Bullets Over Broadway: On Target?

by John Platt
Paul Kolnick

Some critics, like Ben Brantley of the Times, have taken pot shots at the new musical version of Bullets Over Broadway, because it doesn’t seem very Woody Allen-like; it’s too loud and tries too hard to please. Well, I can tell you that it’s certainly not subtle, but it is spirited, and a fair amount of fun.

Ages and Ages - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Led by frontman Tim Perry, this Portland, Oregon collective released its second album, Divisionary, this year. Harmonies and percussion are just part of the band’s uplifting sound and live is where it thrives. So we recently brought them in to Studio A to perform some of their music and to talk about the new record during this episode of FUV Live.

Question of the Day: Real-Life Events

by Corny O'Connell

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxer whose murder conviction was overturned after serving nearly 20 years in prison, died yesterday of prostate cancer. Carter, whose story inspired a Denzel Washington film, was 76. His story also inspired Bob Dylan to write the song "Hurricane" based on the events of the murder and trial. What other songs come to mind that are based on actual events? Let us know in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Randy Newman "Louisiana 1972"

Out in the Cold Again

by Rich Conaty

I wonder sometimes about the relationships behind the records I play. Tonight there are birthday salutes to Ella Fitzgerald, clarinetist Jimmie Noone and composer & pianist Rube Bloom. Ella started with the Chick Webb Orchestra, and the band gave Fitzgerald her signature hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." When Webb passed in 1939, Ella fronted the band for a few years before going solo. Jimmie Noone was based at Chicago's Apex Club beginning in 1926. The personnel for his small band was comparatively stable, which suggests he treated his sidemen well...and had steady gigs.