Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Unrequited As A Cosmology

The last time I saw Loudon Wainwright III perform he was headlining at a little jazz club on Chicago’s near-north side. It was a very cool club just north of the river near the Merchandise Mart.

I don’t think that little club is there any more.

There are still a lot of clubs on the near-north side.

Not too long ago Steven Seagal appeared playing guitar and singing with his band at a club just north of the river.

And a few weeks ago a corporation that makes laundry soap rented out a club just north of the river and Mandy Moore sang some songs to a woman who won a contest promoting Gain laundry detergent.

On Loudon Wainwright’s last tour he appeared at a college theater in some far south suburb. I didn’t go. I didn’t want to go farther south and I didn’t want to see Loudon Wainwright III appearing in a school theater.

In a recent interview Mandy Moore said she has started seeing a therapist.

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This is Loudon Wainwright III performing “Unrequited” —

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