Loudon Wainwright III is a legendary singer-songwriter who recently wrote a song about a dog. Before we get to that dog, let’s pause for a moment on Loudon. He’s released 22 studio albums, was the “singing surgeon” on M*A*S*H, and was tagged as one of the many “new Bob Dylans” that peppered the music magazines in the early ’70s. That’s for you older readers.
For our younger readers, Loudon is the father of musicians Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright.