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Idiot's Delight

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for February 1

by WFUV Staff
Pete Seeger and bandmates (photo: Aaron Freimark/Creative Commons)

Vin Scelsa has returned from vacation and for tonight's brand new "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, he has planned a very special show that is both a celebration and an elegy (the show will begin online until 9, or thereabouts, because of Fordham men's basketball).

"While not a Pete Seeger 'tribute' show by any stretch of the imagination," writes Vin, "Pete's spirit and influence hangs over, informs and inspires every moment of tonight's 'Idiot's Delight.' Pete was truly a giant cultural musical icon whose influence on several generations of Americans and people all over the world is immeasurable."

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for January 18

by WFUV Staff
(photo: Bob Daugherty)

Vin Scelsa might be on vacation this week, but for tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® he's handpicked an archived show that first aired on December 8, 2012. Not only did the day mark the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon's death, but it was also a few days after the passing of jazz giant Dave Brubeck on December 5.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for January 11

by WFUV Staff
(Photo: Gijsbert Hanekroot)

On this rain-soaked edition of "Idiot's Delight"® at 8 tonight (beginning online because of Fordham men's basketball on 90.7FM), Vin Scesla will have a few thoughts on the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the true legacy of Dave Van Ronk (pictured far right with Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo) and his other Greenwich Village folk compadres.

Vin Scelsa's Snowy "Idiot's Delight" for January 4

by WFUV Staff
photo by Michael Tapp (courtesy Creative Commons)

For Vin Scelsa's first "Idiot's Delight"® program of 2014, airing at 8 tonight, Vin found inspiration in this week's stealth snowfall. Unable to sleep during the overnight storm, he awoke at 4 on Friday morning and began creating Saturday's show, following wintry paths laid by The Decemberists, Bill Callahan, Kate Bush, The Head and The Heart, Ella Fitzgerald and many others.

"The overall feel is doing a show during a snowfall at night," says Vin. "It was still nighttime dark outside, the storm was just ending and the snow was untouched and pure and very beautiful."