On "Idiot's Delight"® tonight at 8, Vin Scelsa honors slam poet and novelist Maggie Estep, who passed away on February 12 at the far-too-young age of 50 after suffering a heart attack two days earlier. "I remember playing Maggie Estep back in the '90s," writes Vin. "There has been too much death all around us in the winter of 2014, but at least people such as Sid Caesar, Shirley Temple Black, Ralph Waite and Pete Seeger all lived long productive lives. When people age 50 and younger like Maggie Estep and Philip Seymour Hoffman die, it is so much harder to fathom."
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.