Update: Saw Arlo Guthrie and family perform at Carnegie Hall tonight (11/26/2011). He mentioned his support for the occupy movement. Talked about marching to the Occupy Wall Street concert with Pete Seeger. And, spoke strongly about the need for unions. He performed “All Over The World”, with a mention of occupation.
“Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie is the Peace Song of the Day for November 26th. It’s not the kind of song most folks memorize and sing at demonstrations. But, it is a great diatribe against war. And, the chorus is catchy…”You can get, anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant…”
Here’s a link, if you want to sing along: Youtube of Alice’s Restaurant: here.
The Duke and Duchess will be making their annual pilgrimage to Carnegie Hall tonight. Arlo performs at Carnegie Hall the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. The show is an extension of the Carnegie Hall shows that the Weaver used to do.
Most years, in addition to beautiful music, and hippie bonding, something exciting happens. Sometimes Pete Seeger shows up. Other times, there will be a timely and profound political reference, such as to acknowledge the injustices to immigrants on Long Island. We will give a report back, with this year’s highlights and surprises.
(And, of course, the answer to the big question…Will Arlo or will Arlo not play “Alice’s Restaurant” at Carnegie Hall this year? My guess: YES. And, I think he will add a reference to the occupations.)
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Related post: Review of the 2008 Arlo at Carnegie Hall Show, with comments on the history of the show, the politics of Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and more: here.
The Peace Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.