Join us for an evening of less talk and more witty banter about animal husbandry. Featuring Flowerman, Oil Can, special guest Pleasure Horse, an interview with Abby Bischoff, a reading by Ghosts & Horses, a letter from Skunkweed, free verse haiku poetry, songs, and more.
This week's rock and roll garden variety podcast features a talk with Steve Bormes, a certified aborist, and John Boylan, an expert on Swamp Thing. It makes sense that we'd ask a Swamp Thing expert to join us in the wake of the recent ice storm, but why the certified arborist? That's what you're about to find out. Enjoy the podcast and keep it rural.
Last Saturday night on SDPB Radio we rebroadcast historic episode 34 of the original rock and roll garden show. If you don't recall, this is the one where News from Pierre (pictured above holding a newspaper) spends about 45 minutes searching for Badgerton, SD on a globe and two different maps. Classic! The new season of the Rock Garden Tour starts up again later this month. Until then please enjoy one of our favorite episodes of all time and keep it rural.
This month's gig poster has an absurd amount of holiday spirit because that's what everybody wants! Rock Garden Tour's holiday special will include music from The Tinderbox, sounds from Oil Can, commentary from News from Pierre, a story about cactus, an original carol about mistletoe, and more.
The thing about producing a DIY public radio show is that eventually the DI becomes to much for the Y to handle. So we'd like to bring in another I to help us prepare for Season 3 of the Rock Garden Tour on SDPB Radio. If you've heard of the show and kind of like the idea of helping us out you're a candidate. We don't care if you're a college student or not. If you are a college student though, this could be a great internship opportunity for you. Here's what we need help with:
Booking venues and bands for upcoming shows, taking the show on the road to Lead and Yankton and Watertown and Deadwood and maybe Washington DC, managing merch, reminding Oil Can to bring his sound effects to gigs, helping us to create a stage set, helping us to plan our upcoming television debut, helping us find vintage kazoos, sales (actually we don't call it sales in public radio but that's what it is), planting squash, managing our production schedule, papers, business papers, and a lot more.
If you're interested please email email@example.com. Write "avant-gardener" in the subject line. We'd like to have somebody in place by the end of the year so do it fast. Please.
What?: A listener appreciation party (with lots of squash) for the loyal avant-gardeners in our listening area. Because we couldn't do it without you. And because we have a bunch of extra squash that we need to use up before it goes bad.
Huh?: A listener appreciation party for people that listen to our show. We're going to bake a bunch of Coach's squash, with some help from our friends at Queen City Bakery, and then people at the party will willingly sample it.
Come again?: People at the party will eat squash. Then they'll vote for their favorite variety. Then they'll tell us why and we'll get it on tape (boom-box).
What for?: The Rock Garden Tour is a rock and roll gardening show, we need the audio for our radio program.
What else?: There will be music, and live performances by Flowerman and the Godfather of the Rowena Polo Club Jim Groth, and a panel discussion featuring commentary from experienced and inexperienced squash eaters.
When?: November 13, Tuesday night, starting at about 7pm - panel discussion of experienced and inexperienced squash eaters will start around 8pm.
Where?: Latitude 44 Music Bar in downtown Sioux Falls, SD.
And?: Free buttons and/or gig posters, News from Pierre might be there to sign stuff, you can share your favorite squash story in the Telestory Booth, you can take photos with Badger and Tonya and the rest of the Rock Garden Tour crew, booze (regular price), free ice-water (after mail-in rebate), Avant-Gardener t-shirts, and...
The October episode of the original rock and roll garden show, the Rock Garden Tour, broadcasts this Saturday night at 8PM Central on SDPB Radio in South Dakota. Tune in if you like Presho, SD, or fax machine sound effects, or special musical guest Thomas Hentges, or giant sweet potatoes grown by Lake County gardeners. Enjoy this audio visual sampling from the show, and as always, keep it rural.
Join us for this month's live tape recording of the show, if you're into that sort of thing. We're featuring special old timey musical guest Fiddler Nelson. The family band will also be debuting a mostly new song about Woonsocket, SD.