Question of the Day: Pictures

by Corny O'Connell
Frannie Liebovitz

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How many words in a typical song? Maybe 250? That means a picture is worth four songs. It's simple math (simple logic, too). So I'll pick four of your suggestions for songs about pictures/photos. Expose your thoughts in the comments below and I'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Remembering Pete Seeger

by Corny O'Connell
Gus Philippas

Pete Seeger died yesterday at the age of 94. He was at the forefront of the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s. His music influenced generations of fans and musicians including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Seeger, who lived in Beacon, New York, was a life-long advocate for environmental causes including the health of the Hudson River. He helped organize Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival - the annual festival that helps to preserve and protect the river.

Question of the Day: Loser

by Corny O'Connell

At last night's Grammy Awards the winners included Daft Punk, Lorde, Gary Clark, Jr., Vampire Weekend, Pharrell Williams, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Civil Wars, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl. Congratulations to them all.

But enough about winners. Let's give it up for the losing losers we find in so many songs. Leave your "losing" song in the comments below and we'll pick a few winners losers to play after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

Question of the Day: Chill Out Music

by Corny O'Connell
sleep/snow Shutterstock

The temperatures this week have been absolutely bone-chilling. But we've made it to Friday and the weekend is in sight. Time to relax with your favorite chill-out music - music to melt your troubles away. Suggest a song that does just that. We'll mellow down easy with a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"Destiny" - Zero 7 

"Angel" - Jimi Hendrix

"Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones

"Can't Do a Thing (To Stop Me)" - Chris Isaak 

Question of the Day: Signature Songs

by Corny O'Connell

It's John Hancock's birthdate - just the excuse we need to ask for signature songs. Some artists are so closely identified with particular songs that those have become their signature songs. Inscribe them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Etta James "At Last"

Roy Orbison "Oh, Pretty Woman"

Lou Reed "Walk On The Wild Side"

Isaac Hayes "Theme From 'Shaft'"

Question of the Day: White Stuff

by Corny O'Connell

Central Park got 11 inches of the white stuff last night. Scarsdale, NY got 12" and Manalapan, NJ got 15.5". So it's whiter than mayonnaise on Wonder Bread today. Let's have your favorite "white" songs. And we don't mean "Pat Boone" white. We mean "Knights in White Satin" white. Shovel them into the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Billy Idol "White Wedding"

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five "White Lines"

Question of the Day: Stockpiling?

by Corny O'Connell

It's time for our weekly snow storm here in the New York City area. This time we're expecting 6-12 inches. Don't forget to rush to the supermarket in a panic to stock up on anything that's left on the shelves. Which leads us to the question: what items are essential for you to ride out the storm? Coffee? Booze? Cookies? Let us know in the comments below along with an appropriate song. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Bill Morrissey "Birches"

John Lee Hooker "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"

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.

p.s. You can turn a day off into a "day on." Learn more about making MLK day a day of service

Here's what we played this morning: 

"Like a King" - Ben Harper

"Sister Rosa" - The Neville Brothers 

Question of the Day: Women Over 50

by Corny O'Connell

First Lady Michelle Obama is celebrating her 50th birthday today. She's been getting a lot of attention from the press as she reaches that milestone. The big birthday bash is slated for tomorrow at the White House. Now, in the world of music who are some of your favorite ladies over 50? We'll spin a set of them after 9am.

Here's what we played today:

"Down in Mississippi" - Mavis Staples

"Lines Around Your Eyes" - Lucinda Williams

"Space Oddity" - Natalie Merchant

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:

Simon and Garfunkel "Mrs. Robinson" The Graduate

The Cars "Moving in Stereo" Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "American Girl" Silence Of The Lambs