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The Bottomless Pit

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For November 9

by Marshall Crenshaw

This week's show starts with one of my favorite songs from 2013:  "I Dreamed I Met Lou Reed" by Gregg Turner. It also features music by Lou himself and by other artists that I either know that he (knew and) liked or I'm willing to assume he did. In other words, it's a Lou tribute show, but one with kind of loose parameters.

I'm still sad that the great Lou Reed has left the building.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For November 2

by Marshall Crenshaw

Last weekend when I finished recording tonight's The Bottomless Pit, it had to be reworked to include an acknowledgment of the passing of one of the greatest of the greats, a man whose work I admire deeply — Lou Reed. I really regret that I didn't manage to meet him when I had the chance.

For most of the show, as originally planned, I borrowed my son Dean's iPod, set it on shuffle and tried to make sense of whatever jumped out. One unfortunate error: during the show I say that Dean is 15 years old — he's actually 14. Oops!

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For October 26

by Marshall Crenshaw

In a rare move this week on The Bottomless Pit, I'll be drawing heavily from some records that have my name on them, like Hillbilly Music, Thank God, Vol. 1, a compilation album that I put together back in 1990 of post-WWII country music from the Capitol Records vaults.  We'll hear some remarkable and vital stuff from Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Rose Maddox (pictured above) and more.