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of the Geezers on
Prairie Home Companion
Saturday, January 29, 2005
(Select Segment 2)

Geezers NOT in Prairie Home Companion Movie!!

In July 2005, Director Robert Altman filmed "A Prairie Home Companion," a fictional piece by Garrison Keillor about the imminent demise of a famous weekly radio show.

We know you will be disappointed to know that the Geezers do not appear in that movie.  Instead, famous actors like Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, among others, take the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater, along with real musicians who can play well on command.  (The Geezers play well, but never on command, so it woulda been iffy to have us there.)

Anyhow, GO SEE THIS FILM.  It's terrific, and will be enjoyed by all who enjoy traditional music, goofy humor and the PHC radio show.  If you hate PHC or Garrison Keillor, skip it.  But you don't know what you're missing.

Another Victory!!

On Sunday, May 29, 2005, the Geezers won the Duluth Battle of the Jug Bands, and are now the temporary owners of the trophy krumkake iron.

As a friend said, "You guys are really big stuff now," to which Peter responded, "Yes, in our own sad, pathetic way, we ARE big stuff."

In February 2004, the Geezers Jug Band won the 22nd Annual Battle of the Jug Bands in Minneapolis. We were stunned.

Even more astonishing, we were invited to play on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion on Saturday night, January 29, 2005.  We also played in the Friday night preview show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, where PHC is broadcast.  Both shows were sold out to the live audience of about 1000 people.

This was a great thrill for the Geezers, who started out in early 2004 hoping not to embarrass themselves.

If you've never heard The Prairie Home Companion, you owe it to yourself. It's a much-celebrated old-time live radio show, full of music, radio skits and other entertainment. A Prairie Home Companion is heard by over 4 million listeners each week on over 558 public radio stations, and is heard abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks In Europe and the Far East.  You can and should find out more at http://www.prairiehome.org.

We do not believe this adventure will lead to fame, riches, or early retirement.

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