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Tuesday June 03, 2003
07:23 PM

Omnivorous

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"You can get anything you want
  at Alice's restaurant
You can get anything you want
  at Alice's restaurant
Walk right in, it's around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
And you can get anything you want
  at Alice's restaurant"
-- Arlo Guthrie

Over the past two years or so, I've become a huge Alton Brown fan, to the point that Good Eats is probably my favorite show currently on the air. Channel Guide has an interesting interview with him on their website.

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  • Wow, talk about synchronicity.

    Last night, I had Alice's Restaurant running through my head and started wondering where the Arlo Guthrie of the current generation is. Protesting Viet Nam was such a huge part of the music business 30 years ago.

    Then I realized that there might be a modern counterpart - I hardly ever listen to any radio that could be called popular modern culture, just boring old CBC.

    • I've often wondered where the good counterculture/protest music is. I am not sure of the answer. We do not have a Guthrie (Arlo OR Woody!) or Dylan (well, his son, but he is hardly counterculture, though I dig his tunes).

      Every time I hear someone trying to reinvent protest music, it sounds so trite, forced, and insignificant. Nothing like The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, let alone The Times They Are A-Changing.

      There are likely many reasons why. One obvious reason is that counterculture has become