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(Rolling Stone)   Arlo Guthrie has gone fishin'. Can't even go to Alice's Restaurant for Thanksgiving this yera   (rollingstone.com) divider line
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2020-10-24 12:43:04 AM  
Dammit, Subs, make me think he died.
 
2020-10-24 7:40:04 AM  
Worst. Song. Ever.
 
2020-10-24 7:58:54 AM  
You suck, subby.
 
2020-10-24 7:59:08 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Worst. Song. Ever.


The hell it is.
 
2020-10-24 8:13:16 AM  
He doesn't even want a pickle, he just wants to ride on his motorcycle
 
2020-10-24 8:14:03 AM  
You can get anything you want except for concert tickets
 
2020-10-24 8:17:38 AM  
Holy f*cking popups.  Thanks for bringing me back to 1998 to read about a guy from 1968, Rolling Stone.  Dicks.
 
2020-10-24 8:21:09 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Worst. Song. Ever.


We can never be friends.
 
2020-10-24 8:34:19 AM  
Good for him.  It's heartbreaking when you see a performer who missed their chance to retire gracefully (though it's even more heartbreaking when they can't retire due to financial reasons or if they're being exploited by family or "friends").
 
2020-10-24 8:51:27 AM  
He's fine. Let him enjoy retirement.
His kid is a wonderful singer.
It is in the family DNA.
 
2020-10-24 9:14:29 AM  
That was one of the few celeb articles I've seen that doesn't have the celebs age in the first paragraph.
Strange esp considering the subject of the article.
 
2020-10-24 9:15:50 AM  
My mother started a private alternative school in Connecticut about fifty years ago and one of her teachers (who taught at the school) was a woman named Carol Ide.  Carol just so happens to be the lady with the awesome voice who sings backup for Arlo's band (Her husband Steve plays lead guitar and trombone).  When she posted that they would be going on the final Alice's Restaurant tour last year, I facebooked her and asked if there was any way she could get four tickets to the show at the Flynn theater in Burlington, Vermont.  We got four tickets and weren't allowed to pay for them.

Arlo stopped the show about halfway through and told everyone to support Bernie in the upcoming primary.  Shame nobody listen to him.

This is my favorite recording of her singing:

Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Youtube M4jhAWVr7zs

/the whole album really.

//Evidence:
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2020-10-24 9:27:15 AM  
Who the fark is Alice?!
 
2020-10-24 9:36:46 AM  

vudukungfu: He's fine. Let him enjoy retirement.
His kid is a wonderful singer.
It is in the family DNA.


Hutingtons Disease is also in their DNA, although Arlo and his kids lucked out.

You can guess how i first became aware of the Guthries.  ☹
 
2020-10-24 9:42:17 AM  
2020 has been a real tough yera, hasn't it?
 
2020-10-24 9:50:07 AM  
american treasure. wonderfully talented family

glad i have had the opportunity to see Arlo live a few times. what a story teller
 
2020-10-24 9:56:43 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Worst. Song. Ever.


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2020-10-24 10:24:05 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Worst. Song. Ever.


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2020-10-24 10:25:42 AM  
I guess I'm the only happy one because I thought he was already dead.

Arlo is alive!
 
2020-10-24 10:27:17 AM  
Mrs Spldng & I had tickets for Arlo & Judy Collins at Ocean City this past June. We'll see how long Ticketmaster manages to hold onto our money.
 
2020-10-24 10:35:05 AM  
Apropos of something, back in my college drinking days in Fargo there was a tendency for folks to hit the bars on Thursday nights if they'd scheduled their classes accordingly and didn't have any Friday morning. One of these downtown bars, Rooters, was frequented at that time by a group of notorious douchebags; frat bros somehow connected with the bar staff and thought they ruled the roost. They also had the worst farking taste in music.

So, being who I am and wanting the whole world to have a bit of fun, I'd put Alice's Restaurant on the jukebox, three times in a row. At the five minute mark, people paying attention are wondering when the song will end. At the 10 minute mark, visible agitation sets in among frat bros. At 15 minutes the bartender is looking for the jukebox remote. But, bartenders are accustomed to skipping one song and absentmindedly setting the remote down, so would furiously have to look for it again once they realized the same song was playing.

/my record stands at 1.5 full playthroughs of the song before anyone changed it
//going to Fargo again on Monday, I now might have to visit the jukebox at Rooters
///circles and arrows on the back of each one
 
2020-10-24 10:35:39 AM  

CptnSpldng: Mrs Spldng & I had tickets for Arlo & Judy Collins at Ocean City this past June. We'll see how long Ticketmaster manages to hold onto our money.


