October 23, 2010
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GK: A new study came out October 5th showing that persistent loud noise in the workplace puts people at higher risk for heart disease. That would include racecar driving (CARS PASS, HIGH SPEED) and demolition (EXPLOSIONS) and goat herding (GOATS) and working the rides at the carnival (ROLLER COASTER ASCENDING ON CHAIN GEAR, THEN DESCENDING) and working as a truckdriver (DIESEL HORN) or an obstetrician (BABY WAILING) or a barista (ESPRESSO) or in construction (JACKHAMMER) — it’s bad for your coronary arteries (HEART PUMPING HARD) — one more reason to be an English major. The quiet tapping of the computer keys (SFX) as you write a novel about a truckdriver (SFX) who slows down for road construction (JACKHAMMER) and is surrounded by a herd of goats (SFX) as his wife has a baby in back (SFX). An exciting life in pure silence.....through the wonders of imagination. English: nothing speaks so loudly as language when you know how.

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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