A return to Thanksgiving traditions, Guthrie style

Back in my ancestral homeland, which also happens to be Arlo Guthrie’s neck of the woods, the full playing of Alice’s Restaurant was a Thanksgiving tradition on radio.

We have noticed in recent years that this tradition is very much threatened. And so we are doing our part (sort of, I took the live version so you wouldn’t have to stare at an album cover for 23 minutes) to maintain the values of Thanksgiving tradition we hold so dear.

  • Jack

    VW microbus. That brings back memories.
    Love long-form songs. Alice’s restaurant is the best.
    Sincerely, Child of the 60’s.

  • joetron2030

    A neighbor mentioned on Facebook that KQRS plays it at 11 (which is too late by now).

  • Anna

    We had exactly the kind of VW microbus described in the song until my brother put me in the driver’s seat at 11 years old to push it to get it started. It ended up on the front steps of the house.

    Its a long story.

    But this is one of the all-time greats. It brings back memories of an America connected by a common cause and the will to do something about it.

    Thanks for posting it. I got a kick out of it then and I still do today.