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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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Waxahatchee – “Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues” (Woody Guthrie Cover)

Waxahatchee has covered Woody Guthrie. This tracks! But why has it come to pass? Because the iconic folk singer’s 1940 album Dust Bowl Ballads is about to get a tribute album curated by Grammy-winning music supervisor and producer Randall Poster, who worked on such projects as Skyfall, The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Boardwalk Empire.
Tags: Music, Woody Guthrie, New Music, Randall Poster, Waxahatchee

A new play by Tim Robbins and the Actors’ Gang sees the present in the 1930s

The coronavirus pandemic cut off Los Angeles theater companies from their audiences, but Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins is seeking to use it as a way to reconnect. He has pulled together a virtual production of a three-part play called “We Live On” with the Actors’ Gang. Robbins is the artistic director and one of the founding members of the company. It got its start in 1981, before Robbins’ went on to star in such films as “Bull Durham,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Mystic River,” f...
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Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters opens show with National Anthem

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Pageant of the Masters, its director Diana Challis Davy worried it might never reopen. “It caused me to think about what makes the pageant exist,” she said on Thursday, July 8, a day after the Laguna Beach show that recreates near-identical replicas of famous artworks with live actors opened with this year’s “Made in America” theme. “To a great extent, it’s because we have volunteers who are willing to give up their summer. I realize now that their enthu...
Tags: Art, Arts, Time, Woody Guthrie, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Road, Local News, Louis Armstrong, Delaware, National Anthem, Edward Hopper, Dorothea Lange

Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters opens with ‘Made in America’

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the Pageant of the Masters, its director Diana Challis Davy worried it might never reopen. “It caused me to think about what makes the pageant exist,” she said on Thursday, July 8, a day after the Laguna Beach show that recreates near-identical replicas of famous artworks with live actors opened with this year’s “Made in America” theme. “To a great extent, it’s because we have volunteers who are willing to give up their summer. I realize now that their enthu...
Tags: Art, Arts, Woody Guthrie, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Road, Local News, Louis Armstrong, Delaware, Edward Hopper, Pomona, Dorothea Lange, Lincoln Memorial

Progressive Patriotism For July 4

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. This July 4 will be the first Independence Day of Joe Biden’s presidency. Americans can celebrate the holiday by expressing their patriotism around a set of ideas and principles instead of Donald Trump’s insistence that patriotism is about fealty to one man and his government. Trump has never understood that the ways Americans express their patriotism are as diverse as our nation. To some, patriotism means "my...
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Bruce Springsteen says new album 'soon' during Woody Guthrie Prize presentation

Bruce Springsteen dropped the album news while accepting the award during a recently taped presentation at his home in Colts Neck        [Author: Asbury Park Press]
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Bruce Springsteen Receives This Year's Woody Guthrie Prize

Bruce Springsteen has won the Woody Guthrie Prize, which is given annually to an artist seen as carrying on the spirit of the folk singer whose music focused on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised.
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Bruce Springsteen to receive Woody Guthrie Prize for 'inspiring generations'

Bruce Springsteen will receive the Woody Guthrie Prize from the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 13        [Author: Asbury Park Press]
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The Digital Lomax Archive Provides Free Access to the Pioneering Recordings of John & Alan Lomax, Compiled Across 7 Decades

The work of ethnomusicologist father and son team John and Alan Lomax was intended to preserve the local musical cultures of the United States and regions around the world against an encroaching mass media threatening to erase them. But the thousands of Lomax recordings, films, books, articles, and other documents not only conserved regional music; they also helped transform mass culture by introducing local forms that have since become part of a global musical grammar. Lomax and his son...
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'It shook me to my core': 50 years of Carole King's Tapestry

James Taylor, Roberta Flack, Tori Amos, Joan Armatrading, Rufus Wainwright and more on the 70s masterpieceThe singer-songwriter genre was named around 1970, give or take, and was said to apply to me and, among others Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens and Jackson Browne. Why that supposed movement didn’t begin with Bob Dylan or even Woody Guthrie or Robert Johnson beats me – maybe they were still “folk”. But, if it means anything, Carole King deserves to be thought of as its epitome. I’d been deep into ...
Tags: Music, Woody Guthrie, Los Angeles, Culture, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Haim, Rufus Wainwright, Carole King, Joan Armatrading, Tune-yards, Jackson Browne, Sharon Van Etten, Tori Amos, Robert Johnson, Devendra Banhart

New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup

New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup, the curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films, has announced its February streaming lineup! OVID exclusives next month include Rogier Kappers’ Emmy nominated documentary Lomax the Songhunter, two films by Romanian director Radu Jude titled I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians and Aferim!, as well as Tsai Ming-liang’s Rebels of the Neon God, The Hole, and much more. You can learn more about thes...
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White House Sculpture Garden To Feature Songwriter Who Hated Trump’s Dad

Woody Guthrie once wrote a song about Fred Trump's racist rental policies, "Old Man Trump."
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I chose fun over drudgery – and ran off to live at sea

After a miserable 2014, I knew I had to make more time for myself – and my beloved boatI don’t make resolutions. But one year I made an exception. It was 1 January 2015. It was the only nod to self-improvement I have ever made – and it changed the course of my life. Very seriously, I resolved to have more fun. I had been inspired by the American folk legend Woody Guthrie, whose 1943 resolutions had come to light, a list full of such gems as “dream good” and “dance better”. Yes, I thought. Focus ...
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Stand up and fight

