QOTD

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
www.whitehouse.gov

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

Question of the Day: Wolves

by Corny O'Connell
wolves/moon Shutterstock

Tonight's full moon is the wolf moon. The howls of hungry wolves can be heard from afar in the cold January air. And that gives us the perfect excuse to hear songs populated by wolves. Leave your suggestions in the comments below. We'll pick from the pack after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Ben Howard "The Wolves"

Grateful Dead "Dire Wolf"

Patty Larkin "Wolf At The Door"

Los Lobos "Will The Wolf Survive?"

Question of the Day: Am I Awake?

by Corny O'Connell

Last night I stayed up past my bedtime to catch Rosanne Cash live from Rockwood Music Hall on WFUV. Rosanne's new release The River & the Thread is the WFUV #NewDig. It was so worth it to give up some sleep for Rosanne's performance, but right about now I could use a nap. And for the Question of the Day we need songs about sleep and being tired. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Rosanne Cash "I'm Only Sleeping"

Question of the Day: Money in Song?

by Corny O'Connell
money/keyboard image via Shutterstock

Rosanne Cash performs live at 8 tonight on WFUV for an audience of our marquee members. Rosanne also has a new album The River & The Thread which you can stream until its release tomorrow. All this gives us an excuse to ask for songs about cash, money, coinage, etc. Deposit your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a stack after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning:

"Money (That's What I Want)" - The Flying Lizards

Question of the Day: Pants in Song?

by Corny O'Connell

This Sunday is the No Pants Subway Ride. You can participate here in New York where the event started in 2002 or in any of the dozens of other cities around the world where riders go sans slacks. You can also participate in the Question of the Day by suggesting a song about pants, shorts, jeans or the like. Drop 'em in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Michael Penn "No Myth"

Derek and The Dominos "Bell Bottom Blues"

Question of the Day: Revenge

by Corny O'Connell

It turns out that Gov. Chris Christie's aides did orchestrate the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September as political payback against the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie for re-election. But their business is politics; ours is running a music show. So for today's Question of the Day, we're looking for songs about payback, revenge and retaliation. Leave them in the comments below - or else. We'll spin a set after 9am.