The Swimming Song: Loudon Wainwright III

This just sounded happy to me.

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7 Comments on “The Swimming Song: Loudon Wainwright III”

  1. greg mpls Says:

    this has always been a survival and triumph song for me.
    great choice, once again.

    • Kat Says:

      Thanks, Greg
      I thought it a perfect song for today, and I’m glad it is one of your songs!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Loudon Wainwright on KTCC 🙂
    I’m a fan of his songs and music for decades and finally saw him live in 2003. I still regret that I couldn’t make it to his concert in my hometown in 1984 but at least it was broadcasted on TV later. Though I love nearly every song of Loudon Wainwright, in case of the Swimming song I prefer the McGarrigle Sisters cover off their first LP. The german cover by a local band (better known over here than the original song) is also done well and quite happy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57F4RGrIyh0
    Music makes the world a happier place. People can make it too as you wrote, but dangerous disoriented idiots can also be found anywhere. Just checked CNN, tanks on the empty streets of Boston is a strange sight.

    • Kat Says:

      Birgit,
      I did play his skunk song once but that was a while ago.

      I didn’t know the McGarrigles sang this. I’ll have to hunt it down. The German version is really fun to hear-lively and bright. y foot is tapping right along!

      Empty streets in Boston are strange enough, but I have never seen so many police and so many police cars ever. I can’t imagine how this guy can hide.

      Music is amazing. I can match any mood or even change any mood.

      We will never rid the world of dangerous idiots!

  3. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    This is one of my favorite songs, as you can imagine. One problem is some of the dangerous idiots are elected officials. Hope you enjoy this version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lktqrPDxMHw

    Waving,
    Lori


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