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QOTD

Question of the Day: Heavy Accents

by Corny O'Connell
Warner Bros.

Theater geeks know that today is Eliza Doolittle Day. In My Fair Lady the cockney flower girl learning to speak like a lady sings: 

One evening the king will say,
'Oh Liza, old thing,
I want all of England your praises to sing.
Next week on the twentieth of May,
I proclaim Liza Doolittle Day.'

Question of the Day: Lists

by Corny O'Connell

Lists of songs are everywhere, but what about songs with lists? Conor Oberst sings about "hundreds of ways to get through the day" on his latest Upside Down Mountain - this week's 'FUV #NewDig. Can you come up with a song that mentions a list? Or a song that itemizes anything? Add it to the list in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"The Cheapest Key" - Kathleen Edwards

Question of the Day: Commencement Speaker?

by Corny O'Connell

As I look out at your bright shining faces, I challenge you...to name a singer or musician who would make a good commencement speaker. As you go out into the world, think of whom you would like to give a graduation speech. Leave your suggestion in the comments below and we'll spin a set of those artists after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Bonnie Raitt "The Road's My Middle Name"

Bruce Springsteen "Growin' Up"

Talking Heads (David Byrne) "Once in a Lifetime"

U2 (Bono) "Get on Your Boots"

Question Of The Day: Cat Hero

by Morning Show

The news has been swirling with surveillance video of a cat who saved a little boy from a mean dog.  Today we're talking all about unlikely heros.  Tell us an artist who people would be surprised to learn is your musical hero and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

The Cure "Love Cats"

Fountains Of Wayne "Action Hero"

Lou Reed "What's Good"

Rodriguez "Sugar Man"

Neil Young "Let's Roll"

Question of the Day: Eyewear

by Corny O'Connell

May is Healthy Vision Month and that's all the excuse we need to focus on artists known for their eyewear: glasses...sunglasses...does anyone rock a monocle? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll see whom we can play after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories "Stay"

Elton John "Bennie and the Jets"

Elvis Costello "Watching the Detectives"

Buddy Holly "Rave On"

Ray Charles "Hit the Road Jack"

Question of the Day: Duos

by Corny O'Connell
Warner Bros.

Turn Blue the new album from The Black Keys is the 'FUV #NewDig this week. The Black Keys are Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach. Auerbach talks about the new album tonight at nine on WFUV. This morning we're asking for other duos that are your favorites. Tell us in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Bird & The Bee "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"

She & Him "Ridin' in My Car"

Question of the Day: Mothers Day

by Morning Show

Mothers Day is Sunday.  Show Mom some love in song.  Your song choices play just after 9 on WFUV!

Here's what we played:

Cheap Trick "Surrender"

The Intruders "I'll Always Love My Mama"

Merle Haggard "Mama Tried"

The Rolling Stones "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing in the Shadow"

Question of the Day: Hump Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Wednesday - Hump Day, so we're asking for your favorite songs about camels copulating on a hill. No? How about songs about knocking boots, getting it on, making whoopee - songs with euphemistic terms for that thing when two (or more) consenting adults really like each other. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Dr. John with Rickie Lee Jones "Makin' Whoopee!"

Grace Jones "Pull Up to the Bumper"

Flight of the Conchords "Business Time"

Question of the Day: Accordions

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the start of Accordions Around the World - the after-work Tuesday summer music series in Bryant Park. That gives us the excuse to request your favorite song featuring the accordion, harmonium, concertina, bandoneon or the like. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll squeeze in a set after 9am.

Here's what we played today

The Rolling Stones "Backstreet Girl"

The Felice Brothers "Frankie's Gun!"

Question of the Day: Cinco de Mayo

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is not just an excuse to sell Corona beer and Tostitos. It's a celebration of the victory by Mexican forces over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It's also our excuse to request your favorite song in Spanish (Mexican roots preferred). Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"Cumbia de los Muertos" - Ozomatli 

"(Hey Baby) Que Pasó" - Texas Tornados

"Se A Cabo" - Santana