The Bottomless Pit – 04/04


This week’s wide-ranging installment of The Bottomless Pit contains an Indo-Rock history lesson, Pt. 2 of my Road Trip Re-Cap (I was traveling all over the US during March, did Pt. 1 of the Re-Cap last week), plus tributes to guitar genius John Renbourn, and to Cynthia Lennon, both recently departed (or “departed”, depending on what you believe), along with selections from Vince Taylor, Nina Simone, Harry Lookofsky, Swan Dive, and much more. I’m amazed that I was able to cram it all into 1 hour, but I was..
That’s The Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10 PM, New York Time, on WFUV Public Radio (

Bottomless Pit- 3/28/15


This may seem a little dark but.. Since forever, people have always placed treasured objects in the graves of loved ones. Besides loving my loved ones, one of the things that’s defined my life has been deriving joy from listening to records like “Walk Away Renee” and “Pretty Ballerina”, by The Left Banke. Those are records that I would take to the grave, and on this week’s Bottomless Pit I’ll play those, and pay my respects to the young genius who brought them into being, the now-late Michael Brown (born Michael Lookofsky).
But mainly this week’s show will be a “Road Trip Re-Cap”. I’ve just arrived home from a hell of a trip around this USA of ours, a trip with lots of high points and memorable moments..
Please join me for all of the above, and a hell of a lot more, Saturday night at 10 PM NY-time, on WFUV (

The Bottomless Pit- 3/14/15


This week’s Bottomless Pit was pre-recorded just before I left on a month-long road trip, which I’m still on. I don’t remember exactly what’s on the show, to be honest. But a great way to find out, for all of us, would be to listen to the program, as I sincerely hope you’ll do. Here’s what I remember about it:
On this show I use a ploy, a tactic, that I list in my notes as “The Car”. There are usually between a dozen and 20 CDs in my car at any given time; I just went out to the car, rounded up whatever was there, and made a show out of it. I remember now that these included CDs by three actual friends of mine:
1) Bill Lloyd (of Nashville)
2) Ray Mason (and The Ray Mason Band)
3) Glen Burtnick, and his great new band, “The Weeklings”..

All that and more, and I’m guessing that I played some Bo Diddley too.
That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturday at 10 PM EST on WFUV (