I’ll get to Alice in a minute. But this is the first of the month, so I have a new mini-micro-flash story on the Hot Flashes page. Go read it. I’ll wait.
Okay. Now, it’s an odd happenstance that both my Alices were introduced to me in the same year by the same person: my pal Jane Peyton, author of When Push Comes to Shove: Callie London’s Vampire Adventures. I can’t remember which Alice I met first, but now I present them to you. You may or may not already know them.
Alice Cooper is a guy, very deliberately edgy and kinda scary (at the time, anyway, in the — what — 60’s? (If you can remember them, you weren’t there.) Jane and I have many memories of Cooper concerts, near-death experiences and all, although Cooper himself saved Jane’s life at one of them. Good times. Good times. Cooper has also been in an episode of Monk as not-the-guy, and he does commercials. Here’s one:
The other Alice is Alice’s Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie. The song is around 20 minutes long, so I don’t expect A-to-Zers to have time to listen to it today, but save the link and check it out when you have time. You’ll be glad you did! Here’s the original and here’s a more recent, retrospective one, done in concert.
Remember: you wanna end war an’ stuff, ya gotta sing LOUD.
Today is Tuesday, so I’m posting at Fatal Foodies on the topic of an actual restaurant called Alice’s Restaurant.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What happened to your main character 50 years ago?