January 7, 2012 // Show # 1323

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR

Charles Overton

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a look back with a slurry of memorable clips from 2011. Young and inspiring harpist Charles Overton plays Debussy, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch reads Shakespeare, and Gillian Welch sings Jefferson Airplane. Emmylou Harris joins The Royal Academy of Radio Actors as a waitress in The Lives of the Cowboys, singer-songwriter Tom Rush plays his only children's song, and Guy Noir is on bed bug detail. Plus, Rich Dworsky's "Other Carnival of the Animals," Nick Lowe's "Stoplight Roses" and the springtime return of the tundra swans to Lake Wobegon.

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:54 GK Intro
    • 00:02:29 "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone," Leon Redbone (4/9/11)
    • 00:04:49 The Lives of the Cowboys with Emmylou Harris and Sara Watkins (3/26/11)
    • 00:16:56 "One More Night in Brooklyn," Justin Townes Earle (4/2/11)
    • 00:20:09 Chess script (10/8/11)
    • 00:31:14 Powdermilk Biscuit Break (10/8/11)
  • Segment 2
    • 00:32:44 GK Powdermilk Outro
    • 00:33:17 "Fish Song," Tom Rush (4/16/11)
    • 00:35:59 Schubert script with Raul Melo and Cantus into Tales of Hoffman (10/1/11)
    • 00:46:23 Fmr. Mayor Ed Koch reads Shakespeare (4/23/11)
    • 00:47:32 "Claire de Lune," by Claude Debussy performed by Charles Overton (6/18/11)
    • 00:52:58 Calvin Trillin's poetry segment (11/26/11)
    • 01:00:41 GK Intermission Credits
  • Segment 3
    • 01:04:46 Welcome Back
    • 01:05:20 "Another Carnival of the Animals," Rich Dworsky (1/22/11)
    • 01:08:48 Guy Noir script (4/9/11)
    • 01:20:10 "White Rabbit," Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (10/15/11)
    • 01:23:07 Byways script with Gillian and David (10/15/11)
    • 01:31:12 GK Mono Intro
    • 01:31:48 "From this Valley," The Civil Wars (3/26/11)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:34:51 The News from Lake Wobegon: Tundra Swans Return (4/16/11)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:50:51 "Stoplight Roses," Nick Lowe (9/24/11)
    • 01:53:45 GK Credits
    • 01:55:01 "Amant Toujours," Le Vent du Nord (9/17/11)

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