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Idiot's Delight

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for October 19

by WFUV Staff

"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.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for October 5

by WFUV Staff

Tonight on Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, following Mixed Bag, Vin has a bespoke mix of music, including finely tailored tracks from Roy Smeck, Neko Case, Fred Astaire, Devon Sproule, John Isaac Watters and much more.

Elsewhere, Vin explores turn of the century songs resurrected with contemporary artists.

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

by WFUV Staff

Tonight on "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, on this last balmy evening of summer, Vin Scelsa explores the new release from folk-country songwriter Bill Callahan called Dream River.

Branching out from Callahan's poetic path, Vin has also lined up selections from Richard Thompson, Mark Eitzel, Lucy Rose, Randy Newman and others.

Idiot's Delight - 09/14/2013

by Vin Scelsa
Vin Scelsa finds himself amidst a sea of sultry chanteuses like Marlene Dietrich, Alison Goldfrapp, Audra Mae and Laura Veirs. Expect some grizzled fellows as well - like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and David Bromberg - plus more favorites from Studio V.