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Question of the Day: School Days

by Corny O'Connell
NYC Department of Transportation, flickr

The new school year brings to mind classes and classmates, homeroom and homework - and for us, songs. Your assignment today is to list your favorite songs about school in the comments below. We'll give a presentation after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Lulu "To Sir With Love"

Steely Dan "My Old School"

Muddy Waters "Good Morning Little School Girl"

Rockpile "Teacher Teacher"

The Police "Don't Stand So Close to Me"

FUV's New Dig: Ryan Adams

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Joe Grimaldi

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams
Blue Note / Pax Am (Pax Americana) Records


It's been 14 years and 14 albums since Ryan Adams stepped away from the band Whiskeytown and began his solo career with the acclaimed Heartbreaker. His last album, Ashes & Fire, was released in 2011, and now he offers us a new effort, simply known as Ryan Adams. For many artists, a three-year gap between albums is not unusual, but for the prolific Adams, it seemed like a lifetime.

Luluc - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

This Melbourne-via-Brooklyn duo first met on a chance encounter in 1999 while they were both travelling in Scotland. Several years later, back in Australia, they got together to write and record their full length debut album, Dear Hamlyn which was praised by famed Nick Drake producer, Joe Boyd.

The band have recently released their sophomore album, Passerby and had help from another high profile producer: Aaron Dessner of The National.

Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett of Luluc recently stopped by Studio A to talk about their new record and play us some songs live in Studio A. We’ll hear that performance and conversation during this episode of FUV Live.

 

Eight on the Seventh

by Rich Conaty

There are eight birthday tributes on tonight's "Big Broadcast." And it wasn't a stretch to include any of them. They're all solid: a singing songwriter (Pinky Tomlin), composing band leader (Gus Arnheim), and the lyricists who gave us "Singin' in the Rain" and "Dancing in the Dark." The other four aren't shabby, either.