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Question of the Day: Two

by Corny O'Connell

Songs have reminded us that two's company and three's a crowd. They've told us that two hearts beat as one. Two is an important number in matters of the heart and in song.  Can you come up with a song or two that mentions the number "two"? Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

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Question of the Day: Rockin' and Rollin'

by Corny O'Connell

The New York International Auto Show is town this week. Who doesn't love wandering around the Javitz Center with a plastic bag full of brochures, ogling the spokesmodels? In any event, we're marking the ocassion with your favorite songs about cars. Park a few in the comments below and we'll take them for a spin after 9am.

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Here's what we played

Janis Joplin "Mercedes Benz"

Question of the Day: Earth Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Earth Day, a day to be mindful of our environment and to take action to protect it. What song would you like to hear for Earth Day? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Mayall "Nature's Disappearing"

The Beatles "Mother Nature's Son"

Bruce Cockburn "If a Tree Falls"

Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"

Question of the Day: Real-Life Events

by Corny O'Connell

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxer whose murder conviction was overturned after serving nearly 20 years in prison, died yesterday of prostate cancer. Carter, whose story inspired a Denzel Washington film, was 76. His story also inspired Bob Dylan to write the song "Hurricane" based on the events of the murder and trial. What other songs come to mind that are based on actual events? Let us know in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Randy Newman "Louisiana 1972"

Question of the Day: That Ol' Time Religion

by Corny O'Connell
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It's Holy Week and whether you're religious or not, what better time to delve into music with roots in gospel and spirituals. Some of our favorite artists got their start singing in church. With that in mind, what song or artist would you like to hear? Offer it up in the comments below and we'll go to church after 9am. 

Here's what we played

George Harrison "My Sweet Lord"

Al Green "Take Me To The River"

The Edwin Hawkins Singers "Oh Happy Day"

Melanie "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)"

Question of the Day: Film & TV Theme Songs

by Corny O'Connell

Henry Mancini was born 90 years ago today. He composed numerous TV and movie theme songs including the themes to The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn and "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. So today we're looking for some of your favorite theme songs from film and television. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played

Sarah Vaughan "Peter Gunn"

Johnny Rivers "Secret Agent Man"

Harry Nilsson "Everybody's Talking"

Question of the Day: Tax Day

by Corny O'Connell

Subtract line 17 from line 16, if zero or less enter -0-. Also enter the result on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 20, or Form 1040NR, Schedule A, line 6, except if you checked "Yes" on item 2, see Publication 592 Exemption for Tax Form Induced Insanity...

On this April 15th how do you feel about paying taxes? Can you express that in the form of a song? Leave your suggestion in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

James Brown "I Got You (I Feel Good)"

Question of the Day: Blood Moon

by Corny O'Connell

If you're up in the wee hours of the night tonight, you may catch a reddish full moon - a blood moon. That's the effect as the moon passes completely into the earth's shadow. Unfortunately, the forecast calls for clouds and rain overnight, but there will be three more blood moons in the next 18 months. To mark the occasion we're playing your favorite moon songs. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.