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Song of the Wanderer

by Rich Conaty
Kim Deitch Studio

Leaving Fort Lauderdale this morning for a one day side trip to NOLA for an exhibit on the Boswell Sisters (Connie and Vet were guests on "The Big Broadcast," but that isn't their primary claim to fame), then an afternoon with the Boswell-inspired Pfister Sisters at the Spotted Cat. I should be back at the hotel to catch tonight's "Big Broadcast." There are seven birthday salutes tonight, including George Gershwin, band leader Ted Weems and Vaughn De Leath, who was said to be the first woman to sing on the radio.

UKNY On FUV For September 20

by Kara Manning
Annie Lennox (courtesy of the artist)

It's been a week of transitions, decisions and comebacks, and on UKNY tonight at 11, Palma Violets drink the dregs of summer wine, Annie Lennox (pictured) gets nostalgic and after 13 years, electronic guru and groundbreaker Aphex Twin returns with a new album, the masterful Syro. Also, Nick Mulvey, Teleman, Kate Bush and more.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For September 20

by Marshall Crenshaw
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, I'm still dealing musically with my recent road trip out West. In the Joshua Tree area of California I saw an old friend, Victoria Williams, and over the next few weeks I'll be playing some of her remarkable and singular music on the show. Her records are a real treasure trove, that's for sure. But the most of the show this week, about 65% of it, will feature the music of the great Mitch Ryder, which is way more eclectic—and there's much more of it—than many people realize. I read Mitch's autobiography during my trip. It's one of those books where you have to wash your hands every time you put it down, but I was moved by it, dug it. And likewise for his music that I heard for the first time after reading.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For September 20

by WFUV Staff
The Proclaimers (courtesy of the artist)

As summer draws to its end and Scotland votes to stay within the United Kingdom, on "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, Vin Scelsa has chosen songs that meet at the crossroads of a busy week. So expect to hear The Proclaimers, Green Day, Mel Tormé, The Goastt (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger), Leonard Cohen, Desert Noises and other selections from Studio V.