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Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For July 12

by WFUV Staff
Bob Dylan and Nina Simone covers

Before leaving on his summer holidays, Vin Scelsa set aside a few "Idiot's Delight"® shows that never received a proper on-air broadcast, for one reason or another. On tonight's encore presentation at 8, Vin resurrects his Easter Saturday show of this year, bumped off of WFUV due to the holiday Mass. That show focused entirely on various versions, stretching from iterations to tangents, of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" and it featured Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Bryan Ferry, David Poe and others lost in the rain in Juarez around Easter time. Vin Scelsa returns from his fishin' break next Saturday, July 19, with a brand new show.

Question of the Day: Water

by Corny O'Connell
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

Tomorrow is the 7th annual City of Water Day - a celebration of the waterways and waterfronts of New York Harbor and beyond. It's a day of free boat tours, waterfront activities for the whole family, a cardboard kayak race, and more at Governor's Island, Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, and at over 30 shoreline sites in the NY/NJ metro area. To help celebrate all the water that surrounds us, suggest a song with "water" in the lyrics. Pour them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Beck Eyes A Starry Song Reader Collection

by Kara Manning

Although Beck unconventionally released his Song Reader album in 2012 as sheet music, the collection of tunes will finally receive a recorded release on July 29 via Capitol Records. The all-star cadre of collaborators warbling Beck songs includes Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Tweedy, Laura Marling, Jason Isbell, Norah Jones, Swamp Dogg, Jack Black and others. Beck will sing just one song on the album, "Heaven's Ladder."