May 20, 2006
This week, we'll broadcast a very special show from the National Theater of Iceland, in Reykjavik. Featured guests include; The Fóstbræður Male Choir, Iceland's leading singer-songwriter Diddú, actor John C. Reilly, author Bill Holm, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, master of the diatonic harmonica Howard Levy. Dusty and Lefty will fly over, too, and also Guy Noir, and Jim and Barb of the Ketchup Advisory Board. Tune it to see if Icelanders sit in silent puzzlement or if they clap and stuff.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:39GK talks about Iceland, Norwegians coming to Iceland, Christianity coming to Iceland, Icelandic gods
00:04:43"Reykjavik" (Railroad Bill) - GK and Shoes
00:07:31English Majors script
00:09:53GK intros John C. Reilly
00:11:00"Shanty" - John C. Reilly
00:13:35The Lives of the Cowboys
00:24:49"Barangela" - Diddú and Shoe Band
00:30:00"Till There Was You" - GK, Diddú, Shoes
00:33:28Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:35:54GK intros Bill Holm
00:37:25Bill Holm - Choir Story
00:41:56"National Song" - Fóstbræður Male Choir
00:43:30GK Talk To Director
00:44:53"Eb Atta" (Creation Song) - Fóstbræður Male Choir
00:47:47GK talks, intros Saga script
00:59:24Intermission/"Lulu's Back In Town"
Segment 3
01:04:17GK talks about Iceland
01:08:05GK song
01:10:00ELCA script
01:11:44"Boogie Woogie Feeling" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
01:14:30SFX script
01:22:57"Seresta" - Howard Levy
Segment 4
01:22:57The News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:37:50"Angel Band" - John C. Reilly and Shoes
01:41:10"Sveitin Mill Sanda" - Diddú
01:44:06Bill Holm reads 2 poems
01:47:25"Ode to Silence" - GK
01:50:40Ketchup script
01:54:08GK talks to Choir
01:54:30"Drinking Song" - Fóstbræður Male Choir
01:55:47Credits/Close

Photos from the show
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Fóstbræður Male Choir Garrison speaks with choir director, Arni Hardarson
Pat Donohue and his steel guitar Essayist and poet Bill Holm shares a story
John C. Reilly sings "Shanty" Garrison brings the News from Lake Wobegon to Iceland

Guest Information
  • Howard Levy
  • Bill Holm
  • The Fóstbræður Male Choir
  • Diddú
  • John C. Reilly

  • Scripts
  • English Majors
  • The Lives of the Cowboys script
  • SFX Saga script
  • ELCA script
  • Second SFX script
  • Catchup script
  • Lyrics
  • Reykjavik
  • Silence

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