“I‘m sure there are plenty of great young songwriters working out there now and yes, I really hate them”. From a rather wonderful talk by Loudon Wainwright.
Jim White went to interview him once for the Independent, in Leeds, or somewhere like that. “Don’t you think that your songs are a little bit depressing about the war between the sexes?” he asked.
“Are you married, Jim?”
“And how long have you neen married?”
“Six months” [blushes shyly]
” Weeeeelll done! “
You have to love the man.