December 1, 2012 // Show # 1369

Cool As Ice Cubes, Sharp As Darts

The Bacon Brothers

Coming to you this week from The Town Hall in New York City, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, masters of many musical moods, The Bacon Brothers, and composer Peter Schickele and the Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Erica Rhodes, and Fred Newman; The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues - GK, The Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua and Shoe Band
    • 00:04:45 GK Opens
    • 00:09:08 Federal Law - GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:11:18 Sugar Babe (It's All Over Now) - Pat Donohue, GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:14:35 Guy Noir Script
    • 00:25:20 Baby Sees Manhattan (Hush Little Baby) - GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:31:12 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:12 GK talks about the Neglected Instruments
    • 00:34:45 Rhubarb Script
    • 00:38:32 GK talks with Peter Schickele
    • 00:40:54 Joy to the World, Especially to Out-of-Work Musicians - Peter Schickele and The Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua
    • 00:47:14 Mom Script
    • 00:52:45 GK introduces The Bacon Brothers
    • 00:53:28 493 Miles - The Bacon Brothers
    • 00:57:24 GK talks with Kevin and Michael Bacon
    • 00:58:45 Only a Good Woman - The Bacon Brothers
    • 01:03:56 Intermission - She Loves You
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:50 GK Greetings
    • 01:11:14 Diamonds in the Rough - GK, The Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua and Shoe Band
    • 01:16:18 GK talks with Peter Schickele
    • 01:17:15 The Mule - Peter Schickele, Michele Eaton and Brian Dougherty
    • 01:18:44 Three Step Crab Dinner - Peter Schickele, Michele Eaton and Brian Dougherty
    • 01:20:02 O Serpent - Peter Schickele, Michele Eaton and Brian Dougherty
    • 01:22:28 In the Hearts of the Smallest Creatures - Shoe Band and Melanie Feld
  • Segment 4
    • 01:25:15 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:35 Memorize - The Bacon Brothers
    • 01:43:58 GK talks with The Bacon Brothers
    • 01:45:00 36 Cents - The Bacon Brothers
    • 01:49:10 The Beautiful Blue Danube - GK, The Semi-Pro Musica Antiqua and Shoe Band
    • 01:51:28 Cleaning Lady Script
    • 01:53:45 Fiscal Script
    • 01:56:32 GK Credits
    • 01:57:40 Forked Deer - Richard Kriehn, Andy Stein and Shoe Band

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