Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher
First Aired on October 26, 1998
Arlo sits on a panel with P.J. O'Rourke, Camryn Manheim, and Genevieve Wood. Arlo actually gets *BLEEPED* for mentioning the "Blow job" that happened in the White House. Although the show is known for a bunch of people just shouting at each other, Arlo managed to remain calm, just smiling at the proceedings, and interjecting when important. Another very good showing for the folksinger! The full transcript from the show is available here.
Yes, that is Arlo singing in the Folger's Coffee Commercial! Arlo himself does not show up in the commcercial but his voice is unmistakable. Also, towards the end of the commerical there is a picture of a church, however this is not "the church". When this commercial first appeared, there was a big debate on the rec.music.folk newsgroup as to whether he had "sold out" or not. If you go to DejaNews, then choose "search filter", enter "rec.music.folk" for the newsgroup, and then enter "arlo folgers" as the search terms, you may be able to still see this great debate!
Arlo Guthrie guest stars as a sixties radical who went underground and has been running from the FBI for over twenty years. He is accused of murder and terrorism. In 1972 he planted a bomb in the University Chemistry lab that took the life of his best friend. Included are performances of "When a Soldier Makes It Home" and "Mooses Come Walking", and "City of New Orleans".
For those who may have missed Arlo's appearance on Relativity (which was very short lived), here is the entire scene which had nothing to do with anything else on the show whin any way whatsoever:
Approximate time of scene: 22.76 seconds
Painter Dude: Hey! Are you...Mick Hillis? Arlo: Yeah. Painter Dude: I can't believe I'm actually meeting you. I read your column every week. And I like totally agree with everything you said about the headless barbies man. Arlo: Wow, thanks! Headless barbies...refreshingly beligerent. Painter Dude: Totally! Heh.
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The UCLA campus in Westwood, CA was the site of a joyful celebration on June 5th and 6, 1993. One these two days, generations mingled as they listened to musicians spanning the modern folk movement - from the '60s to the '90s. This video contains some of those unforgettable moments. Other performers include: Richie Havens, Beausoleil, Odetta, John Prine, Jefferson Starship, and Janis Ian.
"Counter-culture road trip, striving to be the '90s 'Easy Rider". Follows factory worker/biker Joe on his mission to transport the ashes of a fellow biker to Nevada. He is accompanied by the pesky younger Sam and together they meet up with lots of eccentrics and stay in lots of cheap motels. Interesting cast meanders through sentimental and slow-moving buddy flick from debut director Abbe Wool who wrote Sid and Nancy. "
Arlo appears in this movie as a gas station attendant or something along those lines. Anyway, he does this little Ruben Clamzo bit. He starts talking about fishing with his friend in this lake with prehistorical fish. "Now I'm not talking about the fish in general, I mean each individual fish. And when the fish get that old, they get big, and when they get big God gives 'em little feet, and when they get feet, they get dangerous."
Three decades of folk music's most famous artists celebrate the silver anniversary of the legendary Greenwich Village Club, Folk City. The live sold-out performances are augmented with interviews and personal isights from the artists. Also includes Joan Baez and Eric Anderson.
Rare filmclips of folksinger Woody Guthrie at work and at play provide the highlights of this 74-minute documentary. Hard Travelin' places Guthrie's musical contributions within the context of their times, utilizing harrowing footage of the devastation wreaked by the Depression and the Dust Bowl. It goes without saying, perhaps, that Arlo Guthrie is called upon to assess his father, both as an artist and a man. Also appearing to perform and converse are Joan Baez, Hoyt Axton, Judy Collins and Pete Seeger.
A fixture of public TV fund-raising drives, The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! is an exuberant filmed record of the life and times of the legendary folk-singing quartet. Formed in 1948, the Weavers consisted of Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman and Ronnie Gilbert. Two years later, the group had a brace of songs in the Top 10: "Tzena Tzena Tzena" and "Goodnight Irene", both of which are well represented in this film via precious TV and newsreel clips. In 1952, however, the group was banned from the airwaves thanks to the "Red Scare" fomented by the likes of the HUAC and Joseph McCarthy. With and without Seegar (politicially the most "chancy" of the group), the Weavers staged several comebacks throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the most triumphant of which was their 1963 Carnegie Hall farewell show, in which Seegar shared stage space with his many replacements. This concert is presented virtually in toto in the climactic scenes of Wasn't That a Time. Surprisingly, the strongest personality to emerge in the film is not Pete Seeger but Lee Hays, whose indomitable spirit kept the group together through thick and thin. Musical highlights of Wasn't That a Time! include the aforementioned "Goodnight Irene" and "Tzena Tzena Tzena", along with "If I Had a Hammer", "Hay Una Mujer Desapercida", "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine", and the title song.
Yes, it's true! Arlo appeared as a guest on the Muppet Show (putting him right up there with other musicians who appeared on the Muppet Show such as Tiny Tim and Alice Cooper).
Here is a run-down on the show Arlo was on!
Bob Dylan made this concert film that chronicles a 1975/76 performance of his Rolling Thunder Revue. In between songs he, his wife Sara Dylan, along with Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Arlo Guthrie, and other counterculture figures perform philosophically based improvisational peices. During the skits, Dylan plays the ambiguous Renaldo, while Ronnie Hawkins and Ronee Blakely play Dylan and his wife.
Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Director.
Narrated by Tom DeWitt, this theatrical video explores the reality that is created in illusion in several short scenes. Music from Hoyt Axton, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and Pete Seeger are included.
homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a "user of the wheel", must die. Neville, using electricty, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay.
At one point in the movie, he's watching the movie Woodstock, with a confused look. Then Arlo appears singing "Coming Into Los Angeles", at which point Robert Neville says to himself "They sure don't make movies like they used to!"
An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000.
Arlo appears in the movie doing his song Coming Into Los Angeles. During much of the song, all you really get to see is a lot of people lighting up and smoking various substances. But you do get to see Arlo coming in on the helicopter and then making the famous statement about the NY State Thruway being closed!
120 miles of film was shot of this historic event - this video has some of it that did not make it to the limelight. Also includes: Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, and Richie Havens.
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View a clip from Woodstock