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Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For September 6

by Vin Scelsa
Jonny Wickersham, aka Jonny Two Bags (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

Jonny Wickersham is a current member of Social Distortion. Under his nickname Jonny Two Bags he has just released her first solo album, entitled Salvation Town. I've been listening to it constantly since its arrival here at Studio V this week. I'll play a couple tunes from it tonight, mixed in with what Mad Magazine calls "the usual gang of idiots." Tonight the gang includes The Del-Lords, Amy Correia, Clem Snide, the dB's, Butch Hancock, Bob Dylan, Joe Henry, John Isaac Watters, Good Luck Mountain, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington, Denmark's Agnes Obel, a heartbreaking new song from Ryan Adams' latest album and (the proverbial) many more. Listen closely for a shout-out to my fellow WFUV Saturday night hosts Marshall Crenshaw ("The Bottomless Pit"), Kara Manning ("UKNY") and Dan Romanello ("The Group Harmony Review"). And of course, adios Joan Rivers ... the "after party" just got much funnier.

Question of the Day: Redheads

by Corny O'Connell
http://www.roodharigen.nl/

Today and this weekend thousands of redheads from all over the world are celebrating the color of their hair at the Redhead Days in Breda, Netherlands. That's all the excuse we need to ask for your favorite musical redheads. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Patty Griffin "One Big Love"

Willie Nelson "Red Headed Stranger"

Bonnie Raitt "Tangled and Dark"

Adele "Right as Rain"

Question of the Day: La La Land

by Corny O'Connell

Angelenos celebrate today as the anniversary of the founding in 1781 of El Peublo de la Reina de los Angeles. We're celebrating, too, with your song requests. Give us your favorites that reference L.A. and we'll spin a set after 9am New York time.

Here's what we played:

Randy Newman "I Love L.A."

The Decemberists "Los Angeles, I'm Yours"

Michelle Shocked "Come A Long Way"

Sheryl Crow "All I Wanna Do"