Marshall Crenshaw has been rustling up something special for tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, but so far he's set aside albums from Duke Ellington and Ravi Shankar with Yehudi Menuhin. If you love Marshall's quirky, edifying and eclectic journeys through his massive (and enviable) record collection every Saturday night, please support "The Bottomless Pit" during FUV's spring drive. While Marshall's on the air, you can head to WFUV.org to make your contribution (our phone volunteers will be off duty by 10) or you can call earlier in the day at 877-938-8907.
On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, an "All-Bobby Edition" of the show, wherein only people named Bobby will be heard from. And that's Bobby, not Bob.. Nobody named Bob will be heard from, although I do talk about a guy named Bob for a few minutes (the show is prerecorded, as always).
This week's "The Bottomless Pit" is one of my favorites so far, ever. It's an hour-long salute to Detroit's United Sound Systems, a recording studio with a deep and illustrious legacy. Launched back in 1933, and moved to its present location in 1943, there's a ton of popular music history connected to this place.
Tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 is a little complicated. Near the end of last year I did an interview with writer Joe Bosso for an online publication, Musicradar. Joe asked me to name and discuss what I thought were "10 Essential Guitar Albums." They regularly ask people to address this question; it's a recurring feature in the magazine (e-zine?) Anyway, I love this kind of stuff.
I'm sorry to say that last week's Scott Asheton tribute didn't run as planned, due to gremlins, sabotage, user error, or none—or all—of the above. So tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10 will be a second try at honoring Scott and his many bands, like The Stooges, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Dark Carnival and the Scott Morgan Band.