I saw Judy Collins a few years ago, I didn't know who she was, she made me cry. I was super impressed.
 
2020-10-24 11:16:25 AM  

Man. Goatman.: Apropos of something, back in my college drinking days in Fargo there was a tendency for folks to hit the bars on Thursday nights if they'd scheduled their classes accordingly and didn't have any Friday morning. One of these downtown bars, Rooters, was frequented at that time by a group of notorious douchebags; frat bros somehow connected with the bar staff and thought they ruled the roost. They also had the worst farking taste in music.

So, being who I am and wanting the whole world to have a bit of fun, I'd put Alice's Restaurant on the jukebox, three times in a row. At the five minute mark, people paying attention are wondering when the song will end. At the 10 minute mark, visible agitation sets in among frat bros. At 15 minutes the bartender is looking for the jukebox remote. But, bartenders are accustomed to skipping one song and absentmindedly setting the remote down, so would furiously have to look for it again once they realized the same song was playing.

/my record stands at 1.5 full playthroughs of the song before anyone changed it
//going to Fargo again on Monday, I now might have to visit the jukebox at Rooters
///circles and arrows on the back of each one


My brother, through his phone could screw around with the bar jukebox, I don't know how ( I am sure most farkers know how), but a manly type guy would go up and pick a song, then on his way back to his seat maybe Shania Twain's 'I feel like a woman' or something along those lines would start blaring from the speakers, very amusing. I think It cost him a buck or so everytime he did it but was money well spent.
 
2020-10-24 11:50:46 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Worst. Song. Ever.


So edgy.
 
2020-10-24 11:53:07 AM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!


Some chick who popped a couple pills and now she's ten feet small.
 
2020-10-24 12:18:35 PM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!


She owns a restaurant. Aren't you paying attention.
 
2020-10-24 12:27:44 PM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!


hips.hearstapps.comView Full Size


/was that a quote from the movie?
 
2020-10-24 12:45:13 PM  
Thankfully, we still have Van Morri--what the hell did he just drop?
 
2020-10-24 12:58:00 PM  
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2020-10-24 1:16:06 PM  

Trik: That was one of the few celeb articles I've seen that doesn't have the celebs age in the first paragraph.
Strange esp considering the subject of the article.


He's about 75.
 
2020-10-24 1:28:02 PM  

Man. Goatman.: Apropos of something, back in my college drinking days in Fargo there was a tendency for folks to hit the bars on Thursday nights if they'd scheduled their classes accordingly and didn't have any Friday morning. One of these downtown bars, Rooters, was frequented at that time by a group of notorious douchebags; frat bros somehow connected with the bar staff and thought they ruled the roost. They also had the worst farking taste in music.

So, being who I am and wanting the whole world to have a bit of fun, I'd put Alice's Restaurant on the jukebox, three times in a row. At the five minute mark, people paying attention are wondering when the song will end. At the 10 minute mark, visible agitation sets in among frat bros. At 15 minutes the bartender is looking for the jukebox remote. But, bartenders are accustomed to skipping one song and absentmindedly setting the remote down, so would furiously have to look for it again once they realized the same song was playing.

/my record stands at 1.5 full playthroughs of the song before anyone changed it
//going to Fargo again on Monday, I now might have to visit the jukebox at Rooters
///circles and arrows on the back of each one


I have a similar experience

The jukebox in question contained Bears Choice - Grateful Dead which if you are unfamiliar has an 18minute version of smokestack lightnin'

I think they eventually just took the cd out of the jukebox.
 
2020-10-24 1:28:04 PM  

weirdneighbour: RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!

[hips.hearstapps.com image 684x343]

/was that a quote from the movie?


Nope.  Here ya go.

Alice (Polka Version)
Youtube 58evW8W7OoU
 
2020-10-24 1:31:01 PM  
Republican draft dodger.
 
2020-10-24 1:34:47 PM  

Miss Stein: weirdneighbour: RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!

[hips.hearstapps.com image 684x343]

/was that a quote from the movie?

Nope.  Here ya go.

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Um.....thanks
 
2020-10-24 1:36:04 PM  

Iworkformsn: CptnSpldng: Mrs Spldng & I had tickets for Arlo & Judy Collins at Ocean City this past June. We'll see how long Ticketmaster manages to hold onto our money.

I saw Judy Collins a few years ago, I didn't know who she was, she made me cry. I was super impressed.


Just heard from Ticketmaster today. We can get a refund or see Judy Collins plus a performer to be named later next June. We're opting for the show. Something to look forward to.
 
