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Hearing Voices from NPR®
043 Go By Train: Riding the Rails
Host: Calvin Johnson of K Records
Airs week of: 2010-06-30 (Originally: 2008-12-24)
“Go By Train” (52:00 mp3):
Musician Calvin Johnson (of the band Beat Happening, and owner of K Records) hosts train tales:
An existential interaction with an automated Amtrak voice.
Calvin reads from his Great Aunt Grace’s diary of a 1891 train ride from Boston to San Francisco.
In the Song & Memory series, musician Jules Shear recalls singing for a school principal while riding the rails as a kid.