Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving with Arlo

This is the best song ever written about someone cleaning out a hoarder and getting arrested for their troubles.

This actually happened in 1965, 50 years ago today, when Arlo Guthrie visited friend Alice Brock and her husband at their home, a church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and did them a favor by taking out their garbage. Somehow that bit of legal trouble was the miracle he needed to not get drafted to Vietnam. True story. The Old Trinity Church in Barrington is now the Guthrie Center, and Arlo is in the middle of an 18-month tour.

And it will be on PBS tonight!

1 comment:

mugwump said...

Our family tradition!!
We listen to it every year.