December 18, 2010 // Show # 1271

Je ne veux pas travailler

Nathan Gunn

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're live again from the Town Hall in New York City. With special guests, mini-orchestra Pink Martini and world renowned Operatic Baritone Nathan Gunn. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, vocalist Andra Suchy, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:14 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:00 GK opens, talks about Christmas for Atheists, Times Square, Bryant Park
    • 00:05:10 White Christmas - Nathan Gunn and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:07:16 The Cat Called Santa Claus - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
    • 00:10:22 Overheard script
    • 00:15:10 GK talks with Nathan Gunn
    • 00:17:37 Largo al Factotum - Nathan Gunn and Julie Jordan Gunn
    • 00:22:41 GK talks to Nathan about "The Magic Flute"
    • 00:23:53 A Cuddly Wife or Sweetheart - Nathan Gunn and Julie Jordan Gunn
    • 00:28:08 Drummer script
    • 00:32:25 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:34:00 Amada Mio - Pink Martini
    • 00:39:47 Snow Globe Christmas - Pink Martini
    • 00:44:11 Guy Noir script
    • 00:55:15 Jeg Er Saa Glad script (with GK/ Andra Suchy)
    • 01:06:12 Intermission - After You’ve Gone
  • Segment 3
    • 01:10:04 Greetings
    • 01:13:55 Ketchup script
    • 01:17:16 Rhubarb script
    • 01:21:28 Song of Black Max - Nathan Gunn and Julie Jordan Gunn
    • 01:26:06 Sympathique - Pink Martini
    • 01:29:24 The Short Attention Span Christmas Medley - Richard Dworsky, solo piano
  • Segment 4
    • 01:33:50 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:44:54 The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - GK, Andra Suchy, band
    • 01:46:37 We Three Kings - Pink Martini
    • 01:51:14 Baritone script - with Nathan Gunn
    • 01:53:57 Credits, Silent Night

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