Thanksgiving is a time for oven-baked turkey, slow cooked vegetables, massive amounts of pie, and of course, family chaos. The holidays simply aren’t complete without a bit of craziness in the family kitchen. That’s why this year, we’re ditching the traditional Thanksgiving songs, and bringing you a platter filled with a few random, strung together songs, all representing what Thanksgiving means to us. It’s a little random, a little crazy, and a lot like the holidays.
So between the first forkful of green beans and stuffing, to the last spoonful of ice cream and pie, take a moment to yourself to breathe, plug in the ipod, and remember a few songs that make up the holidays, by enjoying this random mash up of tracks.
Arlo Guthrie: “Alice’s Restaurant”
Let’s just start this article off right, with Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”, the ultimate Thanksgiving song. Having just recently discovered this little gem, I felt compelled to share with you all, the world who has been missing out. Now I know, I know, it’s from 1967, so you youngins are thinking about brushing it off. But trust me-it’s a winner. It’s 18 minutes of pure hilarity, based off a true story. Plus, isn’t it still cool to know the songs that no one else knows? That’s right hipsters, this one’s for you.
R. Kelly: “Trapped In The Closet”
To me, R. Kelly is nothing short of a genius for the success he’s had with his “Trapped In The Closet” saga. It’s a guilty pleasure, sure, but beginning Thanksgiving Day, the entire series will air on IFC. Continue reading ‘The Editorialist: 5 Songs To Keep You Sane This Thanksgiving’