Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:22 pm

Molto Verboso
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:22 pm linkquote
A Thanksgiving Tradition for me, and my 6 children.

Agree or disagree with his politics, this 1967* recording was certainly representative of the times and of the issues being faced by so many youths.
The story he tells is essentially accurate - as recorded in the local newspaper*.
Arlo and Officer Obey (William J. Obanhein) later became fast friends.
Arlo (Woody Guthrie's son) purchased the deconsecrated church and it is now a community center.

* 1965 incident...
"YOUTHS ORDERED TO CLEAN UP RUBBISH MESS"
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My Group W Bench every week.....



O.S.
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:35 pm

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Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:35 pm linkquote
I just read the original article from The Berkshire Eagle in November 1965.
I play it every Thanksgiving.
Wishing everyone here on this side of the world a Happy Thanksgiving.



Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:42 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:42 pm linkquote
God knows how many times I played that LP. Never on Thanksgiving.
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:26 am

Molto Verboso
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Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:26 am linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
God knows how many times I played that LP. Never on Thanksgiving.
There is at least one radio station near hear that makes it a tradition to play that every Turkey Day!
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:54 am

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Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:54 am linkquote
We don't celebrate TD here.
But Retired Old Farts like me do take a listen to Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant now and again for a sing-along...

and we now can even legally partake of 'Wisdom Cabbage' or 'wacky tabacky' as long as we grow it ourselves.
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:58 pm

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Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:58 pm linkquote
That song and the movie which came out in 1969 have always sumewhat defined that era for me. I was living in Bostin in 1967 and 1968. I went through my pre-induction physical in June of 1968 at the Boston entrance and examination station. The scene in the movie rings pretty true for me. I even remember waiting in a line with a bunch of other guys and one of them having a large stack of papers. Much like the movie, it turned out to be his arrest and trial records. He was hoping to be inducted to avoid a long jail sentence. Heck of a time. The Army would take most anybody and there were even guys being drafted into the Marines because they could no longer get enough volunteers.
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:13 pm

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Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:13 pm linkquote
Dooglas wrote:
The Army would take most anybody and there were even guys being drafted into the Marines because they could no longer get enough volunteers.
Yep my brother-in-law by first wife was standing in line at the draft board when the Marine Guy comes walking down the line and pointing to they guys he wanted to "volunteer" to become Marines. Patrick was lucky and got passed over.

Then I guess while he was going through Boot Camp someone found out he had a four year degree from Syracuse University and was part way through Fordham Law College in NYC. Next thing he knew he was shipped to Carlisle Army Barracks in PA and spent his time in the Army writing speeches for Generals!
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:50 pm

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Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:50 pm linkquote
Fudmucker wrote:
we now can even legally partake of 'Wisdom Cabbage' or 'wacky tabacky' as long as we grow it ourselves.
My daughter, when she was 15 years old, once casually referred to cannabis as "jazz lettuce" and I felt monumentally conflicted. I mean, we DO live in California - and that IS hilarious.

Jazz Lettuce.
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:15 am

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Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:15 am linkquote
DiBiasio wrote:
My daughter, when she was 15 years old, once casually referred to cannabis as "jazz lettuce" and I felt monumentally conflicted. I mean, we DO live in California - and that IS hilarious.

Jazz Lettuce.
Priceless.
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:01 am

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Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:01 am linkquote
kshansen wrote:
Yep my brother-in-law by first wife was standing in line at the draft board when the Marine Guy comes walking down the line and pointing to they guys he wanted to "volunteer" to become Marines. Patrick was lucky and got passed over.

Then I guess while he was going through Boot Camp someone found out he had a four year degree from Syracuse University and was part way through Fordham Law College in NYC. Next thing he knew he was shipped to Carlisle Army Barracks in PA and spent his time in the Army writing speeches for Generals!
I was going through a "phase", of some sort, at 17.
I applied to the Peace Corps. They sent a polite reply....."umm, please reach out to us again when....ah, you know how to do something other than play 'great first base' ~!"
Then I went to the Marine recruiter (I forget why) Man, we breezed through that induction physical - going to the head of every line!

