Songs about getting older, families and dying. Rueful as one reviewer put it, but full of humour too. There's a song all about the many and various drugs he has to take so he can " eat and sleep and crap and piss and (something) and breathe". There are lots of other wonderful lines on it, too, like "There's no shallow end in the family pool". Plus, a duet with (..deep breath) Dame Edna Everage (?!), "I Remember Sex". So, it's an album all about him, him, him, but it's rewarding and funny just the same.
I don't think Loudon III's reaction was especially liberal or supportive, was it? He may be 'accepting' now, but I bet that's he has more jealousy than pride about Rufus's greater commercial success than he's ever seen.
Many people watch soaps, many more immerse themselves in reality tv shows. Some of us just follow the antics of Les Wainwrights-McGarrigles, a display of family doings that has been going on for pushing forty years now. Does Martha still view her dad as a BMFA? Does Loudon III dandle Rufus's baby Lorca on his knee? Will Lorca's biological grandfather, Leonard Cohen, come round for dinner? Will sister Jane ever become Anna's regular singing partner? Was Jessica Tate really shot by that firing squad?