The Bottomless Pit – 7/17/14


One of my longtime favorite musical artistes is the late songwriter and record maker Lee Hazlewood, originator of “Wall Of Sound” type recordings, writer of “Some Velvet Morning”, etc.. I’d planned to do a full-hour salute to him this week; now it’ll be a less than full-hour salute because of two things that Must Be Acknowledged, the passing last weekend, first, of Charlie Haden, and then Tomas Erdelyi AKA Tommy Ramone. We’ll hear from both of them this week, and next week, and next week..

So in other words, tune into the Bottomless Pit this week and hear some of the greatest Popular Music ever created. How about that?!?!..

That’s this Saturday at 10 PM EST on WFUV

The Bottomless Pit- 7/12/14


This week’s Bottomless Pit centers around the story and the music of great song makers, song stylists and record makers, Voice of The Beehive, from ca. 1988-1992. They’ve been somewhat forgotten lately, are “under-appreciated”, but NOT BY ME.. For my money they deserve to be widely acknowledge in praiseful terms. Their stuff should be on clothing store sound systems all over the world, causing people to say to themselves, “Wow, what great song is this?!?”, or “Wow, I remember them; they were excellent!!”..

The group was founded and fronted by Tracey Bryn and Melissa Brooke Belland, two sisters from LA who ventured to London, England to launch their careers (in fact it was in England where I first heard them on the radio, saw them on TV, bought their first album on a cassette). On the show we’ll also hear from some of the other Americans who took the same path over the years..
The Belland sisters are from a musical/show business family, and their story covers a lot of bases. That story, and their great music, are perfect fodder for The Bottomless Pit..

And I hope you’ll tune in, Saturdays at 10 PM EST, on WFUV

The Bottomless Pit – 7/5/14


On this week’s show I’ll pay tribute for the 3rd time (4th if you count re-runs) to Bobby Womack, now deceased..
I can now add this to the list of Hugely Dumb Things That I’ve Done In My Life: NOT going to see Bobby Womack at the City Winery just a couple months ago.. Geeezzzz….
A) I knew about it in advance.
B) I could’ve gotten in free and probably would’ve been able to meet him.
C) It was public knowledge that his health outlook was bad.
D) He’s one of my Favorite Musical Artistes Ever and it would’ve been an honor to be in the same bldg. as him..
There’s a Life Lesson in this, but I’m TOO DUMB to learn it..

Anyway, there’s that..
There’ll be a brief tribute to Bobby Womack before I carry out my original plan for this week’s show: Grab a Pt.1, a Pt.2, and a Pt.3 from various points in the show’s history; a Rerun Anthology, in other words, during which we’ll hear Blossom Dearie, Georgie Fame, Ida Cox, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Revere and The Raiders, and many more..
Please join me for this Holiday Wkend, for the mostly Rerun Anthology edition of The Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10 PM EST on WFUV