Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thirty Days of Us: Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen: Put your iPod on Shuffle and Record the First 10 Songs that Play

...Speaking of Music.

You may be wondering why Arlo Gunthrie's "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is playing during this month of November...Well, growing up for as long as I can remember, we listened to this twenty minute song EVERY Thanksgiving at Noon. It is a tradition. It is one of the "family traditions" that I have tried to keep every Thanksgiving.
Just in case you don't want to listen, or you are enjoying this little piece of "Melanie History" on an iPhone where you simply cannot hear this song, I'll give you the summary of it from the awesome

""Alice's Restaurant Massacree" (commonly referred to simply as "Alice's Restaurant") is one of the singer-songwriter Arlo Gunthrie's most prominent works, a musical monologue based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965, and which inspired a 1969 movie of the same name. In an interview for All Things Considered, Gunthrie said the song points out that any American citizen who was convicted of a crime, no matter how minor, (in his case, it was littering), could avoid being conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War."

Needless to day, if you are facing being drafted, just walk into the psychiatrist's office and say, "Shrink, you can get anything you want, at Alice's Restaurant." And walk out.

Anyway... back to the "Thirty Days of Us".... Here are the lists...

Melanie's iPhone:

1. Black Eyed Peas, "Now Generation", The E.N.D.
2. Mairi Campbell &Dave Francis, "Auld Lang Syne", Sex and the City (Original Motion Picture)
3. Fergie, "London Bridge" , The Duchess
4. Gwen Stefani, "What You Waiting For?", Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
5. Air, "Cemetary Party", The Virgin Suicides (Soundtrack)
6. Meryl Streep, "Mamma Mia", Mamma Mia! (The Movie Soundtrack)
7. Dave Matthews, "Baby", Some Devil
8. Dave Matthews, "Dodo", Some Devil
9. Camelot, "I Loved You Once in Silence", Original Broadway Cast
10. Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow", The E.N.D.

Cooper's iPhone:

1. Gorillaz, "Tomorrow Comes Today", Gorillaz
2. Big Boi Featuring Sleepy Brown, "The Way You Move", Speakerboxxx
3. Santana, "Maria Maria", Supernatural
4. KoppZ, "Final Fantasy 6: Kefka Goes West"
5. Charles Blachly, "Mega Man 2 The Doctor Named Wily OC"
6. Black Eyed Peas, "Ring-a-Ling", The E.N.D.
7. Sephfire, "Kingodm Hearts Above The Rising Falls"
8. bLiNd, "Starfox Meteorave OC Remix"
9. Mazedude, "Slalom Slalomicide OC Remix"
10. McVaffe, "Super Mario Bros. Dancehall Ragga OC Remix"

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant.
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