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UKNY On FUV For March 28

by Kara Manning
Kero Kero Bonito (photo by Charlotte Rutherford)

On tonight's UKNY at 11, the richly evocative rap of Kate Tempest, who played New York's Mercury Lounge this week, and Ghostpoet—both are gifted Londoners with powerful, empathetic viewpoints. Also, the cheeky, technicolor pop of London's Kero Kero Bonito and Liverpool's Stealing Sheep and tracks from LoneLady and Laura Marling, who both released excellent new albums this week.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For March 28

by Marshall Crenshaw
The Left Banke, c. 1966

This may seem a little dark, but since forever, people have always placed treasured objects in the graves of loved ones. Besides loving my loved ones, one of the things that's defined my life has been deriving joy from listening to records like "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina" by The Left Banke. Those are records that I would take to the grave, and on tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10,  I'll play those and pay my respects to the young genius who brought them into being, the now-late Michael Brown (born Michael Lookofsky).

But mainly this week's show will be a "Road Trip Re-Cap." I've just arrived home from a hell of a trip around this USA of ours, a trip with lots of high points and memorable moments.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 28

by WFUV Staff
Doris Day (courtesy of Ebay.com)

New Yorkers have had a rough week, saddened by the tragic blast in the heart of the East Village on Thursday. But no matter what heartbreaks or big changes this city has faced, its residents have always managed to stand strong with resilience and hope. On tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin Scelsa reflects on his own hopeful and resilient musical journey through this city (and country) over the five decades he's been on the air. Expect special songs from Bob Dylan, Doris Day, Mariachi El Bronx and many others on tonight's show from Studio V.

Question of the Day: New York's Bravest

by Corny O'Connell
Jason Eppink

After yesterday's explosion and fire in the East Village, it's high time we gave it up for the F.D.N.Y. on the Question of the Day. More than 250 firefighters responded to the 7-alarm blaze. Among the 19 people reported injured, four were critically injured, and four were firefighters who were treated for minor injuries. Let's recognize the work of New York's Bravest with your song suggestions. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Rolling Stones - "Salt of the Earth"

Joe Henry - "Fireman's Wedding"