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Question of the Day: Lions

by Corny O'Connell
lions Shutterstock

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. It's certainly coming in like a lion this year with snow on the first day and more in the forecast. Perhaps we can appease the weather gods by playing songs that mention lions. Leave your suggestions below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Be Good (Lion's Song)" by Gregory Porter 

"Iron, Lion, Zion" by Bob Marley 

"Wondering Where the Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn 

FUV's New Dig: Brandi Carlile

by Darren DeVivo
Brandi Carlile (photo: David McClister)

The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile
ATO Records

Brandi Carlile might be approaching the tenth anniversary of her self-titled debut album, but her fifth and latest studio effort, The Firewatcher's Daughter, shows this ambitious singer and songwriter's ongoing evolution as an artist and a person. Over the past three years, since the release of 2012's Bear Creek, Carlile has gotten married (her wife, Catherine Shepherd, is a former charity coordinator for Paul McCartney) and the couple became parents last year. Carlile's longtime bandmates and collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth—aka "The Twins"—have also started their own families. This strong sense of family has deeply influenced The Firewatcher’s Daughter, a collection of songs dwelling on ideas of home and companionship.

Two Gallants - FUV Live - 2015

by Alisa Ali
The San Francisco based duo, Two Gallants is made up of childhood friends, Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel.  With Stephens handling vocals and guitar and Vogel behind the drum kit, together they create a tight mix of blues, folk, country, and garage rock. Even after thirteen years together, Two Gallants continue to push the boundaries of what a duo can accomplish. Both sonically and thematically,the band’s fifth record, We Are Undone is possibly their heaviest outing yet . The song's topics range from the ills of consumerism to environmental disaster, all backed by pounding rhythms and captivating guitar riffs.

The Big Broadcast for March 1: I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. Maybe.

by Rich Conaty

First there was Billy "Uke" Carpenter. He sang, played the ukulele, and sometimes broke out in a "Popeye" voice, though there still weren't "Popeye" cartoons. Carpenter made his last records in early 1931. Then there was Billy Costello, who sometimes recorded as "Red Pepper Sam," and did wind up as the first voice of the famed sailor. Costello's recording of "Dinah" is part of the eighth "Big Broadcast" collection, which includes more on my "Carpenter is Costello" theory.