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Question of the Day: Pedal Steel Guitar

by Corny O'Connell

The topic for today's WFUV Question of the Day comes from listener Dylan from Bellmore. She wants to hear a set of your favorite songs featuring the pedal steel guitar. Let's include the lap steel, too, since they're so hard to distinguish. List your songs in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Santo & Johnny "Sleepwalk"

Junior Brown "Rock-A-Hula Baby"

Grateful Dead "Dire Wolf"

Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do"

Ryan Adams "Nuclear"

Bernhoft - FUV Live - 2014

by Rita Houston

Over the past few years, this Norwegian artist has been making a name for himself as a one man band, retro soul act. In modern day fashion, Bernhoft's big break came from a YouTube video of his song "C'mon Talk" going viral. That success led to appearances on talk shows and bookings at SXSW, where the buzz continued to build. Bernhoft has now released third full-length album, Islander, and he recently stopped by Studio A to play us some of his songs and to talk with me about the new album.

Ben Watt - FUV Live - 2014

by Kara Manning

With a music career spanning over three decades, Ben Watt might be best known as half of the influential folk-turned-electronic duo Everything But The Girl, but he's accomplished far more over the years. After Watt and his longtime partner (later wife) Tracey Thorn decided to move on from Everything But The Girl to focus on family and solo projects, Watt founded the dance and house label Buzzin' Fly and toured the world as a club DJ. Most recently, he published his second memoir, Romany and Tom, a heartbreaking, empathetic but steely-eyed study of his parents, a jazz musician and a journalist. Also, after a gap of over 30 years since his own 1981 debut, North Marine Drive, Watt has released another solo album, Hendra, working with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and producer Ewan Pearson. Watt and Butler recently stopped by Studio A to perform songs from Hendra and they discussed the album, Ben's memoir and the emotional bridge between the two. 
 

Question of the Day: Crying

by Corny O'Connell
Brazilian soccer fan crying Shutterstock

Brazil's shocking 7-1 loss to Germany in yesterday's World Cup semi-final brought the host nation to tears. By way of commiseration, let's have your favorite songs about crying, weeping, and sobbing. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

"Evie's Tears" - Freedy Johnston

"Crying" - Roy Orbison

"The Weeping Song" - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

"Big River" - The Secret Sisters

"Stop Your Sobbin'" - The Kinks