Before I get to the main post I’ve got to thank Brians Radio Blog for sending people my way. Also a week or so ago Sixeyes had a post about Jim White with a song from his two previous albums. I said I’d post a couple from his brand new one so here goes. This is from Drill A Hole In That Substrate And Tell Me What You See (with a title like that it’s no surprise his music is a little off). Here’s two songs From Drill, “Static On The Radio” with Aimee Mann and “If Jesus Drove A Motor Home”:
Static On The Radio
If Jesus Drove A Motor Home
Now on to the main post-the start of a parent/child set. Loudon Wainwright is a major player in the folk world. He is also known to be a complete eccentric with many strange behaviors. He has two semi-famous children in Rufus and Martha Wainwright (their mother is the canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle). I like Loudon’s songs but with only two albums out I’m afraid Rufus has already eclipsed dear old dad and Martha’s not far behind. Here’s two songs from Loudon’s ’99 release Little Ships
What Are Families For
Bein A Dad
Now on to Rufus. Rufus Wainwright is an openly gay singer-songwriter who creates catchy pop songs in the mold of Josh Rouse and Ron Sexsmith. Some of his song themes are ones I haven’t heard sung before and his flamboyant and crooning delivery is refreshing. I’m posting songs from his latest releases Poses and Want One (Want Two is out soon).
Martha Wainwright is Rufus little sister and the least accomplished (in a commercial sense) of the family. She’s got some rabid fans and is growing as a singer. Here’s a song from her debut 6 song ep (it’s for sale used on Amazon for $79.99-that’s not a misprint!).