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Question Of The Day: Why are you happy to live in New York?

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A recent study conducted by Harvard University and the University of British Columbia found that NYC is the unhappiest city in the US. Tell us why they're wrong with your song suggestions and we'll spin a set after 9.

Here's what we played:

"Downtown" - Petula Clark

"Rockaway Beach" - The Ramones

"New York Skyline" - Garland Jeffreys

"Beautiful People" - Melanie

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Question of the Day: Interview

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Don got to interview Roger McGuinn last week. That interview will air tomorrow at 6PM on Mixed Bag.

The Question of the Day has three parts today:

1. Which musician would you like to interview?

2. Why?

3. What song would you be sure to ask about?

(Bands and groups allowed too!)

Leave your comments below and we will play a set after 9AM.

 

Here's what we played:

Joni Mitchell "Blue"

Richard Shindell "Fishing"

Neil Young "Broken Arrow"

Elvis Costello "Brilliant Mistake"

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Question of the Day: Music Festivals

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Summer Music Festivals start in earnest this afternoon as Bonnaroo weekend kicks off in Tennessee. In recent years, big national shows like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Cochella have become brand names ...while local events like Clearwater, Celebrate Brooklyn and Central Park Summerstage enrich our own region.

Was one of those your first or favorite music festival experience? Or are you a veteran of storied gatherings like Woodstock or Watkins Glen?

Here's what we played:

  • Grateful Dead "Jack Straw"
  • Phosphorescent "Song For Zula"
  • Marshall Tucker Band "This Ol' Cowboy"
  • Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"

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Question of the Day: Donovan's Simplicity

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Tomorrow night, Donovan Leitch will be inducted into the
Songwriter's Hall of Fame here in New York City.

Yesterday, we asked you for a song you consider a work of art. Much of
Donovan's early work was beautifully simple. Our question today: What's
the 'simplest' song you can think of? Simple, but beautiful. Or
powerful. Leave your comments and song suggestions. Thanks!

Here's what we played:

The Shins "Simple Song"

Lou Reed "Sweet Jane"

Donovan "Colours"

Donovan "Catch the Wind"

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Question of the Day: Museum Mile Festival

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Today is the 36th annual Museum Mile Festival on Fifth Ave. So, for today's Question of the Day, we want to know what song you find to be a true work of art. Leave your suggestions in the comments below, and we will spin a set after 9AM. 

Here's what we played:

Joni Mitchell "Down to You"

The Band "When I Paint My Masterpiece"

The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations"

The Beatles "A Day In the Life"

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Question Of The Day: Clearwater's Coming . . .

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Since we are broadcasting Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival Festival on the 21st and 22nd of this month, and because we kicked off the Clearwater Artist Of the Day with the late, great Clearwater Festival Founder Pete Seeger today, we thought we'd ask for some songs about the enviornment! Leave a few suggestions below and we'll play a few after 9AM.

Here's what we played:

Dar Williams "The Hudson"

John Prine "Paradise"

Marvin Gaye "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)"

Jackson Browne "Before the Deluge"

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Question Of The Day: Joy In Our Hearts

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Our inspiration for the Question Of The Day comes from a beautiful lyric in David Gray's song "Back In the World" as he states, "Love put the joy in my heart". So now we want to hear the songs that put joy in your hearts. Leave us some suggestions and we'll spin a set after 9AM.

Here's what we played:

The Rascals "A Beautiful Morning"

Michael Franti & Spearhead "The Sound of Sunshine"

Indigo Girls "Hammer And A Nail"

The Allman Brothers Band "Blue Sky"

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Question Of The Day: Cat Hero

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The news has been swirling with surveillance video of a cat who saved a little boy from a mean dog.  Today we're talking all about unlikely heros.  Tell us an artist who people would be surprised to learn is your musical hero and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

The Cure "Love Cats"

Fountains Of Wayne "Action Hero"

Lou Reed "What's Good"

Rodriguez "Sugar Man"

Neil Young "Let's Roll"

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Question of the Day: Rack up your Bacharach!

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Good Morning, Paul C here for Cornelius. It's Burt Bacharach's 86th Birthday! Let's celebrate with your song choices for Question Of The Day just after 9AM. With all the great performances of Burt's classic songs out there, the QOTD is simply "what Bacharach composition speaks directly to YOU?" 

Here's what we played this morning: 

"I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" - The White Stripes

"I Say a Little Prayer" - Aretha Franklin

"This Guy's in Love With You" - Burt Bacharach

"Walk On By" - The Stranglers 

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Question of the Day: Mothers Day

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Mothers Day is Sunday.  Show Mom some love in song.  Your song choices play just after 9 on WFUV!

Here's what we played:

Cheap Trick "Surrender"

The Intruders "I'll Always Love My Mama"

Merle Haggard "Mama Tried"

The Rolling Stones "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing in the Shadow"

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