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Father John Misty - FUV Live - 2015

by Carmel Holt

Josh Tillman has undergone yet another metamorphosis, brought on by – what else? – love. The artist that first reinvented himself as J. Tillman, singer/songwriter, then again as rock drummer Josh Tillman (in the erstwhile Seattle band, Fleet Foxes), took the moniker Father John Misty back in 2011. He created the surprise hit album Fear Fun, full of wild, cynical tales of the debauched, narcissistic, and sometimes psychedelic-fueled adventures of this new persona. But a chance meeting with a woman, now his wife, in a neighborhood store parking lot a few years ago changed the course of his life, and hence, his songwriting and the desire to create something much more personal. 

Question of the Day: The Day the Music Died

by Corny O'Connell

It was on this date in 1959 that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper lost their lives in a plane crash. Don McLean would later refer to it as "the day the music died" in his classic song "American Pie." Can you think of other songs that touch on the passing of a musician? Share them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Blind River Boy" Amy Correia (Jeff Buckley)

"Black Cadillac" Rosanne Cash (Johnny Cash)

Question of the Day: Groundhog Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Groundhog Day. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow portending six more weeks of winter? Will Staten Island Chuck agree? Will Bill Murray ever break the spell that has him continuously reliving February 2? I don't care. The only thing that matters is what you want to hear. Think of a song for Groundhog Day and share it below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

M. Ward w/Zooey Deschanel "Me and My Shadow"

Lil' Son Jackson "Groundhog Blues"

Diana Ross "I'm Coming Out"