nopeeing wrote in newyorkers

NYC: Happy Thanksgiving 2018!

Hope anyone still here will have a great Happy Thanksgiving this 2018!  Weather going to be chilly (below 32°F all day and night) here in New York City, but as far as I can tell from the latest weather forecast, there won't be any snow.

Care to share your plans, ongoings, or other for this Thanksgiving, in NYC or otherwise?  Please comment, or post if you want.  Me and all the crickets will be eager to hear from you.


Meanwhle, one thing I have in my plans for the day is one old tradition a few of my acquaintances etc. do on Thanksgiving, no matter where we are, is listening to this 18-minute Arlo Guthrie classic from 1967, "Alice's Restaurant."  

Wait, what, you have NEVER heard of the Alice's Restaurant Massacree???  It was based on a true, too true, bizarrely true (and HILARIOUS!) genuinely true incident that occurred to the singer-songwriter, Arlo Guthrie, Thanksgiving Day 1965.  Don't take my word for it, read this Vox article about the history of this notably American song. 

After reading the above, if you like to listen (and folow via lyrics), here's a link.

Incidentally, Arlo Guthrie is a native New Yorker, born in Coney Island (Brooklyn), New York on July 10, 1947.  He wrote and performed "Alice's Restaurant" when he was 20-years-old, but the incident on which it was based was when he was just 18.



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