I’ve been on a Loudon Wainwright journey the last couple of days.
His records have been popping up wherever I go over the last couple of days. So I’ve been buying them. Funnily enough he’s one of this songwriters that is unknown enough that you can still get records in decent shape for 2-10 dollars a shot. I have not cracked double figures once.
I’ve always thought of Loudon’s songwriting as either the ultimate in confessional songwriter or a version of method acting. He’s also somewhat of the topical/protest specialist through observational lyrics commenting on the moment. I remember seeing him on Wall St. during the 1% protests supporting those camped out and his savage topical songs.
So this is Album II. So an album full of the human condition at the time for Loudon.
I bet we will find out his thoughts on today eventually.