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Question of the Day: Fire

by Corny O'Connell

Listener Gordon from Brooklyn reminds us that it was on this date in 1666 that the Great Fire of London started. By the time it was finally extinguished, more than four-fifths of the city had been destroyed. So today we're collecting your favorite songs that mention fire. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Leonard Cohen "Who By Fire"

The Ink Spots "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire"

Album Premiere: Delta Spirit, 'Into the Wide'

by Carmel Holt
photo by Matthew Pandolfe

FUV has your chance to hear the new Delta Spirit album, Into the Wide, before its September 9th release. The band's aptly-titled fourth album is a collection of songs born in the dark and brought to life in the light. The California five-piece spent over a year in a basement studio they built in Brooklyn (and then, rebuilt, after Hurricane Sandy), writing the songs for the new album in an environment they were unaccustomed to working in: one devoid of sunshine, nature, and fresh air.

Question of the Day: What Do You Do?

by Corny O'Connell
occupations Shutterstock

Happy Labor Day! We have work for you to do: think of a song that mentions what you do. If you're a doctor, teacher or railroad engineer, you've got it easy. Otherwise, you may have your work cut out for you. File your song suggestions along with what you do in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Lee Hooker "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" bartender

R.B. Greaves "Take a Letter, Maria" secretary

Mark Knopfler with James Taylor "Sailing to Philadelphia" surveyor