Tuesday, June 17, 2008

APHC and Superhero me

Saturday evening DB and I had a date. We went to Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor and watched a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. (If you've ever seen the movie, Garrison Keillor really does wear red shoes during the broadcast - I made sure to notice.)

The show was terrific (you can listen to it here). Lots of references to Ann Arbor and Michigan. The band is fantastic and Fred Newman, the sound effects guy, is amazing. He moves so FAST. There was a harmonica player who knocked our socks off. The Milroys, a duo from Ferndale, MI, sang a few songs - they were good. Suzy Bogguss has a fantastic voice - so clear and lovely. My favorite bit was when she sang her hit song from 1991, "Someday Soon". DB just rolled his eyes when I started to sing along. Because people, Suzy Bogguss I ain't. I can not sing in that key to save my life.

We had a wonderful time and the 2.5 hours we were there whipped by in a flash.

My only disappointment of the show: they didn't do a Catchup Advisory Board sketch. But they did read some Jim Harrison poetry that was quite enjoyable. So I guess I'll forgive them.

"And that's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
~Garrison Keillor.


Something fun:

If I were a dude, I'd be:

Find out Which Marvel Superhero Are You at LiquidGeneration.com!

Stolen from MissNightOwl.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to see a live version of "A Prairie Home Companion". It has always sounded like fun!

Spiderman was always one of my favorites!

blackbird said...

We saw The Prairie Home Companion a couple of years ago and loved it.
I was disappointed that there wasn't a Ketchup Advisory Board commercial too...and I was surprised about GK's shoes!