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Coming up on World Cafe…

Thursday, January 19, 2017
On this Vintage Cafe, Justin Townes Earle performs a set from his 2012 album, Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now. Plus, we’ll hear a live Latin Roots session with Mexican-born singer, Edna Vazquez.

Listen to World Cafe on WNRN every weeknight from 6-8 PM.


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Take 2@2 Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Take 2@2 for Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 we put an ear to a new cover of a cover. In 1973, David Bowie released his 7th album Pin Ups. The album is all cover songs from groups like The Who, The Kinks, Them, and one song most notably done by The Merseys. In 1966, The Merseys released their version of “Sorrow” a song recorded the previous year by The McCoys. The Merseys version eventually reached number 4 in the UK. When David Bowie’s version came out 7 years later, it also made the charts. Today we will play a new cover of David Bowie’s cover of “Sorrow.”

The new cover of “Sorrow” is from some familiar friends. For over thirty years Paul Shaffer brought some of the best musicians on Earth into our homes. As the conductor of The World’s Most Dangerous Band [AKA The Late Show Band], Shaffer played every style of music imaginable and often spontaneously on the whim of Late Show host David Letterman. Paul Shaffer & the World’s Most Dangerous Band are releasing their second album on March 17th. There are some big names helping out on the album including Bill Murray, Shaggy, and Jenny Lewis who sings on this new version of “Sorrow.”

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

– Tad Abbey


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Take 2@2 Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Take 2@2 for Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 we travel back in time 50 years ago today to when a newspaper article inspired a song like no other before it. On January 17th, 1967 London’s Daily Mail newspaper carried an article about a death in Earl’s Court and another note on potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire, inspiring The Beatles to write about “the news today oh boy.”

Lennon and Paul McCartney were one of the best songwriting teams in music. There work on “A Day in the Life” is different though. Each one takes exactly half the song. The melody slightly changes to reflect the different stories being told. Lennon’s part is based on an article following the death of Tara Browne, the heir to the Guiness fortune.

Guinness heir Tara Browne’s two children will be brought up by their 56-year-old grandmother, the High Court ruled yesterday. It turned down a plea by their mother, Mrs. Nicky Browne, 24, that she should have them … This, she said, happened after Mr. Browne, 21, from whom she was estranged, had taken them for a holiday in County Wicklow [Ireland] with his mother.
Mrs. Browne began an action for their return in October [1966], naming Mr. Browne and his mother as defendants. The action, held in private, was part way through when Mr. Browne died in a crash in his Lotus Elan car in South Kensington a week before Christmas.

McCartney’s part is based on his childhood and a story again from The Daily Mail.

The crescendo at the end of the piece shows how the world is truly mad and we should all be awe struck by it on a daily basis.

The cover is from The Flaming Lips. In 2014, they released their tribute album to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band entitled  With a Little Help From My Fwends. Their friend on this song is Miley Cyrus.

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

– Tad Abbey


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Hear Together: Lynchburg Grows

More than a quarter of Lynchburg residents live in a food desert, according to a study by the USDA, more than any other city in Virginia.  So Lynchburg Grows has risen to the challenge of using their 7 acres of farm to provide the community with CSA shares and low cost vegetables through their Veggie Van program. The work to get that food to the community comes from another piece of their mission: to provide meaningful work for people with disabilities. Listen to our interview with Executive Director Shelley Blade to find out how they work to keep Lynchburg residents fed well from their farm even during the dark winter months.



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WNRN VIP Member List

Concerts and Events:

1. Two tickets to Ween at The Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville on Thursday, April 20.

2. A pair of tickets to

Umphrey’s McGee at The National in Richmond on Friday, January 20 or Saturday, January 21. Please specify which date you would like to attend in the subject line.

3. Tickets for you and a friend to Nasty. Presents Back That Thing Up Dance Party at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Saturday, January 21.

4. A pair of tickets to Greensky Bluegrass at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Tuesday, January 24.

5. Two tickets to Kurt Vile and the Violators at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on Thursday, January 26.

Club Shows:

6. A pair of tickets to LYAO Comedy Showcase featuring Chris Alan at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Friday, January 20.

7. Two tickets to The Barons and Heartracer at The Broadberry in Richmond on Friday, January 20.

8. Tickets for you and a friend to If Birds Could Fly and Dogwood Tales at The Golden Pony in Harrisonburg on Saturday, January 21.

9. A pair of tickets to Breakersat The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Saturday, January 21.

10. Two tickets to Kendell Street Company at The Camel in Richmond on Saturday, January 21.

11. Tickets for you and a friend to The Mantras and The Slank at The Broadberry in Richmond on Saturday, January 21.

12. A pair of tickets to Gull at The Golden Pony in Harrisonburg on Sunday, January 22.

13. Two tickets to Riley Walker at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Tuesday, January 24.

14. A pair of tickets to Sammy Adams at The Broadberry in Richmond on Tuesday, January 24.

15. A pair of tickets to Bronze Radio Return at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville on Tuesday, January 24.
16. Two tickets to Vita and the Woolf at The Camel in Richmond on Wednesday, January 25

17. Two tickets to David Fiuczynski and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra at The Broadberry in Richmond on Wednesday, January 25.

18. Two tickets to The Legendary Shack Shakers and The Brains at The Broadberry in Richmond on Thursday, January 26.



19. A CD prize pack, including #16, #21 and #24 from our Top 100 Countdown (check those out here:

20. A $10 gift certificate to Rethreads: Consignment Clothing for Men & Women in Charlottesville.

21. A $10 gift card for Cville Hop On Tours.

22. A pair of tickets to tour Agecroft Hall in Richmond.

23. A three class pack ($60 value) to Let It Be Yoga in Downtown Charlottesville.


24. A $10 gift certificate for Fardowners in Crozet.

25. A $10 gift certificate for Telegraph Art and Comics on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

26. A $10 gift certificate for Kegney Brothers in Lynchburg.

27. A $10 gift certificate to Firefly Restaurant + Arcade in Charlottesville.


28. A $10 gift card to Stable Craft Brewing in Waynesboro.
29. A $10 gift card to Kardinal Hall in Charlottesville.
30. A $10 gift card to Beer Run in Charlottesville.
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Les Temps Perdue Playlist 1/15/17

Feelies- Crazy Rythms

Mud Honey- Touch Me I’m Sick

Stone Roses- She Bangs The Drums

Fear- New Yorks Alright If You Like Saxophones


English Beat- Mirror In The Bathroom

Jesus- Right Here, Right Now

Frank Black- I Heard Ramone Sing

Beck- The New Pollution


Living End- Prisoner of Society

The The- This Is The Day

X- See How We Are

Jane’s Addiction- Mountain Song


Guided by Voices- Watch Me Jumpstart

Drivin N’ Cryin- Fly Me Courageous

Undertones- Get Over You

U2- In God’s Country


Dada- Diaz Knee Land

Magnetic Fields- Born on a Train

New York Dolls- Personality Crisis

Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers- One Track Mind


Superchunk- Hyper Enough

Moby- Run On

Pavement- Unseen Power of the Picket Fence

R.E.M.- Pretty Persuasion


Luscious Jackson- Naked Eye

Beastie Boys- Looking Down The Barrel of a Gun

Avalanches- Frontier Psychiatrist

Bruce Springsteen- Candy’s Room


Inspired Carpets- This Is How It Feels

Kraftwerk- The Robots

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