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Question of the Day: #2

by Corny O'Connell

It was a storybook ending for Derek Jeter's final game last night at Yankee Stadium. The Captain drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth and the stadium erupted in celebration. The man who wore #2 for twenty years as a Yankee has been one of the most talented, hardest-working and classiest guys in the game. In honor of his career we'll feature songs that mention the number "two". List your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

The Jayhawks "Two Angels"

Question of the Day: Rainy Days and Thursdays?

by Corny O'Connell

Rainy days and Mondays may get you down, but it's Thursday. So, we're definitely not gonna let today's rain get us down. We're going to celebrate it in song. Give us your favorite songs that mention rain and we'll stomp in the puddles just after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Ronettes "Walking in the Rain"

John Hiatt "Feels Like Rain"

Neko Case "Buckets of Rain"

Ann Peebles "I Can't Stand the Rain"

Travis "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?"

Question of the Day: Autumnal Sounds

by Corny O'Connell

The air is crisper, the days are shorter, and farmers markets are selling pumpkins - fall is finally here. What songs get you in the mood for sweater weather? List your favorite autumnal songs in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Autumn in New York" - Billie Holiday

"When the Leaves Come Falling Down" - Van Morrison

"Harvest Time" - The Clientele

"Autumn Sweater" - Yo La Tengo

Question of the Day: David Bowie Is

by Corny O'Connell
Nathan Keay, © The David Bowie Archive. Courtesy of the MCA Chicago

The mayor of Chicago has declared today David Bowie Day for the opening of David Bowie Is at the Museum of Contemporary Art. This touring exhibition includes hand-written lyrics, original costumes, set designs and rare performance material from the past five decades.

Question of the Day: Staying Together

by Corny O'Connell
staying together Shutterstock

With yesterday's vote the people of Scotland have decided that they are better together with the rest of the U.K. And who are we to judge? So here's to working it out, making up, and staying together. Let's send them a set of your song suggestions. List your favorites below and we'll do that after 9am.

Richard Thompson with Teddy Thompson "Persuasion"

Michael Franti & Spearhead "Life Is Better with You"

The Beatles "We Can Work It Out"

Al Green "Let's Stay Together"

Question of the Day: Horses in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The Central Park Horse Show makes its debut in the heart of Manhattan today through Sunday. Events include show jumping, dressage and even a polo match. Look for Bruce Springsteen's daughter, Jessica, among the competitors. To get us in the mood we need a set of songs mentioning horses. List them below and we'll spin a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Rolling Stones "Wild Horses"

Slaid Cleaves "Horses and Divorces"

Question of the Day: Initials

by Corny O'Connell

Today the King of the Blues, B.B. King, turns 89 years old. He was born Riley B. King, but while performing on WDIA radio in Memphis, he was known as Beale Street Blues Boy. That was soon shortened to Blues Boy King and eventually B.B. King. Your challenge today is to come up with other artists that are known by their initials. That could be for a first, middle or last name. Groups that use initials aren't what we're looking for, just individuals. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

B.B. King "Think It Over"