Alice's Restaurant

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Postby Gamgee Wench » Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:59 am

Anybody remember this fine song by Arlo Guthrie? It has been in my head for a few weeks now.<BR><BR><BR><BR>It all started at a rather intense meeting my husband and I had with a couple of gentlemen about a serious issue in our lives. The meeting was suprisingly intense and heated at times, and at one point I flashed on the song "Alice's Restaurant". The one gentlemen was defending his actions with documents and pictures, and all kinds of interesting statements........and I suddenly thought of Officer Obie and his "twenty-seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph of writing on the back". I almost started laughing right there but the intensity of the situation wouldn't let me, and I think that would have pushed the one guy over the edge (lots of pent up anger there). <BR><BR><BR><BR>Well, now I just can't get that song out of my head, and my husband is the same way. As soon as this meeting ended, I pointed out my revelation, and he laughed and said "well, then you and I are on the "Group W Bench", at least for the time being". Ahh the Group W Bench, with the mother rapers and the father rapers.<BR><BR><BR><BR>So, anybody part of the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement out there? If ya are...sing it ....with feeling.....and four part harmony.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Yes, life is interesting......
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Postby Nienna » Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:44 am

Oh God - do I remember this!! My dad used to play it for us when we were kids! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> That, and Pete Seeger(sp?) and Joan Baez. I think we still have the old Alice's Restaurant vinyl record out at Southhampton or knocking around one of the NY apartments. That really brings back memories, GamgeeWench...<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Terry D » Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:51 am

Classic, we used to go to a theater just off LSU's campus in the early seventies and bring six packs and "other" stimulants... and stay for two or three showings of movies. A wild experience! The place was full of smoke and students and hippies and the tinny sound of empty beer cans! The film, "Alice's Restrauant", was one of those cultic favorites that brought us back again and again,.. kinda like the Rocky Horror following before it was an acceptable cultural phenomenon-like thing to do.
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Mon Mar 05, 2001 6:17 am

<BR>I think we are showing are age here, <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> but what a great song......they still play it on alot of American radio stations at Thanksgiving. I am going to get the CD as soon as I get to a store, but untill then, I've gone to the Arlo website to look at the lyrics....<BR><BR>www.arlo.net/lyrics/alices.shtml<BR><BR>I been humming it so much around the house that I overheard my son singing it yesterday! <BR><BR>(I was going to print the lyrics here but its a pretty long song, and without arlo singing it, it just doesn't do it justice!)<BR><BR>
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Postby Durin VIII » Mon Mar 05, 2001 7:52 am

A local radio station always plays Alice's Restaurant every Thanksgiving, and yes they play the entire song. I always try to listen to it that one time a year, and it makes me laugh every time.<BR><BR>I saw Arlo perform in the late 80's and he did not do that song, but it was very entertaining show. <BR>
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Postby The Watcher » Mon Mar 05, 2001 8:58 am

