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Thursday, October 15 2009

The Ever-Shifting, Hour-Glass World of Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III has recently undertaken the ambitious task of writing songs that Charlie Poole might have given voice to had he not sabotaged his own career trajectory.


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Tuesday, September 9 2014

Loudon Wainwright III: Haven't Got the Blues (Yet) - take 2

He tells you about a "Brand New Dance" that’s sweeping the nation. The craze is just getting out of bed, standing up, and confronting death. He's not just being funny


Sunday, September 7 2014

Loudon Wainwright III: Haven't Got The Blues (Yet)

With Haven’t Got The Blues (Yet), Loudon Wainwright III works to a singing observational comic, heavy on the observations, light on the comedy.


Tuesday, May 8 2012

Loudon Wainwright III: Older Than My Old Man Now

Gerard Manley Hopkins it ain’t, but Wainwright too knows that when he grieves for others, he mourns for himself.


Friday, May 6 2011

"Maybe It's Hate, Probably It's Love": Honesty, Art, and Loudon Wainwright III

From Richard Pryor to Bill Hicks to David Foster Wallace to Spalding Gray, the motivating current for honest humour has been truthfulness about despair. And no one, not even those guys, has ever been as honest as Loudon.


Tuesday, July 27 2010

Loudon Wainwright: 10 Songs for the New Depression

Amusing musings on the financial crsis from Wainwright Sr.


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