Wednesday, November 26, 2008

11-26-08: Alice's Restaurant

Every year, mostly in New England, it is a tradition on and around Thanksgiving to play one of its most popular theme songs: "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie.

The actual name of the song is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." It's a pretty long song (18.5 minutes, in fact), and it's in the "talking blues" format, meaning that Guthrie talks most of the time alongside a guitar accompaniment. The story itself is pretty funny, and it's actually true, which makes it special.

If you've never heard it, I won't spoil it for you.

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