Monday, July 09, 2007

The McGarrigle-Wainwright Clan

Scott points us to this superb Vanity Fair article on the McGarrigle-Wainwright musical clan. I can't say enough about how great Loudon Wainwright III and Kate and Anna McGarrigle are. Rufus and Martha Wainwright, children of Loudon and Kate, are also quite talented. Really underrated musicians, all.

I can't say enough though how glad I am that I don't personally know any of these people, especially Loudon. He's like other excellent artists, such as Phillip Roth or Townes Van Zandt in the sense that I respect the hell out of the art, but I'd probably rather slit my wrists than suffer through dealing with them every day.