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Take 2@2 for Friday, July 22, 2016


Take 2@2 for Friday, July 22nd, 2016 we celebrate George Clinton’s 75th birthday!

When I was in high school a movie called PCU came out that basically updated Animal House for the 90’s protest collegiate era. Starring Jeremy Piven, David Spade, and Jon Favreau, the film is hysterical and helped prepare me for campus life in the mid-to-late nineties.

The movie also was my introduction to George Clinton.

Born on this day in 1941, Clinton is one of the masterminds of funk. Like Sly Stone and James Brown, George Clinton helped define funk music. Clinton along with Bootsy Collins and the recently deceased Bernie Worrell formed the band Parliament and then Funkadelic. The music they formed was big. Intricately layered with horns, keys, bass, guitar, and driving percussion on top of lyrics that were often politically motivated but still had the energy to make everyone dance. P-Funk music was larger than life in sound, in theatrics, and in the world presence.

To celebrate his 75th birthday George Clinton is offering a free webcast of his concert today at Club Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Labeled the Bomb Birthday Bash with George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic will begin streaming at 3:30 ET. You can view the stream with this link!

Clinton has been a major influence on rock acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, hip hop artists like Ice Cube and Kendrick Lamar, and even in reggae. Today, we will listen to two different acts celebrate the music of George Clinton.

First, let’s look at the global reach of Clinton. In 1993, Chaka Demus & Pliers released the album Tease Me. The DJ/ singer duo included this laid back irie version of Parliament’s “One Nation Under a Groove.”

In 1994, Ice Cube released his album Lethal Injection. The record features a song called “Bob Gun (One Nation)” that utilizes the Parliament song “One Nation Under a Groove” featuring Dr. Funkenstein himself, George Clinton. The song also appears on George Clinton’s 1994 Greatest Funkin’ Hits release.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey


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The Madison-Green Humane Society

The Madison Greene Humane Society invites you to their end of summer bash from noon until 4pm on August 6th at Monticello Motors. They will be grilling out food and selling raffle tickets. All proceeds will benefit their grassroots no kill shelter. They will also have adoptable kittens available inside. You can find out more on their website, http://madisongreenehumanesociety.com/.

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Take 2@2 for Thursday, July 21, 2016


Take 2@2 for Thursday, July 21st, 2016 it was 26 years ago today, that Roger Waters traveled to Berlin, Germany to celebrate the end of The Wall.

On August 13, 1961 the Berlin Wall was constructed to separate East and West Germany. The division separated lives and confined people into the Communist regime of East Germany. The wall signified the Cold War following World War II. In June, of 1987 US President Ronald Regan spoke to the residents of Berlin and gave his infamous speech:

In November of 1989 the end of the wall began. The demolition of the wall began in June, 1990.
On July, 21st 1990, Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters performed The Wall at the Berlin Wall. He was joined by The Band, The Scorpions and Cyndi Lauper for the concert which was attended by over 200,000 people. To mark this historic day we play “Another Brick in the Wall” from the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall.

Keller Williams and Larry & Jenny Keel recorded the album Grass in 2005. The upbeat bluegrass album from Keller & the Keels includes this lively take on “Another Brick in the Wall.”


I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey


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Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company Firehouse 5K

The Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company is hosting their annual Firehouse 5K & Fun Fundraiser again this year. You are invited to join them on August 20th from 8am-1pm at the Stony Point Ruritan. starting off with the Firehouse 5K. Following the race they will be hosting a Touch-a-Truck. Here kids of all ages can sit in a Firetruck, cool off with a hose spray, or try on firefighter gear. They will also have music, food trucks and games with prizes for all. You can learn more on their website.

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments

Opera on the James

Opera on the James in Lynchburg is gearing up for their upcoming season, presenting RIGOLETTO in November, a family friendly version of The Magic Flute in January, Falstaff in March and April, and Cabaret-Madama Butterfly’s Garden in April. We are a community venue and host pre-K to college level school performances and interactions of many kinds. For more information about events and upcoming performances, visit their website: http://www.operaonthejames.org/

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Liberty University Farmer’s Market

The Liberty University Farmer’s Market in Lynchburg invites you to come enjoy local goods and fresh food. You can connect with local growers and artisans in Central Virginia. The market has fresh produce, food trucks, jewelry, home decor, and more. The Liberty University Farmer’s Market runs every Thursday, 3:30-6pm, through November 10th at Doc’s Diner on the Liberty University campus. More information is available online, or by calling (434) 582-2262.

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Community Connection|0 Comments