Thursday, November 26, 2015

Alice's Restaurant - A Thanksgiving Tradition

A family tradition was to listen to "Alice's Restaurant" as we drove home for Thanksgiving. We don't do much driving on the holiday but we still listen to the song.

Arlo Guthrie in 2007 - Globe Photo
Arlo Guthrie in 2007 - Globe Photo

The Boston Globe has an article on "50 Things about Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant"
"You’ve heard the song, no doubt. So here are some fun facts, collected from interviews Guthrie has given and stories about the song over the years. 
The song is 18 minutes 34 seconds long, give or take a minute depending on his pace. 
The length of the song is the exact same length as the gap in the Nixon Watergate tapes, and Guthrie has often quipped that the song may explain that silence in the infamous tapes."