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
Warren Zevon’s Bright Twilight
I had the great fortune of getting an early advance of the new, fateful, final Warren Zevon CD, “The Wind.” Besides being a fan for over 25 years, we also met Zevon at the big Blogger Bash at Brian Linse’s…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 19, 2003 03:00 PM
Warren Zevon: Grandfather of Two, Father of The Wind
As most of you know, Warren Zevon announced last September that he was dying of lung cancer. He has handled life since with uncommon grace and good mordant humor, including an exceptional NY Times Magazine interview, and a profound but…
Posted in Blogcritics on June 13, 2003 04:40 PM
A good ending makes a good movie. Consider the deaths of the Columbia astronauts and the terminal illness of Warren Zevon.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 1, 2003 10:55 PM
Warren’s Bright Twilight
John Pareles has a very nice, sometimes touching interview-requiem-career overview of Warren Zevon in the NY Times Magazine. Much of the ground has been covered before, but Pareles has a priceless encounter with Bob Dylan: Dylan was in Los Angeles…
Posted in Blogcritics on January 27, 2003 10:13 AM
Martial Mix CD: Songs for our fightin’ troops
Our boys need some tunes to inspire them as they prepare for the coming liberation of Iraq. Here are my two dozen ideas for inclusion on a mix CD to send to your brother, son, sister or cousin heading off for duty in the Middle East.
Posted in Blogcritics on November 26, 2002 08:14 PM
Warren Zevon Tonight with Dave
Personal friend-o-Warren Brian Linse reminds us that tonight is Warren Zevon night on David Letterman, in fact the show is devoted to him. You can see a preview clip from the show here. Highlight: Dave – “Do you now know…
Posted in Blogcritics on October 30, 2002 10:37 PM
Warren Zevon on David Letterman
This is one to mark on your calendar and tape for posterity.
Posted in Blogcritics on October 21, 2002 02:07 PM
Hell is Only Half Full
There’s room for you and me . . . Warren Zevon has known from the start that hell is where they play rock & roll. In this, as well as in his romanticism, he resembles the great eighteenth century poet William Blake: “Good is the passive that obeys Reason. Evil is the active springing from Energy.”
Posted in Blogcritics on September 29, 2002 10:22 PM
Two From Tony
I haven’t talked about my excellent pal Tony Pierce for a while – bad move me. Today Tony has two wildly divergent pieces showing why he is a complex, unique guy. He reminds me of me in that regard, as…
Posted in Blogcritics on September 14, 2002 03:41 PM
Mr. Bad Example
In my most recent trip to Borders to sneak a listen to new music, I was overjoyed to see Warren Zevon’s My Ride’s Here still sitting up there. The record came out in May, but as usual with our homogenized…
Posted in Blogcritics on September 13, 2002 12:50 AM
Warren Zevon – The Excitable Boy
I am just the kind of person all celebrities should avoid and fear.
Posted in Blogcritics on September 12, 2002 01:58 PM
Warren Zevon Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer
This is terrible news, just in from Nancy Nall: Warren Zevon has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. We met Warren at the LA Blogger Bash at Brain Linse’s house in July. Both Dawn and I thought he was pretty…
Posted in Blogcritics on September 12, 2002 01:07 PM