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The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For July 5

by Marshall Crenshaw
Bobby Womack (courtesy of the artist's FB page)

On this week's show I'll pay tribute for the third time (the fourth if you count reruns) to Bobby Womack, now deceased. I can now add this to the list of Hugely Dumb Things That I've Done In My Life: not going to see Bobby Womack at City Winery just a couple months ago. Geeezzzz.
A) I knew about it in advance.
B) I could've gotten in free and probably would've been able to meet him.
C) It was public knowledge that his health outlook was bad.
D) He's one of my Favorite Musical Artistes Ever and it would've been an honor to be in the same bulding as him.  There's a life lesson in this, but I'm too dumb to learn it.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For July 5

by WFUV Staff
Photo: Pete and Toshi Seeger, courtesy of Lincoln Center

Last February, an episode of Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"®, inspired by the late Pete Seeger, aired mostly online due to basketball. So since Vin is vacationing this week, he chose to resurrect that show for tonight, especially since a memorial concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger will take place at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park Bandshell on Sunday afternoon, July 20 with a lineup that includes Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow and Dar Williams and Dan Zanes.

"While my show isn't 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."

Question of the Day: Songs for the 4th of July

by Corny O'Connell
red, white & blue guitar Shutterstock

 

Happy Independence Day! We're celebrating in song with your suggestions. Feeling independent? Patriotic? Rebellious? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Mellencamp "Pink Houses"

Dave Alvin "Fourth of July"

Simon and Garfunkel "America"

The Steve Miller Band "Living in the U.S.A."