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QOTD

Question of the Day: Horses in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The Central Park Horse Show makes its debut in the heart of Manhattan today through Sunday. Events include show jumping, dressage and even a polo match. Look for Bruce Springsteen's daughter, Jessica, among the competitors. To get us in the mood we need a set of songs mentioning horses. List them below and we'll spin a few after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Rolling Stones "Wild Horses"

Slaid Cleaves "Horses and Divorces"

Question of the Day: Initials

by Corny O'Connell

Today the King of the Blues, B.B. King, turns 89 years old. He was born Riley B. King, but while performing on WDIA radio in Memphis, he was known as Beale Street Blues Boy. That was soon shortened to Blues Boy King and eventually B.B. King. Your challenge today is to come up with other artists that are known by their initials. That could be for a first, middle or last name. Groups that use initials aren't what we're looking for, just individuals. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

B.B. King "Think It Over"

Question of the Day: Rock-a-bye, Baby

by Corny O'Connell

Listen tonight at 9 for Dennis Elsas' conversation with Robert Plant. Plant's latest lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar is this week's 'FUV #NewDig. It also gives us an excuse to put together a set of songs that would be good lullabies. Rest your suggestions in the comments below and we'll drift off after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Beatles "Blackbird"

Question of the Day: Honey

by Corny O'Connell

Here in New York City it's Honey Week - featuring beekeeping classes, honey-themed dinners, apiary tours, and cluminating in Honey Fest tomorrow at Rockaway Boardwalk. Let's collect your favorite "honey" songs in the comments below. We'll spin a set of sticky sweetness after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Fiona Apple "Slow Like Honey"

The Jesus and Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"

Question of the Day: Remembering September 11th

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As we look back, think about what's happened since, and look ahead, what songs come to mind? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Hiatt "New York Had Her Heart Broke"

Joan Osborne "Love's in Need of Love Today"

Brinsley Schwarz "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"

The Kinks "Better Things"

Question of the Day: Play That Funky Music

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the birthdate of Isaac Funk who with Adam Wagnalls gave us Funk & Wagnalls dictionary and encyclopedia. Tragically Funk died in 1912, well before he could get down to the music that would bear his name. By way of historical revisionism, we honor the man (who never went to Funkytown) with your requests. We'll choose the funkiest for a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine" - James Brown

"Bring The Funk" - Ben Harper

"Do Yourself a Faver" - Jamie Lidell

Question of the Day: Is That What You're Wearing?

by Corny O'Connell

Fashion Week is underway in New York City. It's a parade of runway shows, glitterati and glamorous parties. Are you a dedicated follower of fashion? Or more of a JCPennyista? Either way we need a collection of songs for fashion week. Sketch out your ideas below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Bob Dylan "Leopard-skin Pill-box Hat"

Chrissie Hynde "Dark Sunglasses"

The Neighborhood "Sweater Weather"

Question of the Day: School Days

by Corny O'Connell
NYC Department of Transportation, flickr

The new school year brings to mind classes and classmates, homeroom and homework - and for us, songs. Your assignment today is to list your favorite songs about school in the comments below. We'll give a presentation after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Lulu "To Sir With Love"

Steely Dan "My Old School"

Muddy Waters "Good Morning Little School Girl"

Rockpile "Teacher Teacher"

The Police "Don't Stand So Close to Me"

Question of the Day: Redheads

by Corny O'Connell
http://www.roodharigen.nl/

Today and this weekend thousands of redheads from all over the world are celebrating the color of their hair at the Redhead Days in Breda, Netherlands. That's all the excuse we need to ask for your favorite musical redheads. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Patty Griffin "One Big Love"

Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"

Bonnie Raitt "Tangled and Dark"

Adele "Right as Rain"