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Talk to Me of Mendocino

Most people my age or younger have likely heard of singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright some time in the last fifteen years, perhaps even heard his music. Fewer probably know he is the child of critically acclaimed singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle (of the sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle, who wrote the Linda Ronstadt hit “Heart Like a Wheel” among other lovely songs). 493 more words

Anna McGarrigle

Learning to Swim

“And I see losing love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you’re blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow”

—Paul Simon

I remember it was hot—That muggy kind of night where you can almost see the multi-hued moisture dance in tiny, sparkling droplets in front of your face. 1,566 more words


Song of the Day, August 31: What'll I Do from the McGarrigle Hour

Today’s song is a splendid family rendering of a pop standard. Irving Berlin wrote What’ll I Do in 1923 for inclusion in his Music Box Revue… 237 more words

Song Of The Day

Rufus Wainwright premiers Prima Donna !

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Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright is premiering Prima Donna: A Symphonic Visual Concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus at the Athens Festival in Greece on September 15, 2015. 327 more words

Acoustic Singer Songwriter

Track of the week : Loudon Wainwright - Daughter

One of the good things about introducing a playlist of the month feature to the site is that it’s a good opportunity to gather music suggestions from everyone I know. 75 more words

Tracks Of The Week

TED Talks Try for Broadway Crowds with Live New York Programming

TED, the brainy nonprofit that showcases notable ideas, has teamed with PBS for “TED Talks Live,” a six-night series of programming this fall at the Town Hall, the New York venue in the midst of the Manhattan theater district. 323 more words