Sunday, August 23, 2009

Says You

Paige, Tina, and I had a great time at the taping of "Says You" at TPAC. What they did was tape four shows - two Saturday night and two Sunday afternoon. It's fun seeing how they do it and getting to find out what kind of things will be edited out. They said this is the largest audience they have had and were impressed with the venue, too. At one point Richard Sher exclaimed, "Did the lighting go up when the band stood? We aren't used to this kind of production and a clean stage!" Francine Achbar said, "This is a show business town."

As you can see, Richard Sher stands to ask the questions. The panelists are from left to right Carolyn Faye Fox, Nat Segaloff, Joyce Kulhawik, guest scorekeeper from Nashville and regular Benjamin Sher (both middle-school age), Doug Palau, Francine Achbar, Murray Horwitz, and Richard Sher.

Award-winning Western Swing band The Time Jumpers were the musical guests. They are really good! Article about them HERE that tells what each of the band members does full-time, and their website is HERE (warning: it plays music, so if you're at work, you can pause it or wait until later). They play regularly at the Station Inn (one of the most famous bluegrass clubs in the world), so if you're in Nashville, that might be a place you could stop in. Nashville studio musicians are legendary. They can play anything with anybody. Well, one of Nashville's nicknames is Music City, and it's not just for country music, although that is what it's most known for.

During that time one of the teams makes up a definition, Richard Sher walks around and chats with the other team. They obviously enjoy doing this and have a good time. The puns and banter are even more entertaining than on the radio because they say some things that won't make it on the air. When you listen to it, think about us and what a great time we had!

I think these photos will embiggen if you click on them. We were at the back of the orchestra section, and I did use the zoom, but it's still pretty far away. Our NPR station is WPLN, which began broadcasting from the Richland Public Library in Nashville (therefore, the call letters).

Good article in Nashville paper The Tennessean HERE.


Sam said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Good for you. My Mom loved bluegrass, her favorites were Allison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and Ricky Skaggs.

Beth said...

Glad you had a great time! I love NPR. Hey wait...that's not a GOVERNMENT-RUN station, is it?! It better not be! The government needs to keep its hands off of my radio!

(Sorry, I couldn't resist. And no, folks, NPR is not run by the government.) Hugs, Beth

frogponder said...

Sounds like a heck of a lot of fun!

Ms. Moon said...

Dang! Wish I'd been there!

Joy said...

I wish you'd all been there! You'd have enjoyed it.