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Question of the Day

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.

Question of the Day: Foods We Love to Hate

by Morning Show
She can frequently be seen in her local health-food establishments, but Claudia admits to a not-so-secret pasion for Chef Boyardee's Spaghetti and Meatballs. So we mark the aniversary of the debut of competitor Spaghetti-O's with a set of songs about those foods you WISH you didn't love so much.
Here's what we played: 
1. "On Top of Spaghetti," The Persuasions, On the Good Ship Lollipop

Question of the Day: Ain't That a Kick in the Pants?

by Morning Show

We've all made those phone calls we regret.  And who among us hasn't made the dreaded "butt dial."  Better than drunk-dialing, perhaps, but now the city reports that MOST of its 911 calls are pocket dials--ten thousand or so a day.  So did your butt dial just endanger somebody's life? Yikes. Today's songs about calls-gone-wrong. Leave us your name, hometown, and suggestions in the comments below!

Here's what we played:

1. "Sylvia's Mother," Dr. Hook, The Essential Dr. Hook

Question of the Day: Penniless?

by Morning Show

Today, Canada is minting their last pennies (read more about it here: Can the US be far behind? Songs about spare change for today's FUV Question of the Day! 

Here's what we played: 

1. "Pennies from Heaven," Louis Prima, Capitol Collector's Series

2. "If Teardrops Were Pennies," Carl Smith, 20 All-Time Greatest

3. "Penny on the Train Track," Ben Kweller, Ben Kweller

4. "Pick Up the Change," Wilco, A.M.