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Idiot's Delight

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for December 14

by WFUV Staff

Got waylaid by a bad cold or flu on this snowy day? So did Vin Scelsa! As he rests at home with chicken soup and a box of tissues, a repeat of last week's "Idiot's Delight"® journey from Canadian railways to the Ohio River and beyond with Richard and Linda Thompson, Billy Joel, The Low Anthem, Gordon Lightfoot and many more.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For November 30

by WFUV Staff

Tonight on Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin offers up a harmonious Everly Brothers Saturday with songs and covers inspired by brothers Don and Phil, including selections from the new collection of duets from Billy Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones.

Vin also pulls albums from Townes Van Zandt, The Low Anthem, Tom Waits and other favorites from the Studio V shelves.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for November 9

by WFUV Staff

At 8 tonight on "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin Scelsa continues to reflect on the music of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. In addition, Vin takes a wander around Studio V and pulls out albums from The McIntosh County Shouters, Belle and Sebastian, Victoria Williams, Louis Armstrong and FUV's own Marshall Crenshaw.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" for October 19

by WFUV Staff

"You're either on the bus or off the bus," wrote Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, his candid 1968 portrait of Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters. Tonight at 8 on "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin Scelsa is definitely on the bus with reflections on Wolfe and Kesey, plus music from Paul McCartney's new album, Paul Simon's collection of recently unearthed demos, the Avett Brothers, Sam Phillips and much more.

Another Bob Dylan Self Portrait On Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For August 31

by WFUV Staff

On tonight's Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin focuses on the release of Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 - Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), exploring tracks from the collection, out now on Columbia Legacy.

Although Self Portrait was critically pummelled upon its release in 1970, the new Bob Dylan box set offers the advantage of hindsight and a different perspective via unreleased material and alternate takes.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For August 24

by WFUV Staff

Tonight at 8 on Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin honors another great radio host, NPR's jazz pioneer Marian McPartland, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95. He'll also have music from Elvis Costello and The Roots, Valerie June, Public Service Broadcasting, Frank Sinatra, North Mississippi Allstars and, yes, even the Grateful Dead.