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August 30, 2008

This Saturday on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll bring you our deep-fried Friday night show from the Minnesota State Fair grandstand, with special guests Tonic Sol-Fa, and Suzy Bogguss. Plus The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and Tom Keith, Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band—with the Shoe Horns complement, and of course, The News from Lake Wobegon. GK once said "The State Fair is not a way of life, it's a reward for making it through summer. Sort of like ice cream is a reward for eating your broccoli." If you're in the area, come on down to the grandstand this Friday night and get your reward. You've earned it. Otherwise, tune-in Saturday for some Fair fun.

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Segment 1
00:00:00 Logo
00:00:13 "Tishomingo Blues" (with barker Candy Anderson)
00:03:20 GK opens, talks about the fair
00:05:31 "At The Fair"- GK/ Shoes
00:08:50 Loon call contest- Fred Newman and Tom Keith
00:10:15 GK intros Suzy Bogguss
00:10:20 "Sleepless Nights"- GK/ Suzy Bogguss
00:13:35 Guy Noir script
00:22:45 GK talks with Wayne Ball about Florian Tools' ratchet pruner
00:22:45 GK intros Tonic Sol Fa, "Where Does The Money Come From"
00:26:29 "One of Those Days"- Tonic Sol Fa
00:33:05 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:34:36 "Como Parkin'"- Pat Donohue and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:37:40 GK talks with Eddy Niehorster, the V slicer
00:40:36 The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:50:16 "It Doesn't Matter Anymore"- Suzy Bogguss and Shoe Band
00:53:08 "Lovesick Blues"- Gk/ Suzy Bogguss and band
00:56:12 Intermission "Hey Good Lookin'"
Segment 3
01:00:10 "State Fair Hand Jive"- GK/ Shoes
01:04:36 GK talks about the girl scout troop 99
01:05:26 GK talks to Barb Schaller, award winning canner, they sample foods
01:13:00 McCain script
01:14:36 Grandstand script
01:18:19 "Boogie On Russ"- Richard Dworsky and Shoes
01:21:33 State Fair Sonnet
01:23:12 "Gone Gone Gone"- Tonic Sol Fa
Segment 4
01:25:48News From Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:39:31 "Aces"- Suzy Bogguss and Shoes
01:43:14 Catchup script
01:45:53 SFX script (contest)
01:51:00 GK talks about the grandstand, going to the fair with his father
01:52:12 "I Still Can't Say Goodbye"- GK/ Shoes
01:55:00 Credits, "The Parting Glass"

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Tom Keith and Fred Newman compete for their jobs as sound effects men   A cappella group Tonic Sol-Fa sing
Suzy Bogguss, "It Doesn't Matter Anymore."   During intermission Garrison mingles with the audience and leads them in a sing along.
Guest Information
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Tonic Sol-fa
  • Guest Books and Recordings
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Tonic Sol-fa

  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir Script
  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • McCain Script
  • Ketchup Script
  • Grandstand Script
  • Lyrics
  • Tishomingo Blues Fair Lyrics
  • At the Fair Lyrics
  • Hand Jive Lyrics
  • State Fair Sonnet
  • Parting Glass Lyrics

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