One of Woody Guthrie’s resolutions was to “Wake up and fight.” But he wasn’t talking about being a bully. Or picking a fight at the local bar. He was talking about changing the culture. He was challenging himself to push back against the doubters, and even more than that, to overcome his own self-doubt. The culture is created by all of us. It might feel as though it’s done to us, but it’s also created by us. Wake up, stand up and fight. Make things better.
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Woody Guthrie

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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Censoring evil is not that hard a call, social media …

Like any freedom-loving person, I’m awfully glad that there are groups such as the ACLU around to defend unpopular causes — say, American Nazis on parade. Emphasis on awfully. Because while such work is important, it’s essentially theoretically important. I am not losing any sleep over a lack of Nazis on parade. On the whole I am more on the side of the actress Mara Wilson, who on Twitter is Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson. I am more on the side of Woody Guthrie, who scrawled in large letters...
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Somewhat Like a Rolling Stone

1967 was the year The Doors released its self-named album. Elvis and Priscilla were wed. Jimi came out with Are You Experienced? And before the year was out, the Beatles set out on The Magical Mystery Tour. 1967 was the year that Kurt Cobain was born; the year that Woody Guthrie died. 1967 was the … Continue reading Somewhat Like a Rolling Stone → Read more at Glorious Noise...
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Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "This Machine Kills Fascists"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock - "This Machine Kills Fascists" American protest-song legend Woody Guthrie was known for the sticker on his guitar reading "This Machine Kills Fascists". However, the murder of unarmed Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin by Kyle Rittenhouse — and the ongoing assaults against unarmed protesters by armed fascist thugs — have led me to conclude that there's only one kind of machine ...
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Oakland Symphony performs radical social justice song of yore

Oakland Symphony was forced to cancel its season but they've continued to rehearse through Zoom. In lieu of its regular in-person concert, they performed their version of "This Land is Your Land" and posted it on YouTube. Its conductor, Michael Morgan, says of the song choice, "It's often misinterpreted as just another patriotic ditty. The reputation of its composer, Woody Guthrie, is smoothed over and sanitized. But the fact is, it was written in 1940 when many patriotic songs seemed to eith...
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Tulsa Athletic soccer team ditches the National Anthem before matches to play 'This Land Is Your Land' instead

A semi-professional soccer team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is ditching the "The Star-Spangled-Banner" that's typically played before games for a song deemed a bit more inclusive -- Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."
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Tulsa soccer team replaces national anthem with 'This Land Is Your Land'

NPSL club Tulsa Athletic will play Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before home matches going forward.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Irish cultural sites in the US

Today, St. Patrick’s Day in the US is synonymous with posting up at the local Irish pub at 3:00 PM, green Jell-O shots, and breaking out that embarrassing green shirt you can only wear once a year. In the drunken haze, we often forget that the holiday is actually a celebration of Irish culture. The Irish experience in the US has been long and difficult, and it is, in many cases, an example of the American Dream in action. Taking some time around St. Patrick’s Day to consider the rich history ...
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Haunted by a Gene

Year after year for two decades, Nancy Wexler led medical teams into remote villages in Venezuela, where huge extended families lived in stilt houses on Lake Maracaibo and for generations, had suffered from a terrible hereditary disease that causes brain degeneration, disability and death.Neighbors shunned the sick, fearing they were contagious."Doctors wouldn't treat them," Wexler said. "Priests wouldn't touch them."She began to think of the villagers as her family, and started a clinic...
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An algorithm produced every possible melody. Now its creators want to destroy songwriter copyrights.

A computer coder calculated all of the possible 8-measure, 12-beat melodies possible from Western music's 12 notes.The coder and a lawyer decided to claim ownership of every song melody ever.The two of them submitted all of these songs into the public domain so no one could ever be found in court to be plagiarizing a song. If we learned anything at all from Jurassic Park, it's that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. Even so, coder Noah Rubin and lawyer Damien Riehl...
Tags: Art, John Lennon, George Harrison, Woody Guthrie, Earth, Copyright, Creativity, Innovation, Sam Smith, Plagiarism, Jurassic Park, Algorithm, Inequality, Justice System, Berry, Noah Rubin

Every Possible Melody Has Been Copyrighted, and They’re Now Released into the Public Domain

When Helen Keller was only twelve years old, she stood accused of plagiarizing a short story. A tribunal acquitted her of the charges, but when her dear friend Mark Twain read about the incident years later, he strenuously protested, exclaiming in a 1903 letter, “the kernel, the soul—let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterance—is plagiarism.” Given the finite number of possible narratives, and combinations of phrases, words, ...
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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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This Land Is Only Made For Woody Guthrie’s Descendants, Apparently

Though it might seem like common sense that, like “Happy Birthday,” the iconic Woody Guthrie song “This Land Is Your Land” should come out of copyright anytime now, that’s not what a recent court case decided – and not what his daughter wants. Nora Guthrie says this is about more than money; keeping it in copyright “allowed the song’s message of inclusion to be protected from abuse and political jingoism.” – The New York Times
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‘This Land Is Your Land’ Is Still Private Property, Court Rules

A federal judge shot down a challenge to the copyright of the Woody Guthrie folk anthem, blocking an attempt to put it in the public domain.
Tags: Music, News, Woody Guthrie, Royalties, Guthrie, Woody, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, This Land Is Your Land (Song

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...
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