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Question of the Day: Is the Weather Really Getting Worse?

by Morning Show

On this day in 1950 the "Storm Of The Century" tore through the Eastern US. A Category 5 by today's standards, this monster cyclone--The Great Appalachian Storm--brought Hurricane force winds to the mountains of New England and Sub-zero temperatures to the deep South.

Summon up some stormy song suggestions as we splash through this wet windy and warm late November morning...wondering if weather will be the most changeable and troubling aspect of our collective future.

Change of Plan, I Guess

by Rich Conaty

Okay, it doesn't rise to the level of "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma," but there are a couple of curiosities tied to this week's featured recording. "The Little Show" was a 1929 Broadway hit. Most of the score was written by Arthur Schwartz, whose birthday is being celebrated on tonight's "Big Broadcast." His "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" was most likely introduced by Clifton Webb (you may remember him from "Laura"). Curiously, I can't find a single period recording of the song. For some reason, it started being recorded enthusiastically in late 1932. Maybe it was interpolated into another show, possibly shows up in a movie; perhaps Rudy Vallee or Bing Crosby began to feature it on their radio shows.

UKNY On FUV For November 22

by Kara Manning
The Drink (courtesy of the artist,

On UKNY at 11 tonight, brand new or forthcoming releases from 19-year-old Aberdeen singer-songwriter Cara Mitchell, London's Anglo-Irish trio The Drink (pictured) and Lake District dream-pop duo Aquilo. Also, music from seminal shoegazers Ride, who broke up nearly 19 years ago, but announced their surprise reunion this week (and tour dates, including a sold-out Terminal 5 gig in June). I'll also play another razor-sharp track from the restlessly outspoken and prolific Sleaford Mods, in New York next Saturday night, November 29, for their very first U.S. show.