Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant


Today is the birthday of the awesome Arlo Guthrie (b. 1947). The son of Woody, friend of Bob Dylan, he had a few memorable hits of his own, the most epic of which is the unspeakably awesome “Alice’s Restaurant”(1967), which I used as a partial model for my own “Ballad of Jasper Jaxon“. If you have 18+ minutes to listen to it, you absolutely should! It”l take you on a lot of twists and turns, peaks and valleys! It was also turned into a feature film in 1969 by Arthur Penn, then at the peak of his powers. This, too, is an absolute must-see for every culturally literate American. And whatever you do, don’t litter in Massachusetts!

To find out more about  the history of show businessconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.


And check out my new book: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Mediaalso available from etc etc etc


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.