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Loudon Wainwright III On World Cafe | May 15, 2012

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Loudon Wainwright III has the makings of a great legacy many times over. His children — including Rufus and Martha — are successful musicians in their own right, and Wainwright's body of work has obviously influenced them. Though he's developed a diverse repertoire of songs, movies, plays and dialogues, Wainwright has focused largely on music since he saw Bob Dylan play the famous Newport Folk Festival in 1962.

Wainwright wrote his first song after being inspired by an old lobsterman named Edgar in a Rhode Island boatyard, and since then, he's recorded more than 20 albums. His witty, self-deprecating style — mixed with a current of easily understood sentimentality — has attracted a large fan base. Wainwright's latest album is a meditation on life, death and family; appropriately, it's a family affair. The title, Older Than My Old Man Now, references his late father, and the record features each of Wainwright's children. (link)


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Polica "Dark Star" Give You the Ghost
Kate & Anna McGarrigle "Swimming Song" Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Rufus Wainwright "Out of the Game" Out of the Game
((Loudon Wainwright III "Something Is Out To Get Me" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Loudon Wainwright III "Older Than My Old Man Now" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Loudon Wainwright III "Double Lifetime" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Loudon Wainwright III "Something is Out to Get Me" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Loudon Wainwright III "Man With a Dog in the City" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((James Vincent McMorrow "Like The River" James Vincent McMorrow))
Glen Hansard "Love Don't Leave Me Wait" Rhythm and Repose
Leon Russell "Out in the Woods" Retospective
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Man on Fire" Here
The Cranberries "Linger" Everybody Else Is Doing it So Why Can't I?


Chris Smither "No Love Today" Drive You Home Again
The Shins "The Rifles Spiral" Port of Morrow
Diego Garcia "You Were Never There" Laura
PJ Harvey "Down By the Water" To Bring You My Love
The Kills "Baby Says "Blood Pressures
((Mike Doughty "27 Jennifers" Golden Delicious))
Zeus "Are You Gonna Waste My Time" Busting Visions
The Pixies "Here Comes Your Man" Doolittle
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians "So You Think You're In Love" Perspex Island
Birdy "Skinny Love" Birdy
Julia Stone "Bloodbuzz Ohio" By the Horns
((Minus The Bear "Ice Monster" Planet Of Ice))
Squeeze "Tempted" East Side Story
Gomez "Girl Shaped Love Drug" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Oh Sussana" Americana
Jack White "I'm Shakin'" Blenderbuss
((Black Joe Lewis "I Don't Mind" Black Joe Lewis))

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