Jul 30, 20089

I Know Youre Married

Martha Wainwright is the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III, who may be best known for the immortal Dead Skunk Lying In The Middle of The Road. (He also appeared in M*A*S*H during its 1974-5 season.) Martha’s album is I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too.

Some singers, on certain songs, immediately grab you and the song begins a part of your inner being. Holly Cole does it with Onion Girl, I Told Him My Dog Wouldn’t Run, and to some extent with Que Sera Sera. Audra MacDonald does it with I Won’t Mind, the Beatles, Dylan, and once in a while the Stones, did it too. Martha’s songs, while decent, don’t, to my mind, rise to that level.