It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. I usually celebrate the day with my family in Connecticut watching the road race in my hometown. Unfortunately, that tradition is on hiatus again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some other factors attributed to work schedule. One Thanksgiving tradition that isn’t going on hiatus is listening to Alice’s Restaurant. If you’d like to join me in this tradition, here’s Arlo Guthrie performing Alice’s Restaurant.
Happy listening! Happy Thanksgiving!
(Did you notice that this was posted exactly at noon?)
Fun fact! If you search for the song on Wolfram Alpha you will find a chart of Wikipedia traffic for the search term “Alice’s Restaurant.” So the question/ cultural history lesson for students is “why do people search for that term around Thanksgiving?”