December 7, 2013 // Show #1423

Listen to the Skies

Nick Lowe

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a live broadcast from The Town Hall in New York City. With special guests, British rock 'n' roller Nick Lowe, actress Debra Monk, and satin-voiced singer Nellie McKay. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, 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
    • 00:00:14 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:03:35 GK opens
    • 00:05:45 Santa's in New York- GK/ Debra Monk/ Rich Dworsky
    • 00:07:17 Guy Noir script
    • 00:18:08 GK intros Nellie McKay
    • 00:19:40 Take Me Away- Nellie McKay and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Fred Newman
    • 00:23:23 Roommate script
    • 00:31:58 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:42 GK talks with Debra Monk
    • 00:34:55 Where Could I Go?- GK, Debra Monk, Rich Dworsky
    • 00:38:43 Beggars script
    • 00:49:02 Blowin' into Town- The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:51:27 GK intros Nick Lowe
    • 00:52:30 Christmas at the Airport- Nick Lowe and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:56:12 Rome Wasn't Built in a Day- Nick Lowe and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 00:59:22 Will We Go, Darling?- GK, Debra Monk, Rich Dworsky
    • 01:02:36 Intermission- Help!
  • Segment 3
    • 01:06:45 Greetings
    • 01:10:27 Farewell to Minnesota- GK and Richard Dworsky
    • 01:12:38 GK talks with Debra Monk
    • 01:13:06 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town- Debra Monk and Richard Dworsky
    • 01:16:13 GK brings Nellie McKay back, she has changed her outfit
    • 01:17:02 Body and Soul- Nellie McKay
    • 01:20:42 Mom script
    • 01:28:53 GK brings Nick Lowe back
    • 01:29:10 Tokyo Bay- Nick Lowe and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:31:56 I Was Born in Bethlehem- Nick Lowe and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:35:43 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:50:26 Here Comes Santa Claus- Nellie McKay and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
    • 01:52:25 Ketchup script
    • 01:53:33 Credits, We Wish You a Merry Christmas/ We Wish You A Merry Christmas/ Angels We Have Heard on High

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