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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:51 AM

2. Thanks for the link

even though I don't do googletube. But I definitely willl be listening to some of the many radio performances today.

"Alice's" is one of our great cultural treasures. High comedy out of bleak tragedy. Let's not forget the main point of the song and the movie: death. A million Vietnamese or more died back then; death, disease and birth defects from US chemical warfare continues. A friend from WV, old hill guy, died of Agent Orange just a few years ago. And the movie had Joni singing the haunting "Songs For Aging Children" at a funeral. Arlo's genius was to package that knife-point so that we laughed. Like Country Joe and others. Humor is effective.

I saw Arlo do the song circa 2000. He said the length of the song could explain that 17 minute gap in the Nixon tape.

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