August 5, 2006
It's not that we don't love the state fair, but it can be a volatile summertime equation: (3 Pronto Pups + 1 large chili fries + 104 degrees Fahrenheit x 1 Tilt-A-Whirl = Losing your lunch, and dignity, in front of family and friends), so wisdom suggests finding some shade in the grandstand and catching this week's show, a re-broadcast featuring highlights from our Minnesota and Kansas state fair productions of 2004, including performances by Shawn Colvin, The Wailin' Jennys, Tonic Sol Fa, and Kelley Hunt.
We'll also have Princess Kay of the Milky Way, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and in Lake Wobegon, you could do a lot with three dollars at the fair and still buy a piece of aunt Myrna's chocolate cake, a perennial blue ribbon winner.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:00:56GK Intro
00:03:44"Swallow" - The Wailin' Jennys
00:07:51Catchup Script
00:10:48"Doxology (with Fair lyrics)" - GK and Shawn Colvin
00:12:44SFX Script
00:16:07"I Feel Fine" - Pat Donohue, John Niemann and Shoes
00:18:52Rides Script
00:20:50"Land of 1,000 Dances" - Tonic Sol-Fa
00:24:24GK Introduces the Marching Wolfpack of Cottage Grove
00:25:15"The Victors March" - Marching Wolfpack band
00:26:03Julia Child Script
00:27:35"On A Stick" - GK and Shoes
Segment 2
00:29:40Powdermilk Break
00:32:07GK talks with Princess Kay of the Milky Way
00:38:20"America/America the Beautiful" - Pat Donohue, solo guitar
00:40:59Guy Noir Script
00:51:20"Mouse House" - Rich Dworsky and Shoes
00:53:24Old Eye for the Young Guy Script
00:55:47"Sold" - Tonic Sol-Fa
00:58:36Intermission/"Old Fashioned Love"
00:58:54GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:03:11"I'm in Kansas" - GK and Shoes
01:04:43"Down in the Boondocks Kansas" - GK and Shoes
01:09:05"Sunflower" - Elana Fremerman, Kelley Hunt and Shoes
01:12:30"Roses" - Kelley Hunt and Shoes
01:17:19"Home on the Range" - Kelley Hunt, GK and Shoes
01:21:40"Last Fair Deal Gone Down" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
01:24:48English Majors Script
01:27:43"Pig Meat Strut" - Pat Donohue
01:29:32"Long Time Traveler" - The Wailin' Jennys
Segment 4
01:31:40The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:52:27"You Got Me All Wound Up" - Shoes
01:53:41GK talks about the Fair
01:55:00"Killing the Blues" - Shawn Colvin
01:57:01GK Credits

Photos from the show
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Park High Marching WolfpackPrincess Kay and court
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Tom Keith helps Garrison on a sound-effects script. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
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Kelley Hunt Sue Scott and Tim Russell

Guest Information
  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Elana Fremerman
  • Kelley Hunt
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Butch Thompson
  • Andy Stein
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Princess Kay of the Milky Way and her court
  • Guest Recordings
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Tonic Sol-Fa
  • Wailin' Jennys
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Kelley Hunt

  • Scripts
  • Catchup script
  • Rides script
  • Julia Child script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Old Eye for the Young Guy script
  • English Majors script
  • Lyrics
  • Fair Song
  • I'm in Kansas
  • Down in the Boondocks Kansas
  • On a Stick

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