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“Little old lady got mutilated late last night; Werewolves of London again.” Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon Warren Zevon was such a talented songwriter. He was musical and he was literate. He was eloquent and he was deliciously dark. He … Continue reading
My music collection is built on the cornerstone of three albums that I bought during the last holiday I took with my parents. They were on vinyl, of course; CDs were still a few years away. I was at university … Continue reading
The Hammock Papers remind us that the great Warren Zevon was born this day in 1947. I’ve eaten at Lee Ho Fook’s. It was raining and yes, I had me a big dish of beef chow mein. No werewolves were … Continue reading
I can’t hear the continuing dreadful news coming from Veracruz without recalling the refrain from Warren Zevon’s song about the city: “Veracruz is dying.” The song comes from his 1978 album, Excitable Boy. There doesn’t seem to be any live … Continue reading
Because my blog has been a Warren-free zone for too long, here are a couple of great performances which neatly book-end his career. Mohammed’s Radio was an early classic performed here on the Old Grey Whistle Test with Jackson Browne: … Continue reading
“I went walking in the wasted city, Started thinking about entropy. Smelled the wind from the ruined river; Went home to watch T.V.” Warren Zevon (Run Straight Down) Zevon’s prescient lines (from 1989’s cyber-punk album, Transverse City) came to mind … Continue reading