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Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For October 11

by WFUV Staff
Zee Avi (courtesy of the artist, Facebook.com)

Are you a longtime acolyte or a new convert to Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"®? Wherever you may fall in that spectrum, tonight at 8 you'll have the chance to support Vin and his legendary freeform show. During this special FUV fundraising edition, Vin has set aside some eclectic selections from Malaysian artist Zee Avi, Grant McLennan, Karen O, Maggie Björklund, the Flying Burrito Brothers and much more ... reflections for an early autumn night. Please support FUV and "Idiot's Delight"® by calling 877-938-8907 or by contributing online at WFUV.org.

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Kara Manning

by WFUV Staff
Laurie Anderson (courtesy of Nonesuch Records)

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Kara Manning's Five Favorite Concerts (Host of "UKNY"):

1. Underworld at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield (September 14, 2007):
No other show has surpassed the emotional impact of seeing Underworld on this particular late summer evening. I was at a serious crossroads in my life and unmoored following the death of my dad. A friend bailed on going with me an hour earlier, I was loathe to go alone, and recall halting in my tracks on the way to the field, on the brink of turning back home. But I didn't. I kept walking. This brilliant Underworld show—communal, uplifting, joyful, brooding, sensual, robustly spirited and embracing the very essence of passing from the dark to the light—was a revelation, as close to a baptism as I'll ever get. Returning home that night, chatting with friends I'd run into whilst there, a crisp breeze rifled through the trees, ushering autumn into the park as fallen leaves protested with a noisy crunch underfoot. Everything seemed electric around me and I felt, at last, that I could move forward with strength, gently pushed by Essex rhythm and poetry. I've seen Underworld many times, before and since, but that show is etched deeply into my heart.

FUV Five Favorite Concerts: Rita Houston

by WFUV Staff
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy (courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories)

During the 2014 FUV fall member drive, we're shining a spotlight on live concerts and performances. The FUV on-air staffers compiled individual lists of five memorable and marvelous shows that have stayed with them over the years, for one reason or another.

Rita Houston's Five Favorite Concerts (FUV Program Director, Host of "The Whole Wide World"):

David Bowie at Madison Square Garden (July 1983):
I was already a huge Bowie fan, but this was when the rest of the world found out about Bowie. I'll always remember the stage set, his dance moves and my long lost t-shirt from this show.

Question of the Day: Your Favorite Concert

by Corny O'Connell
concert audience Shutterstock

The final Question of the Day for WFUV's Fall member drive may be the toughest: Of all the concerts you've been to, which is your favorite? Pick one and share it below. We'll spin a set of those artists after 9am.

While you're here, please support the station that brings you the WFUV Question of the Day.

Here's what we played:

Radiohead "Thing About You"

The Clash "Clampdown"

Lucinda Williams "Get Right with God"

The Rolling Stones "Monkey Man"