I was driving Dads Taxi out the pick up the chaps from Table Tennis this evening. Couldn’t bear the Olympics commentary, so skipped a few radio stations. Landed on AM, ABC, 791. They have a show on Friday nights called Music Deli, which just happened to be playing an Arlo Guthrie concert that was sometime in the last year or so, probably in Sydney.

Suddenly, for the first time, I heard some but not all of “Alice’s Restaurant”… Glued to the radio while waiting for the guys, and on the way home, then rushed inside to fiddle a radio and get the tail end. So I managed to get a total of about 40-45 minutes of what was probably an hour or two. It’s supposed to appear on the ABC web site some time.

He’s an engaging performer who links a concert with stories and anecdotes, something that always makes what’s being presented a bit more appealing. Since it finished, a quick check shows that Mr YouTube canĀ  dish up all manner of gems.

So for those who want to wallow in a bit of PROTEST GENRE…

Alice’s Restaurant is fun… you need to set aside 18 minutes – apparently he has been known to spin this out to 45 minutes at times :)

City of New Orleans rings a bunch of bells from somewhere back in the dim dark 1980’s – or earlier.

And don’t miss Whoopy Ti, with the muppets from 1979!

Ahh…. muppets… something for another post some time. Fortunately YouTube has vast amounts of it, you can get a fix now and again.


The sound on the YouTube Alice’s Restaurant is pretty terrible. Turn it up a bit, and then PAY ATTENTION. It’s the little things that raise the smile.

Comment by Wally | August 23rd, 2008 1:02 pm | Permalink

Wally you do know that you should have titled this post ‘Do Yourself a Favour’, don’t you?

..Seriously tho’ I’ll check ‘em out sometime.

and Muppets. Yes. You MUST do a post on the Muppets.

Comment by Kath Lockett | August 23rd, 2008 12:45 pm | Permalink

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