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deadcarp    Posted 02-01-2004 at 11:55:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
i always liked garrison keillor and was surprised at how tall the guy is. we'd showed up for a breakfast show at a local college and it felt stange sitting in the bleachers while it was getting light outside. once he walked out, picked up the mike and started telling us about throwing rotten tomatoes at his sister though, the whole crowd was transported to their childhood and forgot what time it was.
well on the way back from breakfast this morning i heard him again, and he was telling about crazy eric, their norwegian neighbor who loved to ski at night but in those days lacked modern equipment. eric would only speak norwegian in cold weather, used 2x4s for skis, coyote traps for bindings and shotguns for ski poles. but he got by. and keillor mentioned trying to start their old car to get to church, but if they missed their chance and it faltered, the neighbor would give it a jump with his pickup truck. of course that would mean they'd be indebted to a catholic and that's a bigger deal than you might think. or as garrison might put it - "a full-blown case of clodhopping bumpkinism" :)

well if you might like to get totally lost on some winter afternoon, listen to some of this --

Battleborn    Posted 02-01-2004 at 15:43:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I listen every weekend. I love The News From Lake Wobegon, and he always has great musicians. Great way to spend a cold winter afternoon.

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