t’s been a while since I posted any of the interesting searches that happen here. Busy writing two books and editing another for a friend, writing new music, performing it in public for the first time, and generally trying to jump onto the way-too-fast merrygoround.
- Tahitian skies—Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler; one of my favorite recordings ever. Look; there’s a picture of it just to the right. Go buy it now!
- a water song—Water Song by Hot Tuna, commented on long ago
- e street bands pianist—the marvelously talented Roy Bittan
- hair was perfect—a line from Werewolves of London by the late multifarious Warren Zevon
arren ‘Werewolves of London’ Zevon left us last night at the age of 56.
Two excellent articles at CNN
Singer Warren Zevon dead at 56
Warren Zevon: Lessons in leaving—Rocker’s humor, life on display in VH1 documentary
Zevon lasted 9 months longer than the 3 the doctors gave him last August.
It was much too soon.
xcitable Boy Warren Zevon, 55, (“Werewolves of London”, “Excitable Boy”, “Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me”) was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer last month, according to a Reuters news release.
Zevon has collaborated with the Everly Brothers, R.E.M., and Jackson Browne, but his biting wit was best displayed in his solo works spanning the last 33 years. Warren is heading for the studio for a final recording session.
The same Reuters release says he will be “spending his remaining weeks with his two adult children, son Jordan and daughter Ariel.”