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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Loudon Wainwright III – Bein’ A Dad.

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A quick post for Fathers’ Day from Loudon Wainwright’s 1997 album Little Ship.

Wainwright has written a huge number of songs about his family; about his Dad (e.g. Surviving Twin), his Mum (e.g. White Winos), his Granddad (Half Fist), his sister (e.g. The Picture), his son (the outrageously un-prophetic Rufus is a Tit Man) and his daughter (e.g.Father/Daughter Dialogue).

However, more recently, his offspring have started to get their own back and haven’t pulled their punches. Rufus’ Dinner at Eight includes the line “Daddy, don’t be surprised/If I want to see the tears in your eyes” and Martha wrote the cryptically titled Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole.

Loudon’s response to being asked about BMFA was, "That song is about me?! I thought it was about President Bush. That girl is gonna be so grounded!"

Loudon Wainwright III – Bein’ A Dad.

Buy Little Ship.

Download BMFA from Martha Wainwright’s website.


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