Warren Zevon died yesterday. Steve Rhodes has the news here. He lived four times longer than was predicted when his cancer was announced a year ago (almost to the day) - that, and the amazing accomplishment that is his new album The Wind, amounts to a near-total victory over entropy. We have covered Warren and his struggle in some detail here. Please take some time to give a great singer-songwriter-personality-musician his due.
DIG (The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's internet radio station) has put up the transcript of an interview with Warren as a mark of respect on his passing.
Warren Zevon hastens down the wind, 1947-2003
Naturally, the "Excitable Boy" makes it onto mix CDs for all the young nephews. This song is like catnip for 10 year old boys.
Posted in Blogcritics on September 9, 2003 03:08 AM
Mater sent me an email to note that ">Warren Zevon has succumbed to cancer. It is pretty impressive that he lasted this long, since doctors gave him until last December to live. On Saturday, I bought his swansong The Wind,...
Posted in Blogcritics on September 8, 2003 01:16 PM
"The Wind" by Warren Zevon
Forget about his condition: Warren Zevon's last CD is a great work of rock and roll from a great musician.
Posted in Blogcritics on September 5, 2003 10:45 PM
Inside/Out: Warren Zevon
I saw the documentary last night on VH1. It was touching, powerful, and very sad. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's release of The Wind, but it's going to be 'difficult' listening. (First posted on Mark Is Cranky)...
Posted in Blogcritics on August 25, 2003 10:37 AM
Warren Zevon The Wind
A great profile of Warren Zevon, who is still alive even though he was given three months to live (I hope he asked for a second opinion and didn't pay the first doctor) in the New York Observer. He has...
Posted in Blogcritics on August 13, 2003 05:41 PM