This song is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice, and the<BR>restaurant, but Alice's Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant,<BR>that's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song Alice's<BR>Restaurant.<BR><BR>You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant<BR>You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant<BR>Walk right in it's around the back<BR>Just a half a mile from the railroad track<BR>You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant<BR><BR>Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, was on - two years ago on<BR>Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the<BR>restaurant, but Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the<BR>church nearby the restaurant, in the bell-tower, with her husband Ray and<BR>Fasha the dog. And livin' in the bell tower like that, they got a lot of<BR>room downstairs where the pews used to be in. Havin' all that room,<BR>seein' as how they took out all the pews, they decided that they didn't<BR>have to take out their garbage for a long time.<BR><BR>We got up there, we found all the garbage in there, and we decided it'd be<BR>a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump. So<BR>we took the half a ton of garbage, put it in the back of a red VW<BR>microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed<BR>on toward the city dump.<BR><BR>Well we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across across the<BR>dump saying, "Closed on Thanksgiving." And we had never heard of a dump<BR>closed on Thanksgiving before, and with tears in our eyes we drove off<BR>into the sunset looking for another place to put the garbage.<BR><BR>We didn't find one. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the<BR>side road there was another fifteen foot cliff and at the bottom of the<BR>cliff there was another pile of garbage. And we decided that one big pile<BR>is better than two little piles, and rather than bring that one up we<BR>decided to throw our's down.<BR><BR>That's what we did, and drove back to the church, had a thanksgiving<BR>dinner that couldn't be beat, went to sleep and didn't get up until the<BR>next morning, when we got a phone call from officer Obie. He said, "Kid,<BR>we found your name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of<BR>garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it." And<BR>I said, "Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that envelope<BR>under that garbage."<BR><BR>After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we<BR>finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down<BR>and pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the<BR>police officer's station. So we got in the red VW microbus with the<BR>shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the<BR>police officer's station.<BR><BR>Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at<BR>the police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for<BR>being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and<BR>we didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out<BR>and told us never to be see driving garbage around the vicinity again,<BR>which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station<BR>there was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was<BR>both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I<BR>can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on." He said, "Shut up, kid.<BR>Get in the back of the patrol car."<BR><BR>And that's what we did, sat in the back of the patrol car and drove to the<BR>quote Scene of the Crime unquote. I want tell you about the town of<BR>Stockbridge, Massachusets, where this happened here, they got three stop<BR>signs, two police officers, and one police car, but when we got to the<BR>Scene of the Crime there was five police officers and three police cars,<BR>being the biggest crime of the last fifty years, and everybody wanted to<BR>get in the newspaper story about it. And they was using up all kinds of<BR>cop equipment that they had hanging around the police officer's station.<BR>They was taking plaster tire tracks, foot prints, dog smelling prints, and<BR>they took twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy photographs with circles<BR>and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each<BR>one was to be used as evidence against us. Took pictures of the approach,<BR>the getaway, the northwest corner the southwest corner and that's not to<BR>mention the aerial photography.<BR><BR>After the ordeal, we went back to the jail. Obie said he was going to put<BR>us in the cell. Said, "Kid, I'm going to put you in the cell, I want your<BR>wallet and your belt." And I said, "Obie, I can understand you wanting my<BR>wallet so I don't have any money to spend in the cell, but what do you<BR>want my belt for?" And he said, "Kid, we don't want any hangings." I<BR>said, "Obie, did you think I was going to hang myself for littering?"<BR>Obie said he was making sure, and friends Obie was, cause he took out the<BR>toilet seat so I couldn't hit myself over the head and drown, and he took<BR>out the toilet paper so I couldn't bend the bars roll out the - roll the<BR>toilet paper out the window, slide down the roll and have an escape. Obie<BR>was making sure, and it was about four or five hours later that Alice<BR>(remember Alice? It's a song about Alice), Alice came by and with a few<BR>nasty words to Obie on the side, bailed us out of jail, and we went back<BR>to the church, had a another thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat,<BR>and didn't get up until the next morning, when we all had to go to court.<BR><BR>We walked in, sat down, Obie came in with the twenty seven eight-by-ten<BR>colour glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back<BR>of each one, sat down. Man came in said, "All rise." We all stood up,<BR>and Obie stood up with the twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy<BR>pictures, and the judge walked in sat down with a seeing eye dog, and he<BR>sat down, we sat down. Obie looked at the seeing eye dog, and then at the<BR>twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy pictures with circles and arrows<BR>and a paragraph on the back of each one, and looked at the seeing eye dog.<BR>And then at twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy pictures with circles<BR>and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one and began to cry,<BR>'cause Obie came to the realization that it was a typical case of American<BR>blind justice, and there wasn't nothing he could do about it, and the<BR>judge wasn't going to look at the twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy<BR>pictures with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each<BR>one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us. And<BR>we was fined $50 and had to pick up the garbage in the snow, but thats not<BR>what I came to tell you about.<BR><BR>Came to talk about the draft.<BR><BR>They got a building down New York City, it's called Whitehall Street,<BR>where you walk in, you get injected, inspected, detected, infected,<BR>neglected and selected. I went down to get my physical examination one<BR>day, and I walked in, I sat down, got good and drunk the night before, so<BR>I looked and felt my best when I went in that morning. `Cause I wanted to<BR>look like the all-American kid from New York City, man I wanted, I wanted<BR>to feel like the all-, I wanted to be the all American kid from New York,<BR>and I walked in, sat down, I was hung down, brung down, hung up, and all<BR>kinds o' mean nasty ugly things. And I waked in and sat down and they gave<BR>me a piece of paper, said, "Kid, see the phsychiatrist, room 604."