Then, in 1967, I decided to see the Big Sur first..... (from a J. Baez album cover)
Hitched from Amherst, MA to San Diego with a back-pack and Martin guitar.
Bathed in a stream in the Big Sur.
Caught a ride to 'Frisco (in a hard-top Ford convertible!)
The owner took a 2nd floor apt on Haight street, and offered me a job as his cook.
So, spent The Summer of Love smack in the middle of Haight/Ashbury*.

Less than 2 yrs later I was gathered up by our Uncle and was off to Vietnam as a conscientious objector combat medic.

Frankly....in my memory it is a toss-up where I saw the most drug usage: the rear areas of Vietnam (where the REMF's resided) or Haight/Ashbury.

we did not tolerate 'dopers' in the field


O.S.

*"dirty, smelly hippies" ....is one reason why our credo was: "Never trust anyone over 30!"
Our girls smelled just as good in 1967, as they do today. All that long flowing hair was kept clean and brushed....just as every girl does. Teenagers were no more or less promiscuous then , than they are today. We just smiled and hugged a lot more in those days.
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:52 am

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Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:52 am linkquote
OldSchooot wrote:
Then, in 1967, I decided to see the Big Sur first..... (from a J. Baez album cover)
Hitched from Amherst, MA to San Diego with a back-pack and Martin guitar.
Bathed in a stream in the Big Sur.
Caught a ride to 'Frisco (in a hard-top Ford convertible!)
The owner took a 2nd floor apt on Haight street, and offered me a job as his cook.
So, spent The Summer of Love smack in the middle of Haight/Ashbury*.
I just have one question.

What model Martin, and do you still have it?
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:38 am

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Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:38 am linkquote
OldSchooot wrote:
I was going through a "phase", of some sort, at 17.
I applied to the Peace Corps. They sent a polite reply....."umm, please reach out to us again when....ah, you know how to do something other than play 'great first base' ~!"

Peace Corps! Reminds me of my older brother. He was in the training program for the Peace Corps and even spent a couple weeks in a south or was it Central America country to get a first hand idea of what he was going to be getting into in a couple years.

Not sure about the details but from seeing the locals impression of the Corps he came back and decided to drop out of that program. Knowing he would be first inline when the Army found out he started his application for the Air Force with plans to get in to the then new field of computers. Well part way through that process he got the "welcome note" from the Army. He took it to the Air Force recruiter who said no problem sign here! Instead of going to computer school he ended up as an Air Police trainee. He did manage to hang on and ended up getting out after 20 years last part spent in NSA! That was after riding around in the back end of B-52's and other planes like the RC-135's
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:22 pm

Molto Verboso
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Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:22 pm linkquote
jess wrote:
I just have one question.

What model Martin, and do you still have it?
Didn't leave home March '67 until I'd saved enough to buy the 0-16NY Concert model hanging in the music store in Springfield, MA. (it looked like Baez's) Then I waited until I'd saved $60 (?) for the hardshell case...

The music shop owner told me it was the only model which Martin sold that could use both nylon or light gauge steel strings.
Even weeks later when I was sitting on a guard rail in Utah playing it - I could smell his pipe tobacco from the sound hole. In that wooden case it was heavy to carry across the USA.....but made a good seat on some days when rides were slow. Often was told it was the guitar which caused the drivers to offer me rides.

It should have been stolen the day I fell asleep with it laying next to me in the grass of Union Square in downtown 'Frisco. But it wasn't!!

Pretty sure it was one of my ex-wife's boyfriends who stole it while I was in Vietnam.
Bought a D-18 to replace it, then went to 12-strings. Quit playing years ago.

I loved that guitar. I played it until I got $3 or so in the cup down at Fisherman's Warf, or up on Knob Hill - then I'd "knock off work" for the rest of the day

O.S.
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:51 pm

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Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:51 pm linkquote
...and Alice... This is a song about Alice.
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