SUV script
Saturday, April 28, 2007

Garrison Keillor: You're on the road, driving your small child to swim lessons (SMALL CHILD HAPPINESS) and listening to public radio (CELLO SOLO), you in your small fuel-efficient car with the STOP THE WAR bumper sticker and your coffee in the coffee holder, free trade coffee harvested by workers paid a decent wage — and suddenly a powerful S.U.V. looms up in your rear-view mirror (MONSTER MACHINE), it's lights on high beam (SCORCHING), driven by a skinny tanned woman who's on her cellphone (RAPID FEMALE TALK) and she's right on your bumper and then she honks (AIR HORN) — her car is the size of a Mack Truck (MONSTER MACHINE), in fact it is an S.U.V. body on a Mack Truck frame — her bumper sticker says: I EAT WHALES FOR BREAKFAST — your tiny car trembles, your small child too (SMALL CHILD FEAR) — If your life is like that, maybe you're looking for Columbus, Georgia. A place someone once called "a hotbed of social rest" — where the mockingbird sings (SFX) and people can mosey if they want to (WHISTLING, PASSING) and nobody's going to loom up in your rear-view mirror. If you're driving too hard and still falling behind, think about Columbus.

GK & Robin and Linda (SING):
Way down in Columbus, Georgia.
Where the Chattahoochee flows
Flowers bloom in every backyard
It is heaven, goodness knows.
Gonna head back to Columbus
For a little peace of mind
In my heart I want a cottage
Covered with a honeysuckle vine.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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