Things return to normal on "Idiot's Delight"® after last week's spring membership drive. Thanks to all for your support; a special shout out to Rita Houston and Corny O'Connell for handling the "pitching" last Saturday. Back to longer sets. Back to the usual mixture of old and new, with perhaps an emphasis on "new" with tracks from new albums by Desert Noises, Eels, Beck, Dawn Landes, Bobby Bare's Young Criminals' Starvation League, The Both (which is Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, pictured), Natalie Merchant and Dean Wareham.
It's the spring drive edition of "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8 and Vin Scelsa has all sorts of songs and segues on his mind, courtesy of Charlie Parker, Monsters of Folk, Joni Mitchell, Noah and the Whale, Laura Cantrell and other sundry delights. Plus, there's a noisy flock of wild turkeys in the backyard of Studio V, warbling their own avian tunes.
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Vin Scelsa is back! On tonight's "Idiot's Delight" at 8, it's the annual Easter Saturday show (streaming online only because of the on-air broadcast of Fordham's Holy Saturday mass until 10). Vin has centered the show around the opening words of Bob Dylan's classic song, "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" which are: "When you're lost in the rain in Juarez, and it's Eastertime too."
Vin Scelsa isn't feeling quite shipshape yet, so tonight on "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Paul Cavalconte sits in with Record Store Day vinyl from Jack White and new music from Sam Smith, The Strypes and the just-released solo project from Sabina of Brazilian Girls. Plus, Mickey Rooney on drums and a tribute to Nilsson via various artists on This Is The Town, Vol. 1.
Unfortunately, Vin Scelsa is feeing under the weather on this early spring Saturday. So on tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, I'll be minding Vin's show with a globetrotting mix of music that I hope he might enjoy (with a bowl of chicken soup), including Samaris (pictured), Juana Molina, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Kevin Drew, Tiny Ruins and Esperanza Spalding.