Contrary to what Mick says, you can get anything you want…
Well, I wasn’t going to do it, ’cause you know, its been done and done and then done again but I took a look at the video that Jackie Guthrie put together for this and it just made me smile. Part of my Thanksgiving tradition is listening to Arlo Guthrie sing Alice’s Restaurant. I hope you all know who Arlo Guthrie is – if not here – Arlo.
The video includes clips of a very young Arlo in the movie based on the song and clips of Arlo singing now. He was so cute and looks like he was 12 years old in the movie and he is still cute now in an old hippie kind of way (I’m kind of partial to old hippies).
So, here is Alice’s Restaurant performed by Arlo Guthrie, who I had the extreme pleasure of seeing in concert earlier this year. If you ever have a chance to see Arlo, run and get tickets fast before they sell out. Here take a listen – mind you its long – 18 minutes or so but it is worth it. Click on the link (Mrs. Guthrie doesn’t want it embedded):
And do yourself a favor and think about what Arlo is saying – the draft is not just a thing of the past. Young men are still required to register for selective service when they turn 18. I find that kind of frightening.