Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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!