May 13, 2000
Live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, A Prairie Home Companion welcomes special guest Randy Newman and the blue grass group Nickel Creek.

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02:58GK Talk About Weather in Southern California
04:10Car Medley
07:28Applause - GK Talk About Italian Renaissance Building
08:51Sushi Song - Pat Donohue
11:40Applause - GK Back Announce, Talk of Sushi
12:46Tom Keith - Chicken of the Sea
17:24Rhubarb - Flight Problems
22:21Rhubarb Theme Song
23:01GK Intro Nickel Creek, Talk with Sara Watkins
24:50Ode to a Butterfly
28:29Applause - GK Back Announce, Intro Bass Player
29:10Sara Talk with Nickel Creek
31:27Reasons Why
35:23Applause - GK Back Announce - Talk with Andy Stein
36:17Powdermilk Biscuit Break
37:50Applause - GK Intro Randy Newman, Talk With Randy
40:14The Great Nations of Europe
43:49I Miss You
47:45Applause - GK Talks to Andy Stein
48:27Guy Noir Takes Up Screenwriting
102:07Applause - GK Back Announce, Intermission
102:59Clarinet Marmalade
106:58Welcome Back to the Second Half, Greetings
112:42GK Talk About Pasadena
119:52Applause - Bring Back Randy Newman
120:12Sail Away
143:15Perpetual Notion
145:32Applause - Bertha's Reference
146:33You Don't Have to Move that Mountain
149:15The Fox
151:48Applause - GK Back Announce, GK Announce Andy Stein
152:50You Got Me Worryin'
157:07Credits, St. Annes's Reel

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Randy Newman Andy Stein and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek
Nickel Creek's Chris Thile on mandolin and Kevin Hennessy on bass Randy Newman at the piano
Tom Keith in Chicken of the Sea Pat Donohue singing the Sushi song

Guest Information
  • Randy Newman
  • Nickel Creek
  • Scripts
  • Chicken of the Sea
  • Guy Noir
  • Bebopareebop Rhubarb Pie
  • Sushi Song [lyrics]

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