Archive for Loudon Wainwright III

Gettin’ Ready for Thanksgiving

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by 30daysout

Editor’s Note: In the interest of preserving the environment this holiday season, we are going to recycle and reuse some old blog posts. Oh, there may be a new one here and there but we want to reduce our footprint on the blogosphere (whatever that means). In other words, we’re just lazy. Don’t worry, we have made sure all our links are working for the most part.  So let the holiday season begin!

With Thanksgiving coming up and all, we are sure you have a lot of things to do and to think about.  Like: wouldn’t it be great if my turkey made the in-laws sick?  So sick they couldn’t come back for Christmas?  Or: Are the Houston Texans (substitute your team name here) going to win any more games?  And: Is somebody gonna give me that Beach Boys box set for Christmas (so I don’t have to drop 100+ bucks on it)?

Ah, we know you have a lot on your mind.  So don’t worry – you take care of the turkey, and we’ll supply the music.   Come back in the next week or so, because we have more Thanksgiving treats in store!

MP3: “Almost Thanksgiving Day” by Graham Parker

MP3: “Thanksgiving Day Parade” by Dan Bern

MP3: “Thanksgiving, Or Pass The Indian” by the Firesign Theatre

MP3: “Thanksgiving Theme” by Vince Guaraldi

MP3: “Roll Plymouth Rock” by Brian Wilson

MP3: “The Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler

MP3: “Trouble For The Turkeys” by Lex & the Hood

MP3: “Turkey Killer” by Louisiana Red

MP3: “(I’m Gonna Eat) On Thanksgiving Day” by Laurie Berkner

MP3: “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” by Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen

MP3: “Pass The Biscuits Please” by Andre Williams

MP3: “Lonely In Potatoland (Mashed Potatoes)” by Spirit

MP3: “I’m A Pilgrim” by the Soul Stirrers

MP3: “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin

MP3: “Thanksgiving” by Loudon Wainwright III

MP3: “Thanksgiving Day” by Brave Combo

MP3: “Thanksgiving Day” by Ray Davies

Review: “I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too,” Martha Wainwright

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2008 by 30daysout

I was in Melbourne, Australia about ten days ago and I was watching a game show called “RocKwiz.” They take four people from the audience, divide them into two teams of two, and then match them up with a rock star. They answer questions, guess guitar riffs, and do other music type stuff. Overall, a very entertaining show. The episode I saw featured singer Martha Wainwright, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III (who she doesn’t thank on her new album, which leads one to think she’s not a big fan of “daddy”) and sister of Rufus, who is such a big Judy Garland fan, he recreated her concert at Carnegie Hall. Anyway….

While shopping one day, I decided to pick up Wainwright’s latest, I know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too. I really liked her voice, she was kind of sexy and I thought I would give it a shot, even though the Australian-only release cost $19.99 for a single disc (Bruce Springsteen’s Magic was selling for a whopping $26). The good news is the store was packed, which was encouraging for all of us fans of record stores, but I digress.

The disc turned out to be very entertaining. Wainwright sings about being unlucky in love with a married man on the sad, and best track, “Bleeding All Over You.” “You Cheated Me,” which is self-explanatory, is another excellent tune about the men in her life being unkind. Other tunes like “The Tower” show off her unique vocal stylings and she rounds out the disc with excellent covers of the Syd Barrett-penned “See Emily Play,” and the Eurythmics “Love is a Stranger.”

There are some slow moments throughout the 14 songs, but overall Wainwright’s second effort is a good one. I just wish the price was a little lower.

MP3: Bleeding All Over You

MP3: You Cheated Me

Martha Wainwright Official Website