On tonight's edition of "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin Scelsa explores Hypnotic Eye, the brand new Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album which is due out on July 29. Vin has also been catching up on his reading since returning from summer vacation: a recently published New Yorker piece by humorist Jack Handey (you may know of Handey's "Deep Thoughts" from "Saturday Night Live") inspires Vin to channel his inner Sam Elliott (think of Sam's character "The Stranger" in "The Big Lebowski," but with more of a Jersey accent) in a dramatic reading of Handey's "Tales Of Old Santa Fe."
Plus music new and old from Jenny Lewis, Jenifer Jackson, Chris Smither (backed by ID faves Rusty Belle), Eric Friedlander, The Felice Brothers, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Les Nubians and the proverbial many more. And last, but not least, a warm "adios" to actor James Garner, now appearing in his old "Maverick" costume at the After Party in eternity.
That's Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"®, Saturdays from 8-10 p.m. on 90.7FM, also streaming online.
If you miss tonight's show, you can find "Idiot's Delight"® in the FUV archives for two weeks after broadcast.