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Idiot's Delight

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For April 5

by Kara Manning
Samaris (courtesy of the artist,

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.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 29

by WFUV Staff

On tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, the dapper-in-black Vin Scelsa (pictured) spins another man who favored ebony threads, Roy Orbison. Vin will also walk across rooftops and head to Coney Island with a mix that includes Angel Olsen, Paul Simon, The Handsome Family, Carol Noonan and much more.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 22

by WFUV Staff
Simone Felice (courtesy of the artist,

On the first springtime edition of Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, Vin has new music from Simone Felice, Barb Jungr and others. He'll also tell a great story about Muddy Waters at the Newport Folk Festival in 1960 and examine different takes on "San Francisco Bay Blues," from the original Jesse Fuller version to the latest one by Hurray For The Riff Raff. And more like that ... from the woodside oasis of Studio V.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 15

by WFUV Staff
The cast of "Almost Famous" (2000) in a publicity photo.

On tonight's "Idiot's Delight"® at 8, Vin Scelsa takes a late winter stroll to all corners of the musical spectrum, from a classic jazz tune like Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin'" to one of the great bittersweet rock and roll movie scenes of all time courtesy of Cameron Crowe's 2000 film, "Almost Famous." The bus is named Doris, the fictional band is Stillwater and you know the tune, don't you?  

Vin also counts headlights on the highway with Laura Nyro, Beck and The Ides of March.

Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" For March 8

by WFUV Staff
Vinicio Capossela

On Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, the new Hamell On Trial song, "Artist In America," serves as a jumping off point for a musical meditation on aspects of art and artists of various types. The show also includes a rare play of all 16-plus minutes of Bob Dylan's "Highlands" and Vin catches up to a couple recent albums by one of his favorite Italian artists, Vinicio Capossela (pictured).