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Idiot's Delight

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."

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for December 21

by WFUV Staff
Currier and Ives

On "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, Vin Scelsa rallies from the depths of the miserable cold that grounded him last week. Armed with throat lozenges and plenty of tea, Vin returns this Saturday before Christmas for a "kind of" Yuletide show, but as only "Idiot's Delight"® has celebrated Christmas on the radio for the past 46 years. Although mistletoe might be scarce (well, there might be a sleigh bell or two), expect seasonal tangents from Yo La Tengo, Bob Dylan, The Smothers Brothers, Jeff Buckley and other snowbound souls.