Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Strange Weirdos - Loudon Wainwright, III

I've had a busy year and I'm behind on my movie watching. I only recently watched Knocked Up and absolutely loved it. I cried a lot more than I expected and fell in love with the soundtrack which I immediately ordered from my best friend Amazon.

The CD "Strange Weirdos" isn't really a soundtrack. It's a CD by Loudon Wainwright, III who wrote several songs for the movie and did the score. The CD is musically and lyrically amazing. I like music that is touching with a sharp edge and all of these songs have that. I highly recommend it.

While listening to the CD, for some reason I was constantly reminded of Al Stewart. Loudon's voice is still clear and beautiful like Al's and all of the songs have incredible lyrics which invoke specific images of emotion, time and place. When I checked with my other good friend Wikipedia, I found that Mr. Wainwright was born on September 5. Guess who else was born on September 5...Al Stewart...and ME!


Lorna said...

Loudon Wainwright 111 also wrote "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road". He is exhausband of one of the fabulous McGarrigle Sisters and father of Rufus and Martha Wainwright---all magnificent musicians/singer/songwriters. Your best friend has some of their least does.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Another one of your famous signs! I'll have to check him out. Thanks for the recommendation :-)

Laurie said...

Lorna - I'll check them out. Thanks!

Just - It's really good.

Susan in St. Paul said...

One more list on the things to check out when I am employed again! I like you and Al so another birthday twin can't be bad ;-)

ps. Might get employed tomorrow!!!

katie said...

about a year ago i discovered loudon wainwright the 3rd and i fell in loveeee. i asked my dad to buy me a cd but he never i downloaded one of his songs on my phone :)

Laurie said...

Susan - Good luck!

Katie - You are the coolest niece ever!