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Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For August 9

by WFUV Staff
"Saint" Vin Scelsa (photo courtesy of Freddie Scelsa)

Ahead of WFUV's live broadcast of St. Vincent at Celebrate Brooklyn tonight at 9, "Saint" Vin Scelsa—yes, Vin has been ordained a saint (look at that official certificate he's holding)—contemplates a Saturday night chock full of saints during a one hour edition of "Idiot's Delight"® at 8. Where else but on WFUV can you find St. Vin segueing to St. Vincent?

Question of the Day: Life's a Beach

by Corny O'Connell

Have you been to the beach yet this summer? The weather will be ideal for a trip to the beach today or this weekend with highs in the mid-80s and plenty of sunshine. To get us in the mood, let's hear your favorite songs about the beach. List them below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Thanks to Gordon from Brooklyn for today's QOTD.

Here's what we played:

The Beach Boys "Surfin' USA"

The Ramones "Rockaway Beach"

Richard Shindell "There Goes Mavis"

Question of the Day: Gambling

by Corny O'Connell

Since this has become vice week for the Question of the Day, we'll continue the trend with songs about gambling. I bet you can come up with some. List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"The Lucky One" - Freedy Johnston

"Casino Queen" - Wilco

"Chips Ahoy!" - The Hold Steady

"Viva Las Vegas" - Shawn Colvin

"Ooh Las Vegas" - Gram Parsons

Ryley Walker - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Chicago guitarist and songwriter Ryley Walker released his first full-length album, All Kinds of You, earlier this year. It is stacked with warm acoustic guitars and organic drums, and reminds us why folk songs have such longevity in the history of American music. Ryley recently stopped by Studio A to play a couple of new songs, and he also spoke with me about his debut.