I Wish I Was script
Saturday, April 25, 2009

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GK: We’re in Waterbury, 33 miles SW of Hartford, just north of New Haven, in the Central Naugatuck Valley. The Naugatuck River is 65 miles long, which is about as long as a river can get in Connecticut without moving to another state. The heavy industry is mostly gone so they’ve taken out some of the dams and made the river beautiful again, bald eagles (SFX) soar overhead and osprey and herons fish on banks.

I wish I was in Waterbury
The old brassworks by the river side
The forests where they hunted the Nauga
And took the skins for Naugahyde.

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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