WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Please And Thank You - November 26, 2003


The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit. Today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Mike played the following songs, all of which include either "please," "thank," or "Thanksgiving" in the song title:

The Thanksgiving Tradition

Afterwards, Mike played "Alice's Restaurant" (a.k.a. "Alice's Restaurant Massacree") by Arlo Guthrie in its entirety. This farcical, rambling, and mostly-spoken epic is about 18 minutes long and was featured in the 1969 cult classic, Alice's Restaurant, starring Arlo Guthrie. In this tongue-and-cheek song, Guthrie takes it upon himself to do his friend Alice a favor on Thanksgiving Day by clearing out the half ton of garbage that had been accumulating for the past few years in the pewless church above which she and her husband reside, but he has major problems finding a dumpster that is open. In desperation, he finally decides to hurl the garbage off a cliff, which gets him arrested. For this heinous crime, Guthrie is deemed by the Draft Board as being unfit for military service and exempted from having to fight in the Vietnam War - which he never really wanted to do anyway. The classic refrain features the famous Alice's Restaurant where "you can get anything you want ..." A shorter version of this song was also released, entitled "Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant," which peaked at #97 on the Billboard charts in 1969.

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