September 4, 2010
Minnesota State Fair

Saint Paul, MN

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[Fred] Trucks with big hoses sucking up the gunk from the chemical toilets and sucking up all the oil in the big dumpsters behind the cheese curds booth

[Tom] The mechanical udders milking like pistons in the moo booth


[Fred]  Mini donuts popping off into the oil (PLOOP PLOOP PLOOP)

[Tom]  Big paddle wheel turning on the Ye Old Mill, the lapping water in the dark tunnel against your wooden boat

[Fred] Guinea hens clucking (CLOOK, CLOOK, CLOOK)

[Tom] Rams getting sheared      

[Fred] The whoosh of the big slingshot as it’s released in the air

[Tom] The veterinarians neutering a cat at the pet center (METAL INSTRUMENTS, DOCTOR: Clamp, scalpel)

[Fred] Hand sanitizers (SPLORT)

[Tom] Llamas spitting


[Fred] Motorcycles circling around in a metal globe

[Tom] Whoop whoop of the police cruisers trying to part pedestrians

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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