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Question of the Day: Bowing to the Inevitable?

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Claudia has finally given in and started tweeting. She's got mixed feelings about it, but It's kinda part of the job of a DJ.  We're wondering whether you're into the Twitterverse?  Is it just another time sucker or an important source of information and entertainment?  Who do you follow?  And, of course, is there a song that expresses your thoughts on the matter?  Share 'em all here in the 'FUV Question of the Day.

What we played:

"T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do" - Fats Waller (1922)

"(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding, The Dock of the Bay (1968)

"Rockin' Robin" - The Jackson 5/Michael Jackson , Got to Be There (1972)

"Too Much Information" - The Police, Ghost In The Machine (1981)

"I Will Follow" - U2, Boy (1980)

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Question of the Day: Did I Hear You Correctly?

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There are entire websites devoted to lyrics we misunderstood, but let's face it, there are also entire songs we don't get.  What are they about?  The worst (or best) are the ones we sing along with - having no idea what we're singing about.  We're not afraid to admit.  What about you?  Any songs you sing that you simply don't get?  Share 'em in today's FUV Question of the Day.

1) "Iko Iko" - The Dixie Cups, The Big Easy Soundtrack

2) "I Zimbra" - Talking Heads, Fear of Music

3) "Brimful of Asha" - Cornershop, When I Was Born For the 7th Time

4) "Doctor Wu" - Steely Dan, Katy Lied

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Question of the Day: Escape!

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Claudia is heading to Vermont for to see the colors and sip some cider this weekend.  What about you?  Where do you go to get away from it all?  What is it you'd like to escape?  Wait.  Maybe we don't want to know.  Anyway..... Songs of escape in today's Question of the Day. 

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Question of the Day: October Surprise?

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What's better than a baseball playoff heating up in late innings?  Weeeell, funny you should ask.  Because tonight is the Vice Presidential Debate.  Do you care?  Are you busy watching baseball?  Who's your team, what's on YOUR mind and do you have a song to reflect it?  Are we gonna see a Bay Bridge World Series? Or are you thinking of something else entirely? Share your song here in the QUESTION OF THE DAY.

Here is today's playlist:

1) "Willie Mays is Up at Bat" - Chuck Prophet, Temple Beautiful

2) "Right or Wrong" - Joe Jackson, Big World

3) "I Need A Dollar" - Aloe Blacc, Good Things

4) "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" - Linda Rondstadt, Heart Like A Wheel

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Question of the Day: I'm Too Sexy for the Radio

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Back when Rock and Roll was born - the music was known to incite riots.  And yes, some of it was banned from the public airwaves.  But Monster Mash?  Yup.  Banned 50 years ago today.  So we're doing a set of songs to that couldn't be played back in the day.  How well do you know your music history?  Without a websearch, that is....

 

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Question of the Day: Parades?

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Columbus Day is today, which means NYC will be having one of its biggest parades of the year. Are they too loud and annoying, or are they just the right amount of party? We ask you for songs about parades in today's Question of the Day!

Celebrate Columbus Day with today's playlist!:

1) "The Street Parade" - The Clash, Sandinista!

2) "Love March" - Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Keep On Moving

3) "Go to the Mardi Gras" - Professor Longhair, City of Dreams: A Collection of New Orleans Music

4) "Night Parade" - Robbie Robertson, Storyville

5) "Ramshackle Day Parade" - Joe Strummer & The Mescelaros, Streetcore

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Question of the Day: A Man for All Reasons

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Sometimes he's growling and prowling. Sometimes he's romantic as can be. Whether John Hiatt is acoustic or electric, he can hang his guitar at our place. As he releases his latest CD (Mystic Pinball) we celebrate all the colors of Hiatt's music and play a set of your favorites in today's Question of the Day.

What we played:

"Lincoln Town" - Crossing Muddy Waters, 2000

"Buffalo River Home" - Perfectly Good Guitar, 1993

"My Baby Blue" - Beneath This Gruff Exterior, 2003

"Bring Back Your Love To Me" - Stolen Moments, 1990

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Question of the Day: You Want Me to See A What?!

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Did you ever have a friend, sibling, co-worker or (shudder) boss whom you WISH would get some therapy?  Yeah, we thought so.  Since today is National Psychotherapy Day, we thought we'd do our part to help the cause of removing the stigma of 'getting some professional help'.  We welcome your input and your songs in today's Question of the Day.

1. "Retrieval of You" -Minus 5, Down with Wilco

2. "She's Got A Problem" -Foutains of Wayne, Fountains of Wayne

3. "Crazy" -Ray Lamontagne, Crazy

4. "Crazy' -Patsy Cline, Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters

5. "Twisted" -Lambert, Hendrix, and Ross, Everybody's Boppin'

 

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Question of the Day: Send a Message to the World

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The UN General Assembly returns to town today... bringing frozen zones with it.  But beyond the traffic hassles... what DOES the UN accomplish?  And if you could give them some marching orders... what would they be?  Send a message to the UN ... in song, of course, in today's FUV Question of the Day.

Want to know what we played?

1. "Ain't Wastin Time No More" - Allman Brothers, Eat A Peach

2."Get Up Stand Up" - Bob Marley, Legend

3."Let's Go Get Stoned" - Ray Charles, Ray

4."Give Me Love" - George Harrison, Living in the Material World

 

 

 

 

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Question of the Day: Fall Favorites

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There's something sad about the fall.  Well, lots of things.  But, dang it, we're going to celebrate start of the autumn (officially tomorrow morning) with a set of you songs about the changing leaves and changing seasons.

Interested in what we played? 

1. "Bonfire," Rhett Miller, Rhett Miller 

2. "Septmber in the Rain," Frank Sinatra, Sinatra Swingin' Sessions 4

3. "Autumn in New York," Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Louis and Ella Again! 

4. "Love You in the Fall," Paul Westerburg, Open Season

 

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