Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Bob! You Are Still And Always The Man

Twenty years ago Loudon Wainwright III wrote a song called Talking New Bob Dylan. It never ceases to make me laugh and so in honor of Bob's birthday, I am passing it along to you. I fell in love with Loudon back in around 1971 when I was in high school and FM radio was new and they were playing all sorts of weird shit and it was there that I head this song. You have to listen to the whole thing to get the pure joy of it. Sorry.

Well, that it was it and I fell in love and these days Loudon's son Rufus is a big name and deservedly so but hell, he did not fall far from the tree. Plus, The Mama of Rufus is Kate McGarrigle who died last year.

And in one more the-music-world-is-a-small, small-world bit of trivia, Rufus and his partner are the proud co-parents of daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, along with the daughter of Leonard Cohen, making Loudon and Leonard grandparents-in-law or something.


All this to say, Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan. I love your guts.

Love...Ms. Moon

P.S. If this Loudon music is just delighting you beyond belief, please do not hesitate to youtube search Loudon Wainwright, Acid Song.


  1. Yes indeed--happy birthday to Mr. Dylan. You are the best.

  2. Rufus Wainwright is all kinds of awesome. I saw him and his Mom singing together on this show we have up here (in Canada) hosted by Elvis Costello, and omg it was so so fine! And then Elvis joined in with them as well, as he always does with all his guests.

    Thank you for this. What a wonderful musical dynasty!

  3. Oops, that was me.


  4. I love it all.

    Thanks for posting.

  5. Just sittin' on this bag of sand, watchin' the river flow.

  6. Nice tribute, Ms. Moon. Bob is unique and irreplaceable.

  7. Dearest Mary, I'm back to catch up at last. I'm lying in bed with my coffee and it's raining outside.

    I didn't know that trivia, very interesting.

    Love Bob, Loudon, Rufus, Kate, Leonard et al.

    The Actor was playing Bob Dylan at the weekend on his guitar. My favourites are Subterranean Homesick Blues and Like a Rolling Stone.

    Love you xx


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