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Question of the Day: What's Your Bliss?

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Today we celebrate the birthday anniversary of famous mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell. Perhaps most famous for his phrase "follow your bliss," Campbell was a proponent of finding and following one's passions in life. "If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living." So, this morning we want to know: what's your bliss? Can you say it in a song? Leave us a track in the comments below!

Here's what we played!

1. "Warmth of the Sun" - The Beach Boys

2. "Talkin Baseball" - Terry Cashman

3. "Vinyl Records" - Todd Snider

4. "Our House" - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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Question of the Day: Protest Songs?

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What protest song moved you the most?

Two historic protest events, one from the heart of the 1960s Civil Rights Era, and another from the Vietnam years, happened on this day.
 
Martin Luther King led the March on Montgomery on March 25 1965, fighting for voting rights for African Americans in the troubled deep south.
 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono used the media circus that surrounded their March 1969 honeymoon to their advantage, conducting anti-war protest with humor in their "Bed-In For Peace" in Amsterdam.
 
In each event, peaceful protest put the message across.
 

Protest songs quickly moved from coffee houses to campuses to the American Hit Parade.  The tradition continues today.   WFUV invites you to name your favorite.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "People Have the Power" - Patti Smith

2. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" - Phil Ochs

3 "One Guitar" - Wilie Nile

4. "Eve of Destruction" - Barry McGuire

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Question of the Day: Artists You've Met

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Have you ever had the chance to meet one of your favorite musicians? Tell us who you've met. Share your story in the comment section below, or email us at Morning@WFUV.org. We'll play a set of these artists this morning.

What we played:
Eric Clapton "Hello Old Friend"
Harry Chapin "Taxi"
Tom Waits "Step Right Up"
Little Richard "Lucille"
 

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Question of the Day: Doing Time?

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The infamous Alcatraz Fderal Penitentiary, isolated on an island in San Franciso Bay, closed it's doors 50 years ago on this date in 1963. Among those "The Rock" held were Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly and Robert Stroud "The Birdman of Alcatraz". This got us to thinking of all the songs there are about jail and prison. What would you like to hear? Let us know in the comments below

Elvis Presley, "Jailhouse Rock"

The Clash, "I Fought The Law"

Johnny Cash, "Folsom Prison Blues"

The Pretenders, "Back On The Chain Gang" 

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Question of the Day: What Does Spring Mean To You?

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Today is the first day of spring, even if the weather hasn't completely come around.  So for today's Question of the Day we want to hear your songs that answer the question: What does spring mean to you? Write your song in the comments below or email us at morning@wfuv.org

What we played:

"Windows Are Rolled Down" - Amos Lee

"Daydream" - The Lovin' Spoonful

"Cherry Blossom Girl" - Air

"April Come She Will" - Simon & Garfunkel

 

 

 

 

 

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Question of the Day: Hello!

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Carmel Holt, who has filled in from time to time, starts her first day as an official WFUV DJ 10am - 2pm. Help us welcome Carmel with your favorite "hello" songs. Send us an email to morning@wfuv.org or leave us a comment in the section below, and be sure to leave your name and town.

Here is today's playlist:

1. "Hello, Dolly" - Louis Armstrong

2. "Hello Goodbye" - The Beatles

3. "Hello it's Me" - Todd Rundgren

4. "Hello Again" - Raul Malo

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Question of the Day: Trains

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Casey Jones, the train engineer who inspired many a song, was born on this date in 1864. His story has become legendary, but he was a real hero. Jones died with his hand on the brake of his train as it collided with another, thus saving his crew. What are your favorite train songs? Tell us in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.

Here's todays's playlist:

1. "City of New Orleans" - Arlo Guthrie

2. "Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips

3. "Love Train" - The O'Jays

4. "Casey Jones" - The Grateful Dead

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Question of the Day: Songs With A Sweet Tooth?

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Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks was supposed to go into effect today, but a New York State judge overturned the ban. How do you feel about it?  Send us a song with "sugar" in the lyrics. Email us at morning@wfuv.org or post it in the comments below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "Sugar Magnolia" - The Grateful Dead

2. "Sugar Sugar" - The Archies

3. "Sugar Buzz" - kd lang

4. "Brown Sugar" - The Rolling Stones

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Question of the Day: Workout Songs?

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 It's finally warm enough to exercise outside. Whether you've been walking, running, biking, or just doing your own thing, we hope you've been able to enjoy the weather outside for a little. Today's Question of the Day: What is your favorite music for exercising? Send us your suggestions via email at morning@wfuv.org or post in the section below.

Here is today's playlist:

1. "How You Like Me Now" - The Heavy

2. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" - The Kinks

3. "Lust for Life"- Iggy Pop

4. "You Get What You Give" - The New Radicals

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Question of the Day: Who's Calling?

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We've come a long way with our smart phone technology since Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone on this date in 1876. This morning we're looking for songs about phones, calls, and the like in the Question of the Day.

 

1. Jim Croce, "Operator" 

2. Steely Dan, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"

3. Wilson Pickett, "634-5789"

4. Blondie, "Call Me"

 

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