Fun Fridays!



We’ll do our very best to accomplish absolutely nothing, and take nearly an entire hour to do it. You’re welcome to listen— if you’re actually that bored.

Special July 24, 2014 Thursday edition.

This special Thursday edition of Fun Fridays with veteran Charlottesville journalist Hawes Spencer includes the origin of the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs,” green landscaping, a one-mile race in downtown Charlottesville, the Hatton Ferry (not the Hat On Fairy), grinding grits with strapping young women in Nelson County, Hawes’ first car and a visit to Newport News, Virginia in Summer 1985, the Ventures, Hawes sings Almost Blue, is Charlottesville really the Happiest City? straddling cities, the Torquays, and and an imagined Quentin Tarantino movie, breaking up and taking her cassettes, Number 1 and Number 2, the Cobb’s Creek Circuit Rider, Ladybug Ladybug, the TV Test Pattern, and more!


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Thursday, July 24, 2014.