edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
As I mentioned yesterday, I saw Garrison Keillor live at Tanglewood, doing his Prairie Home Companion radio show. The radio show was, as they usually are, broadcast live; this particular episode was also taped for television, and shown last night as part of PBS's Great Performances series. (Not everything in the radio show made it into the television piece, and the "America the Beautiful" singalong in the television piece happened after the radio show went off air.)

Anybody who missed the radio broadcasts can find RealAudio streams on the archive page for the July 1 episode.

I also found, buried in the Chatterbox Cafe chat, a hint that there may well be a DVD of the (Great Performances) show coming out in the future.

And the Boston Globe drama critic enjoyed the show as well.
edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
As I mentioned yesterday, I saw Garrison Keillor live at Tanglewood, doing his Prairie Home Companion radio show. The radio show was, as they usually are, broadcast live; this particular episode was also taped for television, and shown last night as part of PBS's Great Performances series. (Not everything in the radio show made it into the television piece, and the "America the Beautiful" singalong in the television piece happened after the radio show went off air.)

Anybody who missed the radio broadcasts can find RealAudio streams on the archive page for the July 1 episode.

I also found, buried in the Chatterbox Cafe chat, a hint that there may well be a DVD of the (Great Performances) show coming out in the future.

And the Boston Globe drama critic enjoyed the show as well.
edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
Last night, Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio show broadcast live from Lenox, Massachusetts:
This week, from the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, we bring you the official Prairie Home Companion season finale and Independence Day Special. Broadcasting from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, the performance will be live on radio and filmed for broadcast on the PBS television program Great Performances, Sunday, July 2 at 9 pm Eastern. With very special guests, two-time Academy Award winner — and star of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" movie, Meryl Streep, Canada's finest female trio, The Wailin' Jennys, and spine-tingling Gospel singer, Jearlyn Steele. Also with us, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet with Robin & Linda Williams, Carol Elizabeth Jones, and Mr. low G himself, Carson Wyler. Actress Erica Rhodes will join the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Mr. Andy Stein. Join us for the fireworks, this Saturday on your local public radio station, and again Sunday on your local public television station.
I had the wonderful experience of being in the audience. Garrison, for all his jowly, basset-hound self-deprecation, is an absolute trip to watch - and he was clearly having fun dancing and singing all over the stage. Plus, he got to flirt with and tease Meryl Streep - who is a pretty durn good singer, as well as a top-flight actress.

I was also impressed with the Wailin' Jennies. They're three Canadian singer-songwriters who have wonderful voices and some pretty impressive original tunes.

(I was briefly thinking about trying to live-blog the concert. Fortunately, I came to my senses in time, and just sat back and enjoyed the show.)

And, as it turns out, PBS filmed the concert and is going to broadcast it as part of the Great Performances series tonight at 9PM EDT. I don't know whether I'll be in any of the crowd shots - but that crane-mounted camera at stage left spent an awful lot of time swooping over my head ...
edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
Last night, Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio show broadcast live from Lenox, Massachusetts:
This week, from the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, we bring you the official Prairie Home Companion season finale and Independence Day Special. Broadcasting from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, the performance will be live on radio and filmed for broadcast on the PBS television program Great Performances, Sunday, July 2 at 9 pm Eastern. With very special guests, two-time Academy Award winner — and star of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" movie, Meryl Streep, Canada's finest female trio, The Wailin' Jennys, and spine-tingling Gospel singer, Jearlyn Steele. Also with us, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet with Robin & Linda Williams, Carol Elizabeth Jones, and Mr. low G himself, Carson Wyler. Actress Erica Rhodes will join the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and sitting in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, Mr. Andy Stein. Join us for the fireworks, this Saturday on your local public radio station, and again Sunday on your local public television station.
I had the wonderful experience of being in the audience. Garrison, for all his jowly, basset-hound self-deprecation, is an absolute trip to watch - and he was clearly having fun dancing and singing all over the stage. Plus, he got to flirt with and tease Meryl Streep - who is a pretty durn good singer, as well as a top-flight actress.

I was also impressed with the Wailin' Jennies. They're three Canadian singer-songwriters who have wonderful voices and some pretty impressive original tunes.

(I was briefly thinking about trying to live-blog the concert. Fortunately, I came to my senses in time, and just sat back and enjoyed the show.)

And, as it turns out, PBS filmed the concert and is going to broadcast it as part of the Great Performances series tonight at 9PM EDT. I don't know whether I'll be in any of the crowd shots - but that crane-mounted camera at stage left spent an awful lot of time swooping over my head ...
edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
Oh, this is too good ... the current Prairie Home Companion Guy Noir skit has President Bush calling Guy Noir and asking him to look into indications that the Unitarians are close to getting "nucular" weapons!
edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
Oh, this is too good ... the current Prairie Home Companion Guy Noir skit has President Bush calling Guy Noir and asking him to look into indications that the Unitarians are close to getting "nucular" weapons!
edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
A man fell into an upholstery machine. Now he's fully recovered.

A neutron walks into a bar, sits down, and asks the bartender "Hey, how much for a beer?"
The bartender says, "For you? No charge."

Q: Was Adam the first man?
A: That's what Eve told him.

A blonde walks up to the counter and says: "I'd like a cheeseburger, fries, and a Diet Coke." The man behind the counter says "Blondie! Look around, this is a LIBRARY!" "Oh, how silly of me." says the blonde. She then begins whispering "I'd like a cheeseburger, fries, and a Diet Coke."

Two nuns are riding their bicycles to church and are forced to take a detour through an old, little used street. "I've never come this way before," says the first nun. The other replies, "It's probably the cobblestones."

(More available at http://www.publicradio.org/applications/formbuilder/projects/joke_machine/joke_page.php )
edschweppe: A closeup of my face, taken at Star Island during the All-Star II conference in 2009 (Default)
A man fell into an upholstery machine. Now he's fully recovered.

A neutron walks into a bar, sits down, and asks the bartender "Hey, how much for a beer?"
The bartender says, "For you? No charge."

Q: Was Adam the first man?
A: That's what Eve told him.

A blonde walks up to the counter and says: "I'd like a cheeseburger, fries, and a Diet Coke." The man behind the counter says "Blondie! Look around, this is a LIBRARY!" "Oh, how silly of me." says the blonde. She then begins whispering "I'd like a cheeseburger, fries, and a Diet Coke."

Two nuns are riding their bicycles to church and are forced to take a detour through an old, little used street. "I've never come this way before," says the first nun. The other replies, "It's probably the cobblestones."

(More available at http://www.publicradio.org/applications/formbuilder/projects/joke_machine/joke_page.php )

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