Nov 27, 2008

Alice's Restaurant

It's not Thanksgiving until you have heard the song!

In case you haven't heard it on the radio today, a nice collage of live performance and clips from the movie.

But mostly, just to get the fat chick off of the top of my blog!

9 comments:

  1. I love this song! I listen to it every year on Thanksgiving. And I love the movie, too.

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  2. For years I've listened to this song (along with the Motorcycle Song, of course), having NO idea that there was a movie! Is it any good?

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  3. "...and all ya' need to do to join the Movement is sing along when it comes around again on the git-tar!!"

    I renewed my membership this afternoon-- I've been a proud member of the Thanksgivin' Day Anti-Massacree movement since I was about 17!!

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  4. "Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie; I PUT that envelope with my name on it at the bottom of that half a ton of garbage..."

    There's a "progressive rock" station here in Chicago, WXRT, that has a deejay, Teri Hemmert, who plays the song at 11:00 am every Thanksgiving for as many years as I can remember. I think she started it in the 1970's. I missed it a few years while I was downstate in college, but since then, I've rarely missed it. Thankfully, my stepdaughter reminded me today.

    "Obie-- it's gonna be hard to pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on..."

    I saw Arlo Guthrie, along with Pete Seeger, on July 12, 1979, at the Ravinia Music Theater. There's a specific reason I can recall that date, having to do with an event in Chicago history. I was supposed to go to Disco Demolition Night at the old Comiskey Park that night, but a couple of friends and I had bought tickets for the Guthrie/Seeger concert already. When we went home, we ran into friends who been at Comiskey that night on the train home. They were beside themselves with excitement.

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  5. THANK YOU for posting it. Our radio station plays it every year, but I missed it yesterday! I was bummed out, but not anymore!

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  6. Haven't heard this since...last year.

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  7. Ah, definitely a classic :) Thanks!

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  8. Once, when I was a wee tot, I was at my grandma's house, sleeping on the floor with a bunch of my cousins when the song "Alice's Restaurant" came on over my little transistor radio. I kept poking my cousin Alice, trying to wake her up so she could hear "her" song, but she wouldn't wake up. She was dead to the world. Bitch.

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  9. Thanks for reminding me what Thanksgiving is truly about- taking out the garbage.

    Doc

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