<BR><BR>And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I<BR>wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and<BR>guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill,<BR>KILL, KILL." And I started jumpin up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and<BR>he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down<BR>yelling, "KILL, KILL." And the sargent came over, pinned a medal on me,<BR>sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy."<BR><BR>Didn't feel too good about it.<BR><BR>Proceeded on down the hall gettin more injections, inspections,<BR>detections, neglections and all kinds of stuff that they was doin' to me<BR>at the thing there, and I was there for two hours, three hours, four<BR>hours, I was there for a long time going through all kinds of mean nasty<BR>ugly things and I was just having a tough time there, and they was<BR>inspecting, injecting every single part of me, and they was leaving no<BR>part untouched. Proceeded through, and when I finally came to the see the<BR>last man, I walked in, walked in sat down after a whole big thing there,<BR>and I walked up and said, "What do you want?" He said, "Kid, we only got<BR>one question. Have you ever been arrested?"<BR><BR>And I proceeded to tell him the story of the Alice's Restaurant Massacre,<BR>with full orchestration and five part harmony and stuff like that and all<BR>the phenome... - and he stopped me right there and said, "Kid, did you ever<BR>go to court?"<BR><BR>And I proceeded to tell him the story of the twenty seven eight-by-ten<BR>colour glossy pictures with the circles and arrows and the paragraph on<BR>the back of each one, and he stopped me right there and said, "Kid, I want<BR>you to go and sit down on that bench that says Group W .... NOW kid!!"<BR><BR>And I, I walked over to the, to the bench there, and there is, Group W's<BR>where they put you if you may not be moral enough to join the army after<BR>committing your special crime, and there was all kinds of mean nasty ugly<BR>looking people on the bench there. Mother rapers. Father stabbers. Father<BR>rapers! Father rapers sitting right there on the bench next to me! And<BR>they was mean and nasty and ugly and horrible crime-type guys sitting on the<BR>bench next to me. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest<BR>father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean 'n' ugly<BR>'n' nasty 'n' horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me<BR>and said, "Kid, whad'ya get?" I said, "I didn't get nothing, I had to pay<BR>$50 and pick up the garbage." He said, "What were you arrested for, kid?"<BR>And I said, "Littering." And they all moved away from me on the bench<BR>there, and the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean nasty things, till I<BR>said, "And creating a nuisance." And they all came back, shook my hand,<BR>and we had a great time on the bench, talkin about crime, mother stabbing,<BR>father raping, all kinds of groovy things that we was talking about on the<BR>bench. And everything was fine, we was smoking cigarettes and all kinds of<BR>things, until the Sargeant came over, had some paper in his hand, held it<BR>up and said.<BR><BR>"Kids, this-piece-of-paper's-got-47-words-37-sentences-58-words-we-wanna-<BR>know-details-of-the-crime-time-of-the-crime-and-any-other-kind-of-thing-<BR>you-gotta-say-pertaining-to-and-about-the-crime-I-want-to-know-arresting-<BR>officer's-name-and-any-other-kind-of-thing-you-gotta-say", and talked for<BR>forty-five minutes and nobody understood a word that he said, but we had<BR>fun filling out the forms and playing with the pencils on the bench there,<BR>and I filled out the massacre with the four part harmony, and wrote it<BR>down there, just like it was, and everything was fine and I put down the<BR>pencil, and I turned over the piece of paper, and there, there on the<BR>other side, in the middle of the other side, away from everything else on<BR>the other side, in parentheses, capital letters, quotated, read the<BR>following words:<BR><BR>("KID, HAVE YOU REHABILITATED YOURSELF?")<BR><BR>I went over to the sargent, said, "Sargeant, you got a lot a damn gall to<BR>ask me if I've rehabilitated myself, I mean, I mean, I mean that just, I'm<BR>sittin' here on the bench, I mean I'm sittin here on the Group W bench<BR>'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough join the army, burn women,<BR>kids, houses and villages after bein' a litterbug." He looked at me and<BR>said, "Kid, we don't like your kind, and we're gonna send you fingerprints<BR>off to Washington."<BR><BR>And friends, somewhere in Washington enshrined in some little folder, is a<BR>study in black and white of my fingerprints. And the only reason I'm<BR>singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar<BR>situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if your in a<BR>situation like that there's only one thing you can do and that's walk into<BR>the shrink wherever you are ,just walk in say "Shrink, You can get<BR>anything you want, at Alice's restaurant.". And walk out. You know, if<BR>one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and<BR>they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,<BR>they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them.<BR>And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in<BR>singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an<BR>organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said<BR>fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and<BR>walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.<BR><BR>And that's what it is , the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and<BR>all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come's around on the<BR>guitar.<BR><BR>With feeling. So we'll wait for it to come around on the guitar, here and<BR>sing it when it does. Here it comes.<BR><BR>You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant<BR>You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant<BR>Walk right in it's around the back<BR>Just a half a mile from the railroad track<BR>You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant<BR><BR>That was horrible. If you want to end war and stuff you got to sing loud.<BR>I've been singing this song now for twenty five minutes. I could sing it<BR>for another twenty five minutes. I'm not proud... or tired.<BR><BR>So we'll wait till it comes around again, and this time with four part<BR>harmony and feeling.<BR><BR>We're just waitin' for it to come around is what we're doing.<BR><BR>All right now.<BR><BR>You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant<BR>Excepting Alice<BR>You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant<BR>Walk right in it's around the back<BR>Just a half a mile from the railroad track<BR>You can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant<BR><BR>Da da da da da da da dum<BR>At Alice's Restaurant<BR>©1966,1967 (Renewed) by Appleseed Music Inc. All Rights Reserved. <BR><BR>All time classic! Arlo Guthrie is one of America's best storytellers
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Postby mandos » Mon Mar 05, 2001 9:15 am

