Thursday, December 06, 2012

Day 6 - "Christmas Morning," Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III may be the single greatest cult musical artist of the modern era.  For more than four decades now, he's been out there, always at the periphery of what would be considered by most fans the mainstream.  The song he is probably best known for, "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road," was a novelty hit and is not at all representative of his work. 

He's led a very interesting life - he's been married to a McGarrigle and a Roche, he's got offspring who have probably eclipsed him in terms of fame, and he has never shied away from using his music to chronicle the times of his life - the good ones, the bad ones, and his personal quirks and foibles.

"Christmas Morning" is exactly what I thought a Christmas song by Loudon Wainwright III would sound like.  You may love it, you may hate it - I happen to think it's great.

"Christmas Morning," Loudon Wainwright III.

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