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That Time of Year: Chapter One | Garrison Keillor

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It’s been an easy life and when I think back, I wish it were a summer morning after a rain and I were loading my bags into the luggage hold of the bus and climbing aboard past Al, the driver, and the bench seats up front to the bunks in back and claiming a low bunk in the rear for myself.

We’re about to set off on a twenty-eight-city tour of one-­nighters, two buses, the staff bus and the talent bus (though actually the tech guys, Sam and Thomas and Albert and Tony, have most of the talent and the rest of us just do the best we can). I kiss Jenny goodbye and she envies me, having been on opera and orchestra bus tours herself and loved them.

The show band guys sit in front, Rich Dworsky, Chris, Pat and Pete, Andy, Gary or Larry, Richard, Joe, Arnie the drummer, Heather the duet partner on “Under African Skies” and “In My Life” and Greg Brown’s “Early.”

Fred Newman is here, Mr. Sound Effects, and we’ll do the Bebopareebop commercial about the meteorite flying into Earth’s atmosphere about to wipe out an entire city when a beluga in heat sings a note that sets off a nuclear missile that deflects the meteorite to the Mojave Desert where it cracks the earth’s crust and hatches prehistoric eggs of pterodactyls, which rise screeching and galumphing toward a tiny town and a Boy Scout camp where a lone bagpiper plays the Lost Chord that pulverizes the pterodactyls’ tiny brains and sends them crashing and gibbering into an arroyo, and I say, “Wouldn’t this be a good time for a piece of rhubarb pie?” and we sing, One little thing can revive a guy, and that is a piece of rhubarb pie. Serve it up nice and hot, maybe things aren’t as bad as you thought.

Source: That Time of Year: Chapter One | Garrison Keillor

The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, March 5, 2021 | Garrison Keillor

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“The law has nothing to do with justice, and injustice can’t be left unchallenged. So I decided to be a writer” – Leslie Marmon Silko, born this day in 1948…

Source: The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, March 5, 2021 | Garrison Keillor

Peter Ostroushko: Living in Wonderful Memories and in his Music Forever | Garrison Keillor

Peter picked up his dad’s mandolin when he was a child and that was the start. Soon he could play fiddle or guitar, too. He was a teenager in high school when he knocked on Rudy Darling’s door and said he lived a few houses away and heard Rudy playing as he was walking by […]

Source: Peter Ostroushko: Living in Wonderful Memories and in his Music Forever | Garrison Keillor

The Writer’s Almanac – Saturday, February 13, 2021

 

 

 

The Writer’s Almanac

Editor’s Note: I was pleased and happy to discover that Garrison Keillor had resumed his “The Writer’s Almanac” podcasts. You can listen to them here:

https://art19.com/shows/the-writers-almanac

“The Writer’s Almanac is a daily podcast of poetry and historical interest pieces, usually of literary significance, hosted by Garrison Keillor.”

Source: The Writer’s Almanac

Garrison Keillor: Done. Over. He’s here. Goodbye. | The Salt Lake Tribune

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First Published Nov 09 2016 07:06AM • Last Updated Nov 21 2016 03:03 pm

Source: Garrison Keillor: Done. Over. He’s here. Goodbye. | The Salt Lake Tribune