Song of the Day, March 16: One Man Guy by Rufus Wainwright with Teddy Thompson and Martha Wainwright

Today’s song is One Man Guy by Rufus Wainwright with Teddy Thompson and Martha Wainwright. It is featured on Rufus’ brilliant second album, 2001’s Poses. Written by his father, Loudon Wainwright III, it’s a delightfully wry about the joys and pitfalls of self-sufficiency. Somewhat ironically, it is the one song on Poses that prominently features guest performers: Rufus’ sister Martha and close friend Teddy Thompson. Their intermingling harmonies are beautiful as they capture the youthful insolence of the lyrics. It’s clearly a favorite, cropping up in live shows in many different configurations. Enjoy this delightful song today.

Added bonuses!

  • A live version by Rufus, Teddy and Martha
  • Another live version, with Teddy’s sister Kami filling in for Martha

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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