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Question of the Day: Guns in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The 'FUV #NewDig that we're delving into this week in the debut from Trigger Hippy. That triggers WFUV's Question of the Day: What are your favorite songs that mention guns? There are a lot great songs that speak of guns, both literally and metaphorically. Let us know what you want to hear in the comments below and we'll load up a set after 9am.

If you want to have an argument about guns, there are plenty of other websites where you can do that. 

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Last Name Is a First Name

by Corny O'Connell

Over the weekend we learned of the passing of Jack Bruce, vocalist, bassist and songwriter for Cream which also included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. The music they created is among the most enduring and influential in rock history. Listener Kevin from Stamford suggests a Question of the Day in memory of Jack Bruce - artists whose last name can also be a first name. List your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"SWLABR" - Cream (Jack Bruce)

"Trampoline" - Joe Henry

Question of the Day: Bass Lines

by Corny O'Connell

Today we're going to get down to the bottom. Down where the bass gets into a groove. Share your favorite tracks with irresistible bass lines (not your favorite bass players). We'll put together a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Green-Eyed Lady" - Sugarloaf 

"Come Back (Light Therapy) - Josh Rouse 

"Buena" - Morphine 

"Shoot You Down" - APB 

"Pump It Up" - Elvis Costello 

Question of the Day: Keep on Truckin'

by Corny O'Connell
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On rainy days like today navigating the highways and byways can be especially challenging. So let's give it up for the folks who keep things moving no matter the weather - truckers. What are your favorite songs mentioning trucks and truckers? List them below and we'll send out a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"WIllin'" - Little Feat

"Mighty Trucks at Midnight" - Bruce Cockburn

"Semi-Crazy" - Junior Brown with Red Simpson

"Six Days on the Road" - Rig Rock Deluxe

Question of the Day: Standards

by Corny O'Connell
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Annie Lennox is releasing an album of standards today called Nostalgia. It includes timeless classics such as "God Bless the Child," "Summertime," and "The Nearness of You." Who else has delved into the American songbook? Share some of your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Annie Lennox talks with Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis and signs copies of her new CD at Barnes & Noble Union Square 7pm.


Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Cheating

by Corny O'Connell
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You can cheat on a math test. You can cheat in the game of Monopoly. But cheating on a lover is another matter. Infidelity has inspired many a song. What are some of the best ones about being unfaithful? List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Caramel" Suzanne Vega

"Tempted" Squeze

"I Smell a Rat" Patty Griffin

"Who Is He & What Is He To You" Me'Shell Ndegeocello

Question of the Day: Leaf Peeping Soundtrack

by Corny O'Connell

It's leaf peeping season. That's a great reason for a road trip in search of farm-fresh apple cider, old-fashioned doughnuts, and the glorious colors of fall. We'll need a soundtrack for the trip and that's where you come in. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

"Autumn Leaves" - Paula Cole

"Eyes to the Wind" -War on Drugs

"Going up the Country" - Canned Heat

Question of the Day: Friends

by Corny O'Connell
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After last year's sold-out Holiday Cheer for 'FUV concert, we're excited to announce that this year's benefit for WFUV will star Conor Oberst & Friends, on December 8th at the Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow at noon, but you can get yours today 9am-9pm through this presale (password FUVCHEER2014).

Question of the Day: Finger Snapping

by Corny O'Connell
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The Question of the Day should be a snap - songs that feature the sound of finger snapping. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

"I Met Him on a Sunday" -Laura Nyro with LaBelle

"Chapel of Love" - Dixie Cups

"Danny's All-Star Joint" - Rickie Lee Jones

"King of the Road" - Roger Miller