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Change of Plan, I Guess

by Rich Conaty

Okay, it doesn't rise to the level of "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma," but there are a couple of curiosities tied to this week's featured recording. "The Little Show" was a 1929 Broadway hit. Most of the score was written by Arthur Schwartz, whose birthday is being celebrated on tonight's "Big Broadcast." His "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan" was most likely introduced by Clifton Webb (you may remember him from "Laura"). Curiously, I can't find a single period recording of the song. For some reason, it started being recorded enthusiastically in late 1932. Maybe it was interpolated into another show, possibly shows up in a movie; perhaps Rudy Vallee or Bing Crosby began to feature it on their radio shows.

UKNY On FUV For November 22

by Kara Manning
The Drink (courtesy of the artist,

On UKNY at 11 tonight, brand new or forthcoming releases from 19-year-old Aberdeen singer-songwriter Cara Mitchell, London's Anglo-Irish trio The Drink (pictured) and Lake District dream-pop duo Aquilo. Also, music from seminal shoegazers Ride, who broke up nearly 19 years ago, but announced their surprise reunion this week (and tour dates, including a sold-out Terminal 5 gig in June). I'll also play another razor-sharp track from the restlessly outspoken and prolific Sleaford Mods, in New York next Saturday night, November 29, for their very first U.S. show.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For November 22

by Marshall Crenshaw
Scott Walker with Sunn O))) (photo by Phil Laslett)

Tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 marks a kind of a random anniversary (the 51st), but an anniversary nonetheless: of the death of President Kennedy, one of the sh***iest things that ever happened to America. I still remember the day—and the days after—and the way the whole thing felt to me as a 10-year-old kid. We'll go back to that time period, musically speaking, and actually have a good time doing it, the prior downcast-sounding sentence notwithstanding.

We'll also hear a track from the new album by Scott Walker and Sunn O))) which is, of course, a real toe-tapper.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For November 22

by Vin Scelsa
Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Dorothy Loudon in 1959

Might Neil Diamond and Neil Young be separated at birth? One Neil loves sequined blazers while the other prefers flannel shirts (guess which one). However, both Neils have grand new albums just released and tonight on "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, I'll explore both releases. In addition, there seems to be a lot of talented women singing the theme songs for high quality television series; enough for an entire set. I'll also have a musical remembrance for John F. Kennedy on the 51st anniversary of his death and honor the great Mike Nichols via his brilliant improvisational work with Elaine May.