Monday, April 06, 2009

Garrison Keillor Gets Sexy

The ever-cheeky Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion set a new standard for home-spun boldness Saturday. If you missed it, do go listen to his song "Fatherhood", a bebopping rendition of the heroic journey of a sperm. It's in Segment 3, just after "Bailout Boogie."

(I'd offer a sample of those daring lines, but ever since I paid for the right to quote from "Puff the Magic Dragon" in my first novel Revelation, I've been careful to stay out of song lyrics.)

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kenju said...

I tried to find it, but I don't have time to listen to the whole segment, and I can't isolate the song. It's too bad I missed the show this week. I don't think of Garrison as sexy, but I could be proven wrong....LOL

Peggy Payne said...

No way to isolate the song, unfortunately. It's about 11 or 12 minutes into the segment. Pleasant minutes, though.

And about sexy: I met him once at a reception in Chapel Hill. In person, he's drop-dead attractive. Very tall, listens intently with a warm, amused, affectionate manner.

Diane J. Young said...

A less snappy version of the song is at

Peggy Payne said...

Thank you for that link. I liked seeing the lyrics in writing too, read some of it out loud to my office partner just now.

For other readers, Diane J. Young is a Lutheran minister --

I'd love to know what you think, DJY, of GK's take on the Lutheran church in Lake Woebegon.