If you’re like me (and I suspect a lot of my peers are) then you are more than ready for a break. It’s that point in the semester when classes really start to drag, tests keep coming, and you haven’t had a day off since Columbus Day. Thank God for Thanksgiving. It may actually be the perfect holiday. You get to take a break from school, to spend some time at home, and to stuff yourself with ridiculous amounts of food. And you don’t even have to buy anyone presents. Honestly, other holidays need to take some notes. Anyway, here’s a cornucopia of songs, about going home, family, and even food, for you to enjoy along side that Turkey dinner. (Let’s hope you’re family meal is a little better than the Ramone’s: “Sitting here in Queens eating re-fried beans”)
Oh, and do yourself a favor and sit through all 18 minutes of Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”, it’s not only a hilariously imaginative protest ballad, but also hands down the greatest Thanksgiving song ever written. It’ll make you feel good, I promise . Besides, afterward Golden Smog (yes, that’s Jeff Tweedy you hear) is serving some Pecan Pie for dessert.
Bryan McTiernan, Co-host of Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, Saturdays noon-1