Alice’s Restaurant and Bad Advice from Mme. Zolonga

By Eric Francis

Hello and happy Thanksgiving around the world. Just to show you how multicultural I am, I’ll say that to all my friends in Japan! これらの愚か者は、私が言っているか分からない。とこんにちはお読みいただき、ありがとうございましたし、私は東京にすぐに夕食のためにあなたが表示されます。

The video above is something I hadn’t seen till today — a scene from the movie Alice’s Restaurant, the “Group W Bench” scene, fabulously cast, directed and acted. Father rapers! Yeah.

Here is an audio capture of the You Tube of the original 1967 recording of Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie without which no Thanksgiving Day is complete — almost 50 years old and it’s still as fresh as Pussy Riot. In the first comment below, I’ll post the news clipping from Lee, Mass., that tells the story of the littering “massacre.”

One other bit for your holiday. Yesterday, a link came floating into my inbox, featuring an analysis of how to best use today’s astrology — to totally wreck your Thanksgiving experience, especially with your family. This was an I’ve gone to heaven moment — a BAD ADVICE column. Madame Zolonga understands astrology perfectly, and how to use it in the most self-defeating ways. Here you go — Madame’s 5 Fool-proofed Tips for Failing With Astrology This Thanksgiving.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for December 2014

By Eric Francis


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — This month, Saturn enters your sign for the first time since Nov. 12, 1988, when the prior Saturn in Sagittarius phase ended. Since this promises to be big news on the Internet, here are some time details, then one thought: Saturn enters your sign on Dec. 23, then retrogrades back into Scorpio on June 14, 2015, and finally settles into Sagittarius on Sept. 17, 2015 (where it will remain for two years). Detailed readings for all 12 signs and rising signs are available in this edition of Planet Waves. Continue reading

Pour that Gravy Slowly: Sun square Neptune

By Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter

Even if you don’t live in the U.S. and won’t be dealing with holiday stress and extended family today and tomorrow, Sun-Neptune and Mercury-Neptune urge caution. Mercury’s move from Scorpio into Sagittarius Thursday night could instigate some foot-in-mouth disease, but in a sincere way — Mercury in Sadge is all about the big picture.

Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

By Planet Waves


If you’ve made mistakes any time recently now is the time to compensate for them. It is however more likely that you’ll be calling the shots where others have made serious errors in judgment over which you had no say. Miraculously you have the influence the power and the clarity to decide what will be best for you now that others have attempted and failed. Continue reading

‘No Probable Cause’ in Ferguson + Top Five Events of 2015

By Eric Francis


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the chart for Monday’s announcement that no charges would be brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager. In the second half of the program I begin the discussion of the top five events of 2015, covering three of them — Saturn transitioning into Sagittarius, the separating Uranus-Pluto square, and Chiron conjunct Borasisi in Pisces.

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The Baggage

By Felirene Bongolan


News coverage of Ferguson is another specimen of the over-worn demonization of African Americans made fresh for the 21st century. That demonization is packaged diabolically by politicians and other opportunists hungry for the next land grab of neglected neighborhoods ripe for gentrification.