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"

Question of the Day: Coffee

by Corny O'Connell

I need coffee, but I have an upset stomach (#firstworldproblems). So I'm going to try to do the show without my morning dose of caffeine. But that doesn't mean the show will be coffee-free. We'll be serving up your finest coffee songs just after 9am. Add 'em to the suggestions below.

Here's what we played:

Bob Dylan "One More Cup of Coffee"

k. d. lang "Black Coffee"

Mike Doughty "Busting Up a Starbucks"

Question of the Day: Sibling Revelry

by Corny O'Connell

This past year we've certainly had our supply of siblings. Haim, a trio of sisters, made their debut; we discovered the brother/sister act Wild Belle; and The Everly Brothers got some love on Norah Jones' and Billy Joe Armstrong's Foreverly. What other sibling groups are among your favorites? Let us know in the comments below, and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning:

"Swim Until You Can't See Land" - Frightened Rabbit

"Fall At Your Feet" - Crowded House

Question of the Day: Remembering Mandela

by Corny O'Connell

Yesterday Nelson Mandela left us. He left us a better world. He left us inspired to make it even better ourselves. 

After being imprisoned for 27 years, Mandela led the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and became the country's first black president. He died yesterday at his home in Johannesburg at age 95. Today on the WFUV Question of the Day we're remembering Mandela and celebrating his life in song. Please leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: How Did the Band Get Their Name?

by Corny O'Connell

Tonight at 9 we've got a session with the band Luscious Jackson who are making a comeback after a long hiatus. Luscious Jackson took their name from the basketball player Lucious Jackson who earned a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics and won the NBA Championship with the Philadelphia 76ers three years later. Do you know how other bands got their names? Use the comments section below to clue us in and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: What Are You Thankful For?

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Thanksgiving! At WFUV we are so thankful that you listen, that you support the station financially, and that you play the Question of the Day. What are you thankful for this year? Let us know with a song suggestion below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Lennon "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)"

Michael Franti & Spearhead "Life Is Better with You"

Talking Heads "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"

Sister Sledge "We Are Family"