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QOTD

Question of the Day: Are You Ready?

by Corny O'Connell

Are you ready for the impending blizzard? The forecast calls for snow accumulations of 18-24", possible power outages and nearly impossible travel for tomorrow. You know it's gonna be bad when the only things left on the supermarket shelves are Krasdale cookies and Genesee Cream Ale. Let's get ready this morning with your favorite "ready" songs. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"I'm Getting Ready" by Michael Kiwanuka 

"Get Ready" by The Temptations 

Question of the Day: Short Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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It's WFUV's shortened member drive. We're trying to raise the money we need in a shorter amount of time. Please take a couple of minutes to make a contribution here or call 877-938-8907. And please share a short song in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"And We Bid You Goodnight" by Grateful Dead 0:36

"Her Majesty" by The Beatles 0:23

"Mercedes Benz" by Janis Joplin 1:45 

Question of the Day: Months in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The Decemberists' new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is yours as an extra bonus gift when you support WFUV today. Contribute $100 or more here or call 877-938-8907. In light of this Decemberists offer, let's have your favorite songs that mention any months of the year. Share them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Simon and Garfunkel - "April Come She Will"

Counting Crows - "A Long December"

Question of the Day: Lying Liars and the Lies They Tell

by Corny O'Connell
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For today's Question of the Day we're wondering - have you been lied to recently? Or perhaps you were the one being dishonest. Lying happens a lot, especially in song. So we're asking for you favorite songs about lying, liars and lies. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Sound of Lies" The Jayhawks

"Lies" J.J. Cale

"Lie to Me" Jonny Lang

"Lies" The Knickerbockers

Question of the Day: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Corny O'Connell

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the WFUV Question of the Day let's have your song suggestions to mark the day. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"People Get Ready" by The Impressions 

"Get Up, Stand Up" by Bob Marley and The Wailers 

"None of Us Are Free" by Solomon Burke

"Love's in Need of Love Today" by Stevie Wonder 

Question of the Day: Belt it Out

by Corny O'Connell

Ethel Merman, star of stage and screen, was born on this date in 1908. So for the Question of the Day we're looking for other singers like Merman with booming, belting voices. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Smith - "Baby, It's You"

Etta James - "Something's Got a Hold On Me"

Florence + the Machine - "Dog Days are Over"

Martin Sexton - "Freedom of the Road"

Question of the Day: Musical Movie Moments

by Corny O'Connell
Universal Pictures

With the Oscar nominations coming out today, we'd like your nominations for the best musical moments in movies ever. What songs for you are forever linked to scenes from films? Tell us the song and scene/film in the comments below. We'll roll them after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Wise Up" by Aimee Mann Magnolia 

"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli The Deer Hunter 

"Stuck In The Middle With You" by Steelers Wheel Reservoir Dogs 

Question of the Day: T Bone Burnett

by Corny O'Connell

Today T Bone Burnett celebrates his 67th birthday. Burnett has produced the likes of Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, as well as Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes and the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou? The brand new albums from The Punch Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens add to the list. To celebrate, we're asking for anything Burnett has had a hand in. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Doing Time

by Corny O'Connell

It was on this date in 1968 that Johnny Cash performed for 2,000 inmates at Folsom State Prison in California. The performances were released as the album At Folsom Prison and hit number one on the Billboard Country chart. The album included the hit "Folsom Prison Blues." What other songs about prison and jail can you come up with? List them below and we'll put together a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Hold On" Amy Correia

"Mama Tried" Grateful Dead

"Chain Gang" Sam Cooke