In honor of Thanksgiving . . .

Here is a great article from Rolling Stone from five years ago (link HERE)  celebrating the 50th anniversary of Arlo Guthrie’s hilarious 18-minute musical saga recounting the consequences of taking out the garbage after Thanksgiving dinner.

And here is the “video” of that song (just the album cover and the original recording).

The church where Alice lived is now the Guthrie Center. If you’re ever in the Berkshires area of Massachusetts, you can visit it. You can hold your wedding or meeting there, enjoy a concert (with dinner and drinks), or take a yoga class. Every now and then you can even see Arlo Guthrie perform the song that made it famous.

Finally, here is a photo of the original page 25 Berkshire Eagle news story reporting the crime at the heart of Guthrie’s musical legend.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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4 Responses to In honor of Thanksgiving . . .

  1. paulrwaibel says:

    It was a great recording and a great movie. I remember well those days those days in college (1963-1968) with the draft and Vietnam hanging over my head.

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  2. Sally Cissna says:

    I was lucky to see Arlo Guthrie at Alverno a number of years ago and got to hear this story in person. It was so good! Thanks for reminding us that it was a Thanksgiving story.

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    • Oh wow, Sally! Even just listening to the recording is a treat. What a funny story that song recounts, and so hilariously told. I love the way everything builds on itself like the house that Jack built or the old woman who swallowed a fly until the unfolding events inevitably arrive at their ludicrous destinations. You are so lucky!

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