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Fri Jan 6, 2012, 01:58 PM

Loudon Wainwright III song: Newt Gingrich is Running For Prez



Just discovered this. I believe Loudo has updated a version of this song that he wrote when Gingrich was speaker, called "Newt Gingrich is Running the Town," which appears in his new box set.

Loudo is the best. Pity I couldn't share this before the holidays, as it is (sort of) set to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

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Reply Loudon Wainwright III song: Newt Gingrich is Running For Prez (Original post)
Chiyo-chichi Jan 2012 OP
Jack Rabbit Jan 2012 #1
rfranklin Jan 2012 #2
Chiyo-chichi Jan 2012 #4
Jack Rabbit Jan 2012 #5
no_hypocrisy Jan 2012 #3

Response to Chiyo-chichi (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:05 PM

1. Isn't he the teenage commedian who used to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show?

I date myself; Jack Rabbit is a gray hare.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:12 PM

2. My favorite "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road..."

 

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:53 PM

4. I don't think so.

He's always been a musician as far as I know. He's a truly great songwriter whose songs are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant.

Yes, he had a hit with "Dead Skunk" in '73 and was on M*A*S*H. He was also the priest in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the gynecologist in Knocked Up (for which he also wrote the music), and was on Judd Apatow's TV show, Undeclared.

I've been a fan since I first saw him on David Letterman's morning show in the summer of 1980.

Oh, and his father was a well-known columnist & editor at LIFE Magazine.

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Response to Chiyo-chichi (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 05:22 PM

5. You're right

The teenage comedian I was recalling was apparently London Lee, who apparently was 29 at the time he was a "teenage" comedian.

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Response to Chiyo-chichi (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 03:01 PM

3. He also had a small bit part on M*A*S*H* on CBS.

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