One of the first LPs I ever got was Album II...
...the one with Motel Blues. My first girlfriend and I would listen to it for hours in my bedroom. I never liked Loudon's records when he used a band. He was much better solo, his guitar playing is very underrated. When you hear him you know it's him. I was never a fan of his flippant songs, they seemed to me to let him down. He should put out an anthology of his more melancholic songs.
One of the highlights of my career has been to photograph him.
May 6, 2008
See Loudon Wainwright III, one of my heroes. Take some pictures around the empty hotel pool. Loudon takes me for lunch at a place called Hugo's, who do good burgers and things like a Yogi shake.
April 21 2007
Loudon played quite a serious set, missing out his more flippant songs. Which for me made it more enjoyable. He played stuff from a new soundtrack "Strange Weirdos" (I think that's what it's called) and That Hospital and even Motel Blues.