No sooner did they invent radio than they stuck commercials on it.  In fact, we mark the 90th aniversary of the first radio commercial today in the 'FUV Question of the day with a set of songs celebrating our FREEDOM from that noise.  Share a song that says 'non-commericial' or music you might not have heard if not for public radio!

Question of the Day: I'll Get You the Moon

by Morning Show

In honor of Neil Armstrong, who passed away Saturday at the age of 82, we're looking for songs about the moon. His family requests that fans "honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink." So today, let us know what your favorite moon songs are.