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TONY THE SINGING BARBER

We recently signed a new stylist to our staff of volunteers, meet Tony the Singing Barber from Webster, SD. He gave me the “medium” cut the other day, while singing an Elvis Presley song.

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LIVE FROM THE CLAY COUNTY FAIR

Rock Garden Tour Garretson Correspondent Dr. Scott Gibson recently earned decent marks at the Clay County Fair Floriculture Pavilion Dahlia Competition. His entries were widely criticized for their lack of foliage, stem length, and color density. Other than that the judges really liked his flowers. Gibson promises this is only the beginning of his career […]

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A RABBIT MAY HAVE KILLED OUR MASCOT

In this photo Flowerman tells Oil Can about the time his sister entered a baby rabbit in the Lincoln County Fair Meat Rabbit competition by mistake. Our Forestberg Correspondent claims he’s never heard a rabbit story with a happy ending. We tend to agree.

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MIDWEST FANCY

      A few photos from that time when we talked about Jello for a couple of hours with friend and artist Altman Studeny.

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The Origins of Possum

If you've ever listened to our rock and roll gardening show you may or may not know that we reference George Jones at least once a night. Take the above clip (from our last show) as an example. It just so happens that No Show (also known as the Possum) lays claim to spots 1, 4 and 8 in […]

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HAPPY HOWLING The tradition of carving lanterns goes back to Ireland and a guy known as Stingy Jack. Stingy earned his reputation the hard way, skulking about garden plots after dark thieving cabbages and spuds and whatever else he could cram into his knickers. He creeped people out. So mick gardeners started lighting up turnips […]

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MYTHIC PUBLIC RADIO LEGENDS REVEALED Rock Garden Tour Live in Deadwood, SD from the Franklin Hotel at this year's SD Festival of Books So here it is then, a live performance from extreme south eastern South Dakota's favorite rock and roll garden show, the Rock Garden Tour. We'll share some sonic bits and peaches from the show […]

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GILLIAN WELCH – "THE HARROW & THE HARVEST" "Down to the title, it's an album about doing the work for the results you want. In other words, it's about patience. Whether it's the plea of 'Tennessee' or the shadows of 'Dark Turn of Mind,' there's a sense it's all about coming through some tough seasons." - […]

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Rock Garden Tour 60: New American Gardener

  This week's Rock Garden Tour podcast features a whole lot of me, Flowerman. If you listened to the show last Sunday night on SDPB Radio you would have heard a whole lot of me, Flowerman, but with free range rock and roll mixed in there. Unfortunately, we can't include all of that music in the podcast. Its what they […]

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