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Bottomless Pit – 8/20/16

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This week’s Summer Rerun edition of The Bottomless Pit is one of my all-timebfavorite shows. It was originally broadcast on Nov. 22, 2014.
Here’s what I had to say about it at the time:
<This Saturday is kind of a random anniversary (the 51st), but an anniversary nonetheless, of the death of President Kennedy, one of the sh#ttiest things that ever happened to America. I still remember the day, and the days after, and the way the whole thing felt to me as a 10 yr. old kid.

On this week’s Bottomless Pit we’ll go back to that time period, musically speaking, and actually have a good time doing it, the above downcast-sounding paragraph notwithstanding..

We’ll also hear a track from the new album by Scott Walker and Sunn O))), which is of course a real toe-tapper..

So please be there if you can, Saturday at 10 PM EST, on WFUV (wfuv.org).>

Bottomless Pit – 8/13/16

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This week’s Summer Rerun-anthology edition of the Bottomless Pit comes from WAY back in the vault, from pre-WFUV editions of the show.
We’ll hear my 55 yr. old self playing selections by Wyatt, Atzmon, and Stephen,
Rocky Bill Ford, Luscious Jackson, Erykah Badu (I think).. That’s all my 62 yr. old self can remember right now, and I’m away from my desk this week..
Anyway, be sure and tune in, and that’s the Bottomless Pit, every Saturday night at 10 EDT, on WFUV (wfuv.org).

Bottomless Pit – 8/6/16

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This week’s Bottomless Pit is nearly an “All-Cronyism” show!..
Chris Collingwood, ex-half of Fountains of Wayne is a guy that I know and like; he has a killer, beautiful new album out (called “Look Park”). I’ll play as many tracks as I’m legally able to play (3) on the show.
Garry Tallent is a long-time friend of mine; his new album, “Break Time”, is a thing to be treasured, and again, the legally-allowed maximum # of tracks thereof will be heard on the show.
Adam Schlesinger, the other ex-half of Fountains of Wayne is also someone that I know and like, and he mostly produced the new album by The Monkees, which I love. Of them I’m a lifelong fan, in fact. We’ll hear a couple of their new tracks, and a couple of ’60s album tracks that will amaze you if you’ve never heard them before.
And I’ll squeeze in some Bruce Springsteen and Fountains of Wayne for context.
That’s the Bottomless Pit, most every Saturday including this one, at 10 PM EDT on WFUV (wfuv.org).