I had the pleasure if seeing Loudon Wainwright Saturday evening in Sellersville, Pa.
He made a lot of money with the “Dead Skunk,” song, but as he tells it, most of it went to child support.
He got so he hated the song, but now in his 70s, he has renewed regard for it . . . and he no longer minds playing if for his old - and young - fans. But that song was a bit of a throw-away during his encore . . . which included “The Swimming Song,” another one comparatively well known.
This is a classic he performed last night:Loudon Wainwright III - I Knew Your Mother - Later… with Jools Holland - BBC Two
I loved your mother and that’s why you’re here . . . and glad that you’re here.
His songs are at once shallow and deep and they make you laugh until you reflect.Loudon Wainwright III - All In The Family (eTown webisode #1311)