Friday, May 25, 2012

Patt Morrison for Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

1-3 p.m.


1:06 - 1:39 - OPEN

1:41:30 - 1:58:30

Sing along with Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III sprung onto the scene in the late 1960s with a song about a squashed skunk ('Dead Skunk'), and he hasn't stopped creating since. Witty, satirical, incisive and emotionally powerful, Wainwright's music has fueled multiple generations, including (most recently) several Judd Apatow soundtracks. Wainwright describes his newest album, 'Older Than My Old Man Now,' as a memoir, and his expansive musical family is present in every song, from guest performances by Rufus and Martha (Wainwright's children), to heroes and peers like Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Chris Smither. One track - 'The Days That We Die' - even includes a recitation written by Wainwright's father, Loudon Wainwright, Jr., the former Life magazine columnist and editor. Wainwright III has his show on the road this summer, with two stops in Santa Monica. We were lucky enough to get him to agree to bring his guitar to our studio.


Loudon Wainwright III, musician, singer and songwriter


2:06 - 2:39 - OPEN

2:41:30 - 2:58:30

Buzz Bissinger reflects on raising his sons in new memoir, "Father's
H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger is a Pulitzer-prize winning author of four books - including the New York Times best-seller "Friday Night Lights," which has gone on to become a film and critically-acclaimed television show -
but his most difficult accomplishment might be raising his twin sons.Bissinger's sons were born three-and-a-half months premature in 1983. Gerry weighed one pound and 14 ounces, Zach weighed one pound and 11 ounces. They were the youngest male twins ever to survive at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia at that time.
The older twin, Gerry, is a graduate student from the University of Penn, and is preparing to become a teacher. But, younger brother Zach is a mentally-disabled savant - he's spent his life attending special schools and self contained classrooms. As Bissinger says, "he'll never drive a car, or kiss a girl, or live by himself. [He's] challenged by serious intellectual deficits but also blessed with rare talents: an astonishing memory, a dazzling knack for navigation, and a reflexive honesty which can make him both socially awkward and surprisingly wise." "Father's Day" follows Buzz and Zach on a road trip as they revisit all the places they've lived together in Zach's 24 years, but also revisit a father-son relationship that Buzz never felt was as strong as he should have had with his son Zach.


Buzz Buzzinger will be visiting Vroman's in Pasadena, tonight
(May 29) at 7:00 p.m.

Lauren Osen
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