Friday, February 05, 2010

The Fine Example of Lord Keillor of Wobegon

Last night Husband Bob and I went to see a live TV showing of Prairie Home Companion at a local movie theatre: a perfect celebration of Bob's 68th birthday yesterday.

It was sublimely good and completely heart-warming: a winning combo that Garrison Keillor produces weekly without fail.

Here's why I mention him again on a blog broadly devoted to boldness and marching to your own drummer, artistic and otherwise. GK has made an immense success and ongoing contribution based on an idea that at first probably didn't sound like a sure-fire national hit. Think about it: a two hour radio show about an imaginary Minnesota town, two cowboys, a lovelorn private eye, ketchup, duct tape, and hopeful gospel music. A show based on one sorta odd guy being relentlessly himself. I'd hate to have to pitch it in a meeting.

And I'm continuously inspired as well as delighted by both the show and the example.

Encore performance of the HDTV showing: Feb. 9 at a theatre reasonably near you.



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3 comments:

Lynne said...

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Peggy Payne said...

Thank you, Lynne. Will do. And I like a lot of their stuff too. We're obviously kindred spirits.

If you're Lynne W., I hope things are good with you and your painting.

Anonymous said...

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he told me once that he doesn't try to tell healing stories, just good stories--so the
superb hypnotherapy is a side effect of his idea of a "good' story--amazing, considering how hard & long many therapists have to study & work to do good hypnotherapy , & this guy is just a Natural healer !! Aiki