Vin Scelsa is back! On tonight's "Idiot's Delight" at 8, it's the annual Easter Saturday show (streaming online only because of the on-air broadcast of Fordham's Holy Saturday mass until 10). Vin has centered the show around the opening words of Bob Dylan's classic song, "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" which are: "When you're lost in the rain in Juarez, and it's Eastertime too."
Vin Scelsa isn't feeling quite shipshape yet, so tonight on "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Paul Cavalconte sits in with Record Store Day vinyl from Jack White and new music from Sam Smith, The Strypes and the just-released solo project from Sabina of Brazilian Girls. Plus, Mickey Rooney on drums and a tribute to Nilsson via various artists on This Is The Town, Vol. 1.
Unfortunately, Vin Scelsa is feeing under the weather on this early spring Saturday. So on tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, I'll be minding Vin's show with a globetrotting mix of music that I hope he might enjoy (with a bowl of chicken soup), including Samaris (pictured), Juana Molina, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Kevin Drew, Tiny Ruins and Esperanza Spalding.
On tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, the dapper-in-black Vin Scelsa (pictured) spins another man who favored ebony threads, Roy Orbison. Vin will also walk across rooftops and head to Coney Island with a mix that includes Angel Olsen, Paul Simon, The Handsome Family, Carol Noonan and much more.
On the first springtime edition of Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, Vin has new music from Simone Felice, Barb Jungr and others. He'll also tell a great story about Muddy Waters at the Newport Folk Festival in 1960 and examine different takes on "San Francisco Bay Blues," from the original Jesse Fuller version to the latest one by Hurray For The Riff Raff. And more like that ... from the woodside oasis of Studio V.