Wednesday, November 24, 2010

11/25: "Alice's Restaurant" on Boston Radio

I'm not sure if I'm going to find more Thanksgiving cheapness than the performance art and the Great Scott celebration on the calendar, but we'll see.

Also, I repeat my apology for screwing up the MFA hours below!


9am, Noon, 4pm
"Alice's Restaurant Massacree": Thanksgiving Broadcast
at WZLX (100.7 FM)

Also on WUMB-FM (91.9 FM) at noon. Other stations may play it, but these two have it easily found on their websites.

Way back in 1965, Arlo Guthrie celebrated Thanksgiving out in Great Barrington. Since hippies typically oppressed by "The Man", he and a friend were 'arrested for littering' when they couldn't find a good place to put the preprandial rubbish.

This is his amusing musical statement that runs more than 18 minutes, so it may be the longest Thanksgiving song ever -- except when Guthrie performs a longer version...


Okay, I listened to it again upon seeing Eileen's comment. I smiled a lot and giggled quite a bit. Everyone should listen to it at least twice...

If you don't want to wait for the radio -- or pay for it -- I've included two clips of the whole thing. Pretend you're flipping the record over.


eileensideways said...

listening to alice's restaurant is a prerequisite for us to gear up for all the family craziness on thanksgiving day. last year we were en route to marshfield and got stuck in traffic for 45 min. we hardly moved. had parents in car with us and we tuned into alice's restaurant. they thought it was hilarious and asked, will we listen to that funny song again?. you betcha!

rob v said...

Yep, I'm definitely going to listen to it in the morning!