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.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.