Nov 27, 2008
"You're Our Boy" -- Alice's Restaurant
For years, Thanksgiving was my reminder that I ought to mail the Alice's Restaurant LP back to the guy who lent it to me my sophomore year in college. Eventually I quit worrying about it.
Here's a clip from the movie:
If for some reason you don't know why I'm posting this on Thanksgiving, see the Alice's Restaurant wikipedia entry.
so funny to see arlo that young! he just did a benefit concert here in town last month... same long hair and sweet smile, just a little grayer.
Posted by: beth | Nov 28, 2008 9:14:38 AM
(a) I wonder if Alice's Restaurant is a Southern thing... I mentioned it to my Midwestern hubby who has an otherwise encyclopedic knowledge of music, and he had no clue what I was talking about.
(b) I am still harboring ill will toward the person who borrowed my Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel albums in college. I was just about to say that therefore you should still mail the LP back to him, but I think I've decided instead that I am going to quit worrying about it. Hmm, that was a kinda weird twist. (Hey, you got anything for foot in mouth? I've got some of that left over from the 80s, too.)
Posted by: Valerie | Nov 28, 2008 5:05:48 PM
->Valerie's comment: I wonder about the Southern thing, too. I mean, sure, Arlo is from New York and the thing happened in Massachusetts. On the other hand, it is a long, rambling story accompanied by guitar, which strikes me as more southern than northern. Though maybe the explanation is that it's really *eastern*.
Regarding a cure for foot in mouth, I'm sorry but I've used up my whole supply.
Posted by: Phil | Nov 28, 2008 5:11:17 PM