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Thanksgiving’s Right Around the Corner… November 22, 2009

Filed under: Arlo Guthrie,Holidays — yourbirdcansing88 @ 4:48 PM
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…which can only mean one thing:  it’s high time to break out the ol’ Arlo Guthrie CDs and play “Alice’s Restaurant” over and over again until I start screaming “Kill!  Kill!” in my sleep.  I don’t know about you guys, but “Alice’s Restaurant” is a family tradition in my household.  Not only do we listen to the song more times a day than any person reasonably should (considering that you can only fit about three plays of the song into one hour, you can imagine what a huge chunk that takes out of one’s day), we also watch the movie based on the song.  But this year, we’re actually doing ourselves one better:  we’re going to see Arlo Guthrie IN CONCERT around Thanksgiving.  So, yeah, Arlo’s a pretty big deal in my family, especially this time of year.  For those of you who’ve never had the pleasure to hear “Alice’s Restaurant”, or if you’re just hankerin’ to hear the song again (sheesh, I’m starting to talk like Arlo now I’m so jazzed about this song), I’ve included here a video of a live performance of the song from a few years back.  Also includes footage from the film.  And one more thing for you “Alice’s Restaurant” virgins out there:  don’t be dismayed by the 18-and-a-half-minute length of the song.  You’ll stay amused the whole time.  Trust me.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Video of…er…Several Weeks: “Waiting on a Friend” by The Rolling Stones

Filed under: The Rolling Stones,Video of the Week — yourbirdcansing88 @ 1:47 AM
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Hello, loyal readers, if there are any of you left (well, besides you, Mom) — or rather, if there were any to begin with (again, besides you, Mom).  I honestly didn’t intend to leave you guys waiting so long for my next post, but there’s this little thing called college that really sucks up all your spare time.  I guess I’ll have to save that Halloween videos list I was planning for next year (*sob*).  Anyway, the semester’s winding down right now, so hopefully I’ll be able to come on a little more frequently than before.  So without any further ado, I’ve decided to include a very appropriate (by appropriate I mean it has the word “waiting” in the title, as I know at least one of you has been waiting for months for a new post…you know who you are…*cough* Mom *cough*) video for this week (or, rather, for the past three months):  a video from the Stones’ cheese-tacular ’80s period, exhibiting the band’s relationship as THE ultimate bromance.  They’re so close, that they don’t even have the heart to tell each other that men their age really should not be dressed the way they are (except, of course, for Charlie, who will always be the classiest-dressed man in rock).

Here’s the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8MhpofxMgk&feature=related