Click through from the dashboard for a compilation of audio, video, scripts, comments from Twitter, and more from last weekend’s show…
The answers about how you listen to the show are great — keep ‘em coming!
(If you’re curious, yours truly is usually only half-listening to the live show since I’m running around the venue to shoot our web videos but I listen to the archived stream on Monday mornings to make sure it’s working correctly. If I’m not traveling with the show, I listen at home while eating pizza and take a few notes so I can update the website when the broadcast is over.)
A lot of listeners mention that they tune in to the show while cooking dinner on Saturday nights and that got us wondering… how do you listen, Tumblrers? Do you make time for the live broadcast on Saturday, catch a Sunday rebroadcast, or stream online at work? Come for the scripts and skip the music? Ignore the world for two hours or check off a few to-do items while you follow the latest Lake Wobegon gossip?
(Taken with http://cinemagr.am)
On the 17th of May, Rammstein will be playing in the Honda Center in Anaheim California, near where I live. Rammstein are a very loud German band who sing aggressively sexual songs and during their live shows, everything is on fire. Their latest single is called Mein Land, which will give you an idea.
I’ve bought all their albums on CD, the actual physical discs, ever since Sehnsucht, and I think they’re awesome. I’m not really good with crowds, and I assume my aversion will be aggravated by the sort of tomfoolery these yahoos will be bent on, but I might take the risk this one time. The tickets range from $63 to $107.
On the 13th July, Prairie Home Companion will be recording in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, close to where I live. A Prairie Home Companion is a radio show that’s been running since 1974 and it’s kind of awesome. It takes the form of an old-timey radio variety show, and they always broadcast live, usually from St. Paul, Minnesota. They have traditional country songs, and new songs in the traditional country style, and regular skits like Guy Noir, private eye and the weekly news from Lake Woebegone, which always seems to be covered in snow and irritating animals having rocks thrown at them by bored Lutherans. The whole thing is bullshit, of course, but it’s often hilarious and sometimes sad, but in the nice way. Their audience appears to be composed entirely of white people over the age of 60, but I like it.
I’ve been following Garrison Keillor as an author since 1989, when I bought Lake Woebegone Days, thinking it was a real place. The ticket prices haven’t gone live yet, but they’ll probably be somewhere around $50.
I can justify buying tickets for one of these shows.
HELP ME DECIDE, FOLLOWERS!
IN B4 “both”; I have no income and I feel bad enough about the non-essential expenditure that one of these shows represents.
Could we sway the decision if we talked the Shoe Band into getting a pyrotechnics rig just for this show?