Shiver-me-timbers-and-blow-the-man-down but I can be one dumb motherf*ck sometimes. Here I'd been resisting listening to MARTHA WAINWRIGHT's sophomore CD, I KNOW YOU'RE MARRIED BUT I'VE GOT FEELINGS TOO, because I'd never been all that impressed with her much-ballyhooed work with FAIRPORT CONVENTION and husband RICHARD THOMPSON.
So, you see, what I'd been doing was... I'd been confusing Martha Wainwright (a 32-year-old Canadian-American) with LINDA THOMPSON (a 60-year-old Brit). I mean, how the hell is that even possible?
Well... I can only defend myself by hook and by crook (a flow-chart might also be helpful): Martha Wainwright is the daughter of LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III (61; American) and KATE McGARRIGLE (62; Canadian). These two were apparently friends -- back in the day -- with Linda and Richard (59; Brit) Thompson. Loudon & Kate have a singer-songwriter son (RUFUS WAINWRIGHT; 34; Canadian-American). Richard & Linda also have a singer-songwriter son (TEDDY THOMPSON; 32; Brit). Rufus & Teddy were friends (until Rufus went to rehab). Like Rufus, Teddy has a singer-songwriter sister (KAMILA THOMPSON; 26; Brit). In 2004, Rufus Wainwright appeared in the film "The Aviator" (as "Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #1") with Leonardo DiCaprio. In 2002, Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in the film "Catch Me if You Can" with Tom Hanks. In 1995, Tom Hanks appeared in the film "Apollo 13" with Kevin Bacon. And there you have it. Endgame. Amen. Hallelujah. Yahtzee!
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From the LP I KNOW YOU'RE MARRIED BUT I'VE GOT FEELINGS TOO, 2008 >>>
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