Thursday, August 21, 2003

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

CNN has a portrait of Warren Zevon today, whose (what will most likely be his last) album will be released this coming Tuesday. A man who can put twisted and poignant in the same sentence, Zevon has written some of the best "story" songs of my generation. Werewolves of London, Lawyers Guns and Money, Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, Carmelita, Poor Poor Pitiful Me, to name a few, are enduring classics full of wit and intelligence. And they rock! I look forward to hearing his rendition of Dylan's Knockin' on Heaven's Door. He is also good friends with my literary hero, Hunter Thompson.

The album is titled Wind.

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