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The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For July 12

by Marshall Crenshaw
Voice of the Beehive

Tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 centers around the story and the music of the great songmakers, song stylists and record makers Voice of The Beehive, circa 1988-1992. They've been somewhat forgotten lately and are "underappreciated," but not by me. For my money, they deserve to be widely acknowledged in praiseful terms. Their stuff should be on clothing store soundsystems all over the world, causing people to say to themselves, "Wow, what great song is this?" or "Wow, I remember them! They were excellent!"

The group was founded and fronted by Tracey Bryn and Melissa Brooke Belland, two sisters from L.A. who ventured to London, England to launch their careers. In fact, it was in England where I first heard them on the radio, saw them on TV and bought their first album on a cassette.

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

by WFUV Staff
Bob Dylan and Nina Simone covers

Before leaving on his summer holidays, Vin Scelsa set aside a few "Idiot's Delight"® shows that never received a proper on-air broadcast, for one reason or another. On tonight's encore presentation at 8, Vin resurrects his Easter Saturday show of this year, bumped off of WFUV due to the holiday Mass. That show focused entirely on various versions, stretching from iterations to tangents, of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" and it featured Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Bryan Ferry, David Poe and others lost in the rain in Juarez around Easter time. Vin Scelsa returns from his fishin' break next Saturday, July 19, with a brand new show.

Question of the Day: Water

by Corny O'Connell
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

Tomorrow is the 7th annual City of Water Day - a celebration of the waterways and waterfronts of New York Harbor and beyond. It's a day of free boat tours, waterfront activities for the whole family, a cardboard kayak race, and more at Governor's Island, Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, and at over 30 shoreline sites in the NY/NJ metro area. To help celebrate all the water that surrounds us, suggest a song with "water" in the lyrics. Pour them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.