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The Illustrated Version of “Alice’s Restaurant”: Watch Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the 18+ minute counterculture song recounts Arlo Guthrie’s real encounter with the law, starting on Thanksgiving Day 1965. As the long song unfolds, we hear all about how a hippie-bating police officer, by the name of William “Obie” Obanhein, arrested Arlo for littering. (Cultural footnote: Obie previously posed for several Norman Rockwell paintings, including the well-known p...
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Read 800+ Thanksgiving Books Free at the Internet Archive

On Thanksgiving Day, Americans make the (sometimes arduous) effort to gather for an enormous traditional meal and for many, a now equally traditional viewing of televised football. But even when stretched to their maximum length, these activities occupy only so many hours. What to do with the rest of the day? You might consider heading over to the Internet Archive and filling it with some holiday-appropriate reading. Last year that site’s librarian Brewster Kahle tweeted a suggestion to “check ...
Tags: Facebook, Books, College, Turkey, Canada, Bob Dylan, Internet Archive, Marilyn Monroe, Seoul, Truman Capote, Norman Bridwell, Clifford, Scott Fitzgerald, Arlo Guthrie, Brewster Kahle, Charles Schulz

Spruce Peak Arts – Director of Development

Organization Spruce Peak Arts is dedicated to using the inspiration and creativity of the performing arts to fulfill its ambitious mission to inspire, educate, and entertain all of us, all year round. Spruce Peak Arts delivers engaging experiences for all ages that connect audiences to the performing arts in deep, meaningful, and delightful ways. The organization’s goal is to be both collaborator and catalyst and to inspire the imagination of the audience and the artist through unforgettable...
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"As 'Norwegian Wood' played faintly on a crappy stereo, Courtney led me down a short hallway to the bedroom."

"I got to the door and opened it to find Kurt lying in a little bed in a little room, his back against the wall, facing the doorway, his shocking blue eyes gazing at me through the subdued lighting. His bare feet stuck out past the bedsheets, and his toenails were painted a rosy hue. The smell of jasmine flowers wafted through the screen of the window above his head. To this day, whenever I smell jasmine I’m transported to that moment. 'Hi,' he said, and two things struck me instantly. The firs...
Tags: Children, Law, Drugs, Motorcycles, Kurt Cobain, Height, Kurt, Arlo Guthrie, Courtney, Ann Althouse, Michael Azerrad

Singer Judy Collins recalls Leonard Cohen, and talks new podcast, album and tour

Judy Collins says she is more than happy to give credit where it is due: Her new podcast, “Since You’ve Asked,” was her manager’s idea. “I’m so happy to be able to say that,” the singer says by phone from her home in New York City recently. “My manager is so smart. She said, ‘I’d like you to do some podcasts,’ and I said, ‘Great!’” But it’s Collins’ own intelligence and curiosity that makes “Since You’ve Asked” such an engaging listen. Episodes have so far included writer and teacher Julia Camer...
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Netflix docuseries ‘This Is Pop’ explores the making of music from Abba to Zapp

When the creators of the new Netflix series “This Is Pop” began thinking about how to tell the story of pop music in an eight-episode docuseries, they looked first to the model of their ongoing series “Hip-Hop Evolution,” which last year finished its fourth season on the same streaming network. That series traced the development of rap and hip-hop from a now-legendary party in the Bronx in 1973 where DJ Kool Herc set in motion a series of events that would lead to the genre and its many offshoot...
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Kiss’ Paul Stanley on How Musicians Can Stay Fit for When Touring Returns

As the pandemic raged on last fall, it was no surprise when veteran folk singer Arlo Guthrie called off his plans for future live performances. After suffering a series of strokes over the past three years, Guthrie, 73, decided he no longer could perform “up to the standards I expected of myself, let alone the […]
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The Story Behind “Alice’s Restaurant,” Arlo Guthrie’s Song That’s Now a Thanksgiving Tradition Around the country today, along with a food-coma inducing serving of turkey, ham, stuffing and all the trimmings, a great many of you will be following another tradition: listening to Arlo Guthrie’s 1968 song “Alice’s Restaurant.” According to one YouTuber, when her kids were young, she’d “sit them down together and play this/torture them with it from beginning to end.” The replies suggest she’s not alone. Somewhere a child has now grown up and...
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A live performance of 'Alice's Restaurant'

