October 31, 2009
Bismarck Civic Center

Bismarck, ND

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GK: People have traded in Old Clunkers (CLUNKER drive by) for Mercedes SUVs (SFX, BIG REV AND DRIVE BY, HONK) with French horns (HONK)—The old country western cowboy bars (STEEL GUITAR) have been turned into Wine Bars (PLUCKED VIOLIN Brandenbourg concerto).  Bar stools replaced with Yoga Mats (SITAR, INSTRUCTOR: Feel your Chi rise in your Woo Woo.)

The North Dakota handshake (SFX Good ta see ya, Bob) has changed to (BOB, hi!  DAAAAVE.  Mu-waa. Mu-aah) Instead of border collie dogs (BARKS, Jump in the back, Rowdy! BARKS), people now have  poodles and shitzus herding their sheep (Tiny yaps). People don't fish (CAST under) for brown trout anymore, they have them delivered (SFX TRUCK Rev, back up beeps) Not enough to own cows, you have to have French designer cows (FRENCH MOOS )

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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