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Question of the Day: Something Fishy

by Corny O'Connell

This week's 'FUV #NewDig is Fuego the new album from Phish. Plus, tonight at 9 we have a session with the Eels. Phish...Eels, I sense a Question of the Day: songs that mention sea creatures. Let's not worry if they're fish, mammals, crustaceans or whatever. We'll make a big list in the comments below and spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell "Fishing"

FUV's New Dig: Phish

by Darren DeVivo
Phish photo by Peter Yang

JEMP / ATO Records

A studio album is a tricky proposition for any band that's built their reputation on live performance. The challenge is to retain the essence of what makes the band special within the confines of a recording studio. Such a band has to rise above the restrictions of the recorded work to capture a spontaneity that’s afforded them naturally on the live stage. They also have to manage it without audience energy coming back at them.

Eels - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

Eels is fronted by prolific singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, who is better known as E. Over the years he has gained a reputation for telling colorful stories through his lyrics, but rarely singing about himself or his own experiences. On the new album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, E gets personal and honest, writing songs that share his life story as well as his plans for the future. Recently, E and two of his bandmates stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new songs and to talk with me about the latest release.