Loudon Wainwright III - A Father & A Son
Father & Son
It’s almost unfair to post Loudon so often, but as he’s made a career out of mining the family archive and setting it to music, this may be his bead. History, LW3's twelfth studio album, was recorded following the death of Wainwright's father, Loudon Wainwright Jr., a columnist and editor for Life magazine.
Regarding his father's death and its influence on History, Wainwright stated that “ [the] whole record is about him and me, and his death, and the struggle with my own son - and so as far as reconciliation goes, I think when one or both of your parents dies, you realize you're in the batter's box. That's it: You're going to die. You get a taste of your own mortality, and you also are not as angry at them, at least after a while, and so maybe you do try to start to reconcile some things."
Given a recent observation (below) I am not entirely sure how successfully the reconciliation thing turned out, but who am I to judge?