Wainwright Compiles Political Songs

Satiric singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III's upcoming

Social Studies (July 13) collects political material he's written

throughout the 1990s for the television news show "Nightline" and National

Public Radio. The disc finds him tackling such cultural figures as O.J.

Simpson, Tonya Harding and Sen. Jesse Helms, as well as phenomena such

as the Y2K computer glitch. Wainwright -- father of singer Rufus

Wainwright -- is also filming a singing and acting role for the

upcoming Sandra Bullock movie "28 Days."