2020-10-24 1:54:28 PM  
I bought my first copy of Alice's Resturant in 1971 and finally saw Arlo live last year. I'm sorry it took so long but it was worth the wait.
 
2020-10-24 2:06:04 PM  

weirdneighbour: Man. Goatman.: Apropos of something, back in my college drinking days in Fargo there was a tendency for folks to hit the bars on Thursday nights if they'd scheduled their classes accordingly and didn't have any Friday morning. One of these downtown bars, Rooters, was frequented at that time by a group of notorious douchebags; frat bros somehow connected with the bar staff and thought they ruled the roost. They also had the worst farking taste in music.

So, being who I am and wanting the whole world to have a bit of fun, I'd put Alice's Restaurant on the jukebox, three times in a row. At the five minute mark, people paying attention are wondering when the song will end. At the 10 minute mark, visible agitation sets in among frat bros. At 15 minutes the bartender is looking for the jukebox remote. But, bartenders are accustomed to skipping one song and absentmindedly setting the remote down, so would furiously have to look for it again once they realized the same song was playing.

/my record stands at 1.5 full playthroughs of the song before anyone changed it
//going to Fargo again on Monday, I now might have to visit the jukebox at Rooters
///circles and arrows on the back of each one

My brother, through his phone could screw around with the bar jukebox, I don't know how ( I am sure most farkers know how), but a manly type guy would go up and pick a song, then on his way back to his seat maybe Shania Twain's 'I feel like a woman' or something along those lines would start blaring from the speakers, very amusing. I think It cost him a buck or so everytime he did it but was money well spent.


There are apps to add your selections, as well as a "play my song next for $x"
 
2020-10-24 2:20:40 PM  
Arlo on meeting Steve Goodman after a gig in Chicago: "Best beer I ever bought." He recorded "City of New Orleans" a few weeks later.
 
2020-10-24 3:02:17 PM  

SBinRR: I guess I'm the only happy one because I thought he was already dead.

Arlo is alive!


I honestly thought he died ages ago. For real.
 
2020-10-24 3:13:53 PM  

Bat Guano: I bought my first copy of Alice's Resturant in 1971 and finally saw Arlo live last year. I'm sorry it took so long but it was worth the wait.


I saw him several years ago on the Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary tour and the show was terrific. He played and sang well, had a daughter and grandson playing with his band. Encore was his father's song "This Land Is Your Land", Audience stood and sang the entire song. Great show. Lots of America.
 
2020-10-24 3:48:18 PM  

weirdneighbour: Miss Stein: weirdneighbour: RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!

[hips.hearstapps.com image 684x343]

/was that a quote from the movie?

Nope.  Here ya go.

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Um.....thanks


Original song, although I dug the Polka version, was by Smokie... the who part was added a few years later.
smokie - who the fuck is alice ( remastered )
Youtube zw08Py5nz1w
 
2020-10-24 4:09:19 PM  

someonelse: The Googles Do Nothing: Worst. Song. Ever.

So edgy.


Nah, not edgy, Sister

Worst. Song. Ever.

/and suck it
 
2020-10-24 4:21:42 PM  

CptnSpldng: Iworkformsn: CptnSpldng: Mrs Spldng & I had tickets for Arlo & Judy Collins at Ocean City this past June. We'll see how long Ticketmaster manages to hold onto our money.

I saw Judy Collins a few years ago, I didn't know who she was, she made me cry. I was super impressed.

Just heard from Ticketmaster today. We can get a refund or see Judy Collins plus a performer to be named later next June. We're opting for the show. Something to look forward to.


You made the right call
 
2020-10-24 5:23:25 PM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!


Remember Alice?   This is a thread about Alice.
 
2020-10-24 5:55:08 PM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!


She doesn't live here anymore.
 
2020-10-24 6:03:11 PM  
 
2020-10-24 6:15:57 PM  

Bat Guano: I bought my first copy of Alice's Resturant in 1971 and finally saw Arlo live last year. I'm sorry it took so long but it was worth the wait.


Bought this then too, and Hobo's Lullabye later. Saw him in Central Park in concert summer of 1972. One of my favorite all time concerts. I mean... I MEAN it was one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE concerts, and me and my buddies were just sittin' there on the bench, enjoyin' ourselves and all of that, until Obie showed up and kicked us out.
 
2020-10-24 6:42:20 PM  
 
2020-10-24 8:44:31 PM  
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2020-10-24 9:31:25 PM  

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Who the fark is Alice?!


You know, that gal who works with Mel, Vera and Flo.
 
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