At 8 tonight on "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin Scelsa finds himself in another fine mess — as inspired by Have Gun, Will Travel's swaggering new song and, of course, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Waiting For Godot's Vladimir and Estragon. Vin also dives into Hurray for the Riff Raff's latest album of covers, My Dearest Darkest Neighbor, and Dean Wareham's recently released EP, Emancipated Hearts.
At 8 tonight on "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin Scelsa continues to reflect on the music of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. In addition, Vin takes a wander around Studio V and pulls out albums from The McIntosh County Shouters, Belle and Sebastian, Victoria Williams, Louis Armstrong and FUV's own Marshall Crenshaw.
Longtime listeners to Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® know that Lou Reed was a compañero and friend of the show, visiting many times over the years (the above photo was taken in 2003 when Lou came by Studio V to discuss his Edgar Allan Poe concept album,The Raven).
"You're either on the bus or off the bus," wrote Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, his candid 1968 portrait of Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters. Tonight at 8 on "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin Scelsa is definitely on the bus with reflections on Wolfe and Kesey, plus music from Paul McCartney's new album, Paul Simon's collection of recently unearthed demos, the Avett Brothers, Sam Phillips and much more.