On tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin Scelsa takes a late winter stroll to all corners of the musical spectrum, from a classic jazz tune like Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin'" to one of the great bittersweet rock and roll movie scenes of all time courtesy of Cameron Crowe's 2000 film, "Almost Famous." The bus is named Doris, the fictional band is Stillwater and you know the tune, don't you?
Vin also counts headlights on the highway with Laura Nyro, Beck and The Ides of March.
On Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, the new Hamell On Trial song, "Artist In America," serves as a jumping off point for a musical meditation on aspects of art and artists of various types. The show also includes a rare play of all 16-plus minutes of Bob Dylan's "Highlands" and Vin catches up to a couple recent albums by one of his favorite Italian artists, Vinicio Capossela (pictured).
It's been a long, long winter (really, spring is just 20 days away). On tonight's still-frosty "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin Scelsa has wintry and other thougtful songs from Gordon Lightfoot (pictured), Beck, Jason Molina, Jenifer Jackson, Hurray For The Riff Raff and much more.
Vin Scelsa is beguiled by brand new releases from Beck and Suzanne Vega on tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8. In addition to exploring tracks from Beck's Morning Phase and Vega's's Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles, Vin has also lined up music from Paul Simon, Sabina, Neil Young and many others.
On "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, Vin Scelsa honors slam poet and novelist Maggie Estep, who passed away on February 12 at the far-too-young age of 50 after suffering a heart attack two days earlier. "I remember playing Maggie Estep back in the '90s," writes Vin. "There has been too much death all around us in the winter of 2014, but at least people such as Sid Caesar, Shirley Temple Black, Ralph Waite and Pete Seeger all lived long productive lives. When people age 50 and younger like Maggie Estep and Philip Seymour Hoffman die, it is so much harder to fathom."