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The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For September 13

by Marshall Crenshaw
The Smithereens (courtesy of the artist,

Tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 is a hybrid affair, let's say. Originally, the plan was to do an "All Buddy Edition" of the show, following in the tradition of the "All Hank" and "All Bobby" shows that I've done lately. But, as I'm just back from an eventful three-week road trip, I decided to do a "Road Trip Recap," featuring some interesting music that I heard while traveling. Also, a little bit of music from The Smithereens and The Romantics, some great fellas and old pals that I've done some gigs with recently. 

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For September 13

by Vin Scelsa

On "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, the idea behind the opening set is to send on some Bob Dylan songs for President Obama's consideration following the juxtaposition this week of the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with the timing of the President's announcement regarding the increase of American military action against ISIS in the Middle East. I chose female performers to deliver the words because I think Mr. Obama, surrounded by women in his personal world, may be more open to hearing these thoughts and ideas expressed by them. I chose Bob Dylan (and one Robbie Robertson song) as a way of leading into Dylan's extraordinary live performance of "Isis" from 1975's Rolling Thunder Review. After all, the song preceded the current acronym by decades and the Egyptian goddess namesake has existed since around 2400 BC. Can we learn anything applicable to today's international political world from Dylan's old song about marriage?

Ryan Adams Live on Tonight's Whole Wide World

by Rita Houston
Photo by Gus Philippas

On the actual release day of his 14th, eponymous album, Ryan Adams and his band performed an hour-long set at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in the West Village in New York City. Ryan has worked at Electric Lady before, but this new, self-produced album was recorded at his own funky studio called Pax Am.

Question of the Day: Honey

by Corny O'Connell

Here in New York City it's Honey Week - featuring beekeeping classes, honey-themed dinners, apiary tours, and cluminating in Honey Fest tomorrow at Rockaway Boardwalk. Let's collect your favorite "honey" songs in the comments below. We'll spin a set of sticky sweetness after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Fiona Apple "Slow Like Honey"

The Jesus and Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"