"Kid, we don't want any hangings."<BR>I said, "Obie, did you think I was going to hang myself for littering?"<BR><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Snowdog » Mon Mar 05, 2001 10:20 am

.......there I was. sitting on the group W bench. Father rapers sitting right there on the bench next to me! And they was mean and nasty and ugly and horrible crime-type guys sitting on the bench next to me. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean 'n' ugly<BR>'n' nasty 'n' horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me and said, "Kid, whad'ya get?" I said, "I didn't get nothing, I had to pay $50 and pick up the garbage." He said, "What were you arrested for, kid?" And I said, "Littering." And they all moved away from me on the bench.....<BR><BR>I have that LP and the video of Alice's Restaurant! Classic stuff!<BR>I like the long version of the Motorcycle song too!<BR>
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Postby GoodSam » Mon Mar 05, 2001 10:54 am

I'm just wating for it to come around on the guitar here.
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Postby Nienna » Mon Mar 05, 2001 11:20 am

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Postby vincent » Mon Mar 05, 2001 12:14 pm

i have it in mp3 format<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> my father rented the movie when a was 16 or so and made me watch it with him<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> i grew up listening too the beattles, bob dylan, gordon lightfoot, and arlo and woody guthrie all my life, and well i listen to a lot of other stuff, it still holds fond memorys for me<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby mandos » Mon Mar 05, 2001 1:08 pm

I had the good fortune to see Arlo live 'quite a few years back' and when he sang 'This Land is Your Land' he included a verse that a Native American friend of his added:<BR><BR><i>This land is your land.<BR>This land was my land.<BR>Until we sold you<BR>Manhattan Island.<BR>You put our Nation<BR>on the Reservation.<BR>This land was stole<BR>from me by you.</i><BR><BR><BR>Probably 20 years ago, or so,<BR>but that verse still stick with me,<BR>for some reason.
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Postby FFerret » Mon Mar 05, 2001 3:15 pm

I've been told that my father-in-law played this for Jimmy Carter.<BR><BR>The "excepting Alice" part is my favorite, and the part about "Kill, Kill, Kill!"
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Postby RavenTinuviel » Mon Mar 05, 2001 3:43 pm

Wow! Alices Reataurant1 One of my dad and mom's favorites!<BR>I nthe movie that is quite a scene with Alice and the airhose. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby runes » Mon Mar 05, 2001 4:16 pm

i love it so much! i laughed sooo hard...<BR><BR>kill!kill!kill! i wanna see blood and gore and veins in my teeth!<BR><BR><BR><BR>GREAT song
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Postby Misty » Mon Mar 05, 2001 8:40 pm

Durin, my local "classic rock" station plays it every Thanksgiving too! This past year, I got my son to listen to the song (it was a bonding moment! No really - we actually sat together and laughed through the whole thing together!).<BR><BR>Thanks GW, great thread (makes me smile every time I think of the song).
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Postby kath » Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:43 am

>>>I have that LP and the video of Alice's Restaurant! Classic stuff!<BR>I like the long version of the Motorcycle song too!<<<<BR><BR>yes indeed. i don't want a pickllllle... i just wanna ride my motorrrrcycle.... ::sigh::<BR><BR>i swear, this must be arlo week... every board i frequent has some kinda arlo thread goin on. and while we're at it, i really don't think we should leave out "comin into los angeleeez"...<BR><BR>kath<BR>oh, and don't even start me on city of new orlins. methinks i have an arlo guthrie fetish.<BR><BR><BR>
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Postby Mithfânion » Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:05 am

Never heard of this particular song but I do hope that The Watcher was able to copy and paste the text!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby Durin VIII » Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:14 am

