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Question Of The Day: Bedbugs? On the Subway?

by Morning Show
What's the creepiest thing you've encountered in the New York City Subway system?
With two reports of Bedbugs in the news (first on the N and now on the 7) many New York straphangers are feeling the need for biohazard gear.


Subway songs are welcome, but please, keep it clean :)

Here's what we played:

The Washington Squares "D Train"

Elton John "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"

Petula Clark "Don't Sleep in the Subway"

Question of the Day: Left-Handed?

by Corny O'Connell

It's International Left-Handers Day - a day for lefties to celebrate their sinistrality. It's also a day to raise awareness of the frustrations of being left-handed. Try using a computer mouse or driving a stick shift. Am I right lefties? Anyway, let's celebrate with music by left-handers. I'll spin a set of your suggestions after 9am with my left hand.

Here's what we played:

"Rainy Day, Dream Away" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"Born Under a Bad Sign" - Albert King

"What Does It Mean Now?" - World Party

Question of the Day: Best Mixtape Ever

by Corny O'Connell

It's the one-year anniversary of the first WFUV Mixtape - an hour of your requests with Carmel Holt weekdays at noon.

A mixtape can be a gift to impress a crush, or a soundtrack for a roadtrip, or a lesson in "good music" for a yournger sibling. Have you got a mixtape story? Share it along with an essential mixtape song. We'll put together a mini-mixtape after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Me, Myself & I

by Corny O'Connell
autobiography Shutterstock

Tonight at 9 we've got a session with Jenny Lewis. Her latest album is the 'FUV #NewDig this week. It's an album inspired by events in her own life including the death of her father, a break-up and the ticking of her biological clock. That brings to mind autobiographical songs - those about the artist who wrote and recorded them. Can you think of some good examples? List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Gambling

by Corny O'Connell

Since this has become vice week for the Question of the Day, we'll continue the trend with songs about gambling. I bet you can come up with some. List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"The Lucky One" - Freedy Johnston

"Casino Queen" - Wilco

"Chips Ahoy!" - The Hold Steady

"Viva Las Vegas" - Shawn Colvin

"Ooh Las Vegas" - Gram Parsons

Question of the Day: Love for Sale

by Corny O'Connell
"Olympia" by Manet

Yesterday we asked for songs about addiction and a couple of listeners suggested "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction. It's a song about a drug-addicted prostitute. Taking that as our cue, today we're looking for songs about sex workers - women of the night, streetwalkers. (Yes, we're taking a walk on the wild side.) Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Townes Van Zandt "Tecumseh Valley"

Question of the Day: Addicted to Love

by Corny O'Connell
addiction Shutterstock

Last week when we asked for songs about being sick, several listeners suggested songs about addiction. So let's explore that topic today. There are songs about drug addiction and there are songs that compare love to addiction. Either fit the bill. Let us know what you want to hear in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Aimee Mann "I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up for Christmas"

Jane's Addiction "Jane Says"

Question of the Day: Musical Band Names

by Corny O'Connell
sheet music Shutterstock

Tonight at 9 we've got a session from our studios to get you better acquainted with the band tUnE-yArDs. Despite the unusual use of upper and lowercase letters, the band follows the tradition of using a musical term in its name. That's been done by everyone from the the Chordettes to the Beatles to Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers. Can you think of any others? Note them below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

The Meters "Cissy Strut"

Question of the Day: Say Wha?

by Morning Show
Let's remember Cafe Wha founder Manny Roth, who has died at 95, with classic club moments you may have witnessed (or wished you did!)

Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Cafe Wha has died at 95.  Manny, who was also David Lee Roth's uncle, opened the MacDougal Street basement venue in 1959.  By 1961, 20 year old Bob Dylan was knocking at the door.  Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Allen and Richard Pryor would soon follow.  Countless would-be stars gave it their best shot on the tiny stage, and even the re-formed Van Halen jamme

Question of the Day: Can Sharknado Happen?

by Morning Show
Huffington Post

Okay, so maaaaaaaybe it's not real. We won't insist-and risk jumping our own shark. But the shark does show his pearly whites in song. Name some in honor of the Sharknado phenomenon. We'll spin a set after 9AM. 

Here's what we played:

John Willians "Main Title Jaws"

Bobby Darin "Mack the Knife"

Hall & Oates "Maneater"

Frank Zappa "Mud Shark"