Tonight at 8 on "Idiot's Delight"®, Vin Scelsa is depending on you, oh faithful listener, and hoping you'll step up and support the show and WFUV during the station's winter fundraising drive. It's so easy to show your love for "Idiot's Delight"®— and Vin's mix tonight which will include Pete Seeger, Laura Cantrell (pictured), Damien Jurado and Harry Nilsson—by calling 877-938-8907 or heading to WFUV.org and contributing what you can.
Vin Scelsa has returned from vacation and for tonight's brand new "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, he has planned a very special show that is both a celebration and an elegy (the show will begin online until 9, or thereabouts, because of Fordham men's basketball).
"While not a Pete Seeger 'tribute' show by any stretch of the imagination," writes Vin, "Pete's spirit and influence hangs over, informs and inspires every moment of tonight's 'Idiot's Delight.' Pete was truly a giant cultural musical icon whose influence on several generations of Americans and people all over the world is immeasurable."
Vin Scelsa is still on vacation, but before he left, he unearthed another episode of "Idiot's Delight"® that he felt deserved a second listen. Vin says he was quite pleased with the flow and variety of this show, which first aired on January 12, 2013.
Vin Scelsa might be on vacation this week, but for tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® he's handpicked an archived show that first aired on December 8, 2012. Not only did the day mark the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon's death, but it was also a few days after the passing of jazz giant Dave Brubeck on December 5.
On this rain-soaked edition of "Idiot's Delight"® at 8 tonight (beginning online because of Fordham men's basketball on 90.7FM), Vin Scesla will have a few thoughts on the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and the true legacy of Dave Van Ronk (pictured far right with Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo) and his other Greenwich Village folk compadres.