Thanks to this thread I had Arlo running through my brain all day yesterday. Now I want to run over to my folks house and grab all those lps I listen to as a young lad, Arlo, Pete Seager, Woody Guthrie, Kingston Trio, and all the rest.<BR><BR>Now lets sing again...with feeling.
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Postby The Watcher » Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:42 am

I LOVE Arlo. Still have all of my old LPs as well as the newer CDs. My kids will even tolerate his songs. Now, thanks to kath, have The City of New Orleans running through my head, one of my favs.<BR>Could also have something to do with the fact that I just got back from a week in N'awlins for Mardi Gras with 5 friends, no hubbies and no kids. Talk about the vacation of a lifetime!!! <BR><BR>Reminder to self - bring CD headset to work tomorrow. A little zydeco and Arlo for the lunchhour. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-cool.gif"border=0>
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:50 am

<BR>Durin.... the Kingston Trio! My girlfriend and I used to sing "Their Rioting in Africa" together (she's good on the guitar), along with a bunch of other obscure nonsense songs at parties and such. We had the same strange liking of bizarre songs, and that one by the kingston trio was great....(and sadly the words still hold true today).<BR><BR>Good to see so many Arlo fans out there, and now I've got the City of New Orleans running around my head!
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Postby Monk » Tue Mar 06, 2001 10:41 am

Good old Arlo, I turned my mom on to Alice a few years back at Thanksgiving. She went out and bought everything she could by him. Then she got upset when she heard about him "coming into Los Angeles, bringing in a couple of keys" and hasn't played his stuff since.
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Postby FFerret » Tue Mar 06, 2001 9:22 pm

Ever see Arlo in <b>Roadside Prohpets</b>? Timothy Leary, David Carridine, John Doe and Ad Rock are all in it. It's kind of a sleeper, but I really recommend it!
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Sat Mar 24, 2001 2:50 pm

<BR>My wonderful spousal unit came home from the store 10 minutes ago and placed the Alice's Restaurant CD in my hand, and as I type I am listening to it. And now I must leave you all because....I can't listen to this wonderful CD and type.....and its at the Group W bench part.....<BR><BR>My husband and I are still sitting on that bench too.....we are beginning to like it! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Crow » Mon Mar 26, 2001 7:05 pm

We watched the video yesterday! Great stuff!<BR><BR>Ok, so has anyone heard his updated Alice's Restaurant rendition? He says stuff like Noxon cut out the 18½ minutes of tape because that was as long as the Alice's restaurant song on the album is and stuff like that.
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Mon Nov 19, 2001 8:35 am

<BR>Oh Yes! Its that time of year..... <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Now....sing it in four part harmony........with feeling...<BR><BR><BR>Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving everyone!<BR><BR>(and we are still on the group W bench....but we are allowed to get off and stretch our legs now and then <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> )
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Postby Drogo Baggins » Mon Nov 19, 2001 10:59 am

Arlo was on NPR's Talk of the Nation last week (Thursday I think?)! What a great interview and he talked about Alice and all. Still a political head too.<BR><BR>Our local college station played a long "Live" version of Alice's Restaurant a month or so ago. What a wonderful song<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR><BR>GW...hope that "serious issue in your lives" is all worked out and history....
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Postby Snowdawg » Mon Nov 19, 2001 12:17 pm

Ah yes... I think I will go pop the VHS tape in and watch it! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR><i>"...the had 27 8X10 color glossy photos with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back explaining what each one meant..."</i><BR><BR>In the movie Alice's Restaurant, the funreal scene with Joni Mitchill singing <i>Songs For Aging Children</i> always touched and brought a tear to my eye.
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Postby GoodSam » Mon Nov 19, 2001 12:31 pm

I need to get me a red VW Microbus with shovels and rakes and implements of destruction this Thanksgiving.
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Postby Gamgee Wench » Tue Nov 20, 2001 4:26 am

<BR>I've only seen the movie once....gonna have to rent it this weekend!<BR><BR>Drogo, yes, the "serious issue" was resolved that night, thanks for asking. That was the final discussion...and then it was up to my husband and I to decide what to do. We decided to "agree to disagree" with how the situation was handled and leave it at that. But people usually don't like it when you tell them they've handled a situation wrong....so we got the cold shoulder for awhile.....but we are at total peace with that, and we knew that would be one of the fallouts. Certain wrongs needed to be pointed out and we did it in the "proper way" and have no regrets. But we will be on the group W bench for awhile <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> The view is better from the bench anyway!
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