December 4, 2010 // Show # 1269

Little Hands of Concrete

Elvis Costello

Coming to you live this week from The Town Hall in New York City, a broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion. With special guests—The Imposter: Elvis Costello, and Solas' great Dubliner John Doyle. Also with us The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, vocalist Jearlyn Steele, Rich Dworksky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:13 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:52 GK opens, talks about the tourists in Times Square
    • 00:04:20 Over the Bridge and Through the Tunnel - GK/ Shoe Band
    • 00:06:42 Wikileaks - GK/ Shoe Band
    • 00:09:13 SFX script
    • 00:12:48 GK intros John Doyle
    • 00:14:31 SS Arabic - John Doyle
    • 00:18:34 Little Sparrow - John Doyle and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:22:42 English Majors script
    • 00:28:28 Slow Dance With Josephine - Elvis Costello with Jearlyn Steele and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:32:16 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:48 GK talks with Rich about Hanukah
    • 00:35:42 Hanukah Medley - Richard Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:38:20 Cowboys script
    • 00:50:47 GK talks with Elvis Costello
    • 00:51:23 You Hung the Moon - Elvis Costello and Shoe Band
    • 00:55:43 A Voice in the Dark - Elvis Costello and Shoe Band
    • 01:01:09 Intermission - Shine
  • Segment 3
    • 01:09:52 Falling in Love Again - GK/ Jearlyn/ Shoe Band
    • 01:12:53 Guy Noir script with Elvis Costello and Jearlyn Steele
    • 01:29:02 GK talks with John Doyle
    • 01:30:16 Liberty's Sweet Shore - John Doyla and Shoes
  • Segment 4
    • 01:35:12 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:46:40 43rd St. Breakdown - Shoe Band
    • 01:47:37 American Without Tears - Elvis Costello and Shoes with Jearlyn Steele and John Doyle
    • 01:53:20 Credits, Jesus on the Mainline, Next Time I'm in Town, This Little Light

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