Some family members insist on playing 'Alice's Restaurant' every Thanksgiving. I don't really understand why, but this version is different.
Tags: Video, News, Thanksgiving, Alice, Arlo Guthrie, Holiday bullshit we post every year

Arlo Guthrie retires from touring

LOS ANGELES — You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant. But it appears we've seen Arlo Guthrie tell...          [Author: Telegram & Gazette]
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Folk singer Arlo Guthrie says he's retiring after health setbacks

Arlo Guthrie, a folk singer whose epic-length "Alice's Restaurant" became a 1960s touchstone, says he's retired from performing.
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Folk Singer Arlo Guthrie Announces He's Retiring From Performing

Arlo Guthrie, 73, says 'touring and stage shows are no longer possible'
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Arlo Guthrie retiring from touring due to health concerns

LOS ANGELES — You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant. But it appears we’ve seen  tell us that in person for the last time....
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50 Years Ago on the Johnny Cash Show: Ray Charles, Arlo Guthrie, and Liza Minnelli

For the last year or so I’ve been setting the DVR to record “The Johnny Cash Show” on GetTV. Back in the golden era of variety shows, when everybody from Ed Sullivan and the Smothers Brothers to Carol Burnett and Glen Campbell had their own primetime shows, the Man in Black got his own one-hour … Continue reading 50 Years Ago on the Johnny Cash Show: Ray Charles, Arlo Guthrie, and Liza Minnelli → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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M. C. Armstrong's Playlist for His Memoir "The Mysteries of Haditha"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. M. C. Armstrong's The Mysteries of Haditha is more than a war memoir, the book combines reportage with autobiography to remarkable effect. Phil Klay wrote of the book: "The Mysteries of Haditha is...
Tags: Music, Guantanamo Bay, Diet, Navy, Snowden, Nsa, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Wilco, America, Syria, David, United States, Edward Snowden, Middle East, Al Qaeda

A federal judge declared that a famous song about public property is still private property

Woody Guthrie originally wrote "This Land Is Your Land" as a kind of screed against the exploitations of private property ownership. When he submitted the song for copyright, Guthrie allegedly wrote that it was, "Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don’t give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that’s all we wanted ...
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Susan, Steve and Maxine

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Susan Mailer, daughter of novelist of Norman Mailer for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Susan talked about her mother moving her down to Mexico City when she was still a baby after she divorced Norman. Susan also talks about her years spent with her father in New York and Connecticut. [Photo of Susan Mailer in her Manhattan home, on a desk that belonged to her father, Norman Mailer, by Matt Furman for The Wall Street J...
Tags: Europe, New York, Milan, Washington, Woody Guthrie, House, Connecticut, Italy, Mexico City, Manhattan, Jazz, Mansion, Bronx, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Max

Seattle-area music and nightlife events, April 26-May 2: Turnover, Arlo Guthrie and more

Almost every night of the week, Seattle’s stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as nationally touring pop stars. To that end, choosing something for your night out can be a daunting task. This weekly guide can help by filtering for recommended shows, select dates and […]
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Happy Thanksgiving Open Thread

Don't forget to listen live to Arlo Guthrie at noon when radio stations across the country play the full 18 (or 22) minute version of "Alice's Restaurant." If you can't find a station, here's Boulder's KBCO. Happy Thanksgiving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Boulder, Alice, Don, Arlo Guthrie

Thanksgiving with Arlo

This is the best song ever written about someone cleaning out a hoarder and getting arrested for their troubles. This actually happened in 1965, 53 years ago today, when Arlo Guthrie visited friend Alice Brock and her husband at their home, a church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and did them a favor by taking out their garbage. Somehow that bit of legal trouble was the miracle he needed to not get drafted to Vietnam. True story. The Old Trinity Church in Barrington is now the Guthrie Cente...
Tags: Pets, Arlo Guthrie, Barrington, Arlo, PBurns, Terrierman, Great Barrington Massachusetts, Alice Brock, Old Trinity Church

