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Idiot's Delight

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

by WFUV Staff
The Wizard of Oz

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.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For April 5

by Kara Manning
Samaris (courtesy of the artist,

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.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 29

by WFUV Staff

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.

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

by WFUV Staff
Simone Felice (courtesy of the artist,

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.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 15

by WFUV Staff
The cast of "Almost Famous" (2000) in a publicity photo.

On tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin Scelsa takes a late winter stroll to all corners of the musical spectrum, from a classic jazz tune like Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin'" to one of the great bittersweet rock and roll movie scenes of all time courtesy of Cameron Crowe's 2000 film, "Almost Famous." The bus is named Doris, the fictional band is Stillwater and you know the tune, don't you?  

Vin also counts headlights on the highway with Laura Nyro, Beck and The Ides of March.