On this week’s Bottomless Pit we’ll explore the vast, diverse, and magnificent musical legacy of the great David Johansen. As a songmaker and song stylist, whatever name he’s using, whoever he’s working with, David is one of the best there is. And as an entertainer, David is somebody who really knows how to take people on some kind of trip..
So we’ll dig him this week, AND we’ll hear a little bit more from another of the all-time Greats, Victoria Williams; I’m playing her music on the show every week until further notice.
That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10 PM NY Time, on WFUV
On this week’s Bottomless Pit I’m still dealing, musically, with my recent road trip out West. In the Joshua Tree area of California I saw an old friend, Victoria Williams, and over the next few weeks I’ll be playing some of her remarkable and singular music on the show. Her records are a real treasure trove, that’s for sure..
But the most of the show this week, about 65% of it, will feature the music of the great Mitch Ryder, which is way more eclectic, and there’s much more of it, than many people realize.
I read Mitch’s autobiography during my trip. It’s one of those books where you have to wash your hands every time you put it down, but I was moved by it, dug it. And likewise for his music that I heard for the first time after reading..
That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10 PM (NY Time), on WFUV..
This week’s show is a hybrid affair, let’s say.. Originally the plan was to do an “All Buddy Edition” of the show, following in the tradition of the “All Hank”, and “All Bobby” shows that I’ve done lately..
But, as I’m just back from an eventful 3-week road trip, I decided to also do a Road Trip Recap, featuring some interesting music that I heard while traveling, and a little bit of music from The Smithereens, and The Romantics, some great fellas and old pals that I’ve done some gigs with recently..
So it’s all of the above, and that’s this Saturday, at 10 PM, New York time, on WFUV