The Illustrated Version of “Alice’s Restaurant”: Watch Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the 18+ minute counterculture song recounts Arlo Guthrie’s real encounter with the law, starting on Thanksgiving Day 1965. As the long song unfolds, we hear all about how a hippie-bating police officer, by the name of William "Obie" Obanhein, arrested Arlo for littering. (Cultural footnote: Obie previously posed for several Norman Rockwell paintings, including the well-known p...
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10 Best Thanksgiving Songs

In addition to eating too much and watching football, Thanksgiving in the United States is a day to give thanks for the many things we have to be grateful for, and their's nothing like great music to help express it.  Here are our picks: "Alice's Restaurant" - Arlo Guthrie "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" - Sly & The Family Stone "Thank You" - Dido "The Thanksgiving Song" - Adam Sandler "Thank You For The Music"- Abba "Thank You Lord" - Bob Marley "Thank You" ...
Tags: Music, United States, Bob Marley, Adam Sandler, Alice, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, Arlo Guthrie, U Alanis Morissette, Thanksgiving music, Thanksgiving songs

Pittsfield to NYC before the Taconic State Parkway

Remember in Back to the Future when Marty McFly asks his maternal grandfather how to find Doc Brown’s house and he says the street he’s looking for is “a block past Maple” and Marty says “that’s John F. Kennedy Drive,” to which his grandfather, not recognizing the name of the junior senator from Massachusetts, replies “Who the hell is John F. Kennedy?” Looking at old route books can be a lot like that, as major routes become local ones over time and street names change. If you own an old car...
Tags: Maps, NYC, Massachusetts, New York City, Manhattan, Autos, John F Kennedy, Oakland, Alice, Locations, Central Park, Marty Mcfly, Marty, Arlo Guthrie, Franklin Roosevelt, Pittsfield

Today in History for July 10th

Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies. (July 10)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Britain, Arlo Guthrie, Mel Blanc, Millard Fillmore, Shamil Basayev

“Comic” Relief

Rakugo is a performance art that I really don’t fully understand. The closest we would have would be a stand-up comic who tells a long and involved story, potentially exploiting the foibles and failures of people. Possibly the best example would be Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”. But rakugo is done in a very specific way, telling very specific stories with almost no variance from one telling to the next. “Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū” (“Shōwa Era, Genroku Era, Comic Storytelling, and Doubl...
Tags: Reviews, Anime, Arlo Guthrie, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, Fan Service, Kikuhiko, Nigorimasen, Sukeroku, Yotaro He, Yakumo Yurakutei, Yurakutei, Sukeroku Hasutaro

Top Ten Fall Foliage Hikes in New England

These ten hikes deliver on the Northeast’s best fall foliage, minus the expected crowds. The American Northeast is a landscape built for fall. As soon as the sharp crack of autumn arrives in the morning air, chimneys give off their first puff, apple-picking season begins, and the leaves burst into flames of reds, oranges, and yellows. Home to some of the best “leaf peeping” in America, the Northeast is also home to some of the densest populations in the country. But our ten favorite places...
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Johnny Irion On His Artistic Lineage

Johnny Irion's family is rich in writing and music. His great uncle is John Steinbeck and his wife and collaborator is Arlo Guthrie's daughter. He talks with Scott Simon about his new album.
Tags: News, Arlo Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Scott Simon, Johnny Irion

Daughter of Arlo Guthrie advises Keene State graduates

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The daughter of folk artist Arlo Guthrie told Keene State College graduates to remain true to themselves as they get pulled in many different directions. Nora Guthrie was presented an honorary doctor of humane letters degree Saturday for her contributions to preserving her father’s legacy and fostering an appreciation of folk […]
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Church from ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ song reopens after upgrades

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts church building made famous by the 1967 Arlo Guthrie song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” is reopening after some recently completed upgrades. The building in Great Barrington, now the home of the nonprofit Guthrie Center , has been closed for about two months during the work. The Berkshire Eagle reports […]
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Things to do in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, March 30-April 6

EVENTS Once in a Blue Moon Hike and Pancake Breakfast: Conejo Recreation and Park District offers an early morning hike, 5-7 a.m. March 31. Fun dress code: wear blue. Fee $8. Reservations required. Bring a folding lawn chair and flashlight. Hike begins and ends at Conejo Community Center, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. 805-495-2163. Metro presents San Fernando Street Festival: Streets closed down in San Fernando for biking and walking exploration, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 31. Even...
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