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The Fox! A feisty little animal that happens to be the subject of today's Cool Kids segment. Not to be confused with Ylvis' "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)", this song is a traditional folk song about a fox finding food for its family.

Many people know this song and love it, and hopefully you love it too! Laura Veirs does the version we played on air (it's her 40th birthday!), but check out this version by Jimmie Rodgers! If you like it enough, you could probably even get your kids to sing along with you!

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Andy Mulkerin!

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Andy. Click the title to hear the song!

Ezra Furman, "Tell 'Em All to Go to Hell" - This is from Chicago native Furman's latest, with his backing band the Boy-Friends. He writes catchy, literate songs, and utilizes saxophones in a crafty manner -- what's not to like?

Cults, "I Can Hardly Make You Mine" - Cults busted on the scene two years ago, around the same time as some other two-person bands with reverby guitars, and I tried to resist liking them, but these songs are so catchy! This is from their new album, Static, a follow-up to 2011's self-titled debut. Go dance in the kitchen to this album!

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The Cat Empire is not a band made up of felines, but the guys in the band are some pretty cool cats, if you know what I'm sayin'. The Australian ska and jazz band is who we're featuring on today's Cool Kids segment, and you're sure to like their "Radio Song".

You'll probably recognize the latin influences when you start dancing across the room with your kids. The song begs to be blasted out of your stereo so you can sashay your hips with maximum enjoyment. Put this song on, and we guarantee the percussion and horns will get you to move.

Without further ado, have a listen to "Radio Song" by The Cat Empire.

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Almost everyone has heard today's Cool Kids song at some point in their life, probably when it was used in an AT&T commercial. Remember the one with the girl who's daddy goes away on a business trip with her monkey? Of course you do. It was adorable. Anyway, the song is great and you should listen with your kid and hold him or her as close as they hold their stuffed animals before bed. After all, they are the reason you keep on coming home, and you're their reason too. Who else would play them such good music?

Listen to the whole song below when you finally come home!

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Last July in Los Angeles, Cee Lo Green allegedly gave a woman ecstasy. This isn't just a story about celebrity parties and excess though, as the drugged woman also alleged rape against the Voice judge. The Los Angeles district attorney says that there is insufficient evidence to support her rape claim, but the DA will be pursuing the felony charge of furnishing a controlled substance. The 33 year old woman making these claims remains unnamed, but after "slipping" her ecstasy, the two went to a hotel room where she woke up to a naked Cee Lo. It has been reported that the woman recorded a telephone conversation with Cee Lo in which he apologizes for slipping her the illegal drug.

If convicted for this charge, Cee Lo Green will spend up to four years in prison. Bail was set at $30,000 prior to his arraignment. Cee Lo will "responsibly address" the claim in court, and his lawyer said, "We are pleased that the Los Angeles County District Attorney has completed it's investigation and concluded that the evidence did not support the false and unfounded claims made over a year ago. Mr. Green encouraged a full and complete investigation of those claims and he was confident once conducted he would be cleared of having any wrongful intent and it would be established that any relations were consensual."

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Today's Cool Kid's jam is brought to you by Phil Hilf, a financial advisor from Waddell and Reed and sponsor for Third Thursdays at WYEP! He dedicates Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" to his daughter, Madeline. Phil shares so much music with his daughter from all over the spectrum. This is their song, and it has been since she was born. They even called her "Maddie-eyes"! He says that one day, he'll be dancing with her to this song at her wedding, while weeping of course.

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Unfortunately, this isn't an event being held by WYEP (for now), but Prince doesn't mind inviting people over to his house for a sleep over. He's performing with his new band, 3rdEyeGirl, and the host says that they'll be partying until the sun comes up. The show is Saturday, October 19th, and if you're interested in exploring his studio and home, you can for a mere $50 donation. Be sure to wear your fancy PJs, though. Prince has asked that everyone that comes be dressed to impress.

If you don't want to go all the way to Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, you'll have to wait a while for a new tour. Nothing is listed on their website. So make a pilgrimage in your pajamas and get ready to party with Prince until he brings you pancakes!

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady!

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott. Click the title to hear the song!

Twin Forks, “Back to You,” - One of my favorite “sleeper” albums of the last few months is this new Americana project starring Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba. This track epitomizes the 5-song disc’s hand-clapping, foot-stomping fun. Sort of like The Lumineers, but not trying so hard. And since the lyricist is Carrabba, there are emo-y references to hearts aflutter just about every other verse. It’s just very listenable.

The History of Apple Pie, “Don’t You Wanna Be Mine,” - No, I wouldn’t have picked that band name, either, especially for a London fuzz-pop group. But there is something undeniably savory to their sound; assuming you’ve got a healthy appetite for early ‘90s shoegazer bands like Lush and My Bloody Valentine. Stephanie Min’s voice and that simple, catchy chorus leave a nice after-taste. The History of Apple Pie is currently in the studio working on a sophomore album to be released next year. This is a special 7’’-inch release to tide you over until then. Think of it as an appetizer.

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Today's Cool Kids tune is Arlo Guthrie's Motorcycle Song. This is a hilarious example of a story song. This song tells a long story, cleverly written while going 150 miles an hour sideways and down 500 feet on a motorcycle. But the funniest part is about the pickle, which is significant, you see. Much like picky children, Arlo Guthrie didn't want a pickle, but he had to eat it anyway. A cop made him do it. So kids, remember: It's better to have your parents make you eat a pickle than the police. They might give you a ticket too!

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"On My Mind, In My Heart" by Jesse Dee! That's today's Cool Kids pick, so Jesse Dee is certainly on our minds and in our hearts. He played at WYEP's free Summer Music Festival alongside Neighbours, Jason Isbell, and Anders Osborne, and he's a super cool dude. This song is particularly fun, and if you like sax you're sure to love it. Be sure to keep WYEP on your mind and in your hearts, especially during this time of giving!

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