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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Part of the shoegaze revival of the 21st century, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is led by singer and guitarist Kip Berman. On their new album, Days of Abandon, the band uses fewer electric guitars and focuses on a more acoustic approach. For this FUV Live session, the band performs a couple of their new songs live in Studio A and I talk with the ever so delightful Kip Berman about the new album and his thoughts on music in general.  We’ll hear that conversation and performance during this Alternate Side in Session.


Question of the Day: Selling Me Softly with His Song

by Corny O'Connell
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One of the most significant events in radio history happened on this date in 1922 - WEAF broadcast the very first commercial. It was an ad for the Hawthorne Court apartments in Queens. Since then, radio has been used to pitch everything under the sun. Your assignment today is to pick a product or service and give us the song you would use to sell it. You've gotta come up with something that hasn't been done before. We're not looking for songs already used by advertisers.