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Happy Birthday to Two!

by Rich Conaty

"The Big Broadcast" is built around birthdays. It amazes me how many listeners don't realize that. It's a roundabout compliment maybe, since it suggests the salutes don't get in the way of the show. (On the other hand, it worries me that people may miss WFUV is listener-supported.) Typically, there'll be 6-8 salutes, but it runs as high as a dozen per show. Twice a year, around New Year's Eve and now, there are hardly any. Two tonight. But they're good: Buddy Clark and Johnny Hodges. To fill thing out, I play hits.

UKNY On FUV For July 19

by Kara Manning
All We Are (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

At 11 on UKNY, brand new British releases from The Clientele (playing Baby's All Right in Brooklyn this evening), Jaws, All We Are (pictured), The Proper Ornaments and The History of Apple Pie. Anna Calvi duets with David Byrne on a haunting Keren Ann cover and tonight's Commonwealth Cut hails from Toronto but embraces sunny L.A.-style guitar-pop.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For July 19

by Marshall Crenshaw
Lee Hazlewood (courtesy Light in the Attic Records)

One of my longtime favorite musical artistes is the late songwriter and record maker Lee Hazlewood, originator of wall-of-sound type recordings, writer of "Some Velvet Morning," etc. I'd planned to do a full-hour salute to him this week, but now it will be a less than full-hour salute because of two things that must be acknowleged: last week's passing of Charlie Haden and Tomas Erdelyi, aka Tommy Ramone. We'll hear from both of them this week, and next week ... and next week.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For July 19

by Vin Scelsa
Elaine Stritch, 1951 (AP Wire Photo)

I'm back from vacation with sad tidings: Elaine Stritch, Johnny Winter, Charlie Haden and others have gone on to the After Party, my new metaphor for death. Thinking that they're all having fun at the universe's greatest After Party makes accepting their absence here on planet Earth a bit easier. And here's good news: iconic actor Harry Dean Stanton—still with us at age 88 as I recorded tonight's show on Friday morning—has an album of songs he recorded for the documentary film "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction." Tonight on "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, I play several tunes from the soundtrack of the same name, and I'll go off on a "Don't Think Twice" musical tangent too.