Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for January 18

by WFUV Staff
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(photo: Bob Daugherty)

Vin Scelsa might be on vacation this week, but for tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® he's handpicked an archived show that first aired on December 8, 2012. Not only did the day mark the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon's death, but it was also a few days after the passing of jazz giant Dave Brubeck on December 5.

"Both events inform the show, although not in any kind of morbid way," says Vin. "I play a seemingly random set of songs that turn out to have something quite significant in common. And since it was December I played a couple of fun Christmas songs — one old and one new — both Irish in origin. Plus music from The Fugs, Mark Knopfler's album Privateering, still unreleased in the US at the time, and Emily Barker's haunting 'Nostalgia' theme from the BBC's adaptation of the Swedish detective series 'Wallander.'"

That's Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"®, Saturdays from 8-10 p.m. on 90.7FM, also streaming online.

Did you know that if you happen to miss tonight's show, you can find "Idiot's Delight"® in the FUV archives for two weeks after broadcast?

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