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Question of the Day: Feeling Good?

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Don and Robin are not feeling all that well today, and with the weather bringing others down as well, everyone could use a little something to make them feel better. So for today's question we ask: what songs make you feel good? Send us in your song suggestion to morning@wfuv.org or post a comment in the section below.

Here's today's playlist:

1) "Say Hey (I Love You)" - Michael Franti

2) "Jackie Wilson Said" - Van Morrison

3) "Feeling Good Again" - Robert Earl Keane

4) "Here Comes The Sun" - The Beatles

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Question of the Day: The Proverbial Song

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"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise," and "A penny saved is a penny earned" are a couple of the proverbs Ben Franklin collected in Poor Richard's Almanack, first published in 1732 on this date. Ever since, proverbs have had a part in popular songs. Can you think of one? Include your suggestion in the comments below (please include your first name and town).

What we played:


"Early To Bed" - Morphine

"Abscence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder" - Loudon Wainwright III

"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" - The Temptations

"Horse To The Water" (feat. George Harrison) - Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

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Question of the Day: Guitar Riffs

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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is celebrating his 69th birthday today. So, in the Question of the Day we ask for your favorite guitar riffs (as opposed to extended guitar solos), think "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". Include your song suggestion below along with your first name and town.

1. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" -The Rolling Stones 

2. "Johnny B. Good" -Chuck Berry 

3. "Day Tripper" -The Beatles

4. "Impossible Germany" -Wilco 

 

 

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Question of the Day: Songs that Heal

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As we try to make sense of the tragedy that struck the town of Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, many of us turn to music for solace. In the Question of the Day we ask for the songs that have a healing power for you.

Here is today's playlist:

1) "Healing Hands" - Citizen Cope

2) "Climb On (A Back That's Strong)" - Shawn Colvin

3) "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon and Garfunkel

4) "The Healer" - John Lee Hooker featuring Santana

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Question of the Day: Promises

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WFUV's  winter member drive starts tomorrow, I want you to promise yourself that you will make a contribution. So today we're asking for your songs about promises.

1. "Making Promises" -Indigo Girls

2. "I Will" -Alison Krauss

3. "Don't Make Promises" -Tim Hardin

4. "Promsies, Promises" -Dionne Warwick

 

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Question of the Day: She and Him?

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Meg White who was one half of The White Stripes with Jack White, turns 38 today. Today's question of the day is who are your favorite male-female duos. Email us at morning@wfuv.org or post a comment in the section below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "Jackson" - Johnny and June Carter Cash

2. "Life is Large" - The Kennedys

3. "Ain't No Mountain High" - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

4. "Gentle Arms of Eden" - Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer

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Question of the Day: Gravelly, Froggy, Scratchy

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Tom Waits is 63 years young today. Waits is known for his less than smooth voice, and we celebrated his birthday by asking for your favorite gravelly voices just like his. Here were your suggestions in today's Question of the Day. 

1. "Jockey Full of Bourbon," Tom Waits, Rain Dogs

2. "Proud Mary," Ike and Tina Turner, Soul Hits of the '70s

3. "Garden State Stomp," Dave Van Rank, Going Back to Brooklyn

4. "Smokestack Lightning," Howlin' Wolf, Smokestack Lightning 

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Question of the Day: What's Right?

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Dave Brubeck passed away yesterday, the day before his 92nd birthday. There will be a concert in Connecticut this evening celebrating his life. Brubeck has publicly stood up to racism in years when it was still prominent in society. So for that, we ask you guys to send us in song suggestions about justice and standing up for what is right. Email us at morning@wfuv.org or post a comment below!

Here's today's playlist:

"Stand" - The Kennedys

"A Change is Gonna Come" - Otis Redding

"Get Up Stand Up" - Bob Marley

"The Byrds" - Chimes of Freedom

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Question of the Day: Last Chance

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Our Holiday Cheer for 'FUV benefit concert is tonight. That means today is your last chance to get tickets. So, in today's Question of the Day we ask for your song suggestions about last chances. Email us at morning@wfuv.org or add it to the comments below.

What we played:

"Last Dance" - Donna Summer

"The Last Time" - The Rolling Stones

"It's Now Or Never" - Elvis Presley

"Last Chance Texaco" - Rickie Lee Jones

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Question of the Day: Mild or Extra Mild?

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PHOTO CREDIT: DNAinfo/Patrick Michael Hughes

The forecast calls for unseasonably mild temperatures today here in NYC. Let's have a soundtrack to match - unexpectedly mild music. Suggest some mild music by someone you wouldn't expect it from. Enter in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.

 

1. "Winner's Blues" -Sonic Youth

2. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" -Eddie Vedder

3. "Going to California" -Led Zeppelin

4. "We're Going to be Friends" -The White Stripes

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