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The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For February 7

by Marshall Crenshaw
Viktor Huganet (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

Tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 will include some nepotism, some cronyism, and much more. Rapper and YouTube star Froggy Fresh is my cousin Rita's grandson. His records and videos are much loved by the New York Crenshaws, the Dallas Crenshaws, the Michigan Crenshaws (and all the rest), and by millions of other people too. He'll be heard on the show this week. That's the "nepotism" part.

Then, I went to my post-office box one day two weeks ago and it was stuffed full of CDs by some of my favorite recording artists who also happen to be friends of mine: Bill Lloyd of Nashville, Viktor Huganet of France, and the great Scott Morgan of Ann Arbor. They will all be heard on the show—there's the "cronyism" part. Finally, there was also a CD in my mailbox that day by guitar genius Toulouse Englehardt, who I've never met and I'm not related to. Toulouse and the now, sadly, late, Don Covay are the "much more."

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For February 7

by WFUV Staff
Vin Scelsa, a hammock and bare feet in Cape Cod (photo by Freddie Scelsa)

Vin Scelsa has lined up a warm, mostly acoustic show for this frigid February night on "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8. The opening set is for everyone dreaming of going to a more clement place, like a Cape Cod beach at the height of midsummer (which a bare-footed Vin enjoys doing with a pile of books). As Vin searches for that perfect idyllic nook, expect music from Diana Krall, Speed the Plough, Ray Charles, Rhiannon Giddens, Elizabeth Cotton and many others. Brrrr ... how many days until spring?

Question of the Day: Remembering Memories

by Corny O'Connell
remembering Shutterstock

Memories, recollections, remembering - they've been "in the news" lately. So let's try to remember some of our favorite songs along those lines. Share them in the comments below and I'll try to remember to play a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"I Will Remember You" Sarah McLachlan

"Remember" John Lennon

"Remember" The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"Remember (Walking in the Sand)" The Shangri-Las

"Always Something There to Remind Me" Naked Eyes

Karl Hyde of Underworld - FUV Live - 2015

by Kara Manning
Underworld's Rick Smith and Karl Hyde (photo by Perou)
The remastered edition of Underworld’s 1994 album, Dubnobasswithmyheadman, was released in October (also as a five-disc deluxe box set), marking the 20th anniversary of this visionary release that bridged electronic, rock and dance music in a bold, original way. The album—and Underworld's forward-thinking approach in the studio and as a live act—became a touchstone for artists as diverse as Radiohead, U2, Björk and Jagwar Ma. The unlikely path that led to the birth of Dubnobasswithmyheadman is a heartening tale for anyone who hopes for a second chance.