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Question of the Day: This Note's for You

by Corny O'Connell

The CLIO Awards, the most prestigious awards in advertising, were given out last night in New York City. Of course, you won't hear commercial ads on WFUV, but from time to time you'll hear a song that you recognize from a TV commercial. It's become routine for bands and record labels to turn to commercials to get exposure for their music. What are some of your favorite examples of that? Pitch them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Beards

by Corny O'Connell
Zack Galifianakis Shutterstock

It's Zack Galifianakis' 45th birthday. He's best known as the host of Between Two Ferns and star of the Hangover movies. He's also got one of the most righteous beards this side of the 19th century. Who else has rocked a beard that you'd like to rock to this morning? List them below and we'll spin a set of the hirsute after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

"How Come" - Ray LaMontagne

"The Wheel" - Jerry Garcia

"Love Don't Leave Me Waiting" - Glen Hansard

Question of the Day: Double Albums

by Corny O'Connell

Today Lucinda Williams releases her first double album*, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone. It's the 'FUV #NewDig so we'll be delving into it throughout the week. What are some of your favorite double albums on vinyl or CD? List them below and we'll spin a few after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals "Let It Ride" Cold Roses

Little Feat "Fat Man in the Bathtub" Waiting for Columbus

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"