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The Bottomless Pit 3/1

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I’ve been meaning to do this since back in March 2013 when Canadian music Icon Stompin’ Tom Connors stomped his last stomp; so, nearly a year in gestation, this week’s Bottomless Pit will be a musical salute to the great nation of Canada.

For reasons that I spell out during the show, over the years I’ve had an affinity towards Canada, mostly thought of it as the sane, progressive country to the North. These days with the crack-smoking Mayor, the tar-sands oil production, etc., I can’t help but wonder if sane and progressive aren’t on hold for the time being. 

Nevertheless, Canada remains a fountainhead of great Popular Music and Popular Music artistes. Find out how and why on this Saturday’s Bottomless Pit, at 10 PM EST onWFUV Public Radio

The Bottomless Pit on 1/4

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2013 is over, I’m OK with that.  On this Saturday night’s Bottomless Pit we’ll bid  a final adios to last year.  It seems like it was a much bigger than average year for Deaths among musical/recording artistes; I covered a few as they happened last year, but it was impossible to keep up.  So for the first show of 2014 I compiled this list:
 
R.I.P. 2013:
Dick Dodd, Johnny Smith, Marvin Rainwater, Mac Curtis, Bill Allen, Jackie Lomax, Chrissie Amphlett, Patti Page, Junior Murvin, Shadow Morton, Claude King, Annette, Jim Sundquist, Jack Clement, Billy Mure, Jim Hall
 

It’s only a 1-hour show, so everybody gets one song each, even though many of them deserve entire shows unto themselves..

Anyway, that’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturday night at 10 EST on WFUV
 
MC