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 has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.