Question of the Day: Cold Enough for You?

by Corny O'Connell

Since yesterday morning the temperature in New York City has dropped more than 50 degrees. We hit a record low 4º this morning and we'll barely get to double digits with a biting wind adding to the chill. So today we're asking for "cold" songs, in any sense of the word. Leave your suggestions in the comments below zero and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Kings in Song?

by Corny O'Connell
Timothy Krause

Today is the 12th day of Christmas, as the song goes, otherwise known as Epiphany, Dia de Los Reyes, or Three Kings Day. Watch for camels on parade and celebrations throughout New York City. We're using it as an excuse to ask for your favorite songs that mention kings. You're sure to come with one or two if you put your thinking crown on. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

"Old King" - Neil Young

"King of Pain" - The Police

"I'm a King Bee" - Slim Harpo

Question of the Day: Holiday Music

by Corny O'Connell
Charles Schulz

There is a music more contentious than rap, more polarizing than Bob Dylan. Yes, we speak of holiday music - Christmas music. It comes around once a year, but even that is too much for some to bear. For others Christmas music brings fond memories of childhood and is essential to tree trimming and holiday get-togethers. However you feel, can you suggest your favorite (or most tolerated) holiday song in the comments below? We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Tim Minchin "White Wine In The Sun"

Question of the Day: Happy Festivus!

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Festivus! Yes, it's a Festivus for the rest of us - the holiday popularized by Seinfeld. Let's set up the aluminum pole, have the airing of grievances and the feats of strength. For the WFUV Question of the Day, we'll focus on the airing of grievances. Suggest a song that does just that and we'll spin a set after 9am. Don't disappoint me this year, leave your song suggestions in the comments below.

Here's what we played:

"Married with Children" - Oasis

Question of the Day: Music to Skate By

by Corny O'Connell
Prospect Park Alliance

Today is the official opening of a huge new skating center in Prospect Park. The LeFrak Center has two rinks: a covered rink for winter ice skating that transforms into a roller rink in the warmer months, and an uncovered rink that converts into a family-friendly water play feature. So strap on your skates and give us your personal soundtrack for gliding on the ice.

Question of the Day: Birds

by Corny O'Connell

Tonight at 9 we've got Andrew Bird (and guest Tift Merritt) in an intimate concert for WFUV's marquee members. That got us to thinking about songs mentioning birds. There's a whole gaggle of them to choose from. Lay a few in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell "There Goes Mavis"

Neville Brothers "Bird On A Wire"

It's A Beautiful Day "White Bird"

Question of the Day: Happy 70th to Keith Richards

by Corny O'Connell

Keith Richards, lead guitarist and founding member of The Rolling Stones, turns 70 years old today. We're celebrating with your favorite tracks featuring Keith with the Stones, any side projects and any covers by others of the Stones.

Here's what we played:

Tom Waits with Keith Richards "Shenandoah"

The Rolling Stones "Happy"

Keith Richards "Run Rudolph Run"

Nils Lofgren "Keith Don't Go"

Question of the Day: This Note's for You

by Corny O'Connell

You won't hear commercials on WFUV, but from time to time you'll hear a song that you recognize from a TV commercial. It's become routine for bands and record labels to turn to commercials to get exposure for their music. What are some of your favorite examples of that? Use the comments below to pitch us on a favorite song from a commercial. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Today's Question of the Day was suggested by WFUV listener Paul from Wilton, CT

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Oh, Dear!

by Corny O'Connell

Oh, dear! It's the season of reindeer - Comet, Cupid, Rudolph and all the others. But before we dust off the Christmas music, let's play some other songs that are dear to us - songs with "dear" in the lyrics. Give us a song with that term of endearment in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Bad Santa

by Corny O'Connell

How many Santas can you fit into one bar? Find out tomorrow during the world's largest pub crawl of festively adorned Santas and elves known as Santacon. The event has come under fire for its over-the-top public intoxication. So, organizers have made a point of urging restraint this year. Which brings us to our question of the day - Got a favorite song about getting drunk? Plop it right down in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Ted Hawkins "There Stands the Glass"