January 8, 2010 // Show # 1274

It Takes Two to Make an Accident

Nellie McKay

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're back home at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with our favorite Doris Day gumdrop, Nellie McKay, plus a tune for 4 (count 'em 4!) fiddles for the new year with Deena and Sedra Bistodeau, Catie Jo Pidel, and Richard Kriehn. With the Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Tom Keith, and Rich Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. Plus, the ice fishing has begun in Lake Wobegon and our favorite cranky gumshoe is back on the slippery streets of Good Ol' St. Paul.


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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:14 "Tishomingo Blues"
    • 00:03:00 GK talks about the cold, ice, how beautiful it all is
    • 00:05:00 GK intros Bob Douglas
    • 00:05:15 "Log Cabin Home in the Sky" - GK, Bob Douglas and band
    • 00:08:36 Ketchup script
    • 00:12:34 Drama script
    • 00:19:54 GK talks about the Battle of New Orleans, 8th of January
    • 00:21:00 Eighth of January fiddle medley - Richard Kriehn, Catie Jo Pidel, Deena Bistodeau, Sedra Bistodeau with Shoe Band
    • 00:26:21 GK talks to Bob Douglas
    • 00:26:43 "I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out Of Jail" - GK, Bob Douglas and Shoe Band
    • 00:30:24 Powdermilk Biscuit Break with Catie Jo, Deena and Sedra
  • Segment 2
    • 00:32:54 Rhubarb script
    • 00:37:16 GK introduces next tune, talks to Rich about when the actual new decade starts
    • 00:38:29 "The New Decade Rag" - Rich Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:40:47 GK talks with Nellie McKay
    • 00:43:23 "Caribbean Time" - Nellie McKay and Shoe Band
    • 00:47:33 "Midnight Sun" - Nellie McKay and Shoe Band
    • 00:51:25 Wildlife script
    • 00:57:17 "Easy Rider" - GK and Bob Douglas and Shoe Band
    • 01:02:30 Intermission - "I Saw Her Standing There"
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:00 Greetings
    • 01:08:33 "Leaving Home" - GK/ Bob Douglas/ band
    • 01:11:44 GK talks to the fiddlers
    • 01:14:13 Fiddle Medley: Turkey in the Straw/ Bill Cheatham/ Whiskey Before Breakfast - Richard Kriehn, Catie Jo, Deena and Sedra with band
    • 01:17:12 Ruth script
    • 01:24:09 GK talks with Nellie McKay
    • 01:24:57 "Beneath the Underdog" - Nellie McKay and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:29:18 "Coosada Blues" - Nellie McKay and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:32:58 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:49:43 "Hearth and Home" - Richard Dworsky with Gary Raynor and Richard Kriehn
    • 01:52:00 Evelyn script
    • 01:54:04 Credits, "Goodnight Ladies", "Whiskey Before Breakfast"

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